Sunday, July 23, 2017
Small Town Big Dreams

Junk Gypsies: Small Town. Big Dreams.

Junk Gypsies: Small Town. Big Dreams. Janie Sikes taught her daughters, Amie and Jolie, that population signs just designate city limits; they don’t dictate the...
Antiques Venues at Round Top Texas Antiques Show

Ten Round Top Antiques Show Venues

As surely as the swallows make their way to Capistrano, treasure seekers make their way to Round Top twice each year for the famed...

The Fine Art of Texas Made

A chunk of mesquite that refused to burn ignited Gerald Tobola’s creative fire. It became his first lamp base, setting his hands to making...
Taylor Jacob Professional Barrel Racer Round Top-Carmine Texas

Taylor Jacob: The Rush of It All

Perspectives change when people see their hometowns in their rearview mirrors.“When I was growing up in Carmine, I thought it was just okay because...
Anna Spencer Morse, Grace Photography photo James Dick Larry Birkelbach Round Top Festival Institute

Round Top Festival Institute: The Magnificence

Once upon a time in the 1970s, James Dick, a world-class pianist, asked, “Why dream the ordinary?” He envisioned an international center for music...
Anna Spencer Morse Photography

The Secret to Marriage According to Jeep

The Secret of Marriage According to Jeep MenkingWhen he opened the door for me, Mr. Jeep was standing in his sock feet. The freshly...
Original Round Top Swing Company porch swing

Original Round Top Swing Company

Just a Swingin' in Round Top with Original Round Top Swing CompanyIn this edition of Talking Shop, we’re  chatting with Ellen Hart, founder of...
Junk Gypsy World Headquarters Suburban

Shooting the Breeze with Gypsy Mama Janie Sikes

Janie Sikes Co-owner Junk Gypsy World Headquarters DOB: Jan. 7, 1947 HOMETOWN: Overton, Texas EDUCATION: East Texas State University One Sunday evening, while doing accounting or some other number...
Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line for Lane Boots

Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line

Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line Amie Sikes said that she'd always wanted to design boots so the dream has come true.Yesterday Amie and Jolie Sikes,...
Neltje at Leftovers

Neltje Living Life Outside the Lines

Neltje, daughter of publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday, escaped from the gilded prison of New York City’s high society to a sprawling Wyoming ranch where...