By: Tina Lynn | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011
Attendees of the Tulsa Herb Society hypertufa “make and take” workshop (clockwise, left to right): Betty Muratet, Judith Payton, Linda Harrison, Bonita Watts, Linda Bevens, Jane Bolze, Tina McGhee, Cindy Farrar, Marcia Clark, Linda Connor, Pat Morris, Debbie Finn, Kaye Maclaskey, Beth Teel and Jan Edwards.
Carols and Crumpets, the highly anticipated herbal craft fair hosted by the Tulsa Herb Society (THS), returns December 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. The event presents distinguished artists and crafters from a four-state area.
Join THS as they welcome new vendors Dan and Jennifer Brandt, owners of Dutchess Chocolate; Samantha Extance, owner of Bohemian Romance; and Lori Wilbins, a THS member and first-time vendor.
Returning vendors who have been preparing for this delightfully herbal event are Judy Bailey, owner of Artistry & Old Lace; Maggie Bonanomi, owner of Simply Butternut; Kirk and Loretta Bowers, owners of Clear Creek Farm & Garden; Jackie Bowlin, owner of J.B. Creations; and Nancy Parke, owner of Chateau Debris.
Vendors who are related and enjoy crafting together are Sandy Chapman, owner of Silver Spoons; Ann Humbert, owner of Raintree Farm; and Kim Humbert, owner of From the Farm.
Tulsa Herb Society members work on making hypertufas for Carols and Crumpets. (Clockwise, left to right): Linda Harrison, Linda Connor, Pat Morris, Beth Teel and Linda Bevens.
Scent and spice vendors are Eileen Neer, new owner of Scentables Candles; Charlotte and Dan Hayer, owners of The Laughing Rabbit Soap Company; Jean and Carissa Pankey, owners of 3Ps in a Pod; and Tracy Evans, owner of The Spice Market.
Jalene Riley, owner of Utopia Gardens, returns with live plants and a large assortment of live wreaths. Randy Pennington, owner of Pennington’s Herb Patch, will have a nice selection of dried herbs, cutting boards and other handcrafted kitchen tools, and Daniel Regan, co-owner of Garden Deva Sculpture Company, will have Deva’s unique metal art. Crissie Gray is also returning this year.
Tulsa Herb Society member/vendors are Lois Galpin, owner of The Open Leaf; Lou Ann Gray; Maureen Hemmert, owner of the Butter Churn; Linda Randell, owner of Rozu Ella; and Ann Sittler, owner of Ann Sittler Designs, who returns with her whimsical clay art.
The Tulsa Herb Society spends every Tuesday cooking and crafting for Carols and Crumpets; stop by their booth for a trip through an herbal wonderland of gifts and decorations. On a recent Tuesday, members attended a hypertufa “make and take” workshop. Hypertufa is an artificial stone material that is made of several different aggregates and mixed with portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions, and is primarily used as garden art.
THS’s live greenery booth offers the freshest greenery at a reasonable price for one-of-a-kind holiday decorating. Individual Tulsa Herb Society members will have a community booth. Sharon Ferguson, Mary Jo Gibbs and Elaine Rainey will have an array of items to add to the ambiance of the day.
Remember to drop by the Holiday Raffle Table to buy a ticket. You might be a winner!
The Snowflake Café offers a festive site to sit and visit with friends while noshing on good food. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations aren’t required for lunch.
Mark your calendar for December 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of herbal shopping at Carols and Crumpets. The Tulsa Garden Center is located at 2435 S. Peoria in Tulsa. Admission is free!