Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Big Thaw

Central Iowa began thawing out this past weekend...it hit the high 60's yesterday!  But it's March in Iowa, which means any type of weather is possible...heck, that could apply to April as well.  We start to get excited about no coats, garage sales and letting the chickens out of the coop for fresh air a bit more!  I'm just going to post a few pictures around the shop...give you an idea of what's inspiring to me lately (or at the very least, what I am finding affordable while out junkin').  Have a great week!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chocolate, Wine & a Little Valentine

JB Knacker's Chocolate, Wine & a Little Valentine event is this Saturday, the 25th of January from 10am-5pm!  The shop will have a fresh new rustic romantic look going on.  All sorts of new old pieces are being found, cleaned and tagged for this event...and I'm very excited to be adding several lines of local hand made goods...Zee & Co. candles & melts, Lisa Souers heart charm necklaces, the BEST glycerin soaps ever and so much more!  We'll be serving wine in the afternoon and chocolate all day long!  Hope you can make it!

Monday, December 2, 2013

JB Knacker at The Lucky Star Market!

JB Knacker will be at the Lucky Star Holiday Market this Saturday, Dec. 7th at Prairie Moon Winery just a few minutes south of Gilbert.  Our shop in Gilbert will also be open regular hours on Saturday (10-5pm) and we encourage you to shop both!  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

JB Knacker Christmas Bash

Join us for a Christmas Bash this Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7th-10th.  Thursday evening will be our twinkly lights and a little wine evening from 6-9pm.  It might even feel a bit like Christmas outside minus the snow!  Inside, the shop will be twinkly, warm and festive.  We would love to have you stop by on Thursday evening and/or join us on Friday for more merriment from 10-5pm and again on Saturday from 10-5pm.  We will wrap up our Christmas Bash weekend on Sunday from 11-4pm.  

I remember 8 yrs ago...the shop had just opened, and we had decided we would not put Christmas out until December.  We were tired of Christmas being put out in stores too early!  Well, we learned a lesson about retail that year and a lesson about time management as well.  No, Christmas should not be put out in September...but, November is OK.  And it makes it much easier on the shop owner if said shop owner paces herself and leaves time for being festive at home w/ friends and family.

 I am excited for tomorrow at the shop...Christmas music blaring, sipping hot tea & whipping the shop into the Christmas I've had dancing around in my head far too long!  I've gathered and gathered and now it's time to display!  I have the troops coming in Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday morning to lend a helping hand...but tomorrow, I need the shop all to myself.  Can't wait to dig in!  And hope you can join us any or all of this coming weekend for JB Knacker's Christmas Bash!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall For Junk Event Oct. 11th & 12th

Fall For Junk: Central Iowa's Junk Jaunt

Just one month away...save the dates for a beautiful autumn junkin' road trip!  This is a central Iowa event where you travel from one shop, barn or chicken shed to the next...junkin' all the way!  Each shop and occasional sale (15 plus venues) has prepared for this event for a long time to make it special for you, the customer!  JB Knacker will once again be host to a 15 vendor flea market in our side yard.  Some of your favorite vendors plus many new, talented faces will be there.  The junkin' map is in its final stages and will be posted here as well as on our Central Iowa Junk Jaunt Facebook page.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Really Good Sale!

This weekend we are having a really good sale at JB Knacker.  We love fall...its coolness, its crispness and all that it offers in decorating opportunities!!  So to make it a bit easier on this old shopkeeper to flip the shop into a fall masterpiece, we're having a sale...a really good sale...the BEST sale we've ever had in our 12 year history of shopkeeping kind of sale!!

Friday, August 16th from 12-5pm...everything is 25%off
Saturday, August 17th from 10-5pm...everything is 30% off
Sunday, August 18th from 11-4pm...everything is 40% off

Vintage wire, antique ironstone, primitive furniture, galvanized pieces, architectural salvage and gobs more will be waiting for you!  Check out the JB Knacker Facebook page for fun pictures of stuff before the sale!  Hope you can make it!!

**there is a chance that the construction on your way into Gilbert from Hwy 69 will be finished and you'll get to use our new round-about (so European!)...but if it's not, just go 2 miles south of the "normal turn into Gilbert" off of Hwy 69 (190th Street) to 170th Street, turn west and follow the detour signs into Gilbert...sorry for the inconvenience...the sale will be worth it!