the wind beneath my wings.

there is no denying it. there is no better place on earth than texas antiques week in the spring.

hashtag awesomeness.

hashtag i’m not even kidding.

it’s like the sky opens up and the sun comes out to play for the first time in many, many months. it’s wildflowers and fresh buds on the trees. it’s hills of green grass in the wild blue yonder.

it’s. the. bluebonnets. which are always, always worth the drive (as roger creager so perfectly says in his song, “fun all wrong”)

and nestled among all of this God given glory, is the world’s greatest fleamarket. the motherload of junk. the wind beneath our wings. texas antiques week.

and what is it that’s so great you ask? well, of course there is the obvious junk for miles and miles…as far as the eye can see. there’s the PEOPLE…God bless the junkers and all of their eclectic, unique, soulful personalities. there’s the food…did i mention the zapp hall crackers, the legal tender pimento cheese, the coffee bug iced coffee drinks?! holy moly. honey hush. i’m hankering for some of all that righttttt nowwwwwww. get in my belly!

 

but there’s also something more. something oh so much more. it’s something in the air. it’s electric. and everyone feels it. it really and truly is a happy place. everyone is happy because everyone has chosen to be here. junkers and shoppers alike. and everyone is grateful for being here. instead of shopping under fluorescent lights or sitting at a desk, you are out in the great wide open surrounded by junk. where you park in a pasture instead of a parking garage. where you don’t use your cell phone because you probably don’t have reception. where you let your free spirit loose and you channel your inner junker.

there’s a reason we call it junk therapy. for those that have been, you know why. if you haven’t, then what in the heck are you waiting for?

the fleamarket beckons…

here it is y’all!!! all the vitals on this texas antiques week: BIG INFO you gotta knowwwww!!!!

  • PAINT!! we have a newwww and long awaited paint line debuting at the show!!! seriously y’all, this has been a BIG DREAM of ours for a VERY long time and we can’t WAIT for y’all to see it!! (more info coming soon…this pretty much deserves it’s own blog)
  • TUNES!! the 1st EVER JG front porch series: UNPLUGGED happening EVERY DAY during TEXAS ANTIQUES WEEK featuring some of the finest singer/songwriters around! seriously…you DO NOT want to miss this! it’s FREE!! click HERE for more info! BLOG coming soon with more unplugged info too!
  • CORNBREAD! that’s right, y’all….gypsy daddy’s cornbread is NOW IN THE HOUSE!!!! because the ONLY thing better than gypsy daddy’s buttermilk BISCUITS is gypsy daddy’s biscuits AND cornbread. honey hush.

  • TRUNK SHOW!! our dear friend, marti agassi will be having a trunk show in store! stay tuned for more info!!!
  • JUNK-O-RAMA prom! and lest us not forget, JUNK-O-RaMA prom….the best time this side o’ the mississippi!

don’t forget to read past #texasantiquesweek blogs here!!!!

we’ve redecorated the entire JG world HQ & we have tonssss of new and awesome stuff! lots of great vintage stuff on the cheap!!! we can’t wait for y’all to see it!!!

call us with questions! our girls are amazinggggggg!!!! 979.249.5865

 

March 19, 2015   11 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!!

#jgworldHQ

#dearamerica

 

March 26, 2014   41 Comments

a proper english cowgirl.

some of you may remember this post…where we attempt to tell you all about the prairie by rachel ashwell. although it’s actually quite futile. it’s something you must experience on your own. it’s more than lovely and peaceful (which believe me, it is infinitely BOTH). it does something to your entire being as you enter the property. you RELAX. you EXHALE. and you feel so … just so at PEACE.

and now…we are so excited and honored and busting at the seams about rachel’s newest book, rachel ashwell couture prairie and fleamarket treasures.

it’s all about the prairie. and texas. and how beautifully rachel’s style blends into the texas horizon. how it just seems to belong here. here in texas…

where our english cowgirl feels at home herself.

y’all prepare yourself. prepare yourself for one heckuva awesome book. it’s seriously one that you’ll want to sit down and embrace. you’ll want to give it your full attention…no distractions. you’ll want to leave it on your coffee table as part of the decor in your room.

