Vintage Whitehall Goblets

Vintage Feature – A Celebration of Numbers: 2021 Update

Seven years to the date, June 13, 2014, Southern Vintage Table celebrated our 1st anniversary! We were quite pleased with our progress during that year and paused to mark our achievements.

Like one of my favorite characters on Sesame Street, Count von Count, I love numbers and it seems like we are always counting at Southern Vintage Table – like, how many vintage blue & white china patterns we have, the number of salad forks in our collection, or the length of a creamy lace overlay.

Sometimes, however, our counting means even more – they mark an achievement – and we have a few of them we’d like to share.  Let’s start the countdown with 10 numbers we are celebrating…

Celebration of Numbers, SVT, June 2014

So, 7 years later, we are pausing one again to see how much some our numbers have changed and what new numbers we’d like to note. From 32,957 to 1, here are the ten numbers we are celebrating today and our favorite number is last!

One – 32,957 Users from 1-1-2020 to 6-13-2021

To us, this number is amazing! In 2013 we had 6,605 views (a little different than users but this is the data we have) on our WordPress blog. Today we have a full scale website that folks from all over the world visit.

Two – 2,772 Pieces of Vintage Flatware 

As before, we didn’t really count each piece but we do have a lot! In 2014 we only collected vintage silver-plated flatware and had enough for 200+ guests. By 2021, we had amassed enough vintage silver-plated and stainless steel pieces to accommodate at least 200+ guests in each variety. Recently, we have added vintage gold-plated to our flatware offerings and now can serve 75 guests. Along with place settings, we have lots of vintage serving pieces – cake servers, tongs, large spoons & forks, pickle forks, and sugar spoons.

This cache of flatware didn’t come so easy – we’ve scoured thrift stores, estate sales, auctions, consignment shops, craigslist, ebay, and more to find these glorious vintage patterns.  Now, that’s certainly an accomplishment to note!

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 Three – 1,996 Pinterest Pins & 667 Intagram Posts

The major force on the social media scene in 2014 was Pinterest. Folks still use Pinterest for ideas, but Instagram has since become the social media queen. In 2014 we had 882 pins on Pinterest; today we have pinned 1,996 images with 32 public boards. A typical monthly viewership is 29,000 but we have hit 78,000.

Our Instagram account has 667 posts and 1,766 followers. These numbers make us dance!

Four – 839 Facebook Likes and 911 Followers

From 280 to 839 Facebook likes, we are grateful for each of you! We love to share with you our new additions as well as our latest events. And, we love to hear from you!

Five – 402 Published Blog Posts

From 71 in 2014 to 403 Sunday posts in 2021, we have expanded our blog post menu to include Southern Vintage Table Events, Vintage Features, Styled Shoots, Vintage Tips, and News.

Check in with us each Sunday to find out more about our latest vintage find, see photos from our most recent event or hear about our vintage adventures. We appreciate each and every visit!

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Six – 200 Vintage Whitehall Glasses in 9 Colors

Our count of vintage Whitehall goblets has grown in two ways – the total count and the number of colors – from 65 to 200 and 6 colors to 9! Many folks grew up with this popular glassware pattern and they evoke many wonderful family memories.

Seven – 7 Shades of Blue Goblets

Wow – 7 shades of blue in our vintage goblet collection! Don’t forget we also have green, yellow, amber, red, purple, pink, peach, white, and clear. How many you ask? Well, we’ll need to get back to you on that!

Eight – Our 8th Year Anniversary!

 Southern Vintage Table has been open for eight years!  Whoo-hoo!

It’s been quite an adventure – collecting, researching, cleaning, repairing, photographing, identifying, writing, posting, washing, archiving, sorting – and we continue to love every part of it. Gosh, how to you thank everyone for their support and kindness?  Simply and sincerely – Thank You.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Happy Anniversary, Southern Vintage Table!

 Nine – 9 Vintage Plate Collections

Our vintage plate collection in 2014 totaled about 250 in assorted styles and patterns. Today we have 9 vintage collections or themes of patterns, all of which can be mixed and matched with each other or kept in the same theme. Some vintage collections have about 300, like our blue & white, and others have 30 or so, as in our mostly brown. How many total dinner plates do we have? We’ll get back to you on that, too!

Ten – Our First Grandbaby Arrives!

Our most wondrous number is one – our first grand baby is born – Isla Elaine Dawson. What a wonderful number this one is!

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Model Holding Lemon

Styled Shoot – A Limencello Flair at the Spring Green Wedding Guild Challenge

Behold this cheery, natural tablescape! Designed by Maria of KaraMia Events and photographed by Alexandrea of Copper Key Photo, this tablescape instantly evokes joy and delight with the bright yellow accents, the vintage dusky goblets, blue & white plates, and candleholders.

Inspired by Limencello, the Italian lemon liqueur, Maria pulled together vintage pieces from Southern Vintage Table and added the furniture, chargers, linens, and flatware from DeeJay’s. Those gorgeous lemony bouquets are the work of talented Lisa of Fireside Farm. All of this took place at the Bill Scott Pavilion in Raleigh.

The dessert station was pretty spectacular! Our vintage yellow and blue vases are peerrrfect and that lemon cake by Taylor Street Sweets looks incredibly yummy. Ohhhh, wish we could have a slice right now!

