For years I’ve enjoyed the ever-present glimmer that’s everywhere in December. Yet the one thing I always long for is tasteful inspiration to decorate for Hanukkah. Many of my favorite magazines and websites offer the most beautiful Christmas decor, but much of what’s available for Hanukkah is juvenile or bland. So, I decided to put together my own spin on elegant Hanukkah decor using Tiffany blue.
The centerpiece of any Hanukkah table is the menorah which holds the candles. Known as the festival of lights, Hanukkah commemorates the victory over an oppressive ruler, when after a revolt, the temple menorah had only enough oil to burn for one day, yet miraculously burned for eight. The silver menorah shown here is a wonderfully artful piece I bought when visiting Israel.
Because Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days, many people buy 8 small gifts for their loved ones, to be given one each night after the candles are lit and the blessings recited. The lovely boxes, wrapping paper and bows really tell the color story here. (See sources below.)
Traditional Hanukkah foods include those made with oil, signifying the oil in the menorah. Potato latkes are the most well known, but also popular are jelly filled donuts called sufganiyot (pretty much pronounced the way it’s spelled, if that’s possible…)
For my Tiffany blue Hanukkah setting, I’ve mixed a glitter dusted gift box with cheerful polka dots and lots of ribbons.
The glow of the candles casts a lovely light on the mix of blues and silver.
This menorah can be used with oil and wicks, but I enjoy the look of the blue candles. Some day I’ll get the proper holders so I don’t need to stuff the slots with tin foil to bolster the candles!
The donuts are presented on a long leaf platter and a French chair sits beside the table to catch the overflow of gifts. This simple round table has a variety of uses and is covered with a classic cream tablecloth.
Another tradition unique to Hanukkah is the game of dreidels. Here they are gathered in a silver vintage repousse dish. I’ve yet to find any two people who actually agree on how the game itself is played.
Of course, no Tiffany inspired setting is complete without the original.
I also love to look to my scarf collection to add decorative elements to a table setting. The gorgeous colors in this one on the left help pull the visual story together.
The holiday season is filled with so many joys. The glimmer and warmth of the Hanukkah lights fits in perfectly with this season of celebrations!
Elegant Hanukkah Decor 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.)
- Round Table
- French Chair
- Menorah Candles
- Gift Boxes
- Gift Ribbon
- Vintage Silver Dish
- Crystal Candelabra
- Metallic Silver Tapers
- Leaf Serving Tray
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