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Cinco De Mayo aka JUNK GYPSY de MAYO. . .

I do love celebrating Cinco De Mayo. . . I mean, I am from Texas ( we border Mexico) and its only right that I honor all things Mexican food!


this year I am REALLY REALLY excited because Cinco De Mayo is a BIG ol Day for my dear friends

The Junk Gypsies!!

Instead of going out to eat chips and queso and fajitas do me a favor and get TAKE OUT and get in front of your TV for


6 pm Central!!

I could not be MORE thrilled for these ladies…they have worked hard and continue to inspire and create AWESOMENESS!

Trust me . . . You will be inspired Junk Gypsy Style! Every Saturday for 13 weeks of pure Texas Creative BLISS!

So in honor of it being May, the month of



and in honor of the gals who know how to throw the best PROM EVER!

Here is a peek into their TENT during Antique Week. . . THE Junk O Rama PROM. . .

and The night we watched their Premiere SHOW under the TEXAS Stars!

Its a TON of pics so just sit down and get comfy. . . mmmmm ‘k.

To see more Click the image Below!



Thanks Ladies!!


Let the Countdown to the FALL SHOW begin:

157 days, 17 hours, 49 minutes, 40 seconds


But REALLLLYYYY Who is Counting??





May 3, 2012 - 11:56 am

lisa patterson - What beautiful Pictures Keely… sure was a MaGicAl NIGHT!!! Gypsy stylin’ in TEXAS!!!

May 2, 2012 - 4:24 am

amie sikes - keely!!!!!! thank you soooo much!!!!! wish you were here in texas this weekend to celebrate cinco de junk-o with us! thank you a million times over for always lovin us. . . inspite of our junkiness! and thank you for continuing to document this wild ride. . . here’s to a million more miles of junk. xoxoxo, amie

Friday Finds. . .

Most Friday mornings I wake up early, put on mascara ( cause a girl, well THIS girl doesn’t leave the house without that) and grab some coffee then rush out the door. I try to get there right on time so I can scope it out and be prepared for the people that elbow and bully their way to the entrance.

And when the dealer says it’s time. . . It’s Time.

I love a good Estate Sale.

Sometimes I find things sometimes I don’t, but that’s not the point.

For me it’s the hunt. . . it is the “What could I do with this” or ” Well isn’t that interesting?” or “Why on earth did someone own this” and my favorite “Why is there so much JUNK in this house?” thoughts that go through my head.

In a way it’s cathartic. Until I feel like I am walking through an episode of hoarders and it is a mission to get through every room in one breath. Not really. But close.

Anyways. So Today I decide to introduce. . .


You had to work for Today’s sale. Seriously. This picture might not really show you but it was a hike. There was a sweet little girl selling water at the top of the hill cause it was well. . . a hike. A gradual , steady incline, but trust me a hike.

Did I mention a hike??

The house was FULL of Finds!

They must have worked for Crabtree and Evelyn cause there were candles and soaps and tins and boxes and baskets FULL of products. Not just a collector I am thinking they had to have worked there. ( at least I hope they did) a whole room FULL!

They had a room full of Christmas, a room full of Toys, a room full of Baskets. . . But maybe a favorite of mine was the hat collection.

How great is this Stetson Box!

The cutest girl at the sale bought the CUTEST fedora looking hat. I thought about telling her it didn’t look good on her, but it did. So she won.

Sooooo. . .

My Friday Finds:

1. This beat up “gold but I plan on painting it maybe a turquoise or a gloss white” frame.

I like the shape and the texture and excited to see if / how I fix it up.

2. 1950 Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette

I am a weeeeeee bit okay big time in love with invitations, paper products, parties, weddings, events, handwritten notes and well . . .


But not in the snobby way. I just love the history behind it and how it changes.

Sidenote: Speaking of Change

Here’s what the Post Family has done. Talk about a new way of learning Etiquette! ( if you ever find yourself in need of it)

Etiquette + Encyclopedia = Etipedia®

ANYWAYS. I am not an Etiquette Snob, but I will admit that when a beautiful invitation shows up at our house I am holding it up to the light to see the watermark of who designed it. And the way to my heart is a good set of stationary.


So when I saw this book I knew it was a must have. I have a couple other editions of it but not the 1950’s one.

And with the premier of Mad Men earlier this week it was the least I could do to celebrate ( 50’s / 60’s)

But I thought I’d share some wisdom from the Queen of Social Situations.

I love the quote with this picture. . .

The Modern Man and Girl.  . .

The One thing that hostesses tend to forget is that 5 out of 6 people long for a drink of water in the afternoon more than anything else. . .

I am thinking I might host a Singing Circle and throw in a Welsh Rabbit while I am at it. . .

Because One never knows when you might be . . .

Just a hunch. . . but I don’t think she is talking about the iphone here.

Whatever you do. . .

Don’t Jiggle the Telephone Plunger.

( totally using that line this weekend).

Chapter 44

Not much has changed with you Chapter 44.

The Art of Letter Writing

Rules are Rules

Dear Hampton Inn,

You know I loved staying with you – I always do!

Please forgive me for not taking your stationary in bulk. I realize it was not honorable of me.

Well, my email has dinged a couple times now! So good-by, dearest, for today.


Pay attention when she writes in All Caps.

Who knew there was a correct way to eat Bacon.

mmmm Bacon is best when it scatters.

I am pretty sure that whole

Jim, Pauline, Basil, Newling, to Ollie scenario made me

TOTALLY Refuse that Dance.

And look a little

Downton Abbey Shout Out!!


Even her signature has



Ahhh Friday Finds.

A little frame project + A little reading for a total of = $15

Happy Friday fellow Finders.



April 1, 2012 - 10:01 am

keelymariescott - Annalee!! YES! I will come find you at Zapp! I get to town Wednesday. Whoohoooo!

