'Tis the season for overnight guests! To help you get ready I've pulled together some favorite ideas from the editors of Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Real Simple & the UK Country Homes & Interiors magazines. I love the mini tree in the above photo – what a great way to show off a small collection of prized ornaments or other items. (Remember postcards, vintage buttons, and so much more can hang from those lovely branches!)
Short on space? Group essentials like towels and an
alarm clock with little luxuries like bottles of water,
foil-wrapped chocolates, and a few cut blooms in a vase on a chair turned nightstand!
Help guests who might want to venture out on their own by setting out maps, brochures for area attractions and local papers which list movie times to make their excursions fun!
A stack of vintage suitcases topped with a makeup case creates a charming vanity table for guests! Don't have a makeup case with a mirror in it? You could always prop an inexpensive dollar store mirror in a case to recreate this look – design on a dime style!
What are your favorite items to have on hand for overnight guests? I'd love to hear about them!