So here goes: My nightstand is very old - not antique old - just battered old. I've had it since I was a little girl. The handle has fallen off the drawer and there is a sticker on the front that my daughter thought I might like and for the life of me I can't get it off - it's been there for about 9 years. The nice thing is that it is very familiar to me - I know just how far to reach to get what I want since this table has been next to me at night longer than my hubby has!!:0)
My reading light was given to me by my mother-in-law. I think it was her mother's. I really love it and I use it all the time as I can't sleep without reading for a while.
My Bible and my reading book and all my recent sermon notes. I like to reread what our pastor spoke on throughout the week. My current reading book is The Quilter's Apprentice. Very good so far. I also have a small pile of jewelry that I take off at night and forget to put away and of course that ugly green binkie!
For decoration I bundled two antique Bibles and a Hymnal and put an old oil lamp next to them. I also keep a bottle of lavender oil on my nightstand. I put a drop or two on my reading lamp's light bulb right before I turn it on. As the bulb warms up it fills my room with a lovely scent. I keep my lotions next to my bed to remind me to use them before I sleep (gotta do something about those wrinkles around my eyes and those rough heels!!) There also seems to be an unfortunate amount of dust on my nightstand - someday I'll get to that ;0).
So there you are - for all my many readers that were dying to know what I keep on my nightstand :0)!! I have to say that I feel that it is good practice to keep a Bible close to where you awake and fall asleep. His words are good to have ringing in my ears as I drift off and the first to have in my head when I wake up (although it is often "Mommy what's for breakfast?" at 6:00 am).