I really like the convenience of keeping silverware in mason jars or silverware caddies in general.
You can take your whole silverware collection and plop it down in the middle of the dinner table. Help yourself!
This photo originates from a dutch household. In America, the closest things I could find to this type of basket are the baskets and silverware caddies from Shabby Cottage.
Update: A reader sends in this Antique Wire Caddy with Milk Bottles, which looks almost exactly like the picture! You could stuff it with your own mason jars, or even use the excellent vintage milk bottles it comes with.