Passover Table Style

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Passover Tablescape

Fit for Royalty

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than that felt at the start of the Pesach Seder. Inside, the house and all its contents are positively gleaming. And outside the first hints of Spring are emerging. Celebrate the Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery to royalty with a palette of white, shimmering gold, and accents of black and green.

Start with...
Keep It Classic

Your Pesach dinnerware gets used for just one week per year so it should last a lifetime. For the major purchases, choose quality pieces with a classic motif. Formal white china sets the tone and can always be accessorized to suit the latest look.

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Gold beaded charger plates (JAF Gifts, $21, amazon.com)

Lurex napkins in green or gold ($4 each, pier1.com)

SPLURGE: Concentric circles of gold, platinum, and black (Raynaud’s Attraction, $113 each dinner plate, bloomingdales.com)

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Four Cups…
Set the table with a drinking glass to suit every guest

A goblet fit for royalty for the leader of the seder (Quest Collections’ Star of David Kiddush Cup Set, $220 , email info@questgift.com for a
local retailer)

SAVE: Goblets of green ($9, amazon.com)

Green acrylic stacking glasses are perfect for the younger set and also a space-saver to pack away (set of 4 for $20, amazon.com)

SPLURGE: Dramatic black wine glasses (Villeroy & Boch’s Cascara, $30, amazon.com)

Keep it going...
Black & Gold

On all other nights of the year, we set the table with pared down elegance but on this night of Pesach we fully embrace our royal status. Go all out with accents of gold to add the ultimate regal touch. Allude to the midnight drama of the Exodus with touches of black.

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SPLURGE: Gold flatware is all the rage (Diane von Furstenberg’s Night, $105 per place setting).

Add pop to a stark white tablecloth with Chilewich’s Lattice Gold Runner ($55)

China with monochrome blooms offset by a glossy black charger plate (Lenox’s Moonlit Garden and Jay Imports’ Starburst Glass Charger Plate, $21)

For marror and charoset by night, desserts by day (Libbey Selene 4¼'' Trifle Bowls, set of 4, $15, bedbathandbeyond.com, Wild Eye Designs Champagne Appetizer Spoons, set of 4, $17, artcraftgifts.com)

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Frog salt & pepper shakers allude to the children’s favorite theme of the Ten Plagues ($100, email info@questgift.com for a local
retailer).

Ravi napkin rings ($4 each, crateandbarrel.com)

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Spring Is in the Air

Accessorize with green glassware and table linens. Use greenery in place of flowers.

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The essential seder centerpiece. Annie Glass’ seder plate with 24k gold rim ($213, amazon.com)

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Passover 2012 Issue - Subscribe Now