Setting the table for an occasion is an art form these days. The intention of creating a tablescape for gathering with loved ones is just as meaningful as trimming the Christmas Tree. Here are my Top 5 Holiday Gifts from Sonoma Valley for the Table.
SummerVine is the table of — everything for the table. This is a local favorite for tableware. They offer a beautiful selection of serving pieces, cutlery, silverware, napkins, candles, vases, dishes, platters, tablecloths, and placemats. SummerVine inspires many holiday gift ideas for your tablescape lover. SummerVine is located on the Square in downtown Sonoma.
This is currently on their website – “Our website is currently under construction. If you would like more information about SummerVine and our products, please email us at info@summervinesonoma.”
2. Sign of the Bear
Another local favorite, Sign of the Bear, provides fun, practical, unique, beautiful, inventive, and humorous cookware, tableware and gifts for your table and kitchen. What really captured my eye though were these Tunisian olive wood serving pieces — gorgeous heirloom olive wood tools, bowls and boards from trees that are 800-2000 years old.
Check out signofthebear.com
3. Figone’s Olive Oil Company
Figone’s is world renowned for their locally made olive oil and vinegars. They also carry the beauty of the table from Italy – elegant bottles, handsome olive wood products, beautiful Italian ceramics and linens. Check out my blog on Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Food Lover.
Check out figoneoliveoil.com
4. Chateau Sonoma
Chateau Sonoma has that certain… how do you say… “Je ne sais quoi”. I love strolling through this charming and articulate store set in a historic building on the Square in downtown Sonoma. The owner, Sarah Anderson, creates an atmosphere that is interactive, one that transports you to another world which makes sense as Chateau Sonoma celebrates all things Sonoma yet with a French “joie de vivre”. Chateau Sonoma is the perfect place to buy a holiday gift for the person in your life who loves the French inspired way of life and appreciates the details of a nurtured table.
Check out chateausonoma.com
5. Williams Sonoma
I had to list Williams Sonoma to honor the flagship store, located right here in Sonoma. Williams Sonoma story began in 1956, when our founder Chuck Williams established his very first specialty cookware shop in Sonoma, California. I love the uniqueness of this store. It is charming and quaint with a beautiful kitchen for preparing for culinary events and teaching cooking classes. Head next door to Chuck’s Sonoma home to see his original furnishings, beautifully integrated with modern pieces from Williams Sonoma Home.
Check out williams-sonoma.com
Gather inspiration by spending some time window shopping in person or online. Who do you think of first when you see certain items? Buy it for that person.