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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Vintage Feature – Shelves Are Filling Up!

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Oh my goodness, it has been an incredible week! My aching muscles and feet are a testament to the progress we have made on our studio move. Look at these shelves, filled with our vintage treasures and wares. No longer crammed in crates or drawers, they now are easily admired and seen!

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Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

There’s still more to do to get our new studio ready but we are making progress every day. We even greeted three clients this week. Gotta run – my car is loaded up and ready to go!


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Vintage Feature – Our First Studio Update

Yep, we are getting there! The floor, first covered with blue carpet, now has two fresh coats of paint.  Stuff is coming in, load by load -thanks to Randy, Taylor, Cameron, and Sam – and we are now working on our primary shelving for our vintage wares.

Don’t you love these shelves? They were part of a store liquidation sale in Burlington. Carrie, Bill, and I loaded them up and brought them to our studio.  (Believe me, that’s saying a lot – those shelves are heavy!) The skeletons of both rows are now assembled, shelves are being covered with pretty wallpaper, and soon will be filled our inventory.

But, the best news is that we had our first client pickup from our new digs and met with several clients as well. Both Amy and I are trying to enjoy each step along the way but we also can’t wait until it’s all ready!


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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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Vintage Feature – Hip & Versatile Vintage Planters

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Some sit flat and others have feet or a pedestal. They come in a variety of shapes, textures, and materials. Most are solid colored but some are tinged with an accent shade. And, they are perfect for low floral arrangements while adding a hip, cool zing to the table. We’re talking about vintage planters and we definitely have a “thing” for them!

Here’s a sampling of our vintage pottery collection!

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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

See what we mean? Aren’t they wonderful?  See more of our inventory and imagine arranging beautiful florals, holding dessert forks, or displaying pretty straws for your guests in these hip, vintage vessels!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – Sweet Spring Shower Special!

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Melanie’s Bridal Shower

Springtime is upon us and that means all kinds of wonderful celebrations with family and friends!  Two classic spring events, bridal and baby showers, are always oh-so special for everyone and we’re here to help.  And, to make this occasion even sweeter, we are offering a Sweet Spring Shower Special with a 15% discount on your final rental bill!

The perfect vintage shower rentals include:

  • Vintage luncheon plates, salad plates, colored glassware, teacups, flatware
  • Lace tablecloths, napkins
  • Cake stands, tiered stands, platters, bowls
  • Teapots, creamer and sugar, pitchers
  • Vases, candle holders, votives
  • Frames, stands
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Melanie’s Bridal Shower
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Katie’s Bridal Shower
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Katie’s Bridal Shower
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Allie and Sarah’s Baby Shower
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Allie and Sarah’s Baby Shower
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Lindsey’s Baby Shower
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Gerri’s Baby Shower
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Kelsey’s Bridal Shower
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Kelsey’s Bridal Shower

Hosting a shower this spring or anytime this year? Visit our Contact Page and mention this offer to take advantage of our Sweet Spring Shower Special. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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Vintage Feature – We’ve Got Your Number!

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Southern Vintage Table

Planning your wedding or special occasion? Need signs so your guests can find their table?  Love the look of vintage? Well, we’ve got your number – table number, that is!

We’ve been collecting vintage brass frames for a while and our collection has grown little by little. We now enough 5X7″ frames to offer as a set to be used as table signs or even menu signs for your guest tables. With over 25 and counting, you can add a vintage touch that’s also useful and pretty.

If you’d like us to print and insert the table numbers (we’ll make certain to center them, too -haha! ) or pickup early so you can, please ask.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

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 – Bohemian Shoot Now Featured on Love Inc!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental

Two for one!  Can’t get enough of a good thing!  Our cup runneth over!   All of these cliches are perfect for last September’s bohemian photo shoot at 1870 Farm, designed by HoneyBee Mine Events. Here’s the scoop – two terrifically talented photographers were part of the shoot – DHS Photography and Red Bridge Photography.  Both of them submitted their photos to separate wedding blogs and both of them got published!  How wonderful is that?

As you remember, DHS Photography‘s photos were showcased on Knotsvilla (“Vintage Bohemian Inspiration) back in October as well as our blog, “Love, Love, Boho Love” but today’s spotlight belongs to Red Bridge Photography.

Last week Rebecca  got the fantastic news that we are now up on the prestigious wedding magazine, Love Inc, in the feature, “Bright Bohemian Rustic Wedding Inspiration from North Carolina.”  Because there are soooo many glorious shots, we are sharing just a few of our favorites from Red Bridge Photography that you won’t find on Love Inc . The article portrays the entire photo shoot story so be sure to treat yourself!  (Pssst – the gallery closes with a fun, amazing shot that you don’t want to miss!)

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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

Thanks again to this terrific team of professionals!

Vendor Team

Venue: 1870 Farm
Photography: Red Bridge Photography
Event Planner: 
HoneyBee Mine Events
Floral Design & Large Vintage Decor: Art of Motion Events
Table Design and Decor: Southern Vintage Table
Cake Design: 
Artylicious Cakes
Macarons: Sugar Euphoria
Wedding Dress: Marie Cordella
Wedding Suit: Menguin
Flower Crown: Eclectically Southern
Jewelry: The Goodgirls Studio
Hair Stylist: Studio M2
Makeup Artist: The Makeup Addict
Photo Booth: Lil Photo Bus
Paper Props:  Jenna Jordan Design
Models: Sierra Bowser and Brendan Harrelson


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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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