We are taking a blog break during the month of July but that doesn’t mean we won’t be hard at work! In fact, we have three assignments to have finished before the month’s end and here they are:
1 – Construct a farm table top.
When clients visit our studio, we want them to explore our vintage offerings and be able to set sample table place settings for their guests. We recently added this work table, as seen below, and we’ll be making a wooden farm table slab to place on top. Can’t wait to get the power tools out and start on this assignment!!
2 – Finalize and print our business brochure.
With all of the beautiful photos from the many talented professional photographers, it’s been so delightful to work on this project. We still need to add more text and the photo credits but it’s close – at least this draft.
3 – Finish moving our inventory.
Yep, we’ve got more to pack and move to the studio, including this heavy vintage store shelving unit. Although this is our least favorite assignment, it is the one we can wait to finish!
Check on us in August to see how we did on our assignments. ‘Till then, wishing ya’ll a fun, carefree July!
It’s almost been 2 months since Amy and I first got the keys to our studio and we are getting so, so close! The sign is on the window, more shelves filled, inventory shuffled, Amy’s shelves and flower cooler are in, and – the most exciting news for SVT – the commercial dish machine is being installed tomorrow! Whoop, whoop!
Here’s the day we got the keys….
… and here’s today!
We are working from our new space and meeting with clients as we continue to move in. Please let us know if you’d like to come by and we’ll schedule a time to meet!
The next update will be our last when everything is in place!
PS – Brainstorming with the Yayas is always fruitful. Thanks for the “Studio 238” combo name – we love it!
Photographer AJ Dunlap put it perfectly. “IT’S UP, IT’S UP, IT’S UP!!!!!!!!,” she emailed to all of us, meaning that Olivia and Joseph’s wedding is now on the prestigious wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes. The feature, “A Vintage Wedding with Meaningful Details,” showcases this beautiful occasion and we can’t be more excited!
Be sure to take a moment to enjoy this lovely article – you’ll fall in love with this sweet couple as all of us have! And, definitely watch the video at the end – it’s amazing!
(PS – note the vendor listing, too. We just love seeing our name among these incredible wedding professionals!)
Oh my goodness, it has been an incredible week! My aching muscles and feet are a testament to the progress we have made on our studio move. Look at these shelves, filled with our vintage treasures and wares. No longer crammed in crates or drawers, they now are easily admired and seen!
There’s still more to do to get our new studio ready but we are making progress every day. We even greeted three clients this week. Gotta run – my car is loaded up and ready to go!
Yep, we are getting there! The floor, first covered with blue carpet, now has two fresh coats of paint. Stuff is coming in, load by load -thanks to Randy, Taylor, Cameron, and Sam – and we are now working on our primary shelving for our vintage wares.
Don’t you love these shelves? They were part of a store liquidation sale in Burlington. Carrie, Bill, and I loaded them up and brought them to our studio. (Believe me, that’s saying a lot – those shelves are heavy!) The skeletons of both rows are now assembled, shelves are being covered with pretty wallpaper, and soon will be filled our inventory.
But, the best news is that we had our first client pickup from our new digs and met with several clients as well. Both Amy and I are trying to enjoy each step along the way but we also can’t wait until it’s all ready!
Some sit flat and others have feet or a pedestal. They come in a variety of shapes, textures, and materials. Most are solid colored but some are tinged with an accent shade. And, they are perfect for low floral arrangements while adding a hip, cool zing to the table. We’re talking about vintage planters and we definitely have a “thing” for them!
Here’s a sampling of our vintage pottery collection!
See what we mean? Aren’t they wonderful? See more of our inventory and imagine arranging beautiful florals, holding dessert forks, or displaying pretty straws for your guests in these hip, vintage vessels!
Springtime is upon us and that means all kinds of wonderful celebrations with family and friends! Two classic spring events, bridal and baby showers, are always oh-so special for everyone and we’re here to help. And, to make this occasion even sweeter, we are offering a Sweet Spring Shower Special with a 15% discount on your final rental bill!
Planning your wedding or special occasion? Need signs so your guests can find their table? Love the look of vintage? Well, we’ve got your number – table number, that is!
We’ve been collecting vintage brass frames for a while and our collection has grown little by little. We now enough 5X7″ frames to offer as a set to be used as table signs or even menu signs for your guest tables. With over 25 and counting, you can add a vintage touch that’s also useful and pretty.
If you’d like us to print and insert the table numbers (we’ll make certain to center them, too -haha! ) or pickup early so you can, please ask.
Today we’d like to share a few additions to our vintage collections. They include a new glassware color, a new vintage china pattern, and a new batch of vintage colored candleholder votives. Here they are!
Brown is the latest color to be added to our vintage glassware collection. With hues of deep chocolate to light caramel, these goblets and tumblers present many design possibilities! Currently we have 20+ and plan to add more patterns soon.
I was strolling through a thrift store this week and found a stack of gorgeous vintage Homer Laughlin luncheon and salad plates. And, to top it off, they were half price! With their detailed and distinctive rim, they are the perfect layering companion to a place setting of pink, green and gold.
Green and blue and red, oh my! These vintage colored candleholder votives are simply marvelous and their jewel-toned colors, designs, and textures complement our vintage glassware perfectly. Embrace your love of color and include both on your tablescape!
We are ready to share these and all of our lovely vintage items with you. Give us a call (919 428 4508) or go to our contact page and let’s talk about your next special occasion!
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those that love colour the most.” – John Ruskin