Gypsyville by Junk Gypsy Co

This post is a guest blog my my best buddy, Ashe. You can follow her at her own blog, Dramatis Personae.

My classmate, Beth, has the rare luck and fortune to be living and working not too far from the warehouse of the Junk Gypsy Company. Junk Gypsy is the efforts of a family of Texan women (two daughters and their mother) with independent, where-the-road-takes-me spirits who love scouring flea markets and envisioning gypsy lives.

Gypsyville’s products are a mixture of gypsy, country, and rock n’ roll essences combined together to create one of a kind, eccentric fashion, art, and housewares for the junk gypsy shopper in us all. Favorite pieces of mine include the Rockstar Cowgirl Duvet cover made with gold taffeta and black flocked velvet. Paired with the right boudoir, it’s equal parts decadent and kitsch.

Gypsyville necklace

My favorite part of Gypsyville is the jewelry section, where you’ll find gorgeous pieces such as this gorgeous hodge podge necklace (shown with the Guadalupe double strand necklace and the Sugarbaby Cross necklace). This necklace is perfect with a beat up pair of jeans, cowboy boots, and the road to freedom.

You can shop all of their products here.

Mallory Whitfield

chief creator of awesome at Miss Malaprop
Mallory Whitfield created in 2006 as a place to share her favorite handmade & eco-friendly products, cool stuff and indie finds. Throughout her journey as a creative entrepreneur, Mallory has worn many hats, including blogger, upcycled clothing creator and jewelry artist, craft show vendor, SEO analyst, creative strategist, speaker, coach and teacher to other small business owners.

2 comments… add one

  • L.T.

    I really wish that people would realize that ‘gypsy’ is a huge ethnic slur against my people who have had to deal with the negativity associated with it. It’s not broom skirts and glitter and big jewelry. ‘Envision’ being put in a concentration camp. It happened to quite a few of my grand-relatives.

    • Mallory Whitfield

      I actually really agree with you. While this is a very old post, that a guest writer wrote for my site, and while I’m sure the company mentioned here in this post did not realize the negative connotations of the name they chose or the hurt it could cause to some, this term is one that is often overlooked and misunderstood, even by people who try to be conscious not to use derogatory terms for other groups.

      This is definitely an area that people need to be educated in – most people don’t even realize the negative implications. I wrote a research paper in college on women in Romani culture, and it gave me a better understanding of the discrimination that your people have and continue to endure. I apologize for any hurt this post might have caused, and thank you for speaking up. I’ll continue to try to raise this issue with people I know when the opportunity presents itself as well.

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