home sweet gypsy kitchen.

August 13, 2014

ok. so it’s no secret we kinda like to junk gypsy-fy spaces…and ummmmm….it’s probably also no surprise that we love to cook. (opening a restaurant is pretty much our back-up plan if this junk gypsy thing doesn’t work).

so it was super exciting when WHERE WOMEN COOK called wanting to merge the 2 things we love to do in one beautiful article. this summer, we are like totally stoked about being featured in WHERE WOMEN COOK magazine…a fantabulous print publication that features women in their spaces…and the recipes they love most.

it’s a culinary journey of food, stories, and creative ideas.

the icing on the cake, is that the pictures were taken by the one and only april pizana….which makes this article a feast for your belly and for your eyes.

the one little problemo about this photoshoot was that me, my husband, todd (a.k.a. t-smittY, and our son, cash baker had just moved into our new house a few months prior…anddddd like lots of loco-in-the-head business owners, we tend to put our own needs/spaces as the lowest priority. (i.e. we have decorated everythang in our lives EXCEPT our own houses). that said, the photoshoot was on the calendar and april was headed to round top in just a matter of weeks which put us seriously under the gun…which i always consider a really, really good thang…because mom, amie, & i always work best under pressure.

it took a few truckloads of fleamarket junk, a couple of really tall ladders, and lots of the essential elbow grease…but i think we pulled it together (thank you, mom & amie!…the family that decorates together, stays together)

and although no other room in the house was decorated at this point, at least the kitchen screams JG (which equals love in my book).

april arrived. and it was time to cook…

and of course…we wanted to incorporate the things most important to us. pizza, biscuits, and a real texas flair.

in case you’re new to our story…we grew up in the pizza restaurant business.

{tune in for more pizza throwing this thursday, 8/14 on JUNK GYPSIES on great american country!!}

thus i present to you our original recipe – fried GREEN tomatillo pizza with goat cheese & basil pesto…a little bit of tex-mex, a little bit of southern, and a little bit of italian.

featuring our homemade, hand-tossed pizza dough…

and of course, we can’t do a cooking segment without including dad’s homemade buttermilk biscuits

which of course, mom then made into strawberry shortcake with mint julep whipping cream. (honey hush.)

yes, these recipes and so much more (including KoRIE RoBERTSON of duck commander and LynSEy KraMER of YONDER WAY FARM to name just a few) can be found in THIS ISSUE.

which you MUST have. you’ll keep it forever. i promise.

andddd for ALL the pics of my kitchen shoot…check out april’s blog, EAT*JUNK*LOVE, here!

now, let’s talk about those turquoise cabinets…

yes. turquoise cabinets. from the get-go i wanted turquoise cabinets…the only problem with turquoise cabinets was that i had never, EVER seen turquoise cabinets in a kitchen before. so it was a bit risky…i mean, if i committed to turquoise cabinets and then freaked out and hated them, the only fix would be to paint them. which i really, really didn’t want to do. i wanted STAIN, not PAINT. i wanted to see the knots in the wood. to really keep a natural element of rustic in them.

and did i mention that we have commitment issues?

but in the end i decided…

no guts, no glory.

operation turquoise cabinet proved to be a 547 step process…

on possibly the hottest august day in TEXAS in 2013

and just when my biceps couldn’t make another stroke, just when the volume of sweat couldn’t possibly get any greater. just when i thought i was broken. beaten. and defeated….then, and only then… the seas parted, the skies opened…and turquoise glory poured on out…all over my kitchen.

and i, am. in. LOVE. no really, i love those cabinets. they are perfect in every way to me. turquoise. knotty. rustic. and completely JUNK GYPSY.

in fact, i love the whole kitchen. it makes me happy. from my chippy, peely 20 foot restaurant sign i scored at antiques week to the old architectural store counter salvaged from THE PEOPLE’s store in lambertville, new jersey (both bought from mark dooley at EXCESS). from the tractor seat stools to the mason jar lights.


it’s my dream kitchen in every sense of the word and really it’s oh so much more. it’s happy. it is my home sweet gypsy kitchen…full of re-purposed, homemade, and fleamarket goodness.

it’s where we feed our bellies and our souls. god bless that gypsy kitchen o’ mine.

LOoK here to see lots of goodies i used in my kitchen!

and cliCK HERE for a SNEAK peek of tomorrow night’s episode!



