Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hint of Spring






WoW!! It's gonna be 60 degrees here today and lots of sunshine! Now, I know there are a lot of activities one could do on a day like this, but I'm thinking time best spent is doing exactly what one deserves. You got it...head on over to JB Knacker and have a look/see. This type of weather gets us thinking about Spring and maybe flowers and pots and tweety birds and birdbaths and cleaning. OK, maybe cleaning can wait 'cause as Iowans we are fairly resigned that Winter will return to Iowa and there is still some hunkering down to be done. But I do have an idea brewing that could possibly revolutionize spring cleaning or at least make it tolerable...stay tuned as it will debut in the shop in a week or so.
At JB, we have moved toward fair weather decorating little by little. We are still in a celebratory mode as Valentine's Day is upon us and our sparkling wine glass give-away w/ our February Faves ephemera tag is still going strong!
We thank all of our loyal customers and those that have read our ads in the DesMoines Register or found us on-line or were referred to us through great word-of-mouth advertising. Business is good for this time of the year, and despite the media and the current administration trying to put fear and dread and "what have you" out there, so many of us are finding a way to make it work. And that's what this country has always been about...hard work. Even when things are tough, and we know that things ARE tough for many, Americans know how to find another path or help each other out or start over w/ something new. So thank you for your continued support of our business and our promise to you is to continue to keep things fresh and exciting and affordable at JB Knacker!

8 comments:

Old Crow Farm said...

Love the old movie projector. I agree all the doom and gloom there has to be some good still happening! I think your shop is awesome. I can look for hours and get lost in a fabulous junk world! Jordana

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, my, yet another fabulous-looking shop that I can't get to :( Love that first photo!

Every piece of junk is someone's memory. said...

Love the weather. Love your new post. Love the photos. Love that we are one day closer to spring and yes, I think it should be a national holiday! Love the idea of having a sale here at the acreage! (Not to be confused with Ranch or rambling estate!) Love Saturday, March 7th! Are you lovin it too? Let me know if you want to brainstorm it! Hark, I hear the calling of another Round Table!-kay

Anita said...

Thanks for your kind words on condolence. I do so appreciate it. I am hoping to come up your way, maybe on my Spring Break- a month away!!!

We're getting reay for Kane County and the first show of the season. Not sure what to expect, but hopinbg people are as enxious to get out as we are!

Anita

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Thanks for stopping by and for all the Kudos on my blog and shop. I hope you do stop by on your way to Duluth....If that dress form is for sale put her in your truck and bring her with because I want her...she is Beautiful.
Lori

Anita said...

Ok- My Spring Break from my grad classes- and my job is in 2 1/2 more weeks-and I will SOOOO be at your shop...

Hope all is going well there and that people will open those pocketbooks come Spring...

We're off to Kane this weekend...

Anita & Judy
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Pink Pig said...

nice blog and i am lovin your store. Keep up the good work I will stop back often.

chris jondle said...

Greetings! I finally have gotten the time to write. My name is Chris Jondle and I had talked to you last Friday about advertising with the "Goods Directory". advertising next week. Thanks for the info on it!
Looking at your Blog Spot...I cannot wait to get there. I will have to bring a couple of friends with me. It appears to be a treaure trove. Great Photos!
About the farmers market...I think your items would be a smash there. You sign up for it in Feb. You really must take a sat. to vivist there. Opens at 7 am and goes till 12:00 Wonderful food and vendors it is like not being in IOWA. Check out www. desmoinesfarmersmarket.com
I will be seeing you soon!
Blessed are the "CRACKED" for they are the ones who let the light in...
CJ~