mobile home.

September 5, 2012

about a year and a half ago, we did this…

{gives a whole new meaning to the lyrics..."our house, in the middle of our street."

typically our trailers are loaded with home decor. but this time, the trailer was loaded with a HOME. there’s a first time for everything…and this was a first for us.

{all in a day's work}

but let me start at the beginning…

there once was a farm house. an early 1900’s farm house with no indoor plumbing. no electricity. and no people. this turn-of-the-century cottage, although small (800 square feet!), had great bones and irresistible charm and was just begging for junk gypsy salvation. it was begging for love. it was begging for a family.

it was begging to be the perfect home for amie and indie…

{amie and indie doing the new house happy dance}

{amie, indie, & dad test-driving the porch}

so we did what we had to do. we bought it.

{sitting in it's original location...awaiting JG rescue}

thus began our first ever haulin house experience…

and thanks to KANA brothers house moving and their biggo trucks…

john, rodney, and their motley crew…

{it was a VERY solemn group of guys}

this was more than a house movin’…it was like dinner and a movie texas style – house movin’ and entertainment.


{rodney hard. play hard.}

making room for our wide load to hit the road….

{trimming a few dead branches for clearance}

watching the action…

documenting the action…

{because 1 camera just wasn't enough...}

annnnddddddd she’s road-worthy…let ‘er rip, tater chip.

{the journey.}

{causing a bonafide traffic jam in the big city of round top}

amie back-seat driving…


{because she is a PROFESSIONAL}

arriving in gypsyville…

{home sweet gypsy home}


and although we give these guys serious kudos for already having a tricked out grill…


{superheroes and army men...boys will be boys...}

we decided it needed a little JG touch…

{from the sistas to the bruthas...}

after finding a new home and family, this old texas farmhouse got a fresh coat of paint and became amie and indie’s little pink house (cue john mellencamp)…


we added a porch made of salvaged table legs and gargantuan architectural fleamarket corbels…and as all junk gypsy projects, it’s still a work in progress. a labor of love.

in case you missed the HGTV episode of us making over amie’s living room…watch a sneak peek here…just click on the little pink house picture above!

OR you can get the entire episode on itunes for $1.99!

little pink houses for you and me….


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  • Reply Allison A. September 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    My 5 yr old daughter just fell out of my lap when she saw the house. She said it was beautiful and looked like a real dollhouse for real people. I gotta say, I totally agree! I love the house and the fact y’all rescued it from a field and turned it into home. Great job as always ladies!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      thank you so much allison! please tell your daughter thanks for watchin’ the show with her mama! :) XOXOxo from us to yall!

  • Reply Leena Lanteigne September 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I saw the episode where y’all decorated the living room – loved it! Fun to see how the house got moved. That always fascinates me! I’ve seen it done around here a couple of time and it’s an amazing feat! Happy Home Amie and Indie! May you enjoy many many happy, loving and fun-filled years in your little pink house (LOVE PINK!)
    xoxo, Leena

  • Reply Laurie holmes September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    ohhh LORD.. I love those guy’s where can I find one….??!!! just kidding… sweet story

  • Reply Dee Batis September 6, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I’ve been going through JG withdrawals for several weeks now ~ where have you been? I soooo hope you’ll be back on HGTV again soon. JG is one of my favorite shows! Loved this episode & thanks for posting the story of the move. I, too, want to see the whole house. I record & save each episode to share with friends & re~watch! You gals are the best! If you ever come to California, please stop by & put your magic touch on my place!!! Much love!!!

  • Reply Monica September 6, 2012 at 2:09 am

    LOVE it! Yalls show has totally inspired my mother in law and I ..We are having such a blast talking about yalls ideas, and attempting being junk gypsies our selves! So from us down here in TEXAS CITY… A big ol’ thank you, and great job! Can’t wait for next season.!!!

  • Reply ByLightOfMoon September 6, 2012 at 7:51 am

    How neat to see your new home moving down the road coming to you! And awesome, what you have done with it. I remember the episode on HGTV “Junk Gypsies” where you decorated it.

