Southern Vintage Table Event – Kelcey & Isaac’s Vintage Wedding

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We have been looking forward to Kelcey and Isaac’s wedding day for over a year and yesterday was the day!  All of the designing, planning, and organizing culminated in one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever seen. With our vintage place settings set on Greenhouse Picker Sisters‘ farm tables and Springwell Gardens‘ oh-so splendid flower arrangements, the reception area at Merry Hill Farm was transformed into a gorgeous sea of color and textures.

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At each table were vintage vessels filled with beautiful floral bouquets, including a collection of teacups collected by Kelcey for her wedding day.  Springwell Gardens also created lovely aromatic bouquets in our vintage silver creamers, milk glass vases and compotes, and stoneware pitchers.

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Final vintages touches included framed table markers, biscuit/tea tins, and books, Votives and candles in vintage brass candle holders added the sparkle of light at each table for the evening of fun and celebration.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Now we can’t wait to hear all the details and see the evening through Kelcey and Isaac’s professional photos. It was such a pleasure being part of this wedding day and working with a team of incredible vendors. We don’t have the complete vendor list but we’ll share them when we post the “real” photos!

Thanks to my sweet sisters, Rowena and Sharon, and dear friend Priscilla, for your help yesterday!  And, you’ll want to know that the “bury the bourbon” Southern tradition came through with a gorgeous North Carolina day!

And, of course, a heartfelt congratulations to Kelcey and Issac!  Best wishes for a loving, joyful life together!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – A Photo Shoot at Carrollock Farms

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DHS Photography at Carrollock Farms

We really enjoy helping with photo shoots and when Danielle of DHS Photography invited us to help with one showcasing a new venue, we happily agreed. Carrollock Farms, with a rich NC farming history, has beautiful pastures with cows and seasonal crops. Hosting your event here will give you a true feeling of being in the country.

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Photo by DHS Photography

Be sure to check out this beautiful country venue in Willow Spring, NC. Thank you, DHS Photography, for sharing these wonderful photos!  And, to all mothers and mothers-to-be…

Happy Mother’s Day!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – It’s A Grandmother Shower!

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Springtime is here, and right on nature’s schedule, the dogwood and redbud trees, the tulips, daffodils, and azaleas are bursting into bloom across the green landscape, making the whole world a bit more lovable!  And, it is with great love for the sweetest of friends, the perfect time to celebrate her life-changing role as grandmother.

Nothing much is as exciting as the birth of a grandchild, and naturally, Mary, the quintessential Southern belle, is tickled pink that her first grandchild will be arriving this summer. Her friends, pleased as punch for Mary, couldn’t help themselves and threw her a surprise grandmother shower this past week.

Any time spent together is a precious time for this group; however, party decorations, games, gifts and a delicious dinner definitely made the evening more memorable. A vintage tablecloth with a floral pattern in pinks and blues laid the foundation for the table setting. Creamy white dinner plates were topped with salad plates in pinks and blues. Vintage linen napkins, candlesticks, porcelain baskets filled with Easter treats, and Fernrock Farm‘s spring flowers added to the festive atmosphere.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Fernrock Farm Flowers

Since the gender of the baby is still a mystery, the guests placed bets on whether Mary’s grandchild will be a boy or a girl, the date and time of birth, and the birthweight. Their guesses were sealed away in envelopes to be opened after the birth this summer. Gifts of books, blankets, and soft cuddly toys gave everyone a chance to “ooh” and “ahh” and anticipate the joy of passing this new bundle of joy from lap to lap.

Hosting a grandmother shower is a wonderful way for friends to celebrate old friendships and a new baby, sure to bring love and wonder. We now await the day when the baby arrives, when we find out who wins the baby lottery, and when we learn what Mary’s new name will be. One thing is for certain; he or she will be adored by all!

Thank you, Jami, for your help with today’s post!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – We’ve Got Big News!

Yep, this is big. Really big. Hugely big. This month Southern Vintage Table is moving to a studio space in Hillsborough!  Yay!!

This is incredibly exciting for both SVT and our studio partner, Amy Wurster of Knots ‘n Such. We both are eager to take this step in building our businesses and it just feels so right!

Behind this door will be Knots ‘n Such and STV’s shared studio!

April and May are going to be incredibly busy for us as we pack, unpack, and organize our wares but, nonetheless, exhilarating. I can’t wait to see shelves and shelves filled with vintage plates, goblets, and other treasures for our clients to browse through. Be on the lookout for progress reports and an invitation to come visit!

