Hanukkah on Main Street 2017: What’s New in Blue

Let’s get warmed up for Hanukkah with my annual roundup of Hanukkah decor you can find at a store near you.  I know it’s early but I want to make sure you all are ready for Black Friday so here goes…

CRATE & BARREL

Crate and Barrel usually has something new and this year is no exception. Their Hanukkah dinnerware features “Happy Hanukkah” in a font that looks suspiciously like a tweaked Sacramento. It is featured on salad plates, a latke tray, and napkins. And the Cloisonne Dreidel Ornament is back.

Hanukkah on Main Street 2017 | Chai & Home

Hanukkah on Main Street 2017 | Chai & Home

 

POTTERY BARN

Pottery Barn has a brand new design this year and I really like it. It features a dreidel doodle drawing that I find charming. You can buy it on a latke tray, soup bowls, salad plates, and a divided tray. They have a new menorah too, called the Rachel Menorah.  Merchandised with hammered silver, blue linen, blue mercury votives, and their blue stoneware, it is a handsome look that walks the line between formal and informal.

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

 

WILLIAMS SONOMA

Williams Sonoma is re-stocking last year’s sold out Blue Mosaic Salad Plates and this year added an attractive Rectangular Platter to go with them. If you missed out last year (that would be me), head out early as I’m sure many locations will sell out again.

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

 

BED BATH AND BEYOND

Bed Bath and Beyond is getting all modern on us by adding several products featuring geometric designs, most notably the Festival of Lights dinnerware line by Lenox that might be made specifically for Bed Bath and Beyond. There are also a couple of Hanukkah pillows by E by Design in several colorways. Although I’m not totally in love with it, taken altogether, they represent a distinct product direction that should be applauded (maybe some merchandising photography would  help?). As always, if you’ve been struggling to find His and Hers Hanukkah Stockings, BBB has got ’em and you may want to pick up a Star of David tree topper to go with them.

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

 

PIER 1

The usual amount of blue Christmas decorations are available at Pier 1 but I think their best products are these Dreidel Picture Holders.

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

 

POTTERY BARN KIDS

Looks like Pottery Barn kids has a bunch of leftover inventory from previous years but I always love their felt wall hangings and this Hanukkah Dreidel Countdown Calendar can be personalized for each kid. Anyone ever met a Jewish family named Clark?

Hanukkah on Main Street | Chai & Home

 

Nothing that special from Target, but they do have a variety of Hanukkah pillows (are Hanukkah pillows becoming a thing?). West Elm has a new menorah in hammered metal that they are merchandising very prettily. CB2 has a couple of new menorahs which look awesome. Nothing at World Market. Boo. Have you seen any must-have items yet?

L’Chaim!

 

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  • My favorite idea is the Hanukkah Dreidel Countdown Calendar although I am not totally in love with the design. Do you think this sort of design is too close to the advent calendar? I was thinking about this very idea this year because I love how much Christians love the advent calendar and feel pangs of “wish Hanukkah had something like that”. Not sure if there is right answer to that question. Maybe a more accurate statement is this is 2017 Hanukkah in America! I would love to know your thoughts!