Friday, January 8, 2010

Spilling the Beans

We are expecting several inches of snow tonight and into tomorrow and was intentionally staying put at home w/ a cozy fire and doing a few projects to unclutter our lives. One of them was cleaning out our pantry. I came across some amazingly wonderful smelling coffee beans I purchased a long time ago and totally forgot about. They were expensive little beans and I hated to toss them, but also didn't exactly find the grinding and consuming of them appealing either.

I remembered an idea that solved this dilema! Viola, a beautiful centerpiece for these cold winter months that would give me "that smell" and not waste the beans! Using just about any glass container from mason jars, to interesting shaped vases you fill the container up approx. 1/2 to 2/3 of the way with the beans and place a candle right smack dab in the middle. You can also add flowers, but my favorite is the candle as the heat from the flame triggers the aroma of the beans to come alive.

You can get really creative and use a larger container filling it with multiple candles and you might feel like you are sipping a latte in Starbucks! :) ahhhh these frigid winter days are quite nice when you can curl by the fire and enjoy the moment.

If you're in the mood for some more inspiring Winter ideas get your fill right here!


Melissa Fischer said...

What a great idea! I don't actually like to drink coffee, but I do enjoy the aroma of really good coffee. Thanks for the idea!

Dominique said...

That's a great idea. You have a good eye.