| TableScapes |

Bright, Light, and Summery

Text and styling by Esther Ottensoser
Photography by Hudi Greenberger

I love flowers, so I always look forward to creating the Shavuos tablescape. When I visited Tali’s Global Flower Shop in Lakewood for the first time, I was taken by its spacious, bright, and airy garden-like decor. I knew that I wanted to share that experience with you by setting up this table in the shop in honor of Shavuos.

  • Dyed Fringed Tulips
  • Dyed Carnations Succulents
  • Pink Lilac
  • Black Calla Lilies
  • Purple Anemones
  • White Lisianthus
  • Short Verigated Pitto Leaves
  • Black Scabiosa

Fresh Fabric

I chose a white eyelet and a lavender velvet fabric at Stitch n’ Sew, which they sewed into a tablecloth and a liner for me. I love the versatility of these two materials. I can use the velvet alone, or I can switch to a different color liner for another occasion. Since the velvet was wider than the eyelet, I had them remove the extra fabric from the width and sew it into napkins.

Floral Plates

I knew I wanted to use a floral plate for this table. At first I tried to find one at HomeGoods, but when I couldn’t find one that I liked, I rethought my plans and decided that even if I had found what I was looking for, the rest of you might not be able to find it! With that in mind, I got these gorgeous white plates by Godinger and created a floral download, which I copied on transparency paper and simply placed on top of the plate.

Choose from three different free downloads on Estherodesign.com.

Gold-Wrapped Napkin Rings

I wrapped gold washi tape around flower napkin rings to change them up a bit.


Flowers and vases: Global Flowers, located in Howell (6520 US Highway 9), Monsey (249 Route 59, Airmont, NY 10901), and Lakewood (1797 Avenue of the States)

White and Lucite chairs and Lucite columns from Seats Rentals, 732-200-1710, seatsrentals.com, rentals@seatsrentals.com

Tablecloth and napkins from Stitch n’ Sew, 123 E County Line Rd, Lakewood, NJ, 732-363-2220, yc@stitchnsew.com

Dishes and cutlery by Godinger, available at your local tabletop and gift shop

Stemware by Classic Touch, available at your local tabletop and gift shop

(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 741)

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