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Bedside Water Glass

Martha Stewart Living, September 2002

You don't need carafes and matching tumblers to provide overnight guests with water. Simply fill a tall, narrow glass, and cover it with a shorter, wider tumbler to keep out dust. Set the glasses on a small tray on the nightstand to catch any drips. Houseguests can flip over the top glass and pour themselves water or sip directly from the taller glass.

Comments (10)

  • 22 Mar, 2009

    Perfectly simple yet thoroughly elegant!

  • 6 Aug, 2008

    The two-glasses idea is smart!

  • 3 Aug, 2008

    We live with several dogs, and filled water glasses get knocked over or end up with fur floating in them. I use a recycled sparkling water bottle (they come in pretty colors such as green or blue). After removing the label and running through the dishwasher, I fill it with water and place next to the bed with a small glass.

  • 1 Apr, 2008

    I have tons of water pitchers and so I just use one partially filled and set aside glasses for guests. I also like to provide something more, like Orangina or (to my father-in-law's pleasure) a small decanter of Scotch.

    Per Connie's suggestion of chocolate, I agree! A snack or two for your guests is a good idea, so they don't feel rude checking the kitchen for a midnight snack. I recently found a GREAT lavender-infused milk chocolate that works great for just such a thing. :)

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    Good Idea. I normally provide my guests with the choice of tea or something hot in the winter before they go to bed. Definetely put chocolate

  • 28 Dec, 2007

    Great Idea! The only thing I would add would be a piece of rich, creamy, CHOCOLATE, everyone needs at least one bite before bed to have sweet dreams!

  • 8 Dec, 2007

    It`s a nice idea....

  • 11 Nov, 2007

    bottled water in a pretty basket along with a nice bar of soap, an extra tooth brush and toothpaste, a duplicate front door key make my guests happy.

  • 9 Nov, 2007

    What a wonderful idea!

  • 8 Nov, 2007

    Much nicer than a water bottle