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  • Reply tonya ross August 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    love that kitchen !!!!!!!!

  • Reply Teri wright August 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful kitchen space. Cant wait to read the article!!

  • Reply Nancy Rego August 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I love, love, love your turquoise cabinets and the whole kitchen! I just did the front of my front door red and the back with the perfect shade of turquoise with a brown stain over it. I am obsessed with turquoise! And I must admit…I am a Junk Gypsy wanna-be. Love ya’ll.

  • Reply Crooked Coop Farm August 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    What a beautiful space to create delicious food from the cabinets to the plates everything looks fantastic. Great job!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      THANK you sooo much!!!!

  • Reply Debbie Joyner August 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love the doors that slide open. What are they going to? Love your kitchen, show and everything you do. I’m a Texan, but live in West Monroe, Louisiana. Plan on a visit to your neck of the woods next time I’m going home to Victoria for a visit. My husband and I are redoing a building and making him a bunk house/farm office, and he is letting me junk gypsy it. He enjoys watching your show and he is very handy himself. Wish I could talk him into us doing more junk gypsy stuff around our place.

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      thank you sooo much! my husband and my dad built the doors (which i sanded and stained)…they lead to the pantry. we used BYPASS old barn door hardware to hang them.

      • Reply Stephanie Toundas July 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm

        Would you happen to remember what color/name brand stain you used on your doors? Thanks

  • Reply sweety aka Toni Ricketti August 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I love your family togetherness and showing your love to us all. Your kitchen cupboards are just another feature, great one, of the JG talents. Amy you are so beautiful and Jolie, very pretty. However, all halls looks came from yalls beautiful momma and pop. Thx for sharing your beautifully done work.
    Enjoy your place.
    Love, SweetT

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  • Reply kIM August 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful kitchen – you all are so talented!

  • Reply Tracy Reynolds August 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    LOVE the kitchen!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Pam August 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I love everything you guys do!!!!! So happy to following you guys

  • Reply mattie August 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    so in love with those cabinets and the whole kitchen .your hard work paid off ,big time .you go girl .cant wait for Thursday night to see the living room

  • Reply Christine August 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I love, love junk gypsy………your style is awesome. I love your chandliers that you make……..One day I will come to your store and buy everything…..love you guys!!!

  • Reply Jennifer August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love the turquoise cabinets want to do mine I myself have become obsessed with y’all style trying to find my enter gypsy and only hope I can decorate my home with y’alls gypsy style colors make us happy love you guys

  • Reply sheila August 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    so is ur kitchen open now?

  • Reply samantha August 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I love you guys!! Everything you do is so cool and very creative thanks gypsyville

  • Reply Cathy Guess August 14, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Ohhhhh that is one heck of a kitchen, and I LOVE everything about it!!!! I might even be tempted to cook more if I had a Rockin Kitchen like that!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Now, if I could just order a slice of that yummylicious lookin pizza!!! Hugs!

  • Reply tamara August 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    What a fun kitchen.. the cabinets are gorgeous. I just re -painted our island a similar color and my family loves it. Your family…. your style..and your lives are such an inspiration! All that love and hard work. πŸ™‚ You have such sweet spirits and amazing gifts. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your feature and all of your success!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      thank you soooooo much!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO from all of us!

  • Reply Heather August 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Loving this whole thing!!! Turquoise cabinets??!!! I’m in!!! Love your show/family/style… EVERYTHING!!! So inspired by you ladies! β™₯

  • Reply Erica August 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love those cabinets! I’d love a DIY on how you did them.

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      oh my gracious. thank you SO MUCH! i’ll try to get a DIY blog up sooner or later…it was a PROCESS for sure!

  • Reply AleighA. August 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Seriously?!?! So lovely. I totally enjoy the last line about feeding your bellies and your souls. So, when y’all gonna come round AZ? I have a kitchen that could use some gypsy lovin’. πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      awwwww…thanks so much!!!!! and would love to come to AZ!!!

  • Reply Lynda Reppert August 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Glad you posted these pics so we can really get a look at what you’ve done!

  • Reply Holly Alberti August 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cabinet handles!! Would love to know where to get them…. They look perfect against the turquoise cabinets!!!!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      we actually sell these on our site…we are out of stock now but i’m hoping they are back in soon!

