Historic Burlington Antiques and Arts Emporium dealer, Mandy Garlick and her business associate Kim Moeser of Hawk Inc. Professional Painting, on the June 23, episode of Flea  Market Flip (on channel GAC-Great American Country check your local listings), hosted by Lara  Spencer, beat their  competition by an unexpected profit. On the first day of competition, in the rain and cold, the girls were given $500 dollars, a list of three items to purchase and one hour to accomplish this task at the Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts.  The second day of competition included refurbishing their items and, at a later date, selling their three items at the LIC Flea Market on Long Island, New York. When asked how did you get on the show, Emporium dealer Mandy replied, “ I’ve always been a fan of the show, and with our professional background, my love of antiquing and a little bit of luck we were chosen.”

     The first item on their Flip List was, “design a chic piece that’s intended for everyday use, and can withstand the test of time”. The girls took a book case and turned it into a functioning drop leaf  table and storage unit. Their second item, “Broken can be beautiful! Update a furniture piece, while also celebrating its time-worn characteristics”. The girls took a old carpenter’s tool box and turned it into a functioning coffee table with storage. Their last item was chosen by host Lara Spencer.  They gave new life to an old mahogany arm chair,  with gray paint and a new seat cover.    

     Once again, on  the selling day, the clouds opened up and the rain came down in buckets. Their furniture items had to be lifted off the ground and covered in plastic due to the amount of rain water flowing through their tent. As the day went by, the rain subsided and the sun finally appeared. With only thirty minutes left in the competition, Kim and Mandy sold their last piece of furniture, and at the end of the show the girls were awarded $5,000 dollars for their efforts.

     Mandy’s booth at the Emporium (# 339), is filled with unique items for your home and man-cave. If Kim’s and Mandy’s painting service is needed, for an estimate please call Kim 609-713-7994 or Mandy 215-760-9113. The Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium is open seven days a week 11am to 5pm (Thursday until 7pm) with complimentary snacks and coffee. Please call 609-747-8333 if more information is needed.

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Congratulations to Kim and Mandy for a fantastic, well done job!