Monday, September 1, 2014

Bee's Knees TEES


**Enjoy your LABOR DAY...and make sure not to LABOR today, but take time to slow down and "smell the PINK roses"!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JG Co. BACK in the SADDLE for SEASON 2 on GAC!!!


WAY BACK YONDER....CUFFS were born, GyPsIeS collaborated...a DEAL was done! 

We are PLEASED as plum puddin'  the Junk Gypsy Company is back for a SeCoNd rOuNd with a NEW SEASON on Great American Country starting TOMORROW, JUNE 12, at 9/8cst! Be sure and look for Lipstick Gypsy LOOT while you WATCH!

JUMP over to the JUNK GYPSY COMPANY FB page NOW to WIN BIG!!! $$$$$$$$$ ;-)

#JunkGypsies #JunkGypsiesJUNE12 #junkgypsiesGrAmCo #watchandwin5000 #LipstickGypsy #FirstOriginalCuff #AcceptNoSubstitutions 

GIT yer LIPSTICK on, and GIT ya SOME!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

**Vintage to the Core**


Vintiques LLC hosted a BLOW OUT (1st TIME EVER) show on May 3rd, 2014 here in the rural countryside of Idaho! 


Jake and Skee Wood, the show's promoters and  curators, personally recruited Lipstick Gypsy for their 1st annual Antiques and Uniques Market/Vintage Trailer Show! 

Before Lipstick ;-)

The event was held at the VERY vintage Garrett Ranches rustic fruit packing shed. No longer used for that purpose, it made a PHENOMENAL vintage show venue!!!


The shoppers came in DROVES and waited in line with great anticipation for the shed doors to be opened at 9am sharp!

Our booth position was FRONT and CENTER and FIRST inside....this is a side shot of our space and what you would see as you entered the show!

After Lipstick ;-)

TA-DAAAAAAA!!!

Lipstick Gypsy up and ready to receive all of the OH-SO-FAB JUNKY JUNKERS!

What an AWESOME crowd and FANTASTIC customers we experienced on this day!





While we typically travel, this Idaho show right here in our own "backyard", proved to be a FANTASTIC reminder of what INCREDIBLE family, friends, and customers Lipstick Gypsy has been blessed with!

For another FEATURE presentation of the show....Vintage Trailers at their finest!

It doesn't get any better than TRAILERS and JUNK all in one spot!!!




Circle the.......CAMPERS!!!

Our ABSOLUTE favorite feature of the show was the display of vintage caravans from every year, make, and model! What a FUN gathering! Tin Gypsy was SO SWEET and HAPPY in this impressive line up!  All of the trailers were open for touring during the show. 



 Every vendor that participated worked hard and did a GREAT job with their display! 

BUT....

LIPSTICK GYPSY was HONORED to receive the BEST IN SHOW WIN for our booth space!!! WOOOHOOO!!!


Words CANNOT express how EXCITED and HONORED we were to have been invited to be part of the ground floor beginnings of such a CLASS ACT event!!!

THANK YOU Jake and Skee for not only 'knocking' yourselves out, but 'knocking' it out of the park in your endeavor!!! Getting to know the two of you has felt like 'old friends' who really care, support, and celebrate others success! 

THANK YOU to the Garrett Ranch Family, specifically for opening your doors and hearts to all of us that were involved with this very special event.....it would not have felt the same anywhere else!!! 

THANK YOU to all of the lovers, supporters, customers, followers, shoppers, story sharers, die hard JUNKERS of Lipstick Gypsy for allowing us to do what we are passionate about all the while making a living at it! :-) We LOVE you ONE, we LOVE you ALL!!!

Can't WAIT till NEXT YEAR....!

***In the MEANTIME we are INSANELY, cRaZiLY, FRANTICALLY preparing for.....FARM CHICKS!!!***

RUST, DUST, PAINT, and GLITTER....botched manicures, and SMEARED LIPSTICK!!! GYPSY CAMP cRaZy.....ALL in the name of GOOD JUNK!!!


Keep an EAGLE EYE on the LG Facebook Page for 'sneak peaks' throughout  the week!!! ;-)

I keep telling myself....'Keep Calm, and GIT YER LIPSTICK ON! ;-)

Are you EXCITED....WE ARE TOO!!!

xoxo

Friday, April 25, 2014

GRAND GIVEAWAY + Blog Hop + Vintage Caravan Style!

*Lipstick Gypsy's 'Tin Gypsy 1965'*

WELCOME...
to the world of Lipstick Gypsy! I am so happy you are visiting for a VERY special post- the Vintage Caravan BLOG HOP PARTY! To celebrate the soon-to-be released book-'Vintage Caravan Style' by Lisa Mora.
I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen to review this book, as well as, be a part of the blog hop! 

I am such a passionate vintage trailer enthusiast myself, this collaboration is the perfect fit for Lipstick Gypsy!


LISA MORA authored this brand new book, and is also, the creator and editor of 'Vintage Caravan Magazine' based in Australia.

VCM is the "world's first magazine" dedicated to vintage, classic. retro styled, custom caravans, vintage camper trailers, travel trailers, and ALL those who love them!


Chapter 1: The Joy of Vintage Caravans

Oh, the JOY.....PURE JOY!!!

Lisa and I are definitely kindred spirits, as we both share a deep LOVE and appreciation obsession for these awesome VINTAGE VESSELS!!! AND we both LOVE PINK!

Being the owner of FOUR of these TIN CAN CASTLES myself -I understand the undying affection for the trailer-ing lifestyle.

Lisa does a great job in this chapter covering the history and times when friends and family traveled the highways and byways in search of FUN and ADVENTURE together in these classic campers.

