It's good manners, in my opinion, to put a carafe of water out on the dinner table when you have guests — and it's just plain healthy any other time as well. I find I drink a lot of water at dinner, provided there's a carafe of cool, refreshing water near to hand. Here are five carafes I like, from inexpensive to splurgy, starting with this new little number from IKEA. Isn't the top charming?
I love the message on this sassy bottle from ModCloth.
A more rustic pitcher from Crate & Barrel, one that easily doubles as a sangria carafe for your summer parties.
A sly play on plastic bottles, rendered in glass.
And a pricey but beautiful ceramic flask from Mud, who always makes such lovely things.
Do you put water out on the table at dinner? Do you have a favorite bottle?