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  1. Beautiful and elegant yet accessible to all. Thank you for including those of us who celebrate Hanukkah in this blog hop!

  2. Guess what I’m doing….setting my table with my blue/white china, Edelstein, Bavaria, Made in Germany. Beautiful china and I’ve had it forever. Time to use it.

  3. Gorgeous as always Lory! I love the idea of ornaments in the center of the table – going to try that one! Hope you’re having a lovely holiday so far!

  4. So gorgeous! Loving the blue, white and gold here!

  5. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Just so beautiful! I love blue and white! Your dishes are so pretty and your menorah is one of the nicest I have even seen!

    We bought a beautiful menorah from a antique shop in Texas. It had quite a high price tag and the owner of the shop came over to us and wanted to know if we were interested. My hubby said “Yes, we are but we don’t like the price!” So, he said he was going to phone the family and find out if they would lower the price because it had been in the shop for quite awhile. He phoned and they lowered the price so much that we had to give it a new home! The story was that the menorah belonged to the family’s great great grandparents who brought it over to the U.S. from Israel. The family was moving and had decided not to take the menorah. So, now we enjoy it in our home! It’s so pretty and friends always comment on how fortunate we were to have found it!

    Always enjoy your posts, Lory! Have a great week!

  6. Andrea Elisabeth Harmann says:

    Hi Lory,
    Sophisticated, stylish and wonderful as always! Thank you for taking my suggestion and creating a lovely Hanukkah table. I love it! It’s so nice to get that reinsurance that I am not the only one that has enough dishes but still buys more. Besides the fact that I am also arguing with myself whether I should use silver or gold. The Menorah I guess is a family heirloom and can’t be purchased? Stunning!

    Blessings, Andrea

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Andrea! Yes, one can never have too many dishes!! I love to mix gold and silver together because it adds interest. The menorah is not old, but it’s from a Judaica store in my neighborhood that doesn’t have an online shop. I just searched for it and found it at Saks, so I’ve added it to the post. You can also find it here: https://rstyle.me/+bdvYte5TIdpIKM9dRi2d6w Btw, I also have a Hanukkah shop that I haven’t posted yet, but it’s coming soon… ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love the blue and white but always have read that forks always belong on the left side of the plate, with the exception of an oyster fork. It just looks odd.

    1. I’ve had this comment many times over the years. My tables are a bit more modern than traditional, and I’m very comfortable breaking the rules. (In fact I have a post on here somewhere about just that… ;-)). I personally prefer the way the setting looks with the napkin on the left and the flatware on the right. But as long as the general design inspires you, you can certainly go as traditional as you like, while using a similar theme… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    I too loved the Hanukkah table. Everything was so pretty. It’s easy for me to think of blue and white as a basic, having Blue Willow and a calico blue and white as my Texas country go to, but you’ve brought it to a new level. I love the formality and never considered using it in that manner. Thank you for always elevating my thoughts. Your designs are beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words! I so appreciate having you as a reader all this time… ๐Ÿ™‚