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Susan’s Modern Glass and Floral  Passover Seder Plate

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Susan’s Modern Glass and Floral Passover Seder Plate

8 Comments 14 March 2013

Susan Menash happens to be another favorite person in my life. Her talent is knows no bounds- just check out her  photography website HERE and you will know what I mean. I especially love the pictures of the seniors on her site as there are so many great stories waiting to be told…..

I love her seder plate creation from 2011 as it teaches us that a little imagination goes a long way….

Enjoy! Marlene

“Hi Marlene,

I used 2 rectangular vases from Crate and Barrel but you can choose to use up to a dozen small vases as your base. I had a piece of glass made up  24 inches by 12 inches. (You can use any clear tray or any thick piece of glass ) I filled my vases up with water, orchids, (last longer in water) and topped with my glass seder tray.

I was thinking of putting red or blue tropical fish to symbolize the parting of the Red Sea sea  but I didn’t want to be stuck with the live fish after the seder.

Now that I think of it, I should have given the fish away as Afikoman gifts for my grandchildren.

Susan Menash”

 

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Lorene’s Two Summer Table Settings-Flower Garden and Sea Side Inspired Dinners

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Lorene’s Two Summer Table Settings-Flower Garden and Sea Side Inspired Dinners

4 Comments 14 May 2012

Thanks Lorene Sasson for sharing two of your holiday tables with us! I love the holiday colors and themes that you chose! Now I’m ready for summer! Marlene

Hi Marlene!

The first night of Shavuot I went for the summer/ocean/colorful look, and for the second night, I went for a garden feel. I actually bought the mirrors and the silver chargers from Amazing Savings. The napkins and rings are from Bed Bath and Beyond.

I also used shower gifts from 6 years ago. The silverware was a gift from my sister, as well as the dishes and stemware. I love making the holiday by me  because I can use the items that are really special to me.
I was going to go thru with the whole summer/oceanside feel- but then I saw the flowers at the shop stuffed together and i love COLOR and at the last minute my whole table changed. but to stay true to my original theme, I threw in some ocean glass.

The second night-  I bought new dishes from home goods (Mikasa Cherry Blossom) and I already had cherry blossom branches that I have never known what do do with EVER so i put them away. I decided to bring them out of the closet and add them to the table with my new dishes.
The table runner is Lenox. The  pewter dragonfly/butterfly plates were a gift from my mother who was not here for the holiday this year, so it gave me the chance to make the nights by me. I cant wait to show her the pictures,I know she’ll love them!

I am very pleased with this table because everything really fell together nicely in the garden theme.

Thanks Marlene,  and Shabat Shalom!!
Lorene Sasson

First Shavuot Night- Seaside Inspired

 

Second Night- Flower Garden Settings Below

 

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Agave Lemonade

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Agave Lemonade

2 Comments 17 August 2011

This recipe is easier than regular lemonade recipes because it uses raw agave syrup.  Agave is a liquid sugar (with a low glycemic index), so you don’t have to spend the time dissolving the sugar in the water, or ending up with the sugar sitting on the bottom of your lemonade glass.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup raw agave syrup
  • 6 cups water
  • ice

sliced lemons and limes for garnish

1. Combine the lemon juice, agave and water in a pitcher.
2. Stir to combine.
3. Pour over ice and serve.

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Jewish Hostess of the Week! Stacy Ayash’s Party For a Baby Girl

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Jewish Hostess of the Week! Stacy Ayash’s Party For a Baby Girl

No Comments 22 March 2011

Meet Stacy Ayash- A very talented interior decorator who also finds time to whip up the most beautiful parties. Visit her gorgeous brand new interior decorating shop on Avenue U in Brooklyn. Hope you are inspired to spiff up your own gourmet table!  Marlene.

p.s. I’m looking for the next hostess of the week…

please send in your hostess ideas and pictures.


Anyone who entertains knows that its not always so easy but we always want to make it look that way.
After years of having guests over for holidays, and special occasions, I definitely know that my parties come together a lot easier these days. My biggest challenge is always creating something new and exciting for my guests.
The most recent party in my home was a collaborative effort. My mother in law wanted to celebrate the birth of her new grand daughter . I set up the flowers and the table decor,  and my mom cooked  the food.
Now you must know that the last party I did in my home I covered my entire table with grass and had very tall vases with orchids dripping out of the sides. So I knew I had to come up with something that would at least compare to last time.
The only difference was that now I had about 2 days to prepare, so I really needed to really put my thinking cap on. Here’s what I came up with………

I had my local mirror guy use my table pads as a template to cut the mirror and also cut some mirrored squares to serve the mazza (Syrian appetizers) on. All of the other serving pieces are the platinum Annie Glass mixed with Michael Aram platters. To add height and dimension, I used glass cube vases to prop up the serving platters. I poured pink jelly beans into the glass cubes to add the sweet softness to the table- after all the party was in honor of a baby girl.

