March 9, 2010

it’s OFFiCIAL. amie’s hyperventilating, my throat is constricting, and JaniE’s still wishing for a CoRONA. PaNIC has moved into GypSYViLLE. 

7 DaYS leFT and here’s what the AiRSTREAm looked like this morning… 

{INTeRIOR shot- mARCH 9, 2010}

it’s time to ShAKE ‘n BaKE, BABY! A few action shots… 

{SaNDING the barstooLS}

{preppin the BaR for the SaLVAGED cirCUS WhEEL top}

{retro-fitting salvaged tin}

{WooD StaiN for BaR...i LoVE old PainT's a sickness}

{yep y''s an air nibbler}

 TuRNING the floor into a RoLLin’ RoCKSTAR, hONKYtoNKin’ HeaVEN right NOW …(here’s a hint…) 

{it's a GaLLon full 'o HaPPinESS!}

then moving in the salvaged BaR, rusty-crusty tables, roadworthy benches, the FuNKY repurposed SoFA (you gotta see this to believe it!), and MoRE! whew! 

{vinTaGE license PLaTES}

 annnnd Mr. Manthei…our old-school sign painter…

{KeN ManTHEI...makin it happen old school-style}

***MeaNWHILE, in other news…*** 

{RiCK unloading the aiRSTREAm shelves}

MiRaNDA’s parents, RiCK & BeV LamBERT, stopped by for a visit…soooo we did what any gypsy on a tight-impossible-never-gonna-make-it-no-time-to-eat-or-sleep-or-take-care-of-personal-hygeine-schedule would do… 

we took ’em to the DiXIE CHiCKEN (a moment of silence, please) …for an officially un-OFFiCIAL biz meeting… 

{ThE DiXIE ChiCKEN - our 2nd home}

for a lunch with good friends over a CoLD beeR and a pLATE of TiJUANA friES… 

{TiJUANA FriES...did somebody say it's time to eat?}

SoMEBoDY give me a HaLLELUjAH up in hERE! 

We LoVE the DiXIE CHiCKEN. it’s TeXAS. it’s SouTHERN. it’s irreverent and cozy and CLAssiC. it’s LEgENDARY and to all who have walked through those swinging saloon doors, you know there is no other place like it on EaRTH. but that’s a WhOLE ‘nother blog entry of it’s own… 

{DiXIE chiCKEN-tattered and perfect}

and a stroLL down BoTTLECaP ALLEY as we head back to work… 

{BoTTLECaP ALLEY - beside The DixIE ChiCKEN}

BeV came bearing gifts… 

{AmiE & BeV}

WiNE from the ReD 55 WiNERY…MiRANDA’s own private LaBEL…does it get any better? ThE DiXIE ChiCKEN, TijuaNA FrieS, good friends, and eAST teXAS WinE??!!  HALLELuJAH & AMEN! 

and now…BaCK to WoRK! SHAkE ‘n BaKE, bABY! ShAKE ‘n BaKE!!!!! 

and oh yeah…. 

{yep, you got it ..."HoMEMADE cuRTainS, just LikE a gypSY..."}

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  • Reply wendybob March 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I’m (hopefully – cross yer fingers) about to embark on a similar project…thanks for all the great ideas…hope I can scrounge up some junk that’s half this fabulous! (and convice the hubby that hot pink/sparkles/zebra stripes are the hip thing for a happenin’ cowboy home on wheels…)

  • Reply Bernard Rathmell March 10, 2010 at 5:18 am

    ,,,Amie? Looks like Janie Patterson to me about 30 years ago

  • Reply the gypsy chick March 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I freakin’ love the color!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with the old license plates. I am using them to tile the back slash in my trailer. I thought it would look good with the turquoise appliances. I can’t believe that you are going to have it finished in 7 days. AWESOME!

  • Reply Angie March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Love the Blog! See ya in a couple of weeks! Please bring some T-Fries w/ you! 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply Ginny Gremillion March 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Girls!!!! I’m stressing over here!! I know y’all will make the deadline….I’m sending positive energy your way <——– ++++++++++++ You feeling it? ++++++++++++++ Oh…and the blog RAWKS!! xoxo, Ginny Kaye :))

  • Reply Jessi March 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

    You can do it ladies! If anyone can, it’s y’all! Can wait to see the finished product!

  • Reply Brittany March 10, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Love it!

  • Reply Ellen L. March 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Aaaww, girls, I KNOW ya’ll can make it happen! It’s going be rockin’ fabulous!!! So excitin’ to watch it come together! Thanks for the treat!

  • Reply Christi J March 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

    This is SO many kinds of awesome! I can’t wait to see the finished product! (And I can’t wait to catch Miranda here in Atlanta in only nine days!!)

    Great job girls, as usual! 🙂

  • Reply Whitney L March 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hey there ladies! Lookin good, I so want one of my own! Love the blog! Love the airstream, Love the goods! Have Fun, and good luck!

  • Reply Diane W March 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the BLoG!!!!!! Have been following the ENtIrE time!!!! AND my huSbANd is fOlLOWinG the AiRStrEaM RenO! He tHinKs TheRe Needs to be A 53 BuICk PulLinG THat 53 AiRsTReaM

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl March 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Cannot wait to see it finished. So jealous. I have always wanted a vintage one!

  • Reply tomi March 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I HEART the chicken. I HEART bottle cap alley. I HEART college station and my dear ole ags. I HEART miranda. I HEART the gypsies.
    ….i wanna be one when i grow up!


  • Reply sherry noname street July 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I can print or paint any signs on old tin, old barn, fabric. Anything it’s something to think about. if you needed it. Sherry Street

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