When Maggie stopped overnight with us before our early start for Salzburg, I wanted to leave her a drink of water beside her bed. But I do not have a fancy carafe. There are some lovely ones out there on the market
I couldn’t afford either of these two, costing around £50 and £40
Or these at £30 and £20 [I wish we had Crate and Barrel in the UK!]
Desperation, and a look in the cupboards led to inspiration. I took my IKEA Ensidig vase [£1] and put an IKEA glass [50p] on top. It looks almost as stylish, and does the job beautifully. You probably have two pieces of glassware you could put together like this.
*Old joke - it is alleged that when Napoleon boarded the ship taking him to exile on Elba, he said to the naval officer by the gangplank…
“A l’eau, c’est l’heure”