Yes, we love deep rich colors but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the sweet beauty of soft pastels. For Erica and Josh, their wedding color palette included pale blues, pinks, and white, and as you can see, our vintage floral china was a wonderful fit. Set in the historic Merrimon-Wynne home in Raleigh and coordinated by Amy Wurster of Knots ‘N Such, this wedding was pure romance.
In addition to the mixed and matched vintage china, we set the table with our vintage clear goblets, silver-plate flatware and trays, and votive candleholders. With our vintage napkins folded and tucked under the plates, each guest had his or her own unique place setting. We love this!
Our vintage wares also were used to display the array of delicious desserts and sweets. With our vintage silver-plate spoons and plates, guests were doubly treated!
Thanks for inviting us to help with your beautiful vintage wedding, Erica and Josh! Sending best wishes for life-long romance and joy!
What a tremendous weekend! Our vintage wares were delivered to two weddings – one at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel in Chapel Hill and the other at The Cadillac Service Garage in Greensboro. Our beautiful tea cups will be enjoyed at a tea party in Raleigh, and if that wasn’t fun enough, we are collaborating with Elizabeth Vest in a King of Thrones themed photo shoot at The Longhouse in Stokesdale. Whew! You can bet we’ll be sharing photos from all of these!
So, we hope you understand why today’s blog is a bit brief – we are catching our breath so we can be ready for another exciting week ahead!
We are currently booking events for the holidays and for 2018. Contact us if you’d like to come visit and see our vintage inventory!
Natural, vibrant, earthy, organic, colorful, artsy, vintage, – all describe the oh-so hip boho look. We’ve embraced this style and want to show you a few things we have that will add a little Boho to your next event!
Macrame is back and in full swing! Popular in the 70s, these knotted creations add a natural, crafty look and our growing collection of macrame bottle vases look perfect filled with flowers. As our skills improve, we’ll be looking to add more macrame items to our collection!
Candles, and lots of them, are essential for the Boho look. We have an extensive collection of candle holders, including these ornate, funky ones. The enameled and crystal ones are so chic! Add a mix of colored tapers to create the look of nature in its full range of colors.
Vintage colorful biscuit and tea tins are a wonderful addition to the tablescape. Whether placed simply as an item of interest or filled with flowers, these tins encapsulate the Boho love for florals.
Nature is a guiding inspiration for the Boho style. Pinecones, feathers, and shells are just a few decor items that embody a free-spirit look.
Thinking natural, colorful, vintage? Maybe a little Boho decor is just what you need to fit your style.
A new blog and wedding resource is now online! The Durham Bride, hosted by Tiffany Englert, owner and event planner behind The Details Events, will be offering advice and vendor spotlights for “brides, grooms, and fans of the Bull City.”
Tiffany contacted Southern Vintage Table this summer and asked if we’d like to help with a photo shoot to kick off her new service. Of course, we were delighted by her invitation and she came to our studio to select the tableware. She decided on our vintage blue and amber goblets, layered vintage china plates, silver-plated flatware, two large compotes for the centerpieces, and silver candleholders. As you can see, her tablescape design was gorgeous!
She assembled a fantastic team of vendors, and with all the details in place, the shoot took place at the Kings Daughters Inn. Originally a residence for elderly single women, today this bed & breakfast inn adjacent to Duke’s campus is an elegant space for individual guests or large groups, including wedding celebrations.
The shoot was designed for the traditional bride and inspired by the stone from which the grand buildings on Duke campus were built. As Tiffany explains, “Quarried from nearby Hillsborough, NC, the stone displays a rich palette of blues, grays, tans and rust colors that give the buildings a richness and warmth that otherwise would have been difficult to achieve. Just in time for Fall palettes, the rich slate tones and warm copper tones are perfect for a southern Fall wedding!”
Getting married in Durham? The Durham Bride will be a terrific resource for you!
Our part in this beautiful occasion was to provide the vintage tableware for the Friday tea reception after the outdoor ceremony. Jenn wanted an English feel with all the tableware in blue and white so we had blue & white and white teapots for each table, blue & white china, and blue goblets. Our vintage napkins and silver flatware competed each place setting.
The reception plan was that we would set the tables inside the space in the morning and after the wedding, the guests would come in for tea. Well, the weather was not cooperative that weekend so Plan B was on – have the wedding ceremony inside and then quickly “flip” the room for the reception.
To help with this transformation we organized everything on the bar in the kitchen hallway, ready for the “flippers” to pick up. The teapots were lined up per table, plates stacked, and napkins folded. In the kitchen, Jenn and Teague’s family and friends were filling the tiered stands and serving dishes with the delicious treats for the buffet.
Although we weren’t there for the flip, Erica, owner of Folie à Deux Events, assembled a great team. As soon as the romantic ceremony concluded, they moved ceremony furniture out and reception tables in, dropped the linens, and then set the tables. Erica told us Jenn was so happy when she saw the transformation from this sweet ceremony to ….
… this beautiful reception!
Congratulations Jenny and Teague!
Best wishes and joy to you for years to come!
Big or small, we are always delighted to set a pretty vintage table. This week we were invited to help with a business lunch at Ruby’s Place, a country homeplace in Orange County, and we love how it turned out, especially with the bright, cheerful centerpiece designed by Rodwell Roots! With a catered lunch by Catering Works, the business colleagues had a quiet, private haven to eat lunch while discussing ideas and future business opportunities.
Want to celebrate, commemorate, or simply have a special lunch for your clients or employees at your place of business or possibly at Ruby’s country home? Give us a call (919 428 4502), send an email (shelly@southernvintagetable), or fill out our contact form. We will be excited to hear from you!
In the movie, Field of Dreams, voices speak to corn farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) that “if you build it, he will come.” Listening to their message, he builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, trusting that his dream to reconcile with his dead father will come true.
We may not have heard the voices, but we did believe moving into the studio would mean our clients would come. And they have. This month we have been busy meeting with engaged couples, mothers and brides-to-be, and planners about their upcoming events, showing them our inventory, and offering ideas for their table design. Our dream is being realized and we couldn’t be more excited!
If you are planning a wedding reception, family dinner, baby shower, birthday party, or any special event, we will make a date for you to come, too. As Captain Janeway would say, “Do it!”
Two years ago my hard drive crashed. Yikes. I knew I should have had a backup but did I? Nope. I called my computer guy to see what he could salvage and, of course, he asked if I had a backup. Thoroughly embarrassed, I admitted that I did not. That’s when he gave me the bad news – that he might be able to recover some of the data but not all. Thankfully, he did get a lot of files back with strange file names that I had to rename and reorganize, but I knew many files were just lost. Lesson learned – I got set up on iCloud and another backup drive.
A couple weeks ago, as I’m looking for the photos from Rebekah and Joey’s September 2014 wedding and couldn’t find them, I remembered why – the hard drive crash. Because this was one of our first big weddings and it turned out so beautifully, I contacted the photographer, Anna Kirby, to see if she could help. And help she did. Gratefully, I downloaded new copies. So, today’s post is a re-celebration of Rebekah and Joey’s gorgeous wedding, set at the Saint Thomas Preservation Hall in Wilmington, photographed by Anna Kirby Photography,
They are in! We’re talking about Kelcey and Issac’s reception table photos from Annie Watts Photography and they are fabulous. Today we’ll let her photos speak for themselves and they have plenty to say!