dear america.

a few years ago, we ventured off into a new chapter in the junk gypsy story. we filmed a TV show. we never set out to be on TV… in fact, it was never, ever part of our plan. but because we partnered with a network and a team that didn’t want us to be anything other than ourselves, we took the leap. and thanks to all of y’all, season 1 was a big success. and we THANK you for that.

and now here we are…a few weeks away from the premiere of season 2 and i realized … there’s lots to tell y’all. (insert: “lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!”)

season 2 airs thursday june 12 at 9/8CST…on GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY.

that’s right, not HGTV…we’ve moved to a new latitude on your TV dial and here’s why…

hgtv & great american country are both members of the scripps family and after collaborating with the amazing team at all 3 entities, it was clear that great american country and JG were meant for each other (cue ‘you were meant for me and i was meant for you’ by jewel)….whew, i digress.

great american country is all about celebrating the american lifestyle. the gramco theme is ‘love letters to america’, their hashtag (we all know i’m a self-proclaimed social media freak) is #dearamerica. i mean y’all, does it get any better? #dearamerica. i think not.

it’s about family. and country. and JUNK. and music. and…LIFE. which means you’ll see A LOT more of EVERYTHING this season.

MORE family. because, clearly…family is FIRST. and this business was built out of our determination to work together with our family.

more of our JG team that we can’t live without…the girls that pack your orders and answer the phone when you call. the girls that greet you at the door & check you out when you come to our headquarters. the girls and guys that have our back. we could NOT be where we are without them which is WHY it’s so important to us that you see more of them on the show.

more of the JG world HQ…this is a sacred place to us…it’s our sanctuary of junk that was 15 years in the making….so it’s only appropriate that it serves as the backdrop of our entire series.

more country. we are small-town girls at heart (god bless overton, texas). that little town formed us into the people that we are. and we are forever grateful. we now proudly call round top, texas our home…small town girls are what we are. it’s what we will forever be and it’s a core part of our business. you can take the girl outta the country…but you can’t take the country outta the girl. you’ll see more of our LIFE in the country. more ROUND TOP. more LARGE MARGE. more tractors and chainsaws and horses and BISCUITS. (oh my lawd. honey hush. biscuits make the world go ’round).

basically, you’ll see a lot more of all the things that make up JG. all of the things that are near and dear to our heart…all of the things that we think YOU love about JG too. it’s all rolled together. plus…there are some really exciting surprises this season as well… a special celebrity friend travels to round top…as she commissions us to work on a secret project. AND…you’ll learn about possibly the BIGGEST thing we’ve ever been a part of…it’s still top secret…and it’s killlllingggggg me to let the cat outta the bag…..but, patience, my child. the time will come.

so i think that’s it.

new season. new network. new digits on your dial.

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and this new season y’all…well this, is our love letter to america.

May 28, 2014   88 Comments

a glamping we will go

so i’m really really, realllllllly tardy on this post. but i’m going with the “fashionably late” excuse on this one. at least that’s my story and i’m sticking to it. for now.

our latest photo shoot was lots of fun…because, well we’re pretty dang excited and inspired by our glamping theme.

glam camping = glamping. = awesome.

because everyone should wear sequin shorts while hiking through the woods (yes, we named them almost famous…which makes them even cooler).


because nothing says camping like a fabulous plaid skirt, corset belt, big jewelry, and vintage boots…

and nothing says nature like a koozie with rhinestones on it…

and a stylish bike…

and well…just everything…

and because there is no better way to feel one with the woods than to wear your fringe boots, your bandana leggings, and your old americana cape.

posing perfectly in front of your airstream.

i rest my case.

now y’all…the season is upon us. get out there.

nature is calling. adventure is calling. answer the call…and catch those dreams…

happy glamping…

May 9, 2014   13 Comments

a sharp right turn into crazytown.

well, here we are…strolling off into crazytown. again. um yes, please…i’ll have a large order of mucho loco with a side of extra spicy loco.

and we decided, if we’re going to crazytown, we’re taking y’all with us. so buckle up.

our JG world HQ is something we dreamed about for years…and last fall, we opened our doors for the first time. it’s time to finally cut that ribbon. which i’m assuming makes us more legit in the eyes of ribbon holders everywhere.

you are cordially invited, to our official ribbon cutting of the JG WoRLD HeaDQUarTERS…and we’re filming by the way.

