Home and Garden Roundup: 08.12.07

Home and Garden Roundup: 08.12.07

Janel Laban
Aug 13, 2007

Go green for entertaining posed a challenge: give a party, set a table, and decorate the space in a way that is "sustainable, doable and attractive".

Our favorite idea from the article was the first one...don't change a thing. The greenest way to go is to use your regular china and flatware. By NOT going out and buying new items just for a party, you are miles ahead in green thinking....and for what you don't have enough of, you can borrow from a friend (or rent).

Also from H&G this week:

Screen Grabs: A white Barcelona daybed designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 still looks modern. It's used on the set of Ugly Betty to connotate both style and a characters "notorious Lothario" ways.

Dishing: Celebrating the Tomato. BLT Wedge Salad with Chunky Roquefort Dressing and Smoky Gazpacho with Pesto Cream.

Tasks to Tackle in August: for the garden. Start a compost pile, plant a fall vegetable garden, repair lawns and plant trees.

Back to Bar Soap: and other green living tips sent in by H&G's readers.

Top Photo: Detail of an image from hostessblog.com

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