rebel child.

March 19, 2012

there’s something about a photoshoot that i love. that we all love. it’s exciting. it’s new.

for this shoot we were inspired by roadside stops and old merle haggard songs. dusty, crusty ole codgers and all things americana. we were born free and we were born to dream.

we get seriously EXCITED every day around 4:45pm when nacho our UPS driver shows up with new goods. new jewelry. decor. threads. goods that we’ve scoured near and far, high and low in search of…goods that we LOVE and hope you do too.

it’s like christmas morning every time a new tee design rolls in the door.

and i LOVE that we still LOVE our new stuff. and since we only do a big photoshoot 3-4 times a year, it’s always fun to pull out all the new goods and play dress up.

for this photoshoot, our supermodel is a local mom. we met ranell while shooting our HGTV series…watch for her in an upcoming episode! but until then, she’s our cat-walkin’, super-vogue, supermodel.

the scene of the crime:

{the MeRRY CHriSTMAS bar. amen & hallelujah.}

the merry christmas bar…right here in round top. originally known as M.E. SCHULZE grocery. but here’s the story….way back when, mr. schulze wasn’t very festive around christmas time so one year the local townspeople decided to decorate for him by mounting a giant sign atop the store. christmas came and went. and the sign remained. eventually, the market/watering hole/local gathering spot became known as the merry christmas bar. and to this day, the sign remains and so does the name. mr. schulze just left that ole sign there to be ornery…and now, it just adds to the awesome-ness. and y’all, this is the stuff that makes little old towns so cool…the fact that places like the merry christmas bar still remain…and they have a history. a story. and now we can keep the legend going. (and by the way…watch for the ole merry christmas bar in an upcoming HGTV episode too!)

and while we were doing this outside…

{"despite all my sunday learning...towards the bad i kept on turning" - merle haggard}

here’s what was going on inside…

{the stories these walls could tell...}


about 500 more shots outside…

{amen. and amen.}


{native american inspired}


{love this shot. and hell yes, these boots are beyond bad to the bone}

these thelma & louise style shots had little purpose for showin the goods but we couldn’t resist…

{dashboard therapy. daydreamin through the windshield}

they’re some of my faves…

{catchin' dreams}

 meanwhile…back at the ranch…

{archie gettin vogue in her fave new tee}

 and we outfitted ranell with more newwww stuff…


and yes…we were each doubling as photographer, stylist, supermodel & moms…kids were in tow…

{ranell's daughter gettin some camera time}


{turquoise love.}

 annnnd another wardrobe…


{kiss my biscuits.}

 see no evil…

{one of my fave new bracelets...the harlow. vintage glam.}

day 2 was a rainy, rainy day…we took refuge in our new under-construction building…


and day 3 was fast & furious…

with only 1 tee to shoot…our new exclusive for miranda lambert design…

{fastest girl in town.}

that’s it for now…hope y’all dig the new goods!! check em out hErE!! and let us know what y’all think!!!

**P.S. we’ve been having a few technical issues in gypsyville…y’all please bear with us as we are working hard to get ’em fixed! we’ve begged and pleaded with our web company…i wonder if they’ve met duke? 🙂



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  • Reply Nancy W March 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Awesome!! Can’t wait for Warrenton….and I love the goods, those awesome boots and her great hair!!!

  • Reply cheryl March 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Love all of your photos! I want to be a Junk Gypsy model for ya’all someday! It’s on my bucket list 😉

  • Reply deb taylor March 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    ~Holy Wow!~ Awesomeness here!! ~Carmine Goodness!~ Round Top Beauties!! ~Great shots, each and everyone…deliciousness!~

  • Reply cindy defatta March 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    That building with it’s awesome Merry Christmas sign has been my fav building ANYWHERE for years! (just ask Marti) I am always threating to have my Christmas card pic taken in front with Annie! But DANG..I did not realize it is a working bar????!!!!!!! Is it?????? Cuz if it is…this is where you can find me if ya’ll be lookin for me during antiques week!! xoxo

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      gurl!!! yes, it is!!!!! it’s the perfect little roadside stop!!! y’all must add it to your to-do list!!! orrrrr…maybe y’all should just move to texas??

  • Reply Lisa Castillo March 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Oooooooh! Love, love it all! Can’t wait to get some of my own!

