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Two Magnificent Holiday Table Settings by Karen Tawil

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Two Magnificent Holiday Table Settings by Karen Tawil

10 Comments 27 March 2013

Karen Tawil is one of the most creative and talented people I know. Years ago, Karen volunteered for a Sephardic Bikur Holim bake sale that we were working on.  In one day, she ran down to the flower district and bought tons of  bonsai plants, flowers, and all sorts of containers and ribbon, and created about 50 of the coolest Shabbat arrangements for sale. Needless to say, we were all sold out within hours, and it greatly helped us add to the profits and enjoyment of the day!

I must also add that Karen and her husband Neil own  Bright Eyes, the BEST place to shop for designer sunglasses in the Tri-State area. Bright Eyes is Located at 508 Kings Hwy # 1, Brooklyn, NY 11223-1917

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Thanks for sharing your breathtaking holiday table settings with us, Karen!  You make it look so easy!!!

p.s. To all of my Jewish Hostesses! keep sending in your holiday photos to marlene(AT)thejewishhostess.com! use the @!!

Marlene

“Hi Marlene,

I love the reaction of my guests when they come into our home and they get excited with all they see. I feel like the table setting makes the meal memorable even if its a meal as simple as bbq. For shavuot lunch it was just the four of us. I used a woven leather placemat from Pottery Barn with a silver charger ,the dishes are limoge and the flatware is lucite. I used stargazer and blue hydrangeas…….

For dinner table decor, I used a silver liner with a shimmer white overlay. Everything else was simple. As it was the holiday of Shavuot,  I just wanted it to be about the flowers. I put six vases across the table filled with roses, lisianthus,philanopsis,calla lillies and peonies. In front of each place setting, I put a single orchid in medicine tubes. The napkin rings were made out of silver leather from the fabric store sealed with a hot glue gun. Simple and elegant!!! Karen Tawil”

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My Window Herb Garden

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My Window Herb Garden

No Comments 23 April 2010

My apartment has south facing windows, which makes it SO HOT and blindingly bright. Sometimes I have to wear sunglasses indoors, and the wall of mirrors doesnt help matters! So I figured I might as well take advantage of living in a greenhouse and grow some herbs.

I’ve been collecting some potted herbs for the past few days. I bought some at the farmer’s market, some at Home Depot, and some more at my local florist. I was looking for the perfect pot to replant them in so I could leave them on my window sill and have fresh herbs everyday. The florist had her herbs in these glass square bowls, and she told me that with a few stones below the soil for drainage, the herbs would be just fine in one of those.

Im growing: Basil, Mint, Oregano, and Thyme. I have Rosemary growing in a separate pot because it has different watering needs. I put the Oregano and Mint at the edges because they tend to flop sideways, while the Basil and Thyme will stay more upright. For instructions on a fool-proof herb garden go HERE.

I cant wait to make dinner tonight!

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