Why spend money on vases, tupperware, fragile drinking glasses, kimchi crocks, or crappy plastic storage jars when I already have a hundred mason jars of every size in the pantry? I can food with them primarily, but they are excellent for holding other things too. I’ve always used them like this because it’s practical. Maybe the “rustic trend” caught on because people are tired of paying inflated prices for crappy specialized items when something ordinary will do just fine! My old scratched up furniture is now considered attractive too, I can’t complain about that.