Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Wreath Sale!

Hey Y'all! I wanted to give you a heads up that I've marked down several of the wreaths in my shop, including all of these fall rope wreaths! I must make room for new Christmas inventory that's in the making! 

Prices have been marked down $5-$15 already, so no coupon code is needed! Get ready for Thanksgiving guest and pretty up your front door! 

Head over to my etsy shop and grab one now! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Yamboree Recap

I'm finally getting a chance to write a follow up to our Yamboree booth at the fair. Simply put, we had a blast! It was wonderful getting to meet and talk to everyone in person and we loved hearing "y'all have the best booth here!" Most folks couldn't believe it was our very first show and we heard "this looks like something the Junk Gypsies would do" several times! We were also told it looked like something out of a magazine! Gussie got lots of attention and loved showing off to all the visitors who carried on about her. 

Customers were able to mingle through our booth and shop like in a real store. We vowed not to have simply a table top display and there would be lots of levels and a welcoming feel to our set up. This was right before we opened Thursday morning - I'm on the left and Angea from Rooster Tails is on the right. 
We both had lots of stuff and intermingled all our goods. 
Each morning before we opened, we rearranged the set up. Saturday morning we had an Texas Aggies vs Texas Longhorns look. Maroon / red vs burnt orange and fall colors! I think the Aggies side won ;) 

For anyone that remembers the desk post and how Jeff wanted to keep it - well it came home with us! Haven't unloaded it out of the trailer yet, but we are working on a place to put it in the house. 
Friday, long time Instagram friend Jen @city2countrygirl drove up and we were able to meet for the first time in person! 

These two sweet chicks had fun hanging out while they shopped and we visited with Khloe's mom. 
They picked out a headband each and then had played with Vanessa (the headband model). 
We were in the process of closing for the evening and they helped us rearrange and fixed Vanessa's hair and used one headband to form a choker necklace! 
Then they helped model the peacock bouquet! Apparently real peacocks are on Khloe's Christmas list! 

This sweet girl was excited to pick out a dream catcher and had to step inside Gussie to look and I asked if I could take her picture. She was a sweetheart and posed for me! 
We had a Yam good time eating Angea's yam pie for breakfast! I had bought all the ingredients for pie, but ran out of time to get them made. 

Here's a few more of Angea's goodies - she had a lot of fabric pumpkins and they were a hit! 
We also made gift bags and baskets for the livestock sale, that were given as buyer thank you gifts. 
And then we were on the road again, headed home with dirty fingernails, tangled hair and a smile on our face! We had fun and in fact, we were invited to do a show next month! So stay tuned for our next adventures! We are working on more Christmas items and holiday decor to be added to my shop asap. 

I had several fall rope wreaths left after the show and these have all been listed in my shop. I've also got the first ever Gypsy Farm Girl T - Shirts available, along with several other new items. It's come a flood all weekend (10+ inches) so as soon as the weather clears up, I'll be doing another photoshoot with some more exciting items. 

We are so appreciative of everyone who shopped, stopped and visited, shared on Facebook or Instagram and encouraged us along the way! Saturday our booth got really busy and we couldn't personally speak to everyone as they came by and that's the only part that made me sad. 

We know it was a crazy week with everything happening with the Yamboree, so if you didn't get a chance to stop by, stay tuned for our next event! 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rope Your Dreams and our Yamboree Booth

To some it may seem like just another show or no big deal.

For me, it's more than just a show, it's tackling fear, in pursuit of a dream. 

For years I've dreamed about setting up a booth/flea market/craft fair and knew a camper would be a huge part of it. I've  been told for 10 + years I should have a Yamboree booth, yet it's never happened. 

I told myself a kazillion reasons why it might not work. What if it rains? The weather is picture perfect. What if I get sick? I've only been sick enough to go to doctor twice in over 15 years. What if someone close to me dies? What if I break my arm, leg, blah, blah, blah. What if my trailer falls apart on the way to set up? What if no one buys from me? Thank you all who shopped Handmade in Texas, USA today!  What if... Good gosh y'all, I worried about way too much stuff. 

