Vermont Shop Owner and Partner to Appear on HGTV's "Flea Market Flip"

Jonathan Mogor owns Rogue Artisan Cafe in Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, Vt. - A Vermont couple will show how a little cash and a lot of creativity can go a long way.

You can see how they do it in next Sunday's episode of a popular HGTV show.

Jonathan Mogor and his partner Carol Lehmann were discovered by producers for 'Flea Market Flip' at a flea market last year.

Their love for the show has a cute back story.

"The first time I went to Carol's house it was on, and I was like, 'Oh what's this show?' and so that's how we started watching it, and she was like 'Oh I watch that show all the time.' And so we started watching Flea Market Flip, I'm like, this is pretty cool," said Mogor.

Mogor helps design furniture at Rogue Artisans Cage in downtown Morrisville.

"Our furniture has hidden compartments in it, it can keep children safe," said Mogor.

Why the name, Rogue?

"It was pretty much trying to find furniture that would suit our lifestyle and our needs, and when we didn't find it, we just designed it and we're like hey, you're going rogue, you're kind of changing things," said Mogor.

Rogue's doors have been open for about two years, but now more people outside of Vermont may hear about the small town shop.

"And they were like, 'We want you!' And that was just an awesome feeling. It was like, really? And they were like, 'Oh, like seriously, we want you for our show," said Mogor.

Carol and Jonathan say they'll be the first Vermont contestants to compete on the show.

Lehmann explains how the long-running HGTV show works.

"You get $500 to spend at the flea market, you get one hour to shop, and you also have three projects," said Lehmann.

There's also one build day, to turn your items into something new to sell.

"And then you have your sell day at a different flea market in New York City," said Lehmann.

For now, details about what the couple made on the show and if they won is under wraps, but they can say it's an experience they'll never forget.

"When we were done at the end of the day and they were complimenting all of us, that felt pretty sweet," said Mogor.

The episode will air next Sunday on the Great American Country network at 8 pm. It gets re-aired on HGTV, too.


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