This is Amie and Jolie. They are the one and only original JUNK GYPSIES. I met them at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX almost 10 years ago after being diagnosed with this.
I purchased this from them. My first JG t-shirt! I loved the idea of "well behaved women rarely make history." It became my mantra, and I wore this during the summer of "chemo and contemplation." As I recovered from subsequent surgeries (four more total,) I began to search my heart for direction. I began to write. I junked. I wrote and junked.
I listened to Miranda Lambert (a good friend of the Junk Gypsies.) I loved reading the JG blog. My First Monday Murder protagonist, Jimmie Rae, developed into a sassy, junk-obsessed, independent-minded proud Texas woman. And I bought more Junk Gypsy goods...like this
but still I began (and still begin) everyday with steaming dark roast coffee in one of these
This one is just too cute!
Drinkin' coffee from one of these always begins my day on the right note, but sometimes my southern sass just wins out and I have to wear this
But some days, I'm in a more somber, poetic kind of mood so I wear this. This is the back
and this is the front.
And a couple of times a year I get to see these AWESOME Junkin' GIRLS at their
JUNK GYPSY booth at
in Warrenton, TX.
This is even their super fun car,
During Antiques Week, I load this up
and hit the JUNKIN' TRAIL.
These girls kept me inspired as I wrote
Why even Jimmie Rae's BFF, Maxine Bea Huntington, has a JUNK GYPSY tote bag just for JUNKIN' trips! (See FMM page 26!)
I've taken this
to flea markets from Seattle to Dallas! I love it so much that I've sewn the strap back on a couple of times, but still I adore it!
Here's a few more of my fav
This is handy for the Farmer's Market.
Are y'all seein' a trend here?
Amie and Jolie are the JUNK GYPSIES and they
loves them so much they gave them
their own ROCKIN,' Decoratin' show!!
The first episode premieres SATURDAY, MAY 5
(also known across the
junkin' world as
"JUNK GypSY de MAYO"!)
at 6CST/7eastern and pacific.
Until then, I'll lay my head here
and dream this
If y'all don't know the JUNK GYPSIES, for Pete's sake, check them out this
SATURDAY NIGHT on HGTV!!
Peace, love, and Junk Gypsies Forever!