Vintage Feature – Shiny Vintage Silverplate

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Cleaning silver can be messy and time-consuming but the results are always so satisfying! We have been putting this task off for a while but this weekend turned out to be the perfect time. In fact, it turned out to be a Zen moment.

With the counter covered in plastic, new gloves donned, and Yaya apron protection, the polishing began. Piece by piece in the silent studio, the dark tarnish was wiped away. While being “in the moment” over the period of several hours, we cleaned vintage flatware, trays, and teapots. Remarkably, the dreaded task had become a cathartic experience.

In the pile of mostly butter knives, there was a pair of forks, but, as it turns out, not an ordinary pair. As the tarnish came off, two etchings were revealed. One was etched with Mr and the one with Mrs. We recall finding these in a thrift store bin, but didn’t realize we had the pair. What a nice surprise! Notice how the Mr fork is smaller than Mrs. There must be a wonderful backstory!

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After finishing the flatware, the cleaning and polish continued. Kymberly came by this week to choose decor for an upcoming church tea party. She needed 12 silver teapots/pitchers and 12 silver trays for her centerpieces.

Here’s the after-polish-applied look…

…and here are the shining results!

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Ahhh, the feeling of wiping off the old and revealing the shiny underneath is certainly fulfilling; our task turned out to be more than cleaning silver. And, it’s important to remember that It takes time for the tarnish to reappear, and when it does, it can be wiped cleaned again.

Have a wonderful week!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Handpicked Showcase of Makers & Experts at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel

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How delightful and humbling to be invited to the “handpicked showcase of makers and experts” at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel, a beautifully restored historic chapel! This charming venue is absolutely perfect for intimate gatherings and we love being a part of any affair held here.

The evening was great fun for both vendors and guests! Tasty bites from a cadre of talented caterers and food vendors – Columbian chocolate treats, homemade ice cream, champagne, mac & cheese, cake, coffee & donuts, cookies, cider, petite salads, and speciality drinks – were enjoyed by everyone. The beautiful tablescapes, handmade paper products, glorious florals, and samples of guest favors as well as vendor services such as hair, makeup, photography, handwriting, and planning were part of this showcase affair.

Our post today includes photos of our table, taken by the talented Rebecca Ames, which was all decked out with the magnificent locally farmed flowers from Fernrock Farm.

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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

Sending out kudos and thanks to hosts Aimee and Yvette, owners of the The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel, for inviting us to this gala event, Fernrock Farm for the gorgeous fresh flowers, Priscilla for her sparkling spirit and support, and Rebecca Ames for her lovely photos! To see more of Rebecca’s photos from the evening, skip over to her blog post. You won’t be disappointed!


~ Here’s a salute to all of the fantastic vendors! ~
A Signature Welcome, Abigail Porter Bridal Yoga, Amanda Blair By Design, American Party Rentals, The Bardot Beauty Bus, Bri Bakes, Carolina Livery, Cat Call Collective, CE Rentals, Chad Biggs Event Planning, Chatham Cider Works, Chatham Rabbits, Chef Paris Fine Southern Catering, Choco Sweetness, Cottage Luxe Boutique Event Rentals, The Gathering Company, H+L Catering, Happy Tines Calligraphy + Design, Heir Raleigh, Ida Lou Bride – Fine Bags & Trimmings, Juniper and Rye Floral, Kast Events & Co, Krystal Kast Photography, Laurel Calligraphy, Lil Photobus, Mason Dixon Designs, Mood Fleuriste, Party Tables, Pinola Camper Bar, Rebecca Ames Photography, Salt & Smoke, Simply Cakes, Southern Sugar Bakery, Southern Vintage Table, Tenco Coffee Truck, Top Off Events, Trillium Workshop, Two Roosters Ice Cream, Wink Hair & Makeup

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Vintage Feature – Pre-Open House at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Dang – We wanted this week’s post to feature before and after photos of The Parlour at Manns Chapel’s open house but it just couldn’t happen! Our weekend is joyfully packed with this gala event, a mother-daughter tea party, and a Sunday bridal tea shower we are hosting with the dearest of friends.

This post is being written Saturday morning before heading over to Fernrock Farm to fill brass vases with Carrie’s gorgeous flowers. Then Priscilla and I are going to The Parlour at Manns Chapel for our evening open house. Sunday morning our destination is the Kings Daughters Inn in Durham to set up and host our bridal tea party. Busy, busy, busy and we love it!

Here are a few photos of our Friday afternoon setup sans beautiful flowers by Fernrock Farm which will add that last bit of gorgeousness. Our setup showcased our 5 vintage collections – white stoneware, elegant florals, blue and white, bold retro, and wildflower stoneware – along with samples of our vintage table decor. More photos of the evening will be forthcoming!

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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

Can’t wait to hang with Priscilla and these vendors tonight!

A Signature Welcome, Abigail Porter Bridal Yoga, Amanda Blair By Design, American Party Rentals, The Bardot Beauty Bus, Bri Bakes, Carolina Livery, Cat Call Collective, CE Rentals, Chad Biggs Event Planning, Chatham Cider Works, Chatham Rabbits, Chef Paris Fine Southern Catering, Choco Sweetness, Cottage Luxe Boutique Event Rentals, The Gathering Company, H+L Catering, Happy Tines Calligraphy + Design, Heir Raleigh, Ida Lou Bride – Fine Bags & Trimmings, Juniper and Rye Floral, Kast Events & Co, Krystal Kast Photography, Laurel Calligraphy, Lil Photobus, Mason Dixon Designs, Mood Fleuriste, Party Tables, Pinola Camper Bar, Rebecca Ames Photography, Salt & Smoke, Simply Cakes, Southern Sugar Bakery, Southern Vintage Table, Tenco Coffee Truck, Top Off Events, Trillium Workshop, Two Roosters Ice Cream, Wink Hair & Makeup


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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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Vintage Feature – It’s Blog Break Month!

