In my art studio and about the house, I store drawing pencils by the dozens in empty cups and short drinking glasses. I call the receptacles "quivers." Does anyone else use the term, or something better?
Yes, I like the idea of quivers and of pencils being like arrows
I suppose the generic term I use is pen pots (they generally contain pencils and pens), though if I had to name my five receptacles individually, I'd call them: (1) ex-shop-display stand for holding pencils; (2) planter; (3) big tub that used to have a Ritzenhoff mug in it; (4) small tub that used to have incense cones in it; and (5) bottom half of an old coffee canister.