CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
5815 Brown Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 – Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm
Open 7 days a week
Please join us for our annual Christmas in the Country Open House as we ring in the holiday season and celebrate our 61th anniversary. We invite you to bring family and friends and browse the original works of art on display, join us for a cup of cinnamon spiced wassail, and enjoy the warmth of the farmhouse.
Barker Ornaments is a unique family business that is rich in history and holds a special place in the community of Oxford, Ohio. The family tradition of making wooden ornaments began in 1952 when Charles and Marjorie Barker made the first wooden Christmas ornaments for their children’s tree. Their son Ralph proudly carries on the tradition of creating wooden ornaments with an emphasis on quality.
Barker Ornaments operates at the family’s historic farm, the Brown Homestead, built in 1848. The ornament workshop is located on the property in a renovated 115 year old dairy barn. The Barker family has crafted hundreds of designs and adds new ornaments to our collection each year. Today Barker ornaments hang on Christmas trees all over the world, establishing traditions and creating memories.
Our house will be open for guests to shop our well-loved Barker Ornaments and Old World Santas by folk artist Elaine Roesle. Also available will be pottery by master potter Debbie Rahe, prints and original artwork by Marjorie Bowers, and “Swittens” and fashion accessories by textile artist Pat Gifford. You are sure to be inspired by the art work created by developmentally disabled artists from the “Inside Out Studio” where art radiates from the inside.
Our 2014 Collection