Vintage Feature – Behind the Scenes at Southern Vintage Table

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

When renting our vintage wares, you can be assured that we want you to have the very best experience. Each and every client is valued and appreciated, and we truly love sharing our collections! So, how does it all happen once an order is placed? Today we are taking you behind-the-scenes to show you how it’s done!

This upcoming weekend we are providing place settings for 175 guests at Katie and Evan’s wedding in Raleigh. We are packing dinner, salad, and dessert plates along with flatware, goblets, and napkins. Yep, it’s huge and thus, our packing schedule began a week ago.

We started with the vintage goblets. Crates were filled with green, amber, teal, pink, and blue goblets then run through our commercial dishwasher. Once dried, they were labeled, wrapped in plastic, and stacked on a dolly. That’s 7 crates, stacked up, and yep, it’s taller than me!

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Next up, the flatware settings. Inside these bins are 175 silver-plated knives, dinner forks, salad forks, spoons, and dessert forks. Believe me, these babies are heavy!

Dessert plates came next. Racks were filled with a good mix of vintage patterns, then washed, labeled, wrapped, and stacked.

Meanwhile, vintage white/cream napkins were selected and ironed at home. We only have 75 more to go!

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The final packing job is the mixing and matching of the vintage dinner and salad plates. Using a kitchen cart, we rolled down the dinner plate aisle and filled a crate with a 20 vintage plates in a variety of floral patterns. Then we rolled back to our worktable filled with salad plates. One by one we matched a dinner plate with a salad plate. The filled crates then went through the dishwasher and were labeled, wrapped, and placed on a cart. At the time of this post, we have only two more dinner/salad crates of 20 left to do!

Once we finish packing the two sets of plates and ironing the remaining napkins, we’ll be ready for Saturday’s wedding. Priscilla, Jami, and Pat will join me to set beautiful, vintage place settings on rustic farm tables. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Rolesville Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Last Thursday evening at The Mill Room at the Factory in Wake Forest a group of business leaders from the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce gathered together for their annual awards dinner.  It was a busy, fun evening for everyone – silent raffles, music by the Rolesville High Orchestra, speeches, awards, recognition of the members of the Youth Leadership, and, of course, a delicious meal provided by Cannon Catering.

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce

We were so excited to provide our vintage guest place settings for this fun affair and thrilled to collaborate with Flower Creations Rolesville. Heather filled our vintage silver-plate teapots, creamers, and petite vases to create a beautiful arrangements for the guest tables.

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Thank you, Rolesville’s Chamber of Commerce, for inviting us to help with your annual celebration! We are honored to work with such an incredible group of community leaders!

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce


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Vintage Feature – Jenn & Teague’s Wedding is on Chic Vintage Brides!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We received some most exciting news this week from Erica of Folie à Deux Events! Jenn & Teague’s wedding has been featured on Chic Vintage Brides!

Beautifully captured by Rebekah Senter Photography, “An Earthy Yet Elegant Rustic Wedding at Rigmor House,” describes Jenn & Teague’s wedding day along with the preparations leading up to their nuptials. As you read along and view the photos, you’ll feel like you were there, enjoying the day alongside everyone. Don’t miss out on Jenn & Teague’s interview questions about their experience with the planning process.

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Our part in their wedding was to provide tea accessories for the afternoon tea.  Here’s how Jenn  and Teague described their reception.

“We chose to do the reception in a British afternoon tea style, as we love having afternoon tea and wanted to share it with our family and friends! Jenn used to live in the UK when she studied modern and medieval Welsh (Celtic) literature and language at Bangor University in North Wales. Because of Jenn’s love of Celtic history (she’s a redhead after all!), we also integrated little touches of Welsh, Irish, and Scottish traditions into our wedding day and décor.

For the afternoon tea dishes and cutlery, we were very lucky to have Southern Vintage Table in the Chapel Hill area. Shelly, the owner, provided us with a gorgeous array of blue-and-white plates and porcelain tea sets, silver-plated cutlery, and other key serviceware items we needed for our afternoon tea reception. She even helped with dressing the tables and wow, the end result was more stunning than I imagined!”

Okay, we are beaming after reading this!

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Pssst!  When you have time, shoot over to our Press page for a listing of the magazines and blogs our wares have been featured on!  We are thrilled with each and every one!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – We’ve Gone “Pro” on Wedding Wire

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After years of taking advantage of their complimentary subscription, we decided to go “pro” with  WeddingWire, an online community of incredible professional vendors. Our once-limited presence has been updated and embellished with a variety of photo albums (which are still under construction) as well as a pricing list for prospective clients. Most importantly, we are oh-so pleased and grateful to share our client reviews as part of our WeddingWire listing.

Take a tour of our WW storefront- we’ll be most appreciative of your time! Our listing can be found under the category, Event Rentals and Photobooths, or you can search for our name under Vendor Listing.

PS – We also are excited to be featured on their sister sites, GayWeddings, and EventWire. Take a peek there, too!


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Vintage Feature – The Color of Romance

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Ally & Bobby Photography

Pink – the sweetest color of all – represents love, tenderness, hope, and romance, making it the perfect color for weddings and family celebrations. Through our vintage pink goblets, vibrating with positive and loving energy, guests will instantly embrace the happiness of the occasion.

