a griswald kind o’ year…
read on for a much-belated update regarding the JUNK GypSY TV series…let’s start at the beginning…
june 2010: after months and months (actually years) of family discussions, we headed out to CaLIFORniA where we had our griswald-style roadtrip trekking up and down the west coast…with TV meetings in LA squeezed in between getting lost in the SaNTA YNeZ mountains, eating falafel, and hiking to the NOJOQUI falls.
we watched SINGIN’ in the RAIN at brentwood country mart side by side with the beautiful BROOKE SHiELDS, stayed at the amazing RACHEL ASHWELL‘s lovely SHABBY home, and acted like true tourists in our happy VAN! ReAD HERE to catch the scoop on the who/what/when/why of that trip!
AUGUST 2010: annnnnd then our filming of the FiRST JG piLOT…
ReAD HERE for that ’mucho loco with a side of crazy’ adventure (sorry y’all, bear with me…there’s a whole lotta backstory to this post…this is what happens when you PROCRASTINATE :))
OCTOBER 2010: soooo here’s what happened. here’s where it gets juicy…..
the pilot was completed for the JG TV series…AND then, the powers-that-be put in an order for more ‘controversy’. think ‘JERSEY SHORE’ of the fleamarket/texas world…think ‘girl version of AMERICAN ChoPPER’…in other words, they wanted us to fight with each other and to haggle over prices at the places we were junkin.
of course, both of these requests are completely preposterous if you even somewhat know us…because first of all, we all KNOW that if we fought, janie would totally kick our hineys…really, it wouldn’t be pretty. it would be like a total WWF SMACKDOWN. embarassing.
and secondly, it’s against our religion to haggle. ok, not really against our religion…but it certainly breaks the officially-unofficial-junkers-code-of-ethics. and i, for one, DO NOT want to break that code of ethics. that would be going to LuCKENBACH and not having a LONE STAR beer … OR like having a pair of jeans without holes in ‘em…it just goes against all laws of human physics. it just ain’t right. seriously though…we DO ask for someone’s BEST PRICE…and we mayyyyyy make a lower offer WITHIN reason. but if it’s a fair price, we don’t haggle over $5. we aren’t disrespectful to fellow junkers. we TAKE IT or LEAVE it.
our producer, DaWN, knew this. and she knew they were sitting in the wrong office that day…she knew she could never ask us to do either of those things because it’s just not who we are. JG is about so many things. so many GOOD things. we LOVE family and hard work. we love simple JUNKY things. we LOVE to create and build beautiful, magical spaces that make PEOPLE happy. we LOVE to create passionate, soulful designs that people LOVE to wear. and we BELIEVE that y’all LOVE all those things too. in our world of JUNK, pretty much everything is for SALE….everything, except our SOULS.
soooo, we went back to work (well, we actually never stopped)…and the past 9 months we’ve been soooo crazy busy we’ve hardly looked up…from fall antiques week to the backstage artists lounge at AUSTIN CITY LIMITS music fest to moving our families to round top to designing the PISTOL ANNIE‘s logo to gypsy-fyin amie’s airstream to another antiques week to MIRANDA & BLAKE’s wedding….
and now, a different network has asked for a pilot …we begin shooting in a few weeks. no fighting. no haggling. just us. doing our thing. y’all stay tuned for more detailssssss!
and in case y’all missed our pitch reel (filmed fall 2009)…you can watch it here! we had a BLaST shooting this!!! (y’all just totally ignore that green table that crashes to the ground after i put the box on it…i totally planned that. really, i did. :)
seriously though, i reallllly think y’all will totally dig it! it’s totally junKY. totally fleamarket. totally us.
here’s the DEAL…we LOVE y’all and we want this project to be something that speaks to you and inspires you and something that makes you PROUD of us and PROUd to be a JUNK GYPSY too. let us know in the comments below what ya think! let us know what you WANT TO SEE!