The most important thing was that my son was happy and so proud of his barmitzvah. He thanked me again and again!
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I’m loving Elena’s classic metallic silver and white tablescape from Passover 2012.
A gorgeous backdrop for a delicious lunch. GREAT job, Elena!! Marlene
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If you thought that Passover was over, then think again! The photos are still coming in, please enjoy Marilyn Harary’s timeless seder! Thank you for sharing your holiday with us, Marilyn!
“Hi Marlene ,
It was so much prettier but I didn’t get any close ups I seated 16 comfortably I had two cloths white with buttercup yellow with matouk linens napkins and place mats. Gorgous flowers, and Baruch hashem a good time was had by all.
We’ll talk menu one day !! Marilyn”
Thank you Djamilla Cochran of http://www.theroseweddings.com for sharing this elegant Persian seder from 2012 with Jewish Hostesses from so many different backgrounds. I am continually fascinated by the different Jewish cultures that span the globe.We all share the same Torah, yet throughout thousands of years of peace and persecution, history has allowed us all to survive, and express our individuality as separate Jewish communities. Beautiful! I have enjoyed posting this unique seder, as I hope you will all enjoy reading. Marlene
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“This beautiful Passover Seder was styled by Marjaneh from Candybar Couture with lots of help from her mother Guity. Although, Passover is a Jewish Holiday celebrated for thousands of years, this family who is originally from Iran, took a very modern approach to designing the party. The party was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. The second floor patio that was covered halfway by a beautiful white tent that was the ideal location to seat more than 70 guests. It is very common for Iranians living in Los Angeles to have a large number of guests at the Seder. They invite friends and lots of extended family. A microphone had to be used for all of the guests to hear the prayers!
The food that is used for the prayers, along with flowers were used as the centerpiece.
They included lettuce, bitter herbs, Matzos, vinegar and Halegh which is the Iranian version of Charoset. The highlight of the nigh is generally Dayenu where it is customary for Iranian Jews to playfully hit each other with the raw scallions. This tradition symbolizes the whips of the slaves in Egypt.”
List of vendors :
The Huntley Hotel http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/
The Party was styled by Candybar Couture. http://www.candybarcouture.com/
The Desserts were by Madame Dessert. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madame-Dessert/128740397170724
The Catering was by Alfredo Catering. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alfredo-Catering-Inc/352678486239
Thank you to all of the Jewish Hostessses who took the time to send in their tables. I hope all of my readers enjoy looking at these tablescapes as much as I do. Each one is unique and as beautiful as the hostess behind it. Click here to see the first batch of Passover tables that were posted last year.
May we continue to share in many Jewish holidays together! Marlene
P.S Comment below with your favorites!
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2. A Country Seder Table by Lisa Ades-
“My country seder in Massachusets – nothin’ fancy since the green outside from our Japanese garden is all the decoration we need…”
“I wish I had chairs that match but at least we have glasses that match – they were Grandma Ades’s.”
“This is my “centerpiece” – my mom and I went to the nursery down the street where they have the most beautiful pansies…”
“We planted them in this pot that has real moss growing on it. What could be prettier than that?”
“Did you notice my “diamond” napkin fold? I found it on http://www.napkinfoldingguide.com/! Ethan made that kippah on the right when he was little – i love the pom pom on it and that all the letters fell off except for HA! Enjoy! Lisa”
3. An Elegant Persian Tablescape at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. Check out the rest of the post HERE.
4. Blue Suede Seder Trays by Emily Massry
Hey Marlene I'm only sending this because I ran into you in Walmart. I Bought these blue suede boxes for Purim never used them but they came in handy for Passover . I put Haggadah, egg, haroset, and celery in salt water lettuce and a little cup of salt. Thank g-d it was a great Seder! Love ya keep up the great work, Marlene!," Emily M.
5. Color Array of Tableware by Susie Dweck
6. Alexis and Sarah Mizrahi “Spring” into action every year on Passover. Check out their LAST YEAR’S gorgeous crafty seder HERE!.
Our gourmet popcorn business closed for pesach-so we finally had some free time on our hands! Like always-we suprise our mother with a beautiful table every holiday. This years inspiration was “hag ha’aviv-holiday of the spring. ” A trip to the flower market, & a local nursery-& we were done! We rented a camel table cloth,yellow napkins,& bamboo chairs from Brooklyn Party Rental -Sonny Halawani- Our centerpieces were grass we bought already in those rustic wood crates, glass jars filled with moss, real birch wood, birds, lemons & limes.. For place cards we potted moss in terra cotta pots, & used birch wood scraps (we got it free!) that we ripped in small pieces for the names. Next to that, we placed our home-made leather bound Hagadahs! Our favorite part of the whole table – everyones little shelf with all the symbolic foods. We found these lucite “cabinet organizers” for cents-& we turned them into individual ke’aras! It was soo easy & so much fun! Enjoy!!”