Chapter 2: Finding Your Dream Caravan

The HUNT is ON!!!

Looking for and dreaming about your personal playhouse is a lot of the FUN on your joyful journey to finding your very own camper.

I have rescued, restored, NAMED, and decorated, 2 1/2 of my 4 trailers. 
Lisa covers repairing and restoring these mini-homes-on-wheels to full on face lifts inside and out!
Be diligent, Be persistent....
YOU are on a MISSION! :-)


Chapter 3: Choosing a Theme

FUN! FUN! FUN!

My FAVORITE part of the process! 
I, myself, have so many themes I have to keep acquiring vintage trailers to indulge my imagination!!! My 1965 'Tin Gypsy' I often use for "business purposes" coordinating with the Lipstick Gypsy brand in color and theme, she is my SHOW PONY!

I participate in vintage street markets, antique fairs, private trunk shows, and special events with her all DOLLED UP! 

Choosing a theme is all about YOU, yourself, and yours-put you mark on it, and express yourself! GO BIG!


Chapter 4: Color Scheme

Again-you get to decide, and go CRAZY here. This is the time to unleash that inner WILD CHILD, and let your TRUE COLORS really shine through!!!


Chapter 5: Decorating Your Caravan

THEME-done! COLOR-got it! 
GLAMP IT UP!!! 

Lisa mentions to personalize these spaces by adding your own flair.

Now it's time to really feather your NEST, and add the personal touches that resonate with YOU! Think like you are decorating your DREAM HOME-only on a dollhouse scale! 

I get so carried away hunting and gathering for my trailers
 I end up having to edit, edit, edit (a real challenge for me!)


Chapter 6: Taking a Road Trip

Now that your trailer is all GUSSIED up....you want to shower her to the world!

We be trippin' -ROAD TRIPPIN' that is!

The open road, windows down, wind in my hair, dogs by my side, trailer on my HITCH! The GYPSY in my SOUL need to ROAM!

Lisa covers what to bring and what not to, as well as, important pointers on hitchin' up and making the most of your trip!


Chapter 7: The Onsite Caravan

If your caravan "CASA" is or will be immobile -the space may serve as guest quarters, studio, play house, OR you may just want to live in it permanently!

Lisa covers the stationary caravan nicely.

Each of my GLAMPERS offer a very different environment. So I am lucky to choose one based on mood! Being so cozy and homey, decorated to your very liking with special touches, it feels like an escape to spend time in it, even in your driveway!


Chapter 8: The Caravan Community

This is possibly the BEST part of the vintage trailer-ing lifestyle -the community it offers!

Like minded people that are as enthusiastic and passionate about the very same thing YOU are. I agree with Lisa here about the camaraderie that lies in exchanging stories, tips, and advice on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING vintage caravan/trailer!

This common shared interest creates relationships and friendships that may last a lifetime! 


Speaking of community....do visit the other blogs participating in this Blog Hop for more perspectives on this great book! -click here to see a full schedule of participating blogs!


**GRAND GIVEAWAY**

In celebration, Stitch Craft Create and Lisa Mora have offered a copy of the NOT YET RELEASED "Vintage Caravan Style" Book to a LUCKY Lipstick Gypsy FOLLOWER! We are SO excited about this we are adding a one-of-a-kind Vintage Necklace from the LG WANDERLUST Collection!!! :-) The giveaway is open to everyone. All entries are due by Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 11 pm MDT. A RANDOM winner will be picked and notified via e-mail on Monday, May 5th, 2014.

Enter below for up to 14 entries to WIN!!! 
(or you may pre-order a copy 'Vintage Trailer Style' here)


Blame it on my GYPSY SOUL....that's how I "ROLL"!
xoxo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ROBIN-Bird of a FEATHER




Being a 'ROBIN' myself, I have always had an affinity for anything that has FEATHERS and FLIES!
 

Birds are so inspirational to me, and very symbolic of FREEDOM for their need to MOVE, EXPLORE, and NEST.


All very important aspects of my life, as well.
Like a BOWERBIRD, in true form, my surroundings and nesting instincts are extremely STRONG!

I LOVE birds in their natural setting and everything FEATHERS!
FEATHERS, FEATHERS...I LOVE FEATHERS!

The textures, tones, and shapes of FEATHERS are so appealing-I am inclined to use them in some form in many of my designs-influencing my work in one way or another.

FEATHERS represent a sense of natural LUXURY-whether nestled among the soft billowy down of premium bedding, or a silky down coat,
Displaying feathers I have collected.....simple or exotic, in my home, reminds me of the beauty in nature and the deep LOVE I have of all things FLORA and FAUNA but always FEATHERS!
xoxo
Fly FREE

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Almost SHOW SEASON.....Already???

Hello, to all of you FABULOUS, PATIENT, AMAZING, LG Gypsy Junkies!

This winter has proved to be long and cold, and although we have been hibernating from the show season.....A LOT has been going on in the GYPSY Camp! 

And YES along with everything else...we are anticipating SPRING weather, and upcoming SHOWS! 

Details, details....it's ALL about the details!

Vintage Street Market Style!

AWESOME JUNK came out of the LG TRUNK!!!

Bits, bobs, and BLING....original designs from Lipstick Gypsy

Ready....SET....SELL! :-)


1965 'Tin Gypsy' caravan dressed up and ready to PARTY!

That's how I "ROLL"

Hope to see each and everyone of you out there on the ROAD during show season!

 2014 is going to be a FANTASTIC year for LIPSTICK GYPSY.....lots happenin'....lots to do...won't you "ROLL" along with us? 

xoxo
Lipstick Kisses, and Gypsy Wishes