the mother ship.

September 27, 2012

the mother load. the junk mecca. the fleamarket capital of the universe.

texas antiques week.

the time has come.

for those that remember their first time to warrenton (aka texas antiques week, round top antiques week)…you might be like us and you vividly remember crossing over those first hills of fayette county and into the hills of junk…the neverending hills of heaven. miles and miles of fleamarket goodness for as far as the eye can see. the experience….is 50 shades of giddiness. it’s spiritual. it’s junk enlightenment. and it’s pure-d happiness of all kinds.

your heart rate speeds up. your foot starts to quiver. you grip the steering wheel a little tighter. your palms get all sweaty. your eyes jump from the left side of the road to the right. you wonder if you’re hyperventilating and then realize it’s eupohoria. and then your brain asks…WHY have i never been here before? heaven, is that you?

tonight is the eve of our tent opening at zapp in warrenton. we’ve worked for over a week setting up our cow pasture store. we’ve unloaded trailers.

hauled piles of junk from here to there.

we’ve used a kabillion zip ties and enough light bulbs to beacon alien life forms. the tees are folded and the jewelry is plentiful. the junk is anxiously awaiting your arrival…

and we hope you love it from the top of your cowgirl (and cowboy) hat to the bottom of your pinky toes.

sweet dreams, junkers…tomorrow begins your soul vacation.


SALE dates: FRIDAY sept 28-SATURDAY october 6…at ZAPP hall, WARRENTON, TEXAS!

JUNK-O-RaMA prom: THUrSDAY, october 4th twilight at the gypsy tent

ENDLESS yaRD SALE airs on HGTV OCTOBER 5 at 8pm EST/PST & 7pm CST!!!

READ here for more ANTIQUES WEEK info!!!



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  • Reply Annie Manthey September 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Love you Guys!!

  • Reply Guadalupe September 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Can’t wait to see it! My friend and I will be there next Wednesday all the way from Long Beach, Ca.

  • Reply tomi September 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    yes. this is EXACTLY what it was like for me. i SQUEALED with glee “THIS IS BETTER THAN DISNEY WORLD!!!!” i can not wait to get my happy hiney there next week! have an awesome first day!!!! praying Gods favor and blessings on my favorite gypsy girls!!! MUAH!

  • Reply Rose Montevaldo September 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Wish I was able to be there! I’m stuck out here in California.Hope you all have a great time! I’ll be sure and watch ‘The Endless Yard Sale’ on HGTV on !! Happy Junkin!!

  • Reply Bud the Pieman!!! September 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    So proud of u girls!!!! Junk & Pies…. NO PLACE ROUND TOP, TX!!!!

  • Reply Lindsey September 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Can’t wait! I’ll be there tomorrow with my mom! Both of us have never been before, looking forward to all the fun.

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse September 28, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Have a great week…looking forward to more pics!!

  • Reply Kelly (Seaux Southern) September 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I’m coming with my sister~~
    It’s her second trip but my first~~
    We are so excited!!

  • Reply Aleigh September 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I am so dang sad I can’t be there. I will, however, watch HGTV and hope to catch you two out there among all the fun! Happy selling (& buying)

  • Reply Colleen September 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Am new to Junk Gypsy life and feel like I have found soul mates! Love everything you are doing, SOOO appreciate getting all these great e mails. brightens my long work days. God bless your time at this wonderful junk convention! Hoping to see it in person next year. Hugs to y’all!

  • Reply Priscilla September 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I SSSSSsssssoooooooo wanna goooooo!!!! HaVe a GrEaT WeeK!!!!

  • Reply Libby Danielowich September 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I will be there Wednesday. My first time, but been a fan for many years. I am so excited. Also got my attire for the Prom 🙂 Been wanting to come forever it seems…I’m FINALLY going to be able to check this off on my bucket list :-). Hope its the 1st of many times I get to come. I love watching you girls on HGTV and praying for another season 🙂

  • Reply Tracy September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Ohhhhhhh, I wish I could come. You described it PERfeCtLY — foot on the pedal starts to quiver, palms get sweaty, and YES, 50 shades of GIdDy!! My first Warrenton trip was in March of this year and I’M HOOKed!

  • Reply Sandra September 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    My husband, son and I are on the road right now heading y’alls way. See you first thing tomorrow!!!

  • Reply Keri September 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    So excited-the truck is gassed up, and ready to roll from Orlando to Warrenton! We’ll see you Monday ready to shop, and our prom dresses are ready for Thursday nite! This will be our 3rd trip, and we are STILL like kids in the biggest junk candy store!