 

and guess who made her own page in the book?! that’s right. large marge herself. in living color. i guess that makes her an official landmark, right?

rachel and her team accomplished what i thought was un-accomplishable (yep, it’s a word). they artfully & beautifully captured the prairie…they TAKE you there. i swear i could almost smell the english tea brewing as i was reading.

this book is evidence why conde naste placed it on their HOT list. right here in little ole round top. our english cowgirl’s boots found a texas home.

read here for more about rachel and our friendship…and the journey that led her here…

and click here for more on the prairie.

and most importantly….y’all mark your calendars! rachel will be at the JG world HQ this thursday, october 3rd for a book signing! 1pm-3pm!

we’ll have books on hand! or you can snag one HERE!!!! come 1! come all!

**and get ready for JUNK-O-RaMA prom that night at the gypsy tent at ZaPP hALL featuring the JOhN EvANS BAND!!! yeee-hawwww!!!!**

**and be sure to read april pizana’s (aka photographer extraordinaire) blog about our SToRE!!!

 

 

September 30, 2013   5 Comments

2224 miles.

summertime always has us thinking of the great american roadtrip. the griswalds. taking the long way to every destination. not having a destination. stopping at every brewery, winery, or other type of factory along the way…stopping so dad can read every historical marker at every juncture. listening to mom say ‘look girls, look’ every 15 seconds.

 

ultimately, any roadtrip = memories. and that, my friends, is all that matters.
this popped up on our facebook page a few weeks ago. and we love it immensely. everything about it makes us happy. and i can’t quit staring at the picture…cadillac ranch, jg tattoos, jg grafitti, 2 girls (mandy & chandra), 1 roadtrip, 5 million memories.

 

read on…and be inspired.

 

Cadillac Ranch – last stop on the Fall 2011 TX Road Trip to see the Junk Gypsies & Warrenton Antique Week!

96 hours to rally 3 states,

cover 2,224 miles,

burn 125 gallons unleaded with

1,425 songs to choose from

3 cowboy hats and a wedding dress…

2 junk gypsy tatts

6 new girl friends at the community dinner table

1 piece of Royer’s strawberry rhubarb

1 Pistol Annies soundtrack later and we finally understood what this phenom was really about.

COUNTLESS memories that we will hold near and dear to our hearts forever!

Inspiration from the Junk Gypsies set our hearts dreaming of the open road to explore the curiosity sparked by rock & roll, cowgirl, bad a$$, eclectic images mixing from new clothing & necessities to antiquely fabulous “junk” that no girl should live without.

I have never seen anything like it in my life – God Bless Antique Week, the Junk Gypsies, Royer’s and all the amazing people we met along the way! We will never forget this trip and look forward to future run ins with the Junk Gypsies and the amazing people who keep this magical moment going from season to season – decade to decade. I love you & thank each and every one of you who take part preserving this amazing time capsule of Americana. Passing on different stories, and treasures for a new day.

The Junk Gypsies are amazing & we can’t wait to check out their HGTV show coming out in 2012!”

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here’s to y’all, mandy & chandra!! we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking us on your epic roadtrip!

XOXOXO!

June 28, 2012   9 Comments

lookin 4 junk in all the right places.

antiques week is imminent…and to us junkers, we’re about as giddy as a kid on christmas morning.

today marks day 5 of set up…we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.

buuuuut we’ve had a few distractions along the way…

like this door….

{hello, beautiful. quite naturally we belong together.}

(which we just HAD to buy from matt white of recycling the past at EXCESS.)

and this little piece of heaven…

{amie navigating through the masses of wonderful junk at northgate field.}

and these lovebirds…well, they just made my day with their chippy peely decadence…

{you had me at chippy peely concrete lovebirds...}

 this is our macy’s…

{bar W field}

our happy place…

{excess field}

our junk therapy…

{vintage boots on the cheap at dead people's stuff at ZaPP}

 

{awesome old green jars & olive buckets at 'more than antiques' in northgate field}

{more good stuff at ExCESS}

and look at the AweSOME, amazing, GIaNT, love-em-forever, sconces we scored for our new store…

{seriously...you could travel the world for this stuff...orrrrr just come to texas}

today’s fleamarket morning…

{GoD bless the country...where life moves a little bit slower...}

WHERE we ARE: ZAPP haLL , directions HERE.

spring 2012 show dates: march 30-april 7

hours: 9ish-darkish

JUnK-O-RAMA prom: thursday, april 5 @ the gypsy tent

no tickets required!! FREE to all!!!

March 26, 2012   39 Comments