2224 miles.

June 28, 2012
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!”


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


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  • Reply The Farmer's Trophy Wife June 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm


  • Reply Sharon wright-farrar June 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Love, love, love this!!!
    Junk Gypsies Rule!!!!

  • Reply Rene' Foust June 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I love the Junk Gypsies and thank the Lord for my accidental discovery of them several years ago! I also love the Cadillac Ranch I made a point to stop there on both of my road trips west! I missed the spring show at Round Top but already have my air fare and room booked for the fall show and boy oh boy I can not wait!!!!! Texas here I come!!!!!

  • Reply Heather Kaspar June 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    It still amazes me how sometimes you can tell people with all the enthusiasm inside you, about the AweSoMeNess of Junk Prom & Antiques Week & they just don’t get it -until they experience it. It’ll keep ya comin’ back :)! Great post! God Bless!

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse July 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Love this!
    I wonder how many miles between MA & TX?!!

  • Reply sherry noname street July 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve been printing ,painting, and doing my own art work for 22 years now. I did it for a living for 11 years and my work went to local shows and Little Nashville , IN . I even repainted and or printed a few signs for the locals there. But little bits of country went out of business. So now i just do things at home , i just finished a purse i like font and numbers mixed with flowers i painted. so if you need anything i’m here in IN.. love from Crothersville, IN

  • Reply Aamy Shadle July 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I just came across your website by accident and boy! did I fall in love. I went from picking out jewelry…earrings and bracelets plus a necklace or two – and lo and behold everything else was sold out. How often do you put items up on line? Oh, and I loved, loved your blog. I learned so much about you all that I just wanted to cry. You found your dream and I am so envious. God bless you all…..and I do remember you being on TV and my husband and I would tune in every week. We were never disappointed. God bless you all! Bob and Amy Shadle

  • Reply Teri Adcock August 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    You both have inspired me more than what I could ever put into words. I too love love junking and my husband would always laugh when I would tell him i’m going junking. And when we came across your show well that’s all it took to make him see I was not the only one with passion for junking. We live in Florida and the first week of every month in our area is baulk week where people can throw out whatever they want no matter how big and I just love it. That’s where I have picked up so many great items and brought them home done my spin on them and either display them at home or give away. Thank you so much for all your inspiration to keep on junking!!

  • Reply Alison August 4, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Girls….MY SATURDAY NIGHT STOPS WHEN JUNK GYPSIES IS ON!!! I am in love and hope for many more seasons. YOU ARE MY TRUE INSPIRATION. XOXOXXO

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