Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'Twas the week before Christmas

We're having fun at the shop on these days leading up to Christmas!  I don't believe it's ever looked better.  We decided that this is the time we really need to look our Christmas best, so we continue to gather all the vintage baubles and finery to embellish the place.  I really dislike going into a store this time of year and looking at skimpy displays...depressing!  So head over to the shop and have a cup of coffee and take your time winding through the downstairs, porch, upstairs and finally the old kitchen...there's a lot to see!  Please check on JB Knacker's Facebook page for specials especially the after-Christmas sale (one day only) on Monday, Dec. 26th from 9am-5pm...all vintage Christmas 50% off!
Still have a few of these wonderful little 1940's Christmas pendants at the shop ~ $10 each and will ship!

Hours leading up to Christmas:

**open Tues-Fri 1-6pm this week; open 10am-1'ish pm on Saturday, Christmas Eve (just call 233-2600 after 1pm to see if we're still there)

**open Monday, Dec. 26th from 9am-5pm for the JB Knacker vintage Christmas sale (50% off all Christmas for one day only!)
**open Tues-Fri 1-6pm & Sat (New Year's Eve) 10am-3pm the week after Christmas

**open every Saturday in January 10am-5pm (not open weekdays in January)...each and every Saturday has a different theme and fun specials!

still praying for a white Christmas

                                                                             Have a blessed Christmas,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday and Other Updates...

JB Knacker will be open on Black Friday from 9am-6pm.  The shop will have 20% off throughout and fun door busters!  My newest employee, Joan (love her!), made mention that she didn't think we needed to have 20% off..."things are flying out right now...don't think we need to do a discount."  I thought about this a while and then came to the conclusion that it's tradition at the shop and is a nice "thank you" to loyal customers and a nice surprise to new customers!

Door Busters ~ burlap wrapped bundle of evergreen embellished w/ vintage ornaments ($3 while supplies last) and "snow" covered mason jars great for luminaries ($2 while supplies last)

We will also be open on Saturday, Nov 26th from 10am-3pm...restocked and ready for a busy Saturday!  And the town of Gilbert will celebrate Christmas next Saturday, Dec. 3rd w/ a home tour and Santa coming into town on the firetruck...also big tradition!  JB Knacker will be ready for shoppers and friends on this day w/ treats and cider and more restocking, whirling and twirling of great new old finds!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and hope to see you!!

 And don't forget to sign up for our birdhouse charm workshop on Monday, December 5th from 6-8pm.  Sarah Dorn and I will be demonstrating how to make this fun little balsa wood birdhouse charm.  Cost is $25 and incl. all supplies, a ball & chain necklace and snacks and beverages throughout the evening.  Call the shop at (515)233-2600 to register!

JB Knacker
a vintage home store
Tuesday-Friday 1-6pm & Saturday 10-3pm
123 Main Street, Gilbert, Iowa

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

JB Knacker Christmas Bash ~ Saturday, November 12th

JB Knacker Christmas Bash
Saturday, November 12th

Remember Christmas as a kid…snow & sledding, skating & hot cocoa, family & food and midnight service & baby Jesus…JB Knacker hopes to keep those memories fresh and ready for this next generation!  Join us for a wonderful day!

Junk-Down to Christmas Workshop!

Sunday, November 13th
from 1:30-4:30pm at the shop.

Join us at JB Knacker to create a one-of-a-kind advent calendar.
All supplies provided.

It would be great if you could bring a basic craft kit (scissors, pencil, ruler and favorite adhesive). Beverages and yummy treats provided throughout the afternoon. This workshop will be in the trusty hands of resident paper artist Lara Gustafson w/ Brenda (owner of JB Knacker) assisting.

The Junk-down to Christmas calendar is made using a metal cafeteria tray and all sorts of vintage ephemera. This is a project-oriented workshop which means you will go home w/ a beautifully finished advent calendar to use this season or give as a wonderful gift. You will also learn some tricks on adhesion, staining & stamping and other fun handmade secrets!

The cost of the afternoon is $35.

You will also have the opportunity to gather all the supplies you need to make more of these at home ($15 each). You will find this project addictive…just ask our participants from last year’s workshop! To sign up, just call the shop at (515)233-2600 during business hours (Tues –Fri 1-6pm & Sat 10am-3pm). This workshop is held the day after JB Knacker’s big Christmas Bash Open House so the shop will be decked out and dripping in Christmas…fun!

