The Novel Tea’s Ellen Arden-Ogle on Holiday Gifts & Goods

Who sparked your love of making?

My mother was a great crafter and needlewoman as well as a terrific baker and cook.

What is your favorite product or piece you’ve made lately?

My current favorite is a poultry tea rub that I use to make the most delicious turkey or chicken plus basting sauce and sauce. It’s smoky and clean tasting.

What inspires you during the holiday season?

Making others happy inspires me most.

What other vendor are you excited to see/shop this season?

I love the various vendors who make soap and lotions.

What is your favorite holiday food or recipe and why?

Without a doubt it is our family’s famous fudge recipe—it is wonderful with a cup of chocolate tea.


Join us for a unique spin on craft fairs where you can craft some of your own holiday goodies. Make a commitment to the environment, your wallet, and creative diversity by purchasing handmade gifts from local entrepreneurs this season.

Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on the South end of the Sierra 2 Center

This event features 2 meeting halls and a patio tent filled with talented, hand-picked vendors selling creative and unique gifts and goods. 

In the brand new Craft Tent, choose mom or auntie’s favorite colors to apply to a water-marbled scarf with the Craftopolis Craft Club. Bring shirts to print for your friends and family or make your own card or gift bag using a lino-block print at Tenacious Goods’ booth.

The Holiday Gifts & Goods is an intimate and relaxing way to find unique gifts and personal treasures for you and yours… But all this great shopping and visiting can wear you out! Treat yourself to brewed tea and pastries by The  Novel Tea as well as espresso and coffee beverages from Urbane Coffee.

Written by Heather for Sierra 2 and posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019

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