Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hanukkah & Holiday Decorations

Decorating time in our house! We actually haven't fully decorated for the past three years because our house was on the market for two and then we were still getting organized and moved in last year. I've been collecting random decorations throughout the years and was excited to see everything I had.

Since we're having our first Hanukkah party (see my planning post here), I wanted to decorate for the party. For an awesome centerpiece that I love, I took this bag of dreidels I got for 75 cents at the thrift store and spray painted them in silver.
Then I mixed them in a glass bowl with silver glittery ornaments I got last year on clearance.

I love the classic, elegant look and it mixes Hanukkah and Christmas which is perfect for our house.

In the bathroom, I hung up these cute snowman towels I got last year on clearance.

I also added a snowman to hold the soap dispenser.

The ornament wreath I made last year is back on the door! Go here for the tutorial.And here's our version : )And speaking of more clearance buys from last year, I got 12 of these pretty napkin rings at TJMaxx and I've been dying to use them.
I rolled up silver napkins and put them all in a basket for our Hanukkah party.

And for another table centerpiece, I filled a glass bowl with silver spray-painted pinecones and blue berries. Again, another good mix of Christmas and Hanukkah to decorate the table.

We also put up icicle lights outside for the first time ever, but I had to add my light-up menorah to make it even. It looks so nice from outside with our white icicle lights!
For last year's festive Hanukkah decorations & crafts, go here


  1. you are killing me with that mix of silver dreidels and ornaments! i need to stumble across a bag for 75 cents! and those napkin rings! gorgeous! ack!

  2. oh yeah, and i think i have that menorah! are the bulbs blue?

  3. OMG I love everything!! Looks so great. My favorite are those darn snowman towels!! SO CUTE!

  4. OMG - I love everything...don't even know where to look first!! Gorgeous!

  5. Lisa, I love your mix of Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter themes. It makes for a cheerful and festive home!

  6. The spray painted dreidels turned out AWESOME! Love them!

    When's the big day?? Are you getting everything all planned out?

  7. Awwww, such pretty decorations. I especially ♥ the snowman soap holder. Toooo cute Ÿ

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Your ornament wreath looks fantastic! I'm a new follower now.

  9. I WISH I'd seen this before I did the last cakestand as a Hanukkah gift, those dreidels are perfect!

  10. Happy Hanukkah! What gorgeous decorations! :-)

  11. Lovely decor! The wreath looks fantastic. Happy Hanukkah!

  12. Love the spraypainted dreidles - and what a great find for the whole bag!

  13. Love that ornament wreath!

    Please link up to my party at Creative Juice Thursdays!


  14. The ornament wreath is A w s o m e...Great idea with the painted dreidles! Love it. I went to school in Romeoville-(the Chi town burbs)..small world!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, :o) peace


  15. It is so nice to see pretty Hanukkah decor, it so hard to find anyone that does any crafts it, and if they do they are not very pretty. Keep up the good work. And HAPPY HANUKKAH

  16. SO beautiful and festive!

  17. I love this! I love what you did with the dreidles! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. Love the silver dreidles! Great idea! Everything looks so pretty! You wreath is gorgeous and I love the napkin rings! Very cool!

  19. I love your silvery touches. They look so elegant and perfect for winter. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

  20. Hi Lisa-- LOVE all your ideas and want to hear all the deets on the party afterwards. That spray painted dreidels idea is brilliant.

  21. Love the wreath you made! :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Megan-

    (From one Chicago-raised girl to another...)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Juice Thursdays...

    Hope to see you back this week for round two! (Link will be up Wednesday night and I will announce the featured bloggers as well!)



  23. I just realized I commented on an ancient post. Are blog years like dog years?

    Anyways, really happy to find another Jewish blogger!


  24. These are great ideas! Not many Hanakkuh ideas out there-love it! I'm not Jewish, but I love Jewish culture.


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