This is me and the original Junk Gypsy, Amy. She buys some of my more girlie stuff at Warrenton, like a pink velvet, button and tuck headboard to use as a couch backrest. Amy has been featured in Country Living more times than I can keep up with. Country Living loves the Warrenton, Texas show and loves to put pictures and stories in the magazine about it. Amy is a very sweet gal and everyone just loves her and her show setup. She vends her gypsy stuff in front of Zapp Hall under a great big white circus tent filled with everything catering to the Texas gypsy-spirited woman including T-shirts, tattoo leggings, hats, jewelry, prom dresses, canvas gypsy bags, vintage pearl snap western shirts, and all things fun. She really does represent the gypsy-spirit in all of us flea market, antique hunting, junque searching souls caught up in this antique/junque world. I wanted to mention that there was a film crew (as usual) down at the show, filming her and her technique for finding and selling junk (really good fun stuff actually). She will be featured in a television documentary showing what she does. It is the same production that does Ice Road Truckers so watch for it. By the way, she always has on the killer of all prom dresses every show.
Can you spot Amy amid all of the Elvises? You can barely see her peeking out. They jumped out of a white limo and stormed the dirt dance floor. What a big surprise for the Prom.
This is the all-girl group that the Junk Gypsies had playing the night of the Prom. They were fantastic. Reminded me of the Dixie Chicks. They were excellent. I didn't get their name though. They were playing a mandolin, fiddle, and guitars.
Me and my shiny shirt friend Mike. That is definitely a shirt for the Texas Prom. Can you tell we both needed the table to stabilize us? Did I mention that it is permissible to walk and drink all day long in the town of Warrenton. Of course, I am not saying that is what we did. But at the end of a long day and on prom nite...it's okay. You see beer at 10:00 in the morning being transported in the hands of serious south Texas women and men shoppers alike. That's Texas for ya. Need I say that everyone has a good time at Warrenton? It is a free spirit, shop and have fun event.
Well I wasn't sure if I wanted to put this picture in as the Prom or Hat category. He looks sort of like his own double date if you know what I mean. I wouldn't want to make him cross, get it? He reminds me of grandpa met Sally met pink panther! It takes all kinds.
Janis Joplin met Robin Hood met Day of the Dead! It's a fun time for all personalities.
Can you tell these gals came to PARTY? There are always at least two sets of friends that all come dressed alike. These gals and the gals in the red prom dresses. It really is a big thing this prom and I captured only a small percentage of the prom goers! Hundreds show up for the prom.
I wish you could have seen her beautiful black umbrella. She was dressed all vintage and beautiful. My friend Cathy and her friend. He is kinda ZZ Topish isn't he?
One of five Elvis's that showed up and the gals he delighted with their picture.
The prom is for funky attire including hats. I don't know the origin of this little hat, but she sure had fun wearing it.
Texas Glamour Girls
Hey, I'll get my big Texas hat and you get dye your hair pink and let's go to Prom!
Let's go to Prom in pink. These four girls were having a good time!
I didn't have on a prom dress, but I did have on my Magnolia Pearl attire. You can't see all of me, but if you could you would see $350 walking! You only live once and attend as many Junk O Rama proms as possible. (I'm the one on the left) in case you don't know me.
I think that urn was full of Everclear. See how they are grinning?
Who knew there were that many red prom dresses in Texas! Gun and holster too! Only in Texas do you wear your prom dress and tote your pistol.