I can’t believe Hanukkah is less than two weeks away! Jolted into that thought, I did a some quick decorating. This year I tried to keep it more simple than in the past but one thing I never skimp on is micro string lights! I love micro string lights and since discovering them years ago, I have never gone back to regular string lights. Micro string lights are those teeny lights that are affixed onto wire.
You can buy micro string lights anywhere decor is sold, especially this time of year. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Walmart, anywhere. My big tip when buying micro string lights is to make sure the temperature of the lights is what you want. Generally they come in white or yellow. The ones below are yellow and they cast a much more warm tone than the white ones. White casts a cooler tone and are better when you are decorating with blue. The other thing to consider is the color of the wire, which is commonly either gold, white, or silver. I like to place my micro string lights just about anywhere my Hanukkah decor is.
This year I only put one menorah on the sideboard and scattered gelt, dreidels, and stars among the micro string lights.
And of course I couldn’t forget my snowy shtetl from last year! I put a different menorah with it but otherwise I think it is the same. You can see more pictures of the snowy shtetl here. I love the shtetl so much I might buy some more of these wooden villages from Crate and Barrel. But Pottery Barn has zinc houses (in store only) which are amazing too.
The house is so twinkly it’s almost hard to concentrate.
The only thing tedious about micro string lights is putting them away. My big tip here is to keep their original packaging and wind them around something (like a piece of cardboard) neatly. DO NOT bundle them up and stuff them back in the box willy nilly. You will never untangle them…never.