We won’t be publishing our Sunday blog post during July but we have much to do. The list is a bit tedious –sigh- but nonetheless; it will feel good to mark them off the list, especially the first two.

!.  Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Oh boy, the pile is deep and we need to get our orders and contracts organized in our notebook.

2. Update spreadsheets. Business goals need to be evaluated and expenses organized. Yay!

3. Curate inventory. After spending this past year in our studio space, we now have a better notion of items that clients want for their event. This task will be hard for a different reason – we love everything and hate to let anything go. We hope it won’t be too traumatic!

So, that’s the July to-do list. Look for our next post on August 5th. We still will be serving clients and taking studio appointments so don’t hesitate to give us a call or send an email! We’ll love to hear from you!


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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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Vintage Feature – The Magic of Mixing and Matching China Patterns

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

What a wonderful, busy week! We’ve helped with three weddings – a rehearsal dinner at Stoneleigh Estate in Virginia, a reception at Windy Hill Farm in Cedar Grove, and a reception at Snipes Farm in Chapel Hill. We look forward to sharing a few photos from each of these in the near future but today we want to share five different place settings created for Lindsay and Greg’s reception tables.

This couple wanted a vintage salad and dinner plate for each guest. When preparing for an order that includes this pairing, we first select a mix of vintage dinner plates. One by one, each dinner plate is matched with a salad plate with a complementary pattern. The results of this “labor of love” are mixed and matched, beautiful, unique place settings for each guest!

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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

Here’s a final look at the tables with their place settings. We can’t wait to see them with the floral arrangements and candle light!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Game of Thrones Shoot is Featured on Offbeat Bride!

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Wow wow wow! This photo shoot is incredible! Every single detail was carefully planned and executed by Elizabeth Vest of Elizabeth’s Events and photographer Elyssa Kivus of Kivus & Camera. The result? A splendid gallery of photographs worthy of any king and queen! Today you’ll get to see the results of their vision on Offbeat Brides blog,”Jon Snow & Ygritte’s happy ending: Game of Thrones wedding inspiration (with real “direwolf!”).”

We’re sharing a few photos of our items chosen by Elizabeth and Elyssa  – place settings, brass goblets, candle holders, and other metal items – but you will want to see the gallery in its entirety. We promise that you will be both inspired and wowed!

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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

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Elyssa for a fabulous and regal inspiration! Now get to the blog and see the rest! 

Kudos to all these participating vendors!

Photography: Kivus & Camera • Dress Designer: Chic Nostalgia • Dress Store: The Magnolia Bride • Dress Store: Songbirds Bridal & Formal • Men’s Attire: VIP Formalwear • Hair Stylist: Naomi Yata• Makeup Artist: Theresa Burden Makeup Artistry • Bakery: Taste of Douce • Floral Designer: Lilybird Flowers • Design and Decor: Southern Vintage Table • Musicians: Corda Entertainment • Invitation Designer: Oak Leaf Design Studio • Equipment Rentals: Hauser Rentals • Officiant: All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the TriadThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them • Event Planner: Elizabeth’s Events • Event Venue: The Longhouse


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Katie & Evan’s Wedding, Part 3

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We have been treated to a wonderful gift – more beautiful photos from Katie and Evan’s wedding. Several weeks ago we fell in love with the preview photos and our admiration for the photographic talents of Natalie E. Photography is confirmed! These are amazing!

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We saw the dessert station for the first time in the full set of photos and what a gorgeous setup!  The cake is incredible and there are our sweet vintage dessert plates, all stacked up ready to serve guests.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We can’t say it enough – thank you, Katie, Evan, and Renee for your trust in Southern Vintage Table!

Check out our other two posts about this fabulous wedding – A Beautiful Day at Fletcher Park and Sneak Peek at Katie and Evan’s Wedding.

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

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Southern Vintage Table Event – Styled Shoot at Elodie Farms

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We received three emails with photo gallery links in our mailbox this week – two styled shoots and one wedding! Yay! Today’s post showcases images taken at a newly opened venue, Elodie Farms. Elodie Farms, known for their delicious flavors of goat cheese and farm dinners, is now ready to share their space for weddings!

This shoot, orchestrated and designed by The Details Events and photographed by Radian Photography, features a happy handsome couple, adorable goats, and two beautifully designed tablescapes with our purple goblets, pink flutes, and milk glass tumblers.

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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

Even though our contribution to this shoot was small, we always are appreciative to be invited and the photos are always amazing! Hats off to these vendors and special thanks to Tiffany of The Details Events and Radhika of Radian Photography..

Venue: Elodie Farms
Planning and Decor: The Details Events
Photographs – Radian Photography
Men’s Attire: Alexander Eton
Jewelry: Hamilton Hill Jewelry
Rentals: American Party Rentals
Glassware Rentals: Southern Vintage Table
Stationery: SJ Tudor Designs
Florals: Bloomin’ Rose
Desserts: Makin’ Whoopie Kitchen

Be sure to take a look at Radian Photography’s blog post about the shoot!

Goat-filled wedding shoot at Elodie Farms


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