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Natural Thanksgiving Style: Create a Chic and Sustainable Tabletop with Inspiration from the Pros. It's All about an Eclectic Mix of Elements and Accents from Your Yard

Magazine article Sunset

Natural Thanksgiving Style: Create a Chic and Sustainable Tabletop with Inspiration from the Pros. It's All about an Eclectic Mix of Elements and Accents from Your Yard

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BACK-TO-THE-ROOTS SIMPLICITY defines Lucas and Margi Heldfond's environmentally sensitive holiday style. "It comes from an appreciation of things inherited, things collected, and things grown in the garden," explains Lucas.

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To create your own eco-table, they say, start with what you have. Chairs and utensils don't have to match--in fact, an eclectic mix adds a personal touch. Stock up on sturdy ceramic dishware and quality table linens in muted colors that can be dressed up for any occasion. "Durability is the ultimate green choice," Lucas says.

Finally, sprinkle in nature's bounty. "There's something about sitting down at the table and smelling a plant's freshness or the scent of herbs," says Margi. "It's a foreshadowing of the meal to come."

INFO Design: Lucas and Margi Heldfond, Spring, San Francisco (415/673-2065). Resources: See page 142.

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