It’s no secret that I love junk. I love antiques, vintage items, and repurposing. I love taking something old and used and make it beautiful again.
And I’m blessed to be surrounded by a lot of others who feel the same way! Some of my favorite shops are taking part in “Junkin’ in June” this weekend, so I decided it was time to dig out the pictures I’ve taken as I’ve perused the junk lovers’ shops near me throughout the past year or so…
Broad Street Market by Carter Station in Story City: 515 Broad Street, Story City, IA (12 miles north of Ames on I-35 or Highway 69) --- Chippy & primitive furniture, industrial pieces, cool one-of-a kinds!
Broad Street Market by Carter Station – I first met Joe and Sandy when they came to my garage sale two years ago and packed their van full of furniture and scrap wood. Since then, they’ve opened a brick and mortar in Story City and they have the coolest vintage, farmhouse, primitive, industrial stuff! (These photos are from April – no guarantee that these pieces are still there!)
inVintg in Story City: 526 Broad Street, Story City, IA 515-733-5331 --- Inspired vintage: refined, refreshed and rustic homewares.
Across the street is a relatively new shop – inVintg. I’ve long been a fan of Antiques Iowa (BIG antique mall in Story City, right off I-35) and inVintg is owned by the same person. It is in a really cool old building downtown and full of unique items. I took these photos back in April, so no guarantee that these pieces will still be there!
JB Knacker in Gilbert: 123 Main Street, Gilbert, IA 515-233-2600 (5 miles north of Ames on Hwy 69, west at Gilbert Casey's corner to Main St.) --- Flea Market in side yard!
Next up is JB Knacker in Gilbert. You really must stop there – Brenda is hosting a flea market in the side yard. These pictures are really old – from summer 2010 – but I’ve been back several times and JB Knacker never disappoints! Always great treasures to be found!