a coke by any other name…

May 5, 2012

tonight is the night. TONIGHT is THE NIGHT. which would explain why i was awake all night last night. awake with my head spinning… filled with a thousand thoughts…big and small (mostly small…i’m a simple girl). awake worried. awake excited. awake nervous. awake. awake. awake.

and awake realizing that we have not extended our huge SINCERE apology to y’all. so here it goes…

we are sorry. we are madly, deeply, sincerely sorry for something that you will witness in tonight’s episode on HGTV.

we. were. forced. against our will to use the word….cola. that’s right. there i said it. southerners everywhere may revolt and not claim us but trust me when i tell ya….it took no less than 27 takes before we could actually say it without stuttering. (in fact, my lips get numb just thinking about it)

{don't they look like a vicious group? just kidding...our crew seriously was OUR FAMILY}

because down here…as it is in most parts of the south, any cold bubbly beverage (barring the alcoholic celebratory kind) is referred to as a COKE. doesn’t matter if it’s a pepsi…or something generic…or even a dr.pepper…we call ’em all COKE. except of course, the amazing and wonderful BIG RED. and that one, my friends, deserves it’s own category.

but i digress…yes, we say the word cola. yes, we were violently forced. but the show must go on.

that’s it y’all…just had to confess my sins before the NATION sees ’em. please forgive us. and please watch us at 7pm PST/EST & 6pm CST on HGTV. that is all. 🙂


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  • Reply TEXAS TRASH AND TREASURES May 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    ANTICIPATION!!!!!!!!! on second thought most of us know what you girls can pull off!!!!!!!!!! it will be a FANTASTIC TV SHOW!!!!

  • Reply LilQweenE May 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Thank the Lord for TiVo!! Too much to do today but can’t wait to see the Gypsies on HGTV!! Love everything Junk Gypsy!
    Break a leg, girlz……….. xoxoxox Lil Qween E

  • Reply Cindy A. May 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    The horror! The next thing they’ll want you gals to do is drink unsweet tea.

    • Reply Sarah S. May 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      NNNOOOOO! The HORROR!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Cat Geiger May 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Coca Cola??? Been ages since I heard that, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for fame and fortune! Can’t wait to watch tonite…congrats to you both!

  • Reply Rodney May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    At least they did not make you say ‘pop’

    • Reply Pattty May 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      hey, watch out for those mid-westerners. We love our “pop”.

  • Reply Laura May 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Amen to what Rodney said! Can you say amen?

    • Reply Amy Lumpkins May 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm


  • Reply Chanel Hawkins May 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I’m super excited about this!! randaritas and Junk Gypsy!!! Good Luck gals!

  • Reply Debra May 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    You are BLESSED !

  • Reply Tanya May 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Seeing your show for the first time now( commerical is on).
    I am loving it! Found your website( signed up) and also liked
    you on facebook. You girls R great! Your style is my style!
    I am so happy to find you !

  • Reply Candace Prosser May 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Hahaha, I understand. My cousin asked for a coke on vacation and then took as sip once it was brought to her…She nearly spit it on the waitress and demanded to know what was in her beverage. She brought her a Coke, not a DP. She then apologized, but took the time to explain how soda is “coke” to us Texans, but she should have specified. Hahaha. I laughed so hard.

  • Reply robin May 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    “Cola” aside, you gals are totally rockin’ HGTV! Love it & love seeing my favorite Gypsywear on tv, too. Congratulations!

  • Reply Karen Jones May 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    LOVED the show, except for one thing, it needs to be 1 hour long!

  • Reply Weezie Jane May 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I have never even heard of you, but just stumbled across the show and LOVED it! Ecept, I swear, when you said “cola” I told my husband, – look, they weren’t allowed to say “Coke”! I completely understood. I’m now a huge fan and have already set TiVo to find you again! Congratulations!!!

  • Reply Sarah S. May 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I ~LOVED~ the show tonight!!!! Will be watching every Saturday!! My husband loved the creativity you guys used to fix up the couples bedroom, too… But I agree, the show desperately needs to be at least an HOUR!!!! Come on HGTV, make it happen!!!! S.S.

    • Reply Pattty May 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Amen to the one hour thought. We didn’t get to see half your cool stuff . Loved the show. Impatiently waiting for MORE, MORE, MORE.

  • Reply Donna Kay Lough May 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Wow ! You gals looked fantastic on HGTV tonight and you did us proud ! Loved the decor for Kelly and Dan’s bedroom.
    Can’t wait till the next show. Yee Haw !!

  • Reply Lisa D. May 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Caught your show tonight and loved it! It was fantastic…and made me want to make our bedroom a bit more romantic! Can’t wait for the next show!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage May 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I would say you are forgiven because from what I saw tonight, I would say you all are very blessed. I was so glad to share just a small portion of the adventure with y’all. Had a blast and thanks again, T

  • Reply Amy Lumpkins May 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    So glad I read your blog because I was a little concerned. I wish you could have seen my face when I heard the word “cola”. All is forgiven & continue doing what y’all do!!

