This tip comes from the simple, simple department, but sometimes it's stuff like this that makes your day. At our house we buy flowers once a week. All of them go into a vase that we keep on the kitchen table, but one (the very most special one) gets cut down and put into this great little Crate and Barrel Bud Vase in the bathroom... While the bathroom can be the coldest, hardest room in your home, one flower can really transform it.
The toothbrush is now our AT Standard: Preserve Toothbrush (100% recycled and, yes, many more colors than black) and we use a lab beaker to hold brush and toothpaste. It works well as it is thin, light and break-resistant.