Limit of 8 participants for this workshop so don’t delay!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ghouls Night Out at JB Knacker

I just couldn't let Halloween go by this year without doing a little something at the shop, sooo...
                                  Ghouls Night Out

image via Pinterest

A JB Knacker Halloween Party 
Friday, October 7th from 6:30pm 'til 8:30ish
at JB Knacker

**no costumes necessary unless that helps you get into the spirit
**treats & drinks, wickedly fun vintage stuff, special guests Steve Hosch and Lara Gustafson and just a hauntingly good time...would love to have you by the old place!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall for Junk...September 24th 8am-3pm!

This Saturday, September 24th from 8am-3pm JB Knacker is hosting a really fun event.  We throw the old shop doors open early at 8am, serve a light breakfast, have 20% the entire shop, host 15 creative vendors out in our side yard, hand-out maps to 8 area barn sales and lure you back to the shop between 2-3pm for a junk basket drawing not to be missed!!  Tell your family and friends...spread the word 'cause this is the last event of this type for the season!

Our vendors who will be set up in the side yard include: Tricia Hall (jewelry and more), Sarah Dorn (jewelry and more), Jeff Tadsen (vintage refunked), Chris Backes (metal designs), Mary Husske (vintage and more vintage), Pam Hobbs (vintage and more vintage), Michelle (vintage and more vintage), Kate Hinrichs (vintage redesigns), Jenny and Becky (vintage and retro), Ann & Dorothy (vintage and repurposed), Natalie (colorful jewelry and vintage) and Peggy Petersen (vintage garden and more).

Barns on the route will be:

Carter Station w/ special guest Rusty Pumpkin ~ Story City
Junk'in 4 ~ Story City
Barntiques ~ Nevada
Red Barn Rustics ~ rural Boone  ***thanks Carla for the "Fall for Junk" name***
Junk Refunkery ~ rural Boone
Once Was ~ Boone
Bittersweet 'n Berries ~ rural Boone
Dakota Junktion ~rural Ames

I would like to thank you all ahead of time.  There is a lot one can do on a beautiful fall day...and you chose to junk w/ us...and you'll be happy you did...all of us are putting our best junk forward for you to embellish your home & garden, give as a one-of-a-kind gift or just treat yourself to a unique piece of history!
                                                       See you Saturday!

***Hmmm...what to put in the Junk Basket to be given away at 2:30ish on about an old gym locker basket "tricked-out" w/ a metal # from Urban Forge (see above) and chocolate and a couple of new mags (Flea Market Style, Country Living) and a few more'll want to head back to the shop for a chance at this and to grab any junk you missed first time around!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gearing Up

September is going to be a wild ride!  The shop has turned to an autumn look w/ metal, wood, burlap and mums.  Halloween will creep into the shop around the middle of September while I am away at the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN.  Not necessarily the Halloween of your childhood, but more of a grownup old world, potions and hexes sort of Halloween...think chandeliers, candelabras and ravens.  The Junk Bonanza begins Thursday, Sept. 15th...early bird entry at 8am and continues through Sat., Sept 17th!  The JB Knacker booth is coming together nicely (in my head, that is) w/ a very quirky yet functional natural history theme w/ pops of color.  The shop will be held down by paper artist, Lara Gustafson.  Lara loves between twirling the upstairs of the shop into a devilish nature, you may find her working on her ever popular Halloween cards and tags.  JB Knacker will also have a nice surprise for those of you who pop into the shop during those days that I am working my booth at the Junk Bonanza!

JB Knacker's last Main Street Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 8am - 3pm...note the early start!  We will have a light breakfast buffet of donuts, muffins, fruit, juice & coffee, everything in the shop will be 20% off and plenty of vendors in the side yard of the shop peddling their wares.  And our vendors have been good...whether you're looking for vintage, metal, funky jewelry or fall embellishments...we've got it!  We will also have maps to all of the area barn, chicken shed and carriage house sales (so far 7)!!   And will lure you back to the shop at 3ish w/ something really fun...stay tuned!

This day is also our little town's Harvest Festival.  It's a time to celebrate the bountiful harvest, enter the pie baking contest and reunite w/ old friends.  JB Knacker will be on the historical society's tour...a hay rack ride around town w/ stops at historic buildings.  Tales will be spun about the days when Doc barbered/cut hair in the front room of the shop and his wife, Helen sorted the mail.  Or back a little further when the old shop was Bush and Gerstein Music Store in the early 1900's...and maybe a few spooky tales as well - fun!

