welcome home.

September 24, 2013

about 4 years ago, we made the decision to move to round top. to move our families. our business. our lives. after looking in cities across the state far and wide for the perfect home for junk gypsy (and for ourselves), we realized the answer was right in front of us all along. our hearts had been here all along. round top beckoned. the country beckoned.

it seemed crazy then. it seemed crazy to put a business in a town with a population of 90. anddddd maybe it’s still crazy. but now, looking back, nothing has ever been more clear. nothing has ever made more sense. we ignored the numbers. we took the 2 lane road to round top. and we’ve never looked back.

they say there is a certain round top magic that spins and twists its way through your heart and soul when you are here. and i believe it’s true. i believe it’s something you feel just passing through for the day or staying for a few nights. there’s a beautiful, sweet, magic that rests atop the pastures in the early morning sunrise as the cows are grazing.

{image: keely marie scott}

there’s a thick, sparkly magic in the stars at night. there’s a mystical, simple magic in the moonlight shining through your windows at night. and now, i feel an undeniable bit of round top-inspired magic in our first ever junk gypsy world headquarters store located smack dab in round top.

after years and years in the making…our store is FINALLY opening. yes, FINALLY. although, there is still [lots of] work to be done…our heart-shaped gates will swing open and our arched red-doors will be unlocked to officially welcome y’all for the first time this fRiDAY, september 27 at 10 am.

and we will all be anxiously greeting y’all because we are a whole lot of giddy.

we know y’all won’t mind the fact that parts of the store are still a work in progress. we know you won’t mind that we’re still learning how to use our new super-duper high-fi flux capacitor computer system. and we know y’all really will just overlook the fact that our parking lot isn’t finished either…we’ll basically have pasture parking behind the store. but never fear, the tractor will be on hand for any all-terrain situations.

i re-read this old blog this morning…and it really inspired me. it reminded me of how far we’ve come (funny how you kind of forget how things looked in the beginning). i kinda laughed when i read the sentence “opening late spring/early summer 2012…sooo we’re only about 15 months behind schedule but anywho, i digress… basically it got me really, really excited for y’all to be here.

and then i re-read this one…i felt mission accomplished. our sanctuary of junk is now overflowing with great junk…old and new.

it’s finally ready…WE are finally ready. (god bless our gypsy team and our family who have worked around the clock the past few months).

we are all ready to welcome all of y’all home.

and for a peek inside, visit APRIL PIZANA’s BlOG and see all the gloriously, junky photos!


the 411:

JG WOrLD hq hours:

THursdays, FRiDAYS & SATURDayS – 10am-5pm

SToRE address: 1215 south state hwy 237, round top, texas 78954

979.249.JUNK (5865)

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  • Reply Renee September 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Yay!! Can’t wait to visit

    • Reply Pat September 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Wishing I could be there!

  • Reply Peggy Bell September 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    So excited for you! Can’t wait to visit the JG Headquarters in a couple weeks! Congratulations & continued success! Peggy Anderson IN

  • Reply Shirley Clark September 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    It looks wonderful! We want to visit one of these days.

  • Reply Vicki Seely September 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Looks so AWESOME – can’t wait to check it out – Round Top is a great place to be and what a welcome just in time for antiquing season!

  • Reply Elaina Foradory September 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    So excited – we will be therie first thing Saturday!!! Whoo hoo!!

  • Reply Libby Danielowich September 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Wish I could be there this year! I truly enjoyed it last year I will be back again, maybe for the Spring Prom. Wish you the best always!

  • Reply Michele Jackett September 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Awsome! I wish I lived closer – enjoy your new HQ!

  • Reply Cindy DeFatta September 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm


  • Reply ashley September 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I CANNOT WAIT to visit! Probably this summer…I’m from California so a road trip is what is required of me to get there, but it’s all good because I’ve always wanted to see Texas! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Reply Barbie Driskell September 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Sooooooo very exciting!!! I KNOW this will be a success… just like AJ’s!!! Dang I miss those muffleletta’s!!! This is a road trip for me and the Boss Man!! Because sometimes on a fall night sitting around an open pit fire he still says, “I wish I could order from AJ’s!” We miss East Texas, too but as the sign in his office says, “The Best is Yet to Be!”….. cannot wait!!!!

  • Reply Kristi September 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    So excited for ya’ll!!! Can’t wait to come and visit!!!

