Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Back to Regular Hours at the Shop

This Wednesday is February 1st...can you believe it?!  And on Feb. 1st, JB Knacker goes back to regular hours (Tuesday-Friday 1-6pm & Saturday 10am-3pm).  It was a great January at the shop, a record-breaking January!  But it wasn't all facials and manicures being open just on Saturdays in January!  There were some long days that stretched far into the night to whip that shop into shape, and make it look different each and every Saturday!  The shop is ready for February...full and looking good!  A new delivery of the good old stuff to the shop tonight and then open tomorrow!  Hope to see you!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chocolate, Wine & a Little Valentine

This Saturday, January 28th is our chocolate, wine & a little Valentine Saturday!  We'll open our doors at 10am and stay open 'til 5pm.  Sweet Madeline will be gifting us w/ her wonderful mini-cupcakes again this week along w/ chocolate nibbles and sips of wine...JB Knacker will be a good place to hang out!  We'll be changing up the displays and hoisting new cupboards and dainty pink velvet chairs through the doors...along w/ many vintage collections that have been gathered just for you.  We'd love to see you!

And back to regular hours next Wednesday, Feb. 1st...remember, Tuesday-Friday 1-6pm & Saturday 10am-3pm!  Can next week really be February...whew!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Celebrate Life

Join JB Knacker this Saturday, January 21st from 10am-5pm.  We will be toasting our mothers, fathers and all those that said yes to Life!  JB Knacker will donate 20% of all sales on this day to Birthright of Ames.  Birthright helps any girl or woman regardless of age, creed, marital or economic status, who feels distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.  Its services are free of charge. And because this Saturday falls one day from January 22nd, the tragic anniversary of Roe vs Wade, we will be celebrating Life at the shop!  Birthright's mission statement goes something like this..."It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and it is the right of every baby to be born."  Birthright has been a leader in this community in positive outreach to women who find themselves pregnant and scared....emotional encouragement and supportive counseling as well as tangible items such as maternity clothing, infant and toddler clothing and supplies are readily available.  I am so proud of the work these volunteers do on a daily basis and want to help support their outreach.  I hope you do too!  Update:  you helped JB Knacker to raise just over $200 for Birthright...way to go! 

The shop is looking great w/ lots of fun, new, old pieces...lace, pottery, glass, linen, wood, jewels and so much more.  Hot coffee and tea will be on as well as yummy petite cupcakes (while they last)!  And be sure to grab a pretty petite floral arrangement in honor of your mother, father or anyone in your life who had the courage to say yes to Life!
...for every woman who calls for help. Whether that call is for nothing more than an anonymous pregnancy test or for friendship and support lasting through the delivery and beyond, Birthright is there. Every woman is special and deserves to be treated as an individual.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fresh, Fun & Fiesty Saturday at JB Knacker ~ Jan. 14th

Just got back from twirling the shop around.  We'll have the hot cocoa and tea on and specials throughout the shop...would love to see you (10am-5pm)!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fun, Fresh and Feisty Saturday ~ January 14th

I got my winter weather wish, but a bit less wind and a lot more snow would have been even nicer!  I think things should settle down just enough to have a sunny brisk Saturday.  The shop will open at 10am sharp this Saturday, January 14th and hot cocoa with whip cream will be served up by the cupful!!  We have hauled some really good pieces into the shop since last Saturday and as promised, a few new product-lines will be revealed.  I know pictures are worth a thousand words, but man, it's cold outside, and I don't have 'em yet...so, I will do another blog post later tomorrow night w/ pics.  Would love to have you by the shop and shoot the breeze w/ us!  Joan and I love a good chat!!  We'll close up about 5pm.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Soup Saturday Today 10am-5pm

Soup's on!  Would love to have you stop by the shop today!  We have a big $1 bin filled w/ all sorts of good junk and specials throughout the shop.  Next Saturday at JB Knacker: fun, fresh & fiesty ( a look at JB Knacker's new "product line" for 2012).  Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Soup Saturday ~ 10am-5pm Jan.7th

cozy hot soup pic from www.salon.com
It's January...and what a weird weather January it's been.  I know most of you are like, "Yippee...no snow!"  But I spent my younger years in Maine and northern Minnesota and well, I miss the snow!  Most retailers have been ecstatic w/ this weather as well.  But gosh...how do you have a proper Soup Saturday at the shop when it's a mild 56 degrees outside on January 7th?!

last winter looking toward the barn
You just do!  Since I have spent the rest of my years here in Iowa, I have learned to adapt to whatever is thrown my way...it's the Midwestern attitude!  So....Soup Saturday at the shop it is!  We will open the shop doors at 10am w/ a whole new look for the shop!  Cheese soup, potato soup and chicken soup w/ rice will be served from real cups and bowls...yummy!!  Joan and I have flipped the shop to a very different look.  Reds & pinks with whites & blues are mixed in the front room w/ lots of sparkly glass, tarnished and some polished (really?!) silver...lots of ironstone and white pottery and a good dose of industrial goodness round it out.  The next room is fun: a whole wall as a chalkboard w/ a funky industrial map case as your coffee table.  A parts bin lines one wall w/ an enchanting garden scene on the brick portion of that room.  A good functional Martha Stewart meets galvanized  potting area on the enclosed porch!  And the upstairs...well, I can't brag about it 'til we finish it...lots of lockers, mirrors and vintage clothing and such to wet your appetite!

We are open 'til 5pm on this Saturday.  There will be a good $1 bin/tub and mark-downs on lots of good stuff around the shop.  I promise pictures tonight!