Directly from Martha to me:
To create this illuminating centerpiece, place a glass vase inside another that is slightly larger (secure them with floral adhesive), and then pour tinted water in between them. Pillar candles are best for this project; not only are they pretty, but their weight will further anchor the interior vase. For added light play, make a series of these centerpieces in different shades of the same hue (a few extra drops of food coloring will yield the desired contrast).
I am desperately in need of a party. Anyone up for a luncheon? I wanna decorate. I want good food and friends. Let's celebrate something. Anything.