We went out for a special summer dinner a few weeks back at a sweet little restaurant on Shelter Island called The Vine Street Cafe. While we've blogged them before, this time we found a new idea: using thick outdoor lamp glass covers combined with sand to hold candles. These are the things that screw up into front door lamp fixtures.
Strong and durable, the glass is hardware store inexpensive, the right height and allows the glow of the candle to shift and glow through the density and ripples of the glass. It's casual. It's beachy. It's DIY. How nice and easy would this be up on a Manhattan rooftop or on the beach?