    I just love watching you girls and your families grow!
    Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

  • Reply Rene' Foust September 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Love it love it love it!!! And I love the show too…can’t wait for the next season. I hope to see you guys at the fall antique show this year. I can’t wait another check on the bucket list. Oh and are you hosting the promorama this time?

  • Reply Boss Lady September 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    It is such a cutie patootie!!!!!!

  • Reply Heather September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I have loved watching you ladies over the years grow in your business! I’ve been a follower since Miranda Lambert first came out wearing your MAMA TRIED tank top. I bought one of my own and wore it until it practically fell apart. Lawd, that was what, over seven years ago!? Anyway, I love what you do and you’ve inspired me to do a little junkin’ of my own over the last several months. Visiting your place is on my bucket list.. whenever I make it to Texas! (:

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      heather . . thank you for hangin’ in there with us all these years!!! that kerosene video is STILL our fav! COME SEE us for our grand opening! :)

  • Reply KC September 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Moving a house (in Texas) can cost you an arm and a leg – usually twice as much as the home to be moved costs. We are in Brenham on acreage and have looked at several homes to be moved to our property for projects/guest houses for Round Top Weekends…I will check with Hana Bros. to see if they are any more reasonable on the costs…

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      KC . . call the KANA BROS . . they are THE BEST! it was a great experience for us! and it only cost us $4500 to move the house. . of course it’s small though! :) good luck!!!

  • Reply Coolerlady September 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Only recently introduced to your show.. love it. Became the perfect answer when my kids tell me to get rid of some of “my stuff”

  • Reply Liz September 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Love the house! Saw the episode! What a great way to find a house!

  • Reply Adil Ahmed September 7, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful work. Way to go

  • Reply Delisa Anthony September 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    So happy for itunes…..NO HGTV for us here in Stavanger Norway! Im going to get it :0)

  • Reply Barbara Joslin September 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I do not find your show often but love it when I do. Especially great these days with all the super rich realtor shows, million $ rooms & all that crap that very few can relate to. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Ginny Sims September 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    What a great house~~~I need to get me one! I moved from the Canton, TX area up to Maryland last year and have been so homesick. Seeing your show on HGTV and browsing through your store has helped me to stay connected. THANKS! Aime…I have 5, yes 5, quilt jackets that I had made for me 20 years ago and I love every one of mine too. Ya’ll keep truckin’…..and junkin” and enjoy the new house!!Peace, ladies!

  • Reply Ginny September 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    fav quote of this bLoG … “because she is a PROFESSIONAL”!!! made me LoL!!! <3 yall long time. G

  • Reply Weekend CowgirlCowgirl September 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I saw the episode and the house turned out simply precious! If only I could make my little farm house look like that!

  • Reply Kim Whitley-Gaynor September 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    LOVE the fact that you saved this old place. Also, I adore the corbels on the house. They’re WONDERFUL!

  • Reply Lisa October 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    If only we had the great buys you girls find – here in California. thre aren’t many of those. I would have squealed with complete delight if I found that ship and for $50!!! I think it may be time to hook up a Uhaul and do some junk travelin’!

  • Reply Jenn October 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hello junk gypsies. I just watched your show for the first time last night and fell in love. I am a mother of three boys and one beautiful little lady. I can’t stop thinking of the angle wings that you decorated the pink house with. I want/need these for my little girls room. Any idea where I can find a pair?

  • Reply Heather October 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Hi yaw!! Just wanted to say that I aspire to be as funky cool as you folks! Love the compound! That’s the way families should be. I just found you guys, missed the whole HGTV thing earlier, but I caught the new one and bought the whole last season on I-tunes!! Love you guys!! Keep on Keepin’ on!

  • Reply Scott Stephens November 8, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Thank you so much for having us. Johnny and I had a great time at the photo shoot. Your new shop is wonderful, but most importantly you and your employees were just great people. Best of luck to you guys and I hope to see you again!

  • Reply Sarah November 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    This house looks just like my Granny’s house in Overton. I love your show!

  • Reply Kimberley Fowler July 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love y’all show! My family and I just moved into my parents old farm house and would love to get some information for y’all to come help me with my family room ! We live in Oklahoma !!!

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