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!


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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!


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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

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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
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Theo Milo Photography
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Copper Five Photography
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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

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We currently have 85+ vintage pink goblets!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – The Latest Count of Our Vintage Goblets

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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+

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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

Vintage Feature – Hues of Beautiful Blue Vintage Goblets

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Here’s to a great week ahead for all


 

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Vintage Feature – 5 Weddings, 5 Photographers, 5 Venues

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCAJ Dunlap Photography – The Cloth Mill – Olivia & Joseph

Our year of weddings, tea parties, and family dinners has been incredible!  We have loved every single event and are so inspired by the creativity and visions of our many different clients as well as the beautiful work of the photographers who capture their day. This week’s post features the work of five professional wedding photographers at five weddings and five different venues. The memories behind these five photographs are endless (and priceless)!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCAnnie Watts Photography – Merry Hill – Kelcey & Isaac

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCChristy Clewis Photography – The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel – Angela & Jason

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPorshia Hernandez Photography – Cold Mountain – Jessica & Daniel

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCRebekah Senter Photography –  Rigmor House – Jennifer & Teague

We salute these talented professionals.  Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!

We are now booking weddings for 2018.  Please email or call us for an appointment to see our vintage wares at our studio in Hillsborough, NC.


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Vintage Feature – It’s Been a Crafty Kinda Week!

I love to craft but recently haven’t had the time nor inspiration to start something new. But things changed when I was asked if we had any vintage cigar boxes for an upcoming event. We do have several but thought a few more might be needed. So when we saw a display of new boxes at a  local thrift store, we imagined they could be made to look vintage – didn’t quite know how – but heck, we picked up six. (Of course, now we wish we had bought the whole bunch!)

When the days got shorter and the nights longer, the crafting gene was activated. With a bottle of decoupage product in the craft cabinet, all I needed were images. It didn’t take long to find them – authentic public domain labels in full color. From beautiful ladies to trolley cars and air balloons, these vintage cigar box labels from the early 20th century are amazing!

I printed two of each – for the outside and inside lid – and steadily worked on these every night. This was my first decoupage project so I had a lot to learn. Some of the sides are painted and some are decoupaged. A few have parts of the original labels; others are totally masked.

The two final steps were to add felt feet to keep the bottom dry and a ribbon hinge so the lid could stay upright. Although none of them are perfect, they sure look pretty!

Of course, these aren’t vintage cigar boxes, but they remind us of those times long ago. They are now on our shelves ready to add a little pizzazz to your event!


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Vintage Feature – Natural + Colorful + Vintage = Boho

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Left-DHS Photography; Right-Live View Studios

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!

Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

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.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by Annie Watts Photography

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.

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Photo by Ally & Bobby Photography

Thinking natural, colorful, vintage?  Maybe a little Boho decor is just what you need to fit your style.


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Vintage Feature – If You Open A Studio, They Will Come…

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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.

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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!”


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