concrete & tv crews…

November 18, 2011

we’ve been a little off the radar lately…but we assure you, it’s all been for a good cause. for the cause of spreading goodwill and junk karma across the globe. it’s been for the love of junk. and for the love of the road.

2 excuses. that’s what we’ve got: 1)concrete. 2) tv crews

1) concrete – it’s been a long wait…it’s been 12 years in the making…and FINALLY…we’re building our first-EVER stoRE! (*read our ‘there goes the neighborhood’ blog here to catch up*)

{best. day. EVER.}

 a junky home for all our junky stuff. a place for our junky friends. a place of happy thoughts and happy things.

{the whole family. it takes a village.}

 the concrete is poured. we’ve left our mark. the walls start going up soon!

{the big rigs makin it happen}

 and the other little thing we’ve been working on…

2) tv crews

{LaRGE MaRGE gettin’ her close-up}

we’ve been filming a little TV series for everybody’s most favorite network, HGTV.

yep, JUNK gypsies is coming to a TV near you!

{hgtv's official junk gypsies promo stuff...bad to the bone tattoos!}


here’s some of our extremely, amazingly, awesomely, cool crew…

{such a mature group. :)XO!}

 so here’s the big scoop. the low-down. the 411. the what. the when. the how now brown cow. oh wait, that’s another blog…

this is where it gets confusing. so readdddd slowwwwwwwww.

friday, 11/25 – HGTV will be airing a FAN exclusive video on FACEBOOK. you can check it out from 12pm/11CST-midnight and watch a 5-7 minute teaser reel. you must be a FACEBOOk fan to watch so be sure to become a junk gypsy FAN on HGTV’s page here!

****SUNdAY, 11/27 (this is when my heart starts to jump out of my chest). HGTV will air the series pilot as a SNEAK PEEK on TV. this will be the first FULL episode!!! 7/6CST on HGTV!! dishTV posted a too-kind article this week that we so appreciate!! read here!****

SatuRDAY, 12/10 – a super-SwANKY, super-special DECemBER JuNK-O-RaMA prom will be held at MarBURGER farms in RounD top, TEXAS. spit-shine those boots & dress in your swankiest vintage glam! HGTV will be here to film the petticoat finery and the boot scootin’ good time! 4-10pm. MaRK those calendars & be sure to make room reservations now…STaY tuned! more details forthcoming!!!

JanUARY/FeBRUARY 2012 – LooK for us in an upcoming issue of HGTV magazine!! SuBSCRiBE HERE for only $15 buckaroos!

MArCH 2012 – the OFFiciAL junk gypsies series starts on HGTV! let’s have junky premiere parties across the states! we’ll hook you up with goodie bags! we have a limited supply so be sure to email here for more info:

too much info?? never fear! HGTV has set up a texting hotline with updates and reminders! TEXT ‘HGTVjunk’ to 66789 to stay up to date!!!

whew! i think that’s it for now…

so in honor of ThaNKGIVING and in honor of turkey dinners, aunt alice’s homemade rolls, and griswald-style family time….here’s to y’all. everyone of you. thanks for being our compadres and our fellow lovers of junk for the past 12 years. thanks for being junky when junky wasn’t cool.

our cups runneth over.

i thought you might want to glance back at 2 of my warm-fuzzy blogs… of sticks & stones. and the cowboy & the gypsy … it just seems like the thing to do this time of year…



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  • Reply Jessi November 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    woo hoo! so excited for yall! wish i could make it to the special prom though. HAVE FUN!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage November 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so excited for y’all! I’ve marked my calendar…

  • Reply bETH November 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    i’M SO happy for you junky chicks! i feel like i know ya’ll personally but i’ve never be to anything but your website and blog. Been a customer for years! I think it’s totally awesome ya’ll are getting your STORE and SHOW! My mom asked me the other day, “When are those gypsies people that you like coming on TV? ” lol CONGRATS!!!

  • Reply Heather Kaspar November 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    YEAH BUDDY!!!! Get it girls!!!

  • Reply Missy November 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a show coming to television!

  • Reply The Hidden List November 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    WooHoo! This is all so exciting! Just let me know how I can support your guys! So excited for you!! XO!

  • Reply Miss Dimmiitt November 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    So pumped for ya’ll! I’ve got my dvr ready to go! Thank you for all your junky ways!

  • Reply I Do DEclare November 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I will set my DVR!

  • Reply Susan November 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Have already set my DVR to record the show!! SOOOO excited!

  • Reply Libby November 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Y’all deserve to be famous!! The Junk Gypsies will put Texas in the media spotlight in such a positive fun way!! Thanks for refusing to budge on your ethics.

  • Reply rane bass November 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    These girls sold me my first piece of antique furniture. I haven’t stop buying yet yeh!!!!

  • Reply Gary Hurt November 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    The true foundation of Artistic purity is now officially etched in stone!! I rejoice in all of your milestones you fantastic Gypsies! The television airwaves await you with open channels!! Much love always.

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse November 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    So excited…can’t wait!
    Getting the big red marker out!

