hgtv. home is where the junk is.

October 13, 2011

HGTV. {pinch me now}. our new home. hgtv.

{just call me KaT von D :)}

{corey baby, our audio stud & heather of HGTV rockin the OFFICIAL JG tattoo!}

that’s right, in case you haven’t heard…one of HGTV’s newest design series set to launch in 2012 is…JUNK GypSIES! it’ll be a design show based on the JUNK GypSY style and philosophy…with a little bit o’ roadtrippin, junkin’, and repurposing thrown in! AND thanks to the amazing, wonderful people over at HGTV, we won’t be changing a thing about us or our style. it’s just us. doing our thang…

{at junk-o-RaMA prom…a biggo good time!}

we like to think of it as if we’re goodwill ambassadors of junk…spreading junk karma across the world…for the goodness of mankind and peace on earth.

{amie inkin’ the crew…JaSON feelin’ the pain}

{annnnd…corey baby dryin the JG tat}

in case you don’t recall our last TV experience…a ‘to-remain-unnamed’ network wanted amie & i to argue with each other and to haggle with junkers over prices. WhiCH is when we had to remind them that almost everything in our world is for sale…. except our souls.


we believe, as does HGTV, that AMERicA needs more ‘happy’ and less ‘controversy’ on TV. we believe y’all want more uplifting and less “honey, change the channel the kids are in the room” kind of shows. and most of all, we BELiEVE in being TRUE to ourselves and in staying true to YOU. our loyal and faithful and protective and “don’t-mess-with-our-junk-gypsies-or-i’ll-kick-your-booty” friends!

here’s one of the OFFiCIAL HGTV press releases in VARIETY…{pinch me again}

HGTV flew in all the way from HGTV-city to promote the new JG series at antiques week! AND…they gave out FREE jg tattoos, bags, and totally cheap-chic flashy glow button things!

the official HGTV/jg freeeee tote bags….

{…made my heart go pitter-patter}

my favorite 4-letter word. HGTV. ok, so maybe it’s not a word, but it should be. and if it was, it would be my FAVORITE 4-letter word in the universe. AND not JUST because the new JG series will be on HGTV.

{the official HGTV-JG logo}

and not just because my new BFF, emily henderson is on HGTV.

{me & em (her BFF’s call her em) in the HGTV tent}

no sir, the reasons are infinite. and i’m so proud of each and every stinkin reason. and we’re all so proud to be a part of the HGTV family.

and in my opinion, home is where the junk is.

{did i mention the HGTV tent at antiques week?!}

{their oh-so-cute, totally awesome tent! decked out by our good friend, winnie mauch}


the SCOOP: **exclusive HGTV sneak peek on FACEBOOK – NOVEMbeR 25

**SNEAK peek airs on HGTV – NOveMBER 27

**series begins in MARCH, 2012!!!!!

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  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage October 13, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I couldn’t be more proud for you all for this great adventure. I’m just thankful I got to see some behind the scenes before the show airs. Y’all truly deserve this and I’ll be watching!!

    • Reply Jolie October 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      thank you sooo much for everything theresa!!! we’re all in this together!! XOOXOXO BIG TIME!!!

      • Reply MICHELE COLLINS October 15, 2011 at 12:47 am


  • Reply Jaime Leigh October 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

    How very awesome….It’s like American Pickers(which I love) for us females! LOVE IT! Can’t wait! You ladies are so fun and have great style!

    • Reply Jolie October 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      JaIME!!! thank you so much! we’re excitedddddd!!!!

  • Reply Debbie York October 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I mean this sincerely and from the bottom of my heart…I’m so proud of y’all and for y’all. You all are a testimjony to what dreamin’ big and hard work can achieve.I’ll be glued to the TV for this…pinky swear!
    Deb and Cat Daddy

    • Reply Jolie October 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      awwww…debbie! i do believe you just got me all misty! thank y’all so much! we are all family in the world o’ junk. and i’m so thankful to have met people like you and CaT DaDDY… XO!

  • Reply Debbie York October 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

    P.S. Good gravy…I’m so excited for y’all I can’t even spell. Make that “testimony”!

