What better way to ring in the holiday seasons than with a little bling? The holiday tree isn’t the only spot that could use a little sparkle. Add a little shine to your dining table or buffet. The fireplace mantle is also a perfect focal point for a little something special. Get ready to ring in with sparkle and bring in the bling!


Glass has a beautiful reflective quality that will capture the light and add a little sparkle to virtually any space. To get your bling on, start by gathering some glass objects from around the house….make sure they are clean and free of dust, as this will make the objects appear less shiny. Vases and ornamental objects can be combined to create a beautiful display.

Place ornaments in your clean glass container, hiding the hooks as you go. Hurricanes, large vases or jars, make perfect displays! Accessorize them with silver, red and clear ornaments, as they are super festive, when grouped together. Fill the Hurricanes to the top for added height and place on either side of your table or mantle. Add in some mercury glass items. Mercury glass has a reflective mirror type surface. Urns, vases and votive holders add another layer of sparkle and shine.

Finally, add in some natural elements. Depending on your region, bring in some boughs of holly or sea shells. Vary the heights and quantities. Larger items, such as the Hurricanes, should be balanced in even numbers. Scatter the smaller items about in odd amounts.

Try these little tips to bring in your holiday shine!