Now that the dust has settled and everyone’s had a chance to
kick some mud from their boots after the Fall Show at Texas Antiques Week (post coming soon)
it’s time to revisit some highlights!
Starting with the
JUNK GYPSY POTTERY BARN LAUNCH PARTY!
no visit would be complete without a Junk Gypsy recap.
Wow have things changed since that 1st meeting in 2011 when i shot the
most junk-tricked tent at Zapp Hall.
Glitter & grit going strong but this time it has spread globally.
What all you smart junkers knew all along came to fruition
for the rest of the world via a collaboration with a cute, little company you might
have heard of
Just like a gypsy with dirt under their nails, big Texas hair, boots, and paintbrushes
the girls have made it to the top.
If someone told me I’d be shooting an event that
included Pottery Barn, GAC, and Junk Gypsy
TEN no — FIVE years ago…I would’ve told you to the
paint fumes went to your head.
But just like a gypsy who never stops living life to the fullest
HERE WE ARE.
AND IT’S MORE CHIC THAN THE BIGGEST STAR YOU’VE MADE A WISH ON.
Speaking of stars….I got a little carried away with this baby.
Can you blame me?
What a statement piece!
GLITTER AND GRIT BABY!
So there it is.
In the flesh or rather in the 100% organic cotton and perfect pillows.
A merge of Junk Gypsy’s wondrous design goodness coupled with Pottery Barn’s super-amazing quality and vision.
Being that I have a son – i don’t own this collection but Pottery Barn is ALL my
son has ever known (going to have to blog about his new room soon!).
IF i did have a daughter let say ages ZERO-college you can bet i’d own every piece
I could hear baby angels singing when I saw how it all came together.
Chubby Cherubs laughing and dancing and singing. True story HALLELUJAH!
For people like myself (and believe me there are many)
bringing nostalgia and vintage-inspired artifacts and design together
is a dream come true.
A voice come to life for the adventurers, dreamers, and vintage loving spirits.
Beautiful linens tagged with words to live by….
“Follow your heart” indeed
Plushy fun pillows that could MAKE any girl’s bed or living room pretty much.
Even the lighting was awe inspiring. Golden and shining and begging for glitter to sparkle in.
A touch of glitter on some votives to sparkle things up…touches of junk gypsy in every detail.
Reppin’ GAC with these fun fun caricature bottles to make us smile.
LOOK AT THESE FACES.
Look at these beautiful, incredible spirits shining in their moment.
Let’s just reflect on this moment real quick.
Imagine you have visions of junk, i mean good junk but long forgotten artifacts
living in attics and garages (maybe some even in broken down shacks).
Imagine that you take this “junk” and you add such beauty to it with paint, nails, glitter, and love
and bring it back to life.
Now imagine that an world renowned International brand like Pottery Barn
takes notice and wants to work with your vision.
You can’t help but stop and pay homage to how amazing that is.
AND if you can do that my friend…you get the whole Junk Gypsy thing and you are forever blessed.
A gypsy blessing
Glitte and Grit BABY!
Just before things got started I got this snap.
Found the flag poetic and symbolic of these girls and their American made dreams!
Once the Amie & Jolie arrived it was alllll fun ahead no stops!
So glad I got a chance to get a shot of the Pottery Barn team Amie & Jolie
have been working with.
Jolie tells me there are so many gracious souls that have worked hard to bring it all together.
They rank pretty high on my list of good people for making this all a reality!
Lots of friends along the way to say hug and pose with!
Junk Gypsy extraordinaires Amy “Archie” and her beaux Brian.
Sweet friends you might recognize from the GAC episode
this summer— Jason & Lynsey Kramer of Yonder Way Farm and half of their sweet chicks
Texas boys and their boots!
Hard to believe these kids walk around being this cute all the time!
Thankfully the sun began to set on this hot and humid Texas night
and Amie & Jolie got to visit with some of their good friends from
their days on the fields or as I know them as,
FLEA MARKET ROYALTY
Every single one of these dudes were so kind and just all around awesome.
Forgive me for not getting everyone’s name
but the infamous Joe Pete is the guy on the right,
standing next to Mark Dooley (one of my favorite places – Excess Field),
Amie and Jolie of course
gentleman 2nd from the left is Hector the Collector who’s
booth you should never ever miss if you get the chance.
I only wish I would’ve gotten Michael and Cheryl Lehane of Zapp Hall
(aka heaven on earth) in this pic!
Cute cowboys standing around catching up on important current events
JUNK GYPSY multi-media!
Jolie & Amie were honored that they were there to support Junk Gypsy’s Launch!
Daddy gypsy Phillip having some fantastic Goode Co BBQ.
Menu was filled with some fine Texas culinary cuisine including
brisket, ribs, sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, ceviche, jalepeno bread…
Cute Texas girls kicking their boots up under the big Texas sky!
The band Mike & the Moonpies rocked our socks off.
Check out their tour schedule and go to one of their concerts if you get a chance.
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
This from a girl who has loved Dwight Yoakem and George Strait since
I was old enough to boot scoot- actually younger.
These two bravely kicked things off.
The ladies that make things happen…
Tracey, Jolie, Amy, Amie, & Ashlyn
Fun all the way from Louisiana with Hannah Hughes and Kaylee Patrick of Hannah & Kaylee.
Whole lot of soul in this frame—- Kylee Marie Scott photographer extraordinaire,
Madam Farmer Lynsey Kramer of Yonder Way Farm,
and Pie Queen Tara Royer of Royer’s Pie Haven.
Yes Jolie and Amie’s good friend Miranda Lambert and her fine singing self was there
and she looked AHHHHMAZING!
Perfect ending to a perfectly dreamy night under the stars.
Good things there are pics so i can convince myself that all really happened!