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!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First update - Day 4

So, since the opening of the vintage booth, I have been by twice to check on things and add a few more.  Happy to report that there were things missing each time - presumably purchased, but not sure, of course.  The travel bar was the first thing that went along with a yellow McCoy planter that had seen better days.  Also, all the Hardy Boys books had been picked up.

The second time a couple of enamel lobster mugs, some glass bottles, a rusty English coffee tin and a milk glass Donald Duck mug were missing in action.  Also, all the Nancy Drew Books were gone.  Same buyer who picked up all the Hardy Boys?  Does this mean that we already have found a good seller?  We hope this is a good sign of things to come.  We have to wait until the 1st to get the bimonthly purchase report - it seems so far away.  Crossing fingers that it will list the same things we have noticed missing, haha.

Here are a few recently added items:

A few more vintage Nancy Drew books to replace the ones purchased.

We have a few fancy things too - here is a proper Wedgwood coffee pot.

A lovely piece of vintage salvation is currently watching over our booth.

A little disappointed nobody picked up Julia Child on her 100th birthday yesterday.

After the travel bar sold, we had to fill up a gaping hole - luckily we had an old bathroom shelf we could use for knick-knacks.

Every legit vintage space has to have a few owls, right?

A cool vintage storage case that locks up to look like a small suitcase - atop an old weathered fisherman (from Maine?) looking for a permanent home.

This weekend will definitely be the first time I am wishing for lots of tourist traffic driving up Route 1!


  1. My favorite part of checking up on my booth is seeing what is missing!

  2. Good luck getting those sales. I keep asking many vendors and store owners and everyone says there is just no rhyme or reason to what sells. A lot of us note that things we think will fly off the shelves usually don't, while items we weren't sure about do. Good luck, keep switching things out and around to get that money.