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Alls I can say is “WOW” to the fantastic Hanukka table created by Betty Esses and Gracie Silvera. They really put their heart and soul into their Hanukka display for The Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center Table-Set-Go charity event in Deal, New Jersey. The ladies used a deep ocean blue colored cloth as a base for their Hanukka table and layered it on the festive Hanukka colors from there. Silver Chilewich placemats lined their elegant but casual silver rimmed china. A Tiffany shopping bag graced each place setting. Grace Sivera’s dreidel collection, amassed from her travels all over the world came in handy as she creatively dangled a unique dreidel from each turquiose blue Tiffany mini gift bag. Driedels that were drizzled along the table were craftily dipped in glue and then blue and silver glitter, and added even more sparkle to their Hanukka table decor. The hydrangea filled blue vases were purchased from Home Goods, and the unique sterling and blue dotted drinking glasses were borrowed from Surrey Lane on Avenue P in Brooklyn. Even though it was the middle of the sumer, Grace and Betty fried soufganiyot and baked Hanukka cookies! Blue and silver ribbons of different widths and colors tied around the soufganiyot platter flowed down both sides of the table.
Thanks so much ladies for your fabulous Hanukka inspiration!!!!
Photos by Victor Gindi
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Today I helped my grandmother set the table for Rosh Hashanah. Apparently, I have been setting the table wrong for all these years… (napkin DOESNT go under the silverware?), but she let me infiltrate with some of my ideas this year.
I was trying to get a more modern look out of her super traditional dinnerware.
My first step was to lose the table cloth. Handmade lace tablecloths are grand as grand can be, but I think the bare table is so beautiful that I wanted to showcase it. Plus, I love the contrast of the white plates and the dark wood. It makes the table seem fresh.
Next was the choice of dishes. I chose these from all of her most ornate sets because it looks crisp, and its easy to match with other white dishes. The gold scalloped edge is glamourous but also simple.
I chose a glass with a bit of color to it, and I used her brass wine cup and bronze pitcher, proving once again that you can mix metals as freely as you dare!
Sterling silver flatware is always a good thing, and on the bare glossy wood the silver really sparkles.
Handmade napkins and mother of pearl dishes to hold the symbolic foods complete the look.
The finishing touch were the vintage glass apples that we used on each plate. Cheeky, apropos and playful, while the table remains elegant and refined.
I hope you all have a lovely holiday! Check out my blog Sketch 42!
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