Thursday, 22 November 2012

What's on my bedside table?

As much as I try to deny it, I'm a hugely messy person. I put off tiding up until it gets to the point that it's annoying me and I can't do anything else unless things are super tidy. With my bedside table however, although there's a lot on it, I always try to keep it as organised as possible. I like to call it organised clutter. I saw Estée from Essie Button do a post about what's on her bedside table and I thought it was such a good idea! I'm so nosey, so I'd love to know what's on your bedside table too!

My bedside table is actually chest of drawers and I bought it in an antiques auction a long time ago! I haven't been to any auctions in a long time and I really miss going because you can pick up some really nice pieces for reasonable prices if you're in the right place and the right time & if you've got a bit of luck on your side. I think this was around the £40 mark and although it doesn't really fit with my room as there's a lot of light wood, I really love this piece and I wouldn't want to let it go! The lamp isn't anything special, I used to have the pretty Ikea Knubbig Table Lamp but I accidentally knocked it over and it broke, I'm still annoyed with myself about that and I keep forgetting to pick up a replacement!

A big Eeyore mug full of hot chocolate is pretty much a permanent addition to my bedside table, because well, that's what Winter is for right? Drinking lots of hot chocolate! When I'm being good I stick to Options Hot Chocolate (my current favourites are Wicked White & Caribbean Coconut), only 60 calories yadda yadda yadda, but when I'm feeling in a super chocolatey mood you really can't beat Green & Blacks Organic Hot Chocolate. That's the good stuff, but I save it for special occasions mostly!

I only have a couple of beauty bits, I can't be without a lip balm close by at all times. Sometimes there's nothing worse than climbing into a warm & cosy bed and then realising that your lips are super dry and you have to get out to forage around for a balm. That has happened to me more times than I'd like to remember! I currently have the Blistex MedPlus for Lips and I think it's incredible. I really want to try the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm but it's super pricey! I also have Soap & Glory Hand Food hand cream because I'm trying to remind myself to use it more often!

It's almost Christmas so I have this little polar bear guy that I got from a local garden centre. They always put on the best Christmas fairs over there and every time I go I have to leave with something! He was only a few pounds and to be honest, he'll probably live on my bedside table all year round because he's so cute!

A bedside table always feel a little incomplete without a candle and I currently have the Neom Luxury Organics Harmonise Candle♦. This is a pricey candle, there's no doubt about that, but it's worth every penny! This is the candle that keeps on giving, I have burned this for so many hours and I still have so much left. It also smells amazing even when it's not burning! These would make the most perfect Christmas gifts & I've bought a couple for some of my nearest and dearest to open on Christmas morning!

My little mirrored jewellery box is from either Home Bargains or The Range. Either way it was super cheap and I really love it. There are lots available online, this one is super similar. I have a little misshapen heart plush decoration which is the first thing I ever sewed all by myself. It's so rubbish & terribly made but I'm so proud of it in a weird way!

I'm a huge photography geek so I always like to have a camera around. This is an Olympus Trip 35 and I bought it from a little camera shop during one of mine and my boyfriends first dates. It'll always have a lot of sentimental value attached to it and I also just really like the way it looks.

My Pandora bracelet is one of my most favourite pieces of jewellery and it doesn't fit in my jewellery box so I have it sitting on top. I always wrap it up in a cloth because for some reason it tarnishes like crazy if it's just left in its box like this. I wear it pretty much every day so it's nice to be able to reach for it quickly.

My phone acts as my alarm clock and I always put it as far away as possible so I actually have to get out of bed to turn it off. I'm terrible for just turning off an alarm and going back to sleep, I'm definitely not a morning person in any way! I also have my Paperchase organiser & if I didn't have that I'd forget what I need to do, where I need to be and who I need to see on a daily basis. I've got into the habit of checking what I need to do the next day before I go to sleep so I don't forget anything. It's also there because it has a notes section so I can scribble down any blog post ideas/lists/anything else before I forget them!

Lastly I have a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Totally normal for a 23 year old, right? I just bought this because it's the 110th anniversary edition and I thought it would be a nice thing to have to one day pass on to my future child. I'm a huge fan of children's literature, I could happily read children's books all the time, not because I don't love other books too, but because they're always so magically written. This was my absolute favourite story as a little girl and it's lovely to be able to feel the same excitement about a book now as I did 20 years ago!

What's on your bedside table? 
I'd love to know! 
xoxo 

61 comments:

  1. What a great post! I love the bedside table, picking up second hand vintagey furniture is one of my fave hobbies too. I'm planning on doing a homey style post soon on my blog so feel free to check it out xx

    www.thursdaygirlramblings.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I don't have anything on my bedside table, apart from a lamp!

