Friday, November 21, 2008

giving Thanks

What would make customers swarm to a small rural town on the biggest retail shopping day of the year? To shop JB Knacker, of course! My husband, the disbeliever, thinks we ought not be open on Black Friday (he likes to give me a hard time but secretly he is my biggest fan). I believe we have a duty to be open on this day. Where would all the people who hate to shop the big box stores go? Where would they find their JB shred? Who would welcome them and ask how the kids are or let them know their new haircut is not too shabby? Where else could they make a snowman or throw a snowball and sip hot cocoa & coffee after coming in from the bitter cold? OK...JB Knacker, again. Yes, we will be open and proudly so! We will have extended hours from 10am - 6pm on the day after Thanksgiving. Our vintage goodies and unique gifts will be well-stocked and the shop will smell of hand-cut soap and french vanilla coffee. We will wrap your new found treasures in white butcher paper and tuck them into our ephemera tagged craft paper sacks. If you came all the way from DesMoines or Mason City or some other far away place, we'll make sure you have a bottle of water for the road or a cup of coffee to keep you alert. We are proud of our small town heritage and thankful for our loyal creative customers...thank you from the bottom of our hearts and see you on Friday!
There will be a drawing for a $50.00 JB Knacker gift certificate on Saturday, Nov. 29th at 3:00pm as we close up shop and wrap up a wonderful November at JB Knacker. All you have to do is visit us in Gilbert on Friday (10-6pm) or Saturday(10-3pm) and throw your name in the old galvanized bucket. Also if you see something on the blog that you Have to have just contact me and we'll work out the details...this will also get your name in the drawing for $50!

Brenda & Julie


Wendi said...

I'm so sad, I'm going to miss out on Friday...headed to Chicago with my family! I have "hinted" VERY strongly to my husband to buy me a gift certificate from your shop for my Christmas present!! teehee!!

Anita said...

Wowee- I wish I was coming that way- but a little too far for me right now- are you going to be open in December? Maybe I can roadtrip down- like the day of Friday, 12/12 say? I need to look at that tin piece for the dining room- and I also want to get a couple journals, some typewriter charms for the girls, etc. Let me know. I'll make it worth your while to open up....:)


timeworninteriors said...

I love Sharons soap, it's my fav...How far is Gilbert from Muscatine?
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jessica K. said...

Your store is full of such YUMMY stuff! Love those apple jackets and I am sewing some coffee cozies for Christmas gifts this year. Love those!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You have some really interesting things in your shop, things that I'd love to buy. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing, Theresa

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...the shop looks GREAT!!! Hope you had lots of sales. I have been so busy making soaps for Sisters', my house smells like paradise.

Hope you have a wonderful season.


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Wendi said...

Brenda~ Do you guys have/or ever run across...a vintage (preferably metal) baby doll crib and high chair? Wood would be ok too...but prefer metal! Thanks!!