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Flea Market Flip

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

19 thoughts on “Flea Market Flip

  • October 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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    when i take the time to watch it i find it fun. I love some of the unique flips that are done

  • October 15, 2014 at 2:20 am
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    If you don’t watch Antique Road Show you should check it out. People buy items at garage sales and they end up being worth a fortune! It looks like season 16 is free to watch on Amazon Prime. Here in the US they show it on PBS.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      October 15, 2014 at 9:42 am
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      Unfortunately, Diva dan and I don’t subscribe to TV Services out of personal choice. Watching TV cuts our creativity down as we crochet and craft as our entertainment. I do remember the show though and I know it’s a fun watch. Thanks for the tip.

  • October 13, 2014 at 9:10 am
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    I love watching it, sadly though people in my area must watch it too, as I never get such good deals, or stuff has already been redone…….OR my husband figures out a way to have them hide the ‘good’ stuff till after I have passed on by!!!!
    Laura Spencer also has another show on HGTV, where she goes and makes over rooms in peoples houses, with re-purposed finds, stuff pulled from other rooms in the house etc…… her taste is pretty spot on, and works or rather fits with the family, only once did I have a HUH!?!? moment, but the family loved it ( glass and mirrored tables with sharp edges and little kids)

  • October 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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    Love, love, love Lara Spencer! She has an amazing eye for style and d├ęcor. I’m totally hooked on this show.

  • October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm
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    I love Flea Market Flip. I’ve enjoyed watching it, now in it’ s third season. I like it as much for the chance to see what other people will do to revamp objects, but it gives me a chance to figure out what I could do to re purpose the object. Anything I can use to help stretch my creative muscles is a plus in my book.

  • October 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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    I watch the Flea Market Flip everytime it is on. I learn a lot on how to recycle items to use at home. A lot of cool ideas.

  • October 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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    Pople e are buying items , such as dressers for cheep and painting them with chalk paint and trying to sell them for 200 to 300 dollars on garage sale sites. For an old used dresser repainted. A new chest is the same price. It’s crazy. The show is great but to get those prices is just a little silly. I don’t think the normal person would ever pay that much for anything like that. It has to be the tv cameras.

  • October 12, 2014 at 9:46 am
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    I am addicted to this show and her other show “I Brake For Yard Sales”. My husband and I do yard sales almost every Saturday. He does the resale thing and I help him find things and find things for myself. We also go to auctions at our local junktiques shop. I have bought lots of fixer upper items! Of course the fixer uppers have to wait on the crochet projects to be completed!

  • October 12, 2014 at 4:59 am
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    I have watched a few episodes. It is amazing what some people are willing to pay for some items. Both before and after. I know that I would not fork over that kind of money. Some of the end products were great, some were crazy. Did you see the bicycle table? That guy now sells the same kind for 1,850.00 a piece online. Total craziness. (link to it, not joking.. people buy them – http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bike-table)

    Overall I like the show. Though I couldn’t watch more than a couple of episodes in a row. The host is a treat. Personable and seems genuine.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      October 12, 2014 at 9:30 am
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      Not surprised… he got on TV and people who can afford it will command it. Funny how life works out.

  • October 12, 2014 at 1:39 am
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    I can’t stand Lara Spencer on GMA, but she is pretty decent as the host of this show. The prices are insane, They would never fly in any place I’ve ever lived.

  • October 12, 2014 at 12:10 am
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    i have watched this show a lot — and a lot of house flipping shows as well. i’m a total believer in repurposing, reusing, or restoring old things. what sometimes upsets me about this show and others like it is that they will sometimes take something that has value as is to make it over — thus destroying its value or at the very least its original look and feel. you need to know your pieces before you do this because inherently you are not only destroying its value, but the history behind it and the culture or time period it originally represented.

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    I love the show. Although sometimes I don’t like what they make from the items, and I think the resale value is a bit much, I do enjoy the overall theme of the show. I am also amazed by the price items were originally purchased for from the flea market. All in all, I did enjoy watching the show very much. I watch several episodes, and it is something I would watching again.

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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    My husband and I stumbled across this show one lazy Saturday and we were hooked! A fun interesting concept and Lara is a great host. It made me look around our home for things to repurpose and up cycle.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm
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    There is a season 2? I love this show! I like the recycle/repurpose theme of the show.

    • October 12, 2014 at 12:34 am
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      There is a season 2 it either just started or is in season 3. It is now on GAC on Sunday nights I think.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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    I don’t find where they seem to be shopping a true ‘flea market’. They seem to be more like outdoor antique bazaars.
    I wouldn’t have the patience or time to do what they do on the show. Think I’ll stick to watching and clucking my tongue at the outrageous prices they charge for the flipped items when the originals are quite often better before they flipped.

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