These Mini Rosemary Christmas Trees are fragrant and can last through the holidays. I’ll show you how to make them along with other fun things like a delicious Mediterranean fish dish with olives and tomatoes,
It’s Five Faves time with Annie and Cindy!
1. Fragrant Mini Rosemary Christmas Trees
Here is what you will need:
- rosemary herb bush in small pots either from your grocery store or ordered from Amazon (like I did)
- green floral wire Wrap and twist to form a cone shape.
- twigs (optional) Stick in for a more organic look.
- terracotta pots (scalloped from Pottery Barn) or less expensive from hardware stores like Home Depot. I plan to use my pots for a long time so I made the investment. But these would also make great party gifts.
- super moss I use this on all my houseplants to cover the dirt. Tuck around the base of the plant and into the saucer.
- bamboo skewer (we already had these in the kitchen drawer). You can get them at the grocery store, too.
- ribbon. Your choice. Mine is from Ballard Design. On sale. Securely tie the ribbon around the back of the pot and in a knot around the skewer. Then form a bow and snip off the part of the skewer that shows.
And speaking of natural Christmas decor, did you see….
2. Annie’s “In Her Nature” Article in BH&G
I was searching everywhere for the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens to read the article about Annie from Most Lovely Things. It must be sold out (Dolly Parton is on the cover and it’s beautiful).
But then I remembered that we get the digital version through our Apple One subscription.
Here is a little preview…
“Annie gathers other essentials like bunches of baby’s breath, eucalyptus, and cinnamon sticks during grocery store runs. She stocks her craft closet year-round with baker’s twine, spray paint, and kraft paper so everything she might need is on hand by her crafting kick-off the day after Thanksgiving.”
Annie is such a good friend to me. I’m so proud of her!
3. Mediterranean Baked White Fish with Tomatoes and Olives
Mercedes made this tasty Mediterranean Baked White Fish with Tomatoes and Olives for dinner at her house recently. We loved it!
We are lucky to have a lemon tree in the backyard, so I made the Lemon Blueberry Tart for dessert from this post: Blueberry Lemon Tart and Simple Table Setting Tips. The leftover custard from the tart was baked in a ramekin…so it’s gluten-free.
4. Archive’s Elegant Soaps And Lotions (Oprah’s Fave)
Talk about a nice housewarming present from my sister! She is here visiting.
Nice to have a luxuriant bath with the bubble bath and then layer on the lotion. Howard likes the shower gel too.
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5. Herbed Sea Salt For Stocking Stuffers
I made the Sicilian Herbed Sea Salt again from this post: Easy To Make Gourmet Party Favors (recipe) but with different jars that I had on hand and pretty tape from The Container Store.
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week:
Annie Diamond says
Mary Ann! Thank you for including me!! I adore your rosemary trees in the pots in your beautiful dining room. And your herb salt! Making those for a lunch this week!! Thanks for the reminder!
Cute rosemary topiaries.. The ribbons and pots are lovely too. Just adorable idea with the salts and love your tape and tags! Always love how you share what you guys have been cooking too. xo
Mary Ann Pickett says
Thanks so much, Kim!!
Love your rosemary trees, such a cute idea! And the salts, I love homemade gifts, perfect for hostess gifts and to add to gift baskets.
Annies article is fabulous, glad you were finally able to see it.
Enjoy your visit with your sister!
Have a wonderful week.
Mary Ann Pickett says
Thanks, Elizabeth!!! Merry Christmas.
Any idea where Mercedes may have purchased her hoodie from? It looks to be soft like cashmere.
Mary Ann Pickett says
I will ask her!
Your rosemary trees are adorable and I’m sure they smell heavenly. I love that you put moss in the tray too. Great idea for the Sicilian salts … that tape is a great find. Your personalized labels are awesome too … what a fun gift. xo
Love your rosemary trees — elegant and freshly fragrant for the holidays! Though I may not make them this year, it is great to understand HOW florists go about making these! And the recipes look delish!
Karen B. says
The fish Mercedes is cooking sounds like it would be delicious. I’m always looking for simple recipes for entertaining friends. I love lemons and blueberries.
Thanks for sharing.