  • Reply Kati September 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I moved from TX to Connecticut about 2 years ago. I’ve been to Brimfield the last two years but I’d pick Flea Market Junkin over Antiquing any day. I’m so jealous of all of you who get to go. The minute we move back to the Midwest you can bet I’ll be there.

  • Reply Janet Breidenbach September 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I love JG and so wish I could be there for Texas antiques week! My Mom is from West Point, TX and I loved spending summers at my grandparents’ there. My heart is there with you since I can’t be there physically!!

  • Reply Julie Ford September 29, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Love everything JG! Where can you find the famous pimento cheese sandwiches??

    • Reply ArtistickittyA October 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Julie…don’t mean to butt in…BUT…I highly recommend the killer Pimento Cheese at Legal Tender Saloon myself. 7 cheeses about 2″ thick on homemade bread. D-lish!!! The JG gals may have another fave though. ☺

  • Reply Marilyn September 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    My husband I were there from Wed. morning until yesterday morning. Didn’t have time to stop in to see your space but saw it in the making! Your new place looks awesome. This was our first time and we’ll be back! Question….what kind of frame is the Poet’s chandelier made from. That is so cool! Keep on junkin’

  • Reply Milet Hopping September 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Iwas there Friday with two of the girls! When we saw your sign-we squealed in delight! Bought tshirts & y’all were gracious enough to talk to talk to us &take pictures! It was fun watching y’all talk to our friends about Friday night lights! We shopped until our feet &wallets were screaming!Still didn’t get to everything! My first time ,but I will be there Friday to help convert my cousin Beth! Taping endless yard sale so I can watch that later! You , Amie & Archie were superb!

  • Reply Melody September 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Just got back from RT/warrenton/Zapp…already miss it! Yall’s place did not disappoint…I bought the 6 ft long not 7 ft long white buffet…measurement was in there for AMIE…she was sure it wasn’t going to fit in the truck-but can I just say she is an absolute jewel to work with! Yall are all amazing including all the guys that helped get the beast in the truck!!…oh and THANK goodness it fit! Whew and in the pouring rain! Thanks for the piece…I love it! I am working on accessorizing it already! Yall are the best! I brought 11 other girls down with me this time and everyone loved the “junk”…food…and fun! Can’t wait for March!

  • Reply Shawn October 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I love your website, I work for my friend in her antique store (Home Again Antique & Gifts in Dickson , Tennessee, we have been friends since 7th grade we love your stuff, and your “JUNK”, we are Gypsy’s at heart, I wish we could come to Texas and be in the middle of it all, maybe one of these days. Best of Everything to You, Hope it all Goes Great,
    From Tennessee:
    White Columns & Pearls,

  • Reply Amie October 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Myself, my Momma and my Grammie are all ready for our very first Junk-o-Rama Prom!!!
    We cannot wait to take it all in!
    We’re also ready for some SHOPPING!!! The trailer hitch is on the truck and ready to haul home our junky finds!!!

  • Reply Cameron Andrus October 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Oh, how I would LOOVVVEEEE to be there for the prom tonight!!! I actually met someone yesterday who was there last year. She showed me pictures!!!!!!! BUCKET LIST: to meet the coolest junk gypsies ever and party with “kin junkers” under the Texas moon! xxoo

  • Reply Cindy Rose October 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Can’t thank your daddy enough for helping me wiggle and finigle the magnificent shabby mantle into my car!!

  • Reply Artistickitty October 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Oh yeah…I’ll neverrrrr forget my first time. BUT my heart still beats a mile a minute each and every time all the glory of Warrenton comes into view…. no matter it’s been dozens and dozens of expeditions. I never tire of it and am always awestruck Already counting down to the Spring show…see y’all there again!

  • Reply Brenda Stimmel October 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hello, love what you gypsies are doing, would you have an interest in “recycled’ handmade aprons, book bags? Check out my website and contact me I’d be happy to discuss some retail options.
    Happy Junkin’

  • Reply Kristi Bower October 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Ok…so want to be at the Spring Junk-o-Rama prom…..what do I need to do and do I need tickets?. Help me out here…want to get it planned to be there …coming from Kansas…how fun…loved all the pictures!!!!

  • Reply Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl November 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    The Rusty Pearl … Loves This site…and Miaranda Lambert is my all time fave………………………..

  • Reply SandyOne One August 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Yes!Yes!Yes!.One of my best times ever. Amazingly we were able to find a room at a beautiful B&B. I make the trek yearly to hunt for who knows what. Love your show !

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