Mad Maine Vintage Shop

This little blog will chronicle my ventures into selling vintage items in a local antique market.
My booth is called Mad Maine Vintage Shop - it features items inspired by a certain popular TV show,
and I am located in lovely Maine. Viva Vintage!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

At least Julia Child sold

So, I went by to check on my space after the weekend, and at first sight nothing seemed to have sold - just rearranged into a mess!  I was totally bummed, but as I was putting things back in their place (including a few bottles that had been moved into the neighbor booth), I did notice that an embroidered pillow was missing as well as a large glass jar that stood on the floor. And, yes, Julia Child is smiling in somebody's home!  That makes me happy for some reason, even though it was only $1.

I am debating whether I should ask for a larger booth for next month or wait to see how well I do with this tiny space over a couple of months.  I have a hard time making the space inviting and staging things as it all seems so crammed and "thrift store-ish", which is definitely not the look I want.  But the next booth size is $50 more in rent per month.  But I would have floor space.  Decisions, decisions...


  1. hey! i followed a link in the comments over at thriftcore here. i just started selling at an antique mall too and i am glad to see another newbie blogging about it. you can see my two posts about it so far here if you are interested:
    i just covered my rent for the first month, but i'm not too bummed. i've heard from lots of people that it takes a little while to really figure out pricing and what people are buying in your area. i too have a little space, and wonder if going up to a big space (double the price) would increase sales. I'm not sure. I'm going to do my little case through christmas and see how it goes. so i look forward to following you and seeing what you learn!

  2. Thank you for stopping by! Love your blog, and it will be nice to compare stories of our vintage booths :-)

  3. Good luck with your booth! Julia was a steal - I'm sure someone's home is greatly improved because of her :)
    Keep up the good work and I look forward to your updates about your booth experience...
    - teresa