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Mirro Bar ServerFor those that sell vintage items on Etsy or elsewhere, sometime it is difficult to get a handle on what works and what can work better.  Let’s take this listing for example of a Mirro Bar Server.

This is truly a fabulous piece and not something you are going to find just anywhere. Liquor and mixers did a lot of damage over the years so most of these were just thrown away.  Anyhow, Let’s take a look at the listing…

The title is:

Mirro Atomic Era Bar Cocktail Server Liquor Decanter with Shot Glasses Vintage

The description is:

Mirro Bar Server“Description: Awesome vintage Mirro bar server, (empty) liquor decanter & shot glasses complete in a wonderful round all metal holder. The entire unit is mostly metal and well made, heavier than you may imagine (6 1/2 lbs). This will be the most unique addition to your Atomic era/mid century modern collection.
Condition: Great condition for its age, some minor small issues, a few small dents, hard to notice unless you are looking for them, I could not even get a good picture of the tiny one I found on the lid, there are a few on the black base too which you may be able to see in photos, please email if you have any questions. Some flaking in gold metal finish, on undersides of some parts though so you would not see it unless you are looking for it or taking it apart. The pump on the liquor decanter has some wear and tarnish gunk from brass, it also does not want to sit quite straight on the bottle, though I did not try hard as I did not want to force it and break anything. I tried the pump in some water and could not get it to work, I think it may have to do with the little air hole on the shaft or the fact that its not sealed on the glass bottle, not sure. There is also some red stuff on the pumper, like paint maybe?, see pics for more details. As you can see from the pictures though this one is well worth adding to your collection, even with a few minor issues. I do not see how you could be disappointed with this purchase.
Measurements: 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 11 inches tall approx.
Made in: USA
Color: Brass/gold/black  ”

These are the keywords used.  Note that the dash separates each keyword container.

vintage – serving – Mirro – Atomic Era – Gold – Liquor – Retro Bar – serving – futuristic

Mirro Bar ServerThinking of purchasing this? Buy it Now

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Let’s break it down and see if we can’t power it up!

Title: I think this title works as is.

Description: With all the electronic banter between people, the population in general reads in small bits of information.  So first thing is, let’s break up all that verbiage. I’m also thinking that the first sentence is your power sentence…so let’s shorten that up as well. Its best to remove any special characters.

Also, there is much more verbiage about the condition of the item then why to purchase it.  Be up front about damage but don’t give them so many reasons to NOT buy.

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Vintage Mirro Atomic Age bar server with liquor decanter and six shot glasses in a wonderful round globe all metal holder. The entire unit is mostly metal and well made.

This will be the most unique addition to your Atomic era – mid century modern collection.

Condition: Very Good vintage condition. Minor issues include, a few small dents on the lid and a few on the black base too which you may be able to see in photos, please email if you have any questions.

Some flaking on the underside gold metal finish but does not detract from the look of the item. The pump has some wear and tarnish gunk from brass and it does not work.  Whether this is an easy fix or not, I don’t know. it also does not want to sit quite straight on the bottle, though I did not try hard as I did not want to force it and break anything.There also appears to be some red stuff on the pumper, like paint maybe?, see pics for more details.

As you can see from the pictures though this one is well worth adding to your collection, even with a few minor issues. I do not see how you could be disappointed with this purchase.

Measurements: 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 11 inches tall approx.
Made in: USA
Color: Brass/gold/black
Weight:  6 1/2 lbs

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Keywords: Let’s get these a bit more robust. Remember, each tag can be up to 20 characters and each word is looked at separately.


Atomic Era Age – mid century modern – liquor liqueur – alcohol server pump – Mirro metal bar – retro space age – goldtone gold tone – barware service – serving pouring – domed round host – hostess decanter – shot glass globe


So all of a sudden, if someone searches for hostess liquor server, this item should come up.  It should also come up if someone searches for Atomic Age shot glasses along with any other variation of the words.  By using all the spaces in your keywords, it permits your item to be found on a much wider range of searches.

One more note on keywords, think about Who made it; Where it came from; When was it made; What does it look like; and What is it used for.

Haven’t decided?  Sure you have…Buy it NOW!


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