Friday, 23 January 2009

At my bedside...

I have had great delight in looking at bloggers bedside cabinets, so here is mine. The cabinets were originally brown wood and belonged to my mother long before i was born, I have had them and 2 chest of drawers for about 8 years. I painted them white to fit in with my bedrooms colour scheme. I still haven't got round to putting handles on the drawers yet, i thought some lovely clear crystal knobs would look pretty, what do you think?
The clock is from a shop in Portabello road and the coaster is from Harrods, it was my first ever purchase for my bedroom in my mum and dads house when i was about 13.


The hat boxes to the side hold lovely keepsakes.
My bedside cabinet can get very messy, i sometimes think i would be better to get drawers, as having a gap means i just throw allsorts of bits in there. It is quite tidy at the moment though.
I always keep magazines i am reading on the floor underneath.

My drawer is always messy and full of bits i don't really use. Every so often (when i can't shut the drawer anymore!) i tidy it out and promise to keep it neat...it never happens.
Inside at the moment are glasses cases with no glasses, earplugs, christmas tissues, pens, olbas oil, a plug in bug repellar, notebooks, spare change, boxes, lipbalm, Bach rescue remedy, a pedometer, a guide to venice, a relaxation tape, a srewdriver, an adaptor plug, small ikea frames, padlocks in a little bag and various other bits that i wouldn't have known i had unless i did this post or waited for the next sort out!!!


Under the drawer are bits i use more often, notebooks (i have lots, all over the house. I write down allsorts of facts, places to go, recipies, ideas, websites etc.) My Tinkerbell glasses case that does have my glasses in it. 2 lovely hankies from childhood, a Tinkerbell pencilcase, a Marilyn Monroe notebox, The fabulous mums handbook and a book about dreams.
If you haven't already done so I would love to know whats on/in your bedside cabinets, lots of pictues please!! x

16 comments:

lou said...

I love the sound of putting clear crystal knobs on, they would look so pretty!
I have never been too Portabello road, I really do want to go; it is on my list of places I want to visit.

Have a lovely weekend…love Lou xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Everyone's bedside table is so tidy! Mine is practically empty on top but the amount of rubbish in the three drawers is frightening! I think crystal knobs would look lovely, you can get ones from Bombay Duck or I got some vintage ones as a bargain on ebay :)

Love the Juicy Lucy fairies notebook, her stuff is so adorable. Oh and your wallpaper is lovely.

Mel xxx

Jemm said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. So nice to "meet" you. I loved your blog's look, so I visited the Background Fairy and got a new background too. Lovely choices compared to some I've seen around. Stop by again! I'm adding you to my favorites.

Redwoodhouse said...

Crystal knobs sounds perfect to me, I could not put my bedside table on my blog as it really is so messy you can hardly see it !!!!!!
Jan

Jemm said...

I've posted my bedside table for the world to see!!

Shabby Chick said...

Your comment about the ambulance made me laugh, it was a bit like that last night though he says he feels better today! Probably because I do too :-S

Hope you're having a good weekend xxx

Sal said...

Hi LissyLou
Nice to see your lovely blog and great to see the bedside tag has reached so far and wide! I've a feeling we live nearby as Groombridge Place is in my neighbourhood too! Thanks for adding me to your blog list, I'll do the same too! Love Doolallysally x

Julie said...

HI there thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I love it when I get comment from new people as then I get to spend a while looking through their blogs/life!! Your blog is lovely, it has inspired me to get my sons art work framed as your's looks so cool, I LOVE the socks too...... I too am a lover of all things fairyish as is my 4 year old daughter, she has her own special fairy called Fizzy who lives at the bottom of our garden.... Looking forward to reading more, Julie X

la la Lovely said...

What a great post.. I just might have to do this next week. So fun to see a peek into other people's houses, isn't. And I love to see what others are reading. Thanks for stopping by my bog... yours is lovely! Love all of your fairy stuff too :) Happy weekend!

thriftymrs said...

I love having a nosey at other people's homes.
Thanks for sharing.

dottycookie said...

Crystal handles - ooooh, yes!

Kelly said...

Hi thank you for stopping bu my blog you have a wonderful blog i will also add you hope that that is ok

take care

Kelly xx

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank you for sharing your bedside cabinet with us. I think crystal knobs will be perfect! Believe it or not I do not have a bedside cabinet or table (no room for it)!

Nancy

LittleGem said...

I don't have a bedside table either :( but I love yours, the little clock is so cute! I am the same with organising though, I leave things to pile up then blitz it then it piles up again! Must learn to tackle messy things more often! XX

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

OMG ... are we all supposed to be sharing bedside cabinets now? That's not going to happen on my blog ... no sireee!

Greedy Nan said...

No pictures of my bedside I'm afraid because you would be afraid if you saw it! It's like the rest of the house - cluttered and untidy - not unlike my mind - but never dirty ...