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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nightstand Styling and Keeping it Real!

Welcome friends to Natasha In Oz! I'm so glad you stopped by to say G'Day today. I hope you will have time to stay for a cuppa.

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Last week Marty posted about her friend who stages homes for a custom builder and she posted lots of great pictures of her beautifully "staged" kitchen. Looking at all of her pictures inspired me to do a bit of staged decorating around our home so I thought I would start with my nightstand.

A beautiful friend gave me these darling little vases for my birthday so I added some tiny roses to tie in with the pink rose embroidery on the tissue box cover.

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The vases are sitting on a linen doily that I found in an Antique market a while ago. I bought 2 of them for $2.

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I also added a beautiful Waterford crystal clock to my nightstand vignette. It was a wedding gift.

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The lamp shade and base are from Laura Ashley and the base is made of solid brass.

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The tissue box cover comes from Ireland. We bought it in Ireland at the Blarney Woolen Mills.

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And here is the finished vignette!

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It doesn't look this pretty all the time, though, I assure you!
Normally it looks like this.....messy.....

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I always seem to be drinking tea in my bedroom! Hubby is so sweet and brings me a cup most mornings...

always served in our Spode Blue Italian china and always Yorkshire tea.

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I always have a photo of my kids and my hand cream on my nightstand. 

I haven't forgotten about a photo of sweet hubby...our wedding picture is hanging on the wall right near our bed!

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This is the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning!

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I always have magazines in the drawers, on the nightstand, on the floor, under the bed....

I am magazine nut!

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Thank you for inspiring me to do a bit of a tidy up of my nightstand Marty! I know it won't stay this lovely for too long but I had fun doing it.

If you have time please also go and check out the blog I share with my sisters, 3 Sisters, 365. My sister Holly has posted a picture of the most amazing collection of tea cups that I have ever seen! They have been displayed in a most creative and unusual way....wait 'til you see it!

Thanks so much for visiting today and for spending time with me today in my little corner of the world Down Under! I love meeting new friends from all over the world and I am so grateful for all of the friends I have made through blogging. Thank you to the sweet people who have signed up to follow me too! If I haven't come by to follow you yet please let me know and I will be there quick smart! If you have time please also leave a comment to let me know you have come to visit-reading your comments makes my day!

Best wishes for a beautiful day,
Natasha In Oz 
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47 comments:

  1. Wonderful Natasha..beautiful post..yay! gorgeous!
    Kiki~

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  2. Isn't it great the inspiration we get in blog land! Love the cup and saucer. Nest to my bed is always overflowing with magazines too!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Hi Natasha,
    What a wonderful post! Love your Spode teacup and how nice of your hubby to bring you tea in bed! You and your hubby are a cute couple! Hubby and I celebrate our anniversary this week which I will likely post about later. Thank you for sharing and thanks for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. Hope you have a beautiful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Oh I love your linen mats! $2 for Two??? Wow, that's amazing.
    I think we like a lot of the same stuff.

    PS actually I love that CS Lewis quote - and I totally agree with him!
    x

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  5. I love your blue and white Spode tea cup and saucer! How nice that your hubby brings you a cup in the morning. That is so sweet.
    Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  6. Those little vases are precious on your nightstand.

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  7. Beautiful teacup, Natasha! Also love the photos of you and your husband and your children and your bedside table looks great. Those are darling little vases!
    Beth

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  8. Hi Natasha! Oh your night stand looks so pretty! Love the touch of the real roses and the tissue cover is so lovely! Now, honey, I'm so glad you're a real person showing your night stand the way it usually is. You know what? Mine looks like yours! I live on my night stand.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. haha! my night table looks a bit like the "before" shot, too, many times...I try to put the things away but then I forget to use them!
    Have a beautiful week!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  10. Natasha, I am sitting here smiling! My night stand looks just like your before picture...includes all the same items, although coffee instead of tea and just a mug! Going to need to pull out my tea cups! My magazines are in the same spot and our wedding picture on the same wall!!
    I love how you added the roses to your night stand! Your tea cup is so beautiful! Sweet post...so happy you shared the before and after with us :)
    Have a wonderful week!!
    Wendy

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  11. I absolutely love that lampshade!

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  12. Lovely post. I haven't had tea in bed for.......your husband is sweet to bring you some in the morning.

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  13. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I love jazzying up a little space with beautiful things - especially if I'm able to find them around the house or better yet, they are items purchased on a memorable trip to somewhere wonderful like Ireland. Ciao, bella!

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  14. Hi! This is my first teacup tuesday...and so far I think it is fun! Your hubby is a keeper.

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  15. You have a beautiful home and I love your accents. ;)

    Roeshel

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  16. I love your wedding photo - you look adorable...

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  17. Hi Natasha, That wedding photo is just lovely. Oh to be young and have elastic skin again when I look at my wedding photos!!xx

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  18. another enchanting visit to your sweet
    home. that was so sweet of you to tell
    us that your lovely nightstand isn't
    always so neat.

    i was just thinking, "how does she keep
    everything so tidy?" i have towers of
    books beside my bed that are always
    threatening to topple over.

