with love.

July 7, 2012

we’re winding down from yet another fantastically patriotic 4th of july here in round top, and now gearing up for mom and dad’s episode tonight.

our inspiration? rustic americana. the cowboy & the gypsy. because that pretty much says it all…

we dug up some pics that remind us of everything americana. everything we love as a family. as a company. as a country.

the things that inspired us as we prepared to surprise mom and dad with a living room makeover…

rusty, chippy, peely. turquoise.

love this pic…american flag, old beat up truck, perfectly worn-in cowboy hat, rough-out boots, a travel bag, turquoise…and a prom dress. GoD bless america.

great junk. rich colors. yep…this just makes us happy.

and this…thisย giant american flag we scored makes me even happier…

{we bought this at an auction years ago. it’s 60’X40′ and flew over the state fair of texas in 1972}

amie and dad in the early days…

this picture reminds me of one of dad’s favorite old cowboy songs (and our bedtime song he would sing to us when we were kids)…”well i was hangin ’round town, just spending my time. out of a job, not earnin’ a dime…” ~strawberry roan, marty robbins


and our biggest inspiration….

mom and dad. looking over the little river on our farm in arkansas…

because this makes us the happiest of all.

with love from us to y’all…

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  • Reply Cherry Rains July 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This is an awesome, (underrated word) of a couple and their wonderful, glitter life, raising a terrific family of junkers! I love your story and family!

  • Reply Terri from Florida July 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Your blogs can make me smile and bring a tear to my eyes at the same time. I love your family, I love your show and I love how you make all of us feel like a part of your family, too. Long live the Junk Gypsies! XO

  • Reply Maureen F July 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    What a wonderful post. Sucha great family.

  • Reply lisa July 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Wow…..y’all have it all….Love, family, country, junkin and fame. So proud to know y’all!

  • Reply Cathy Guess July 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Love your post, and you are soooo BLESSED to have both of your parents who can help you gals and share in this GREAT ADVENTURE you have goin on!!! Thanks for sharing and as always keeping it real and stayin true to who you are…..Great, Sweet and talented junk loving Texas Gals!!! I swear I think I am one of your Biggest Fans….see ya in the fall!
    Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin

  • Reply Debbie Giammalva July 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I’m very blessed to have met you and your family a week ago when me and my family brought you the big pink 50’s booth. Your mom was so sweet and I think my little son Sam really liked your dad as well. They were comparing pocket knives and such. If your ever in the Canyon Lake or Gruene area, let me know! It was a pleasure to meet you all, Amie, Jolie, Janie, Phillip and Archie! Hope to see you again when you have your grand opening. I don’t have cable or any of that, so I still haven’t seen the show. But I’m sure tonights episode will be awesome! Take care! Your friend Debbie of Diga Diga Daddy’s

  • Reply Suzanne July 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Such a sweet way to honor varied degrees of love! I totally remember stopping by that tent one of my first few times to Warrenton- love seeing Amie and your Dad in it- so sweet!

  • Reply Brooke July 8, 2012 at 7:11 am

    As I said earlier, I LOVE your show and it’s more than just another decorating show. I love the story behind it. Y’all are fabulous!!! I love Saturdays– I start the day with yard sale shopping with my sister and anticipate your show in the evenings! ๐Ÿ™‚ This episode was priceless.

  • Reply Elizabeth Flanders July 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    As I was watching your show on designing your parents living room, I thought I heard your dad say that he was from Halley, Arkansas. Is that right? I’ve written cookbooks/geneologies of my dad’s family last year and am getting started on my mother’s side. They were from Halley, Arkansas and I wondered if I would be imposing to ask your dad if he would e-mail me to see if he could tell me things about Halley and my relatives who lived there if he knew them. The town is so small, I thought he might have haerd of them. They are the Courtneys and the Kelleys. I enjoy your show so much too.

  • Reply Elizabeth Flanders July 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Oops! Forgot to hit the “Notify me” button. Thanks.

  • Reply Liz July 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Love your TV show! Actually I’m totally addicted to your style! Just watched this episode as I DVR them and thought it was great! As they all are! A Gypsy from Cape Cod! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse July 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I think this was my favorite episode so far!

  • Reply Jaime schneider July 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Love your style! Im doing my best to make a junk gypsy living room! Can u tell me what type of paint colors you use? You make it look so easy! Its hard to have junk gypsy style!


  • Reply Sophia July 17, 2012 at 5:44 am

    first of all, I love your blog and your shop and the whole spirit and idea surrounding you.
    But it would be so great if you could arrange some kind of email contact for your international customers. If I wanna reach you from the middle of europe, I have to stay up super late and pay a fortune for the call.
    So this is my try to reach you and ask a question: Does the free spirit eagle belt include the buckle??

    Really hope you will answer me and maybe get a little email/online contact some time soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep on going. <3 <3 <3


  • Reply Rene' Foust July 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I love your show, I love your junk and I really love what you did for your Mom and Dad! I can’t wait to see you guys in the fall I will be checking off one of my bucket list items and making my way to Round Top. I can’t wait!!!!

  • Reply Sunni Rae Baird July 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    So… first of all I would just love to say how much i admire your work and your family! I am a raised up southern belle from new mexico ( southern at heart) on a small family farm that taught me many wisdoms of life. But nonethless here i am, about to start my senior year in college with a biology degree and no game plan! Yet y’all give me the hope that something will come up even if i just get to roadtrip the country junking! So I write all this to say that I appreciate y’alls determination, creativity, and homegrown honesty (that i can relate to)! Keep up the good work!
    P.S.- If y’all are looking for a new helper/secretary in about a year,,,, after graduation,,, I would be more than happy to apply! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply April July 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Hello just wanted to say I LOVE your show!! Record every episode, my daughter and I watch every one and I’m sad when it’s over…..I want more ! I have always loved old things made into new and y’all are the best!! Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next episode ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Stacey Phillips July 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Love you guys and love the show! I have followed you for a few years and have a few things I have purchased…I have been watching your show and just love it, love the cloths you all wear and the decorating you do! Can’t wait for next season. I live in Austin so we may just have to take a road trip one of these days to visit the shop! Thank for all you do!

  • Reply teri July 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love you guys!!!! Im a 38yr old medically retired deputy from Georgia living on a $449.00 per month check and Im trying to decorate my home from thrift store and yard sale finds and I love how you guys decorate, it’s so my style!!! Im a ecclectic, vintage,funky kinda gal so if ya’ll ever make it to georgia ya’ll can take over my house and have free regin!! Keep up the great work…..

  • Reply Michelle Weerts July 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    My husband and I have a place in Ledbetter (just down the road from you on 290). We live in North East Texas, but visit our place in Ledbetter quiet ofter. We came to Round Top just last week. I had HIGH hopes of visiting your store, but unfortunately, it wasnt open when I got there. I was so sad. ๐Ÿ™ We will be back down there soon. So, I will be trying again. We did eat at Royers, and I must say, AMAZING!!! When will your store be open?

  • Reply Cynthia A. August 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Us Big loving junk gypsies want tees and tanks up to 3 x. We want to have junk fun to. Love the show and Thank you for showing us a new way of looking at things and cool how you make lamps out of things we did not think of, now i see things in a new light. Your Ohio G. fan.

  • Reply Annette September 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I have a pink tolit if you need one to go with your sink

  • Reply Carolyn November 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Greetings from California! (yes, there are junk gypsy fans here, too) I just happened upon your HGTV show and have all of them (only four, so sad!) recorded and protected so that I can refer to them when I “need” to. I am hoping that there are more episodes to come. It is one of the most innovative programs on HGTV!

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