Woven from a South American flower, Sur La Table’s Natural Hyacinth Placemats add an earthy, laid-back vibe to your décor. Available in brown and natural (shown). Finish the tablescape using one of these 26 table-setting ideas.
Toast the start of the holiday season with The First Step Sampler from Eco Wine. Made with organically grown grapes, the set combines a French 2007 Bordeaux, an Italian 2007 Prosecco, and the owner’s 2007 Coteaux du Languedoc, which has notes of blackberry and pepper.
Save yourself several after-dinner dishwasher cycles and invite guests to pile mashed potatoes on sturdy Bamboo Veneerware Plates by Bambu. They biodegrade four to six months after disposal. Available in three sizes: appetizer, salad, and dinner.
When Aunt Sally asks you to pass the pepper, send down the Reclaimed Wood Salt and Pepper Shakers by Bambeco. Made of recycled walnut from discarded furniture and cork bottoms, they help turn a mild meal into a flavorful feast.