~ Bottle Collection ~My Great Aunt use to have a glass shelf in her Kitchen window and she placed several colored bottles there. I had a elderly neighbor as a child that said the bottles you root things in should always be colored bottles, she believed the darker tints were more cohesive of an atmosphere to root in. I always root in antique colored glass bottles.
A collection of glass vases is a stylish way to display seasonal flowers. See Kate of Centsational Style's picks here: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/centsational-style/2013/04/12/bottled-up/?socsrc=bhgpin041513glassvases