Happy Passover! We had a fun seder last night and, of course, I took lots of pictures. I thought I’d share our Passover tablescape with you today.
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I love Passover and what it represents – rebirth, spring, renewal. I wanted the table to reflect that as well. Bright colored tulips are a must, and this year I added some pink hyacinths.
I mixed heights and styles of candlesticks, but used all silver candlesticks and the same color candles create a more unified look.
I actually had three seder plates on the table – one “real” one, given to us by Dear Husband’s family, and two made by our children.
Here the seder plate is filled – I love some good symbolism! Parsley dipped in salt water to represent the tears of the Jewish people as slaves in Egypt. Charoses (the fruit and nut mixture in the above picture) that represents the mortar the Jewish people used to build pyramids and other structures while in Egypt. Bitter herbs (horseradish) to represent the bitterness of slavery. A lamb shank bone to symbolize the sacrifice of Passover. A hard boiled egg, which can either symbolize mourning or the circle of life (depending on whom you ask). And I add an orange, because it has become a way of symbolizing inclusion: legend has it that a rabbi (male, obvs) once said that he would allow a woman to lead a seder when there was an orange on the seder plate. Boom – I add it.
The matzo plate. Cover is courtesy of my daughter. Making a matzo cover is easy: take a handkerchief and either paint or dye it how you want. That’s what M did here – her Sunday school class tie-dyed handkerchiefs to make matzo covers.
Bear lets us know when guests arrive. Who needs a doorbell when you have a retriever?
Whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year, I wish you all health and happiness.
Thanks for stopping by!