And doesn't every family have traditional foods and customs that make each Yom Tov their own?
In our house, it's Oma G.'s green and white handpainted milchig dishes. No plate is exactly like any other.
It's also the flower napkin rings. They only come out once a year and we have the florist create a centerpiece to match them each year.
For the meals it's the asparagus soup, the mushroom onion cheese quiche and the choice of TWO cheesecakes (smooth 'n creamy classic or cranberry).
But let's not forget the FLOWERS!
Flowers in shul - flowers at home. I have the great fortune of having my husband dedicate himself to decorating our shul for Shavuos and then come home and do the same in our apartment. For those who have never seen Breuer's on Shavuos (and for some of you who have, but just want to feel a bit of nostalgia) I'm posting a few pictures.