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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?

Welcome friends! Thank you so much for visiting me today in my little corner of the world Down Under.

 Isn't this a wonderful time of year?
Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, Natasha in Oz, Mooloolaba



I love April because it means that the cooler temperatures of Autumn finally arrive. I am not a hot weather person (I really should be living in a much cooler part of the world shouldn't I?!) so am always happy to say goodbye to Summer! This week I have been inspired by the cooler temps to do a bit of faffing around the house and  I have been trying find ways to bring elements of Autumn into our home. I've done all the usual things like adding blankets, burning candles that smell like Pumpkin Pie and finding Fall foliage.




I also decided to change my nightstand around a little so it looks a little more Autumnal.

Here are a few of the ideas and images that provided me with some styling inspiration!

Bedside vignette
Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?
How to Style a Nightstand #theeverygirl

The Everygirl.com has a great post on how to style a nightstand.

How to Style a Nightstand #theeverygirl

This is such a great rustic looking room via norskeinteriorblogger.no  a Norwegian blog
Nightstand


For when you don't have the luxury of traditional bookshelves in a small space!



Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?
Vintage suitcase Nightstand
Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?
Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?
Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?
Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?


I even found a video on styling a nightstand  on Elle Decor.


So, how does my nightstand look?


Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, Natasha in Oz


I have used a sweet little vintage dish that I found at our local Antique market for my jewels.

Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, vintage dish holding jewels

It also holds my pillow mist spray. Every night my pillow smells like lavender!

Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, Lavender spray, Natasha in Oz

I've also used some vintage books for some added visual interest and, of course, for reading! I have grouped a collection of the works of Shakespeare and placed some lavender in a crystal bowl on top of the books. This collection was first published in 1951; Volume one contains the Histories, Volume two contains the Comedies, Volume three contains the Tragedies and Volume four contains Tragedies and Poems. I will be teaching Hamlet next term so the Tragedies and I will be great friends again for the next few months!

Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, Stuart Crystal, Natasha in Oz

Nightstand Faffing ~ What's on your bedside table?

I have a Waterford crystal clock which was a wedding gift and my family photos on my nightstand as they are very special to me and as much as I love the stylized versions on the images above I wanted my bedside table to be personal and functional. 

Nightstand, faffing, bedside table

I love the way my nightstand works and looks now!

Nightstand, Faffing, bedside table, Natasha in Oz

What do you think? Have you got a designer nightstand or is yours personalized with photos and knickknacks? I'd love to know your thoughts and if you have posted about your nightstand please leave a link in the comments so I can come visit you!

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Pinterest Group Board, Natasha in Oz


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Natasha In Oz 
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36 comments:

  1. Great photos Natasha, thanks for sharing. I love your new nightstand. Not too different, but you've kept the special things :-)

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    1. Thanks Cathy. My nightstand has had that frame on it for about 10 years now. I don't think it will be going anywhere any time soon!

      Best wishes and happy weekend!
      Natasha

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  2. Just so like your nightstand. Mine is a mess.

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    1. It doesn't always look this neat Mystica! Those drawers are filled with books, magazines and lots of other junk. Shhh...don't tell anyone!

      Have a great weekend!
      Natasha

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  3. Good Morning Natasha, I love the photos you shared with us....I would like to say that my nightstand is as beautiful.....but no.....I have a lamp, a clock and PILES AND PILES of books. I always mean to sort them out, but as soon as I have read one, it goes on the shelf then I find another to replace it! I have tried tidying it up so it looks like something out of a magazine, but it always returns to the same old style, books, books and more books....I have come to realise this is obviously my style.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and saying g'day Daphne! I know what you mean about books on the nightstand. I normally have a few on mine but they were hidden in one of the drawers! I'm sure it will be back to normal this time next week!

      Best wishes and have a great weekend,
      Natasha in Oz

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  4. How pretty, Natasha! I'm afraid that my nightstand has a fan only on it - to help me sleep at night. Very boring. :-)

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  5. Oh, I think personalised is always better. Having said that, I don't have any photos on it. Lamp, an old-fashioned silver phone, my grandmother's Madonna (which she used to have on her nightstand), hand cream and some books :-)

    It's funny that you're not a hot weather fan, you would have loved spring in the UK - basically the longest winter ever! ;-)

    Hope you're well xo

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  6. It looks lovely Natasha. Love the idea of pillow spray. xx

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  7. Great photos Natasha! I love the suitcase nightstand. :D

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  8. You always have the BEST blog photos! Your blog is so deliciously beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration to go and clean up my nightstand. Who knows? I may just do a blog post on that subject too. Imitation is the best form of flattery... ;)

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  9. Great round up! i'm pinning this one for sure!