Alexis & Sarah Mizrahi
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7.Pretty Greens and Flowers Pesach Tablescape by Jennifer Malka- “my hubby does all the flower arrangements!”
8. ” Hi Marlene…here is a photo that I just took of our seder table. Thank you. Chag Sameach!!” Karen Rubin- Brown
9. A Springtime Pesach Table By Jane Choueka
10. Fabulous Holiday Lunch Table By Carol Chera-
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Enjoy the creativity and please comment below with your favorite holiday tables!
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Winner for FIRST PRIZE wins $200. gift certificate to PARCI PARLA!
This a just one of Parci Parla’s gorgeous table settings! Parci Parla has tons of gift and table ware for your home! Email Irene for more info!
SECOND PRIZE - $100 to Josh and Co. Florist
THIRD PRIZE -$75 to Josh and Co.
Winner #1 with the most Facebook likes, comments, and emailed votes sent in to me is Karen Tawil! Check out her beautiful tables HERE!!!
Winner #2 with the most Facebook likes, comments, emailed votes sent in to me AND most inspiring Holocaust survival story is Felicia Bryn, from Sunny Isles Florida. Check out Mrs. Bryn’s table settingHERE.
Winner #3 with the most Facebook likes, comments, emailed votes sent in to me is Lorene Sasson! Lorene’s two table top displays were a big hit! Click HERE to check it out!
Click on each of their names above to see their beautiful Shavuot tables!
To check out ALL of the magnificent tables shared by our Jewish Hostesses please click HERE ! You are all such an inspiration to me and thousands of Jewish women all over the world! Marlene
Esther Sassoon, a fabulous florist and party planner living in Israel, was so gracious to send in her Tu Bishvat centerpiece to all of us Jewish Hostesses living mostly in the USA and Canada. Thank you Esther for bringing us all a little bit closer and warming up our computers during our cold winter months. I’m so glad to see that Jewish women all over the world are not forgetting the unassuming and quiet holiday of Tu Bishvat.
Happy Tu Bishvat to all! Marlene
When I think of Tu’ bishvat, I think of fruit!
That’s why I thought to incorporate fruit into this arrangement.
In each square of the pyramid I put in different types of fruits such as kumquats, mini lemons, and green apples in the arrangement.
If you have any more questions I’d be glad to answer.
WOW! Kineret you’ve done it again- I’m so glad to be able to help share your wonderful Passover seder table ideas. I am constantly amazed at how one Egyptian-Passover-escape-from-bondage-theme can be translated into so many unique holiday table ideas. Thank you, thank you, thank you for inspiring us all. To all Jewish Hostesses – Check out Kineret’s facebook page BSG TABLESCAPES . Marlene
p.s.- Attention a hostesses! Rememeber to snap some pics of your seder table pics to win one of 3 great prizes! Send PICS to marlene (at) thejewishhostess.com.
1- $100 gift certificate to Parci Parla- the fablulous table top shop on Kings Highway in Brooklyn. Kim Seybert, Jonathan Adler, Ralph Lauren Home, Coffee Table Books nd so much more!
Parci Parla Inc 565 Kings Hwy, New York, NY 11223
Hope this finds you well. I’m sending you some Passover tablescapes from years past. Haha, no pun intended
Many Jewish families already have many of the kinds of items I used for this “Exodus from Egypt” themed table- various clay and brass pots and vases, and even wooden camels! The palm leaves are from the plants in my front yard. Blue and black paired with gold and silver is reminiscent of ancient Egypt. Metal bangle bracelets from the local flea market make awesome napkin rings. Finally a gold chain around the table with place cards tied to them remind us how we were chained together in bondage, and how we are bound together in our heritage.Here are a few more ideas!Covered Hagadot and flowers make an elegant spring theme for any Passover table!Another favorite of mine, our Nile theme, with my version of Miriam and Yochevet looking on among the reeds (Ross finds!) Baby Moshe name card holders (below) add a whimsical touch for the young and young at heart!If you like what you see please LIKE our page BSG TABLESCAPES on facebook for many good ideas.Wishing you a happy and healthy Pesach!Kineret Spector
My cousin Sarah is famous for her gourmet cooking. Her holiday and Shabbat table setting should be featured in Martha Stewart magazine.
I saved this pic of Sara’s last year’s Sukkot table decor and menu- I wonder what she’s planning this year!!!
This Sukkot , PLEASE take a picture of your table and share it with Jewish Hostesses all over the world!. Send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Naomi for sharing this breathtaking view of Jerusalem from your Sukkah 2011!!! You are absolutely right!!! This is the best decoration yet!! If we can’t all travel to Israel this year for Sukkot, then let’s enjoy Naomi’s view!!!
