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There are certain decorating elements that immediately call to mind the holidays - glass ornaments, garland, and strings of lights, for a few examples. They're tried and true because, well, they can be really beautiful, but also because of their sentimental appeal. That said, we also love new additions to the traditional, and the images here show some great ideas...

Above, feathers enliven a strand of evergreen branches. So much fun!


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A modern place setting with unexpected elements (green carnations are a great touch) that's still completely festive and pretty.


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Red and white paper wedding bells adorn a banister. The light green accents combine to give an airy take on a classic holiday color combination.

See the full gallery at House Beautiful.