Over the summer I had my bedroom painted...out with the pink walls, and in with the neutral color I have everywhere else in my house...Benjamin Moore Linen White. I know there are a million great colors out there, but I find this one so restful and soothing...and isn't your bedroom supposed to be restful and soothing?
Everything is exactly the same, just different walls, but somehow it all feels new. I love white linens and piles of pillows and fluffy down comforters...it is my nest! I made this headboard 13 years ago, out of wooden shutters scavenged from a neighbors garbage. I still love it today, and it was totally free!
On my nightstand I have a little rose dish that I found at a thrift store in London, and on it is a little handmade bead in the shape on a rose.
Elizabeth bought me this bead (she bought 2-one for me and one for her), when she was away at college. She said if I were ever sad and missing her, to put it in my pocket, and know that she was with me. I can't tell you how many times she would call and say "I'm carrying my bead today" and I would ALWAYS be carrying mine as well! She and I have a connection that I can't explain. Now that she is married and gone, I keep it near.
May you all have sweet dreams...