true-blue & tragic.

September 15, 2011

it’s reallllly a travesty. a true-blue tragic reality. and it’s practically IMPOSSIBLE for us to understand. BUT, the word on the street is that SOME of you… HAVE. NOT. BEEN. to. ANTIQUES. week.  


i must take a moment to compose myself.

{i don’t know why i inserted this pic here…i guess just because i love it! a totally fleamarket-worthy cutie pie in the gypsy tent}

OK…so a quick little post to give the NEW kiDS on the BLoCK & the ANtiQUES week veterans, (aka. the never-say-die JuNKin ROAD WaRRIORs) the 411 scoop on the most important & most recent WHATCHA-GOTTA-KNOW deets of antiques week. antiques week 101 if you will.

as OFFiCiAL ambassadors of JUNK, we feel it’s our duty to keep y’all posted on all the exciting happenings of antiques WEEK.

leave no woman behind. leave no piece of junk un-turned.

there’s always quite a bit of confusion as to WHEN antiques week begins…and the answer to this is as clear as, well, mud. every field has different opening dates and while some junkers welcome early shoppers, others prefer you wait until they are officially open.

we set up at ZaPP hALL in warrenton…it’s where the cool kids are. actually there is great, awesome JUNk everywhere at antiques week, as far as the eye can see…and if you have time, you should cover as much ground as possible!

{the biggo texas sky and zapp hall. image: keely marie scott}

everyone always asks what to wear…and we have observed, that antiques week has it’s own sense of fashion couture. if your boots were made for walkin, wear them kicks. if not, wear COMFORTABLE shoes.

another must: a HAT. cowboy hat, sun hat, baseball cap…whatever fits your fancy, just bring a hat…the TeXAS sun is biG & bright and the fields are, for the most part, not shaded.

ALSO, pack sunglasses, sunscreen, cash, a tape measure, your camera, and a good backpack or tote bag.

just remember…anything goes…

and more is MoRE…

{the roadies back in the day... XOXO!}

the good news is…if you forget any of the above, you can more than likely find it at antiques week!


FoR JuNK-O-RaMA prom “shag-carpet couture”…refer to CaCTUS CREEK DaiLY’s “WHaT TO wEAR” post.

{image: keely marie scott}{image: keely marie scott}

{image: keely marie scott}

NoW…get ready! pack yer gear! leave all worries, anxiety, and STReSS at home!


do NOT miss that memo!!! i repeat…THIS. IS. YOUR. SOUL. VACATION.

now hit the ROAD & get yer BOOTY to the FLEAMaRKET!

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  • Reply Jessica September 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I wish I could come!! One day Gypsies, I’ll be there!!

    • Reply Sara September 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Been there with hubby 3 years ago, have cried alligator tears every year since. Will be back soon. This Missouri girl is a Texas Gypsy at heart!

    • Reply suzi Whitaker September 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      If I could afford it, I would be there…

  • Reply lisa September 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

    See ya’ll next week!! I am making my list and checking it twice!! Going to be a fun time for sure!

  • Reply Lisa Golightly September 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Soul vacation ~ SOO what I need and so aptly put ! Can not wait for my “first time” ( and thrilled that I now live in Austin ! )

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      weLCOME to your soul VaCATION!!!!

  • Reply Leslie Kibodeaux Venable @Retreauxgirl September 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Hoo! Yee-haw!! YIPEE!! Junk-tastic post!! ” leave no woman behind. leave no piece of junk un-turned” LOVE IT!! AWESOME QUOTE I am borrowing it !!

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      awwww…sooo glad you like!!! thanks so much for all the support, sista!

  • Reply Pepper (Casi) September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    My mother in law person and I never miss it!! And JG is the first and last stop that we make!! 🙂 See you fabulous ladies soon!!

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      awesomeness!!!! see ya sooooon!!!!!

  • Reply Amanda September 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Ill make it out to Texas for one of these someday!

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      BUCKET liST!!!!

  • Reply marti September 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    loved, loved, loved seeing the photo of my clan…have watched our girlies grow up in our texas trip photos. can’t wait to see you guys!!

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      we LoVE LOVE LOVE y’all!!!!! our kindred spirits from the west side o’ town!

    • Reply Electricblue September 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      ….curious….any “Marti” relations in Nebraska?

  • Reply tomi September 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    devastated that i can’t come. devastated. how will i ever live? do you have a date for spring? is it too much to ask to save the best junk for me to come have a personal prom/junk experience? i’ll bring you a moonpie, and some glitter, and sweet tea, and anything else that might help convince you. 🙂

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      oh wow… a moonpie, glitter and tea??!!! good gawsh i think i might be convinced! 🙂

      • Reply tomi September 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

        great! i will take that as a YES and patiently wait for my own personal invitation to my private prom & shopping . please and thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Theresa - Garden Antqs Vintage September 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    A “soul vacation”…I love that! That explains it all.

    • Reply Jolie September 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      thanks theresa!! there’s really no other way to say it! see ya sooooon!!! XOXOXOO!

  • Reply Marie Christopher September 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I have een and will be again…..

    • Reply Marie Christopher September 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      I have been and will be again….typing too fast.

  • Reply Misty Marshall September 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I would love to come to antiques week (I’m a flea market veteran myself) and junk-o-rama prom, but alas, I live in California and I can’t afford air fare.

  • Reply Jenni Wichers September 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    My first year & I am so excited!!!!

  • Reply Lisa Hopkins September 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    The Granbury girls will be there soon! Can’t wait….

  • Reply Lindsay Rejino September 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    My soul longs to be gypsy junked! I count the days till I shed my cares to devote days to my inner finders keepers heart!
    With rusty love from Olton TX

  • Reply Ann Justus September 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Soooo ready for this week – the little gypsy and I are heading up Monday to set up for the week and do some pre-shopping. Then back again for prom. Ready for some Warrenton Sunsets….

  • Reply Lisa September 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Lordy…Lordy…….coming as fast as I can. Will be 1st stop! Cant wait to see everything y’all have! See y’all Friday,

  • Reply Lezlie Hamrick-Smith September 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Wish I could come (:(:(: Putting in my vacation for next year. If I didn’t live in California, I’d come out for the weekend.

  • Reply Ranch Girl Diaries September 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Oh, looks like SO much fun!! If I was closer or could sprout wings, I’d be there. Have a fantabulous time!!

  • Reply Cyndi Neumann September 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I had so much fun when I DID get to COME and meet your girlies and we stayed the whole time in my 1963 Shasta camper nemaed “DAISY” ! What an inaugural trip for us to be part of this fun event!
    I will never forget it and hope one day to return and do it up again!
    Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

  • Reply denise September 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    hip hip hooray!!! my first trip!!! gonna have so much fun!!

  • Reply Chandra September 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I will be there tomorrow! I am so excited, I can hardly contain it. Wait, I don’t have to contain it!

  • Reply Petra September 24, 2011 at 8:19 am

    This is truly an experience of a lifetime. We traveled all the way from New Mexico for the Junk-O-Rama Prom and danced the night away. The pictures are framed and bring a constant smile to my face. Best BFF Roadtrip ever – can’t wait to come back one day. Thx for making everything so FAB! xo

  • Reply Susan January 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t start without me!!!

  • Reply sheree October 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Saw where you made the junk gypsy photo booth. Would love instructions on how to make one for my over the top Christmas party.

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