The Barn Nursery Sets Date For Christmas Open House

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Barn Nursery will have a grand opening of their Christmas Open House on Nov. 2, to present their permanent collection of Christmas ornaments, garland, permanent trees, accessories, lights, and decorations. 

There will be another open house on Dec. 1 for poinsettias, natural Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland.

This is the first year of the "permanent Christmas trees," garland, and accessories presented on Nov., 2.  Festivities will include holiday food and drinks,  tablescape ideas, family photo center available with a professional photographer on site, children's activity area, festive music, seminars, LED lighting with eco-friendly ideas, and Christmas decorations for inside and out including window boxes, mailboxes, porches and decks.



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