Saturday, September 25, 2010

feeling the junky love!!!

Excuse my french ladies but,
'Helllll Yeahhhhh"!
Zapp Hall, Hall of the Kings & Queens of JUNK!
I made it. I drove half way across the country to be here & can I just say, it truly is a

Y'all probably already know where I made a bee line too...The Junk Gypsy's of course!!!
Look at the cooooolest car in the history of cars!

This is the entrance to the hottest ticket at the show, at least it was for me.

And although I had my handy dandy, old as dirt, flea market cart...
I LOVED these vintage shopping baskets. Look at that rack, again the coooolest!

Walking in you are captivated by Hollywood icon, Walter Matthau. He was kinda like the Mona Lisa, his eyes followed you everywhere. {he may have been some kind of high tech security system, I'm just never know}

Now I was tired & I was hot. Did I say I was HOT?
But this bed looked mighty inviting & if I wasn't covered from head to toe in sweat, I would have loved to jump in it & just lay there to soak all this Junkified Goodness in.
{there was also a huge ceiling fan above it, moving air yesterday was a GOOD THING}

I do believe after making my holy trek to Junkland I should be considered an honorary 'COWGIRL', what do ya think??

Turquoise, Aqua...I just love anything in those shades of blue.

So, after viewing the entire booth at least 3 times, I needed to get down to business & SHOP!!!

Oh, wait...another awesome bed beckoning me to come take a load off.

I had to get a couple of these, my tank says 'Let's Get Back to the Basics of LOVE' & I now am an official member of the 'Junk Gypsy Road Crew' cuz that's what my hat & my bumper sticker says!!!

After spending WAY TO MUCH TIME in their booth, I was thinkin...these girls probably think I'm a stalker! Well, I guess I kinda am.
I walked over to the counter & said to Miss Jolie, "Hey girl, I'm Susie & I just drove all the way from Cali to see y'all". She then says, hold on to your hats..I couldn't believe it, "This is vintagesusie! She was the one trying to decide whether to drive or fly here, you drove! We posted your blog on our Facebook to let everybody weigh in...let me take a picture of you to put on Facebook!" So stunned & honored & sweating, I smiled as she took a couple of pictures of me. Then out comes my camera, to get a picture of her with George Burns telling a joke in the background. This sweet gal with her comes twice a year, for 12 years, from Georgia to help them with their sale. Jolie says "yeah, it's cuz we pay her so much." I say, "you could just pay me in t-shirts...'I Work For Tee's', Jolie thought that was pretty funny. ;)

She says, "You've got to meet Mama & Amie, this is vintagesusie...she's the one who was trying to decide if she should drive or fly from Cali!" Hugs all around, I told them they didn't have to hug me cuz I was so sweaty...but they did anyway.
They were worth the drive to Texas themselves!
Mama Gypsy thought I was getting over heated & I should go get a nice cold glass of ice tea & cool down a little. I told them I'd be back & I did exactly what Mama Gypsy told me to do. You know, since I don't have a Mama, I adored that Mama Gypsy took care of me. I wonder... if I hang around enough, do you think they might adopt me? My luck, they'll just call the State Trooper, LOL.
NEVER, They are FABULOUS & I truly do LOVEEEE them!
Back for more Junky Love today!!!
Oh & by the by...I did get some REALLY COOL JUNK already! Load me up my Texas pals!
PS: I lost my cell phone, so I'm off to find another...silly me!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you made it and worth the trip it looks like. I think you will be happy you drove! Yippee sweat and all. hey it IS TEXAS!!

Debby said...

You brave girl. So glad you made and have had so much fun. I can't wait to see what you bought. SO cute how they already knew you. Just think all the cool things you did on the way.
Now will you take another route on the way home and do some other really cool things.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh now see.....that is the bestest story ever. Famous and infamous and all cuz you're a such a sweetie and those saavy Texas chickies knew it. i did see the item on facebook and was thinking ya'll were in cohoots and now it turns out you were swept off your feet by them and that's even cutier. I am loving your adventure. more. more. more please? The Olde Bagg

TinyMatchboxStudio said...

I feel like I'm right there with ya! I can't wipe this silly grin off my face cuz I know how cool it all is and I am super excited for you to be there....lookin' forward to hearing more!!!

Lisa said...

Susie, so glad you are having such a great time! I wasn't able to make it this fall, so go have enough fun for the both of us at the Blog Party on Sunday. Maybe you'll love it so much you have to come back again and we can actually meet. Go by Grace's at the Y to Carmine, across from County Line and say "Hi" to my junkin' partner Andrea. Have a great JUNKIN' TIME!
Lisa @ pix Up Stix.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Glad you are having so much fun! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos.:)

Linda said...

You just sound like you are having SO MUCH FUN!!

Alice said...

So you're famous in the blogging world! I'm glad you are having so much fun and wish I was there with you (though without all the heat).

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Two Wild Roses Antiques said...

Wow!!! I wish i was there!! Bring me back a TShirt or a sticker!!Have Fun!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Crap!!! You made it there before ME!!!! Loved your post and all the exciting info. If I could not be there first, I am glad it was sparkle twin...I come in mid-next week and you can be sure, I will be visiting the Gypsy girls too. I am a Gypsy virgin so you know I am uber excited! xo ~ Joy

Cathy said...

I am kinda a new blog follower of yours, but am a Texas girl who with another Texas girl has a business .....Girls Gone Junkin in Canton Tx. I have loved following your "Road Trip" to the grand junkin world of Warrenton and Round Top!!!! We love it there, and like you think the Junk Gypsys have some great stuff!!! Look forward to folling you on the rest of your trip!! Cathy aka GGJ

Lynn Richards said...

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The JUNK GYPSIES KNOW YOU?????
I just knew I knew you were famous. Wahooooo for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bet it made the Texas Ranger-police man debacle worth it!! ( i would have thought he was a fake and would take me somewhere and murder me if i had to sit in the car....)
Have a blast for us!!

mermaiden said...

That is just ALL SORTS of awesome!!!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

ARen't ya glad you started blogging? Look what has come of it!! What a fun trip! Great posts!

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Texas Trash said...

you are in trouble cause you never made it to my booth....oh well maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

i've been to round top/warrenton show several times, we drove from fla., once right after a hurricane...we love those girls, get lots of inspiration from that show and the JG"S..we even met rachel ashwell a few years ago..we love love love zapp hall and gypsyville!!