Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nostalgic Nightstand Ideas

This is what I get to begin and and each of my days with...well in terms of decor, that is...Phil is also usually always there now. But one of the great things about being married is that there is his side of the bed and there is my side of the bed. I not only think my nightstand is gorgeous, but it also holds a lot of meaning for me. I truly believe that when you begin your day with a reminder of the things that are most important to you, you set yourself up for better, fuller days.

It is so easy to let these spaces get filled up with random things; half read books, nightly medications, used tissues, charging cell phones, to do lists I say clear all that out, when your environment is better organized it will be much more relaxing, relaxation = a clear mind, and a clear mind=better sleep! Find just a couple of things that have a lot of meaning for you. and fill in with other items that bring you joy. A great place to start is a photograph. Put it in a frame that is fitting to hold such a treasured keepsake and build around that. For me, I actually began with my dried bridal bouquet and the silk flower I had worn in my hair. I loved my bouquet when it was fresh and it has a different but equal beauty now that is is dry, and I am so glad I chose a silk flower, I will have it forever.

 Soon after we got our wedding photos back and it was at that point that I began to take picture frames much more seriously and I fell in love with silver. I found this great frame on sale at Pottery Barn. Always check sale bins. There is a timeless romance that goes along with a black and white photo in a silver frame. I love it.

The clock was a wedding gift, but also points to the past, present and future. The brushed finish of the lamp compliments the polished silver nicely and also provides great light for bedtime reading or journaling. We found these at JC Penny. I couldn't be more pleased. I hope you find inspiration in you own life and in your own home, and if you do I would love for you to share it with me!


  1. I love your nightstand - mine is totally the one with half-read books:) Feel free to come over and redesign some of my spaces:)

    1. Whatever I can do, it would be so much fun, plus I would get to hang out with you! Let me know if you have something jn mind! Thanks Rachel!