Sublimely beautiFUL…JuNK-O-RaMA prom

March 17, 2010

For those that have been to JuNK GypSY JunK-O-RaMA prom, you know all the magically crazy, wonderfully beautiful, and sublimely ethereal stories you hear are true…and for those that haven’t, here’s a little history on how it all got started…a little ProM 101. 

ThE LEgEND & LoRE of Junk Gypsy Junk-o-Rama Prom…the beginning…  

{JuNK-O-RAMA ProM} (thanks to KeeLY MaRIE ScoTT for the image)

What started as a simple ode to the forgotten prom dress magically took a life of its own one night at the fleamarket.

{AmIE, MoM, & me in the OuTHOUSE a few years back}

 

JunK-o-RaMA Prom has become a cultural crossroads of sights and sounds and people. ANd, we firmly believe, the happiest place on EaRTH for one breath-taking evening in Texas. Under the big ol’ southern stars you will find a celebration for all ages and all walks of life, an evening where everybody is somebody!

{ELviS LivES! (and lives...and lives...and lives....and lives!)} (thanks to antholgieimages.com for the pic!)

During the antiques show several years ago, we noticed the forgotten glory and beauty of a pile of vintage prom dresses aNd decided to pay tribute by hosting our own little JuNK-O-RaMA Prom a few nights later. We scavenged the grounds, scooped up vintage dresses throughout the week and all played dress-up under the stars that one night.

{FiRST JuNK-O-RamA ProM - sprinG 2004}

There were a handful of customers and several junkers (aka – vendors) ..we drank sangria, took silly pictures, practically danced holes in our boots, had lots of laughs and were completely oblivious to the fact that JuNK-O-RaMA PRom would soon become a legendary twice yearly event.

{dancing under the twinkle LiGHTS and the teXAS staRS}

It is now much larger than a ‘handful of folks’…nowadays you probably couldn’t stir ’em with a stick!

{AmiE, JoHN EvaNS & me at prOM}

It’s a magical evening..complete with a makeshift stage for the band, made out of our latest, greatest fleamarket finds, a million and one twinkling ChriSTmas lights, and glittery chandeliers hanging out of the trees near our tent in this Texas cow pasture.

{PrOM nite for the young and the young @ heart!} (thanks to anthologieimages.com for the pic)

 AnD of course, everyone’s favorite – the old outhouse turned photobooth!

{chandeliers, vintage fabrics, architectural pieces & a disco ball adorn our FaNCY SchMANCY PhoTO booth!}

YeP, it’s the original OUTHouSE from ZaPP HaLL grounds…and bein LoVERs of all junk, we just had to put it to good use. soooo, now it famously (and infamously) stands as our OFFiCIAL photobooth! It has been retrofitted with posh, tattered velvet cushions, old oil paintings and its own little chandelier making it the most happening outhouse on the planet!

{the early years...mingling outside the outHouSE}(photo courtesy of CounTRY LIvING magazine)

So this evening that culminated out of not much more than a pile of dusty old prom dresses and our desire to just have fun, has become something that we are just happy to be a part of! There’S been rumors of star-studded guests (MiranDA LamBERT, WiLLIE!, RachEL AShWELL), it’s been featured by CounTRY LiVING magazine, the ToDAY ShoW , and by UT film students working on a documentary & we just feel really darn LuCKY to be a part of something that makes us all so happy !

 So for as long as we can . . . we are gonna be dancin’ in our cowboy boots underneath the starS at JuNk-o-RAmA Prom!

JuNK-O-RaMA PRoM…THurSDAY, ApRIL 1st…TwiLiGHT at the GypSY tenT!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Nancy Wyatt March 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait to come see you gals!!

  • Reply Julie Sezer March 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I have been following this event for a couple of years now….Wish I had thought of it!…Your creativity and celebration of life is awesome…

    Can you sprinkle some magic Junk Gypsy dust on me…I need your energy!:)

  • Reply Cary Arzola September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    That’s my mama (Mona Montana) with her back to us getting her pic taken in the palm leaf hat whipped in black leather under the stars!! She loved you ladies and thought your place and the prom was awesome. I was supposed to try to take her down to the show this year but she didn’t make it. Hopefully I can make it down with my girlfriends this Spring!!

  • Reply Cindy Bishop September 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    This sounds like a “fine” time!!

  • Reply Cathy Guess September 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This event for sure tops my Bucket List!!!! Everything about it is everything I love….most of all dressin up “gypsy style”…great country music…great junk…and most of all…..Just plain ole having FUN with friends and makin memories!!!
    Hugs an Junkin Luv……..Cathy aka GGJ

  • Reply Amanda Stanush July 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    When and where is the next Junk-o-Rama Prom???

    Love you ladies and your Saturday evening show!!!

  • Reply Lambralew July 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I live in Austin & would love to come to prom!!! When & where is the next one? Is it open for anyone in the public to attend?!? Thanks!!

  • Reply Loni July 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I never went to prom and would love to attend yours! I live north of Austin. Is this event open to the public?

  • Reply DOnnA CoLLie July 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I live in Little Rock & work for AT&T, one of your cousins is a co-worker of mine. His last name is Spigner. I watch your show every Saturday night & have order some

  • Reply DOnnA CoLLie July 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I LiVe in LiTTle Rock, ArKansas & wOrk for AT&T. OnE oF mY co-WorKers is a couSin of yOUrs, hIs Last nAme is Spigner. I waTch your Show eVery Saturday niGht & hAve purChased some items froM yOur weBsite. By the Way I love my GuadalUpe T sHirt! I Have pIcked up soMe good DecoraTing tips from you! LooKing forwaRd to More “Junk!” LoVe Ya! Donna CollIe, SherWood, ArkAnsas

  • Reply Jane Rice August 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I love your show, your taste, your family, etc.. I live in Indianapolis so I can’t just stop by but if I ever get your direction, I want to do some serious shopping at your place as well as everywhere you have shopped on your program!

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