Finally I decided to just GO FOR IT! If something did happen, we would just have to roll with it. So here we are set up, healthy, and safe. Dream BIG y'all and if there's something you've been wanting to do, go for it! ROPE YOUR DREAMS!

#GypsyFarmGirl #dreamBIG #GussietheGlamper 
This is me, along with Angea from Rooster Tails - together, we've got a lot of stuff and are having a blast meeting and visiting with all of you! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Farmer's Almanac Desk

It's just three days till we set out with Miss Gussie the glamper and set up at the fair! I'm getting excited and just a tad bit nervous! I've been working overtime getting everything ready and have just a few more things to mark off the to do list this week. Here's a picture of just a few things I've been working on this week. 

This desk, it makes me happy and I love how it turned out! 

There are pages from a 1953 Farmer's Almanac on the top and fronts of the desk drawers. 

Now let me tell ya a story about this desk! I found it at a moving sale last year and it's been in my shed ever since, waiting on its time to shine. It was dirty white and had floral paper lined drawers and knobs. I saw through that and knew it was real wood and well made and even had dove tail joints. It's sturdy and heavy, a classy desk, with some pretty lines. 
Jeff helped me unload it last year and move it out of the shed to work on it. It wasn't until he came along and saw me painting it, that he really saw it's value and this is the point where he said "you shouldn't sell it, I need that in my office." 

"Ummm, no, it's going in my booth next week."

I painted it ivory lace all over and stopped for the evening. At this point, I wasn't sure how I was going to finish her up. I thought about book pages, sheet music, graphics transfer... I went to a few garage sales and the clothes closet (second hand store) and looked for old books or music pages and didn't find anything I liked. I came home and got to rummaging around and found these almanacs in my file cabinet! That was it! But first, I had to make sure they didn't belong to Jeff. You DO NOT tear up one of his books! He admitted it was not his and I went to work on the desk. It makes him sad to see books torn apart for projects. One time I bought an old book at a garage sale for a project. When Jeff saw  it, he confiscated it and it went to his library. 

So now he says he hopes no one falls in love with it and it gets to come back home. Although, I hope y'all fall in love with her, just as much as we like it! There's all kinds of vintage advertising, helpful hints, zodiac signs, and articles all over the desk and let me tell you, the farmers almanac had some racy and perculier adds in it for 1953! I omitted some of the adds, since I didn't know where she would eventually call home. I know she would look fabulous in your farmhouse, rustic home office or can even be used as a dresser or vanity table. The previous owners were using it as a dresser in a girls bedroom. 

The desk will be available in our Yamboree booth, this Thursday through Saturday. Jeff pointed out that his birthday is this week, so if she gets to come back home, I guess she will be his birthday present! ;) 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Almost Time!

It's coming down to the wire - just one week till we load the trucks, trailer, and Miss Gussie and head off to the Yamboree! We (Angea and myself) are both busy little bees, creating items we think you might like. We've got everything from rustic country, farmhouse, French country, shabby chic, repurposed funky junk and boho gypsy chic style to lots of vintage lace decor and burlap wedding bouquets! 
We are talking back and forth and sharing on Instagram / Facebook about all the stuff we are working on and let me tell ya, I think our booth will be busting at the seams! 
Vintage doily and hankie pennant banners / garlands are in the works and a few more dream catchers. 
 Angea is creating a very french country pumpkin patch! She's got lots of fabric pumpkins, that you never have to worry about rotting or stinking! 

Together we will both have lots of decorative pillows 

and furniture. Lots of painting has been happening and these are a few pieces I've been working on. I've got one more desk that I hope to tackle tomorrow or Thursday and a few touch ups to do.  

Speaking of paint, I occasionally forget to wash my brushes, but how cute are these little turquoise brushy Santas ornaments? 
Angea has Christmas wreaths and I'm working on more rope wreaths for the holidays. 

It's a mess out by my camper! We've been out picking and unloading stuff near the camper and shed, all while trying to determine what to keep and what gets to go to town and  finalizing the props and get our displays built! I'm sure the traffic passing by wonders what the heck I'm up to! :) 

Fun times and lots of memories in the making! We are both so excited about setting up next week and sure hope that you can come see us at the fair. Stay tuned to Instagram or Facebook for more updates and see how we pull it all together!