I keep my nail polishes and lipsticks in little fish bowls. Everytime I stick my hands in to pick out a colour, I feel like a kid at a candy store. That's why it's only fitting to also keep some real candy alongside.
My husband bought me this tiny wooden elephant in Thailand. It was one of the first real vacations we went on. I keep my wedding rings on it when I'm at home.
My proudest piece of furniture is this makeshift shoe rack from an old cd/dvd rack. The unique shelving for cd's makes it perfect for housing heels. I keep my occasional wear shoes on this rack, and keep my day to day shoes on another shelf in the garage.
I once read that a pair of birds in the bedroom brings peace and happiness to the marital pair. Now I am far from being superstitious but figured if I was going to decorate anyway, it might as well be with pieces that are meaningful. Plus these birds are really good are holding my watches and bracelets.
The most pragmatic solution of the lot is how I keep my costume jewelry. They hang from velcro pieces on a specially designed jewelry holder I picked up from The Container Store. This simple, inexpensive purchase makes picking out accessories so much easier. Plus my kids love to look at all the bright shiny things. The velcro pieces are surprisingly strong too and have deterred my kids more than once.