  • Reply Debi Spencer October 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    This is gonna be the best EVER!!!!!
    HGTV is on to sumpin’ AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • Reply Mary helen Crisp October 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I have been shopping with ya’ll since 2004 and I can’t wait to share you with the rest of America! Congratulations from your number one Junk Gypsy Junkie!!!

  • Reply tomi October 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    ok…so is the sneak peek a full on “show” or a clip. (either will make me infinalty happy). but i want to plan a viewing party. 🙂 I CAN NOT WAIT! im gonna need a Party package…:) can i get some of those tattoo’s? oh my mind is reeling! and i am still really looking forward to that personal prom that you promised me. 😉 peace love glitter and junk!

  • Reply Lisa Bivona October 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Well it’s about time, I love hgtv, but there just wasn’t enough spots like the one you’ll be doing…thrilled! And congratulations!!!


  • Reply Rebecca October 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    That is core rockin awesome news!!! 🙂 Luv Junk Gypsy’s!!! You derserve all that you have accomplished!!! 🙂 Proud of ya!!!

  • Reply Courtney October 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely incredibly exciting!!! YAY for Junkers everywhere!! 🙂

  • Reply LuLu Kellogg October 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    This is so exciting! I will be there in the Spring wearing my JG shirt! Way to go girls!!!

  • Reply April October 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I am so Happy PROUD of ya’ll I lurk around and watch everything ya’ll do. I just hope to one day make it to Warrenton to see you. Got to come to a warehouse sale and meet my heroes ONCE. Now I will get to see you on the TV!! It is because of ya’ll , and wakeing up my inner GYPSY SOUL that I have opened a small but FuNKY boutique, thanks for the courage you bestow on people and myself. Now to watch ya’ll Grow EVEN BIGGER Than The TeXAS SKY! Love you BIG much!

  • Reply Hassie October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Happy that HGTV is now going to have a program that will be fun to watch! (Don’t care for the others they feature).
    GEAUX Junk Gypsey girls!!!

  • Reply Steph October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I’m so happy for y’all, I just wanna HuG the TV! Thank you HGTV for not trying to change the GypSIES! Good Luck and Best Wishes on this new adventure, I’ll be tuning in for sure!

  • Reply Susan October 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    So excited for y’all!! Can’t wait to see your show!!

  • Reply Lauri October 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Makes me & Betsey the Bus so blasted happy, it aint even funny!! ~ I am so very proud of ya’ll ~!!~ Congrats to you!! ~

  • Reply Leena Lanteigne October 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    OMG! This was the most exciting news! I heard about it recently on FB and we were all giddy and squealie and excited for oyou ladies! Man, you’re living my dream! I can’t wait for the premiere sneak peak preview! I’ll bring the margaritas and popcorn!! I think y’all should get those tats, for real! They’re awesome! Oh but come on now, you have to admit that your favorite 4-letter word is still junk, right? HGTV can come second? Maybe favorite 4-letter acro or somethning LOL! Anyway, I am really happy with the changes that HGTV is making, going more with real people and not in the direction it was going. We FBers were just saying recently how that other channel with those supposed picking sisters was so fake and hoity toity and how they needed REAL pickin and junkin women on tv and here you are! Perfect! Best wishes for all success! Hugs and Junk-4-Evah! Leena

  • Reply Denise October 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Jolie (and family), I am so happy for all of you! Best student worker I ever had, and look at her now! Best of luck! Me, Doug, Elizabeth and Emily will be watching!

    • Reply Jolie October 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

      awww…thanks so much boss!!! hope to see y’all soon!! big love to the fam!

  • Reply annalee October 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    we are still squealing about this adventure for your awesome family! thanks for letting us have front row seats to all the excitement! love, annalee and crew

  • Reply Barbara Wootton October 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    So excited for you and Junk Gypsies everywhere! Will be taping the series so I don’t miss a thing! By the way…I was a big big fan BEFORE Gabe wrote your “Gypsie Kisses”!

  • Reply Judy Hill October 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Do you know just how proud of you that I am!!!!!!!Billy too

  • Reply deb taylor October 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    YeeHaww~…rockin Round Top…you go Girls!! So proud for ya!

  • Reply DeadPeoplesStuff October 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    We are sooooo proud of u guys!!! Y’all have worked so hard for this! It’s fun to be there seeing it!!! GOOD LYCK from my family & I !!!! Live y’all!

