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A Glorious Sukkot Dinner Fiesta by Miriam H.

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A Glorious Sukkot Dinner Fiesta by Miriam H.

1 Comment 10 October 2012

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My neighbor Miriam is a beautiful woman inside and out. Her glowing personality is evident with every greeting, smile, and hug that that she gives with the utmost generosity. Miriam’s vivid and deeply hued table top Mexican themed dinner table decor instantly put her holiday dinner guests in a festive mood, and these pictures make me happy every time I look at them! These fiesta themed dinner  table top photos are truly beyond words, and I am so happy to present it to my Jewish Hostesses!

Miriam used Mexican blankets as her table runners, and scattered gloriously striped Mexican pillows among huge fruit and flower filled champagne glasses as her ingenious centerpieces. Her dining room table served as a buffet table as the huge doors behind beckoned her guests to the fabulous Sukkah that was built as an extension to her home. Thank you Miriam for sharing your fabulous Mexican themed Sukkkot dinner party with us!

p.s. If  you love this Mexican fiesta table setting theme as much as I do, then please checkout these Mexican party supply sites:

 

 

 

 

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Update Your Holiday Table Decor on a Budget!

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Update Your Holiday Table Decor on a Budget!

No Comments 19 September 2012

This year, I decided to dump my tinsel sukkah decorations and try to find some updated sleeker last-minute looks. As most of my kids would rather get creative with a new latte in Starbucks, this year I  did not have the cute home made decorations that they used to bring home from second grade art class, and thankfully my fourth grader was really SO excited to help with the fun DIY napkin rings that we dreamed up together.

Step 1- I checked online at Jamali Gardens  and found gorgeous artificial hydrangea balls to hang from the scach or our Sukkah. Each one comes with a green ribbon loop that makes it easy to hang. You can buy them packaged in a set of 6, they come in lavender, green, and white, these gorgeous blooms can probably be passed down to your grandchildren if you keep them stored away with your Sukkah. (On the other hand, I think that they would be a great addition to a summer barbeque gracefully hung from an umbrella or awning.)

2- We shopped at IKEA and found some inexpensive botanical artwork to hang up as a modern Sukkah Decoration. It comes wrapped in plastic, which we kept it protected from the weather.

3-IKEA also had stunning $5 chandeliers in all shapes and sizes,

but unfortunately we did not make sure that they were waterproof,(we tried covering them with garbage bags) and unfortunately, they didn’t last too long…..

Ikea chandelier,REGOLIT Pendant lamp shade, white Diameter: 17 ¾ "  Diameter: 45 cm

4- We decided to make our very own crafty napkin rings. We ran over to Karen’s invitations on Avenue U in Brooklyn, and found lime green ribbon. Ran home, found a glue glun and, voila!


5- As for the dragonflies….. I bumped into Jill over at ETSY and she was able to whip up and ship 50 hemp knotted dragonflies for me to top off my DIY napkin rings. What do you think?

6- Table Runners- Craving something original, I decided to run back over to Karen’s Invitations and purchase some handmade papers that she sells by the sheet. If you are looking to buy some stunning handmade paper sheets online, you can CLICK HERE, HERE and HERE.

I decided to keep the ripped edge look of the gorgeous orange and gold handmade paper by folding each sheet down the middle lengthwise and ripping it slowly. Each sheet became a long rectangle, and I placed each edge under a lime green square table topper that I purchased from Michelle over at Table Toppers on East 4 Street in Brooklyn. Flowers, greens and ceramic containers are from Shirley Bar Nathan atop a fresh monstera leaf. The flowers and the monstera leaf lasted the whole week, and can be used over and over again! (The monstera leaf can also be used as a place mat.)

I always have simple glass votives and tea lights to scatter on my table for extra sparkle, purchased from Crate and Barrel.

 

 

7- You can also use your handmade paper to line the table for your bottles of kosher wine, and barware.
8-Don’t forget that even a brightly colored glass water bottle such as Perrier adds a splash of color to the table! Enjoy!!!!
9-What did you do to add a modern splash to your table??? I’d love to hear!!!  Questions??? Comment below!!!
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Sensational Sukkah Display at Table-Set-Go Charity Event by the Seashore

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Sensational Sukkah Display at Table-Set-Go Charity Event by the Seashore

No Comments 19 September 2012

This past summer, the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center hosted a fund raising event at the home of Charles and Ariella Ben Dayan in Deal, New Jersey. Ten teams of Jewish hostesses took on a different Jewish table setting theme that resulted a fierce competition. Though it was an extremely tough decision, Muriel Hidary and Barbara Franco were the table setting winners of the day.

During the festival of Sukkot ,its hard enough to get someone to put up your Sukkah decorations, but imagine how hard it is to build a Sukkah from scratch just for a charity event, for hundreds of women to check out- and then take it all down after 24 hours!! What a feat!!

When I sat down with Barbara and Muriel (a great team- I must say!!!) to discuss the mini- sukkah that they whipped up , they casually described how easy it was to:

  1. Create a faux chandelier by buying 2 bunches of branches and somehow figuring out how to suspend a bird’s nest from Michael’s Crafts with candles balanced atop the birds nest ring!
  2. Buy burlap, beautifully drape it as a table cloth using stick pins from Michael’s crafts in New Jersey.
  3. Sew a beautiful beige linen fabric onto the backs of folding chairs, and THEN wrap each chair with a darker beige gauze and tie together with a mini wreath- also from Michael’s.(how stunning???)
  4. Find real looking greens that resembled the green leaves that are found on the lulav- Hadass and Aravah.
  5.  Tie fishnet that adorned the back columns of the Sukkah.- (from A.C. Moore.)
  6. Sew fabric for back curtains- Lana fabrics in Brooklyn, N.Y.

More Gorgeous Details:

  1. Vietri dishes and Kim Seybert napkin rings were borrowed from “Aimee”.
  2. Each place setting had a name printed within a $1.99 garden daisy picture frame bought from Michael’s Crafts.
  3. The etrog box is antique and is inscribed with the owner’s initials.
  4. The centerpiece is a cylinder vase filled with lemons (etrogs weren’t available in August!)
  5. Artificial succulents- from A.C Moore

I’m sure you found some inspiration here!! Happy Holidays!!!!

Sukkah by the Sea

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Sukkah by the Sea

No Comments 19 July 2012

Last year, our Sukkah experience was extra special dining in Hymie and Liza’s Spanish style beachside home in New Jersey . Wood sukkah poles were  embellished with magnolia branches from the flower district in Manhattan. Baby pumpkin and squash,  fastened by mini hooks, were hung by thin rope from the bamboo “sechach.”  A huge thanks to our special cousins for a delicious and unforgettable Sukkot lunch!

Share your Sukkah pics!  Send to marlene@thejewishhosess.com

 

The Prettiest Sukkah Decor Ever! A Breathtaking View of Jerusalem, Israel!!

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The Prettiest Sukkah Decor Ever! A Breathtaking View of Jerusalem, Israel!!

1 Comment 19 September 2011

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???

Marlene

“Hi Marlene,

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”

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