there’s something about a photoshoot that i love. that we all love. it’s exciting. it’s new.
for this shoot we were inspired by roadside stops and old merle haggard songs. dusty, crusty ole codgers and all things americana. we were born free and we were born to dream.
we get seriously EXCITED every day around 4:45pm when nacho our UPS driver shows up with new goods. new jewelry. decor. threads. goods that we’ve scoured near and far, high and low in search of…goods that we LOVE and hope you do too.
it’s like christmas morning every time a new tee design rolls in the door.
and i LOVE that we still LOVE our new stuff. and since we only do a big photoshoot 3-4 times a year, it’s always fun to pull out all the new goods and play dress up.
for this photoshoot, our supermodel is a local mom. we met ranell while shooting our HGTV series…watch for her in an upcoming episode! but until then, she’s our cat-walkin’, super-vogue, supermodel.
the scene of the crime:
the merry christmas bar…right here in round top. originally known as M.E. SCHULZE grocery. but here’s the story….way back when, mr. schulze wasn’t very festive around christmas time so one year the local townspeople decided to decorate for him by mounting a giant sign atop the store. christmas came and went. and the sign remained. eventually, the market/watering hole/local gathering spot became known as the merry christmas bar. and to this day, the sign remains and so does the name. mr. schulze just left that ole sign there to be ornery…and now, it just adds to the awesome-ness. and y’all, this is the stuff that makes little old towns so cool…the fact that places like the merry christmas bar still remain…and they have a history. a story. and now we can keep the legend going. (and by the way…watch for the ole merry christmas bar in an upcoming HGTV episode too!)
and while we were doing this outside…
here’s what was going on inside…
about 500 more shots outside…
these thelma & louise style shots had little purpose for showin the goods but we couldn’t resist…
they’re some of my faves…
meanwhile…back at the ranch…
and we outfitted ranell with more newwww stuff…
and yes…we were each doubling as photographer, stylist, supermodel & moms…kids were in tow…
annnnd another wardrobe…
see no evil…
day 2 was a rainy, rainy day…we took refuge in our new under-construction building…
and day 3 was fast & furious…
with only 1 tee to shoot…our new exclusive for miranda lambert design…
that’s it for now…hope y’all dig the new goods!! check em out hErE!! and let us know what y’all think!!!
**P.S. we’ve been having a few technical issues in gypsyville…y’all please bear with us as we are working hard to get ‘em fixed! we’ve begged and pleaded with our web company…i wonder if they’ve met duke? :)
March 19, 2012 32 Comments
A QUiCK 411 on all the latest, greatest and HOTTEST news about this ANTIQUES WEEK!!!
OFFICIAL WaRRENTON/ROUND top ANtiQUES WEEK dates for the ZAPP HALL SHOW: FRiDAY, sept 23 (the JG tent opens around noon) – SATURDAY oct 1.
JUNK-O-RaMA PRoM: ThURSDAY, sept 29 at twilight at the gypsy TENT!!! an ABSOLUTE MUST-do! FLuFF yer VinTAGE prom dress and spit-shine those CoWGiRL boots! read HERE for the scoop on JuNK-O-RaMA prom as told by FaNCY of CACTUS CREEK DAiLY!
and CLiCK here to read our ProM BLoG from a few years ago!
WHAT you should KNOW about this SHOW:
we’re plum over capacity at our storage facility so we’re gonna have to part with the awesome JUnKY goods we used in MirANDA LAmBERT & BLaKE SHELTON’s wedding this past may… from chandeliers to antlers, from rugs to mason jars…it’ll all be in our tent!
BLoGGERS!!! don’t miss the ever-growing BLOG parTY hosted by theresa CaNO of GarDEN ANTQS VINtAGE! SunDAY, sept 25 @ 6pm!
don’t forget to make yer reservations NOW to eat at the oh-so-famous ROYERS caFE!! THeY start taking reservations for dinner THIS THUrsDAY @ 2pm! CALL 979.249.3611! and THEY invented a NEW pie and named it after us! the NEWWWWWW JuNkBERRY pie…GOOD GaWSH, it’ll make ya wanna slap yo mama! get a slice. hell, get a whole pie. you’ll thank me later! AND be sure to stop by the brand spankin new ROYERS PIE HAVEN at HEnKEL square in downtown RouND ToP! opening by next WEDNeSDAY! coffees, pies, muffins, scones, french toast casserole, homemade granola, and MORE! Deeee-LISH!
