Posts from — September 2011
September 21, 2011 32 Comments
it’s reallllly a travesty. a true-blue tragic reality. and it’s practically IMPOSSIBLE for us to understand. BUT, the word on the street is that SOME of you… HAVE. NOT. BEEN. to. ANTIQUES. week.
i must take a moment to compose myself.
OK…so a quick little post to give the NEW kiDS on the BLoCK & the ANtiQUES week veterans, (aka. the never-say-die JuNKin ROAD WaRRIORs) the 411 scoop on the most important & most recent WHATCHA-GOTTA-KNOW deets of antiques week. antiques week 101 if you will.
as OFFiCiAL ambassadors of JUNK, we feel it’s our duty to keep y’all posted on all the exciting happenings of antiques WEEK.
leave no woman behind. leave no piece of junk un-turned.
there’s always quite a bit of confusion as to WHEN antiques week begins…and the answer to this is as clear as, well, mud. every field has different opening dates and while some junkers welcome early shoppers, others prefer you wait until they are officially open.
we set up at ZaPP hALL in warrenton…it’s where the cool kids are. actually there is great, awesome JUNk everywhere at antiques week, as far as the eye can see…and if you have time, you should cover as much ground as possible!
everyone always asks what to wear…and we have observed, that antiques week has it’s own sense of fashion couture. if your boots were made for walkin, wear them kicks. if not, wear COMFORTABLE shoes.
another must: a HAT. cowboy hat, sun hat, baseball cap…whatever fits your fancy, just bring a hat…the TeXAS sun is biG & bright and the fields are, for the most part, not shaded.
ALSO, pack sunglasses, sunscreen, cash, a tape measure, your camera, and a good backpack or tote bag.
just remember…anything goes…
and more is MoRE…
the good news is…if you forget any of the above, you can more than likely find it at antiques week!
FoR JuNK-O-RaMA prom “shag-carpet couture”…refer to CaCTUS CREEK DaiLY’s “WHaT TO wEAR” post.
NoW…get ready! pack yer gear! leave all worries, anxiety, and STReSS at home!
THIS. IS. YOUR. SOUL. VACATION.
do NOT miss that memo!!! i repeat…THIS. IS. YOUR. SOUL. VACATION.
now hit the ROAD & get yer BOOTY to the FLEAMaRKET!
September 15, 2011 36 Comments
A QUiCK 411 on all the latest, greatest and HOTTEST news about this ANTIQUES WEEK!!!
OFFICIAL WaRRENTON/ROUND top ANtiQUES WEEK dates for the ZAPP HALL SHOW: FRiDAY, sept 23 (the JG tent opens around noon) – SATURDAY oct 1.
JUNK-O-RaMA PRoM: ThURSDAY, sept 29 at twilight at the gypsy TENT!!! an ABSOLUTE MUST-do! FLuFF yer VinTAGE prom dress and spit-shine those CoWGiRL boots! read HERE for the scoop on JuNK-O-RaMA prom as told by FaNCY of CACTUS CREEK DAiLY!
and CLiCK here to read our ProM BLoG from a few years ago!
WHAT you should KNOW about this SHOW:
we’re plum over capacity at our storage facility so we’re gonna have to part with the awesome JUnKY goods we used in MirANDA LAmBERT & BLaKE SHELTON’s wedding this past may… from chandeliers to antlers, from rugs to mason jars…it’ll all be in our tent!
BLoGGERS!!! don’t miss the ever-growing BLOG parTY hosted by theresa CaNO of GarDEN ANTQS VINtAGE! SunDAY, sept 25 @ 6pm!
don’t forget to make yer reservations NOW to eat at the oh-so-famous ROYERS caFE!! THeY start taking reservations for dinner THIS THUrsDAY @ 2pm! CALL 979.249.3611! and THEY invented a NEW pie and named it after us! the NEWWWWWW JuNkBERRY pie…GOOD GaWSH, it’ll make ya wanna slap yo mama! get a slice. hell, get a whole pie. you’ll thank me later! AND be sure to stop by the brand spankin new ROYERS PIE HAVEN at HEnKEL square in downtown RouND ToP! opening by next WEDNeSDAY! coffees, pies, muffins, scones, french toast casserole, homemade granola, and MORE! Deeee-LISH!
Be SURE to make a trip out to RaCHEL ASHWeLL’s THE PrAiRie in ROunD ToP! the GRAND opening PaRTY of her NEW rachel ashwell shabby chic couture store is SepTEMBER 27 at 6pm…RaCHEL will be signing her new book!
Don’T miss LiVE muSiC & RoyERS ROUnD ToP CAFE food at ZaPP haLL every night! it’s a TeXAS-sized good time under the stars!
MUCHO IMPORTANTE WiLDFiRE UpDATE! the wildfires HAVE NOT affected antiques WEEK!!! come one, come ALL!
BUT please, please, PLEASE remember there is a STATE-wide BURN ban..this includes no cigarette butts thrown out of windows, no campfires, no smores, no running your car on the side of the road or in a pasture. y’all please help us help TEXAS!!!
To get ya reallllly in the mood for AnTIQUES WEEK and the thrill of the hunt…read here!
good grub and great juNK!
it’s the beST good time this side o’ the MiSSiSSiPPi!!
September 13, 2011 30 Comments
last week, we did several photoshoots of our new goods that are rollin in the door daily. we ended up in horse stalls, our old red barn, and yes even on horseback….annnd it only seemed fitting to put the OFFiCIAL formerly-reigning SHELBY county PouLTRY QUEEN in my chicken coop for some of the shots.
when we do a photoshoot, there are always TONS ‘o shots that never get their day in the spotlight…the tee was wrinkled, the necklace isn’t featured well, i’m out of focus…or quite often (and much to my chagrin), amie’s hand sneaks into the shot (just as i’m snapping the picture) as she’s relentlessly prepping archie and all her get-up for the pics. :)
thought i’d share some of my fave shots with ya…the ones that might not make the cut for the cyber world…
for the first shoot, we loaded up our gear and headed to DaN KEEn HORSEMaNSHip HEADQUARTERS … where the horses are tame & the hearts are wild.
and we managed to wrangle up a couple of lil hippie cowgirls for the occasion…
a horse named clementine and 2 cutie pie snaggle-tooth BFF’s….so cute i seriously can’t stand it…
and a WiLD MuSTANG named TRouBADOUR…
read TrouBADOUR’s story here!
and the next day…we were off to our barn…
i loved the way the sun was piercing through the beams in a spiritual kind of way…
and here’s a great one of amie’s hand :)…
and probably my favorite….the chicken coop shots…
because the life of a junk gypsy model is totally glamorous….
that’s it for now…you can see waaaay more online in the gypsy store!! CLiCK HERE!
ANDDDDDDD….we have BiGGO, huGE, GaLACTIC news to share sooooooon (hint: end of september!!!)…
but until then, we’ll probably be off the ole bloggin’ radAR. you can keep up with us via twitter! it’s our easiest, on-the-road, gypsy-news-on-the-go medium!
“wild horses couldn’t drag me away,
wild, wild horses we’ll ride them someday.” ~ the rolling stones
September 1, 2011 27 Comments