Sunday, November 15, 2009
Is that how time flies? You just get crazy busy and "whoosh" it's Thanksgiving! Crazy busy can be a good thing...a very good thing in the retail world. A Vintage Christmas last weekend was wonderful! OK... the 70 degree weather was a little weird for the first weekend in November in Iowa. But on the inside... the mix of hot cider, french vanilla coffee, almond & Christmas sugar soap and homemade goodies was enticing. Christmas and vintage was being brought out all weekend during the festivities. As quickly as one item sold another was there to replace it. And this is only the beginning of what JB Knacker will be offering in vintage and vintage inspired goodness for the season. Our next big event is the day after Thanksgiving. We will be open with extended hours from 10 am - 5pm that day and our door busters will be something to behold. In this creative world of JB Knacker, where new old stuff is brought in daily and fun "marriages of old pieces & parts happens spontaneously, hard to know exactly what those door busters might be...maybe doors - that's kind of funny. We will also have a $50.00 drawing for a JB Knacker gift certificate!
You won't find this stuff at any mall or big discount chain...you really won't find much of it anywhere but right here at the shop. I encourage every one of you to look at decorating for Christmas w/ a different "eye." Use old sleds, metal & wire fence gates, chippy old chunks of fence, mesh wire wreaths, wood crates & painted trunks, mossy statuary and bird baths ~ all very organic and reusable choices as well as unique. JB Knacker will even lend a helping hand to fill those organic vessels ~ pine cones, twigs, branches, evergreen boughs and assorted nature will be in abundance in our shop and side yard.
Our gift line is all locally hand made ~ fingerless knit mittens, apple jackets, coffee sleeves and mug huggers have all had a bit of kitschy bling added to them. Sarcastically charming soldered charms, junk embellishment charms and typewriter key charms ready for one of our new or vintage chains or add them to your own existing chain or bracelet or key chain or use as a gift topper or ornament or sun catcher or bookmark... How about a very yummy chunk of hand-cut soap in the scents of Christmas Sugar, Almond, Twigs & Berries, Lemon Verbena, Georgia Peach or Cotton Breeze. Pair our soap w/ one of our chunky ironstone dishes or a delicate floral cottage dish (free w/ purchase of soap) and you have a really great gift for just $5! A grain sack numbered pillow or window sash letter are really fun gifts that you can personalize to your recipient w/ their favorite letter or number (as long as it is 2, 3 , 22, 23 or 33)!
And you have to check out our growing paper and trinket room: ledger pages, old music pages, old postcards and Christmas cards, vintage and antique photos, maps, flashcards of #'s, words and letters, BINGO cards, buttons, lace, old seam binding and ribbon and our very newest item...silver German glass glitter!
Suffice it to say, you need to check us out! Can't wait to see you at the shop!