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
We have been gathering pieces of a “new” vintage flatware style – vintage Bakelite (and similar) – and nearly a hundred knives and dinner forks are now available to mix with our vintage stainless and silver-plated collections. With colors ranging from white, cream, butterscotch, and cocoa, they blend in nicely with most color palettes.
No doubt, patterns from our vintage casual china collection are perfect companions with our vintage stainless flatware, but when a piece or two of the Bakelite is added, the look is taken to a new level of awesomeness. We absolutely love it! Originally we didn’t think elegant silver-plated flatware was a good fit with Bakelite, but, ding-dong, we were so wrong! It also looks fantastic!
Take a peek at samples of our collection and how they look alongside the stainless and silver-plated pieces. We think you’ll be smitten with this new vintage look, too!
Vintage has been trending for some time now and we think it’s here to stay. Reasons why? It’s extremely versatile – from elegant to rustic and everything between. Ready to embrace vintage for your occasion? By no means are these the only vintage styles to consider but here are 5 to get you started.
1 – Vintage Elegant Style – Elegant can be elaborate or simple, but most will incorporate florals, gold or silver touches, on a creamy or white background. A mix of silver-plated flatware accompanies elegant place settings beautifully along with vintage goblets, either colored or clear.
2 – Vintage Blue and White Style – This is a classic look everyone loves. The dark blue against white is striking and anchors the place settings on the table. You can dress it up with silver-plated flatware or keep it more casual with an eclectic mix of stainless. Slip in some vintage bakelite pieces with the stainless to add even more interest. Depending on your color scheme, add either colored or clear goblets.
3 – Vintage White Style – White is crisp, clean, and ready to dress up with colored napkins, goblets, tablecloths, or be placed on a bare farm table. This is the perfect choice if you want basic white but also are looking for something more than identical place settings. Add either silver-plated or stainless flatware, perhaps even with a mix of bakelite pieces. Keep it clean with clear goblets or make it pop with an array of colored goblets.
4 – Bold MidCentury Style – Thinking about a boho or bold look? This style of vintage dinnerware is the ticket. The colors range from orange/yellow/brown range to blue/green with geometric, bold designs. Matching colored goblets give each place setting a put-together look. Add casual napkins and stainless or silver plated flatware with perhaps a mix of bakelite and you have a colorful, fun table for your guests.
5 – Vintage Stoneware Style – The 80s come alive with this variety of floral dinner plates. Having a rustic, barn, and outdoor wedding or event? Consider incorporating these quaint designs and see how these similar yet different patterns lined up on the table is truly delightful! Stainless flatware, possibly mixed with some bakelite pieces, along with colored goblets, especially amber, green and brown, are the perfect complement for this casual, hip look.
Are you thinking about incorporating vintage at your next occasion? Featuring updated images, take a look at our 5 reasons why we would love to help.
I’d like to introduce three lovely china patterns – Rosalee, Duchess, and PCP19*. They all came from a small town in West Virginia that was farmland until the early 1900s. Perfectly situated on the Ohio river for industry and commerce, Paden City arose, and, as the saying goes, “if you build it, they will come” – and they did – industries, workers, and the maker of these pretty dishes, Paden City Pottery.
My interest in Paden City Pottery was sparked by a gift from a dear friend. She had uncovered a few pieces of the pattern, American Rose, and asked if I’d like to add them to the SVT collection. Roses and gold on creamy china – you probably can guess what my answer was, huh?
After researching patterns made by Paden City Pottery, I realized we had a small collection of different designs made by this WV company. So “down the rabbit-hole” I went to learn more about this American dinnerware company,
The story begins in the 1790s when Obediah Paden, whose Dutch Quaker family had migrated from Padenburg, Scotland to Pennsylvania (some sources say New York), bought a parcel of land from Robert Woods near the Ohio River on the edge of the northwest corner of West Virginia. Obediah built a home, began his life as a farmer. and, with his wife, raised their family.
Fast forward to 1901. A group of businessmen from Pittsburgh were searching for land along the Ohio river to establish a new town and industrial center. They found the perfect site and purchased it from one of Obediah’s descendants. It went through several name changes – Paden Valley Land Company, then Paden City Land Company, and finally in 1916 it became known as Paden City.
According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, many industries quickly settled in Paden City in those early years, including a glass company, bottle factory, cement company, and a steel company. Another company that opened its doors was Paden City Pottery.
One of their accomplishments was being one of the first dinnerware companies to produce an oven-proof line. Finally, unable to compete with cheaper Japanese imports, Paden City Pottery closed its doors in 1953.
Today Paden City’s two major industries are glass companies – the Paul Wissmach Glass Company, established in 1903, and relative newcomer Marble King, a maker of glass marbles, which arrived in Paden City in 1958. From a population of less than 10 in the early 1900s to the current population of more than 2,500, this quaint historic town is now on my list of places to visit!
One last gem of a story, handed down through the years, explains how Obediah came to own an island in the Ohio River, just west to Paden City. It wasn’t part of the original purchase of Obediah’s but he did become its owner in a most unusual way…
Sometimes you’ve got to do it and today is our day. We are talking about sharing achievements, patting yourself on your back, or tooting your horn. We believe our clients as well as our many friends, enjoy hearing good news about anyone anytime, right? So, that’s what we are doing today – we are sharing 3 moments of great pride from this past year.
Toot 1: Our 1st Mention in a Print Publication!
It was thrilling to see our name in two features in this beautiful publication and are very grateful to the Southern Weddings crew for inviting us. (And, this first is followed by a second this January! SVT is in the Winter/Spring 2017 edition of Southern Bride.)
Toot 2: Our 2nd Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award
We opened up our email Tuesday morning and were greeted with this fantastic news. Southern Vintage Table has been named 2017 Couple’s Choice by Wedding Wire! This is fantastic news and we are so honored. Many thanks to our clients who submitted reviews of our services!
Toot 3: Finished our 3rd Year and Ready for Year 4!
Three toots for our past three years in business and we are ready for our 4th ! Got an event planned for this year? We are here to help!
We learned a new word this week – bobèche. It’s such an elegant sounding word – pronounced as bō-ˈbāsh – and it’s something you’ve probably seen but didn’t know that it had such a cool name. So, what is a (now practice saying it) bobèche?
A bobèche is the collar placed under a candle or light and adorned with crystals and pretty do-dads. The collars might be made from plastic, glass, or metal. Fun, huh? They make any brass, pewter, silver, and glass candle holder look so glam!
After experimenting with our collection of bobèches, we are itching to try out a few ideas. We’re not ready to share them just yet except to say we’ve seen some pretty crystals that match the colors of our vintage jewel-toned goblets. Oops, we probably said too much. In the meantime, after this tumultuous week, this empowering quote has given me new purpose.
Are you already in the holiday mood and thinking about family gatherings coming up? Whether it’s a Thanksgiving reunion, a family Christmas dinner, or a holiday meal with friends, we can provide you with all the tableware basics and more. We have open dates in November and December, and when you mention the ad above, we’ll provide a quote with a 10% discount. Give us a ring or send us an email!
(PS – We can also help with other celebrations – baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday dinners…)