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  10. What a lovely styling! And I love all of the examples you shared too. So many eclectic and unique ideas!
    Sara

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  11. I didn't know you had started your Sat. party again. GREAT

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  12. Some great inspirational photos. I am afraid my nightstand looks like a bad version of the one with stacks of books. I am not comfortable unless surrounded by books! Yours looks great with its new arrangement.

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  13. so pretty, I'm like you, all my jewelry goes in a little dish each evening. love your inspiration images!

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  14. Natasha, your bedside table looks organized and attractive. I don't keep much on mine, just a small lamp, some favorite photos, and a small tray that holds a special clock and mini boxes. Of course my iPhone recharges there each night because it also functions as my alarm. Thanks for sharing the video. It was fun! I plan to link up tomorrow. Sorry I've been MIA. ~ Sarah

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  15. Hi Natasha in oz!
    Love your photos, inspired me to give my nightstand a fresh look!
    Yours looks great!
    Happy pink Saturday ♡ Tami

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  16. What a bevy of fabulous ideas!!
    I have the hardest time wrapping my head around the idea that YOU are baking pumpkin pies and I'm enjoying lemon tarts and daffodils. Enjoy your perfect time of the year while I enjoy mine! April is a pretty girl...up or down.
    Blessings!

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  17. Hi Natasha! Found you on the Bloglovin' Blog Party and following you via GFC and Pinterest. You got me at Oz (my favorite movie) and then when I clicked into your blog and found you were from Australia, you really had me! I would love to visit your country someday but until then I will live vicariously through you! Love this post! Would love you to visit my blog at http://www.musingsofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

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  18. Those are all great nightstands

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  19. Hi Natasha,
    Those pictures are fabulous and also your night stand where you put all of your lovely things on. My night stand is small. As always I have a cup of water at night; African doll which I dearly love and a table lamp. Can't wait to move in to a new home where I can dress up my night stand; perhaps one day! Therefore I am pinning them for an inspiration.
    Thank you so much for sharing

    Ellya

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  20. I love your photos of all the night stands. Isn't it amazing how many different ways you can dress up your night stand by changing a few accessories. You did a wonderful job for spring.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  21. Love all the photos! Yours looks beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Let's Get Social Sunday. Have a wonderful week!

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  22. WOW! Beautiful nightstands, great inspiration! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  23. Thank you so much for the great roundup, Natasha! And your new nightstand look is fantastic! I am in the midst of reworking my bedroom right now, so I pinned your post to refer back to later! I popped over from Project Inspire{d}--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  24. What a lovely blog you have and such lovely photos! We are in the middle of spring here, but your opening paragraph made me want to grab a sweater and light the fire! Enjoy the season!

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  25. Great pictures and ideas for nightstands. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Hello Natasha - wonderful inspirations - all - love your transformed bedside table - beautiful touches - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  27. Great post, I am always looking for new nightstand inspiration. It is so hard for me to marry function and aesthetic! Paris Wife was SOOOO good!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Paris Wife is a great read isn't it!

      Thanks also for featuring this post at your blog. I've just added your button to the post.

      Best wishes,
      Natasha

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  28. Lovely! I like the pillow mist spray.
    Sherry

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  29. Your nightstand looks great, Natasha! I love it. I am loving the awesome inspirational photos, too! I really need to work on both of my nightstands. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo
    Kathy

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  30. I love your nightstand, Natasha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who mists my pillows :) I love going to sleep with those calming scents! Thanks so much for joining us at last week's All my Bloggy Friends .... We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  31. Hi Nath,

    I just found your blog. What a great ideas. My bedroom doesn't look like this nor yours §:-)

    Great job and thank you for those great ideas.

    Hope you had a great MD and enjoying your weather. Well, in Stockholm, we are still striving for a warm and sunny days.

    Cheers,
    /CC girl

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  32. I think it looks lovely -- cute pics of your family! Lavender is always a nice additional touch.

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