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

when the GoIN gets tough…the tough hits the roAD!

to pick up where i left off…..

BeCAUSE there was no time for rest, we decided we had no option but to: a) adhere to mom’s torturous, inhumane, just-let-us-die, homeopathic ALfaLFA-therapy regime, b) pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, and c) GeT to WoRK.

the tents went up…


thE port-A-PottY rolled in…

{nothin says party like a port-a-potty!}

and i’m not sure what it is….but nothing says ‘PhoTo-OP’ to amie and me like a potty in transit! :) ya know what they say…you can take the girl outta the country but you can’t take the country outta the girl…

{we like the fancy photo-ops!!:)}

ThEN we loaded up for a little roadtrip with the FiLM crew on our tails…it was a convoy across TeXAS like none other! here’s a shot of amie…

{JeRRY & PiERS adjusting our windshield-road cams. yes she's eating here...but she had a mouthful in all my shots...she might kill me for posting this :)}

and here’s me…

{it appears chris might have been giving me some important directions here...seriously chris, give me a moment...i'm ready for my close-up!}

we were EaSTBOUND & DoWN! breaker-breaker 1-9! we FouND tonz o’ JuNK and hauled it back to GypsYViLLE for our JuNK-A-PALooZA

{AMiE & DaVID...we've just loaded and gettin' ready to get back on the road!}


BuT first…JeRRY and the guys attach and secure the OFFiCiAL trailer-cam before we go…

annnnd then we made it back to the LanD o’ GypSYViLLE to get ready for our BiGGO GaLACTiC JuNK-A-PaLOOZA….

{the front corner of the tent...FLeAMARKET whimsy...}

JuST like a GypSY…

{LoVin this JuNKYard find! (thanks to anthologieimages.com for the pic)}

AnD here’s one of our new tee designs…SaVE the PLaNET! it’s the OnLy one with CoRNBREAD!

{mmm-hmmm!!! HoNEY HuSH!}

and another tent shot…

{a hodge-podge of random AMeriCANA greatness! sweet LaND of LiBERTY!}

 and oh-how-much we looooove the ‘moonlight-on-the-tent’ shots. there’s just something magical and peaceful and beautiful about this moment…the fruits of your labor, chandeliers glowing, tent decorated, under the canopy of a striped tent…all nestled safely under the TeXAS sky. twas the night before….

{the calm before the storm...}

stay tuned!!! JuNK-A-PaLOOZA pics headed yer way!

September 7, 2010   3 Comments

tough as a peanut patty on the goober side….

HaVE i mentioned that we’re all a little under the weather? and janie’s making us drink this….

{cruel and unusual punishment...}

as DaD, amie, and I were choking (translation: gagging) it down…dad asked if it was alfalfa. MoM was highly offended that we didn’t appreciate her culinary delight. AmiE read the ingredients…and yep, 2nd on the list..ALFaLFA. BoTTomS up.

August 19, 2010   6 Comments


ThiS weekend…while our good friends, OLLy & RiCHARD, of FLaT EaRTH DeSiGNS were here…

{sent to us via OLLy...chillin' in the FLOriDA KEYS}

we were here…

{ahhh....gotta love the AuGUST TeXAS heat}

gearin up for our BiGGO, GaLACTIC JuNK-A-PaLOOZA!

AnD we received a JaMES BoNd-esque phone tip of a TV set selling off EVERYTHING deep in the heART of TeXAS that got us all frantic with excitement…from pearl snaps to HoT doG StanDS, BaND uniforms to tufted chairs…we bought all we could pile in….HoNEY HuSH!

{janie pricin' tha goods}

we’ve got a long ways to go and a short time to get there….it’s time to ShaKE ‘n BaKE, BABY!

coming soooooon….LaRGE MArGE’s extreme makeover….

and oh yeah…this is what ArCHIE looked like today…

{she's starting a new trend...FLasHDANCE CoWgiRL}

August 16, 2010   3 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