That will wrap up the special events in September, but I also have to give you a quick glimpse of the fun to come in October.  JB Knacker is reviving the Halloween Party.  Some of you die-hards may remember Julie and I throwing a Halloween Bash back in 2007 ~ a costume party no less.  Well, this year, the old shop will be having another spooky night on Friday, October 7th from 6:30 - 8:30ish pm.  Local artist Steve Hosch will be on hand w/ a shrine of his spooky assemblage pieces and day of the dead masks, treats & tricks will be served and everything you need to celebrate in style this season will be on hand for you to peruse...think beakers, test tubes, candelabras, refunked spooky portraits and so much more!  A fun evening indeed!



Friday, August 19, 2011

JB Knacker Main Street Market and Shop Hop!

Fall is just around the corner...I can feel it, smell it and even start to see it in the crackly corn husks out in the field waiting for harvest.  The mornings and evenings are different...cooler, dewier and mellower (are those last 2 even real my mind, they work).  I love this...maybe because in the Midwest it is such a fleeting time.

The shop will be awakened w/ all things harvesty...the old place has grown kind of used to this late summer lull where wonderful pieces slip in, are placed, purchased and slip out again....all without much of a shake up at all.  It will be a gradual shake-up...over a week's time, but by next Friday (August 26th) those that are on the Fall Shop Hop will love it!

                                                Here are the details of the Shop Hop...

The 1st annual Fall Shop Hop takes place Friday, August 26th 10am-4pm and Saturday, August 27th 10am-4pm.  There are a total of 8 Story County shops on the Shop Hop:  Blumsters, Moose on the Loose & Chicken Shed Primitives...all in Huxley; Sheldahl Crossing in Slater; Julieann's in Nevada; Antique Iowa in Story City; and Left Bank Studio and JB Knacker in Gilbert!  Each shop will be having specials, treats and together we are going in on 8 gift certificates to be given away to those that "hit" all 8 shops!

At JB Knacker, we will have shop specials on Friday (and note we will be open 10am-6pm on Friday to greet Shop Hop shoppers) and fall treats served...on Saturday, August 27th it's a bit of a different story...

The JB Main Street Market will be in full swing by opening time at 10am.  This is our 3rd flea market in the shop's side yard this year and proves to be a very exciting one!  We have wonderful vendors peddling their creatively fantastic wares from repurposed jewelry to fun metal home and garden art...vintage furniture to refunked lighting...yummy baked goods to artsy primitive goods!  Do names like Mama Peacock, Jeff Tadsen, LOL Salvage, Urban Forge and Red Barn Rustics make you just a bit curious?  Other creative vendors coming ... Keith from Anything But New, Linda from Hargrove Made It, Mary Husske, Jody from Smil'in Moon, Wanda's baked goods and Pam Hobson.  If it's a wonderfully cool pre-autumn morning, the cider will be hot and no matter the temperature outside, the donuts will be heaped on a big old platter.  We will also be having handmade demos throughout the day...think metal stamping, jewelry and journal making...). 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's a New Year!

Well, it is for me anyway.  The day the kids go off to school is bittersweet for me.  They are excited and not so much all at the same time...sad to have summer go by so fast...eager to see friends.  What does the new school year have in store for my senior, 7th grader and 4th grader?  Still have the soon-to-be sophomore in college home for a few more days and my senior in college coming home from his St. Louis internship tomorrow (update: I am giving prayers of thanks as my son just called and was in a car accident...he is unhurt, and that is all I care about at this moment...we will go down and pick him up tomorrow).  How quickly things can change.  And of coarse,  little Cecilia will be my side-kick all year long...going on junk trips and working at the shop w/ mom!  What does this new school year have in store for you?  Even if you don't have kids or the kids are all out of the house or maybe not even in school yet...can you smell it in the air...a new season...a new year?

In the next few days, I will be posting the exciting events to come at JB Knacker in the next few weeks...the shop will be getting whirled into an autumn mode and the side yard will be full of vendors in just over a week!   

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pardon the Mess

Pardon the mess, our blog will be undergoing an transformation this weekend :-) 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Gonna be a Good One...Flea Market this Saturday, July 23rd !

