Chanukah brings us hope.
During the long cold winter nights, these eight lights of Chanukah cast their warm glow over us, our families, and Jews throughout the world, wherever Menorahs are lit.
These last number of months have been almost a continuous dark night, full of uncertainty, confusion, and lack of clarity. Let us hope when we welcome in the Chanukah lights this year, they will cast an even stronger and purer glow for the entire world.
Whatever the size of your party this year, I hope it will come along with lasting, warm, and cozy memories.
The color palette for this table is a little daring. It’s a color combination that I have never tried before, but I was so thrilled with the outcome. These beautiful and affordable light blue chargers combined with a rich olive green velvet tablecloth give the table a really sharp look.
I used a combination of mauve stock, dusty miller (gray leaves), white and purple anemones and burgundy button flowers.
To add some fun, I added the gold dreidels and menorahs, made with gold washi tape. You can then either place clear plastic or glass plates on top.
I used the gold tape to decorate the acrylic flower napkin rings and the vases as well. For those of you who are unfamiliar, washi tape is a masking-like tape that is very flexible. It is available in a variety of widths, patterns and colors. It is fun to use and can be applied to a variety of surfaces; making it ideal for home décor and craft projects alike.
One of my favorite elements is the light blue candles in the gold candlesticks. You can also purchase single light blue candles from Hobby Lobby or Michaels. When I prepared this tablescape I used these candlesticks, but they now happen to be sold out in the gold color. This product will give a similar effect.
For the matching napkin, I picked up fabric at Stitch ‘n Sew and simply cut it into 18-inch squares using a pair of pinking shears.
Although we may be far from loved ones this year, I hope that your Chanukah is filled with lots of love, laughter and light.
Author: Esther Ottensoser
Editorial: Rachel Kor
Photography: Hudi Greenberger