Friday, November 09, 2012

What's On YOUR Bed Side Table??????




I have a dear dear friend who is one of the most thoughtful people I know.
 She painted a table for me to go beside my bed. 
She transported it from TN to NC.

All because she cares about me.

That in itself is a blessing.

BUT....

the table is BIG.

(Have always loved my mom's big, bedside table!)

I love the size of the table but I have no idea how to decorate it.

Sooooooooo

What is on YOUR bedside table????


13 comments:

3 Peanuts said...

It is so pretty! That is a sweet friend. Hope you are all feeling better there!!!

I have a lamp and tons of books. The Power of a praying Parent has been on my bedside table for 15 years and will probably be til the day I die. I also have a few cherished photos in small frames, a pretty hand lotion and lip balm, reading glasses ad sometimes a vase of flowers. My table is not that big but I have posted it on my log once (cause it was so messy!)

hugs,
Kim

debi said...

Candle, photo of my Dad, photo of my husband and a devotional....all things that give me comfort!

Hugs, can't wait to see what you decide!

malbsure said...

I'm looking over at my bedside table and I see my phone, a lamp, a candle, and a box of Kleenex for starters. Then usually, I might add a vase of flowers, a picture frame displaying a favorite photo and a decorative basket or container to hold/hide the remote. Aso, my book of the moment and my iPad. Fills up fast. Love that table. You've got me thinking I need a larger table!

Anonymous said...

I went in to look at my bedside table and this is what I found....
Lamp, Sarah Young Devotional Book, Bobble Head Minnie Mouse that grandaughter 'K' gave me when she was 8 years (17 yrs now)because I was sick in bed and she wanted to cheer me up, clock radio, small basket for glasses, tv remote and ceiling fan remote, fav pic of me and Dad, beaded coaster grandaughter 'M' made, hand lotion in pretty bottle, book I am reading (Tuesdays with Morrie) My table is also large....
Also a bottle of water finds a place there at night..My security.
And also my cell phone at night...Mom

Kellie said...

Love it Nonny!
I would go with a large base lamp, a chunky vertical picture frame and then a horizontal frame in front of that one. You could possibly find some pretty bookends and have your books actually sitting up opposite the vertical picture frame on the other side of your lamp. My aunt is a decorator and she always says you have to have an ODD number of accessories. Also in leiu of the bookends you could get a clear vase and put fake white tulips or sticks. She also says every room needs something natural. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to decorate! That table is a blank canvas....oh and you could always get a piece of glass cut and put black and white snapshots under the glass. My college roomie's mom did that on her large bedside table. Some from several generations and of course current ones too! Can't wait to see finished product...i Know it will be fabulous! Kellie

carolinagirl said...

It's beautiful!

I have a bedside lamp with a pull chain to turn off instead of a knob.

I have a small handcarved wooden box and an alarm clock. I also have the Bible and a few issues of Coastal Living.

Just before bed I bring in a Tervis of ice water because you don't need a coaster and the ice will still be in there at least 4 hours later as well as my La Mer lip balm!

:)

Would have loved to have seen you at Disney too!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Gorgeous table! I have all the things mentioned above plus pens and paper, little bowl for jewelry and a pair of socks. Cold feet make it hard to sleep so I keep a pair within reach.

dee said...

A lamp, tissues, clock, Cetaphil 😊, Bible, more books than I can read....

Bacardi Mama said...

A reading lamp, a phone, an alarm clock, lotion, books, reading glasses and a picture of my family.

Teeter said...

Love the table. I have a lamp, an alarm clock, cell phone, eye gel drops, and a half-empty glass of whatever it was that I got up at 2am to fix, and sometimes whatever book I'm currently reading. It's almost too utilitarian. :) Post a picture of yours when you get it just right and inspired me to make a change.

Sue said...

Well, I have a fairly large table I thought, but yours is lovely. My lamp hangs on the wall, I always put swing arm lamps by my bed, so I don't even have a lamp on my table. But, I do have my morning devotional basket that is fairly large, another stack of books with my favorite Christmas potpourri on top, hand lotion, a back scratcher :-), a box of kleenex in a decorative container and another bowl of potpourri and a small thing of scented oil with the sticks in it. Can you tell I like things that smell good next to me? And at various times I have a few remotes too, although they live on my husbands table. I wish I had room for pics of the grands, I think you will be able to do that!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Yes that was one house and you only see half of it...We had 800 pictures

a new house tonight.....

love you

merirobin said...

wow what an amazing friend! LOL!
Okay starting with the red lamp...we are going to have to find you some kind of unique shade that is a little out of your comfort zone. then lots of framed pics, various frames and sizes. And then maybe a long pic on a stand thingy...and thne of course some kind of organized container to hold all of the random bedtime stuff we like beside our bed! Looking for a shade!