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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Vintage Feature – A Few New Additions to our Collections

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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.

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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.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!

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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!

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 “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those that love colour the most.” – John Ruskin


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Vintage Feature – 13 Events, 13 Photographers, 13 Photos of our Vintage Goblets

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by Crutchfield Photography – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Mabyn Ludke Photography – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Faith Teasley – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Ally and Bobby Photography – TSOS Workshop
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Photo by Theo Milo Photography – Wedding Reception
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Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Live View Studios – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Katelyn James Photography – Photo Shoot
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Photo by Jackson Signature Photography – Photo Shoot
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Photo by Scott Faber – Wedding Shower
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Photo by Gents and Belles – Wedding Reception
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Photo by Five Copper Creative – Wedding Reception
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Photo by DHS Photography – Photo Shoot

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Vintage Feature – Let Us Help You with the Holidays!

Southern Vintage Table Holiday Special

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…)

Southern Vintage Table Thanksgiving Tables

Southern Vintage Table Holiday Tables


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Vintage Feature – Lovely Lace & Crocheted Tablecloths

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Southern Vintage Table
Photo by Live View Studios

We have long appreciated the romantic beauty of vintage lace and crocheted tablecloths. Our admiration for these delicate table coverings has been renewed this week because we have been working on sorting and photographing these lovelies for our recently published Vintage Lace & Crocheted Tablecloth Inventory page.  Hooray!

As we pulled out them out of the bins our first decision was categorizing. We thought about arranging them by color but they are slightly different hues of creams and whites. Then we considered size but few of them have the same measurement.  But, we noted three different weights – Crocheted, Medium-Weight, and Light-Weight – and that’s how they are presented to you. When mousing over the image on the Inventory page, the dimensions of each of the cloths are shown underneath.  And, to further help, below the slideshow are two table listings by size.

Right to Left: Crocheted, Medium-Weight, Light-Weight

Take a look at our beautiful and unique collection. If you have any questions, please email us!
Now, onto the napkins…

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Beautiful array of our vintage lace tablecloths and overlays at a birthday party at Snipes Farm

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Vintage Feature – More Inventory To Share!

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~ Happy November! ~

Today’s post is short and sweet but it’s been a productive week.

Check out our two additions under the Inventory tab – Vintage Silver-Plate Inventory and Vintage Vases Inventory.  We are also revising and adding to our previously published inventory pages – for example, we added four charming teapots and our love for yellow is certainly showing up!

We are busy, busy, busy as we continue to showcase our wonderful vintage collections for you!

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Here’s our goal for the week ahead and our wish for yours –
 “… blur the line between work and play.”  Arnold J. Toynbee

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Southern Vintage Table Event – Before the Guests Arrive…

The venue was wonderfully historic and rustic, the decor details created by the bride and family were perfect, and we were very pleased to be a part of this wonderful day!  After months of designing and planning, the Boondocks was ready for the celebration of Jennifer & Jesse’s wedding. Here are some of our photos – and it was so hard to pick out just a few – of the pre-celebration.  As you can see, it was going to be a beautiful, sweet affair!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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Congratulations, Jennifer & Jesse, and wishing you enduring love, happiness, and fun!

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Vintage Feature – A Symbol of Love and Prosperity is… Wheat

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While collecting vintage china patterns for Southern Vintage Table, I have found many vintage patterns with wheat shafts. Why wheat, I wondered?  It’s brown and umm … brown.  I knew there must be a story behind it.  Well, of course, there is.

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Wheat designs on three vintage china patterns – HLC2022, Golden Wheat, GRI207

Wheat symbolizes many good things in life.  To name just a few –  prosperity, love, home and hearth, harvest, spring, birth and hope.  In the bible wheat is the symbol for righteous people.  No wonder it was popular on china, to be seen everyday at the family dining table!

One of the most prevalent patterns in the mid 1950s was Golden Wheat by Homer Laughlin, featured in the middle of the photo above.  It was a marketing gimmick of Duz detergent – they wanted to have an edge over Tide, so they started including china dishes in their boxes of detergent!  Don’t you wish someone would do that again?

The third image above is a beautiful golden scalloped edged pattern on a luscious cream background.  I came upon it at a local thrift store – there was an entire set!  One of the volunteers, Polly, and I sat down on the floor and examined each piece, reveling in its design and beauty.  The pattern is from Grindley, manufactured in England and dates during the 1940s-50s.  Of course, I bought it!

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Vintage china wheat pattern from Grindley

One more trio of wheat images is below from the 40s-60s.  The first two are on fine porcelain china and the third has a beautiful teal coloring.

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Three vintage china wheat patterns – Platinum Wheat, THA1 Wheat and Autumn Harvest

So, lovely wheat is in – at least on vintage china patterns – and we have them available for you at Southern Vintage Table!

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Southern Vintage Event: Reisling Vintages with Vintage China

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Stacks of vintage china place settings are ready to set the table!

It was her turn to host the monthly wine club dinner and Rowena wanted to do something special for her friends. The wine club’s mission is to ferret out the best wines in every possible category. For each meeting the members contribute a dish for the meal and then they try different vintages of the featured wine.  A difficult task but these dedicated women are up for it!

This month’s featured wine was Reislings and what would make this festive event even more fun?  An assortment of vintage china!  Rowena arranged for Southern Vintage Table to set her table and each guest enjoyed a lovely unique place setting from our elegant collection with themes of pink and green.  The final “plat de résistance” to help uncover the best Reisling vintage – an assortment of vintage hats!

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The bold salad plate sets off the delicate flowers of the berry bowl and dinner plate.
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The soft greens and pinks of these vintage china patterns are exquisite.
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The greens in these vintage china patterns are highlighted by the striking pattern of the salad plate.
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A vintage china place setting with the vintage silverware – gorgeous!

Bottles of Reislings and a delicious meal on beautiful vintage china – the perfect recipe for a spirited time! Having a dinner party, book club meeting or wine tasting event?  Contact Southern Vintage Table for unique vintage china place settings that will get the conversation started!

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Vintage hats are ready for the guests!