What is High Falootin’ Junk?
Well, I suppose it is more than a just a store and a design style. It is a lifestyle. It is enjoying older things that have good bones, but need a little makeover. It’s finding really good junk from years gone by and giving it a new life. It’s discovering cool vintage toys from a time when kids played Cowboys and Indians, not computers. It’s wearing your favorite broken in jeans with cowboy boots and crazy, funky jewelry.
Our design style is very eclectic, but can be described as Gypsy Cowgirl, Rustic Chic, French Market, Industrial Farm, Western Luxe, Vintage Cowboy, Modern Shabby Chic and Urban Farmhouse just to name a few.
Our products include painted furniture, antiques and vintiques, as well as new decor items. We procure cool junk from days gone by and give it a new life. We also have a well edited selection of jewelry, accessories and apparel fit for any gypsy cowgirl.
About the Name High Falootin’ Junk
I’ve been called High Falutin’ more than a couple times in my life. My family used to joke that I was switched at birth and really belonged to a millionaire. My grandfather used to call all of the “fancy” things that I liked High Falutin’ Junk, so it seemed very appropriate to name my business that. I wanted to change the spelling to reflect the broad spectrum of goods that the store provides, which is fashion, furniture and funky gifts both new and vintage…The whole LOOT of goods!
I’m a gypsy at heart. I’m always looking for the next big adventure. My favorite things are authentic honky tonks, beat up cowboy boots and funky western decor for the homestead. I love Texas Country & Americana music of the independent sort.
I’m sort of a walking contradiction because I can drink beer and two-step one night and enjoy listening to Jazz at the Wine Room the next night. I was raised on a farm in Central Florida, but I graduated from the prestigious Rollins College in Winter Park, so I guess that helps to explain my split personality.
I am a very visual person. I love design and I always have multiple projects going on at one time. I can’t sit still for a second without coming up with an idea that I have to pursue. I believe this is the result of my parents allowing me to follow my wanderlust as a child.
I grew up with a very entrepreneurial family where any dream was a possibility. My father owned a motorcycle dealership and my mother owns a ladies clothing boutique that she opened in 1989. I was my fathers best salesperson by the age of 5 because no one could say no to me. At the age of nine, I created my first window display in a department store that my father rented every year for Bike Week. When I was eleven, I became my mothers visual merchandiser and assistant buyer. All of the sales reps loved me because I could convince my mother to buy more. Needless to say, I was always very mature for my age and I attribute that to being a shop kid. I have literally been working since the day I could walk and talk.
I hope you like the blog and the store. Enjoy and good luck junkin’.