Anthropologie (one of my favorite stores) acts as an inspiration for creative conversation starters.
This is a LOT of corks. But if you are anything like me (and I pitty your roomies if you are), then you have bags of corks (and bottle tops *ahem* VER, and jars *ahem* Dylan.....) Or perhaps you can have a small get together with your BFF and 500 bottles of wine.....just saying.
And how 'bout this cute colorful mug with a little Jade plant? Keep your eye out at thrift stores and antique stores for fun little finds like this.