Recently, while traveling and trolling different blog sites, I found this picture and a light bulb went off. The next time I have a dinner party, I'm filling the center of the table with candles in mason jars.
I love mason jars (actually old jars of any kind) and use them as our everyday-ordinary-extraordinary glassware. They're inexpensive (read: cheap), clear substantial glass (read: they just don't break), and you know that when you need to drink a pint that's what you get (unless you go expansive and use the larger sized jars). Love this idea - thanks, blog world.