Whether you want to impress your guests or take it with you, tap water's presentation vessels have gotten a lot sexier these days. Perhaps it's the refreshing knowledge of drinking local water. Or maybe we are all just getting in touch with the style-mavens inside. Either way, tap water and glass are teaming up to make a stylish and sustainable comeback. From bold new statements to vintage reused pieces, here are stylish and eco-friendly ways to spruce up the tap water in your life.1 Sport Glass Water Bottle: Clip it. Carry it. Drink it. My personal favorite water bottle for on the go, this is easy to carry and let's me drink a fresh glass of water every time. These bottles are made of glass with a Plastic #5 top, the same number plastic used for food products due to the body of science supporting it as the safest of plastics on the market. Best of all, these are easy to carry, grip, and can withstand a few falls without breaking. Amber wrote a great review of these water bottles!
2 Tap Water Bottle: Who doesn't love some sweet, filtered, local tap water? These sassy and fun tap water bottles originate from Toronto, Canada. There is a 9 oz for easy transport around town and a 17 oz to decorate your table and remind your guests that tap is always 'in'. Tap Water Bottle company offers these at stores throughout North America as well as online for $10 and $12 Canadian dollars respectively.
3 Vintage Milk & Juice Jugs: Why let the milkman's favorite jug go to waste? Vintage glass containers have stood the test of time. From vintage milk jugs with raised cow emblems to sweet juice carafes with fruit designs, these will freshen up your table setting. Scour garage sales and estate sales to find truly vintage pieces or check out Anchor Hocking for newer versions of these classics.
4 Ye Olde Mason Jar: The old Mason jar is a wonder of many uses. From lanterns to vases, these are great to have around. They also make great on the go water containers! Inexpensive and handy, these jars can be plentiful at garage sales and canning-friendly areas.
5 Cheap & Reusable In a Re-Nest Good Question, a reader asked about cost-effective reusable glass containers and fellow writers and readers came up with a slew of good answers. Among the favorites were SLOM bottles from IKEA and old beer bottles with a push cap.
So there you have it, a few ways to bring tap water back into your life the sexy and sustainable way. Now I'm sure you all have your own crafty ways of bringing tap back, so feel free to share the local water love with all of us.
(Images: Tap Water Bottle, Lifefactory Reusable Glass Water Bottles, Warren Glassworks, Holly Chapel Flowers)