When you're out thrifting, don't pass over any vintage soda bottles that you might see. You know that they are at nearly every place you frequent, and you probably pass them over every time in favor of searching for the thing that you're REALLY looking for. BUT look what you can do with them:
THIS is what I do with mine. I line these beauties up like little soldiers on my kitchen windowsill all year. The sun shines through them and they are beautiful in their own right. They remind me of times gone by when people used to sit on their porches and drink RC Colas and eat Moon Pies. (Note to Self: Secure an RC Cola bottle for windowsill.)
When Spring rolls around, they provide the perfect opportunity to root cuttings and hold a flower or two. The bottle on the end is currently holding a philodendron cutting and the one in the middle is serving as a vase for a Gerbera daisy.
This is just a photo of what my window looks like today, but imagine these beauties with a Gerber in each one. So bring a little retro flair into your kitchen with this idea. You'll be glad you did.