Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a beautiful Hanukkah Table
This elegant blue and white Hanukkah tablescape is a delightful way to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
To create the beautiful tablescape, we started with a white round placemat we purchased from Stein Mart. We added a silver charger from Home Goods. We layered blue and white dinnerware that came Walmart and Home Goods.
To dress up our napkins, we found a shimmery fabric with the Star of David on it and cut the fabric with rick rack scissors and placed it over our white napkins. We secured it with a beautiful silver napkin ring. It really gives a nice touch to each placesetting.
Two types of glasses were placed at each setting. Along with the menorah, white candles were placed around the table. These candles were dressed up for the occasion with two types of ribbon that were used to wrap the candles. Simply measure ribbon around each candle, cut the ribbon and the hot glue together.
Hanukkah or Chanukah
In different writings you may see the word Hanukkah or Chanukah (and other less common variations). You may wonder, which one is correct or why there are different spellings. Much of it has to do with translation. Translating a foreign language into English isn’t as easy as finding a precise English word to replace a foreign word. Letters create sounds, and in the English language, there is no sound that duplicates the Hebrew pronunciation of the word. Jews who descended from Central or Eastern Europe preferred the spelling (CH) due to its similarity to the German sound “Ach.” As the word became more commonly spoken, Americans began spelling it with an H. Thus, the different spellings. Both of which are widely used and accepted.