JB Knacker is rolling in lots of vintage goodness right now. We're also perking up the shop in certain places...like the kitchen and the upstairs...so 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 tags...you'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