  • Reply rane bass October 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    It was the best show ever, the weather and people where GREAT!!!

  • Reply Angie October 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    That is wonderful news for you! I look forward to watching the show! I am so glad you held out for a network who didn’t want you to change your business. Yay!!!!

  • Reply AnnieL October 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Junk Gypsies, My Hubby and I are so proud of you! This terrific news! We are lucky to see you for your Springtime show in Round Top/Warrenton every year! Now we’ll get to enjoy you, your love and your beautiful things year-round! Your hard work has always been so evident! Proud of you! Happy Junking! Annie and Terry

  • Reply Janice October 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’m so excited about your show, but I don’t get cable tv. Is there any chance we can watch online or purchase through iTunes ? I sure don’t want to miss y’all!

  • Reply suzanne October 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I’m totally thinking we need to have a preview party- that would Rock!!!! The HGTV crew was awesome- and Winnie did an Amazing job on it- I still swoon over that Turq. couch…. We are So So So Happy for ya’ll—– Hope it’s once great Road Trip all the way through!!!! Love Ya!

    • Reply Jolie October 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

      preview party sounds awesomeeee!!! let’s do it!!! preview parTIES across the globe!! spreadin tha luv nationwide!!! XOXOXOO!

  • Reply Melissa N October 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I can’t begin to express my happiness for y’all!!! All of you are SO genuine SO sweet & SO amazingly talented!!! This is what HGTV needed- I can’t wait to see all of the amazing adventures y’all go on & all the old you turn into NEW!!! Many Blessings Happy JuNkIn MuCHo HIgS & GRaNdE KiSsEs- Love you mean it!!!

  • Reply Junk Mafia October 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    ‘Junk Mafia Approved” Wooodawgies!!!!!

  • Reply debi beard October 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t watch TV or even own one, but now I have a reason to!
    Happy, useful inspiring TV at last! yay!

  • Reply tricia samsal October 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I’m so excited for you girls, you are the nicest “junk” chicks on the planet! So happy I got to see a part of it all from behind the scenes. I wear one of my JG t-shirts at the beginning of every road trip! Yippee! !!!!

  • Reply prairiehippiegirl October 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Hey Girls!
    Been followin y’all along for a long time now…..couldn’t be happier or prouder…..I love HGTV and will be watching for the preview and the new series. God Bless your little hearts (I mean big hearts!)
    Love to all,

    • Reply Jolie October 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

      thank you sooo much gail!!! GoD BLEss you too!! XOOXOX!

  • Reply Donna Fussell October 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    So proud of you girls and what you have accomplished. The blood, sweat and tears of many years accumulated into this wonderful new adventure! I can’t wait to see ya’ll on TV! I already watched the sneak peak and it rocked! Thank you for putting Antique Week on the map…I appreciate it and will wait in anticipation for the first episode!

    “Let what you love, be what you do”
    Donna Fussell
    Johnny Loves June aka Virgins, Saints and Sinners

  • Reply Donna Fussell October 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Forgot to mention…Winnie did an incredible job with the HGTV booth!

  • Reply Jennifer Higdon October 14, 2011 at 7:38 am

    From the first time I read about you girls in Country Living magazine years ago, I knew there was something extra special about you girls. I’m so excited to see this new show!!! Yes!!!

  • Reply Nittasee October 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very happy for my sistas…. FINALLY the recognition you truly deserve! Much Love to all……

  • Reply Leslie Venable (@Retreauxgirl) October 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Which Junk Gypsy shirt will i wear today?? It seems they are my new uniform lately. Current count is 8……..Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you guys inspire me~ Congrats and BIG HUGS!! HIGH FIVE!!
    aka Retreauxgirl

  • Reply Judy Crendhaw October 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

    So who will get the real tattoo of your logo??

  • Reply Gary Hurt October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Just wanted to pass along my unbridled joy on HGTV seeing the genius in the talent and heart of The Junk Gypsies!!! The rest of the World will now get to see first hand what all of us who know this talented group of gals YOU ARE SPECIAL!! Your creativity comes from your heart and soul and “we the people” need that!! Huge congratulations to entire Sikes Family! I can’t wait to watch your gorgeous personas permeate the airways. The Skies the limit and The Sikes have no limits!! Love you guys…Gary

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse October 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    OMGosh this is wonderful!
    Congratulations…can’t wait to tune in!
    You are going to be fabulous for seasons to come!!