  • Reply Jana August 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Love the show, everything about it. Love the
    Kitchen hope to see how you put it together
    On a show.
    Can’t wait for next season!!!!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      thank you so much!!!!

  • Reply Sherri August 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Been panicking this new year. For some reason either GAC or my server does not show your shows as NEW so they don’t tape! I have scrambled to tape the repeats, so glad for them. still need to see the last one. You gals are great.

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      oh my goodness! CRISIS!!!! i’m sure great american country will be playing re-runs quite frequently!!

  • Reply Jen Due August 16, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Ok! Project of the day….Mason jar light fixture…I FLIPPIN’ LOVE IT! Want over my sink hanging in front of my Mason jar filled windowsill!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      love this too!!! it was so simple to make and it fits perfectly in the kitchen! i used edison bulbs and wiring that looks old.

  • Reply Stacy August 16, 2014 at 9:01 am

    What brand and color of stain did you use on these cabinets? They turned our fabulous! My husband & I are avid fans of your style and show!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      hi stacy!
      it was aquarius color from sherwin williams! and thankkkkks to you and your hubs!

  • Reply debbie york August 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Way to go on rockin’ the color wheel Jolie! Your color pallette,, tthe food and the jewel of Texas colors…turquoise. all a feast for the eyes and stomach! And who better to capture all that gorgeous color, than the queen of technicolor vision. herself, but April! BTW…Janie looks gorgeous , but then she always does!

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      awwwww…shucks debbie. thanks so much!!! and i’m sure mom is somewhere right now saying…”what? what? say it again.”

  • Reply Patricia Ozburn August 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    All can say is WOW!!!!!!~!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas???/ and the GREAT SHOW !!!!!!

  • Reply Robin Snodgrass August 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Love your show, love your style, love your store and just love how amazing you guys are! Thank you for giving others so much inspiration. Planning a trip this October to come see your store and I sure hope I get to meet you ^_^

    • Reply Jolie August 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      thanks sooo much robin!!! thanks for watching and for diggin’ what we do! excited you are headed to round top! it’s awesome!!!!

  • Reply Julanne August 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    My husband is going to start building a barn/house for us. I love your ideas. I am anxious to incorporate some . Barn living really is cool.

  • Reply Julanne August 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love the ,biscuit, t-shirt and ,bless your heart, are you going to have moe soon ?

  • Reply {vicki} in ga August 26, 2014 at 8:20 am

    My fave is the tractor seat stools

  • Reply Adrienne Austin/Midwestern Belle October 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Wow looks amazing!! Y’all did such a great job getting everything ready for the shoot, and now you have an awesome kitchen to enjoy. xo Adrienne

  • Reply Barbara Collins November 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    O my goodness. That kitchen is the best. I will never forget how to spell Restaurant……..xoxo

  • Reply Lori L December 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This was a super wonderful post. I love it so. But, when are we going to see a new one? The new ones’ gong to be great too! I just know it. Can’t wait. πŸ™‚

  • Reply DwYn January 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

    super cute kitchen! Where did you find your cabinet handles? So digging them,

  • Reply Jacqueline February 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Just saw your show today for the first time where you were decorating the pink house! I love your post today too! How fun. I love your girly style, your fun personalities and of course I love the photography in this post! I am a new fan!

  • Reply Kristi March 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Love the kitchen and was just wondering what paint color you used on your walls? So much inspiration!!!

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  • Reply Cari April 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Love all this! what is the color on the walls?

  • Reply Taylor Gumb July 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I LOVE YOUR WHOLE KITCHEN!! I would really like to know the exact stains and paint you used for the cabinets. I am planning on doing this exact same thing to my house but I would love some more information on what you used and how you did it. Especially since it will be my first major DIY!

  • Reply LISA February 19, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I am so sad that the link for the stuff you used doesn’t lead to that page anymore. I am absolutely ripping off these cabinets in my house, and I am dying that I don’t have your restaurant sign….but if you could make that link to what you used live again, I would be SO happy!

  • Reply Rosemary November 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, Ladies! Love your kitchen so much I may do this to my cabinets. My favorite color is turquoise so it’s a no brainer. Love your show. thanks so much for sharing your pics and ideas. That is such a sweet thing to do. God bless you all and have a Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Mel March 7, 2022 at 10:05 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ‘Y’ALL’ bandana shirt! Please bring it back!

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