JuNK-A-PaLooZA, baby!

we quietly kicked off JuNK-A-PaLOOZA FriDAY morning by cranking up the siren & lights on our 1939 InTERNAtionAL FiRETRUCK & dropping the velvet rope between the Fu DOGS..while ArCHIE and NAte (an innocent victim volunteer) donned life-size wings and top hats and handed out tickets for the JuNKtaSTICAL giveaways!

{the first people in line had driven 5 HouRS! and decorated a tee just for the event! XOXOXO to y'all!}

{let me hear ya say 'wooo-hoooo!!!'}

they came from near. they came from far (18 hours!).

{DaNA & GARY came all the way from KaNSAS!}

they came. they saw. they got the tee shirt

(did we mention el cheapo souvenir tees??!!).

we saw old friends…

{AnGIE & KeLLY...2 long-time JG shoppers...and friends}

{MoLLIE & GAbriELLE...all the way from NeW ORLeaNS!}

{catchin up with BiLL ALLen and his renegade motorcycle posse}

and made new ones…

{WahOO SUE of the RuSTY RanCH in BLAnCO, TeXAS}

WaHOO SuE and her deAR hubby made an appearance in this rockin’ ride! we tricked it out JG style…with one of our neW HiPPie HiGHWay VeLVET steering wheel covers

{TriCKin' out the RuSTY raNCH ride...makin it road-worthy gypsy-style!}

& a ’well-behaved women rarely make history’ BuMpER stiCKER!

{you had me at 'wahoo....'}

yeeee-hawwwww, sister!

FRoM boots to pies to DiNG-DoNGS…the giveaways were a BLaST!

{ELaINE posing with her new ToNY LaMA kicks she won!}

the film crew got the inside scoop…

{gettin' the scoop...}

MoTORCyCLERS rolled in like the RoCKSTARS that they are…

{a waaaay beyond-cool grand entrance....}

OvER 40 in number…their exhaust pipes rumbled, their black leather fringe drifted gently in the hot summer air, THey. ARe. So…..CooL.

{bill allen of BiLL aLLEN's MotorCYCLES...the ultimate NiCE guy...spreadin' the LuV!}

 we worked. we danced. we JuNK-A-PaLOOZa’d!

{scootin' a boot to the JoHN EvANS BanD!}


and we partied til we were pooped….

{after 2 days of JuNK-A-PaLoozin' it, MoLLIE decided to take a break FLeaMARKet-style!}

A ShouT out to all the folks that helped this JuNK-A-PaLOOZA rock!

AnD a special XOXOXXO to our new FiLM CrEW FriENDS…JeRRY, PierS, ScoTT, ChriS, MoLLY, DaVID, JaRED, KeLLY, COReY, ALiSON, and of course…DaWN….makin’ it happen…

{jerry & CoREy}

{ScoTT, PiERS, and JaRED}

{jared....from NeW JErSEY to LA to TeXAS...XOXO!}


{ChRIS (aka FeRRIS)...catchin the dance moves!}

aaaannnndddd roadside on our roadtrip…

{DaWN, MoLLY, CoREy and ScoTT}

AnD MoST mucho importantly…BiG, huge thanks to EVeRYBODY that traveled from near and far to come to our biggo GaLACtiC JUNK-A-PaLOOZA!!!! thanks for making what we do soooo much fuN…you make our hearts go pitter-patter!

seeeeeee y’all sooooon! WaRRENToN ANTiQUeS WEEK is just around the corner!!!!!!

stay tuned…RoyERS RouND TOP CaFE, RachEL AsHWELL, and AnTIQUES week comin soooooon!

September 10, 2010   12 Comments

ThE GooD. THe baD. The juNKY.


