Shabbat Style: Spode

Blue and white Staffordshire pottery is as classic a look as you can get, but it doesn’t need to be stuffy or dated. I’ve written before about how to succeed with a blue and white table scheme, but this time my attention is turned to Spode Judaica.

Spode has an entire line of Judaica in their hallmark blue & white floral pattern. They have everything from a menorah (which is just stunning) to a mezuzah case and everything in between.  There is not a clunker in the set…they are all really beautiful and reasonably priced for such timeless items. The pieces make excellent gifts for weddings or any time at all.

For Shabbat the three essential pieces of kiddush cup, challah plate and candlesticks are matched with basic white dinnerware and a rattan charger to make it fresh and summery (in winter accessorize with pewter).  A navy napkin with a silver napkin ring accompany a unique cutlery pattern that you can get vintage or new as your budget dictates. And of course, classic white tapers for the Spode Sabbath Candlesticks complete the look.


Shabbat Style: Spode



1 / Juliska 20-piece Berry & Thread Flatware Set from Horchow

2 / Challah Plate by Spode

3 / Metal Wire Mesh Napkin Rings by UltimaDecor on Etsy

4 / Nantucket Dinner Plate from World Market

5 / Rattan Charger from World Market

6 / Helena Indigo Linen Napkin from Crate & Barrel

7 / Kiddush Cup by Spode

8 / Sabbath Candlesticks by Spode



  • Blue is our home’s automatic dairy color. Since I am a veggie (not my boys or my husband though) we sometimes do have dairy for Friday night or Shabbos Lunch. I Love to do combos with my blue and white dishes , and they mix so beautifully with other dishes as well…. those spode would go beautifully with any of the Juliska lines, esp. their Country Estate which now comes in blue and white , their marbelized dishes which has a blue colorway, as well as their white and bamboo line. I mix those serving pieces with my blue and white white dishes. I even bought some Promenad from IKEA which look great and are adorable…. I bought a bunch of settings for a song because believe it or not, I often have more than 16 for SHabbos . Blue and White is such a classic……like Shabbos! ;)

    • Indeed, like Shabbos! I also love mixing and matching. I have a variety of random Staffordshire and Royal Copenhagen all mixed together. Promenad is a wonderfully economical way to get the blue and white look on a budget…perfect when supplementing the good stuff for large numbers. 16?! Whew!

  • Spode also has a great looking honey pot with under-plate and wooden server that we have displayed in our dining room! It too, is blue and white with the Star of David on it! Believe I purchased it on-line at the Bowl Store…

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