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!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My biggest seller so far

So, looking at all the kinds of items I have put in my booth the last 6 weeks, I have an emerging winner.  Vintage deviled eggs plates.  I have sold 4 of the kind shown here - 3 green and 1 yellow.

Sells like the devil

However, I have run out of supply - I have a couple more, but I am not purging my entire collection.  Besides I like to serve deviled eggs in retro dishes too.  They just taste better when properly presented.

The other day I found another vintage kind - sort of whimsical and also made in Japan.  I think it is sort of an appetizer plate, where you would serve the eggs along with other snacks.  It is also enveloped in a cozy wicker basket.

It will be interesting to see if this deviled eggs plate is an equally good seller, or if the other styles are the ones people want.  Also, I should mention that almost all my Pyrex has sold too, but it has been various kinds, and some of it sits for weeks, whereas the deviled eggs plates all sold in mere days.

Do you have one item that always sells?

What else would you serve on this?


  1. I had a deviled egg plate in my booth that Never sold, even after 8 months. But mine wasn't cute like yours (it was milk glass with a gold rim)That wicker basket plate you have is adorable :)
    Also, if you don't mind my asking, how did you price your pyrex? I have a bunch I want to sell but not sure what to sell it for.

    1. I don't know much about Pyrex pricing either, but my rule is to charge about 3x what I paid for my items. So, my cheapest Pyrex went for $6. My highest item so far was $15. I currently have a baking dish with lid in mint condition (blue and white) that I priced at $20. I forked over almost $6 for it at Goodwill (and had immediate buyer's remorse). I think I would rather have a high turnover at lower prices than a slower one with high prices - but remember I am still a novice at this antique booth game :-)

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  3. Egg plates, huh? I am going to keep that one in mind. For some reason I always pass them up at estate sales.

    I price my Pyrex rather high. Even living in a wholesale area, I have no problem moving Pyrex. Fireking and Glasbake is another story. I have a really hard time selling those for some reason.

  4. I stumbled across your blog and after perusing your booth photos, I can find at least 3 things in each photo that I would love to have! I love love love the egg plate with the basket. I would serve it as a deviled egg relish type tray. Probably place gherkins, olive, bread and butter pickles, maybe some thin celery sticks spread with cream cheese and of course, the main delight...deviled eggs :) If this item has not sold, how much are you asking and would you be willing to ship it to me in Ohio? Email me and let me know?