{BrYAN the frog whisperer}

  • amy allen (aka ArCHIE) showed up with PinK and PuRPLe stripes in her hair
  • HiLARY brought PauLA DEEN buttttttah pound cake
  • BryAN (aka CrAZY LEGS, IcEPICK, EaRL, SnAKE BiTE) strongly feels the DiSCOVERY channel should be doing a documentary on all the critters around the warehouse
  • MeGAN got all giddy ’bout our new ChiLLin’ LiKE a VILLAin cold cups
  • JaNIE proclaimed it was 5 o’clock somewhere
  • and AMiE felt violated by her first experience getting a spray tan (yes, this is her glamorous preparation for HoLLYwood)

AnD very importantly….we called in the QUEENS o’ the MESS HALL – our good friends, MeLiSSA & PatriCIA from THE BaKE SHOPPE & CaFE in CYPReSS, TX- and ordered up allllll kinds o’ home cookin’ to carry us through the next few weeks. i’m talkin chicken pot pie, ChiCKEN enchiladas, ChiCKEN spaghetti, oh-my-goodness-makes-ya-wanna-slap-yo-mama PuLLED porK, MEATLoAF, homemade rolls (come to mama), annnnnnnd sparkly, frosty, whimsically-beautiful CupCAKES!!!!

{oh yeah.....go on wit yer bad self!}

…our new ChiLLIN’ LiKE a ViLLAIN cups have MeGAN all giddy inside…

{oh-so-cool! double-walled, insulated, BPA-free, dishwasher-saFE...and only $12! yeah, baby!}

aND our new SaVE THE PLAnET tee design just came in…hot off the press…and we’re loooooovin’ it! can’t wait to show ya!!!

ThE COUNTDoWN is on…the film crew arrives in 10 DaYS!

JuNK-A-PALOOZA in 16 days!

August 11, 2010   8 Comments

AiRSTReAM ChRONiCLES: chapter 3-channeling texas bars

YeSTErDAY amiE shocked herself not once but twice, I sandEd the floor once twice 3 TiMES, DaD reworked the salvaged CirCUS WHeeL bar top more times than we want to admit & JaNIE was STiLL wishin for a CoRONA.

we’ve channeled LeGENDARy TeXAS baRS, BLoWN the EleCTRiCiTY and had deliveries of LuckenBACH souvenirs, OLd DIXiE ChiCKEN wood, & HoMEMadE DING-DoNGS. 4 DaYS left…the SaGA continues…  

{this is the floor at step 62 of 97}

 yeS, it really took that many steps…(or maybe it just seemed like it…i’m not sure anymore….maybe i’m delirious from the paint fumes…)  

{step 86}

If Lovin’ you is WroNG, i don’t wanna be right…   

{incomplete but gettin' there...}

MeanWHiLE we cosmically channeled LeGENDary TeXAS bars all day. we started off our morning with a visit from the girLS of the DiXIE chiCKEN who brought us a little piece of hiSTORY for the AiRSTREAM… 

{carved up planks from DiXIE ChiCKEN tables}

 ThEN…we had a special delivery from the MaILmAN… 

{goodies sent StrAiGHT from LuCkenBACH, teXAS!}

which i have decided was DesTINY channeled directly from my cosmic vibes since i just happened to be sportin my LUckENBACH tee yesterday! 

{yes, i'm a little giddy about the arrival of a LuCKEnBACH package! it's like ChRISTMAS!}

AND the day just kept getting beTTER! because then a little angel named PaTRICIA showed up with a little piece of heaven in to-go boxes filled with soul food and HoMeMADE desserts! deeeee-licious homebakED breads, chicken spaghetti, tortilla soup, and hellllloooo cookies, kolaches and HomEMADE ding-dongs courtesy of MeLiSSA & ThE BAKE ShoPPE all the way from CyPrESS, TeXAS! 

{CooKIEs, KoLaCHES, and yes! HOMeMADE ding-donGS!}

{XOXOXO back at ya, MeLiSSA!!}

We’RE movin in the furniture, hangin the HoMEmaDE curTAINS, and fillin’ our BeLLIES with good grub!

LiFE is good and we’re glad y’all are here! PuLL up a chair & stAY awhile…the completion is near!

March 11, 2010   16 Comments