I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate the house for Chanukah, however of course this year that would be too late due to Thanksgivukkah. I’ve been mulling over what I want to do this year and after experimenting (unsuccessfully) with some white string lights this weekend, I think I’m going to go gold again.
I was looking at what I posted last year on gold for some inspiration and found my Hanukkah Style: Golde Inspiration Board. Many of the products have since been discontinued, so I updated it and the Hanukkah Style: Golde Pinterest Board that goes with it. Reading it now, I’m amazed at how much of it is still really true for me.
I’ve been really into gold this year, which is really strange for me since I’m usually a silver person. I don’t think it’s just me though, I see a lot more interesting gold decor this year than ever before. Gold is everywhere and succeeding with this gold theme is probably easier than with the other themes I’ve featured.
You’ll see I’ve mixed in with the gold some mercury glass and silver. Just like having too much blue in the Silver and Blue Hanukkah theme, you can have too much goldy-gold too. Don’t get all match-matchy with your gold, intentionally mix it up, and you’ll find you create a much more rich, sophisticated display.
Hanukkah gelt is key. Think apocethary jars filled with gelt or gelt strewn on the tabletop. Buy more than you need as the gelt has a mysterious habit of disappearing!
Items featured in this look:
Wood Slide Salad Plate from West Elm // Sarah Campbell Embellished Stripe Pillow Cover from West Elm // Gold Willow Branches with Lights from Save on Crafts // Brass Tulip Dreidel from Judaica Mall // Quest Gifts’ Baroque Menorah in “Golden Peach” from Gallery Judaica // Lit Mercury Glass Globes from Pottery Barn // Star of David Wreath from Curated Style
To see these items and more on Pinterest, visit my Hanukkah: Golde Pinterest board.