PS – The “M” on the keychain is for my given name, Michele, and the Tile, well, that’s probably self-explanatory…

PPS – Amy is the cutie holding the keys and that’s me fantasizing about all those shelves. Haha!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Olivia & Joseph’s Winter Wedding

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

It was a beautiful NC October afternoon when Olivia, Joseph, and I first met on the outside patio of a Raleigh coffee shop. I took notes during our conversation in so far as their wedding vision and, while those details have since faded, what I distinctly remember is how I felt during our meeting. What endures is my memory of their genuineness, kindness, and warmth. I knew that day this was going to be an extraordinary wedding for everyone – family, friends, guests, vendors, and especially, this lovely couple.

Fast forward to their January wedding day at the Cloth Mill in Hillsborough. With friends Priscilla and Jami, we meticulously set the tables for their 200+ guests. In planning for this day, I went into teacher-mode – carefully matching dinner and salad plates, organizing them by their table numbers, selecting a coordinating colored goblet, and finally organizing it all into a nice, neat spreadsheet. (Indeed, I was super proud of myself!)

So, within hours, our tables were ready for the Greenhouse Picker Sisters and Bowerbird Flowers to add their centerpiece magic. I think you’ll agree, the end result was magnificent! These photos, courtesy of AJ Dunlap Photography, for the most part showcase our vintage wares but trust us, the rest are just as wonderful!

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Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

Thank you, Olivia and Joseph, for giving us so much joy being a part of your wedding day. Your love and  happiness were beautiful to behold!

Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

The fantastic vendor team included:
Venue – The Cloth Mill
Wedding Planner – Vision Events NC
Photographer – AJ Dunlap Photography
Large Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Florals – Bowerbird Flowers
Tableware – Southern Vintage Table
Caterer – Beau Catering
Wedding Apparel – Rosa Clara and Traditions by Anna
Makeup – Michelle Clark
DJ – All Around Raleigh DJ
Lighting – Show Time Events NC
Jewelry – Hawkhouse Designs
Rentals – Party Reflections and CE Rental
Cinematographer – Sam Keel


PS – Thank you for this lovely review on Wedding Wire!

5.0/5.0  Quality of Service: 5.0  Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0  Value: 5.0  Flexibility: 5.0

Joseph said… 
The china and goblets from Southern Vintage Table made our wedding reception! Everything was absolutely beautiful and Shelly did the most amazing job at pairing everything together. Shelly was there the day of the wedding meticulously matching up plates and setting out goblets and we couldn’t have been happier. Shelly was the sweetest vendor that we had and we immediately had a connection – she took the time to listen to what we wanted and was so intentional about getting to know us and what we wanted in our wedding. She was super responsive to emails and always followed up with us. We got so many compliments on our plates and how our tables looked because of the china and goblets. If I was getting married again, I would absolutely, without a doubt, use Southern Vintage Table again. You can tell that Shelly loves what she does and her main goal is to make the bride and groom happy.


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Bohemian Shoot Now Featured on Love Inc!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental

Two for one!  Can’t get enough of a good thing!  Our cup runneth over!   All of these cliches are perfect for last September’s bohemian photo shoot at 1870 Farm, designed by HoneyBee Mine Events. Here’s the scoop – two terrifically talented photographers were part of the shoot – DHS Photography and Red Bridge Photography.  Both of them submitted their photos to separate wedding blogs and both of them got published!  How wonderful is that?

As you remember, DHS Photography‘s photos were showcased on Knotsvilla (“Vintage Bohemian Inspiration) back in October as well as our blog, “Love, Love, Boho Love” but today’s spotlight belongs to Red Bridge Photography.

Last week Rebecca  got the fantastic news that we are now up on the prestigious wedding magazine, Love Inc, in the feature, “Bright Bohemian Rustic Wedding Inspiration from North Carolina.”  Because there are soooo many glorious shots, we are sharing just a few of our favorites from Red Bridge Photography that you won’t find on Love Inc . The article portrays the entire photo shoot story so be sure to treat yourself!  (Pssst – the gallery closes with a fun, amazing shot that you don’t want to miss!)

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Thanks again to this terrific team of professionals!

Vendor Team

Venue: 1870 Farm
Photography: Red Bridge Photography
Event Planner: 
HoneyBee Mine Events
Floral Design & Large Vintage Decor: Art of Motion Events
Table Design and Decor: Southern Vintage Table
Cake Design: 
Artylicious Cakes
Macarons: Sugar Euphoria
Wedding Dress: Marie Cordella
Wedding Suit: Menguin
Flower Crown: Eclectically Southern
Jewelry: The Goodgirls Studio
Hair Stylist: Studio M2
Makeup Artist: The Makeup Addict
Photo Booth: Lil Photo Bus
Paper Props:  Jenna Jordan Design
Models: Sierra Bowser and Brendan Harrelson


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Southern Vintage Table Event – “Poised & Polished” in Southern Bride Magazine

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photos by Jackson Signature Photography

Starting the new year with exciting news about our 2nd print magazine feature!  We took part in a beautifully styled shoot last spring that we described in our blog post,  Three Terrific Takeaways from Rose Hill Styled Shoot We all felt the shoot was something pretty special and Southern Bride Magazine agrees!  The shoot can be found in the Winter/Spring 2017 edition under”Poised and Polished” (page 104), and it looks fabulous!

