Beautify the holiday table

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April 13, 2003|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

Looking to add something new to your Passover table? Want to ready your home for the Easter holiday? Now's the time. You'll find an array of handcrafted, unique and functional Passover items, as well as novel and decorative Easter items for sale everywhere, including area museums, galleries, shops and online stores. Here's a sampling:

FOR PASSOVER

Seder stunners: As part of the exhibit "Settings for the Seder" at ZYZYX!, you'll see Seder sets from UdaGlass, including a hand-sculpted glass matzo plate ($115), candle holders ($180) and Elijah's cup ($85), all pictured, by Israeli-born artist Yehuda Parmat. ZYZYX! is located at the Festival at Woodholme, 1809 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Call 410-486-9785.

Colorful covers: Check out the handcrafted matzo covers by local designer/artist Joye Newman of the Judaic art company Velvet Moonshine Fabric Art. The covers, in numerous colors and patterns, come with counted cross-stitched lettering (pictured, $90) or with hand-painted lettering ($75). Visit www.velvetmoonshine.com for a list of stores and galleries, or call 410-653-5018.

Bright on the table: Browse traditional, contemporary and whimsical Seder plates created by various artists at the Jewish Museum of Maryland's gift shop. Pictured is a Seder plate by artist Joanne Delomba ($48.50). The museum is located at 15 Lloyd St. Call 410-732-6400, Ext. 11.

FOR EASTER

Not just for Christmas: A springtime Easter Gingerbread House (pictured, $36) from www.redenvelope.com is almost too cute to eat, but it is edible, made with Jordan almonds, jelly beans and sweet icing. Go to the Web site or call 877-733-3683 for more information.

Filled Faberge: Loved the Walters Art Museum's The Faberge Menagerie exhibit with all those fanciful eggs? Take one home. Well, almost. The Walters' gift shop is selling Faberge Egg Tins filled with white chocolate-dusted blueberry raisins (pictured, $16.95 each), crystal eggs, Rose Trellis Egg Ornaments and plenty more, all inspired by the famous Faberge eggs. The Walters Art Museum is at 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000.

Here, chick chick: Easter doesn't get any cuter than this wooden Chick Novelty Frame ($6) from www.eddiebauer.com. It's as adorable as knickknacks come and holds a 2-inch photo. Call 800-625-7935 for more information.

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