The only thing missing was a spectacular centerpiece to really make the table pop, and the pink amarillo lillies really did the trick!

Interior Designs by Stacy Ayash

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DIY  Jute Carafe and Glass Set

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DIY Jute Carafe and Glass Set

No Comments 21 April 2010

An easy way to add an element of green to your table is to create a covering made from a natural fiber cord such as jute or hemp. Jute is 100% biodegradable and requires little to no chemicals for production.
I picked up a cute little set of 4 juice glasses and a matching carafe at a local second hand shop. If you want your set to be eco friendly try your second hand shops, stuff you already have or look into sets made of recycled glass (an ever-growing industry).

Supplies

Carafe/Pitcher + glasses
Scissors
Glue gun + glue sticks
8mm Jute Cord (5 ½ yards for the carafe, 1 yard/glass)

Directions

Glue one end of the 5-½ piece of cord to the base of the Carafe. Leave a little bit of the end unglued so that you can later point it upward and wrap the cord over it as you secure it around the circumference of the Carafe. I also started mine slightly above the actual bottom of the carafe so that it does not touch the table surface. This is optional.
Continue to lay down about 3 inches of glue in the desired path of the cord. Keep snaking it around until you get to the end. You should be able to pull up part of the glued down cord with the end of a pair of scissors and tuck the raw end of the cord into it so that it is hidden.
Repeat the same steps with the glasses.

You’re done! Now you have the perfect set to serve wine or water in to your guests!

Reprinted from The M&J Trimming Blog.

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Gorgeous Cloth Napkins for the Holidays

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Gorgeous Cloth Napkins for the Holidays

2 Comments 24 March 2010

If you are using glass plates on Passover, your table is going to be needing something exciting to give it some life.

My delightful (haha) husband insists on cloth napkins EVERY NIGHT. And by now I am even starting to like them! They are definitely a must for company.

I am really loving the looks of these colorful printed cloth napkins… I think these are perfect for a holiday breakfast or lunch. They scream “Spring is Here”!!!

1. Crate & Barrel Butterfly Print Napkin $4.95

 

2. Crate & Barrel Marimekko ® Lepo Napkin $6.95

 

3. Pottery Barn Spring Sparrow Napkins & Place Mats, Set Of 6 $48.00

4. Horchow’s 12 Hemstitched Linen Dinner Napkins, Monogrammed $77.90

 

5. Kelly Wearstler for Sferra $125.00

 

6. Kelly Wearstler for Sferra $125.00

 

For more ideas on how to make your house and life extra awesome, visit my blog Sketch 42.

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Glass Dishes – A Passover Round Up

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Glass Dishes – A Passover Round Up

2 Comments 21 March 2010

This is my first Passover that I will actually have to kosher my own kitchen. So I am on the prowl for some beautiful glass dishes that I can use year round for meat and milk, as well as for the holiday.

Here is a round up of my favorite glass dinner sets from across the web…

1. Crate & Barrel Mallorca Dinnerware

These are more textured than your average glass dish, but still very casual. At this price, these are great for every day dinnertime with your kids.

Cost: $3.95 - $4.95

2. Crate & Barrel Orion Dinnerware

Cost: $6.95 - $7.95

These have a rumpled recycled look. Very cool with linen and woven wood chargers.

3. Horchow’s Vetro Dinnerware

A super elegant set. These dishes are Fancy, with a capital F.

Cost: $281.00 - $352.00

4. Target’s La Rochere Bee Glass Collection

Cute and country.

Cost: $31.49 - $134.99

5. Libbey Tempo Square Dinnerware Collection

Go for a crisp look with a square dish.

Cost: $29.74 - $31.49

6. Colin Cowie 12–pc. Gold–Trimmed Textured Glass Dinnerware Set

Cost is: $149.99

For the price, these are really a score. A gold rimmed dish is timeless.

$149.99

7. VivaTerra Serene Sol Recycled Glass Dinnerware

Cost is: $39.00 - $198.00

Go for an eco-chic look with this recycled glass set.

8. Amazon’s Classica Glass Dishes

Patterned glass plates have the elegance of your grandmother’s crystal, at a fraction of the cost.

Cost: $27.00 for 20 piece set

9. Dishes by Riverside Designs from Terrestera

Cost: $26.00

Green glass evokes memories of sea-glass… Casual but graceful.

10. Belmont Clear Beaded Plate

This is a classic, cant go wrong glass dish. The beaded edge adds detail, but this plate is no fuss, no muss.

Cost: $92.00 for 4

Happy Passover!

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