  • Reply tamaria November 20, 2011 at 6:43 am

    at the warrenton round top barn HI GIRLSw

  • Reply Anna November 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Finally……..REAL will hit reality TV. I know you girls will do us all proud…….go get um!!!! I love yall like blood relatives:):) Hope to see yall in December:)

  • Reply tomi November 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    SOOOOOO much exciting news! con’t wait to get to the “super swanky” prom and be a part of your magical experience! it’s gonna be so FREAKING awesome! praying crazy blessings for my favorite junky girls and their families! see you in december!

  • Reply luckygypsy November 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Fantastic! can’t wait to catch the show. Wish I could celebrate at the 12.10 prom, but will be overseas! Darn

  • Reply annalee November 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    OH SO AWESOME! love you guys and all the fun news on the home front.

  • Reply Izabella November 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This is all so darned amazing! I am so excited for you girls! Congrats to you & your families! What a fantastic ride you all are on 🙂 Good thingsm comes to those who wait & your time has arrived, actually…its just beginning! xo!

  • Reply Delisa Anthony November 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Having a blast keepin up with the action. Thinking of you guys ALWAYS! Im not a facebook, twitter, or texter but Im watchin where I can. Im not surprised….just finally excited to see the hard work and passion on the tube :0)

  • Reply Tricia Samsal November 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

    So excited for all of you! I love the photo of Indie walking in the background of you all putting yoru hands in the concrete. She has this gorgeous pink dress and you all have hands in concrete! Too cute! I’ll be watching all of it ,and wishing I could be at Prom in Dec. but I’ll be junking and at a show as usual! Yippeeeeee for you all!!!!!
    Big hugs, Tricia S.

  • Reply Christy November 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Oh, I am soooo excited. I have been following you for years through Leslie’s blog. I love, love the JuNk-y GyPsSIes! You rock. I have a junk-lovin’ electrical crew that I would love for you to meet. redbpower is awesome. If you ever, like even for the eensiest thing need an electrician call this red headed electrician and his crew. They will travel for great junk and good electrical jobs! Oh, oh. OHHH. Happiest day to you all. I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

  • Reply Christy November 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    …I can’t believe I have been following you for years. And, you have your own show now. That is fantastic. It makes my heart sing.

  • Reply suzi whitaker November 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Love me some HGTV and with the Junk Gypsy Gang…pure Heaven on Earth….gotz to git myself to your prom in Dec…. or just there anytime!!!! I am a junkster and transformer of all things chippy and rusted…vintage and antique…extravagant to fancy….homeis where my heart is…and it has to be extra funked up….I’ll be glued to the tube watchin’ my Gals on HGTV 11/27…you all not only Rock …but Roll too! xoxoxo

  • Reply Ken and Sue Smith November 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

    You have worked so hard and come a long way. We are so proud of you.

  • Reply Leena Lanteigne November 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Bravo! I’m, applauding while I type LOL! I watched your show and it was SO NICE to see your beautiful faces, hear your voices, see your family members, the shops you’ve discovered in Texas and watch you work your magic to transform a plain room into a Junk Gypsy masterpiece! I loved the room and everything in it! Funny moment – when Jolie was stacking up the cans and talking about making a light fixture, I turned to my husband and said, “Is she gonna make a light or shoot them?” well by golly, ya did both! Cracked me up! Then, I almost died when y’all were talking about painting that fabulous aqua cabinet – NO!!! I love the color! I was hollering at the television! Amie and Jolie, the show was awesome! It was realistic, personable, informative and fun. I felt like I was right there – it wasn’t pretentious at all, which is what I love! I want to be able to relate my junking and creating to folks on tv and y’all nailed it! I even got to see Large Marge! LOL! Can’t wait until the full season starts. It just goes to show you that good, honest work, faith and family can conquer mountains and make dreams come true. Congrats on a HUGE success! Love ya! Leena

  • Reply Rene' Foust November 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    The show was amazing!!! I can’t wait for the season to begin.

  • Reply Bohemian Valhalla January 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I’m so happy for you and have marked my Calendar! May you enjoy your Success thoroughly, it is well earned!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  • Reply Vivian July 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

    You girls have made me look at things in a whole new way! What I once saw as just junk I am now looking at and thinking how could I change that and make it useable. Love the show and love you guys!

  • Reply Lynn Ponto-Peterson January 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I absolutely LOVE your show! My Dad use to pack up our family on the weekends and we would hit the junk shops, garage sales, and flee markets. These were such amazing memories for me. We even dug at a few local dumps for treasures. (I love old bottles because of this) He would remake furniture from his finds and it instilled a love in me for old items and today I feel like it lives in my artwork. I actually cried during one show because it reminded me of my father so much . This is my new favorite show. Best of luck to you ladies, from one treasure loving soul to another 🙂 I’ll have to have to design my art studio one day 🙂
    God Bless!

  • Reply April Fain May 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I absolutely love your show and your vision. You have inspired me to let my creative juices flow! Good luck in the future and God bless Texas!

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