Do you have a design style that defines you? While I am influenced by many styles, the one that most resonates with me is French Country, so for pretty much every holiday on the calendar, you will see my French influenced version of it. Today I’m setting a Country French Hanukkah Tea by the hearth.
The foundation of this look is an antique tea table set up by the fireplace, flanked by vintage French chairs. The ubiquitous blue and white associated with Hanukkah fits so comfortably with this look.
The dreidel salt and pepper shakers are among my favorites and they drive home the Hanukkah theme. Little cordial glasses with blue pops of color are a charming decorative accessory.
What could be more French than French blue plates? The distressing on the edges honors the casual nature of this style, as they’re serving up lovely Hanukkah sugar cookies.
The blue and white country floral on the sugar bowl and creamer epitomize this decorating style. Mixed with the vintage silver teapot, they are likely the most defining elements on this country French Hanukkah tea table. (For more on the provenance of the teapot see Shining the Silver for the Holidays.)
I did a simple update of my holiday mantel, switching out the red and gold glittered orbs and replacing with blues to complement the tea table. You can see the original mantel in the post How to Decorate a Holiday Mantel.
I rarely use items that are an exact match, instead preferring the blend of similar tones. Here the blues peacefully coexist, while representing several shades for added interest.
This simple image is very typical of my style, mixing rustic country ticking napkins with an elegant crystal drop napkin ring.
The little blue teacup you can see peeking out from behind the creamer is a favorite of mine. It’s part of a set of six vintage cups in varying colors but all with the burnished gold interior. They are so lovely on a low table, where you can look down into the cups.
I love to include fabrics in my vignettes, in this case in the form of a blue plaid pillow.
Also added to the mantel is my silver menorah, purchased in Jerusalem. You can get a closer look at it in my Tiffany Blue Hanukkah post.
Country French Hanukkah Tea Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- French Chairs
- Vintage Side Table
- Blue Plaid Pillow
- Ticking Napkins
- Crystal Drop Napkin Rings
- Silver Teapot
- Blue and White Cream & Sugar
- French Blue Plates
- Dreidel Salt & Pepper Set
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