I came across some interesting ideas in Country Home: The Decorating Issue (Sept. 2006), which I think I've read before. Those pet ideas were familiar, but I don't recall mentioning putting pet and kids' pictures onto clear, static-cling plastic decals that you put on clear glass jars. (I put those kind of decals--that I bought at craft shows--onto windows also.) Apparently you can have them made at xerox.com or copy centers. I would like to do that. I may have mentioned making a pet bed out of a suitcase, but how do you keep the top up? And I do not advocate cutting holes in old wooden chairs to set dog bowls in. Nor do I think you should put antlers on the floor--points up!
There's an interesting way to display rocks in one photo in that issue--pile them on a round table. (These are round and oval rocks.) Interesting. And if you want to, you can put all your old wine corks in a goblet. There's a good idea in an old issue of Country Living (November 2005): put pumpkins and gourds in window boxes or long planters.
And in an old issue of Southern Living (January 2008), I read about Messies Anonymous. The founder of that group, Sandra Felton, got tired of her clutter one day after having to clean up a mess (old water-soaked newspapers). One of her books on the subject is Organizing Magic.
In an article on kitchen ideas, there's a photo of a vented bin for produce (onions, etc). that doesn't need to be refrigerated. They slide into open shelves. Frankly, I would never put them into shelves--especially low ones such as those pictured--because I've had to clean out bins of rotted potatoes and onions. I will always remember a big pull-open bin full of rotten potatoes that I had to clean out--working at someone's house. There were fruit flies involved, as I recall.
[By the way, I pick up old magazines now and then at the library and garage sales because I'm always interested in new and useful ideas.]