When Rue Magazine editor Anne Sage invited us to collaborate on a table setting for the upcoming holiday season, we applied the by-now-familiar locavore principle to our project, building a setting based on the 100-mile rule—everything (from beeswax candles to dinner plates) is sourced from our favorite neighborhood suppliers or from our own kitchen cabinets and china closets. Check out the entire feature, with photography by Chris Andre, at Rue Magazine’s just-launched Issue 2.
N.B. Many of the products featured here will be on offer at the first annual Remodelista Holiday Market on Sunday, December 5, in Mill Valley. Go to Remodelista Holiday Market for location, hours, and a list of participating vendors.
Above: Photos by Chris Andre.
Above: The Smooth White Linen Tablecloth (90 by 44 inches) is $165 from Marin-based Rough Linen. We layered the rustic, old-loomed Orkney Linen Tablecloth (60 by 108 inches) on top; $100 from Rough Linen.
Above: Made of recycled denim from Levi Strauss Company, the Simply Julia Long Bistro Apron is $64 from Molly De Vries of Mill Valley-based Ambatalia. SF-based Studio Patro’s Graphically Striped Tea Towels are $22 each (they’re also available as a set of four for $82). Above product photos by Chris Andre.
Above L: Tyler Florence’s Mill Valley shop sells vintage hotel silver in five-piece mismatched place settings; $29.95; go to Tyler Florence for ordering information. Above R: Orkney Linen Napkins; available in sets of four (napkins are $15 each) from Rough Linen.
Above: New from Sausalito-based Heath Ceramics: hand-blown and hand-polished glassware; a set of two tumblers is $24 (other sizes available).
Above: Handmade Hurd Beeswax Candles from the Napa Valley, available from Heritage Culinary Artifacts. Prices range from $16 for small tapers to $42 for the large pillar.
Above: Branch Antlers by San Francisco-based woodworking artist Luke Bartels, made from found specimens mounted on hand-carved walnut or poplar crests; $185 each (with painted mounting plaques they’re $225).