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Bountiful Blossoms

Styling by Esther Ottensoser
Photography by Hudi Greenberger

Here is an array of blossoms from all over the beautiful world we live in. With bouquets ranging from a garden to a modern to a natural look, we hope you’ll be inspired to create something special and lovely to enhance your Yom Tov table!

Tip: Try to arrange your flowers as close as possible to Yom Tov, since it’s a three-day Yom Tov this year. Make sure the Oasis foam is nice and wet to keep your flowers as fresh as possible.

Flowers courtesy of Tali’s Global Flowers, located in Howell (6520 US Highway 9),
Monsey (249 Route 59, Airmont, NY), and Lakewood (1797 Avenue of the States), 732-366-9288.

Two-Tone Asymmetrical Arrangement

Although by nature I prefer symmetry, there’s something so unique and eye-catching about an asymmetrical flower arrangement. To add extra interest, I limited the arrangement to two colors only, keeping each color to its own side.

You will need:
  • Oasis foam
  • vase
  • assorted flowers in two different colors

Soak Oasis foam in water and place in vase.

Arrange flowers in the foam in an asymmetrical design.

Basket of Flowers

This garden-looking centerpiece was created by bending branches into a ring to make a striking statement.

You will need:
  • Oasis foam
  • vase (I purchased this one at Target)
  • soft, bendable branches
  • wire
  • floral tape
  • assorted flowers

Soak foam in water and place in vase.

Bend branches into a ring and secure with wire. Push the ring into the foam. Secure with floral tape.

Arrange flowers in vase as shown.

Har Sinai Arrangement

Inspired by a meadow of wildflowers, this natural landscaping look is how I envision Har Sinai.

You will need:
  • Oasis foam
  • low, wide vase or flowerpot
  • moss
  • assorted flowers

Soak foam in water and place in the vase. Build up the foam in the center.

Use moss to cover the foam and to shape into a mountain.

Carefully place flowers in the foam.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 793)

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