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!

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Vintage Feature – The Latest Count of Our Vintage Goblets

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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+

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Pink Goblets – 80+

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Light Blue Goblets – 95+

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Amber Goblets – 125+

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Purple Goblets – 60+

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Teal/Aqua/Dusky Blue Goblets – 95+

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Red Goblets – 65+

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Milk Glass Goblets – 60+

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Brown Goblets – 60+

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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!

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Vintage Feature – Hues of Beautiful Blue Vintage Goblets

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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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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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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

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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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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!

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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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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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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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Vintage Feature – We’re Back with Lots to Share!

Our July blog hiatus has ended and there’s so much we want share with you! With help from Jami and Priscilla, we’ve made much progress on our studio, inside and out, and we think it looks amazing. So, how did we do with our three July goals?  We invite you to read on!

Goal one was to make a farm table top for the workbench so clients could experiment with different place settings and tablescapes. Instead of the top, though, we now have an actual table, set up in the back, that works even better.

This mother-daughter team came to our studio a few weeks ago and experimented with a variety of different looks. After admiring several possibilities, their lovely reception table plan emerged!  So far we’ve had four clients use this design table to plan their reception tables and several more have appointments to visit us in the next few weeks. Yay!

The next item on our list was to finish and print our brochure.  After my business mentor shared some key editing suggestions, we had a small batch printed.  More editing was done, a reorder placed, and now we are waiting for them to arrive!

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The third and final goal – finish moving our inventory. Whew – we are VERY pleased to declare “DONE!” After three months of steadily packing and unpacking, everything is in the studio and now we’re busily staging and organizing.

Our opening photo and the one below show vignettes in our studio created by Priscilla.  We love them all but the second one down is crazy fun!!  We took the glassware out of the crates, lined the shelves with white lights, and shazam – they sure do sparkle!

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Three goals on our list all checked off!  There’s one more thing we want you to see and it’s the final thing we brought to Studio 238. She happens to be the sassiest, baddest, smartest, wisest, and outright best character EVER created – ta da

Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Starship Voyager!

“Ma’am is acceptable in a crunch but I prefer Captain.”

She’ll be here to greet you and keep us focused on providing the very best service to our clients.  Yes, you can count on us, Captain!


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Vintage Feature – Three Assignments for July

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’t 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!


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Vintage Feature – Move Update!

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!


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