the call of the duck.

June 25, 2013

last week, 2 worlds collided. we got a call from a little ole family in west monroe you might have heard of…the roberstons.

call it destiny. call it fate. call it a match made in heaven.

the southern skies opened, the duck called. and we answered.

{the duck family & the junk family unite. photo cred: april pizana}

our mission: to create the most awesome of awesome sweet 16 birthday parties EVER… for sadie robertson

the theme: redneck red carpet (did i mention we specialize in redneck?)

the timeline: 10 days…yes you read that correct…TEN DAYS. TEN days to design, create, buy, fix, load, glitter-fy, and get on the road.

so, we did what we always do. we pulled on our work gloves and hit the ground running.

we loaded junk.

loaded more junk…

bought junk.

{yep, we bought potties}

and put the whole family to work.

{archie’s love affair with glitter continues…}

{the family of junk preparing for the family of ducks…}

{our newest addition to the gypsy family…our cousin robert o. sikes (he’s here working on an intern from the university of arkansas this summer) gettin’ his hands dirty…gypsy style!}


{t. smitty gathering the taxidermy…a redneck essential}

and then, we stayed up half the night packing our bags…

and FINALLY…we hit the road…

{bootlegging junk…louisiana bound}

and then this happened…

{busted flat in baton rouge…well, we weren’t really in baton rouge but kris kristofferson/janis joplin just seemed appropriate….and it’s not really a roadtrip until your trailer has a flat…}

but we had our new intern with us…so we were back on the road again in no time…

like a band of gypsies we went down the highway…

{made a quick stop at the TiMPSON quick STOP owned and operated by archie’s family since 1979!!}

stay tuned for the rest of the story…there’s soooo much more to tell! we’ll fill ya in on all the action….

hangin’ with the robertsons (yes, they REALLY are amazing, wonderful, GOOD people!!!), miss kay’s cookin, willie’s corn chowder (O.M.G.), the suprise guests, and a redneck red carpet event like you’ve never seen before!!

and keep your eye on newsstands!! US weekly covered the whole happy, happy, happy, honky-tonkin’, boot-scootin’ shindig!!!

signing off from TeXAS 2 y’all….XOXOXOXO!


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  • Reply Kim June 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Is this a possible new shirt coming soon???

    • Reply Shelby June 26, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Yes, please!!!

    • Reply lee ann June 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I hope you do print a tee like that! I would def buy 2, one for me and one for my best, junk gypsy lovin, friend Andi. We are more than best friends, we are sista’s in our hearts. I know she would love this print as well as I do. You print em, and we’ll buy em.
      Keep up the good work, cuz we jus luv the Junk Gypsy sista’s!!!

    • Reply Barbara Comer June 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Reserve me a large or extra large,. please make it a Unisex shirt, instead of juniors sizing.

  • Reply Vici Hughes June 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    this makes me so happy, happy, happy! like gives me honest-to-God chills! I cannot wait!!

  • Reply Lori June 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    love love love those “duck people”! inspiring! I was so happy to get your email today! Perfect combination! And that’s a fact JACK! πŸ˜€

  • Reply JERI June 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hoop-tee-do !! my two fav shows ..can’t wait to see what ya all have done!!! Can’t get any better then this !!

  • Reply Jenny G June 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    D.I.G. IT!!! Definitely a match made in red-neck heaven. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Reply Jamie June 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ya’ll are truly Heroines of the South! Jack! Amazing story!! God has BIG things planned for you!

  • Reply ck June 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    this makes me smile so big! love both families so much!

  • Reply Kari June 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Love it! Was it filmed, by any chance? What a great combination…the Gypsies & the Duck Commanders. I’d love to watch that show.

  • Reply Nancy Carr June 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    A fun combination of families. Excited for both families.

    • Reply Bonnie Carr June 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Wii this be on HGTV? I hope so.I love the Junk Gypsie show .Duck Dynasty and the Junk Gypsie can’t get any better than that.

  • Reply Whitney .M June 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    May your love of Junk take you to new heights!
    Long Live Junk, Jack!