March 30, 2012 - 3:32 pm

annalee - I’m hoping my next week finds include seeing you in warrenton! yay.

great finds… i’m getting giddy about hitting the dirt road out of houston tonight!

From the Andes to the Amazon. . .

A 7 hour Drive. . .

12,000 ft to Sea Level. . .

24 hours in the Amazon. . .

So So thankful for THESE FRIENDS and their hearts!

Join us in Sponsoring a Child!

December 5, 2011 - 7:03 am

Suzanne - Keely,
Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos. I’m so thankful God has given you a heart for sharing the word- and that you can tell us what life is like in other parts of the world based on your photographs!
We homeschool and had recently studied the Amazon- so these pictures were perfect to show my daughter!
Keep up the great work!


November 14, 2011 - 8:55 pm

annalee - yep, somehow you’ve done it again- somehow managed to capture beauty and reality in single shots that seem to jump off the computer screen into hearts. thank you! we are so excited to now be sponsoring our first compassion child and c check the mailbox with great anticipation!

November 14, 2011 - 8:54 pm

annalee - yep, you’ve done it again- somehow managed to capture beauty and reality into single shots that jump off the computer screen. thank you! we are so excited to now be sponsoring our first compassion child and eagerly checking the mail with anticipation.

November 14, 2011 - 9:25 am

Dustin Hardage - AMAZING JOB! I am so thankful for your involvement with Compassion and how you use your gift to tell the story of poverty. Thanks for your commitment to Him…and to the thousands of kids you have helped because of your wonderful photography and caring spirit. You are a blessing to so many.

November 13, 2011 - 8:03 am

laure - Thank you for your faithfulness on this trip.

My husband and I sponsor 4 Ecuadorian children and were profoundly blessed by how exquisitely you revealed Christ through the land and people He created.

Thank you for glorifying Him.

November 12, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Terri S - Thank you for sharing the beauty of God, his creation and his wonderful children. All of your blogs are blessing my heart, and I am sharing thm with my children in hope of changing their hearts and knowing how thy might help in this great world of our Lord.

November 12, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Andi - Thanks for the great photos! We are missionaries in Ecuador and live about 2 hours further south from where I think you were (it looked like maybe you stayed at Casa del Suizo??). We are amateur photographers and while I love to read the other bloggers stories, I really LOVE to see photos! Thanks for taking the time to come here and document what Compassion does. We work with Compassion as missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. It’s a truly awesome organization! Thanks for sharing that with everyone!

November 12, 2011 - 11:55 am

Joy - Your gift of speaking through photos is ministering to me. Thank you!!!

November 12, 2011 - 11:54 am

Joy - Your gift of speaking through pictures is ministerting to me. Thank you!!!

November 12, 2011 - 11:03 am

Yayirus Danladi Maigari - The first time i came in contact i knew COMPASSION is a blessing to the lives of many children. KEELY thanks so much for the good works and i’m hoping that COMPASSIONATE will grow from strength to strength in Jesus Name.

November 12, 2011 - 7:25 am

Jenn - Thank you for bringing us with you, Keely! Beautiful photos featured in so many posts. Thank you for blessing us and those children, families, Compassion staff! I’m sure you’ve been blessed too!

November 12, 2011 - 7:04 am

Lisa-Jo@thegypsymama - Just amazing photos, Keely! What a trip. So incredible to follow along with you guys! Safe travels home.

Ecuador’s littles. . .

Join me in sponsoring one of these littles. . .

November 17, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Anna - Oh these pictures! How I love the children of Ecuador. Our church has been doing missions work in Quito for 12 years. Our family was blessed to be able to adopt a little girl from Ecuador last summer. (adoption from Ecuador is no small feat!) I cant wait for our next trip. This Compassion trip has been honey to my heart and soul. thank you for taking us on the trip with you.

November 12, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Teena - Keely, I have watched several blogger trips now… and your work is beautiful.. it captures our hearts.

Thank you for always showing us a glimpse of the world…

Praying for all of you~

November 11, 2011 - 11:52 pm

Taylor - Ms. Keely,

First of all, your name is beautiful. :-)

*Thank you* for spending your life by capturing and sharing your photography of this precious–and beyond–children. They are captivating, and inspiring. Truly, thank you.

Christ’s limitless mercy to you,

On the Equator. . .

We spent the day at 0* 0* 0* also known as a day spent on the Equator!

The highlands of Ecuador ( in the Andes Mountains) are one of my favorite places and I think you will see why. . .


We have started something new this trip that I think is so amazing. . .

You can actually sponsor a child from the Center we were at today by clicking HERE! There were so many beautiful kiddos at EC-478!

Be sure to follow the other bloggers their stories are so good I read them twice!

We are off to a Center in Quito today. . .


Will You JOIN us!

November 10, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Yvonne - Amazing photo of the very blue sky with so many white clouds…love the photos of all the kids too, just precious! Can’t wait to go on one of these trips one day!

November 9, 2011 - 9:18 pm

suzanne - As always, your photos take my breath away. And I will search every single one from Ecuador for my sweet child, Ariel. Not sure if you will make it to the coastal region on this trip, but if so, and you go to El Momento de Dios Student Center near Guayaquil, please find Ariel and hug him tightly for me. Praying for you all!! xo, Suzanne (Tampa)

And We Are Off. . .

The Compassion Bloggers are off again. . .

We are at the Miami airport getting ready to board for Ecuador!

I am so excited to travel with these ladies. . .like SO SO SO excited!
Follow along. . . I know I can’t wait to share!




November 8, 2011 - 9:40 pm

alice - We sponsor 2 children and 1 LDP student in Ecuador. I’ll be following your journey.

November 8, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Sarah - Praying for you and the other Compassion peeps!

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