Let me step on the shoulders of giants, and inform you that a "bibelot" (pronounced bee b low or bee b loh) is a small decorative object. A classier word than tchotchke, it evokes images of small tables covered with tiny silver and crystal Swarowski objects... maybe even small porcelain items. A bibelot needs not to be kitsch.

Apparently the etymology boils down to the Latin word bellus, an adjective meaning "beautiful" (through French).