These three small tables decrease slightly in size so they can fit under each other.
Courtesy of Viva Terra

Wood Nesting Tables

Once were: hardwood floors
Now are: nesting side tables

Salvaged from old hardwood floors, each table is weathered with its own character. Set on a sturdy frame, these tables can even be used as stools. Perfect next to a sofa or reading chair, their weathered surfaces remind us to look at old things with a fresh eye.

Nesting Tables
$289 (set of 3)
Available at Viva Terra


Old CDs function as coasters.
Courtesy of Elsewares

Vintage Record Coasters

Once were: vinyl LPs of the newest music
Now are: clever, funky coasters

Here's a great gift idea, or just something to add jazz (or R&B, or rock 'n' roll) to your coffee table. Sealed, so moisture won't seep through to the surface, these discs come in a set of six assorted labels packed in a clear, round case. They are handmade in Brooklyn.

Recycled Records
$20 (set of 6)
Available at Elsewares


Brightly colored bowls made of bamboo work just as well and are much more eco-friendly.
Courtesy of Green-Living

Bamboo Bowls

Once was: sustainable bamboo
Now are: colorful mini serving bowls

These 4 1/2-inch diameter Bambu lacquerware bowls, called “Mini Me's,” are made of hand-coiled bamboo and dressed in nine decorative colors. The unique lacquering process results in a remarkably durable waterproof matte finish. They are suitable for both hot and cold foods and clean easily with warm soapy water or damp cloth.

Bambu Bowls
$12 (each)
Available at Green-Living


This blue glass cake pedestal was made of recycled glass.
Courtesy of Green-Living

Recycled Glass

Once were: glass bottles
Now is: a lovely cake pedestal

Okay, this platter is much prettier than anything I have ever baked. Its delicate, feminine appearance is a pretty second life for broken bottles and jars. Hand poured and available in eight colors (shown here in cobalt), this cake stand is made from 100% recycled glass.

Recycled Glass Cake Stand
$72
Available at Green-Living


This rustic-looking table was crafted out of reclaimed railroad ties.
Courtesy of Viva Terra

Reclaimed Railroad Ties

Once were: railroad ties
Now are: a unique dining table and chairs

This table, made from salvaged railroad tie wood, sits on a sturdy, waxed metal frame. The rustic ties -- made from teak, pine, and ironwood, with wooden pegs filling spike holes -- display original weathered markings on the surface and are joined to provide ample surface width.

Railroad Tie Dining Table and Chairs
$949 (table)
$1,750 (table and 6 chairs)
Available at Viva Terra


The black metal candelabra began as scrap metal.
Courtesy of Viva Terra

Reused Metal

Once was: scrap metal
Now is: a tea light candelabra

If you thought the nights of enjoying a softly lit tree were over in December, this tabletop piece will brighten your day (or night, rather). Made from recycled metal and set in a wooden stand, the branches of this tree are low enough to be used as a centerpiece.

Tea Light Candleabra
$139
Available at Viva Terra


These white cloth napkins are made from organic fabric.
Courtesy of Branch

Well-Serving Napkins

Once was: vintage organic fabric
Now are: delicate table linens

Not only are these napkins made in Romania from vintage organic fabric (80% hemp, 20% cotton) milled on local family farms, but they also provide jobs for women that allow them to stay home and raise their children. How could somebody not want to support that? They also come with ties of reclaimed suede.

Organic Table Linens
$38 (set of 4)
Available exclusively at Branch


These white plates are stronger than paper but 100% biodegradable.
Courtesy of Branch

Disposable Plates (sans guilt)

Once were: sugarcane fiber and potato starch
Now is: 100% biodegradable disposable dinnerware

Finally we can picnic in peace. These paper-plate alternatives are more sturdy and, without a doubt, more elegant. They’re also microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant, and can handle hot foods and beverages. When the party is over, they can be recycled for the making of paper or can be composted.

Disposable Dinnerware
$9 (pack of 50 plates), $14 (pack of 150 spoons, knives, and forks)
Available at Branch


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