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September 22, 2015

the junkers migration has begun.

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and although texas antiques week typically doesn’t officially start until later this week, the truth is no one really knows when it starts and ends.

it’s a blurred line. and maybe that’s part of what is so awesome about this fleamarket. it’s old school. with no rules. and no bylaws. no unified governing body. just a bunch of folks that love junk all gathering together at the mother ship.

and since things are really so unclear and blurry and confusing…i’m here to save the day. kind of.

info you need to know for this TEXAS ANTIQUES WEEK:

  • official JG world HQ days/hours – thursday, september 24-saturday, october 3. open 10am-5pm

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  • official JG tent at ZAPP HALL days – friday, september 25-saturday, october 3

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  • JUNK-O-RAMA prom thursday, october 2 @ twilight @ the GYPSY tent at zapp hall….featuring the JOHN EVANS band!!! come one! come all! no tickets required!

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  • JUNK GYPSY American made chalk and clay paint will be available at the JG world HQ & at the tent at ZAPP HALL! paint demonstrations on select days!

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and by the way, just in case you’re wondering…this is the way country folk move a truck that doesn’t crank…truckAPACHE

you push it with a tractor. onto a flat bed trailer. whilst someone (adrian) sits in the drivers seat and steers the non-functioning vehicle. (and if you’re me, you take pictures and try to [not so successfully] video the whole thing…because days are anything but ordinary at the JG world HQ…and this truck just REALLY, really needed to be part of our tent decor at zapp hall.)

so heads up y’all…for those that want to run to the fields of the fleamarket, the time is ripe. and later this week…it’s on like donkey kong.junkSD

a few last minute tips.

  • wear your walking shoes…(or running shoes if you’re a really over zealous shopper…some junk is worth running for)
  • bring sunscreen and sunglasses and a cap…in other words, this is TEXAS. you’ll be in the sun all day…be prepared.
  • have cash on-hand. lots of junkers take checks…but sometimes cash is still king
  • pack a lightweight tape measure. and any measurements of specific items you are hoping to find
  • you’ll be wayyyy out in the country. with a kajillion other folks, you may not have cell reception…so be prepared. and bring your smoke signals
  • the best way to negotiate a good deal? ask “what’s your best price on this?” and then take it or leave it…most junkers don’t play the ‘haggle game’ and you could end up insulting him/her
  • plan ahead…traffic can get realllllllllly jammed up on certain days
  • if you love it, buy it. the beauty of junk is that it is often one-of-a-kind…if you pass it up, it may not be there when you go back
  • old stuff is not perfect. love the imperfections

and always, always remember the reason junkin’ is the world’s greatest sport….the reason we love it so much. the reason there is something to learn around every corner…

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because of the people.

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  • Reply Mariana September 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I won’t be able to make it during antiques week, but I’m coming to visit y’all RIGHT after!! xoxoxo

  • Reply Gwen September 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Can’t bake this year but please think of all is in Eastern Washington wanting to be there… This show is on “my” bucket list!!!

  • Reply Dawn September 22, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Can’t WAIT to get there. We’ll be pulling in to town Next Wednesday afternoon and looking forward to the junk-o-rama prom!!!!

  • Reply Jennifer Porter September 22, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Looking forward to Antique Week and Junk Gypsy Prom! So excited I won’t be on crutches this year so its on like Donkey Kong!

  • Reply Stacy Lockard September 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Omg y’all I’m so excited! I just HAPPENED to be heading your way on Oct 2nd from Lubbock and this is BONUUSSSSS!!! If I had any doubts about bringing a trailer before– I can CONFIRM now! Y’all need anything from here? Buddy Holly glasses, fresh roasted Hatch green chiles, pictures of Kliff Kingsbury?! 😉

    • Reply Jolie Sikes September 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      oh girl. all of the above sounds awesome!!!! God speed!

  • Reply Lisa Hay September 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Sooo Excited! Mom visiting from Cali just in time for us to make the Junk O Rama Prom! Camping in La Grange to be close to the action! Bring it on!! Yay for Junkin’!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes September 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      wooo-hoooo!!!! come on girls! it’s a biggo time!

