2018 Shabbanukkah Table Picks

It’s officially the year of the table runner.

If you’re planning to host a Shabbanukkah on December 7th, then it’s time to start thinking about your table (less than a month away!).  While everyone will soon be sharing their favorite twist on a latke recipe, I’ve been scoping out every major homeware department for their 2018 Hanukkah collection.  Often times I find they’re small, full of non-specific blue plates, or cheesy smiling dreidel ornaments.  But there are a few gems this year, so you don’t have to run store to store to find your 2018 tablescape, here’s the low down, in order of my favorites.

Crate & Barrel

Every year I look forward to my Crate & Barrel catalogue to see their Hanukkah collection, I have many pieces from past years and love adding a new platter or linen to my table each year.  This year’s geometric blue line motif is subtle, and allows any piece you get to stay out all year long! I do like the napkin holders specifically, and the simple embroidered napkins.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery barn surprised me this year with an elegant (yet expensive) set of plates, napkins, and serving trays featuring intricate and delicate dreidels.  I am in love with the table runner which is very high quality, and has a lovely embroidered design with two dreidels nestled in some foliage.  I’ll be waiting until after the holidays this year to hopefully snag it on sale!

Williams Sonoma

This year the Hanukkah collection features a blue gold mosaic pattern they claim is perfect for your “vodka latke party.” There is a platter and goblets which are not specifically for Hanukkah, but are blue/gold mosaic, the stand-out item in my opinion are the set of 4 salad plates which are beautiful, unique, and could add a touch of sparkle to your Shabbanukkah without having to change out your entire dining set.

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Modern Tribe

Modern Tribe has a large collection of menorahs and other Hanukkah items, but for the table, I found this simple and clean linen runner to be the top item to highlight. (Modern Tribe is also a Nourishment Option for OneTable dinners!)

Lands’ End

The table runner seems to be the item Hanukkah 5779, pretty sure you could have one for every table in your house. Here’s one from Lands’ Ends that has gold sequins if that’s your jam.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

BB&B typically has a rather large (comparatively) Hanukkah selection in-store, but what’s available is mostly funny, kid-oriented, or actually Christmas-themed.  This year, they have a stuffed singing “llamukkah” and a “mitzvah moose” whose antlers light up, along with Hanukkah stockings, ornaments, and pasta? But with a deeper search, I actually found a treasure trove of products available online.

I was impressed to see a Lenox Collection for Hanukkah, though it’s not my favorite design, their plateware is sturdy, and will last for many years and many washes.  Plus it’s nice to have a matching set of dishes.

In the BB&B Sam Hedaya Collection, there’s a really lovely modern table runner (yes, another one), along with napkins, tablecloths, or runners in the patchwork pattern.

I was quite smitten with this little latke set, the spoons say “sour cream” and “applesauce” on them, would make a cute gift!  The Melamine Platter with the menorah is inexpensive, and would be a nice display for latkes or donuts.

AND: If you’re shopping for your perfect Shabbanukkah tablescape, download the Shop for OneTable Chrome extension and each purchase will give back to OneTable while you shop this holiday season.

Amanda Herring

Amanda is the JOFEE fellow for OneTable, bringing food justice, sustainability, and Jewish food values to the Shabbat dinner table. Amanda has a Master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts from GW. This position was made possible by a grant from The Morningstar Foundation and the United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, through Hazon’s JOFEE fellowship program.

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