  • Reply Cindy October 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

    met you gals in chicago and traveled to texas and attended prom and have not turned back. i have always been a junk chick, but nobody brought the attention to the wonderful creative world of pickin like you girls! you are a big part of this repurpose, recycling junk revolution and you should be so proud and hgtv is so smart to put you on their network! This girl will be glued to the tube to watch every episode!!! congratulations…cindy

  • Reply The Farmer's Trophy Wife October 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    aaaaahhhhh!!! can’t WAIT!!!!! so proud of you and this post is right on…i was agreeing out loud to the “change the channel” part…so true and so sad these days. hoping this airs in Canada…or that someone “tapes” it for me! (does that even happen anymore?!)

  • Reply Heather Schoenst Kaspar October 17, 2011 at 1:13 am

    We had SO much fun at prom and everything looked GREAT! CONGRATS again!!


  • Reply Holly Waligura October 17, 2011 at 8:34 am

    From one Texas girl to another…Congratulations YALL!

  • Reply Selena October 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Way Excited to hear the news!! You guys couldn’t have picked a better preview date… Nov 27th MY BIRTHDAY!! I know what I will be opening for my present and what I will be watching 😉 I am so glad yall got hooked up with the right people and at the right time. There is nothing more exciting or meaningful than the hunt, the idea and the DIYT then the display in our spaces of something that means so much. We need to surround ourselves not with what we saw someone else put in their living room but what speaks to us. That is how you feather your nest and make friend to share it with along the way! Stand tall gals and give em heck 

  • Reply lori October 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    OMG!!! I have been keepin an eye on you sistas for years and have introduced you all to tons of my friends! Can’t wait for the big Debut….now we can all feel a little more like part of the family. Congrats – God Bless and may all your Dreams come true!

  • Reply Cyndi Neumann October 21, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I am bustin’ with JOY for you three and Ashlyn too! I saw her Facebook post and beamed that now folks I ask to Google ” Junk Gypsies” will finally get to really meet you too! I treasure my time with you a few years back when I made the road trip to Texas and I always talk about you in Junk Shops, etc. Everyone asks about my Tees and that just gets me started.

    My TV will be tuned and recording at the same time. I know I will want a repeat performance of such a special time in your lives, You have earned it and deserve it, the fAmE, the FoRtUnE, and the ATTITUDE! Keep it going Girls, Mom, Pop, kido’s, dear Hubby’s, with Miranda and Blake, AND AsHlYn, You ROCK!
    I Love the HGTV Logo TOO!
    Smiles, Cyndi aka frstyfrolk/ByLightOfMoon

    • Reply Ashlyn Jackson October 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      we thiNk YOU ROCk CyNdi!!! thaNk you sooooo very muCh for ALL your lOVE and sUPPORt!!!!
      xoxo, ashlyn

  • Reply Donna October 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    SOOO excited for you gals! Talked (o.k. emailed) back and forth with Aime years ago when I produced a local design show, Designing Texas in Dallas! ALWAYS knew you would be GREAT TV! Can’t wait for it! Best of Luck!

  • Reply Christina Doyle November 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Jolie!!!!!!!!! I AM THRILLED!!!! CANNOT wait for your episodes to air!!!!!!!!! Congrats to you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Lou Cinda November 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I am SO excited for you girls!! I cannot WAIT!!!!!!

    Lou Cinda 🙂

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl November 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I cannot wait! I am going to love it!!!! Yee-Haw…

  • Reply Angel November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND SUPER YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it and I CANNOT WAIT:)

  • Reply Patty Wack January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I LOVE junkin’!! Can hardly wait. Congratulations!

  • Reply Devona May 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your show; just saw it for the first time.

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  • Reply Debra Hutchins June 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I just LOVE your show. Finally there is a show just for me and my taste. Just LOVE it.

  • Reply Peggy Coultas August 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    i have watched every show i record them so i can watch them over. i have not seen you show on HGTV for the past couple weeks. is it not airing any more.? i hope it still is i just luv your show.

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