The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is upon us—the week-long festival began on Friday night. Last year my husband and I decided to experiment with a low table and floor pillows, so we removed the legs from our regular dining table and built a low platform for it out of bricks. Next we headed to the famous Jaffa flea market and bought many inexpensive Turkish and Moroccan style fabrics and pillows, colored glass globes and lanterns.
This year we added more fabrics and pillows, and a cool narrow lantern that we bought on a trip in Tangier this past winter. The traditional Sukka roofing is palm leaves with bundles of fresh dates hanging from them. I am loving hanging out in here and welcoming guests all week.