Artisans’ sale source of holiday gifts |

Artisans’ sale source of holiday gifts

Denim clothing, scented soap, hand-decorated furniture, knit clothing, wood carvings, doll clothes, truffles and fine oil paintings are among the high-quality, hand-made products offered for sale this weekend by two dozen artists on Banner Mountain.

The goods are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday in five private homes, all nearby, on Banner Mountain Trail and Woodstock Drive.

They include the college dreams of two teenage girls who have created Abby’s Light Sweets. The girls made their own molds and use fine wax and essential oils to create candles in the shapes of pies, brownies, fudge sundaes, cinnamon rolls and other desserts, denim artist and event organizer Joan Unter said Friday.

And neighborhood Boy Scouts will be selling cider, coffee and cookies they made as part of a scouting project, Unter added.

Many of the artisans have won awards for their works, including photography, ceramics and art prints.

Handmade olive oil, holiday decorations and more can be found just east of Nevada City at:

• 13515 Banner Mountain Trail

• 13300 Woodstock Drive

• 13295 Woodstock Drive

• 13287 Woodstock Drive

• 13267 Woodstock Drive

To get there: From Highway 49, take Idaho-Maryland Road, or from Nevada City Highway, take Banner Ridge Lava Cap Road; just past the junction of those two roads, turn left on Banner Mountain Trail Road to the corner of Woodstock Drive, on the left.

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