I found these great laminated pressed cardboard trays at Ikea. And they found there way into my bedroom. (I knew the purple one would, and she brought her blue friend with her). They make great catch-alls.
The long skinny blue tray is fabulous for my jewelry. Lately I have been addicted to long necklaces. Every time I throw one on, even with the most basic outfit, I instantly feel more put together. My collection is small but growing. I put the tray on my dresser and lay my long necklaces on it. This keeps them from being a jumbled mess in my jewelry box. I am also totally an out of sight out of mind person, so I need to see the jewelry I have or I forget to wear it. They look so pretty laying out on this cute tray.
The purple tray found a spot next to the bed. We used to have stone coasters on our nightstands for water glasses, but those became impractical with the kids. So we got rid of them and set our glasses right on the nightstand. Gasp! I know…the water rings. They have cleaned up easily so far, but I decided the purple tray would be great for a water glass and a place to set my watch at night.
This pretty little catch-all coordinates with our deep plum sheets and helps make the nightstand feel more organized. Now I just need to find a coordinating manly tray for my husbands nightstand.
Also, I must share this bowl. If I were a bowl, this bowl would be me. I love the feminine floral grey and white pattern with the touch of turquoise around the rim. I found this guy for $8 at West Elm. Probably the most I have ever paid for a bowl, but it makes me so happy. I am using it on my dresser to hold bracelets and earrings. It now sits right next to the long blue tray holding my necklaces. There is a big mirror above the dresser, so I can try on my jewels for the day.