Friday, January 30, 2009

A Few of our Favorite Things

There is guilt that comes with not updating your blog on a weekly basis. I have lived it now for over 3 weeks. With me it's not so much what to write as it is what pictures to post. I'm all about the pictures when I look at other blogs. I do not have a worthy camera nor do I have the picture taking talent that so many bloggers posses. So I feel a compromise coming on...for now it is not an updated picture of the shop, but just a little nonsense and fun.
Good segue into the next topic ~ February Faves, a top 10 list of JB Knacker's favorite things right now! Cue Sound of Music melody: Doctor Zhivago and other romances, Metal Bedsprings that pinch nose and eyelashes, snack sets and snack cakes and skeleton keys...these are a few of our favorite things...! I'm trying way too hard, so on with the list without music...let's see... old dress forms & satin seam binding, pink rick-rack & metal movie reels, shiny buttons & crystal chandeliers. The list goes on & on, so I promise pictures very soon!
Just a quick note to entice you to the shop. Regular hours (Tuesday-Friday 1-6pm and Saturday 10-3pm) are back and we have kicked-off February with a special treat ~ a beautifully wrapped wine glass featuring our "February Faves" ephemera tag when you purchase $25.00 or more!! We started this last Saturday even though it was still January, and the customers responded. They took great care to pick just the right wine glass with the perfect ephemera tag on it as each is unique.
The old place looks good. We're quite taken with our paper & trinket room upstairs, and think it will inspire you to create! New finds include a set of ironstone dishes, a full scrapbook from 1929 all about Shakespeare's plays and actors of the time (all written in wonderful script lettering), big old white cupboard and so much more. Thanks for stopping by ~ Brenda

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Therefore...and other wordy words

I have been told I can be a bit wordy. I have even noticed it myself. It was brought to my attention again after I read the proof of the JB Knacker ad I sent to our local paper. I quickly whisked an email off to said local paper, hoping they would remove all the wordy words I had plunked into our ad before going to print...especially the word "therefore!"
Speaking of getting rid of the not-so-necessary, I believe Julie & I have truly edited the shop as we ready for this Saturday in our "Saturdays only January." JB Knacker looks like a wintry Scandinavian home w/ all its whites, neutrals and textures. We like it! But I must admit...I'm itching to get the shop a little more "wordy." I need more words like concrete birdbath and metal-topped work table and maybe some ironstone platter or butter pat verbiage as well as small painted table and chunky cake plate words. Oh yes, a noun like cupboard and an adjective like primitive would fit nicely in the front room as would ticking feather pillow. Did I tell you I love adjectives like funky, old, white, painted, chippy, retro, metal, rusted and vintage to name a few. Therefore, being wordy is a good thing, right?!