Here's an easy everyday luxury that I have to share: the glass carafe.
I bought the classic "Full Litre" above for about $5 at World Market. How could I pass it up! It is an obvious staple for wine or water at the dinner table, and I find myself using it more and more just for myself. Whether I'm holing up in my home office for a few hours or watching a movie, it's such a convenience to have a carafe of fresh water at an arms reach.
It's hard enough to resist any fleur de lis, but pink too!?!
Only $28, this one dresses up any table and everyday dinnerware.
Another classic design and reasonable buy ($25), La Rochere's French Bee Carafe provides instant charm.
This would be my splurge at $50. It's coined the "Bedside Carafe" and is so handy with its included top/drinking glass. What a great way to spoil guests (or yourself) as they head to to bed with this pretty hand-etched vessel.
The Contemporary version of the Bedside Carafe. Priced well at $19.95 I would love to fill this with mouth wash and use it in a bathroom. It's much prettier than the plastastic container from the drug store, and would make each rinse that much more refreshing in the morning.
Gotta love form and function!