Tuesday, June 9, 2009

His and Hers.


Nightstands.
Initially, I had begun writing this post to share a picture
of something that happens to brighten my day, no matter what the day brings.

Cue bedroom nightstand
with beautiful peonies and gerbera daisies.






Despite the occasional eye-roll, I am so thankful that Hubs lets my inner Martha (as in Stewart) shine, by allowing me free reign to fill almost every room in our house with a vase full of fresh flowers. In my book, a room is not fully decorated unless it boasts a pretty blossom (or two! or ten!)



There's seems to be something in the air that's making for a hellish work week for everyone lately, no matter where you work, and throughout the unneccessarily chaotic and overwhelming day today, I kept thinking about these flowers, especially the magenta peonies and couldn't help but smile.



After snapping a few photos of my nightstand, I noticed that Hubs' nightstand looks drastically different than mine. As in, desolate, drab, rather monochrome and lonely- different. It's well, a guy's nightstand!



You don't quite follow? Here's a few more pictures of my nightstand:



Yankee candle Beach Walk (adore the relaxing scent and bonus points for matching the theme of the Master Bedroom), the mandatory vase full of fresh flowers, coral/seashell frame of "The Married Ones" and a starfish trinket box that holds the jewelry I wear on a daily basis.



And now, the Mr.'s nightstand:

Portable DVD player for those lonely nights sans Hubs where all I want to do is curl up in a ball and watch movies in bed (Hubs is anti-television in the bedroom, a story for a whole other post!), a nickel and chrome monogrammed Catch-All for Hub's watch, money clip, loose change and whatever else the boy manages to collect in his pockets, another picture of "The Married Ones" and lastly, a handcrafted coconut shell crab from our Hawaiin Honeymoon.

Now do you see what I mean? Such a guy's nightstand!

You know, shy of the neon beer sign and bottle koozie (which he may or may not have stashed in that top drawer!)

I will admit, I imagine I would grow a little curious if Hubs started demanding that his nightstand be decorated with fresh flowers and candles and whatnot. Hehe!

10 comments :

  1. This is SO true!!! Our night stands look very similar!

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  2. Too funny that your husband is anti-TV in the bedroom...my husband sometimes says the same thing, but I quickly quiet him. I wrote a post not too long ago talking about how my parents let me have a TV in my bedroom when I was little and I turned out fine (the husband was not allowed, so maybe that's where it comes from). Loving the fresh flowers, too!

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  3. how funny is this... hahah but oooo sooo true... xxooo

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  4. My husband and I are like this, too. His nightstand has an alarm clock, box of tissues, and that's all!

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  5. Haha! At least his is clean girl! If it were Z's, it'd be covered with stuff!

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  6. so funny...I think all husbands are built the same in the decorating department!

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  7. Too true! Mine is filled with books and girly things, his is filled with watch winders and gadgets.

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  8. Oh guys....

    This post made me laugh!

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  9. I love your nightstand! The flowers are so pretty and I have that same candle from Yankee. It smells so good.

    His nightstand isn't that bad. I think it's cute that there is a framed pic of you guys on his side :)

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