With the dark wood of the farm tables as the backdrop, the couple selected our blue and white china mixed with white stoneware. Clear vintage water goblets, silver-plated flatware, and vintage white napkins completed each guest place setting. The result was romantic, timeless, and cozy – perfect for their family-style gathering.
Their guests were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared by City BBQ. With our vintage platters and bowls filled with turkey, salad, collard greens, and corn bread pudding, guests felt right at home serving themselves and passing down the scrumptious food.
After the yummy meal, sweet treats of all kinds were presented on this beautiful dessert table. Styled with our stands and platters, the dessert table looked simply divine!
Congratulations, Kacie and Greg! It was such a pleasure meeting you and helping with your family-style reception. Best wishes for a beautiful, joyful life together!
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.
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!
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!
AJ 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)!
Annie Watts Photography – Merry Hill – Kelcey & Isaac
Christy Clewis Photography – The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel – Angela & Jason
Porshia Hernandez Photography – Cold Mountain – Jessica & Daniel
Rebekah 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.
I love to craft but recently haven’t had the time nor inspiration to start something new. But things changed when I was asked if we had any vintage cigar boxes for an upcoming event. We do have several but thought a few more might be needed. So when we saw a display of new boxes at a local thrift store, we imagined they could be made to look vintage – didn’t quite know how – but heck, we picked up six. (Of course, now we wish we had bought the whole bunch!)
When the days got shorter and the nights longer, the crafting gene was activated. With a bottle of decoupage product in the craft cabinet, all I needed were images. It didn’t take long to find them – authentic public domain labels in full color. From beautiful ladies to trolley cars and air balloons, these vintage cigar box labels from the early 20th century are amazing!
I printed two of each – for the outside and inside lid – and steadily worked on these every night. This was my first decoupage project so I had a lot to learn. Some of the sides are painted and some are decoupaged. A few have parts of the original labels; others are totally masked.
The two final steps were to add felt feet to keep the bottom dry and a ribbon hinge so the lid could stay upright. Although none of them are perfect, they sure look pretty!
Of course, these aren’t vintage cigar boxes, but they remind us of those times long ago. They are now on our shelves ready to add a little pizzazz to your event!
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!!
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!
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!
Natural, vibrant, earthy, organic, colorful, artsy, vintage, – all describe the oh-so hip boho look. We’ve embraced this style and want to show you a few things we have that will add a little Boho to your next event!
Macrame is back and in full swing! Popular in the 70s, these knotted creations add a natural, crafty look and our growing collection of macrame bottle vases look perfect filled with flowers. As our skills improve, we’ll be looking to add more macrame items to our collection!
Candles, and lots of them, are essential for the Boho look. We have an extensive collection of candle holders, including these ornate, funky ones. The enameled and crystal ones are so chic! Add a mix of colored tapers to create the look of nature in its full range of colors.
Vintage colorful biscuit and tea tins are a wonderful addition to the tablescape. Whether placed simply as an item of interest or filled with flowers, these tins encapsulate the Boho love for florals.
Nature is a guiding inspiration for the Boho style. Pinecones, feathers, and shells are just a few decor items that embody a free-spirit look.
Thinking natural, colorful, vintage? Maybe a little Boho decor is just what you need to fit your style.
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!”
Getting married in Durham? The Durham Bride will be a terrific resource for you!