“you do know we’re junkers, right?”

April 20, 2011

hello old friends…yes, it’s been awhile. and for that, i have no excuses except to say that our current project is, to say the least, consuming us.

so this is how it all started. this is how the project began…

with a text…and a picture… and a phone call…

on mothers day, may 2010.

the texts were from bev and miranda lambert. the picture, from miranda. and the phone calls…well, i don’t even remember now…

mom, amie & i were on the road weaving our way through the hill country…in and out of signal. bev lambert was excitedly calling and texting all of our phones…and finally, one of her calls came through. miranda had gotten engaged the day before.

and when miranda asked us to help with the wedding reception, we promptly responded: “you do know we’re junkers, right?!”. only miranda would ask a group of junkers to deck out her WEDDDDDDING. one of the biggest events in her life. only miranda would ask people that have never, ever, everrrrrrr been wedding planners, wedding coordinators, or wedding decorators to deck out HER wedding. hell, i haven’t ever even watched an episode of bridezillas, say yes to the dress, or my redneck wedding! (but, i did see my big, fat, greek wedding…does that count?!).

so here we are, almost a year later, the BiG DaY is less than a month away. and our sanity walked out the back door weeks ago. we’re completely gypsy-fyin’ the reception (aka southern RoCKStAR glamour & grit party central) at the venue. and in true small-town, country-girl, anti-diva, miranda form, she’s left it completely in our hands. no opinions on color palettes, theme, or layout. she just keeps saying “do what y’all do, i trust y’all”…. and i think in a perfect world this should probably relax us…… right?

complete control. all decisions. no direction. “do what you do.” where’s my wine?

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  • Reply Megan Cooper April 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    PLEASE!! post plenty pics afterwards! i know ya’ll are going to do an amazing job 🙂

  • Reply Nancy April 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    If you need volunteer help – hey I’m available!!! LOL Have camera will travel…sweep floors, whatever…can’t wait to see pics of the event!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage April 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    What you do is take a deep breath… slip on a glass of something good that will relax you and…call on your friends to help you. It will turn out just beautiful that much I do know, JG Style, wouldn’t be anything less than that!

  • Reply Kassy April 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    It’s a marriage of two of my favorite things- Miranda Lambert and Junk Gypsy style. Oh, wait, and a marriage of Miranda and Blake, too.

  • Reply Tracy Bradley April 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve been a faithful JG follower since your first month at Canton years ago.. I have the same blind faith in you three ladies that Miranda does!! Y’all will do it up right for sure!!! I’ve loved watching JG change and grow.. This is just another amazing project in your glorious path!! Enjoy this blessing!!!!

  • Reply Beth April 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    That is amazing. Will you help with my wedding?! Just kidding, but really… I hope you post pics afterwards!

  • Reply Candace Gray April 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    What a huge compliment!!!! It’s do it big or go home ….. right??!! Well congrats to the amazing beautiful and talented Miranda and to you “junkers” too 😉 Have a good enough time for all of us who would LOVE to be on that guest list!! I guess I’ll just have to make due with seeing her in concert next Friday in good ole’ Lubbock, TX.
    God Bless!!

  • Reply Rene' Foust April 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    oh my!!!!! How exciting…something wonderful to look forward to. I love all three, Miranda, Blake and Junk Gypsies!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you guys do and I am sure that it will be over the top amazing!!! We are planning my daughter’s wedding and the wedding will take place in Las Vegas and the theme is Day of the Dead meets Elvis in Vegas. So exciting!

  • Reply DeAnna April 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I’m sure ya’ll will do an AMAZING job!!! If ya’ll need any Oklahoma input I’m all yours! 🙂 My wedding was… well I dont know how to explain it we had turkey fans instead of bows on the isles, hay bales instead of chairs, doves instead of candles (and yes I got pooped on by a dove in my wedding dress) and deer corn instead of rice. (we got married in the woods) It was simple, beautiful and not as redneck as it sounds lol. All the guests loved it!!! for boutiners we used shotgun shells & Daisy’s & wheatgrass! Have a bunch of other ideas too if you need any! 🙂 Can’t wait to see pics!

