Annie's
1451 County Rd. 1575
Ashland, OH 44805
1-800-338-1121
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About the Amish Barn Stars

History

The tradition of the barn star in America can be traced back to the 1700's. Barn stars were most popular after the Civil War. On many older American barns - particularly German farms - one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. Sometimes they were only used for aesthetic purposes but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder. It is our understanding the original star shape was a three-pointed star but has changed through the years. These folk art designs - many of which were star shaped - were painted directly onto each end of the barn and date back to the 1850's. But later the stars were crafted from wood as a separate piece. Also, colors had strong significance in Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings. More on the colors and their significance...

Variety

Annie's Amish Barn Stars are well known as a sign of good luck and great fortune. And they are an ornamental way of expressing support and pride in your country. Whatever the reason for decorating with or displaying these spectacular barn stars that are 100% made in America, you simply won't find a bigger or better selection, let alone a better price than you will find here! We have many sizes available: 10 inch, 16 inch, 24 inch, 32 inch, a large 40 inch, extra large 53 inch, and our jumbo 72 inch star. That's a 6 foot star!

We recently added 96 and 120 inch stars - 8 and 10 feet! We also have an array of colors available: American Flag Design/Americana (flag design in barn red, ivory and blue), Olde Glory (flag design in burgundy, beige and blue), and Texas flag designs in barn red, ivory and blue, radiant red, scarlet red, mustard, beige, ivory, tan, green, sage, Navy blue, whale blue, country blue, robins egg blue, burgundy, violet, blackberry, black, metallic gold, metallic silver, metallic copper, and gray. If you can't make a decision on what color to choose, select rusty. It will go with everything!

See Our Colors page for more information.

Or cash in and save big with our unfinished stars. Easily rust or paint your own! Create a shabby chic star! If there is something that you are looking for, but have been unable to locate, please let us know and let us help you find it! Need a special color? We can get it! We are the first (and only) to carry the style stars (droopy star) in the heavy duty metal. The stars that are available in the flimsy tin (made in a different country) just cannot compete with the quality and longevity you get from our decorative stars; painted or rusty- made in Ohio and nothing says Ohio better than a star!

More Info/Ordering

      Information on Colors and Their Meanings

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