Sunday, December 14, 2008

Design Tip of the Week (12.15.08): Hanukkah TableScapes

Hanukkah is on deck (the first night is next Sunday) and here are a few ideas for fun holiday accents to celebrate what is known as "the festival of lights". Traditionally, the colors associated with Hanukkah are blue, silver and white. These are wonderful colors to do some upscale table decorating with. These colors are also great winter colors so if you do not celebrate Hanukkah, you can Tailor these ideas to create a dinner winter wonderland.

Use a Menorah as the focal point, this is a candelabra which is designed to celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah. A menorah has eight level candles and one raised candle which is used to light the other candles each night.

Lowes used the concept of the menorah to create the centerpiece of this holiday table. They used a raised surface, covered it and lined us pillar candles (8 equal in height and 1 taller than the rest). This was a really clever way to work in the centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration without having the actual candelabra in the center of the table.

This table uses the traditional Menorah as the centerpiece with blue and silver accents. Simple but elegant.

Sandra Lee from the Food Network created this tablescape using fun blue glasses and accenting the table with gold Hanukkah gelt, a fun and edible table accessory!

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