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Katelyn James Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Theo Milo Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Copper Five Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Morgan Caddell Photography
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Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Table Decor Katie

Whether you go all pink or sprinkle it in with our other vintage goblets, the result is romantic, sweet, and absolutely lovely. No doubt, … “pink will always show one’s love.”― Anthony T. Hincks

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
We currently have 85+ vintage pink goblets!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Tip – Repurposing Vintage into Storage

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table

After moving to our studio almost a year ago, we were psyched about the seemingly endless space to store and showcase our vintage collections. Open floor space was quickly covered with rows of shelves and, licketly-split, empty shelves were filled with candleholders, plates, goblets, and all sorts of vintage treasures. It didn’t take long before we needed to creatively invent space where there was none!

Our three vintage trunks became our first creative storage solution. To make room on a section of shelves, we removed all but a few mason jars and placed the rest in two trunks. The trunks were then stacked on top of each other and the top trunk became the perfect place to display our many frames.  It also looks pretty cool, huh?

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We found a old heavy-duty file cabinet for almost nothing ($2.99!). Now filed away in each of the drawers are tablecloths. See that adorable pink dresser?  Those drawers are filled with small bowls and dessert compotes.

Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

With our 400+ vintage dessert plates, it became difficult to see all of the sweet patterns when stacked up and keeping the metal trays neatly displayed was nearly impossible. The solution? Dresser drawers! Now we can easily select the perfect dessert plate or metal tray!

Southern Vintage Table

Our favorite storage solution is these trio of old-school office supplies. Inside the green filing cabinet are vintage doilies and the brown magazine file drawers are filled with small silver-plate trays. The metal file dividers now display trays of all sorts!

Come visit us at our studio! Available by appointment, we’ll meet you at the door and even open a few drawers!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – A Lakeside Anniversary Shoot

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We are soooo happy to share these romantic photos, taken by Jackson Signature Photography at the Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC. Recently published in the Carolinas Magazine, the images portray a fairy-tale lakeside anniversary picnic.

Our contribution included the vintage picnic basket, lace runner, teapot, and teacups for two. As we are only sharing photos of our wares, be sure to visit the photo essay. You won’t be disappointed!

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Photographer:  Jackson Signature Photography //Bakery: Edible Art Bakery//Hair Stylist: Wedding Hair by Liz //Floral Designer: Joy Filled Occasions//Design and Decor: Hobnob Occasions//Event Planner: Events by Memory Lane//Design and Decor: Southern Vintage Table//Makeup Artist: Wink Hair & Makeup //Event Venue: Rose Hill Plantation


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Vintage Feature – The Latest Count of Our Vintage Goblets

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Annie Watts Photography

The final count is in!  Today we are talking goblets – vintage goblets of all colors – and how many of these lovelies we now have in our collection!  As you can see from Kacie & Isaac’s wedding, captured by Annie Watts Photography, they bring the bling to any table!

Clear Goblets – 250+

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Green Goblets – 135+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Ally & Bobby Photography

Pink Goblets – 80+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Katelyn James Photography

Light Blue Goblets – 95+

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Amber Goblets – 125+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Purple Goblets – 60+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Teal/Aqua/Dusky Blue Goblets – 95+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by DHS Photography

Red Goblets – 65+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Milk Glass Goblets – 60+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Brown Goblets – 60+

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

In summation, we have over 1,000 vintage goblets, and that number doesn’t include our tumblers and petite goblets! Add the jewels to your guest tables with our vintage glassware. Your guests will love them!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Gents & Belles Photography


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Events – Speakeasy Party Photos are in!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by Martha Manning Photography

Today’s post is the followup to a previous blog, “We’re More than Pretty China,” which featured our vintage decor selected by RSVP-Events for a speakeasy-themed corporate party. We were very excited to see how our various pieces would be staged by this incredibly talented team and we were not disappointed!

This first shot is the pile of vintage pieces ready to be loaded for delivery. The following photos, taken by Martha Manning Photography, show them in all their vintage glory at the party scene.

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Vintage decor ready to go to the party!
Southern Vintage Table
Photos by Martha Manning Photography
Southern Vintage Table
Photo by Martha Manning Photography
Southern Vintage Table
Photos by Martha Manning Photography
Southern Vintage Table
Photos by Martha Manning Photography
Southern Vintage Table
Photo by Martha Manning Photography

Such creativity and vision! RVP-Events transformed a bare corporate warehouse into a roaring speakeasy shindig that delighted everyone! Thank you, Martha Manning Photography and RSVP-Events, for sharing your photos with us.


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Vintage Feature – Hues of Beautiful Blue Vintage Goblets

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Recently we received photos from several events and, as we began to process them, we noticed a striking similarity. They all featured our vintage blue goblets. Interesting, right?

Other than being the team color of two local universities, are there other reasons why blue is chosen by many couples? We decided to look into the psychology of color to see if there may be a hidden meaning.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by L’amour Foto

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by But A Moment Photography

Bourn Creative, a design firm that uses color to convey messages and meaning, describes blue as this:

“Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.”

Ah-hah! Faith, trust, stability, sincerity – ingredients for a successful, happy wedding and marriage. Maybe it’s not just a pretty color; perhaps it’s the positive energy it brings for the couple’s new life ahead.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Katherine Miles Jones

Southern Vintage Table’s current inventory includes over 200 goblets in different shades of blue – light blue, dusky blue, teal, aqua, turquoise, and cobalt blue.  The inspiration this color conveys is perfect for any wedding or event!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Jackson Signature Photography

Here’s to a great week ahead for all


 

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