  • Reply Brandy April 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    You girls are so talented, I know it is going to be AMAZING! You girls have a way of making everything you touch so AWESOME!

    If you need a hand I too am willing to scrub the floors! Cypress is not too far away.

    God bless you girls!

  • Reply Melissa Wilson April 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I have loved ya’lls style from my first JunkGypsy crown charm YEARS ago when you first started! The thing is – that room will be junkified with LOVE and friendship so it’ll be a sure fire hit!
    Take a deep breath and recite this line from my beloved Mema, “If HE brought you to it, HE will bring you through it.” And also, a flask doesn’t hurt! 😉

  • Reply Kelly Christine Musgraves April 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Hey ladies! I can’t wait to see what you guys have come up with. I’ll be there to photograph it ALL! Wooohoooooo! Good luck.


  • Reply gwen April 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    this is so awesome!!! i am super excited for y’all and can’t wait to see some pics from the wedding!!!
    Way to go junkers!!!!! ;o)

  • Reply rmarie3 April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Love you guys, and love Miranda! Best of both worlds. It is going to be beautiful! Wish you guys could Gypsify my ranch wedding in September! I often think when planning decor, what would junk gypsy do? 🙂

  • Reply Mindy April 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Y’all are the trend setters! Weddings will never be the same once these pics hit the airwaves. Congrats on the friendship and the “do what you do” gig! Yes. I wanna see pictures. Maybe I’ll hire y’all for my gig…one day…he he he ~Mindy

  • Reply April April 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    it’s going to be amazing just like every single thing you do. I guess you could say ya’ll are the Midas girls of the Junk world! Everything you touch turns to gold!

  • Reply Cathy Guess April 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    All I can say is WOW ya’ll are so darn LUCKY!! We being the GGJ love them and their music…..in fact, we were going to add “wedding decorating svc” to our business but then thought when would we EVER have time to do that!!! Ya’ll being the Queens of this business can relate I am sure…I have NO DOUBT it will be “Funky, Fun, Chic, and Gypsyfied awesome! Now….if you girls do get in a bind and need a couple of helping hands, we could for sure be there with “bells ons”! Wink……Cathy aka GGJ

  • Reply vintagesusie April 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    OMG….so funny, so exciting, so scary, so blessed, so cool, just toooo much sooooooo!!!! lol
    I can’t wait to see what this once in a lifetime event will look like, all I know for a fact is…it is gonna ROCK!
    I’m soooooo proud of my gypsy’s!
    Hugs with Rubarb…

  • Reply Leslie Ryan April 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I can’t WAIT to see what y’all come up, I don’t blame Ran at all, I would do the same thing & leave it all up to y’all cause y’all girls are awesome!!! Love me some Junk Gypsies!! <3

  • Reply Deena April 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Relax… have fun… and I’ll have a glass of wine for you.

  • Reply Rhonda Roo April 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    don’t forget the cornbread. 🙂 y’all will rock it !

  • Reply April Coker April 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Would love to see what you gals come up with. I’m sure it will add just the right amount of magic to an already magical wedding for “my baby” Miranda and her SO lucky husband-to-be! Please tell her congratulations from Mrs. Coker! <3<3<3

  • Reply Beth April 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Please post pics !!!!!! I am so excited that they are getting married and you are doing the reception. Do u need a slave to help? Lol. I would do whatever you wanted! 😉

  • Reply SammiSue May 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Oh I so can’t wait to see this!!! Where were you gals when I was getting married last year. So can’t wait to see how East Texas Girls turn this out!

  • Reply sheila May 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I’ love ur show,my favorite is the barn door head board an the craft room,as u 2 were going thur her stuff finding spots holly cow that girls gota a lot of crafts but love the room i can watch it over an over u 2 come up with great ideas,I can see why ur junk gypsy.My girlfriend an i will see ur store coming this august we are so excited! thanks for all ur ideas an entertainment. Sheila

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