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  19. Natasha, your night stand looks frilly and feminine and how lovely that your DH brings you a cup of tea in the morning.
    Thanks for stopping by HFTS and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it. Not certain if Evening Primrose would grow down your way, but it's worth a try. They are lovely!
    I'm off to see those amazing tea cups . . .

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  20. I have really enjoyed spending some time with you .. lovely post

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  21. great vignette! lately i've been very taken by vignettes too and can't wait to make one of my own. thanks for sharing!

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi Natasha Sorry did not get to blog and visit Sunday song catch my blog and you will know why. Loved this blog off to work now

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  23. Lovely Natasha. I loved how you posted the 'messy' nightstand picture as well as the neat and orderly one. One thing I really miss about Australia is the magazines, I am a magazine nut too! I do read magazines here, but there are certain Aussie ones I miss.

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  24. Dear Natascha.i always be glad that it is thuesday....than we drink our tea together !! nice moment.......i enjoy !!

    Have a good happy week ! and thanks for share,................hugs from me......

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  25. Stopping from SITS! What a pretty look. It is so clean and crisp.

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  26. Your nightstand looks very nice, and what a considerate hubby!

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  27. Good morning Natasha, your night stand looks so sweet. I love the new look. However, I am fine with the old look too. It is a sign that you live there with your darling tea cup and delicious tea. Your wedding pic is lovely. Handsome and beautiful couple!!!

    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  28. I was over at 365 before coming here and immediately thought of you when I saw the teacups.

    I loved the fun you had with your bedside table today Natasha.

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  29. Love the pretty cup and saucer and what a sweet hubby to bring you your cup of tea in the morning!!
    Debbie

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  30. Oh Natasha, isn't it fun to rearrange things once in a while. Your nightstand is gorgeous with your beautiful linens. Love the scarf and the tissue cover is just stunning. What a beautiful momento of your trip. The roses in the three vases are so pretty and I'm crazy about that lamp and shade. Gorgeous. How sweet of your DH to bring you tea. That is perfect. The picture of the children and your wedding picture are both so pretty. I love to see pictures of loved ones. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is such fun. Hugs, Marty

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  31. We're having a Victorian Tea Party, on Mother's Day and you're invited! Come see!

    cielo

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  32. Hi Natasha!

    A beautiful teacup. Those little vases are adorable!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  33. Ah, I'm proud that the lovely tissue-box cover comes from Ireland! The styled nightstand is lovely.

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  34. Hi Natasha,

    Nice to meet you! I didn't participate this week. Lovely nightstand. What a sweet couple you and hubby are. Gorgeous wedding picture.

    Debbie

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  35. What a lovely, restful room! And your hubby is a doll for bringing you the first cup of the day :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  36. Natasha,
    Enjoy visiting with you...lovely night stand....Have a wonderful day..Katherinellen

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  37. Pretty one like it. Happy 2nd time around. My first....

    Mine is here

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  38. Oh my goodness, you've BEEN to IRELAND?!! I can only imagine how beautiful it is to visit there! Love your beautiful tissues cover!.. Your lampshade is very pretty. I have a book by Laura Ashley, and it is one of my favorites! ~tina

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  39. Bonjour Natasha,
    Love how you've decorated your nightstand - and you do have a sweet honey bringing you tea every morning. All the details are so pretty (including the magazines, I stash them around too).
    I've gotten behind in my blog rounds again, so forgive me if I've missed some of your posts. Coming here to visit you is always a pleasure.
    Will head over to your other blog. I became a follower but don't seem to be getting them in my reader?! I'll check it again.
    Good day to you,
    Mimi

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  40. What a pretty tabletop! My nightstand is a disaster area--my stuff, kids' stuff, dogs' stuff...

    Stopping by from SITS

    www.mommamaybemad.blogspot.com

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  41. Beautiful Post and photographs. Thing never stay neat in my house either, but it is always fun to get it spruced up and looking nice!
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to stop by. ~Theresa
    Msartist Sew Crafty

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  42. Well, that is the only tissue holder I have seen like that!! it made me smile. I love the little vases with the roses--very romantic, and dainty!!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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  43. The little vases with the roses are so pretty and look lovely with the tissue holder. I have a silver tray on my bedside table. Most times it has a couple of paperback books and a few of my pup's dog biscuits on it.

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  44. Marty post was great last week! I just love your make over of your night stand! So pretty! The lamp shade! Oh! The tissue box and doily have my heart! Just love them! So sweet of your DH to bring you a cup of Tea each morning! I had to laugh for I sure most of our night stands look the same. If someone comes in I slide my magazine piles under the bed. lol Thank you so much for joining me again for Tea Time Tuesday. I love seeing the treasures you have in Australia! Next time you find a lovely doily, think of me! I'll send you the money! I would love to have treasure from your wonderful country. I loved this Tea! So much fun!

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  45. I forgot to tell you, blogger was messing up bad, I had to write 4 different post and your comment got deleted when I deleted the 3rd post for Tea Time Tuesday. Using inlinkz it saves the Tea Links Thank goodness! If I had used Mr. Linky all would have been lost. Just wanted you to know why your comment is not there. Again, I had so much fun seeing your wonderful treasures!

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  46. I came back to go to your sister blog, and saw the lovely vases with the roses! So pretty!

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