Your grandmother's heirlooms shouldn't be destined for a dusty box just because you don't own a china cabinet. Place them on an open shelving display. Arrange the pieces by color so that they appear as a collection, even if they are not.
Replacing food packaging with containers allows your snacks to become part of your decor when you don't have a pantry. Toss empty boxes and bags into the orderly recycling bins tucked underneath.
An assortment of spices disguised in adorable tins would make even the most kitchen-shy novice a little curious. A little countertop herb garden could only add to the charm of this minimalist space.
If wall space is at a premium, install glass shelving in front of a window. As long as you contain the area to glassware, there is little interruption of your sightline to the outdoors.