Antique chippy-paint bird cage in faded blue-green is a great accent piece for your cottage home. I found this one in Asheville, cleaned it up, and pried off the bottom. I put a big, showy begonia in it, and it looks great.
Antique mustache cups in like-new condition would make a great gift for your friend with a well-tended mustache. They are just over 3" high and 3" across with ceramic 'stache protectors inside the lip.