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After gazing at these gorgeous photographs by Jackson Signature Photography, you will want to read the backstory of this incredible day. But today is all about imagery and you’ll love these photos showcasing our vintage wares.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Coordinator: Stacy Newburg, Events by Memory Lane
Vintage Tableware and Decor: Southern Vintage Table
Custom Plates: Behrenberg Glass Co
Jewelry:  Moon and Lola
Invitations & Paper Goods: Holly Meyer Design
Custom Ring Box:  The Family Joolz
A shout-out to our wonderful models!

Groom: Chris Niesluchowski
Bride: Sydney Hooks
Best Man: Jerry Newburg
Maid of Honor: Ashley Fernandez


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Our Second Southern Weddings Feature

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Happy new year everyone!  We decided to start off 2017 with our second feature in the glorious publication, Southern Weddings.  This photo shoot, Greenbrier Getaway,  features the beautiful historical venue in West Virginia, The Greenbrier.  After seeing the photographs from this feature, this venue is definitely on our “must see” destinations.  Jaclyn Journey‘s design and Whitney Neal‘s photographs along with the Southern Wedding’s team produced a photo story you’ll want to see and read!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rentals NC

Southern Vintage Table’s  contribution to the shoot were the mixed and matched plates at the reception table. Don’t they look amazing?  We’ll be sharing these on our social media but there’s so much more to this feature.  Head over to the online article and see some gorgeous floral arrangements, a stunning chandelier, and, of course, the backdrop of the spectacular Greenbrier resort.  Oh yeah, there’s a fun behind-the-scenes video at the end of the article you don’t want to miss and a list of the incredible vendors who put this all together.

Photo by Whitney Neal at The Greenbrier


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Southern Vintage Table Event – “Chapel Charm” Reveal

Photo by Landon Jacob Photography

Photo by Landon Jacob Photography

Today is it! We are revealing some of the photos from a gorgeous feature in this year’s edition of Southern Weddings.  If you recall, a few blog posts ago (SVT Events – We Are Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine-Twice!) we spilled the beans on our inclusion in this lovely publication but we needed to wait a bit before sharing. Well, the wait is over for the first of the two articles, “Southern Weddings V9: Chapel Charm,” with these photos by Landon Jacob Photography.

Photo by Landon Jacob Photography

Our contributions to this shoot were our three vintage punch bowls, an eclectic mix of punch cups, pink enameled baby tub, and milk glass compote.  As you can see, the creative styling talents of Mallory Joyce, the Southern Weddings‘ crew and Landon Jacob Photography shine brilliantly –  the melding of soft pinks and pastels, the floral arrangements by Mallory Joyce, Paisley & Jade‘s vintage furniture, and other assorted details, all set at historical The Parlour at Manns Chapel.

Photos by Landon Jacob PhotographyPhotos by Landon Jacob Photography

If you have the magazine, jump to page 89 to see the full spread with a listing of the participating sponsors and vendors at the end of the article. You can also enjoy this feature on Southern Weddings’ website, Southern Weddings V9: Chapel Charm, and the back story about this photo shoot at Southern Weddings 9: Behind the Scenes of Chapel Charm!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Styling Beautiful Table Settings at TSOS

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Photo by Ally and Bobby Photography

This summer I received a marvelous invitation from Kelly Hovis, Brand Relations Manager of The School of Styling. She asked us if we wanted to help with an October TSOS workshop at The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC.  During one of their sessions, she explained, the attendees would be learning creative ways to style a table setting and she thought our rich collection of vintage wares would perfect to offer them. If you are familiar with this creative business, you’d understand that this was an invitation we couldn’t refuse!

So the attendees would have a wide selection of vintage looks. we pulled together a variety of dinner, salad, and dessert plates along with our clear and colored glassware. In addition, settings from our silver-plate and stainless flatware were packed up and delivered. With the eclectic collection of wares, we eagerly waited to see the creative place settings the attendees would design. Please enjoy these photos by Ally & Bobby Photography. As you can see for yourself, we are quite impressed with their handiwork!

Photo by Ally & Bobby PhotographyPhoto by Ally & Bobby Photography

Photo by Ally & Bobby PhotographyPhoto by Ally & Bobby PhotographyPhoto by Ally and Bobby Photography

Photo by Ally & Bobby PhotographyA+ work, wouldn’t you agree!  Be sure to check out The School of Styling‘s blog written by owner Kaitlin Holland for more photos and details!


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