I do believe I was supposed to have a picture of the flea market cart that will be raffled off at 2:30ish on Saturday afternoon.  A picture was just not in the cards today!  Instead, close your eyes and envision a black wire cart w/ ultra-precision wheels, luxurious rubber-grip bar...ok, ok, this is what it's all about - if your name is drawn from the galvanized bucket (have to be present to win) you get a great flea market cart (thank you Kay at Barntiques) to stash all of your flea market finds; a very cool and urban canvas # pillow w/ typewriter key tag to curl up w/ in the back of your pick up when your flea buddy has to go back for just one more find; a pretty prairie bouquet in a classic old canning jar; and a stash of great decorating books and magazines!

Our flea market vendors are set...10 of them...really talented and sweet people.  And even though the old shop has schlepped through this week without a pinch of air conditioning, my heating & cooling guy says it will be ready to go on Saturday!  My week of gathering was not hampered a bit by the numerous meetings w/ various mechanics who had never, ever seen a blower motor like the one in my, not a bit.  The hampering crept in more of the homemaking/good mothering skills...timely meals, washed dishes or clothes, swept floor, uncluttered porch, bathed children...not-so-much!

Thankfully, I've left a nice chunk of work yet to be done on Friday...but we'll be ready!  If the crowd is as large as the last flea market (June 25th) and the rain holds off, we will be checking out in the kitchen of the shop as well as outside.  There are fun places to be checked out on Saturday (and we'll have fliers to 'em all), but we want you to return for the BIG drawing as well as one last swoop through the vendors and shop.  Then stay if you can...JB Knacker will slowly shut down by 3ish...we'll pull up a chair, open some cheap wine or crappy beer and enjoy a good small town car & tractor show...would love to have you by the old place! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big Day in Gilbert next Saturday!

Small towns have a way of throwing a really good party!  And that's what we're up to in Gilbert next Saturday, July 23rd.  The JB Knacker Flea Market is back with wonderful vendors in the side yard of the shop from 10am-3pm...Tracy from Once Was, Sarah from Mama Peacock, Tricia from Vintage 35, Mary, Becky and Lara (who haven't named themselves yet), Jodi from Smil'in Moon (maybe...Jodi if you see this call me and confirm), Tawnya's cupcakes from the Ames Cupcake Emporium and several other quality vendors!  If you were at the Flea Market on June 25th, you'll know what I am talking about...awesome vendors!  JB Knacker will be a "new" shop inside...we have to be 'cause we've sold down to the bare bones...this is going to be a fun week of gathering!!  Cold blueberry infused lemonade will be on tap all day.

We're also going to have directions to 3 great barns that are opening their big old doors and letting the vintage tumble out next Saturday:  Carter Station w/ special guest Rusty Pumpkin will be in Story City; Barntiques in Nevada and Ted's Shed in Woolstock!

Head back to JB Knacker near the end of the afternoon (2-3pm) and put your name in the drawing for a flea market cart ~ or as we call it a junker's survival kit (it will be stocked w/ some fun stuff).  You have to be present to win.  We'll draw at 3pm and then relax a bit before the tractor show begins at 4pm on Main Street...I'm thinking crappy beer and cheap wine.  So, to be legal and all, BYOB/BYOW...some good old Schlitz, Milwaukee's Best or even Boone's Farm will do nicely.  I'll have some trashy snacks (but good eats) like Ritz and cheese in a can.  There will be food down the street at Open Flame and then a band/street dance at 8pm!  What a fun little town!!

Leave a comment and let me know you're coming!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July...bring it on!

Here at JB Knacker, we're looking forward to the good 'ol month of July!  We are open regular hours this Saturday, but will be closed on Monday, the 4th...and then back to our regular summer hours after that (Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-3pm).

After Junkin in June last Saturday, I have been a little bit of a chest cold.  But getting a little run down was never so worth it!  The crowds were amazing even in the rain...they never stopped coming.  The flea market vendors did a superb job w/ really wonderful stuff and display...thank you all!  And I have heard wonderful comments from the occasional sales and shops that were on the route..."best day we ever had"..."it was amazing"...and one gal just shook her head and smiled in disbelief!  So thank you customers for sharing this day w/ us.  Is there another in the works for this year?...stay tuned...maybe October'ish?!!  Oh...I forgot to say congratulations to the winners of our junk survival kits...Shelley and Miccia. 