{thanks 2 april pizana for this pic!!!}

yep, that’s right. season 2 of junk gypsies…to air on great american country sometime this summer. (i’ll tell ya all about that soon…but we are literally breaking between scenes filming today so i better make haste)

{reunited & it feels so good...the gang's all back together!!}

anywho, we would loveeeee love love for y’all to come be a part of our ribbon cutting…we promise not to cry too much (well maybe just a little). we’ll be cutting that ole ribbon this friday, march 28th at around 9:45. and yes, you may be on tv because this will be filmed for our first episode of the second season! come one! come all!

it’s a special day for us…and y’all are all such a big part of JG that we would be honored to have each and everyone of you here on our biggo ribbon cutting day!

***the deets***

what: ribbon cutting at the jg world HQ

when: friday, march 28, 9: 45am

where: 1215 south state hwy 237, round top, texas

the first 100 shoppers get a FREE stadium cup!!! free jg FLASHLIGHTS while they last! 

y’all come be a part of our new series & check out all of our new gear in the JG store!!!

big thanks to the local FaYETTE counTY RECORD for helping us spread the word!!




March 26, 2014   41 Comments

georgia pellegrini-hunter, pioneer, chef extraordinaire.

so like we’re pretty fired up about this….

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mark your calendars and get ready….

our good friend, georgia pellegrini, best selling author of girl hunter, food heroes, and her newest book – modern pioneering is coming to gypsyville!!


for an afternoon of chatting and signing books…andddddddd she may even have a few modern pioneering demonstrations up her sleeve!

y’all get ready….we’re gonna get our hands dirty!

March 10, 2014   7 Comments

tim duncan’s shoe.

i’ve always been one of those people that is on time. and on most occasions, i’m early. i even remember once in high school, being anxious about a big day… i got up, had curlers in my hair (this was 1990 people), make-up applied (the necessary blue eyeliner of course), and was getting dressed when i began to wonder why mom, dad, and Amie weren’t up yet since we are all notoriously early risers. it was then that i realized. it was 3am. i was early. way early.

but lately, my early ways have evolved into barely on-time ways, and sometimes (gasp), late ways.
such is the case with this book. this book that i originally wanted to “save” for the right quiet time. the right time when i could give it my full focus. “saving” it turned into never getting it read. i remember what my granny always said about best laid plans….

i also remember how i used to save my halloween candy until it molded years later…

between filming, and opening the store, and moving, and well…LIFE, the quiet time never came. and the book, I’m ashamed to admit, went unread. until now.

and i would like to thank the flu for this….
for knocking me on my hiney. yep. for making me sit still. and finally, 1 year late, getting to read sparkly green earrings.

you see, Melanie (aka. big mama in the blogger world)  is our favorite person we’ve never met. she’s a true southern girl with some serious comic talent. we are kinda like BFF’s except that we’ve never talked on the phone, never made friendship bracelets, never shared those little heart necklaces that you give half of to your best friend and you wear the other half, never had lunch together, and never been in the same room. (i’m getting kinda depressed here.) but other than that… we are totally BFF’s.

anywho, since our BFF wrote a book, we’re super proud of her and even prouder to say how great it is. i laughed. and i laughed more. and the best part… it was the kind of book that left you smiling and just feeling …. happy the rest of the day. and anyone that knows us knows how much we like feel-good anything. feel-good movies, feel-good books, feel-good tv shows. and this, my friends, is a feel-good book.

and what, you ask, does this blog post have to do with tim duncan’s shoe? you’ll have to read the book to find out. but i will say this book is quite the opposite of tim duncan’s shoe.

now…i better get started on her newest book, the antelope in the living room….

and by the way…you can snag your copy of sparkly green earrings here! or antelope here!

well done, melanie…well done, my little BFF…andddddd by the way, this is headed your way…

no need to thank me…it’s just what friends do.


March 3, 2014   17 Comments