I love things that have dual function. While our house isn't small nor is it big either, I hate decorative items that have form and no function. This is why I love this Apothecary Jar, which is actually a water dispenser. I just hide the spout when I display it on the mantel.
Apothecary Jar filled with corks.
When I have a party I take it down and rinse and put in beverage. Yay, for double duty.
I've seen these jars everywhere, such as ZGallerie and Costco. I purchased mine at Cost Plus. During the holidays, it usually goes on sale for 20 dollars. If you are part of their rewards program they email 10 off 30 coupons, which makes it even a better deal.