Hello everyone! This year for our Holiday Table, I was inspired to make gourmet party favors from a trip to an herb farm in Sicily. I think it’s fun to give guests little gifts any time of year but especially at Christmas! I know this is early (before Thanksgiving), but research shows that people are looking for inspiration now (and pinning to Pinterest). Anyway…it feels great to have my Christmas table ready to set when the time comes.
Cindy, Annie and I have invited Celia from After Orange County, Kelley from Polished Pebble and Yvonne from Stone Gable (all amazing hostesses) to inspire us. Be sure to check out their links at the end of the post.
I got my glasses several years ago, but these are similar... I think they add a little sparkle.
Wooden Basket Centerpiece
I filled this old wooden fruit basket with paper on the bottom and then layered fresh rosemary and berries and ornaments. You could use any basket and greenery, but the rosemary seemed to go with my “herb” theme. I tied the basket with ribbon that I got at Home Goods last year.
Striped Napkins Tied in a Knot
These napkins from Pottery Barn (a few years ago) are unironed and casually tied in a knot. These are some inexpensive striped napkins from World Market.
White Porcelain plates
How to Make Sicilian Herb Salt
Ideally, you would use some of this salt in your dinner menu…on roasted vegetables or chicken or in your salad dressing.
Use this salt on roasted vegetables and meats or in salad dressing. Place in Weck jars for party favors.
- 1 cup Light Grey Sea Salt
- 2 cups Kosher Salt
- 1 1/4 cups Herbs de Provence
- 1/8 cup or less crushed red pepper flakes optional
Spoon into jars and cover.
The mini Weck mold jars came from Amazon and address labels from Vista Print. The labels weren’t expensive so I have a bunch left over. I simply tied some fresh rosemary with twine. I have to say this table arrangement smells fragrant!
Why not give your Holiday Table some gourmet favors? If you have children at your table, you could also put red jelly beans from Amazon in the jars.
The sun is setting behind the Golden Gate bridge earlier now.
So, I am lighting candles and enjoying my family. I hope to keep this holiday season simple and peaceful (not always easy). Wishing you and your family the same.
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