Vintage Feature – We’re Back to our Sunday Blogging!

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Hey all!  August is here and we’ve got lots to share from our July hiatus. As mentioned in our last post, we had three goals to accomplish. First, we tackled all the paper work stuff including updating our business spreadsheets. Phew! The more difficult task, curating our collection, has begun but there’s still more to do. It’s hard to give up a vintage treasure!

Of course, finding and adding new items to our vintage collections is always fun! We now have a vintage milk glass punch bowl, some new vintage teapots and teacups, and more patterns of vintage plates. New napkins have been fashioned from thrift store fabrics and we’ve also found a few to add to our printed napkin collection.

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Inside the studio, our quest for organization continues. Two additional dressers have linens in their drawers, two new lights hang overhead, and several shelves reorganized. Our favorite addition to the studio is this terrific 1950s kitchen cart that now provides much needed surface space in our work area.

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It’s good to set focused goals and, even if we fell a little short, much has been accomplished this month. As a result, we’re even more ready for the busy fall wedding season ahead and have a few open 2018 dates and are scheduling clients for 2019. Send us an email from our contact page or give us a call. We’d love to help!

Photo by Natalie E Photography

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Southern Vintage Table Event – Beautiful Vintage Blue

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

As this week’s mailbox confirmed, one of our most popular rentals at Southern Vintage Table is our vintage blue goblets . Two of our clients shared photos from their blue-themed weddings; one was held indoors and the other was an outdoor celebration with the color blue taking center stage.

The first set of photos are from a March wedding at The Barn of Chapel Hill, shared by F8 Photo Studios. We love how our vintage blue glassware “pops” on Rochelle and Chris’ reception tables. And that photo from above of the single table? Wow.

F8 Photo Studios

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Our second blue wedding was held in Whitsett at the Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, a unique outdoor venue “dedicated to honoring and protecting Mother Earth and all beings.”  Emma and Jonathan designed their place settings with our classic vintage blue & white china, blue goblets, and stainless flatware. As you can see from Photography by Kelsey Rae‘s photos, this wedding seemed right at home with its serene surroundings.

Love blue as much as we do?  Our vintage offerings may be exactly what you want for your next celebration!

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Southern Vintage Table Event – Sneak Peak of Katie & Evan’s Wedding

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Oh, boy!  We get to share a few photos from Katie and Evan’s wedding at Fletcher Park. Courtesy of Natalie E. Photography, we are awestruck by these gosh-darn beautiful photographs! These are the first set shared by Natalie with more coming in the upcoming weeks and we can’t wait to see more.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Thank you, Katie and Evan, for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your wedding day. We loved every bit of it!  Best wishes for a joyful and wonderful  life together!

Natalie E. Photography

Here’s the listing of the fabulous vendor team.

Photographer: Natalie E. Photography @natalie_schram
Venue: Fred Fletcher Park
Planner: Events by Memory Lane  @eventsbymemorylane
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering @rocky_top_caters
Florist: Dahlias Floral Design @dahliasfloraldesign
Tableware Rentals : Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Large Vintage Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters @greenhousepickersisters
Large Rentals & Tablecloths – CE Rentals @ce_rentals

And, let’s not forget our amazing, fun, incredible friends, Priscilla, Pat, and Jami for their help and support.


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Southern Vintage Table Event – A Beautiful Day at Fletcher Park

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!


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Vintage Feature – We’ve Gone “Pro” on Wedding Wire

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After years of taking advantage of their complimentary subscription, we decided to go “pro” with  WeddingWire, an online community of incredible professional vendors. Our once-limited presence has been updated and embellished with a variety of photo albums (which are still under construction) as well as a pricing list for prospective clients. Most importantly, we are oh-so pleased and grateful to share our client reviews as part of our WeddingWire listing.

Take a tour of our WW storefront- we’ll be most appreciative of your time! Our listing can be found under the category, Event Rentals and Photobooths, or you can search for our name under Vendor Listing.

PS – We also are excited to be featured on their sister sites, GayWeddings, and EventWire. Take a peek there, too!


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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!


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Southern Vintage Table Events – The Eve Before the Wedding

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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.

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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

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 – Thanksgiving Tablescapes

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Adventures – Mountain Wedding Weekend

Whew! We’ve been on the road again this weekend and this time we headed to the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville. Our destination was the Kenmure Country Club and the vista was spectacular. The foliage was tinged with yellows and oranges, the cool autumn weather was refreshing, and the company couldn’t have been more perfect.

After loading the van to the hilt with place settings for 175 guests, Priscilla and I began our westward journey Thursday afternoon. Along the way we stopped for lunch at a restaurant that just so happened to be near a thrift store    and arrived, via the more scenic backroads, to Kenmure in the early evening.

The tables were all ready for us and we meticulously set them with our vintage plates and goblets. The head table donned our blue and white collection while the guest tables featured a more eclectic mix of patterns. These photos are missing the floral arrangements and soft candlelight so we’ll be sharing an updated gallery in the weeks to come. Can’t wait to see them!!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Following a restful night at a charming AirBnB home, we excitedly began exploring the thrift stores in the area. Over the course of three days, Priscilla and I browsed through 8 or so stores – some high end, some more junk, and all worth the time! What was our find of the weekend? A medley of  terrific vintage napkins – including ones with some groovy prints for our growing bohemian offerings – and a gorgeous set of china from Germany.

These last two weekends have shown us that traveling to destinations is a service we can happily accommodate, especially if it includes a day or two of exploration and delicious meals shared with a kindred soul! Thank you, Taylor and Priscilla, for two delightful back-to-back weekends!

Planning a wedding in the “beyond” region of our studio and want a vintage look? We may be able to help!


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