  • Reply Julie Elliott September 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I so hope I get to visit one day…I love your style and would love to see the store..

  • Reply Lisa Mattern September 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I absolutely adore that picture with the cows! Lovely! I will look forward to visiting your store when I can make the trip from San Antone.

  • Reply Gary Hyrt September 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m am thrilled for the entire Sikes family! I rejoice in every success that comes your way..you are incredibly talented, you work hard, your hearts are pure, and I am fortunate to call you my friends! Much love from the beaches of Southern California and I can’t wait to experience the Junk Gypsy compound in Round Top…long overdue!!

  • Reply Lori Schooley September 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    It makes one want to go there right now!

  • Reply Lisa Love Harris September 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Congrats, y’all!! What an inspiration you gypsies are to us all. Thank y’all for dreamin’ BIG and never giving up. Can’t wait to catch your new place down the blacktop!
    Peace, love, and mucho continued success, JUNK GYPSIES! xxoos

  • Reply Gary Hurt September 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Would help if I spelled my own last name correctly…my grammatical foibles don’t make me love ya’ll any less!!!!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm


  • Reply Bj September 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!! Come to Indiana and I’ll take you antiquing!!!

  • Reply TISH September 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    only the best comes when you follow your heart:) congratulations

  • Reply Connie Henry September 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    5 of us girls are headed out Wednesday coming your way.
    It’s our first trip to Round Top so we’re not sure what to
    expect. But expecting a lot of FUN. Leaving Oklahoma
    early Wednesday. Any suggestions send them my way.

  • Reply Pat September 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    whoo-hoo, can’t wait to visit on ‘junk weekend’ in Oct! you will probably be out first stop πŸ™‚

  • Reply Edana September 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    SUPER HAPPY for you!! Congratulations!

    Now, to plan a vacation around a trip to JG headquarters! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Matthew September 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Excellent work y’all, congrats! The Prosser clan will have to swing by on our next road trip thattaways!

  • Reply Kristal September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats! We will be there Saturday, driving all the way from Forney, Texas for our first annual girls’ Antique week road trip!

    • Reply Kristin September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Yes! Cannot wait to be there! Congrats and see you Saturday morning!!!

  • Reply Dawn September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I am with y’all in spirit! One day I will get to Round Top and see you and the store in person, until then….

  • Reply Cathy September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What a beautifully written intro. Wishing you and yours much success with your new store opening!

  • Reply Pam September 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Oh how I wish I lived in your area or even the state! Love your creative ways…..Good Luck to you. And Congratulations Sissta’s!

  • Reply Lizbe September 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I seriously teared up reading this, yall are such an Iispiration and so awesome!!! As a girl who seems ‘stalled out on the side of the road’, this was a breath of fresh air, a new motor that turned over sendin me off on my journey again. Thanks for rwmindin me that awesome things do happen on down the road, ya just got to see it for what it truly is, and take risks. Good luck!!! Hope to be seein yall by next summer at the lastest!!!!

  • Reply KristiK September 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Woo Hoo So excited. Love Love your store

  • Reply Myra September 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Job well done…dreams do come true!

  • Reply Susan Lester September 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    God has blessed you all. You were born to do what you are doing. I was there last year for Prom but can’t make it this year. I can’t wait to come again and see the store on the inside. Ya’ll are so awesome. I think the word “awesomeness” was invented for you actually. Susan Lester, Sachse, TX

  • Reply Pam Bennett's September 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Post pics of building and stuff to buy!

  • Reply Sheila Hughes September 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! Gonna have to head out from East Texas to the central part of the state to visit you……congrats on the new store!!! Praying God’s richest blessings on you!!!

  • Reply Terri September 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    So many of us live through ya’ll! We are inspired by you and in awe of you. You have been able to turn your dream into a reality. You have turned repurposing into a national passtime! I am so happy for each of you and wish you such happiness and blessings in your journey.

  • Reply sylvia September 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    We can’t make it until next spring 2014…..But we are counting the days,……….SEE You ALL THEN….Absolutely luv you guys

  • Reply Tammy Hale September 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see your new place. We will be there on Sat. Oct. 5th!
    So proud for you!

  • Reply Kathy Bell September 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Oh wow,it’s so cool, can’t wait to see it on the 3rd.

    • Reply Tracie September 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Kathy, are you from Odessa? This is Tracie. We’re going to be there on the 3rd also!

