Christmas in the Country is Celebrating 26 years! The 2019 Tour dates are Dec. 6, 7 & 8 Friday & Saturday 10am~5pm Sunday 11am ~ 5pm
Location Map #1: Lynwood Commons
LynwoodCommons 4779 Lynwood Center Rd, Suite G 206 842-2053 email@example.com
The Lynwood Commons was built and opened in 2002 as a mixed use facility of apartments and small business. Lynwood Commons is currently under new management and owners. The Property Manager Jacob Hamilton invites you to explore the marvelous work of the guest artists in the community room of Suite G.
Ani Walworth - Christmas wreaths, centerpieces, swags & garlands
Gloria Triebenbah - Gloria's quilts, purses and clip on bags
Accupuncture and Wellness Center - Wellness tests
Harriet Brownstein - Hand knitted knit wear
Madison Clevenger - Handmade candles and soaps
Makenzi Wrinkle - Jewelry and gems
Russian Dumplings - Traditional Russian dumplings for meat lovers and vegans
Location Map #2: Countryman Stables
Countryman Stables 5349 McDonald NE (206) 842-1408
Experience the country in pastoral Eagledale, where Kathy Countryman offer kids 12 & underfree pony rides in a covered arena. Saturday & Sunday only, 11 - 2 p.m.
Although the pony rides are free, please consider making a contribution to our Adopt-a-Family Fund where we help a local family get throuh hard times during the Holidays. Thank you!
“I live on Bainbridge and I am a huge fan of Christmas in the Country, primarily the participation by Kathy Countryman. Christmas in the Country is one of those great community traditions that seem rarer with every passing year. It was one of the first things that I enjoyed with my kids when we first moved to the island after ten years in downtown Seattle. They still both remember their first pony ride at Countryman’s Stables – one of my daughters now rides there regularly and I think it was because of one special Christmas afternoon. What I remember best is how nice it felt to drive around this lovely island and see some charming art, listen to various artists, see how many people just donated their time and opened their houses, and feel how special it is to live in a true community as opposed to a specific geographic location.”
Sheila Hughes of One Reel, a nonprofit organization that produces the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle
Location Map #3: Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique
Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique opened it's doors on October 1st, 2014. Owner, Karen Mar invites you to come visit her shop that showcases a unique, friendly experience for customers by ensuring that each vendors offer their own interpretation of vintage goods. Customers can expect to see a variety of vintage goods unlike your typically vintage stores around this area.
Wacky Nut Farm is a 20 acre Equestrian Center specializing in premier dressage training and boarding. The farm aligns with environmentally conscious practices that protect water quality, natural resources and the health of both animals and people. Wacky Nut Farm is also home to a large Community Garden, yoga studio, Guesthouse and Art Studio. We are thrilled that the art studio will feature a community of artists for the annual Christmas in the Country. We look forward to seeing you!
Alchemy Industrial Arts has been teaching adults and children metal fabrication skills for the past 4 years. Adults and children of all ages can come and learn blacksmithing, welding and sheet metal forming, etc. Owner, Jeremy Loerch invite you to come tour the facility and see all the wonderful arts and creations. There will be art pieces that have been created by the students for sale.
There will be demonstrations throuhout the weekend during Christmas in the Country.
Sweetlife Farm is celebrating our 20th year as a cottage business! We specialize in affordable, usable gifts in attractive packaging ready to give away: Jams, Seasonings, Cocoa Local, Bainbridge Brittle, Handmade Soaps & Skincare. Bring your address list and let us mail your out of town gifts.
We are pleased to rejoin Christmas in the Ccountry with the following artists:
Carol Rolph - Adorned trees, fresh and dried wreaths
This ten acre compound with charming remodeled 1921 farmhouse, barns, schoolhouses, and horse arena is home to the Hazel Creek Montessori School named for a small creek that runs through the property. Janice (the school director) and Ollie Pedersen (landscape architect and native Bainbridge Islander whose family has lived here for over 100 years) developed the property that now is the epitome of country elegance. During Christmas in the Country you can enjoy music and the happy sounds of Christmas wishes shared with Santa and his elves in Santaland.
Photos with Santa by Karin Lehotsky - Fri. 1-5pm, Sat. 10am-noon, 1-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Vendors:
Cathy Kelley - DriftwoodFused glass, jewerly, upcycle Hollyn Overton- Artwork, cards and wreaths Eagle Roost Productions - Birdhouses and birdfeeders Contact: Ray Schreiberrayschreiber@wavecable.com Jacques Thiry - Wild Caught Alaskan smoked salmon Chelle Roberts- Fifth-generation gingerbread cookies and fruitcake Kathryn Lafond- Cook books George Brooks- Turned wood bowls and vessels Laurie Hall- Natural soaps, lotions and more Mary Cruz- Playfull dolls in Quirky clothing Debbie Nitsche- Greeting Cards and gift tags
Karin Lehotsky will make sure that your favorite moments with your child and Santa are captured as photo memories. Santa photos will be shot at The Hazel Creek Farm during the weekend at the following times:
Santa Photos: Friday 1-5pm Saturday 10am-noon, 1-5pm Sunday 11-5pm