Be SURE to make a trip out to RaCHEL ASHWeLL’s THE PrAiRie in ROunD ToP! the GRAND opening PaRTY of her NEW rachel ashwell shabby chic couture store is SepTEMBER 27 at 6pm…RaCHEL will be signing her new book!
Don’T miss LiVE muSiC & RoyERS ROUnD ToP CAFE food at ZaPP haLL every night! it’s a TeXAS-sized good time under the stars!
MUCHO IMPORTANTE WiLDFiRE UpDATE! the wildfires HAVE NOT affected antiques WEEK!!! come one, come ALL!
BUT please, please, PLEASE remember there is a STATE-wide BURN ban..this includes no cigarette butts thrown out of windows, no campfires, no smores, no running your car on the side of the road or in a pasture. y’all please help us help TEXAS!!!
To get ya reallllly in the mood for AnTIQUES WEEK and the thrill of the hunt…read here!
good grub and great juNK!
it’s the beST good time this side o’ the MiSSiSSiPPi!!
September 13, 2011 30 Comments
YOu GONNA pull them pistols or WhiSTLE diXIE?
the PiSTOL ANNie’S are comin to town!!
3 guitar-slingin, songwritin’, heartbreakin’, honky-tonkin’ girls…
their BRAND-new, already-hot-on-the-charts, debut album will be RELEASED tomorrow…it’s chock full of soulful, swanky, gritty, sayin-what-ya-mean & meanin’-what-ya-say country tunes.
it’s 3 girls with their guitars making sweet southern music.
it’s a trailblazin’ first album that is just the beginning of great things.
it’s back to the basics.
it’s talent beyond belief.
and we PROMISE you’re gonna LOVE it.
from hell on heels to boys from the south, the songs are REAL. and empowering. and TENDER.
introducing the ANNIE’s…
HiPPIE ANNIE…aka ASHLEY MONROE…our sweetheart friend from TENNESSEE
ran, bev, & amie after a long day of wedding preparations…
read their bios here! (click MEET THE ANNIES)
LooK out y’all, the PiSTOL ANNIE’s are comin to town…
and the WiLD, wiLD west was never the same…
pre-ordER the new album HERE! AVAiLABLE EvERYWHERE AuGUST 23!!!
AND be sure to check out our PiSTOL ANNie SECtion ONLINE…tons o’ smokin’ hot PiSTOL ANNIE gear!
PiSTOL ANNiE logo designed by JG exclusive for the PiSTOLS…get yer GOODS!
now if they only made the album in vinyl…
August 22, 2011 22 Comments
a trophy buck, hunting, guns, and randy travis’s song, forever & ever amen (because according to CrAZY LEgS, NOTHING says ‘i love you’ like crossed pistols and a dead deer :))….with baroque details, ornate scrolls, and prairie-colored roses.
the design was printed on canvas and sewn to fit the chairs (the chairs actually ended up about an inch bigger than our initial measurements, but we work on the fly so with a little stretching, we made it work:)). we tied floppy hot pink satin sashes on each chair for a pop of hollywood honkytonk and they were perfect.
a mish-mash of eclectic seating…
made complete with 4 matching HoT pinK porch swings with pillows made of the same slip design…
a RoCKSTAR elvis SiLVER velvet tufted sofa, 2 drops of jupiter metallic silver chairs, and fleamarket ottomans…
old style granny rocking chairs & retro metal HoT PinK chairs….
the retro metal chairs sat in front of the AiRSTREAM that served as the ViP trailer court…we placed the rocking chairs on the porch of the barn (for a great view overlooking the creek).