In the meantime, we are gathering and sprucing up all of the empty spots in the shop.  We have a very pretty Queen Anne style table and 4 caned back chairs coming in by Saturday.  New old concrete in the form of a cute bird bath and big tulip shaped urn will be in soon.  The best old cabinet cards and lace will be in the shop by tomorrow.  More cute metal lockers in blue and white...coming soon.  Fun ornate mirrors just leaning up against my hickory tree at home will be in shop tomorrow as well.  And best of all, my mom and sister and I are going on a little road trip tomorrow to gather more finds (hope I feel better)!

JB Knacker will be host to the 2nd flea market of the summer in the side yard of the shop on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-3pm (the later start gives our vendors that come from a little farther away a fighting chance to get the booth set and ready to go).  Many of the same vendors as last Saturday will be here as well as several new ones!  That day is in conjunction w/ a "shop hop" going on between the towns of Huxley, Nevada, Story City and good old Gilbert!  Also a car and tractor show will be happening on Gilbert Main Street that day...lots of good old fashioned fun!  That's the news for now...have a wonderful 4th of July!
                                                                                                            ~ Brenda

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Junkin in June drawings at JB Knacker

OK, pretty sure prop styling is not my thing.  But I promised a sneak peak at the junker's survival kit.  This kit includes: a vintage locker basket, a vintage apron, a vintage canning jar filled w/ flowers, cool beverages and sweet treats, a vintage measuring tape, a fresh-off-the-press junkin t-shirt (actually, they're at the screen printer as we speak), a fresh decorating/junking magazine and 2 tickets to the Junk Bonanza in September ~ a $70 value!

Because I am "flying" from here to there getting things prepared for Saturday, I forgot to photograph the tickets in the basket...but you will get them!  And best of all, we will be drawing for 2 of these baskets!!  All you have to do is be present at JB Knacker by 2:30pm for the first drawing and 3:00pm for the 2nd drawing...and yes, your name can be in for both drawings (well, unless you won the first one).

 Good luck and can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Junkin in June

Saturday, June 25th is 1 week away and central Iowa has a treat for the locals and those of you who want to travel a bit further...because this day will be worth it!  I think a tentative title for the day has been Junkin in June...but all of us involved are so dang busy getting our shops, barns, sheds, chicken coops and carriage houses spit well as our vintage wares polished and positioned...well a formal name has really never surfaced.  But for the sake of all being on the same page (and are we ever), Junkin in June it shall be!   And what is Junkin in June?  It's a day filled w/ free breakfast, great deals, a flea market, drawings for great Junk Bonanza (awesome junk venue held in Sept. in Minnesota) prizes, 7 occasional sales, and a shop grand opening all in central Iowa.


JB Knacker is rolling in lots of vintage goodness right now.  We're also perking up the shop in certain the kitchen and the by the time June 25th rolls around, you will hardly recognize the place (in a good way!).  We will also be host to a flea market in our side yard w/ so far 9 talented vendors: Mama Peacock, Vintage #35, Cheryl Tomlison Designs, a photography booth, a vintage clothing booth, Wanda's wonderful baked goods, macrame art/jewelry booth by Mary, ephemera and 50's kitchenware booth by Lara and a booth by Smilin Moon Designs.

 I like to think JB Knacker is "ground zero" for this fun day...we open doors at 8am w/ 20% off the entire shop.  We offer a light breakfast of muffins, fruit, juice and coffee.  A wonderful flea market of talented vendors (see above) will be in the side yard.  We will have maps to all of the great occasional sales in the area and a couple of fun shops (one having its grand opening) and then we lure you back at 2pm w/ ice cream and 2 big drawings we think of as junker's survival kits (they each incl. 2 free tickets to the Junk Bonanza plus so much more).  You must be present to win.  Stay tuned and check back as I will have a picture of said survival kit in the next few days.

The following shops will be open on this day and would love to have you stop in!