  • Reply Crystal B March 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    You are one heck of a photographer! If you ever need a side gig…let me know! hee hee 🙂 I’d love for you to do our family pics! HAHA

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      wow….huge compliment! thank you sooo much!!!! XOXOXOO!

  • Reply Scarlett Fiona Reed March 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Gorgeous shots, make me homesick for Texas even though I do not live there 🙂 I’ve always wondered about the merry christmas buliding and now you tell me it’s a bar! I can’t wait to get in there in a few weeks! See you soon!

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      soooo glad you like!! hope to see you soon!!! and don’t worry…texas will adopt you!

      • Reply Anonymous July 2, 2020 at 8:09 am

        Love this !! Always wanted to have the rebel style attitude but never had the nerve to be who I wanted to be . Would love to visit there❤️

  • Reply Launda March 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    okay, I know this is totally off the subject but I love her hair. I have curly hair just like this and I want to see a picture of the back. Can you show me one? LOL and i absolutely LOVE the rebel child shirt. Gotta love Gypsy Hair!

    • Reply Elizabeth Barone October 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I second the “please show me the back of her cut” motion! I would love to have that cut.

  • Reply Cathy Guess March 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Great little history lesson of the old Merry Christmas Bar… your new goods, and what a Beautiful Model….she is a true Gypsy style gal and wears your treasures in a funky, gypsy style way!!! Can’t wait for our Road Trip to Warrenton, and most of all your Gypsy Prom!
    “Cat Daddy” told me he would make sure I get to meet ya’ll! LOL!
    Junkin Hugs……Cathy aka GGJ

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      we got to see cat daddy today! can’t wait to meet you!!! thanks sooo much for all the positive feedback!!!

  • Reply Monica Converse March 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    You rock and her HAIR ROCKS! WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      woot! woot!!!!!

  • Reply Kim Bird March 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Love, love, love all the new stuff. I can’t wait to order the Chieftain ring! But, I have a favor to ask… Please, please for us bigger junkin’ gals out there…order some bigger sizes. Thanks!

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      the chieftain is one of my faves too! have you checked out this section of our store?? lots of roomier sizes!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage March 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    So pretty. Love love the ring, put my name on one will you pretty please. 10 days and counting!

  • Reply Susan March 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

    LOVE everything and need to buy one of each!! Also, want to know who does her hair! For us curly girls, it’s always nice to see a cute curly cut!

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      we loooove her hair too!!! it’s the perfect curly mess!!!

  • Reply Missy March 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Love it!! <3<3

  • Reply Leigh Anne March 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I love the photo shoot. I would love for me and my girls to be models. Of course, I could show how a full size girl can sport some gypsyville attire. Love your stuff and love yall. I must know if you ever come to Ga. I ahve to meet you and would love for you to come to my home. You would love it.

    • Reply Jolie March 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      thank you sooo much!! so glad you like the shoot!! we looooove georgia and hope to be back in that part of the deep south soon!! missin those grits!!!

  • Reply Ashley March 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Where did the jeans come from in first few pics? Do you guys sell them? The pics are awesome! They make me want to buy everything!

  • Reply Jen Nolan March 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

    You girls rock! Love the shoot! My wish list is looonng! ;))

  • Reply Sharyn Helm March 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    You girls make me smile! Love to visit your booth. My girlfriends and I have been going to Warrenton for almost 20 year…we want to go to your Junkorama Prom this year….what time does it start on Thursday and is there a cover charge? is prom attire required?

  • Reply Cyndi May 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Is that the ol’ SHINER Bar? Is looks fabulous in your new digs! I can’t wait to come and see your new abode for those Gypsy goods!
    It and your Mom model are fabulous!
    You girls sHiNe!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  • Reply Cyndi May 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Ranell is beautiful and so is Archie but, Jolie and Amie – you can be models too ya know? You got the stuff!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  • Reply Emily July 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Great photo shoot!

  • Reply Adrienne October 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hey! I was wondering what hair products you use? My hair is also short and curly but I can’t get it to look like yours! Do you use a diffuser on your hairdryer? Too cute!
    Thank you, Adrienne

  • Reply Tammy February 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Just wondering where I can find those boots! LOVE!!

  • Reply Heidi July 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Love the gypsy style it’s awesome! I’d love to know what products Ranell uses on her hair and what type of perm, love, love her hair!!!!

  • Reply Bren July 21, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Hello there. Now and then I see your posts and love the pics and the hair. What is your hair routine to have it full and beautiful?

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