June 21, 2010

Meet DaWN…

{dAWN FitZGeRALD...producer extraordinaire & all-around great girl}

SoME of you may have noticed her at WaRRENTON during the FLeaMARKET last fall…

{AmIE & DaWN...tent set-up...FALL 2009}

she was quite elusive…but her, dean, LiLA, and ChRiS came to TeXAS from across the globe to experience and document the much-talked about and very much-beloved RouND ToP antiques week.

{dEaN & DAWN filming amy allen in the tent...FALL 2009}

BuT let me start at the beginning…

our friendship with dawn first began 3 years ago with a single phone call…we had received phone calls like this before and were always humbled and amazed but this one was different…this one had HEaRT. and SouL. and TRUtH.

DaWN introduced herself as a TV producer, having highly-acclaimed projects on her resume such as IcE RoaD TruCKERS. This time shE was interested in documenting the JuNK GypSY story because it was close to her heart.

and at the point where we had often become disheartened in the past, we found ourselves feeling like we’d found a kindred spirit. ShE wasn’t the biggest or flashiest producer we spoke with…but we knew we had to treat this decision like we had everything else in our business…we had to go with our gut.

So last FaLL, DaWN & company loaded up and headed south…to the AnTIQUES show – where it rained and rained and rained and rained. We worKED. we laughed. we got soaked. By the end of the 2 weeks, we all felt like family…

{hangin' in the tent....}

they entertained us….

{ChRIS & DeAN...providing the entertainment}

serenaded us….

{ChRIS & CaSH BakER makin' sweet music}

and put up with us….

{loadin up in the STuDEBAKER....takin her for a spin...look out y'all, it's about to get crazzzzzy!}

So here we are… 3 yeaRS, a lotta laughs, a-whole-heckuva-lotta-paperwork, endless phone calls, and a couple of hundred sleepless nights later….about to board a jet plane.

LaST week we received HuGE news-we’re moving forward with a JuNK GypSY television show-and now we’re headin out to LA. WiTH a pocketFuL o’ SuNSHINE….

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  • Reply Kelly June 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Yahoo…..I can’t wait to see your show!! This is great news!!

  • Reply Becky June 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I had just heard about this from Rachel Ashwell. I just got back from London and her grand-opening and she told me you would be heading to LA. So congratulations and I can’t wait to see your show. I will share this with my friends.
    I use to watch Rachel’s show faithfully and I’m pretty sure you can count on me being your fan too. So Happy For You All! Hugs

  • Reply Mindy June 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Exciting times! Congrats! ~Mindy

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl June 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Sounds WAY fun!!

  • Reply Julie Sezer June 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    This is sooooo wonderful!!!…..A BIG BIG Congratulations to you all!!:):)

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage June 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, I can say I knew y’all when… super excited for you girls! This is great news. Can’t wait to see where the road will lead ya’ll.

  • Reply crystal.cattle June 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, this is really exciting. Congrats. Hard work and a little luck all pays off.

  • Reply Cyndi Neumann June 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, I am so exited for all of you and your dreams show to never give up. I am so Honored to have met you and Blessed to be friends. Keep it up and I will follow also. Thanks for sharing your dreams with us. Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

  • Reply shabby mama June 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    yeehawww!!! i can’t wait!!!

  • Reply Beverly June 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

    WOW! CAn’t wait, congrats to you all!!

  • Reply The Farmer's Trophy Wife June 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I am SO excited for you!! Hopefully this will air in Canada!? Can’t wait!!

  • Reply Caroline June 22, 2010 at 11:30 am

    How exciting! I LOVE you girls and your junk’n lifestyle! I can not wait to see your show…WanDer oN!!!

  • Reply Amie June 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    thank yall SOOOOO much for the well-wishes!!!!! country girls headed to hollywood. . . ha ha!!! crazy!!!

  • Reply Christine June 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    This is all kinds of awesome! When does it air? What network? I so need a good dose of some Texas spirit up here in Yankeeland!

  • Reply Lara June 23, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Well, good heavens! WE all know you rock…but now the rest of the world must know the wonders of the mighty Junk Gypsy World. I am so excited for all of you.

    Just love you girls~

  • Reply Suzanne June 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Yahoo!! So glad it’s all come together for you!!! Can’t wait to see it all—- have fun in LA! Enjoy it- fun times to be had even with the sleepless nights!

  • Reply jen-nay June 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is going to be so much rowdy fun for ya’ll, and way more entertaining to look at than american pickers! go girls!

  • Reply The Unusual Farm Chick June 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    LoOoVe iT! Can’t wait to see more. I am hoping to do something similar in the future but focusing on others who are living a homesteaders/self sufficient lifestyle. Going place to place across the U.S.A from coast to coast for a summer. Hopefully my lil’ video making skill & equipment will be more advanced when the time comes. 🙂
    Very cool! Can not wait till your videos are published! Congrats ladies!

  • Reply Nichol Cook June 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    How awesome!!!! congrats! I cant wait!

  • Reply Heather Evans June 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    OMG!!! How flipping cool is that!!! I’m so happy for y’all! I can’t wait to watch the show. Keep up updated and if you gonna be back in O-town give me a holla!!


  • Reply Laura Taylor Mark June 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    YiPpeEe!!!! I am SO, SO excited to hear that, can’t wait for it!!!I will get to Round Top oneofthesedays, I will , I will, rinse, repeat :>

    Hugs to y’all!

  • Reply Rebel Road Sister June 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

    YeeeHawww! Cannot wait to watch it! Congrats!!

  • Reply Jennifer June 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    How awesome is this!!!! I can’t wait!!! If possible can I please share this on my blog?!!!!!! I love y’all Junk Gypsy’s style is awesome!
    ~Jennifer from little ole SC!

  • Reply annalee June 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    talk about awesome!!!

  • Reply colleen hickey June 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    OMG how damn exciting! Y’all are perfect for a show and I can’t wait to watch it and say I knew you when… See you in the fall!

  • Reply Laura @ 52FLEA June 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Congratulations! How very exciting! I will be watching and can hardly wait. It’s about time ….junk has come into its own and you darling girls are about to make it super cool to those who don’t already know!

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  • Reply anna July 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    All I can say is this gig is flippin AWESOME! YOu and your family deserve this! I am so excited for all of you! And just think it’s all come about from y’all being y’all! PRICELESS! God Speed gypsies! Good Luck and can’t wait to hear the details!

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    This blog is incredible! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for sending me the link!

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    I am in awe of you guys! Congrats- That will be the funnest, most inspiring show on TV! You go, girls!

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