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)

Martha Stewart Member
March 22, 2009
Perfectly simple yet thoroughly elegant!
Martha Stewart Member
August 6, 2008
The two-glasses idea is smart!
Martha Stewart Member
August 3, 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.
Martha Stewart Member
April 1, 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. :)
Martha Stewart Member
February 25, 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
Martha Stewart Member
December 28, 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!
Martha Stewart Member
December 8, 2007
It`s a nice idea....
Martha Stewart Member
November 11, 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.
Martha Stewart Member
November 9, 2007
What a wonderful idea!
Martha Stewart Member
November 8, 2007
Much nicer than a water bottle