By the way, Naomi- LOVE the dishes, wine cup, challah cover, and your baby pomegranates!!!
Jewish Hostesses-please comment below!
What do you think of this view of Jerusalem for Sukkot???
This view is the best sukkah decoration. It is taken from my terrace in Jerusalem.
Sushi gefilte and chopsticks as well as Algerian lamb.
Naomi Sutton Neustadter”
By Debbie Gindi
Kosher Recipe Ingredients:
Defrost mazors for about 20 minutes. preheat oven to 350•. On a lightly floured surface,roll out a bit.
Cut into 3 strips lengthwise. on ungreased cookie sheet Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Remove,let cool. (This step may be prepared up to 2 days in advance and kept at room temp in an airtight container)
Beat rich whip in chilled bowl until stiff peaks form,add vanilla pudding pack and whip until incorporated.
(And any extract desired,if using)
On serving platter place on layer puff pastry dollop 1/2 whipped cream mixture on top. Repeat with puff pastry and cream. Ending top layer with pastry. Garnsh with confectioners sugar on top. And a few fresh berries! Shabbat Shalom.
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Thank you Susan for sharing your Shabbat and Shavuot table settings with us! Your hot pink peonies and pops of color make me very happy!! The subtle hints of green that peek through your vases add another shade of color into the mix. Pier One placemats are the perfect base for your centerpieces! Keep sending your pics!!! Thanks again- Marlene
Just a note to tell you that I love your website. My name is Susan Lerner and I live in Jamaica Estates, NY. I am very good friends with Vered Shamosh and she is the one who told me about your beautiful website. Thought I would share some pictures of my Shavuot and Shabbat tables. Great finds all from Pier One and Homegoods!!!
All the best and continued success,
Thank you cousin Robin Antar for sending in Aunt Linda’s traditional Shavuot table. Aunt Linda and Uncle Leon are known for their warmth, grace and great style. Their Shavuot table is a perfect reflection of their wonderful hobby of collecting unique and beautiful dishes and glassware, so that they can continually gather their family around their inviting table.
This Shavuot table gave me a great excuse to call Aunt Linda. Always happy to answer my questions, whether it be about her parent’s history coming from Syria, or to tell me about her elegant Shavuot table, its always fun, and a pleasure to speak to her.
The crystal goblets are from aunt Linda’s antique collection of Heisey crystal, the lace tablecloth is a purchase from a vacation to St. Thomas, the silver flatware is Christofle, and her dishes were a post wedding purchase from an English china company.
On the menu was, Koosa B’jiben (squash quiche mixed with cheese and eggs), an assorted cheese platter arranged by her grandaughter Marjorie, avocado salad with lemon and cumin, sliced tomato, basil and cheese platter, and much, much more!
By the way, Aunt Linda and Uncle Leon are very proud of their daughter Robin Antar, who is a famous sculptor, and who has a 6,000 pound sculpture of a bag of potato chips that is sitting in her garage at the time of this posting… Robin’ pieces are in some of the most prestigious corporate headquarters in the world. Doc Martin’s, Chateau Haut Brion Wines, Sketcher’s Boots and more. Check out Robin’s video HERE.
Robin’s work is also includes a beautiful collection of Torah cases and Judaica that are featured in OUR ART, a 400 page coffee table book collection of 300 artists of the Sephardic Community.
I also want to say that I really admire Aunt Linda and Uncle Leon for supporting their daughter’s artistic passion!!!
Since so many of you sent in such gorgeous seder table pics for our Passover Seder Table Contest, (CLICK HERE ), I decided see what all of my Jewish Hostesses have up their sleeves for Shavuot. Whether you dig up some tabletop surprises in Target and Home Goods, or use your finest delicate china dinner plates, I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOUR SHAVUOT TABLES!! Just be creative and have fun! Its my goal for us all to be able to take a peek into each other’s dining rooms to gain inspiration and learn from each other’s individual talents!!!.
On a similar note, I’d like to bring up the concept of “Hiddur Mitzvah”. Simply put, when we are faced with a simple mitzvah of putting out a holiday table for our family, one in which many berachot are said, and in which holiday memories will be embedded in our children’s minds for years to come, the concept of beautifying that mitzvah is a huge one. You’ve probably made the good deed of “Hiddur Mitzvah” without even realizing it. Beautiful sterling kiddush cups, stunning menorahs and shabbat candles are a prime example.
Lets beautify our tables this Shavuot and share in our individuality- send in your Shavuot table pics to marlene(AT)thejewishhostess.com (use an @).
First Prize: will receive an amazing $200 gift certificate to: Parci Parla Home Accessories
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Second Prize: $75 to Josh and Co. Florist.
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Third Prize: $50 to Josh and Co. Florist
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