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    1. Sometimes I wish mine was minimal too!

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  3. Gadz! Your bedside table is so neat and tidy. Mine is at any given moment - various reciepts, a pile of half finished books, a tin of cola and up to 5 lipsticks at any given time. Must learn how to be neat! Yours looks lovely. xx

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    1. I'm a little OCD about it I think haha! ox

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  4. I love, love, love this! All of your things are so lovely. I wanted to do this kind of post few days ago but my camera broke and deleted all the photos :/

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    1. Aww! I hope you manage to get the post up, I'd love to see! xo

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  5. Ha! I have Blistex too! Also have hand cream but my current one is Aveeno. I always have my book and an eyemask as well in case I can't sleep!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  6. I love your phone case- super cute. And my pandora bracelet is one of my favourite bits of jewellery too. I love the Paperchase organiser too.
    x

    Katie- www.totallytates.com

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    1. I love how wearable pandora jewellery is! <3

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  7. I love your phone case- so cute!

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  8. yay, it looks so beautiful :) <3 is this book any good?
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  9. I absolutely love this as a post! It's like the ultimate in nosy! I might even pinch this one for myself at some point :) I see you snuck a little bit of Christmas in there hehe :)

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
    http://shebeginstosee.blogsot.com

    Why not check out my Christmas Yankee Candle giveaway?

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  10. Gorgeous post! I love it. I always love having a nosey into other people's stuff, haha ;) Your bedside table is looking much neater than mine is right now...mine has loads of Christmas shopping receipts and cross stich projects strewn across it! xx

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  11. Your bedside table is so perfect! Mine is usually a haphazard pile of my laptop/iPad, phone and kindle, along with teacups/bottles of water and anything else that I may have brought to bed with me. I'm definitely envious of your awesome organization skills.

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    1. I'm a little obsessive about it for some reason hehe ox

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  12. This is a such a cute idea Jennie :) i really want that Nuxe lip balm, too!

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  13. What a dreamy beside table! I love your phone cover :)

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  14. I love the little drawers they are so classy and pretty! What's the model of your phone honey? xx

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  15. I want that polar bear light! Amaaaazing xx

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  16. I'm the same way as you!! I always leave cleaning to the last minute lol!! But even though everything is a crazy mess I know exactly where everything is in my mess haha!!

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  17. What a lovely post, your bedside table is really pretty, I love buying antiques :)
    And the polar bear is so cute!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so lovely getting an old piece of furniture <3

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  18. I have to have a lip balm buy my bedside or I can't relax! Its the first and the last thing I apply every day!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's huge too, perfect for hot chocolate <3

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  20. I need to get a Neom candle - everyone raves about them. Loving the snowman, I can't wait to get my Christmas decorations out! xx

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  21. Everything is just so lovely- mine is a complete mess! I do love the cute lamp, how adorable. I'm reading a lot of children's lit at the moment (trainee primary teacher!) and I do find it perfect bedtime reading. It's so fun re discovering oold favourites.

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  22. Ahh I am in love with your polar bear light! So cute! It all looks so neat and tidy, mine mainly consists of my Pixar lamp, a photo of me and the boyf, and a book. Boring! Haha. xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Maybe I'll do a post like this when we find a bedside table, still looking for one, so for now there's bedside carpet.

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  24. And oh, I saw a lot of those small christmas things, like the bear, in my supermarket, I waited for december to get one. :d

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  25. I'm the same, I swear within 5 minutes of walking into a tidy room it looks like a bomb hit it! I also need a new alarm asap as I'm awful in the mornings and have got so used to my alarm that I'll happily sleep through it! Love your blog, now following x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. My bedside table is such a mess...this has inspired me to perhaps tidy it for the first time in its life and do some kind of room/flat post. I could do that tomorrow...

    I love children's literature as well. I have many happy childhood memories of getting engrossed in a good book - Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter etc. I read pretty much anything when I was younger.

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  27. I love this, such a lovely post :) I think I may copy it as now we've moved this is the first time I have a proper bedside table with pretty things xx

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  28. I have the same mug and lip balm! I agree with you about children's books I love them, I still have a lot of my favourite books from when I was a child to pass on to hopefully pass onto my children one day xx

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  29. I loved this post Jennie! I'm so nosey! x

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  30. Oh my gosh I adore all your little bits and pieces, especially the Peter Rabbit book, I've not seen this edition but it is firmly on my wish list! xxx

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  31. This is a gorgeous post! I'm with you on always having lipbalm by the bed, drives me crazy if I have to get up to find some.
    Your candle is so pretty and the polar bear is super cute!
    I love Beatrix Potter too, I used to want to be her when I grew up...

    Jesss xo

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