  • Reply Whytney May 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    LOVED LOVED LOVED the bedroom makeover. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply Barbara Wiggins May 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    My husband says sodacoke for every flavor. You are rockstars and the cola is already forgotten..<3 B

  • Reply Vintage Momma May 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I have gone and went to HEAVEN…..finally a tv show that speaks to my heart!!!! I loved it , every little morsel of it…and my hubby and I just looked at each other and said…hmmm, when you girls called it Cola, my thoughts were …seriously, in Texas we call it COKE…ha, ha!!! Love me some Junk Gypsy’s!!!

  • Reply Bebe May 6, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I have been waiting and waiting for this show to air…..
    The ownly word is ” WOW” !! No 2 words… “Double WOW” !!!
    Girls…. Just keep ’em rock’n on and on. Love that gate headboard !
    It was so exciting being on ur show . Always out look’n for more Goodies.

  • Reply Rural Revolution May 6, 2012 at 7:31 am

    You are hilarious! We were just happy that you didn’t say “soda” !

  • Reply Donna May 6, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Having lived in that part of Texas for a dozen years (some family still in Horseshoe Bay – not too far), I loved your show and can’t wait to see the next episode. Did you make or find that cow(?) skull that was all blinged out. I loved it!!! I want one!! It would fit right in here in Colorado!

  • Reply Christine May 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Where can I find the blinged out head with horns? Loved the show . Imagination at its greatest!

  • Reply Debbie York May 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Product placement and endorsements aside, I thought it was hilarious they blurred out the wording on the side of the bottle…like that classic shape isn’t as well known as Marilyn Monroe’s. Hey… at least y’all didn’t have to drink ’em outta brown paper bags. Girls I’m here to tell you…that’s the only thing y’all need to ask forgiveness for ’cause the show, the Keen’s the redo and ya’ll were fab to the bone!

  • Reply Lisa Love Harris May 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Hey, Y’all!!! LOVE IT!! Watched it TWICE –back-to -back and would’ve watched it again but the pesky NBA playoffs intervined! That’s okay it’s on our DVR!! LOvED the COKE and PEANUTS–my Daddy taught us the same thang! The bedroom make-over was fabulous! THe only problem is that it’s too dang short a show. Love y’all! xxoos

  • Reply Gayla May 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Loved, Loved, Loved the show! So glad to see a great decorating show in our “great state of Texas”! So sorry you were forced to say “cola” – at least it wasn’t “soda”.

  • Reply Tammy May 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I watched your show on HGTV on Saturday and I loved it! Way better than a similar show about two Texas gals that had a shop in L.A. I can’t wait for the next episode! Keep on junkin’!

  • Reply Briana May 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Hilarious! I am always trying to explain the whole Coke thing, since I live in TN, in a military town, as a transplant! Nobody gets it but good ol’ Texans!

  • Reply Pam McCuan May 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hi y’all! Love your show! What was the name of that junk place where y’all bought the church pew and Amy did the welding? And where is it located? Thanks so much!

  • Reply Stephanie Venn May 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    This is awesome! I actually remember thinking what? When my husband and I were watching the show! I knew it had to have been forced..good ole East Texas Aggie (WHOOP class of ’10) Girls just don’t say “Cola” lol Lovve the blog, the show, the awesome warehouse sales in Aggieland && Y’all!

  • Reply Brandy Barton May 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for explaining that…non-Texans never understand. My husband and his family is from Missouri and they say “soda”….. : /

  • Reply Lisa Stevens June 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Y’all gals are doing a wonderful job! I can wait to see more. I was watching with my mom. I told her “See are style is not crazy its on tv now.”. She laughed…lol. We love old stuff “junk” it speaks to are soul! Keep it up and GoD BLESs!

    • Reply Lisa Stevens June 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I meant CANT wait…CAN’T to see y’all on HGTV again.

  • Reply Bebe August 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    It’s an “OMG” ! Folks are coming in my shop even more This time seeing the reruns of u cute girls . We all want More shows .!!!!!! I’m having with drawls. Thanks again and again !! Xoxoxo Bebe

  • Reply Debbie September 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Well, What kind of COKE do you wont not want!!!
    Must have be a Yankee, cola Pop , they Ain’t Suthern
    If you aint callin it Coke!! Ha just a thought!
    I miss spelled on Purpose. Ha

  • Reply Janet Page September 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I’m a native Texan, and back in the day my sister and I used to put peanuts in our Frescas. And yes, we too called all soft drinks Cokes.

    Please come to Mesquite and meet your biggest fans, cuz you gals ROCK!

  • Reply Kathy September 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I totally got the Cola reference . I think you two are so cute and the work you do is awesome. I loved the Keen’s bedroom. I will be watching to see what you do next.
    Big Fan!

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