There's a bit of a steam punk revolution going on in Brian Carlisle's "junky garage". The crafty fellow has made an art out of turning unwanted wares and scrap metal into beautiful birdhouses with an antique charm.
One of my favorite things in the universe: blue Ball jars (with original tops of course). You can use them for drinking, just for looks, vases, turn them into solar lamps, use them for desserts. They're awesome!