Real Jewish Celebrations: Inside the Tangled Up in Blue Sukkah

I didn’t post these pictures last year because I was really disappointed with how they turned out. I wasn’t disappointed with the sukkah, but just the photos. Now that it is a year later, I can’t remember what I was so busy with, but I didn’t get a chance to photograph the sukkah until it was the afternoon of the chag and the light was blistering bright, which isn’t a good time to take pictures. But anyway, here is how the Tangled Up in Blue Sukkah turned out.

First, here is the Tangled Up in Blue inspiration board that I created to plan it all out. The tie dyed sukkah curtains I did a couple of years ago definitely work just as good as a table cloth as they do a curtain, maybe even better. The blue fringe is a little meh but the mix-matched Staffordshire china…always a winner in my book.

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

What would Sukkot be without me asking my husband to hoist something heavy from the schach rafters? The debate about whether it will cave in or not is almost like a family tradition now. These Santorini lanterns from Restoration Hardware are nothing compared to when we hung the mammoth.

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

With the candles in the lanterns and a ton of candles on the table, the candlelight was really amazing at night. I’m sorry I didn’t get a shot of that.

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

Real Jewish Celebrations: A White and Blue Sukkah | Chai & Home

What is the halachah regarding dogs in the sukkah? Just kidding, I don’t care what halachah says…the dog stays.

This year I’m going brown in the sukkah and using my seven species banner and placemats but this blue sukkah is definitely a keeper. I’d return to doing it like this again.

L’Chaim!

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