and of course…the chairs at the head table…
wooden gothic chairs slipped with crystal-embellished covers
but possibly, the best seat in the house…was right here…
with rugs, mushy pillows, and a crystal chandelier…
because of course, WHO doesn’t need a tipi at their wedding? :)
July 12, 2011 41 Comments
because we were a little caught up with trying to create the most
rockstar perfect wedding reception we could imagine, we kinda neglected other little details.
like uh, what WE were going to wear to the big event…
we raided each other’s closets, we excavated our vintage stash…soul sistas from here to there sent us boxes of rockin’ vintage threads & jewels to try on (BIG ThankS to DouBLE D RANCHWEAR, MaRTi AgASSi, paris montana, ToNY LAmA, our sista in the bayou -GaBRiELLE, & fellow junker – WiNNIE!!)
our new friend, THE FARMER’s TROPHY WiFE was worried we might show up in our work clothes so she posted this.
and true to form, we DID NOT have our outfits nailed down until the VERY LAST MINUTE. using the most absolutely important GyPSY road necessity, a pair of scissors.
mom modified my dress in the hotel room the DAY. of. the. WEDDING.
AND amie pulled out the sewing machine to gypsy-fy her dress literally HOURS. before. the. nuptials.
here we are…right before we raced off to the chapel…
let’s start with janie…
she rocked a totally jimi hendrix-style PUrPLE satin ruffle blouse paired with a studded & beaded vest and prairie-style santa fe skirt…all TaSHA POLiZZI.
(we got ready last-minute in the airstream that served as the VIP trailer court during the reception…hairspray, doublesided dress tape, and jewelry was everywhere!)
amie found this way cute ruched HOT PINK dress and added one of our LACE bolero tops that she modified (literally on the front porch of our hotel) by adding ribbons down the length of each arm corset-style.
she added tons o’ JG turquoise jewelry (turquoise agate tassel, turquoise revival pendant, and a few vintage pieces)…and OLD GriNGO boots…and with her crazzzzzzzy mess o’ bouffant haiR, her outfit was complete.
and then there’s me…
i’m extremely proud of the amazingly beautiful necklace i was soooooo lucky to wear! seriously. our dear friend, marti agassi, made this necklace and my earrings. her work is as beautiful as her heart! marti, her sweet daughter-carter, BFF-cindy, and cindy’s precious daughter-annie, come from across the globe to antiques week EVERY show…they each have a beautiful spirit that is infectious… XOXOX, y’all!
and yes, her last name is AGASSI…as in the GALACTICALLY-crazy-awesome tennis great, ANDRE AGASSI. (marti is andre’s sis-in-law.) a significant portion of EVERY piece of jewelry sold is donated to ANdRE’s incredible education foundation, which provides education opportunities to underserved children. (100% graduate and get scholarships to college!)
mom cut the bottom 6 inches off my dress in the hotel…with a little doublestick tape on the top, it was as good as GUCCI!
my TONY LAMA kicks danced manyyyy a mile that night! these babies are the bees knees! hand stitched, hand tooled, & hand painted…completely made in the USA. AND available for pre-order HERE!
my belt, a vintage….circa 1985 – compliments of t-smitty (yep, my husband’s childhood belt)…complete with ‘TODD’ tooled on the back and his initials on the front (all together now…awwwww). amie had the LuCK & LOVE buckle made for my son, cash baker years ago; the TRUE STRENGTH ring and the BiG ChiEF cuff are 2 of my all time faves and the amazing sacred saint ChriSTOPhER bracelet was ‘new’ made from vintage pieces (it’s a one-of-a-kind…we’ll be carrying them in our future store).
gussied up in our ‘country casual’ finest…we hit the trail headed for the chapel…and then back to the barn for the reception. we had a true night to remember…practically danced the soles off our boots and went to bed that night with smiles as big as TeXAS spread across our faces.
and the next morning, still soaking in the magic from the night before and immensely proud of our contribution to the epic evening, we did what we do best…we pulled on our work gloves and got back to work…
methodically dismantling piece-by-piece the greatest masterpiece we’ve ever created.
and we rode off into the sunset…happily ever after.
July 5, 2011 37 Comments