JB Knacker in Gilbert: 123 Main St, Gilbert, IA 50105…(515)233-2600 *Join The Breakfast Club at 8am and enjoy a free light breakfast, 20% off entire shop, flea market in side yard and from 2-3pm come back for Junk Bonanza drawings (everything you’ll need to have a successful junkin trip to the Bonanza including the tickets!)  & ice cream ~5 miles north of Ames on Hwy 69, west at Gilbert Casey’s corner to Main St

One Man’s Junk in Ames: 114 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010… (515)-233-5865 ~on the east corner of intersection of Duff Ave & Lincolnway in Ames

Sheldahl Crossing in Slater: 408 Main St, Slater, IA 50244…(515)228-3060 *Grand Opening of vintage shop that also has coffee/ baked goods…open 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday ~Hwy 69 south, turn right onto 210W or just take Dakota Ave south out of Ames and keep going ‘til you hit Slater

The following occasional sales are on the tour and have been waiting for this day to throw open their doors and welcome you!

Dakota Junktion in north Ames: 2222 North Dakota Ave, Ames, IA 50014…(515)450-6920     Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm ~turn north off of Lincolnway in Ames at Dakota Ave, over railroad tracks and first curve in road…look for sign or out of Gilbert on George Washington Carver, west on Cameron School Road, south on North Dakota Ave

Once Was in Boone: 325 Linn St, Boone, IA 50036…(515)238-3795
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Sun: 10:00 am-4:00 pm ~into Boone from Hwy 30, turn north onto Story, turn east on Mamie Eisenhower, right on Linn or follow the signs from the Junk Refunkery

 Junk Refunkery in rural Boone: 1759 205th St, Boone, IA 50036…(515) 230-6140        Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm & Sunday10:00am- 4:00pm ~turn west off of Hwy 17 onto 205th St & follow the signs

Red Barn Rustics in rural Boone: 2007 205th St, Boone, IA  50036…(515)432-8421        Saturday: 9am-4pm ~ again on 205th St, just go east from Junk Refunkery or from Hwy 30 going west, turn north on gravel road just past the United School building and go to 205th St, turn east & look for sign

Bittersweet ‘n Berries in rural Boone: 140th St, Boone, IA 50036…(515)432-7577              Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm ~north on Hwy 17 to 140th; east 1 ½ miles…look for signs

Barntiques in Nevada: 2000 5th St, Nevada, IA 50201…(515)382-2380                             Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm ~Either take Hwy 30 into Nevada or old Hwy 30/Lincolnway into Nevada…Kay’s barn is located in the NW corner of Nevada…just find 5th St and follow it that direction ~ Kay will be handing out fun old key's w/ metal'll just have to go to get the details on this fun give-away!

Sweet Annies in rural Elkhart: 2438 NE 142nd Ave, Elkhart, IA 50073…(515)367-3042      Saturday: 8:00am-3:00pm ~this chicken coop can be found by taking Hwy 69 to Alleman corner, turn east and look for signs or take I35 to Elkhart exit, go west and look for signs

**Actual maps and written directions available at most sales and shops

**Note that both Once Was and Junk Refunkery are also open on Sunday, June 26th

**Just ask at any of the sales for more directions or to be pointed in the right direction and thank you for joining us on this day

Thursday, June 2, 2011


lovely old bottles and canning jars and coffee jars...lots of fun old glass for you to choose from

Ephemera...we got it!

This little bird bath sold, but we have 2 more chunky white ones left

St Frances statue still available

The Garden Party is behind us now, but was a gooood one!  The weather held...was a bit cloudy...just reminded me of a summer morning tending the garden before the sun breaks through.  Thanks to all of you that made it out.  I appreciate your support and your word-of-mouth advertising you do for the shop.  And a big thanks to my shop girls...Sarah, Ambrianna, Lizzie, Clare, Joy and Kate...for helping get everything done.  Also, thank you Jane for these wonderful pictures you took during the party!

The fun never ends at a small brick 'n mortar shop...we've extended our hours this summer!  Some shops condense hours in the summer, but not old JB Knacker...bring it on!  The summer hours are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm ~ almost double our regular hours!  We have projects we want to tackle and vintage we need to get out, so we are working doubly hard to bring you the best stuff!

OK, Blogger isn't letting me load any more pictures right now, so I will get to my last item of business for this post...The Breakfast Club is just 23 days away...Saturday, June 25th from 8am-3pm!!  This is one of the best days of the year at JB Knacker!  We open the old doors early at 8am, serve you a light breakfast, have 20% off the whole shop and have a flea market of wonderful artists and junkers in the side yard.  If that's not enough, we send you on your way w/ a map to 6 plus occasional sales in the area (barns, chicken coops and carriage houses).'s that good.  So, start planning your day'll need a van, truck or even trailer if you are super serious! More to come on this...oh, so much more!