Yay!! I am now able to share photos and some details about my experience being on Flea Market Flip! (well you will have to wait and see if we win)
“Battle of the Islanders” Season 8, Esp 3 airing on 2 channels
HGTV , Friday, November 13th at 11:30AM/10:30c HGTV Listing
GAC, Sunday, December 4th at 8PM/7c GAC Premier
You will have to check your local listings but go SEARCH on your TV and find Flea Market Flip and set Record Series, and you can’t miss it that way!
Since I flip furniture with my company Decor & Lots More and all I hear is, you need to go on that show FMF! I thought, I sure do, let me make this happen. For a good 2 years I would check when to apply and some how miss it. Then I started to follow them on Instagram, they began posting when they would be selling at the LIC Flea. I sent them a direct message and asked to be sent an application when they open casting.
Meanwhile, I decided to go to the taping on a selling day in LIC to just check it out, and as you see on the show, the contestants call you over and I really wanted to see their pieces, I had no intention on buying something, but I did fall in love with a piece and bought it, what a fun experience that was! You can see me on that show, I am the one buying the orange tool cart bar, it already aired on Great American Country (GAC) in August ( another channel that airs FMF) here is that episode details. Fashion Forward Flippers airs Dec 2nd
So after buying and waiting for Lara to do her thing, I handed my card over to the producer and told her I would love to get on the show myself. When casting came up they sent me an email! I didn’t reply fast enough and they emailed me telling me that the producer had wanted to make sure I was interested still, what they remember me? Ummm yes, filling out the long application ASAP!!!
So yes, I made it happen! I asked Karen Michel, super talented, creative, easy going, fun artist friend of mine. I knew we could work well together as we have done projects in the past successfully. ( check her at Karen Michel)
So after passing the application part, we were booked for our Skype auditions. We had to have some idea to come off fun, so we dressed up as “Team Beachy/Boho Bargainers” since we are from the South Shore of Long Island. We mixed up a faux cocktail, maybe it was OJ, it was 10am, we wore Karen’s boho headbands, I wore a beach hat and we even made a sign Beachy Boho! We were being interviewed for the show by a casting company not the shows producers, so we have to be entertaining, quick with response and not shy and show we had what it takes and it was being recorded to be replayed to them. She said, listen you have big competition this year so let’s take 2. Help. Lets just say we didn’t even know what happened and thought, oh well there’s always next year.
The phone rings weeks later, I miss the call. Next night, HELLO??? Jenn, yes, you made it to the next season of FMF! And of course I say, SHUT UP. Yes, she said, you guys were really great, the producers liked you and your work So I call Karen and say, we are on the show, seriously LOL
And so starts our journey that is FMF for the next few months. I will write another post and give you more of the 411! Leave comments, questions !