To dream of things sitting on a counter represents possibilities or experiences that are always available to you. It may also represent an experience that is being offered to you. Alternatively, it may reflect beliefs or experiences that you feel are more important than anything else.
To dream of putting something on represents an interest in experiencing something right now. It may also reflect beliefs, feelings, or experiences that you are currently choosing for yourself.
To dream of an empty represents a lack of interest or lack of options. You may not be interested in doing something or are having a hard time being convinced that something is important.