  • Reply Debi J. June 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Lovin it!!!!! We live close to some of them and love the notoriety such good people are receiving.
    Also…the beautiful turquoise color the chairs are being painted…would you please tell me what color that is and what paint you used? That is the exact color I am wanting to paint my bar stools. Thank you so much!!!!

  • Reply Sheri June 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Match made in heaven!! Can’t wait for more.!!

  • Reply tina June 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Junk and Bearded duck guys! Love yall all!

  • Reply Allison A. June 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Oh my daisies! Super excited for y’all and for me. Can’t wait to see the final results. Flippin’ awesome I’m sure!

  • Reply Shirley Clark June 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I know where that LA 5 sign is – right close to me! I can’t wait to see and hear more!

  • Reply karley June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    HOW FUN! can’t wait to see more of the extravaganza! what an awesome team to put together! loveLOVELOVE both families!

  • Reply karley June 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    LOVE the group picture, too!

  • Reply Lana June 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Ooh, can’t wait to see it! Love the combo! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danneel Mitchell June 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    My face hurts! I am smiling ear to ear! Love both families! You guys rock! Can not wait to see the end results!!!!

  • Reply Jessica June 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Two great families, can’t wait to see the shin-dig! Rednecks unite! πŸ™‚

  • Reply BRITTNEY June 25, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    This absolutely blesses my pea-pickin heart! I live in WestMonroe and when I found out ya’ll were here I swallowed my tongue!! What a GREAT combination of two God fearin families & a whole lot of cute JuNK! I know those Robertson’s treated ya’ll right! God bless you sweet gypsies. Cant WAIT to see more! “Ya’ll come back now, ya hear!?” πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Margie June 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Oh My goodness how exciting!!! I can’t wait to see the final pictures – the journey is so great, can’t wait to see the show. Love Junk oh I mean treasures!!! Love ya girls!!!

  • Reply Sandi June 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I’m from the Northeast Y’all, but I’m so excited to read the whole story! Planning my girls surprise Sweet 16’s was so special and I can’t wait to see Miss Sadies!

  • Reply stephanie June 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    this is sooooo freakin’ exciting!! love all of you…the perfect combination πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cathy Sue June 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I would love to be “Busted flat in Baton Rouge <3 Looks like a great adventure!!

  • Reply Suzy Soro (@HotComesToDie) June 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Better hurry with the story! Google reader goes away on July 1 and lots of people may drop off reading blogs forever until they find a new suitable reader!

    • Reply Ruthie June 26, 2013 at 3:29 am

      could you please pass on more info about the Google reader you mentioned please……im not sure where to get more info and im not into computers just have a smart phone lol

  • Reply Jenny Peterson June 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Excited to read the rest of the story. Happy happy

  • Reply Tamera June 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Ok, your intern’s name blew my mind. My grandpa was Robert O. Sikes. His mom and dad were from Brownsville, TX. We have lots of Sikes cousins still in Texas! Ya’ll might be some of them!

  • Reply Brittney Edwards June 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Can u please do duck dynasty junk gypsy shirts that would be amazing I would buy every design!!!! U guys are my favorite!

  • Reply audrey w June 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    omg the best news on the planet, my favorite expression of joy is happy happy joy joy and in this case add a bit whoop whoop! i love the duck show they are the best people add to that your huge creativity and huge nice-ness ( it that word πŸ™‚ ah ya! congrats all of you!

  • Reply Stacy June 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    So STINKIN AWESOME Y’ALL!! I can’t wait to read the rest of the story. I’m still smilin~.
    The Lord sure is good isn’t He~
    Blessings Y’all!!

  • Reply Melinda Harris June 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Go Archie!! Great pic of the stop @ the QS in Timpson. BTW Archie, I found pics of you skiing today.

  • Reply Dodie atwood June 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t believe I come to Texas to see you guys and then you were right down the road from me and I didn’t know! And I stop at that same store in timpson everytime I come through there. Love it!’

  • Reply Robin Fenner June 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Wow, what a treat! Two of my favorite shows mixing it up, all nice and country like! Can not wait to see the outcome!