  • Reply Allison A. September 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Well, a big fat congratulations is in order! Way to go guys. What’s 15 months between friends? Good things come to those who wait right? Happy opening day and know that there’s a chick in AZ who wishes she could be there!

  • Reply Chelsea September 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Can’t wait to visit!!

  • Reply mattie.p September 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    so happy for yall .what an accomplishment .the skies the limit now !! so wished I could be there for your grand opening .it would be a wonderful birthday gift for me .maybe one day . reach for the stars girls πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Patsy Quinn September 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Janie, Jolie, and Amy!

    Paige and Patsy from Burton and Houston, will be here for sure. Hugs and Cash comin’ your way! I bought the Turquoise Mermaid from you last time.

  • Reply Kathy September 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    congratulations on the opening of your store. My sister and I having been following your blog for some time now. We are overflowing with giddiness ourselves! we just try to keep it contained;) We are coming from Washington State to go to the Prom!!! We are soooo excited! πŸ˜€ see you soon! πŸ˜‰

    as you guys, but we do try to keep it contained!;) we are

  • Reply Sara W September 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I am so excited about the opening. I call the great town of Round Top home as well and have been anxiously awaiting this day! I definitely agree with you, Round Top is a magical, relaxing place, one that I am proud to call home! Welcome to the country life and I can not wait to visit!

  • Reply Kathy September 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Opps! That last line was supposed to be deleted..must be the phone e not the user )

  • Reply Carolyn Westbrook September 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Congratulations!! I will miss you at Zapp but know it will be awesome and amazing in your own store!
    xo Carolyn

  • Reply Tammy Pegher September 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I love and admire all of you!! Best of luck to your World Headquarters!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Reply jeanie velazquez September 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I just read this in both of your voices….dorr

  • Reply Thelma Johnson September 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    It was amazing when I saw it in December. I can’t wait to see it now!!!

  • Reply Robin Pintar September 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I have every one of your shows recorded. Love them. Wish I could be there this weekend. Good luck!

  • Reply Dawn September 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I do believe a ROAD TRIP from Albany, NY is in order!!!!! Whoooo Hooooo! Bucket List! Congratulations and much success! You are living my Junkin’ Dream!

  • Reply Bambi September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Mecca! Oz! Nirvana! Valhalla! See you someday, ysll!

  • Reply Wendy September 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Congratulation, see you this weekend.. I can’t wait I wish you much continued success

  • Reply Dorothy Solis September 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    So happy for the Junk Gypsy family. Can’t wait to see U!!!

  • Reply 1gypsy and a dragonfly September 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats! All your hard work has paid off. Must start making plans to come visit. It will be a trip of a life time! Thanks for always inspiring the rest of us!

  • Reply Tina @ What We Keep September 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I can’t wait to visit! Congrats on your dream come true!

  • Reply Polly hitt September 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    And to think you gave up an opportunity to be on lovely Old Bullard Rd., ( she said with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek).
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve created!

  • Reply Terri Murray September 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful headquarters! Wishing you much success with the grand opening, can’t wait to shop.

  • Reply Lynne sowell September 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I’m a TX girl born & raised can’t wait to see your new home of business I have some of your jewelry that every one loves

  • Reply Kim Gordon September 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    We will be there with bells on , next week. Coming from Albuquerque, NM. Celebrating my Sister’s 50th epic Birthday. So excited to meet ya’ll!

  • Reply Margo September 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I live pretty close to Round Top. Where exactly is your new headquarters? Address?
    Thanks and Have a Blessed Day.

  • Reply Anita September 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I’ll be there Thursday next. Coming in from Ozark, Missouri, by way of Bryan,, Tx. Can’t wait to see the NEW digs. Good luck to y’all.

  • Reply Debera Mendel September 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Where’s the best place to stay in or near Round Top for a few days so we can share the whole JG experience! Coming from California road trip so excited to finally meet a couple more sister gypsies!!!!

  • Reply Trish Holderfield September 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    So glad for y’all And its So Beautiful too Hope to see it in person 1 Day !!! Happy Junkin

  • Reply Kelli Johnson September 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    cOnNGraTs!! A new home is so exciting! Love Round Top area!

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse September 25, 2013 at 10:33 am


  • Reply Hugs September 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This is so exciting. I was hoping you’d be open by antiques week. My Hubby and I stopped by your headquarters back in July but to my dismay ya’ll weren’t open yet. I asked my Hubby to take a picture of me by your sign out front and your dad (I think it was him) happened to drive into the gate at the same time. I felt a bit embarrassed as I was striking a pose on your front property but your dad simply nodded and waved. Tee hee.

