We celebrate Chanukah, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy decorating both inside and outside as much as the next person! Instead of a tree and the trimmings, you’ll find winter-themed outdoor decorations and special Chanukah vignettes made with heirlooms and handcrafted treasures.
The outdoor decorations this year are birdhouse and garden themed with touches of silver, white and blue which are the traditional Chanukah colors. Indoors, you’ll find our decorated mantle with an antique brass menorah and a collection of beautiful hand painted dreidels taking center stage. A treasured menorah my son brought from Israel is in the window ready for lighting.
White orchids and paperwhites were grown especially for this time of year and greens were gathered from our yard to use both inside and out. We will just have a small dinner party this year since Chanukah arrived early in December. But next year, we’ll have another of our large gatherings of friends and family when I have the three or four days needed for preparation.
Come take a quick tour through our Fairfield home and garden and see what I’ve done to make this Chanukah special! (and … coming soon ~ pictures of our Chanukah dinner table and two of the most delicious Chanukah recipes ever, rugelach and cranberry kugel!)