The little pointy antique looking things are floral "frogs". They go in the bottom of a vase, and you stick your flower stems in them. I use them for card display, you can easily prop a card in between the points and display your cards on cake plates or shelves. I paid .50 cents for the small frog and a dollar for the larger one.
I ended up purchasing the Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Dies from Ellen Hutson and am just starting to play around with them. I have some ideas brewing that I have started on that I'll show you tomorrow night. I have SO many projects going right now, I need a play day so I can complete everything! I still have some stuff to post from last week that I was using the soldering gun on. Soon, very soon! :)