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  1. Morning Lori,
    This is an absolutely stunning table…………..love the colors and those star of David plates are simply gorgeous.
    Have always loved the lovely blue tables set of Hanukkah……….so beautiful and so unique.
    Great job as always hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

    Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas

    1. Stephanie says:

      Love blue and white! Most of my own home is blue and white! Your Hanakkuh table is gorgeous, especially the Menorah!

      1. Thank you, Stephanie! I’m leaning more and more blue and white lately. I think it all goes back to an early Ralph Lauren cottage room I remember from the days when I worked there. Having fun with it now… πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays to you!!

    2. Thank you so much, Nellie, and same to you!! Yes, those plates definitely inspired the whole table… πŸ™‚ It is quite easy to work with blue and white, and lately there have been so many more option for Hanukkah decor in the stores. For years it was always hard to find Hanukkah inspiration in magazines or online, since the holiday is in many ways geared for kids, so it’s fun to be able to add to the mix. But I also love the lush richness of Christmas decor, so I’ll have a table coming for that next week! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  2. Oh my goodness, Lory — this table is stunning!! That menorah is amazingly beautiful and every little detail on the table is beautiful, welcoming and special. LOVE it all! Happy Hanukkah to you!

    1. Thanks so much, Julie!! I’m glad the menorah photographed ok, because I was afraid it would be difficult to capture all the glimmery bits. That was a last minute addition to my decor this year, as I was tired of fighting with the candles and trying to get them to fit into my other menorahs. So, out I went shopping! Thanks for the good wishes and a Merry Christmas to you… πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful table, so elegant. I love seeing the blues on the table. I have become a lover of blue and white this year. I don’t have a lot of it but sure an attracted to it.

    1. Thanks, Judy! You know, it’s funny, but I never really has a lot of blue and white in my home before either and I’ve been adding more and more lately. I love the soft and gentle feel which goes with most of my home, but I tend more towards pinks and greens. Having fun with it now, though… πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Oh, my, this table is absolutely exquisite at so many levels. I actually gasped when I first opened your post. Your new menorah is truly a work of art and you’ve honored it perfectly with your choice of china and accent pieces. What a special space to celebrate the holiday. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. Thanks so much, Rosie!! What a lovely comment… πŸ™‚ This one was actually really fun to do and I laughed as I was setting it because I had dragged pieces from all over the house (the quilt was from the guest room, the bench was from the back patio, the chairs were in the mudroom) and I knew hubby would think I was nuts when he came home… lol! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Stunning for any occasion, and your new menorah is gorgeous!

  6. Hi Lory – I would say the same as Valerie – your table and its contents are absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen or heard of a Menorah, but I have just googled it so am now enlightened – a little anyway πŸ™‚ and I would say although I am not Jewish or practice Jewism – I would love a Menorah like yours πŸ™‚ I love the blue and white theme – just what I used to go for many years ago, with the Toile fabrics and pottery in Spode, but those colours never go out of ‘fashion’ – as I think they are very ‘classic’ colours and a great choice and as you say, it’s a nice change from your pinks and greens πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Denise! And I’m so glad I could enlighten you a bit. Actually, collecting Judaica is quite fun, as there are many beautiful objects that are used for various Jewish holiday rituals. I enjoy collecting vintage pieces here and there, especially from Europe, although this menorah is new. I agree about blue and white in general. It’s such a pleasing combination to so many people. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment… πŸ™‚

  7. Your table is beautiful! The French blue you’ve used is such a pretty color.

  8. This is my favourite of all the tablescapes I have seen. It is lovely, every detail is so charming, the toile table cloth, the cushions, the napkin rings, and everything else. Wow!!

  9. Whoa! That menorah! Everything is beautiful, Lory, but that menorah . . . So, so beautiful! On another note, I, too, end up going back to eBay all the time to buy more PB pieces. I’m getting to the point that whenever I fall in love with something, I’ll double the amount automatically just to save myself some heartache later when I want more but the item is no longer available. That menorah . . .

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Maria! I’m glad the beauty of the piece was able to translate in a photo because I was afraid I couldn’t really capture it. As for the PB pieces, yes, I’ve always tried to buy 12 of everything from the start, but when you’re buying so many other things, it’s not always possibly. That’s when ebay really comes in handy… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting!!

  10. bobbi duncan says:

    Be still my heart…this blue and white theme is gorgeous, and that menorah…WOW! Beautiful setting, Lory. Sorry I am so behind in replying to your lovely posts, but we do a lot of traveling over the holidays which makes it difficult to keep pace. My belated happy Hanukkah and a most joyous year ahead. Hugs.

    1. Thanks so so much, Bobbi! I always enjoy your comments… πŸ™‚ They keep me inspired to keep at it…lol. Hope you’re enjoying your travels and are having a wonderful holiday season!! Btw, my Christmas table is coming soon… so stay tuned. Merry Christmas!

  11. Very beautiful. The menorah is spectacular. I wanted those napkin rings, but I missed the boat! Your table is so put together — I have to save it.

    1. Aw thanks, Ellen! Those napkin rings will make another appearance on my Christmas table, so stay tuned for more… πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Thanks so much, Randi!! I always enjoy your Hanukkah decor, as well… πŸ™‚ Hope you’re enjoying the season and thanks for stopping by!

  12. Your table is stunning! And what a gorgeous Menorah. I just love the look of a quilt as a tablecloth and of course blue and white are favorite colors of mine to decorate with. Your guests will feel extra special to sit at this table!

  13. Jann Olson says:

    You do the most stunning tablescapes. Love the elegant napkin rings and the Hydrangeas are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Thank you so much, Jann! I’m so impressed with how you manage to comment on all your entries. It’s a wonderful touch and something people so appreciate. It’s also something for me to aspire to… πŸ˜‰

  14. I have lots of blue in my home, but this is gorgeous. Ilove using the bedspread for a tablecloth. And that is a gorgeous Menorah. Anxious to see your take on Christmas, thanks for the view, Sandi

  15. Pamela Kearns says:

    I love this!!! I am a real “freak” for cobalt blue and white, with accents of pink or yellow!! I could easily live with this color scheme!

    1. Thanks, Pamela!! I love blue and white too, so it’s interesting that I don’t have a lot of it in my home. But I do have one room coming up that will be right up your alley… πŸ™‚

  16. Yhallel'El says:

    where did you ever find that menorah?!

      1. Yhallel'El says:

        Todah Rabbah! it is beautiful!

  17. The decor in this room is stunning…I’m not jewish, but the elegance of the menorah alone takes the room beyond the ordinary. Everything is perfectly suited for celebration.
    I first looked at your designs because toile sometimes has designs of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels worked into the designs. Ironically, I have blue and white transfer ware with Cavaliers, and blue and white toile, I’m getting ideas on how to use. Your designs bring to mind the talented Charles Faundry (I hope I spelled his name correctly).

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! And wow, to be compared to the amazing Charles Faudree is quite something! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment… πŸ™‚

  18. I love the way that you used to decorate it. Really love it. Unique idea and beautifully arrange the things on the dining table. Thanks!

  19. Norma Rolader says:

    As always what a beautiful table setting … You are the bomb!!!!

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