By: Tina Lynn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009
Erna Schneider and Patsy Wynn, event co-chairs, display a few of the items available at Carols and Crumpets: handmade scarves, chutneys, vinegars, and floral and herbal crafts.
What began as a humble holiday festival has elevated into a highly anticipated event that Tulsans, along with those in surrounding communities, eagerly await. This year Carols and Crumpets is December 5, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center.
Patsy Wynn and Erna Schneider are event co-chairs. Dianne Rodehaver and Pat Morris, along with their team of talented crafters, have been busy making whimsical herbal crafts. Debbie Pleu and her floral team will have lovely bundles of greenery for adding that extra green touch this holiday season. Susan Balogh, Janice Partridge and their team of seasoned foodies have created the most sought after chutneys and vinegars the Tulsa Herb Society has to offer.
Tulsa Herb Society’s Snowflake Café becomes a festive site to visit with friends and family while enjoying a light lunch. Betty Muratet promises a delectable Café menu: a Tuscan sandwich – your choice of ham, turkey or veggie – vermicelli salad, chips, a cranberry bar, and herbal tea. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Snowflake Café is located in the Ballroom, lower level of the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
Renaissance Ensemble will be singing enchanting melodies throughout the day. Vendors will have an incredible array of herbal holiday gifts – expect to see your favorites. Maggie Bonanomi, owner of Simply Butternut, returns with her whimsical artifacts, and Kirk and Loretta Bowers, Clear Creek Farm & Gardens, will have creative craft items from nature. Tracy Evans, owner of The Spice Market, will have dried herb and spice blends. Judy Bailey of Artistry and Old Lace joins Carols and Crumpets this year, along with Peggy Kennedy from Overland Park, Kansas, who will have antique items.
The Calligraphy Guild of OK is working fast and furious creating beautiful items for their booth. Green Country Woodworkers promise wonderful wood products. Sandy Humbert Chapman and Kim and Ann Humbert’s booth will have pottery, mosaic hypertufas, jams, jellies and vintage items.
Leesa Cotton, Scentables, will have everlasting scents of the season with her candles. Crissie Gray returns with glass items and her customers’ favorite, cheese and cracker plates.
Charlotte and Dan Hayer, Laughing Rabbit Soap Co., return each year with an incredible array of luscious soap products. Another popular vendor is Maureen Hemmert, with her primitive crafts, bee skeps and chalkware. Potter Cheryl Musick returns with her nature-related pottery and birdhouses.
Jean and Crissa Pankey, 3Peas in a Pod, will return, and along with all their lotions, potions and balms, they will have doggie treats! Randy Pennington from Arkansas returns this year with his herbs, spices, cutting boards and wooden utensils. Maggie and Chris Regan will have metal items and Christmas whimsy from the Garden Deva Sculpture Co.
Nancy Waldrip and Jalene Riley, Utopia Garden, will have herbs in pots, poinsettias, books by Jim Long (Tulsa Herb Society educational speaker) and plants that will grow indoors during the winter. Marsha Quilty will have pottery, dishware and Christmas ornaments.
Judy and David Wheeler, Lavender Hill Farm, are back with their array of lavender products and their famous wine. New vendors this year include Jackie Bowlin with J.B.’s Creations, Nancy Parke with Chateau Debris, and Heidi and Ron Jones with On the Wind.
Tulsa Herb Society vendor members who have booths this year are Lou Ann Gray and Linda Randell. They are busy creating distinctive craft items for unique gift giving.
Don’t miss Carols and Crumpets at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., on Saturday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free!