My 11th & 12th Favorite Holiday Decor Items: Bells & Mirrors

My next two favorite holiday decorating items are bells and mirrors.

Bells are somewhat obvious with their jingle sound, but their shine and shape also appeal to me. My grandmother used to hang a garland of silver bells over a door way in her house and now I have that strand. I use it in different ways each year, but it always says "holiday" to me.

 (Designer Robert Ruffino thought outside of the holiday box using paper wedding bells in seasonal colors to cover the banister. From:  House Beautiful .)

(Designer Robert Ruffino thought outside of the holiday box using paper wedding bells in seasonal colors to cover the banister. From: House Beautiful.)

Bells shaped as wreaths, star shapes or bowls filled with bells are other great ways to include this great decorating item.

 {Bells in bowl with greens, easy right? From:  Better Home & Gardens .}

{Bells in bowl with greens, easy right? From: Better Home & Gardens.}

I love mirrors for the same reason I love bells - the sparkle factor. When placed properly, they reflect light and create shine. I love them used as trays to hold candles, silver and glass containers.

 {Add some oomph to your candles' glow with mirrored trays and containers. From:  She Knows .}

{Add some oomph to your candles' glow with mirrored trays and containers. From: She Knows.}

They make for great backdrops to fire place displays, too (disclaimer: when you are aren't using the fire place!). I wish I had some photos of mirrors with holiday decor, but I don't! Maybe you do? Send any pictures my way and I'll post them!

 {You can also embellish your mounted wall mirrors by hanging swags or wreaths in front of them.  From:  Traditional Home .}

{You can also embellish your mounted wall mirrors by hanging swags or wreaths in front of them.  From: Traditional Home.}

Happy decorating and lucky number 13, my last favorite holiday decorating item is next! Stay tuned.

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