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


 

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – A Village of Vendors Meet at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Last Sunday we headed to an open house at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. Every facet of wedding vendors was present. From food, drink, and florals to music, photography, and rentals, professionals were ready and available to help guests with their wedding plans. These wondrous photos, courtesy of Morgan Caddell Photography, captured the moments just before the doors opened.

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In addition to our business table, we set the tables at Forest Hall with our vintage white stoneware, blue & white dishes, flatware, glassware, and napkins. Centerpieces and decor were arranged by two talented floral vendors; farm tables- All In Bloom, and round tables – Barn of Chapel Hill. With both round cloth-covered and bare farm tables presented, folks could envision the versatility and beauty of this historic space.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Exquisitely orchestrated by Anessa and Nathan Grimes of Harmony Weddings and Events, this opening was a huge success. Thank you, Anessa and Nathan, for the invitation to join this incredible group of professionals. Being a part of this open house reminds us all that it takes a village of talented vendors to create a fabulous event!

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills Forest Hall at Chatham Mills Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

In addition to these gorgeous photos by Morgan Cadell Photography, be sure to check out the blog post of the event by Ashanta Staten of But A Moment Photography. Her pictorial essay is lovely!

PS – Thank you, Pat, for checking in on me!


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Southern Vintage Table Events – Open House Today at Forest Hall!

Today we are headed to Pittsboro to participate in an open house hosted by Anessa and Nathan Grimes at the Forest Hall in Chatham Mills. Set with our vintage white stoneware, goblets, flatware, and napkins, the tables mesh perfectly in this historic space.

This is not our first experience with this hip venue. We had the pleasure of helping Caroline and Alexander with their brunch reception and loved everything about their design using our vintage wildflower collection and colored goblets. And, yes, the windows are fabulous!

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Photo by Live View Studios
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental
Photo by Live View Studios

Come by and visit with a great group of vendors from 3-6 pm and see this restored mill space.  Registration is free and we hope you to see you today!


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Southern Vintage Table Events – Kacie & Greg’s Family-Style Reception

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We are so excited to share photos from Kacie and Greg’s wedding last fall! Captured by Blended Light Photography, these stunning pictures tell the story of their beautiful wedding and reception at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel.

With the dark wood of the farm tables as the backdrop, the couple selected our blue and white china mixed with white stoneware. Clear vintage water goblets, silver-plated flatware, and vintage white napkins completed each guest place setting. The result was romantic, timeless, and cozy – perfect for their family-style gathering.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Their guests were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared by City BBQ. With our vintage platters and bowls filled with turkey, salad, collard greens, and corn bread pudding, guests felt right at home serving themselves and passing down the scrumptious food.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After the yummy meal, sweet treats of all kinds were presented on this beautiful dessert table. Styled with our stands and platters, the dessert table looked simply divine!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Congratulations, Kacie and Greg! It was such a pleasure meeting you and helping with your family-style reception. Best wishes for a beautiful, joyful life together!

Venue: The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel 
Wedding Planner: Harmony Wedding and Events
Photographer – Blended Light Photography
Catering: City BBQ
Rentals: Southern Vintage Table
Bouquets: Event Flouret
Centerpieces: Harmony Wedding and Events


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Southern Vintage Table Events – The Eve Before the Wedding

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We are reminiscing about our first client visit at the studio last year. Chris and Rebecca traveled from Virginia to see how our blue and white dishware might be featured at their rehearsal dinner in Edenton, Rebecca’s home town. The dinner, on the eve of their wedding, was to be held at the Historic 1767 Chowan Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, and they wanted the look to complement this lovely space.

After chatting with them about their vision, a tablescape with blue and white dinner plates, silver-plated flatware and bold colored goblets came into focus. Simple bouquets in vintage milk glass vases and table numbers in vintage photo frames completed their look. Please enjoy their beautiful tables befitting this treasured historic landmark with these photographs taken by the very talented Katherine Miles Jones.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Congratulations and best wishes, Rebecca and Chris! We enjoyed meeting you and love how you designed such a beautiful space for your guests. Your kindness as our first studio client visitors always will be remembered fondly.

Rehearsal dinners, reception meals, or bridal showers – vintage is timeless and perfect for these special occasions!  Contact us and together we can create something beautiful for you and your guests!


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A New Year Ahead – 2018

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Southern Vintage Table has made much progress this year! At the start of 2017 moving into a studio seemed a faraway dream and yet it became our greatest accomplishment. We have several goals in mind for 2018, but perhaps another unexpected milestone is on the horizon!

Happy new year! Let’s all be ready for the wonderful unforeseen gifts ahead!


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Happy Holidays!

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In warm appreciation to those who have made our progress possible this year, we say thank you.  Sending you best wishes for a happy holiday and a joyful new year!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – High Tea Celebration at UNC-G

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

This past week we were delighted to help with a very grand affair – a high tea celebration at the Alumni House on the beautiful UNC-Greensboro campus. The event was organized to thank JoAnne Safrit, an alumni and retired professor, for her gift of $1 million to the university. To honor her longtime partner, Catherine Ennis, these funds has been used to create the Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professorship in Kinesiology.

From bass violin music to vintage tiered stands and platters filled with traditional tea treats, every detail was carefully planned by the Alumni staff. Take note of the personalized tags on the bags of cookies, the dessert menus, and of course, the lovely table and room decor.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Over 125 distinguished friends and guests came to honor Dr. Safrit, including UNC-G Chancellor, Franklin Gilliam. As you can see from the fabulous photographs by Mike Micciche Photography, it was a grand success!

Photograph by Mike Micciche Photography

Dr. Safrit’s generous gift received numerous announcements from press outlets including the Greensboro Record, Winston-Salem Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, and UNCG ‘s website. Be sure to read more about her academic life and accomplishments.

Special thanks go to Event Coordinator, Wendy Tapia for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event, and to Priscilla, for being my “helper” and friend.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

 

 

Vintage Feature – We’re More than Pretty China!

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Yes, we do adore pretty vintage china and goblets; however, we also have a pretty cool collection of vintage decor. This weekend some of our vintage treasures went on their first assignment to a corporate party designed and coordinated by RSVP-Events. The theme? An illicit speakeasy from the prohibition period.

Secretly located in blind alleys or basements, these establishments illegally served alcohol and patrons were told to “speak easy” when asking for a drink, using code names like coffin varnish, white mule, panther sweat, or rot gut.  The speakeasies were not just for getting “tarantula juice;” they were full scaled parties with jazz musicians and dancing flappers. Sounds fun, huh?

So, this is where our fabulous vintage decor comes in. Tammy, Lindsey, and Sharon from RSVP Events came “shopping” at our studio to pick out items for the back alley leading up to their corporate “speakeasy” party. Our seasoned galvanized buckets, crates, metal stand, teal fan, and assorted “junk” were selected to set this look.

Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

They also needed authentic decor for the party atmosphere inside. We packed up four banged up trumpets, banjo cases, a record player, wooden boxes and cake stands, a game board, several suitcases, and other assorted items.

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Some vintage pretties were included to dress up the tables and bar – mirrored dresser trays, decanters, and glass candle holders. Remember those cigar boxes we decoupaged with authentic vintage cigar box images? They were used to hold flower arrangements. Super cool!

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Southern Vintage Table

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We helped deliver to the event site and piled up our treasures in this huge empty warehouse. Can’t wait to see how RSVP-Events transforms this space into a roaring party at a speakeasy!

Source:  The History of the Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and the Speakeasies


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