  • Reply Andrea Lawrence September 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    My first trip! So excited! I love everything about Junk Gypsies … Glitter and Dusty ~ Old and Rusty !!!

  • Reply Susan Ballentine September 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    So excited to go to JG tomorrow ; we are here early cuz I made a calendar mistake! But maybe it’s a good thing. . . Dying to see Rachel Ashwell also. Staying at a fabulous place, right next door to Rachel’s place, The Prairie, called the Cottages on Mill Creek! Definitely recommend it! BTW, love your teen designs for PB & finding lots of places for them that do NOT include a teenager. Lol.
    QUESTIONS: (1) do you (& most vendors) take credit cards? (2). Is there any vendor around this week who just does shipping? (Geez, they’d make a fortune, so hope so),
    (3) did I see your store, set back from the road, between Warrenton & Marburger, or between Marburger & Round Top? (4) is
    Open yet? Do you have a space ther e or is the store open also (& tomorrow).

    Sorry for so many questions !!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes September 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      the dates are confusing…hence the blurred lines. 🙂 but there’s still plenty of junk to be seen!!!
      1) lots of vendors take CC (us included) but some vendors out in the fields take cash or check only.
      2) there is a company called roll’n hills that will pick up and deliver any large items for a fee. there are other services as well…fedex, and another similar to roll’n hills
      3) our store is between marburger and round top.
      4) we open on thursday at 10 am!!

  • Reply Amy Jo September 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’m coming all the way from Franklin, Indiana to meet y’all – and dragging my family with me! CANNOT WAIT!

    Let the junkin begin.


    • Reply Jolie Sikes September 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      awesome!!! y’all come on downnnnnn!!!!

  • Reply Christine September 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Junk Gypsies! I am so excited to be joining you for the first time at Antiques week. My husband and I are coming all the way from Orlando (yes, Florida). Thanks so much for this blog post and the practical tips. Super helpful! Have fun and I’ll see ya soon! 🙂 –Christine

  • Reply Erica September 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

    So excited to come Oct 3! Will only get a few hours in but can hardy wait! I am confused though…is the prom thursday or friday?

  • Reply Lainie September 24, 2015 at 1:41 am

    So excited about antiques week!!! It’s our first time! My daughters and I are coming from Rockport on saturday oct.3rd and we are wondering where we should park? Any suggestions would be awesome. Can’t wait to shop

  • Reply Sarah September 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Will y’all be shipping items via your website during antique week? I need a shirt by next Friday and just found the perfect one on your site,but wasn’t sure if you would be shipping items or not this week. Thanks!!

  • Reply cindy wade September 27, 2015 at 3:29 am

    When will your new episodes start this fall?

  • Reply d.d. young October 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    My wife and i will be coming thru your area on Oct 17, will we be able to meet you 2? We love your show. I guess we all have junk running thru our veins. We are heading to Houston for our son’s wedding and we would like to stop and shop, and say howdy. Hope to see you there.

  • Reply Aleigh October 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I can’t believe I missed it last weekend! Is anything going on today? I’m new to waco and am desperately searching for some true junkin’ placed around here!

  • Reply L. October 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Still appropriating cultures, I see. White people are ridiculous.

  • Reply shelley lewis October 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    i can tell you how sad i am that we didn’t make it there this year….it’s been a destination every year for us for a while now and this year health problems kept me away both in spring and fall…..i’m just hoping i can get healed up enough to get there next spring. or somewhere in between. i love you girls and all your crew! ya’ll rock ! hope you had a good show this year and hoping to see you soon.

  • Reply Kathie Truitt October 19, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I’ve been following you girls since 2005. YOU are the reason I left my husband in Washington DC and moved to his home state of Texas. Well…I didn’t actually ‘leave him’ – he just commutes back and forth. I SHOULD feel guilty about that, but I don’t. I’ve lived here for 15 months and I’ve missed both antique weeks, but my daughter made it to this one. Just when I was making plans for the next one, I find out a grandbaby will be on the way….but I WILL be there for the fall one.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      hi there!!! and thanks sooo much for following us! and so glad the road led you here to TEXAS! and congrats on having a grandbabyyyyyy!!!

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