Monday, August 10, 2009


You know that sound when a big truck goes past you real quick - WHoosh. Yeah, that's what the last 3 weeks at the shop have been. You've all heard it..."where has the time gone?" Well, here's a quick run-down of activities at JB Knacker in the past 3 weeks: Inspiration Board Workshop, Soldered Charm Workshop, Breakfast Club Saturday and Gilbert Fest Event.

And hosting those great gals from up North for a little JB shopping during the soldered charm workshop ( see Ki's blog ) was a real treat, and made me feel a little like a celebrity if only for just a moment. My camera was nowhere to be found to document any of these fun happenings at the shop ~ am I really worthy?!

And somewhere during this 3 weeks, a big decision was made to be a vendor at The Junk Bonanza September 17, 18 and 19th!! We did this 2 years ago and it was a great show. Last year was a no go as baby Cecilia was well, just an itty-bitty baby.

Just keeping the shop fresh and filled during this 3 weeks was a challenge, but always a fun challenge if you are a junker at heart. There was a quick trip to What Cheer Flea Market in the eastern part of our great state and a quick stop at Sisters' Garden near Kalona to say "Hi" to Barb and Sharon. An auction here and a great consignment store there. Out west to do a little estating (well, western Iowa anyway). Another try at an old farm auction was a miss as we couldn't leave until after the shop closed. Hoping we'd cash in at the end when the auctioneer is a bit tired and just starts to lump wonderful old farm primitives into big old piles...but alas, we arrived as everyone else was loading those great old piles of farm primitives into the back of their almost brings a tear to the eye. When a door closes...oh yeah, we found a wonderful little junk shop just a few miles from said auction.

I promise, promise to get pictures posted of the shop ASAP! For some reason, I am unable to load pictures today?? Have a great week!


Jessica K. said...

ooohhh, now I have another great reason to go to the Junk Bonanza! Can't wait to see new pics.

Kris said...


Wow! Celebrities ,even - I am so disappointed that I missed that! So you are off to Junk Bonanza? Will you have time for a DIY night? I am having a hard time re-entering Iowa after a fabulous 2 weeks in KY - sure could use a jolt of repurposing now.

I want to hear all about your Junk plans too. Kris

Barntiques said...

No wonder I have not been able to find you! You were out "WHOOSHING!" Sounds like it has been cRaZy! But, what is new with that? We really want to go to Junk Bonanza, not sure if we will get that all figured out. Let me know if you need a "shopping trip" to the old barn before you go. Need anything? Your blog is great and I am excited for all of the happenings at JB Knacker!