GREENVILLE – The nation has now seen HGTV’s “Endless Yard Sale” show which featured Greenville couple Emily and C.J. Jasenski. The two were not only contestants on the show, but also won the competition.
“It felt great, we’re very excited,” said C.J. of winning the show.
The couple, who owns elementsLife Yoga Studio and the Third Street Market in Greenville, filmed the show in August during the World’s Longest Yard Sale along U.S. Route 127.
The show first aired this past Friday, finally revealing that they had won the show. The locals competed with a pair of fraternity brothers and a pair of female friends.
As previously reported, the premise of the show is for teams to compete to buy the highest-valued items at the World’s Longest Yard Sale. While there are a few mini-challenges within the show, ultimately the team whose items have the most worth wins.
Emily and C.J. agreed that they were probably even more themselves than normal on the show because during filming they didn’t have the stress of their everyday lives.
“There was absolutely no acting. That was us. We’ve called each other ‘poodle’ for years,” said Emily referring to the nickname they called each other during the filming of the show.
“There was nothing fake about it; that was genuinely us,” said C.J.
During the show, the two won the first contest, which was to purchase a piece of wall or yard art. However, by the end of the contests, the couple said that each of the three teams had won a contest.
On the show after the winner was announced, Emily said she was “a little shocked” they had won.
“I wasn’t sure,” said Emily, noting that she thought there might be some sort of spin to the show. “I wasn’t really sure there for a little while because everybody had won at least one time, it was pretty even.”
C.J., on the other hand, said he felt “pretty confident.”
The couple won nearly $4,000, which they said they have spent on practical things. In addition, they got to keep all the items they bought on the show.
The couple is launching a new section in the Third Street Market called Century Funk. According to C.J., he had been headed in the direction of starting the shop for awhile and it is now open.
“Century Funk - furniture and supplies for the funk-minded consumer. …It’s things that have kind of a vibe to them, have some style,” said C.J., noting that the shop is “very nostalgic.”
He said he will be starting an online Century Funk store, which he hopes to have up and running by November.
In the meantime, more information about Century Funk can be found by emailing C.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Third Street Market, where Century Funk is located, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment. For appointments, call C.J. at 937-417-3592.