  • Reply Missy Grall June 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Please make that awesome design in children’s size t-shirt…I will be the best aunt ever if my sweet nephew Jack were able to have one! Love love your newest collaboration!

  • Reply Pam Bennett's June 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Omg, both of my fav tV shows united!!!! Am I in heaven already?

  • Reply stephanie shonfelt June 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    OMG!!!!!! My two favorite shows, I cant believe it.Ohh , I cant wait. Yee Haa!

  • Reply Dawn June 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    so fun…can’t wait to hear the rest!!!

  • Reply Steph June 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Can’t get better than the Junk Gypsies AND the Robertsons!!!! Sure hope this was filmed and gonna be on y’all’s show!!!

  • Reply Rene' Foust June 26, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Love it love it love it!!!!! Cant wait to see what you did!

  • Reply Ashley Potvin June 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Would LOVE a t-shirt that says ‘Got Junk! Will travel, Jack!!’ Ahhh, so cute!! My two favorite families UNITE!! A match made in junkin’ HEAVEN!!!

  • Reply Adrienne June 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    What will the Gypsies think of next. You make my head spin , keep on thinkin junk, you guys make alot of gypsies proud!!! Love It!

  • Reply Andrea June 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Please tell me its going to be on TV!!!! Love you guys!! And the DD crew too!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Debbie Dusenberry June 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

    You’ve had success at Zapp Hall all these years; you have an online store; you have a new shop in Round Top; you have a show on HGTV, all that is good…..but NOW I’m jealous!!

  • Reply Belva Miller June 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Ya’ll crack me up! Jolie you’re writing makes everything ya’ll do a pleasureable read and I feel like I’m right there with ya. How fun to meet the lovely DD family…I’m thrilled for ya and can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with! It’ll be a HOOT!! and a Quack Quack!

  • Reply Michelle Rivoire June 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

    This Louisiana girl just can’t wait to see what y’all hooked up for the DD party!! My two fave shows, this is just Heaven! Oh MY!!!! I sure hope some decoys got glittered up! Please keep up the fabulous work!

  • Reply Tonia Griffon June 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I cannot wait to see the pics of precious Sadie’s Sweet 16 Shindig.. BTW…my little people are loving their Healing in the Heartland Tees and cups that I ordered for them…Keep up your wonderful work..

  • Reply Leena Lanteigne June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Boy howdy! I adore the Robertsons and Duck Dynasty and you know I love me some Junk Gypsies! A combination of the two? Awesome! I bet Sadie’s party was what 16-year old’s dreams are made of! Congrats on being asked to coordinate her party! Happy Birthday Sadie!! Hugs, Leena

  • Reply Stephanie George June 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Two fab families coming together. I can’t imagine a better match up!!! I hope you did a show on this but I’ll look for the mag in the meantime. Love y’all!!!!

  • Reply Sarah June 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Soooooo excited to see two of my favorite groups together for one of a girls greatest moments!!!

  • Reply Monchiere' June 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve never smiled so hard! I love y’all and I’m in love with the Robertsons!!!! Wow great combination. I can’t wait to see the results.

    As sweet as sweet tea,


  • Reply jen July 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Love the kids painting the chairs! too cute! i bet the party was amazing! can’t wait to see more.

  • Reply Courtney L. July 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    The Gypsies and The Robertsons? This is the stuff dreams are made of… LOL T-Shirt, please! πŸ™‚

  • Reply judy July 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    sisters in junk been into it for
    years Born in Troup New summerfield I’m still junking Ole Tymes at the gin. @ Another Place in time.

  • Reply Colleen July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I would live this T-shirt too!!

  • Reply Elons Swinehart July 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see more!! My hubby and I Duck and Gypsie fans! Love ya all!

  • Reply Cathy Guess July 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I am Happy, Happy, Happy for ya’ll! I love them and their show, and they got the Best of the Best to design and decorate for their partaay!! What a Fun Gig!!!!! Junkin Hugs! Cathy aka GGJ

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