Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Summer Kick-off Party at JB Knacker

JB Knacker has been humming along through this colder than normal spring.  And just as the lilacs and lily-of-the-valley are blooming, Memorial Day weekend is here!  We've been noticing pops of color in the shop as well...finding it harder to paint furniture pieces white or even gray lately.  Coral, turquoise, yellow and vibrant green sneaking in here and there. 
I haven't done an event at the shop that was just about my shop for a long time.  It's been a nice trend in these parts to gather w/ like-minded shops and do a shop-hop or a junk jaunt or whatever you want to call it.  I love those, too. But lately, I've been noticing that so much of the vintage inventory heading out of the shop is for events: weddings, showers, birthdays, graduations, anniversary name the event, JB Knacker has been supplying the WOW factor!
So myself and Mary from Twice the Story (a very talented paper artist), are reworking not only the layout of the shop, but each piece that is in the shop.  Sometimes vintage inventory comes in so fast & furious the best I can do is just put it out.  Well, I want to take the time to style it...put it in the exact right location...maybe even change the color of the piece...or just change the texture a bit.  Maybe do the ultimate in repurposing...which isn't changing the piece in any way, just using it differently...same piece, different function.  
Join us next Thursday evening, May 29th from 6-8:30pm at JB Knacker for a Kick-off to Summer Lemonade Party!  There will be sweet treats...think cupcakes and pink lemonade and a whole bunch of ideas to get your heart pumping for your next party.  Your event is an extension of your style & how you love to decorate.  Simple, elegant, whimsical, functional, unique and affordable...and nobody wants to have to stash this stuff after the party is over!  Mary and I will show you how you can decorate your home and your special event w/ the same vintage pieces.  Pieces that you use in day-to-day living become Wow factors at your party.  Your blanket storage trunk becomes a charming vessel to load up w/ shower gifts as the guests are arriving, your glass punch cups that kids use occasionally when they're "eating fancy" become party favors planted w/ succulents and moss, pull those fancy plates off the wall and glue 'em to a candlestick for a DIY cakeplate, wrap a present in a vintage gingham tablecloth & embellish w/ a cloth flower off an old hat...the list goes on & on.  

 Mary is going to work her magic w/ paper to show you how a few pages of a book become the focal point of the party...large paper flowers, pin wheels, smaller flowers on a stick, paper banners & flower garlands to name a few.
We are excited to showcase the power behind seemingly ordinary vintage pieces...we think you'll be surprised!
                                                                              Brenda and Mary

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