That's A Lotta Latke

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Viola, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Happy Chanukah, yuhz guys! I didn't see a thread. If there is one, I apologize and blame the fried food.

    How's the holiday treating you? I got some lovely things. I hope everyone got some fried goodies, too.
     
  2. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    Happy Chanukah,

    yes, to you and yours. I think there is one somewhere on the FL already but the moderator will have to thread them together. Always wanted to do a dreidel.
     
  3. Viola

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    In my family we played for chocolates, at least whatever chocolates people didn't eat! :)

    I have deuced luck searching for threads correctly - I apologize to the moderators if they have to do patchwork.

    I need to buy new menorahs for next year; this is my last Chanukah at home. I want one electric one for the window and one regular candle or oil one. I don't know what counts as a vintage look, though. I sort of want the electric one to have flicker bulbs.
     
  4. "Skeet" McD

    "Skeet" McD Practically Family

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    Dear Viola,
    Chag Urim Sameach to you and all our Jewish Loungers!

    As you know from our various scribbles, I'm a Catholic...so it's a bit weird to be advising a Jew on Hanukkah! But--as you'll see--I'm a good deal closer to the vintage period than you are...

    Take a look at this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jud355/4144361798/

    I grew up in Westchester County, NY, in the 1960s...and remember these in a number of families' homes. In design, clearly a good deal older than the "vintage period"...but definitely in use then. If you want something more "period-looking"...I'd check out items once sold at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC....again, a very Jewish locale, and I remember quite a number of modernism-type menorahs.

    Good luck on your search...which I'm sure will be fun, under any circumstances. Be sure to show us what you come up with!

    "Skeet"
     
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  6. Viola

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    That first one looks like a Shabbat candle set my mom has, sort of, I'll take a pic of it. Well not like it like the same set just a reminiscent style.

    My parents are currently using a '50s sort-of-modern one because the one we bought new a few years ago, well, it plotzed! A whole "arm" fell off! What the heck, modern manufacterer!

    And I need an electric one to put in the window because my fiance is sure I'll light up the curtains. I might buy one of the regular white plastic ones but if I do I'll have to repaint it or wire-wrap it or something because whoaaa boy white plastic is not festive.
     

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