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.


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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 – On the Road to Richmond & Asheville

Southern Vintage Table is on the road this weekend and next – delivering our beautiful vintage tableware to weddings at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond and the Kenmure Country Club in Hendersonville.

Scouting out the trip via the backroads, this weekend’s drive up to Richmond was incredibly beautiful and relaxed – perfect temperature, gorgeous sunlight, and an easy drive. After our delivery, I met my daughter in Carytown for the weekend. Our AirBnB rental was a block away from this eclectic, fun area in Richmond and we found lots of restaurant choices and cute shops to browse. We had a grand time together – she even enjoyed going to one thrift store with me!

She’s now back on the train headed to DC and I’m getting ready to return to Tuckahoe to pickup and begin the beautiful drive home. What a lovely adventure with my sweet, amazing daughter!

PS – I’ll be adding a photo of Tuckahoe right here after I return home. This historic venue is the real deal – in fact, it was Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home!


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Southern Vintage Table Events – The Durham Bride

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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!”

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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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Southern Vintage Table Events – Afternoon Tea Reception

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Three wonderful things happened this week!  First, we received gorgeous wedding photos of Jenn & Teague’s June wedding from Rebekah Senter Photography.  Second, Jenn and Teague’s wedding “Romantic Vintage Wedding at Rigmor House,” was published in Borrowed and Blue! And, third,  SVT has a business listing in Borrowed and Blue with two featured events. Wooo Hooo!

Our part in this beautiful occasion was to provide the vintage tableware for the Friday tea reception after the outdoor ceremony. Jenn wanted an English feel with all the tableware in blue and white so we had blue & white and white teapots for each table, blue & white china, and blue goblets. Our vintage napkins and silver flatware competed each place setting.

The reception plan was that we would set the tables inside the space in the morning and after the wedding, the guests would come in for tea. Well, the weather was not cooperative that weekend so Plan B was on – have the wedding ceremony inside and then quickly “flip” the room for the reception.

To help with this transformation we organized everything on the bar in the kitchen hallway, ready for the “flippers” to pick up. The teapots were lined up per table, plates stacked, and napkins folded. In the kitchen, Jenn and Teague’s family and friends were filling the tiered stands and serving dishes with the delicious treats for the buffet.

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Although we weren’t there for the flip, Erica, owner of  Folie à Deux Events, assembled a great team.  As soon as the romantic ceremony concluded, they moved ceremony furniture out and reception tables in, dropped the linens, and then set the tables. Erica told us Jenn was so happy when she saw the transformation from this sweet ceremony to ….

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… this beautiful reception!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Congratulations Jenny and Teague!
Best wishes and joy to you for years to come!

Vendor Team
Photographer – Rebekah Senter
Venue – Rigmor House
Wedding Planner & Designer – Folie à Deux Events
Florals – Caroline Ruth Designs
Tableware Rentals – Southern Vintage Table
Rentals – Old South Vintage Rentals, Carolina Rustic Rentals
Sound & Lighting – K2 Productions
Hair & Makeup – Wink hair & makeup
Cake – Sugarland
Ceremony Musicians – Elegant Ensembles


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Southern Vintage Table Events – Blush, Blue, & Beautiful Southern Wedding

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We get so excited when wedding photos come in and today’s are courtesy of Christy Clewis Photography and Stephanie Shaul Events. Angela and Jason’s July wedding took place in the beautiful country venue, The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel, a perfect match for our vintage china and goblets.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Get the details and see more lovely photographs about this intimate family wedding on Stephanie’s blog, Angela and Jason’s Chapel Hill Wedding.

Congrats and best wishes, Angela and Jason!

Vendors:
Photographer – Christy Clewis Photography
Wedding planning, design, styling – Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue – The Parlour at Manns Chapel
Florist –  Serendipity Designs
DJ – Bunn DJ Co
Rentals – Cottage Luxe   CE Rental   Southern Vintage Table
Cake –  Simply Cakes
Cookie favors – Southern Sugar Bakery
Paper goods + signage – Haylily
Invitations – Minted


Southern Vintage Table Event – Treat Yourself to A Business Lunch

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Big or small, we are always delighted to set a pretty vintage table. This week we were invited to help with a business lunch at Ruby’s Place, a country homeplace in Orange County, and we love how it turned out, especially with the bright, cheerful centerpiece designed by Rodwell Roots!  With a catered lunch by Catering Works, the business colleagues had a quiet, private haven to eat lunch while discussing ideas and future business opportunities.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Want to celebrate, commemorate, or simply have a special lunch for your clients or employees at your place of business or possibly at Ruby’s country home? Give us a call (919 428 4502), send an email (shelly@southernvintagetable), or fill out our contact form.  We will be excited to hear from you!


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Vintage Feature – If You Open A Studio, They Will Come…

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In the movie, Field of Dreams, voices speak to corn farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) that “if you build it, he will come.” Listening to their message, he builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, trusting that his dream to reconcile with his dead father will come true.

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We may not have heard the voices, but we did believe moving into the studio would mean our clients would come. And they have. This month we have been busy meeting with engaged couples, mothers and brides-to-be, and planners about their upcoming events, showing them our inventory, and offering ideas for their table design. Our dream is being realized and we couldn’t be more excited!

If you are planning a wedding reception, family dinner, baby shower, birthday party, or any special event, we will make a date for you to come, too. As Captain Janeway would say, “Do it!”


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Vintage Feature – We’re Back with Lots to Share!

Our July blog hiatus has ended and there’s so much we want share with you! With help from Jami and Priscilla, we’ve made much progress on our studio, inside and out, and we think it looks amazing. So, how did we do with our three July goals?  We invite you to read on!

Goal one was to make a farm table top for the workbench so clients could experiment with different place settings and tablescapes. Instead of the top, though, we now have an actual table, set up in the back, that works even better.

This mother-daughter team came to our studio a few weeks ago and experimented with a variety of different looks. After admiring several possibilities, their lovely reception table plan emerged!  So far we’ve had four clients use this design table to plan their reception tables and several more have appointments to visit us in the next few weeks. Yay!

The next item on our list was to finish and print our brochure.  After my business mentor shared some key editing suggestions, we had a small batch printed.  More editing was done, a reorder placed, and now we are waiting for them to arrive!

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The third and final goal – finish moving our inventory. Whew – we are VERY pleased to declare “DONE!” After three months of steadily packing and unpacking, everything is in the studio and now we’re busily staging and organizing.

Our opening photo and the one below show vignettes in our studio created by Priscilla.  We love them all but the second one down is crazy fun!!  We took the glassware out of the crates, lined the shelves with white lights, and shazam – they sure do sparkle!

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Three goals on our list all checked off!  There’s one more thing we want you to see and it’s the final thing we brought to Studio 238. She happens to be the sassiest, baddest, smartest, wisest, and outright best character EVER created – ta da

Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Starship Voyager!

“Ma’am is acceptable in a crunch but I prefer Captain.”

She’ll be here to greet you and keep us focused on providing the very best service to our clients.  Yes, you can count on us, Captain!


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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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