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Garden Inspired Tablescape

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Want to set a formal table for a dairy Shavuos meal, yet the only options are a hodgepodge of breakfast bowls or, dare I say it, paper goods?  Let us help you.

Weekday to Holiday - White porcelain is the "black dress" of dinnerware and it's also the best way to show off, or rather showcase, your food.

Mix it Up - Formal & Rustic pieces come together to form an eclectic scheme.

Supplement your dairy dinnerware with versatile pieces, paired together.

Add Accents - The addition of bold accent plates dresses up the table.

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Scallop-edged stormy gray-blue stoneware dinner plates add rugged charm
(Anthropologie, $20,

Gold filigree and scattered blossoms crown each setting regally
(Aureus by Villeroy & Boch, avilable

Floral Disarray.  Casual bunches of freshly picked flowers, garden or grocery, in repurposed jars.

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Perch a decadent cheesecake atop a rustic whitewashed wooden cake stand (Williams Sonoma, $59,

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Glass petaled bowl - Anni Glass, $76

Tulip serving spoons of aluminum and enamel poetically capture this fleeting flower.
(Michael Aram, $75, available at

Source: Naomi Weinstein from the 2011 May/June issue of Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller.