After a two-weddings’ weekend, this weekend’s events were a little-bit-of-this and a little-bit-of-that – a bridal shower, a wedding reception, and a tea party! As you might guess, it was busy, busy in the studio – washing the dishes from last weekend and then preparing for the three events and their pickups. Thankfully, Priscilla came over and helped get things organized and ready.
The stainless vintage flatware seen above was for Emma and Jonathan’s wedding reception. Don’t you love the variety and details? These went with our blue and white china, light blue goblets and a few milk glass accents. Looking forward to seeing these photos!
The second event was a dinner party/bridal shower. Susan chose our vintage elegant china dinner plates eclectically matched with salad plates, a mix of teal, amber, and pink goblets, and vintage silver-plate flatware. With an Italian feast on the menu, the guests are being treated to a grand party!
The third event is happening today – a mother-daughter tea party for almost 200 guests at the Mims House. With our vintage teapots, teacups, and tiered stands, this fundraiser affair is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The proceeds are going to help a group of talented dancers from the Holly Springs Ballet School participate in the Macy’s Christmas Parade. We hope they get closer to their goal after this weekend!
Sharing our vintage treasures is such a joy for us and we love seeing photos and hearing about all the details. Let us help you with your next party, dinner, reception, or gathering!
Today’s post is this. That’s right; this one photo from an absolutely gorgeous wedding that took place yesterday at Fletcher Park in Raleigh. Are you familiar with the the saying, “there’s so much to do and so little time.” Bingo.
There is time, however, to thank three amazing friends – Priscilla, Pat, and Jami. Their help, support, and laughter created so many memories it will take days to totally unpack them.
Also, thank you, Sam, for your help loading up at the end of a long day. That clock is ticking and we have to get to the studio, unload dishes, and get that dishwasher humming. More photos will be forthcoming and we will be so excited to see and share them!
Last Thursday evening at The Mill Room at the Factory in Wake Forest a group of business leaders from the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce gathered together for their annual awards dinner. It was a busy, fun evening for everyone – silent raffles, music by the Rolesville High Orchestra, speeches, awards, recognition of the members of the Youth Leadership, and, of course, a delicious meal provided by Cannon Catering.
We were so excited to provide our vintage guest place settings for this fun affair and thrilled to collaborate with Flower Creations Rolesville. Heather filled our vintage silver-plate teapots, creamers, and petite vases to create a beautiful arrangements for the guest tables.
Thank you, Rolesville’s Chamber of Commerce, for inviting us to help with your annual celebration! We are honored to work with such an incredible group of community leaders!
We are soooo happy to share these romantic photos, taken by Jackson Signature Photography at the Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC. Recently published in the Carolinas Magazine, the images portray a fairy-tale lakeside anniversary picnic.
Our contribution included the vintage picnic basket, lace runner, teapot, and teacups for two. As we are only sharing photos of our wares, be sure to visit the photo essay. You won’t be disappointed!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 theirbrunch reception and loved everything about their design using our vintage wildflower collection and colored goblets. And, yes, the windows are fabulous!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!