Vintage Feature – Hues of Beautiful Blue Vintage Goblets

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Recently we received photos from several events and, as we began to process them, we noticed a striking similarity. They all featured our vintage blue goblets. Interesting, right?

Other than being the team color of two local universities, are there other reasons why blue is chosen by many couples? We decided to look into the psychology of color to see if there may be a hidden meaning.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by But A Moment Photography

Bourn Creative, a design firm that uses color to convey messages and meaning, describes blue as this:

“Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.”

Ah-hah! Faith, trust, stability, sincerity – ingredients for a successful, happy wedding and marriage. Maybe it’s not just a pretty color; perhaps it’s the positive energy it brings for the couple’s new life ahead.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCPhoto by Katherine Miles Jones

Southern Vintage Table’s current inventory includes over 200 goblets in different shades of blue – light blue, dusky blue, teal, aqua, turquoise, and cobalt blue.  The inspiration this color conveys is perfect for any wedding or event!

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Here’s to a great week ahead for all


 

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A New Year Ahead – 2018

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Southern Vintage Table has made much progress this year! At the start of 2017 moving into a studio seemed a faraway dream and yet it became our greatest accomplishment. We have several goals in mind for 2018, but perhaps another unexpected milestone is on the horizon!

Happy new year! Let’s all be ready for the wonderful unforeseen gifts ahead!


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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!

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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!

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


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Kelcey & Issac’s Vintage Wedding, Part 2

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage Table Rental NC

They are in!  We’re talking about Kelcey and Issac’s reception table photos from Annie Watts Photography and they are fabulous.  Today we’ll let her photos speak for themselves and they have plenty to say!

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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

Be sure to take a look at Annie’s blog for more photos of this fabulous, vibrant, spring wedding day as well as our first blog post!

Thank you, Kelcey and Isaac, for inviting us to your wedding day.  Best wishes for a beautiful, loving life together!

Venue: Merry Hill Farm Wedding Coordinator: Stacy Newburg of Events by Memory Lane | Photographer: Annie Watts Photography | Assistant Photographer: Colleen Mathias Photography | Videography: Big Dog Little Bed | Florist: Springwell Gardens | Caterer: Catering Works | Cake: Sugar Euphoria | DJ: Big Boy Productions | Band: Integrity Strings | Hair: Dana Page of Biz Mari Hair | MUA: Heather Pratt | Wedding Dress: Stella York from Classic Bride and Formals | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate and Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids | Tuxedos: Ashworth’s Clothing | Design and Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Vintage China and Decor: Southern Vintage Table | Linens: CE Rental | Calligrapher: Annie Timmons | Custom Wooden Signs: Wildflower Words Co.


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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.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Events – Two Weddings & A Tea Party

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We have been busy, busy, busy this week getting ready for 3 events next weekend and, of course, we are excited about each one! One wedding embraces an elegant style; the other features our casual collection. And, a set of uniquely different tea sets will be gracing the tables at Sunday’s tea party.

This is what is so cool about vintage tableware – the styles, colors, patterns, composition, and textures can vary dramatically. Whether it’s retro, rustic, boho, casual, elegant, shabby chic, farmhouse, or eclectic, vintage is versatile and distinctive.

Next weekend we will be sharing the depth and breadth of vintage style and this definitely, without a doubt, makes us smile! (Oh my, I’m a poet …)

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – Petite & Sweet Vintage Dishes

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Ah, petite and sweet… and, just like the lovely Morticia Addams, these small vintage dishes are delightful. Whether used as a serving dish for berries or a dessert bowl for ice cream, these wee pieces of china are hugely charming.

Vintage petite serving dishes are perfect to display mini delectables like fruit, candies, and small pastries. With their elegant shapes, designs, and patterns your guests with enjoy your treats for both their taste and presentation.

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Southern Vintage Table

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These petite vintage leaf dishes can hold lemons, candies, or any mini treat!

We have collected a few vintage specialty petite dishes that were, at first, a mystery. We thought these dishes had unique uses and it turns out they do indeed. First, the two handled dishes below are meant to serve lemon slices during teatime and are called – you guessed it – lemon servers!

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Most vintage lemon servers have these cool handles.

The next specialty dish is for a vegetable that once was only affordable by affluent households so, of course, it deserved a dish of its very own. What was this highly revered vegetable – celery!  And, because celery was so magnificent (and expensive in the late 1800s), this status vegetable was displayed for all to see – in a celery vase. As celery became more affordable but still highly desired, the less prominent flat celery dish evolved. Now, this may be one of our favorite china history lessons of all time and, after learning this, we’ll surely appreciate every crunchy bite of this once coveted vegetable.

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This beautiful art deco patterned piece is a celery dish.

This final vintage dish really stumped us at first. I remember holding it in the thrift store, turning it over, and looking at it from all angles, wondering what it was. The strange shape and indentation in the center is the perfect design for – as you can see – holding spoons!

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Vintage Spoon Holder Dish

Perhaps our very favorite piece of china is the wee berry bowl. These small bowls are the perfect size for all kinds of edibles, whether it’s a side dish like peas, squash or brunswick stew or desserts like berries, ice cream, or – yum – banana pudding. We have great collection of berry bowls and we’d love to share them with you at your next dinner or event.

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No doubt, when you are planning for a celebration or dinner party, it’s always important to remember the essentials – dinner plates, glassware, flatware, linens, etc. Remember, though, the small details – including these petite vintage dishes – are also wonderful to add to your list!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – Our First Pinterest Board “Wish List” Order!

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These are just some of the vintage lovelies used in our three events this week!

In spite of the rainy weather here in NC we’ve had a productive week at Southern Vintage Table. First, our china was picked up for a shoot designed by Southern Weddings at a lovely West Virginia venue. More will be coming on this, for sure. Then, we received two new orders for the week – one for a wedding and one for a bridal shower. And, as a final very bright spot to the week, we were asked to help with the wedding of a dear friend whose daughter is getting married next June. We do love being busy!

We are very excited, of course, to help with each of these events but two things made the bridal shower a pretty special request. Not only were we thrilled to work with Maria again – we helped with her wedding two years ago – but she became our first client to create a Pinterest board wish list for the items she wanted from our inventory. Yay!

We shared this planning idea in a recent post, “Vintage Tip – Collaborate with Us to Create a Wish List, and it worked great. Maria created a board for the shower, pinned items from our inventory, and added notes to the pins.  The part about adding the notes was Maria’s brilliant touch, and we appreciate this tweak to the process.  We easily provided a quote and started packing. As we said before, it’s easy, peezy and we look forward to collaborating with you!

Thought we’d end today’s post with one of our favorite photos of Maria & Jonathan’s reception tables.  Don’t you love those vintage goblets?  See more from this beautiful wedding here!

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Photo by Rachel Dennis

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – A Photo Gift from Five Copper Creative!

Photo by Five Copper CreativeWhat a wonderful surprise!  Amanda from Five Copper Creative graciously shared her photos of our vintage china and glassware from Travis & Chasity’s wedding with us and, of course, we want to share them with you.  Elegant, rustic, and romantic – a fabulous combination for a beautiful day! f

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Photo by Five Copper Creative

Thank you, Five Copper Creative, for these lovely photographs!

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