Southern Vintage Table Event – Rain or Shine, Devon & Brian’s Wedding Day Was Wonderful!

Today we have some spectacular photos from Devon and Brian’s April wedding. Their Duke Chapel ceremony and Merry Hill reception, captured by Jessica Arden Photography, demonstrate how fun a rainy wedding day can truly be!

After getting married at the grand Duke Chapel, the wedding party moved to the pastoral beauty of Merry Hill Farm to celebrate. For their reception meal, this lovely couple used a mix of our vintage floral patterns with blue and white china to create a colorful table for their guests. On the dessert table and decorated with delicious cupcakes, our vintage tiered stands presented a yummy display for friends and family. Although their celebratory plans had to change a bit when the evening rain began, perhaps a little rain can create the best memories!

“Thank you so much for providing the amazing china and being such a pleasure to work with for our wedding.  The plates were so beautiful and the tables looked amazing when everything came together!  It ended up being rainy on our wedding night, so we had to move everything under the tents and lost some of the pretty Merry Hill scenery, and I was so happy that we had beautiful table settings to add some color and charm to the tent space!  And don’t worry, we ended up having the most fun ever despite the rain!” – Devon

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Gosh, this final photo at Duke Chapel is simply perfect! Congrats, Devon and Brian, and best wishes for a fun-filled future together, rain or shine!


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Vintage Feature – Move Update!

It’s almost been 2 months since Amy and I first got the keys to our studio and we are getting so, so close!  The sign is on the window, more shelves filled, inventory shuffled, Amy’s shelves and flower cooler are in, and – the most exciting news for SVT – the commercial dish machine is being installed tomorrow!  Whoop, whoop!


Here’s the day we got the keys….

… and here’s today!



We are working from our new space and meeting with clients as we continue to move in. Please let us know if you’d like to come by and we’ll schedule a time to meet!

The next update will be our last when everything is in place!

PS – Brainstorming with the Yayas is always fruitful.  Thanks for the “Studio 238” combo name – we love it!


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

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!


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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

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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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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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Vintage Feature – What’s Your Vintage Style?

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Top left photo by DHS Photography, top right by Katelyn James Photography; bottom left by Ally & Bobby Photography

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.

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Top two and bottom right photos by Ally & Bobby Photography, bottom left by Katelyn James Photography

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.

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Top and right photos by Jackson Signature Photography

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.

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Top right photo by Katelyn James Photography

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.

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Photo on left by Live View Studios; photo in upper right by Red Bridge Photography; photo on bottom right by Ally & Bobby Photography

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.

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Photos on top left and right by Live View Studios.

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.


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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 – 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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