There are not many people that come sweeter than Melissa of Reverie Daydream. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Melissa online for quite sometime and somehow we missed meeting the first year we were both at ALT… but we made it a point this last year to meet and I’m so glad we did. Mel is just one of those people that is truly genuine. She is that girl that you would want as your BFF. She just has as sweet spirit about her. If you don’t know anything about Melissa than you should know that her husband is an artist, her darling daughter is called crumb, she lives in wine country, teaches yoga and has a beautiful online shop. She has made such a happy life with her little family and I’m always so inspired by that.
This is my bedside table. It seems to gather all the little things that make me smile, or the items I tend to prefer nearby when I fall asleep or awake. My space here is a revolving library of books, notepads for when I wake up and need to jot down my thoughts, fresh flowers and sweet offerings from my little crumb. Although I do enjoy having all these things nearby, I need to simplify the pretty mess a bit.
My desk needs tone cleaned more than anything else in the house. With the arrival of summer, I have placed almost all projects (filing, calendars, inventory, new recipes, etc.) on the back burner. Sunshines lures me outdoors from sunrise to sunset, and it also seems to shine an even brighter light upon the piles that continue to grow upon the desktop. I’m sure my beloved organized husband is hoping for a rainy day soon.
The stacks of books, magazines, and journals that seem to fill several surfaces of our cottage make me happy. They may seem like heaping stacks of mess to some, but for me, I find comfort in having all those read / unread words, written thoughts and glossy images surrounding me. I have promised not to add anymore to the gathered groupings until I have read or perused through the pages that already await me. That’s fair enough, right?
The wise words of architect Mies van der Rohe always seem to whisper through my thoughts ~ “Less is more.” I want to continue to live this way but take these words into every moment and implement in the surroundings of our lives. We make monthly efforts to purge and clear the looming ‘stuff’ which just gathers dust and really serves no purpose. There are few things (besides books) which am sentimental over, so the goal of being able to live minimally and simplify is an attainable one.
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What about you dear readers? What is always on your bedside table? Are you bedside tables covered in crisp and clean?
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images Reverie Daydream