Our 2015 Hanukkah tablescape this year I decided to create a napkin folded into a Star of David. The napkins in varied shades of blue are much more interesting than using only one color on the table. I love a shimmering table, so this year I found a beauty in silver at TJMaxx the silver shimmer tablecloth reminds me that the night is called the Festival of Lights.
So with another holiday to celebrate, we plan and prep for a dinner celebration and in my house it always starts with the tablescape.
To me, a blue table signifies the Jewish holiday with drama. Last year we set out these deep blue wine glasses purchased at TJMaxx, trump up the glossy drama, the navy blue glass with white etching are unique and glamorous. Any formal table must have cloth napkins. These blue beauties are from Pier1 Imports, with a silver edge they shimmer with a glint of silver, matching that of the plate chargers. Since I need so many white plates, I cheated by using my simple white Corelle plates which are masked by the glitzy silver and blue. A string of silver light bulbs in the center cast a glow with a bright cheerfulness for the evening dining. The table runner with the star of David sets the center with nod to the season of starry nights. No Chanukah table is complete without the Menorah candle. The tiny candles burn out quickly unlike the oil that lasted for 8 days. The Miracle of Hannukah!
This year the Holiday begins at Sundown on December 6th. Hanukkah, which is sometimes called The Festival of Lights, seems a bit perplexing to me. As a young child, I thought everyone who didn’t have Christmas lights on Christmas MUST be Jewish…and yet they call this holiday the Festival of Lights. I know…I know…. the true story of Hanukkah was about the miracle of oil …a 1 day supply of oil to keep the candles burning, lasted 8 days and nights. We like to entertain and eat and cook food so we appreciate every reason to have another dinner party. My playlist of music includes some beautiful songs by Michele Gold she shares the tempo and lyrics of her background in her heritage.
Stay tuned for 2015 tablescape. Posting pictures soon.
Our dinner consists of beef brisket (only the red will do). The latkes are potato delights that justify the need for fried foods which they say represents the oil for Hanukkah.
Even though I am not blessed with a Jewish bloodline, I respect and honor Israel and its people.
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.