Southern Vintage Table Events – Open House Today at Forest Hall!

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 their brunch reception and loved everything about their design using our vintage wildflower collection and colored goblets. And, yes, the windows are fabulous!

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Photo by Live View Studios
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental
Photo by Live View Studios

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!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Events – Kacie & Greg’s Family-Style Reception

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We are so excited to share photos from Kacie and Greg’s wedding last fall! Captured by Blended Light Photography, these stunning pictures tell the story of their beautiful wedding and reception at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel.

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.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!

Venue: The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel 
Wedding Planner: Harmony Wedding and Events
Photographer – Blended Light Photography
Catering: City BBQ
Rentals: Southern Vintage Table
Bouquets: Event Flouret
Centerpieces: Harmony Wedding and Events


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Southern Vintage Table Events – The Eve Before the Wedding

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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.

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

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!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – High Tea Celebration at UNC-G

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!

Photograph by Mike Micciche Photography

Dr. Safrit’s generous gift received numerous announcements from press outlets including the Greensboro Record, Winston-Salem Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, and UNCG ‘s website. Be sure to read more about her academic life and accomplishments.

Special thanks go to Event Coordinator, Wendy Tapia for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event, and to Priscilla, for being my “helper” and friend.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

 

 

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.


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Colorful Thanksgiving Tables

We all arrived with our favorite dishes to share and, as we have for over five decades, enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal together. Sisters, brothers, cousins, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends – every flavor of family looks forward to our Bass-Heath-Roberson-Friends gathering.

Southern Vintage Table (aka Shelly 🙂 ), along with Rowena, Allie, Tommy, Sandy, and Melissa, arrived Wednesday at the Rolesville Masonic Lodge to set the tables. This year’s colorful theme included printed tablecloths with colored placemats and mid-century plates in greens, yellows, and blues. Also added to each place setting were mixed and matched vintage napkins, clear goblets, and stainless flatware.

Rowena and Melissa arranged centerpieces from greenery, flowers, and berries gathered from our yards and gardens. These were placed in colored bottles and vases down the tables with vintage candle holders and votives The result? Three long tables dressed in happy hues of blues, greens, and gold!

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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


(Thank you, Wiley and Sandy, for posting these on Facebook!)

Although some family members are no longer with us and others couldn’t make it this year, we all dearly love this annual celebration. We’ll be back next year to do it again!

The tradition continues, Susie, Wiley, Christine, Aline, Weldon, and Toot – and your families dearly thank you!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Our favorite holiday is coming up – Thanksgiving! This day has always been special for the Bass/Heath/Roberson family because uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, close and afar, get together to share a traditional Southern Thanksgiving meal. We line the buffet table with favorite dishes, like turkey, dressing, collard greens, deviled eggs, chocolate eclair cake, and, of course, Sandy’s famous mashed potatoes.

The feasting place has changed over the decades though we have settled in the Masonic Lodge in Rolesville. In the past several years, Southern Vintage Table has joyfully set the tables and today we are sharing these tablescapes before next week’s post with this year’s design.


2016 Tablescape
White stoneware plates, colorful napkins and goblets, greenery, pinecones, and pillar candles.

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2015 Tablescape
Blue and white plates, amber goblets, burlap runners, amber bottles filled with florals, and votives.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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2013 Tablescape
Floral stoneware, tumblers in amber, green and blue, placemats on brown butcher paper, pinecones, and florals in mason jars.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC


Come back next Sunday for our 2017 Thanksgiving table design. It will be colorful and fun – this we can promise – and hopefully, a new favorite.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Eat, Drink, & Be Scary at Ruby’s Place

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

RSVP-Events did it again! They hosted a fun, beautiful, and delicious business lunch this week at Ruby’s Place. The “Eat, Drink, & Be Scary” theme translated into ghostly vintage place settings, purple goblets, ornate stainless flatware, gothic candle holders with black candlesticks, and white pumpkins perched on pedestals. Pretty and boo scary, huh?

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Catering Works added their element of spookiness with a variety of ghastly treats – monster eyeballs, pumpkin and mummy cookies, and witches fingers – along with their main delish dishes. Yum!

Tucked away in rural Orange County, Ruby’s Place is a unique location to host a business lunch. The winning recipe of delicious food, peaceful country vibe, and a festive table creates an atmosphere of collegiality and kinship – a great combination to build strong business relationships!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Soft Pastels Whisper Wedding Romance for Erica & Josh

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Yes, we love deep rich colors but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the sweet beauty of soft pastels. For Erica and Josh, their wedding color palette included pale blues, pinks, and white, and as you can see, our vintage floral china was a wonderful fit. Set in the historic Merrimon-Wynne home in Raleigh and coordinated by Amy Wurster of Knots ‘N Such, this wedding was pure romance.

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

In addition to the mixed and matched vintage china, we set the table with our vintage clear goblets, silver-plate flatware and trays, and votive candleholders. With our vintage napkins folded and tucked under the plates, each guest had his or her own unique place setting. We love this!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Our vintage wares also were used to display the array of delicious desserts and sweets. With our vintage silver-plate spoons and plates, guests were doubly treated!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Thanks for inviting us to help with your beautiful vintage wedding, Erica and Josh!  Sending best wishes for life-long romance and joy!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

 

Southern Vintage Table Events – The Durham Bride

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

A new blog and wedding resource is now online! The Durham Bride, hosted by Tiffany Englert, owner and event planner behind The Details Events, will be offering advice and vendor spotlights for “brides, grooms, and fans of the Bull City.”

Tiffany contacted Southern Vintage Table this summer and asked if we’d like to help with a photo shoot to kick off her new service. Of course, we were delighted by her invitation and she came to our studio to select the tableware. She decided on our vintage blue and amber goblets, layered vintage china plates, silver-plated flatware, two large compotes for the centerpieces, and silver candleholders. As you can see, her tablescape design was gorgeous!

She assembled a fantastic team of vendors, and with all the details in place, the shoot took place at the Kings Daughters Inn. Originally a residence for elderly single women, today this bed & breakfast inn adjacent to Duke’s campus is an elegant space for individual guests or large groups, including wedding celebrations.

The shoot was designed for the traditional bride and inspired by the stone from which the grand buildings on Duke campus were built.  As Tiffany explains, “Quarried from nearby Hillsborough, NC, the stone displays a rich palette of blues, grays, tans and rust colors that give the buildings a richness and warmth that otherwise would have been difficult to achieve.  Just in time for Fall palettes, the rich slate tones and warm copper tones are perfect for a southern Fall wedding!”

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Getting married in Durham? The Durham Bride will be a terrific resource for you!


Much appreciation to The Details Events for planning this beautiful shoot and to Radian Photography for your gorgeous photographs!  See more photos from the shoot on Tiffany’s blog post, Who is the Durham Bride- Styled Shoot – King’s Daughters Inn.

Vendor Team
Planning and Design: @thedurhambride
Photography: @radianphotography
Planning: @thedetailsevents
Rentals: @americanpartyrentals & @southernvintagetable2
Venue: @thekingsdaughtersinn
Dessert: @eastdurhampieco
Calligraphy & stationery: @happytines
Flowers: @ninthstreetflowers
Groom’s attire: @bernardstux
Bride’s attire: @maggibridalraleigh
HMUA: @bellatriosalonandspanc


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