    Can’t wait to see the headquarters (legitimately). I’ll be stopping by on Saturday. Congratulations and many blessings.


  • Reply Joan September 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations!! What a major accomplishment and dream come true!!

  • Reply Melinda September 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Congrats!!! I can’t wait to visit! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cathy Guess September 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Hip Hip Hooraaay!!!! So Happy for ya’ll, and admire ya so!!! I have always thought of you as The Texas Queens of the Junkin Life and sooo can’t wait to visit your new store and say “Howdy” again!!! I wish so darn bad I could be there for the Big Ole Grand Opening but I can’t and will just have to wait until the Spring Show!!
    CHEERS to all of your Dreams and Success, and Have a Great Grand Opening Day!! Junkin Hugs!!!

  • Reply Dana September 26, 2013 at 5:52 am

    So proud for ya’ll and excited for us! It is beautiful! Can’t wait to visit!!!


  • Reply michelle September 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

    oh I cannot wait to visit!

  • Reply Heather Kaspar September 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I am SOOOOO happy for y’all! I think I’ve said this before, but you truly inspire me. I know how hard it is to take leaps of faith & how it’s even harder to figure out: how/with who/if you know what your doing/when to do it. Let alone handling all the flack you catch for doing it & learning how to handle it. Really…I have a looong road ahead of me, but you guys help me to keep figurin’, learnin’, lovin’, prayin’, & pushin’ on….even if it feels like I’m crawling. I’m so excited to come shoppin’ Friday! God bless the dreamers & the doers! Team JG for life!!!!

  • Reply Kim September 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    So I’m slow on the uptake, but I just discovered y’all from friends and tweets and instagram, and I’m LOVING you guys! So can’t wait to visit Texas this spring and talk the hubster into a visit to Round Top!

  • Reply Maria Hodge September 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    SOOOO excited to see your new place!! Always supposting fellow Aggies! Whoop! See you first thing tomorrow!!

  • Reply Pam Bennett's September 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t be there in person, but I send prayers and hugs for a super business blessing for all of y’all!!!

  • Reply Lora September 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    clappin’ my hands with excitement!!!! can’t wait to make a road trip! CONGRATS TO Y’ALL…

  • Reply Sandi Murray September 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    We’ll kiss my grits!! Y’all have been such an inspiration to this ole soul, wind beneath my wings like a breath of fresh air. Can’t wait to make a journey down tha blacktop, not all who wander are lost. Take a bow rebel sistas~

  • Reply Kenzi Siegrist September 27, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I want to come live with you!!!! I am stuck in the city but dream of one day having my own ranch/workshop/art studio/garage! Thank you for your inspiration and for spreading beauty and love!

  • Reply Lisa Schobel Hebert September 27, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations to all!!! I’ve loved the junk gypies since the day they started. I’m from Texas and live in Louisiana. Me my husband, parents and friends try to schedule time every year to come vist the Antiques weekend. We always buy something from the junk gypsies. I can’t wait to visit the store on our next trip. We can’t wait to wonder….. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tracie September 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I’m soooo excited for all of you!! I can’t get enough Junk Gypsies!! I guess it’s in our blood!! We will see you guys on the 3rd! My sister and daughter have been planning this trip for my 50th birthday!!! Couldn’t imagine anything more perfect!!! Kim from Albuquerque, NM, Memory from Midland, Tx, and myself, Tracie from Odessa,Tx. See you soon!!!

  • Reply Michelle E. Black October 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

    My girlfriend and I are going to do a road trip from Los Angeles because this store is on my bucket list! Congratulations!

  • Reply Dj October 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    ROAD TRIP FROM NM!!!!! Daughter and I CANNOT wait, need to start saving my dinero! Wooot

  • Reply Angie @ Lonesome Road Studio November 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations on the new store! Love the dΓ©cor, hope to see it in person someday… road trip!

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  • Reply Barbara Collins November 29, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Hey ladies,
    I spoke to Aime today adn she told me about the blog post about your cancer tshirt fund raiser. I need to know what month and year it was posted . Thanks Look forward to reading it…..

  • Reply Martha September 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Did you ever open up an TV park? I am a Sister on the Fly and would love to have a spot for my vintage camper for a few days!

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