sooooo, due to a plethora of factors it’s gettin all kinds o’ crazy up in here…
but we really wanted to take a minute to share a couple of little thangs with ya…a few little pieces o’ sunshine that brightened our day…good stuff.
just sittin in my inbox a couple of days ago was the following email…i wanted to read it aloud to amie and mom but knew i’d get all sloppy and sobby and snotty soooo i just hit forward….i think you’ll feel the same way…
“my fighter shirt arrived yesterday and couldn’t have come at a better moment. My dad Jerry Warren is on the back of shirt #4 and I was just wishing I had him here (shoot I wish that every day) to guide me through a situation. I kept wondering what he would want me to do and realized he would want me to push through what was bothering me and figure it out. In other words fight on. I swear, 10 minutes later UPS pulled up and there was the Fighter Tee…The beauty of the timing isn’t wasted on me.
I pulled it over what I had on and wore it all afternoon and I woke up today better for it. I just wanted you to know that this shirts affected me in so many ways. To run my fingers over the names on the back is emotional and I feel like I am carrying those people with me as I wear that shirt. Their loved ones and I are joined and its an amazing and beautiful thing you girls did with these shirts. I love what you do always, I love this more.” ~ Barbara
and today…she sent this…received from a friend of customer of hers…
“I love the connection….It’s strange but everytime I pull that shirt out of the closet…I always give it hug…You’re right…It is sooo much more…I’ am not sure what…It just is…”
thank you, barbara for making our day! i can’t quit reading this! XOXOOXXXO!
and on an entirely different note…(our minds are kinda all over the place right now:)), y’all just gotta check out this blog post from country chic, fashionista on the farm, ThE FaRMER’S TropHY WiFE. because, of COURSE, neither mom, nor amie, nor i know what we’re wearin to this little shindig comin’ up….
so that’s it…short & sweet! mucho work to do! mucho thanks to give! mucho more to tell but that’ll have to waitttt!!!! more laterrrrrr!!!!
I REALLY need to find out what tshirt my dad is on:
mitzi…call the warehouse to find out which tee 979.776.5151. XOXOX!
I am with Barbara, I have similar emotions. My Fighter T shirt is hanging in the front of my closet so that it’s the first thing that I see when I walk in. My FIGHTER Tshirt #2 is a dedication to my mother Bobbie Jones, grandmother Mittie Jones, and a dear friend Bill Rutledge. I still have my mom and friend, my grandmother lived a long great life to the age of 93! Supporting a great cause such as this, I believe is the reason that my loved ones are kicking Cancer’s be hind! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to help in the FIGHT!! The research will ALWAYS be needed to find a cure. XOXOXO ~ Sherri Y
Hello darlings….I know that life is crazy, but deep breathe and drink wine. All will be good!!! Can’t wait to see pictures from the wedding and thanks SO MUCH for the shout out and love!!!!!
I wanted to tell you girls that you have really started something with those shirts. I am the customer of Barbara’s (Shabby Cowgirl) that responded to her Facebook post with……”I love the connection….”
I have never met Barbara, but I ordered some amazing apron’s from her. The other day when she posted a picture of her Junk Gypsy Fighter shirt with her dad’s name on it…I ran upstairs to my closet and pulled out my Fighter shirt with my mom’s name on it, to see if we had the same shirts. And, guess what? We have the same shirt with both or parents name on it. I immediately Facebooked her to tell her…..You all have created amazing, positive, life long connections between people that don’t even know each other, through these shirts……I don’t think it can be explained how it happened…It just happened…And, speaking for myself….It makes me happy….I love, admire, and respect everything the Junk Gypsy’s stand for…..and I believe this is just one story of many you’re going to hear about the impact of the Junk Gypsy Fighter shirt…
lynette….thank you, thank you, thankkkk you so much for this. it really and truly means so much to us!!!
You know I have loved Junk Gypsies for more years than I can say. My big dream was to come buy a shirt i from Ya’ll and dance at the prom. But to know the beatufy of your hearts and the people you are , you are now more than my business inspiration. you inspire good work and kindness by the way you are. Never have I been so proud to have my words and thoughts shared as I am today. love you even more than yesterday! xo xo
thank YOU so much, barbara for sharing this!!! the fighter tee turned into such a biggo crazy mess on our end (hindsight’s 20/20…never knew we’d have to split names up 5 times!!!!) soooo we really can’t tell you how much your story meant to all of us!!!! XOXOOXOXOX!
These shirts are truely a blessing to so many! The day the email came out about pre-ordering i did exactly that… but didnt pay close attention to the sizing (my bad). So when my shirt showed up (With friends Colin and Steve on the back proudly) I was quick to rip it open. Sadly it was too small for me… BUT… in walked Colins wife… and guess who it did fit… PERFECTLY! So glad I was able to give her a gift to remind her and Colin to keep up the fight !
I was fortunate enough to give a fighter shirt to a friend that fought cancer and WON. I left it for her with a note…after she opened it I got a hug, but we couldn’t say anything to each other for hours, knowing there would be tears. Thank you for giving me a way to show such support for a cause near and dear to me.
OK, seriously. you just made me cry. again. dammit.
Hey guys I wrote about you on my blog and the wedding shadow box I bought. Take a look Lillyslace.blogspot.com. OR just look at one of your pink pens if you forget the link. Have a great weekend watching the royal wedding! I’ll be wearing my PJ’s with white gloves 🙂
thanks sooo much for the blog, cindy!!! posted it on twitter! LooooVED seeing you as always!!! XOXXO!
I’m glad to see so much good coming from the fighter tee. Sometimes the simplest things in life give us sooo much hope.
I’m sure you gals will look great in whatever you choose for the wedding. Just make sure it is something FUN!
I have lots of ‘fun’ dresses and ensembles I create using vintage materials…. and the stuff I make looks AWESOME with cowboy boots and JG accessories!! Check it out, if you like!! http://www.amandarosebridal.etsy.com I would love to make something special for the JG gals!! Whatever you choose, you’re gonna look great anyway. 🙂
Krimy, I can’t find a place to stay for the Fall Tique Market and Prom. I have 7 people and I cannot find accomodations for the lot of us. If you know of anyplace, please let me know
coco…try this site…it’s a great resource for all things antiques week! http://www.antiqueweekend.com/indexmain.html
Love the image and the vintage-style it was shot in. Great blog and I hope to read more from you soon.
My Fighter tee is very special to me. It has my daughter, Ava Mason’s name on it. She is 9 yrs old. My good friend, Angela and I each have one. It has her son, Tyler Kleine’s name on it too. He’s 10. We love Junk Gypsy for allowing us to honor our kids this way. Much love, Jen XOXO