Thank you, Maria, the Green Wedding Guild, and all of the “green” vendors for another successful challenge! Looking forward to the next one and we just may have to enter ourselves!

OrganizerGreen Wedding Guild@greenweddingguild
VenueBill Scott Pavilion@billscottpavilion
PhotographerCopper Key Photo@copperkeyphoto
VideographerPhillip Teasley@phillipteasleyvideography
FloristFireside Farm@firesidefarmnc
JewelryJoint Venture@jointventurenc
DessertTaylor Street Sweets@taylorstreetsweets
Southern Vintage Table@southernvintagetable2
StationaryWhole Weddings@wholeweddings
ModelsMaryann Bandy@maryannkristen
Logan Matteson@logan.matteson
Hair & MakeupLovestruck Beauty@love.struckbeauty
OfficiantWeddings By Heidi@weddingsbyheidi
Logo Stirrers/PicksSmartPack USA@smartpackusa
Palm Leaf Plates & Wooden CutlerySell Sage@sellsage

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Bride and Groom

Southern Vintage Table Event – Blue & White at the Duke Mansion

Folks contact us with many different requests – sometimes we set the entire table with our vintage tableware; other times it may be one particular vintage look. In this case, we provided vintage Independence Hall dinner plates for wedding guests at the gorgeous Duke Mansion in Charlotte. It was meant to be – they had 35 guests and we had 35 blue and white plates in the same pattern.

As you can see in the fabulous floral arrangements by Gather Flower Studio , the other primary color was orange. We love these two together! They needed a few pops of this vibrant color so planner Kelley Kohler of Haviland Events asked us to include a few decor pieces such as this vintage tin and clock.

Our delivery/pickup was actually a meetup in High Point so we didn’t get to see this historic venue in person, but these photos by Phylicia Willis Photography help us envision how beautiful the wedding was. Such a classic! Congratulations, Britt and Steve!

Photography- @phylicia.willis
Planning and Event Design- @havilandevents
Venue- @dukemansion
Floral Design- @gatherwithjess
Videography -@timmyoungfilms 
DJ- @ceasefireprods
Furniture Rentals- @evermoreeventco
Paper goods- @bellevuecreativeco
Linens- @partytables_linensanddrappery
Vintage Blue & White China- @southernvintagetable2
Silverware- @thecollectionbycourtneyinghram
Officiant- @torri_officiates
MUA- @xbeyondbeautyllc

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News – Look Who’s Here – Isla!!

We are tickled to introduce you to our new grand baby, Isla Elaine! Recently SVT took off a couple of weeks from blogging and Miss Isla is the reason – who can blog or do much of anything else when you get to hold your first grand baby.

Our daughter, Taylor, and her husband, Cameron, invited us to meet their sweet girl so Randy and I drove 2 days to Boston, taking the longer, more scenic route to avoid the busy highway. It was good trip and the closer we got, the more excited we were to meet our baby granddaughter.

Our new names are Yayee (that’s me) and Grandy (which is the most perfect name for Randy!) Yayee is the name my twin brother called me because he had a hard time saying “Shelly” and I started calling him Yayee, too. I wish I knew why! It must have been a little confusing because Yayee always was the culprit behind any misbehavior. One sweet memory I’ll have forever is that my Aunt Maeline called me Yayee even when I was a grown woman. She had this sweet way of saying it that made me feel loved. It will be awhile, but I do look forward to hearing Isla call me Yayee.

Of course, as all grandparents would say, Yayee and Grandy thinks she’s the most adorable baby ever. Cameron and Taylor are smitten with this little one and we are, too.

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Vintage Plate Stacks

News – From Burlington to Wilmington and a Few Stops In Between

Our blog hiatus is over and we have jumped back in with full force! This week has been busy – really good busy – and we are pleased that our vintage wares have been a part of 3 weddings and a styled shoot. Our clients rented an array of vintage items – retro, floral and blue & white dinner plates, clear and colored goblets, stainless flatware, glass salad plates, and a lovely hodge-podge variety of dessert plates. Three clients, three different visions, and all incorporating vintage for their guests’ tables.

Why is this notable? It means we have a great collection of vintage items that appeals to a variety of clients. Some love the patterns and designs, others want to uniquely express themselves in their table setting, but most are interested in being eco-responsible by reusing these treasures from the past.

SVT has the something old while doing something green – sharing beautiful vintage items in a responsible, ecological manner. Whether you are looking for classic green crinkle goblets or the delicate pink dinner plates, choosing us means you are choosing green. From vintage plates to vintage decor, our inventory is eco-friendly, rescued, restored, and ready for you to appreciate and share with your guests.

Vintage Feature – Something Old is Something Green

Next week we’ll share why we needed that two week blog break and it’s personal – happy, life-changing, and super cute!

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Vintage Blue and White Reception Table

News – Wedding Chicks Publishes Carolina Grove Southern Blues Shoot!

Two for one is always nice, right? Here’s what made our week – first, we provided rentals for a beautiful shot at Carolina Grove and worked with some of our favorite vendor friends in January; and second, the shoot was published this week in Wedding Chicks – “How to Incorporate Fine China Into Your Chic Microwedding”.

When Keys Events and Tierney Riggs Photography shared their design for this shoot at Carolina Grove, we knew instantly we wanted to be involved. Our vintage blue and white collection has grown over the last few years and we were excited that they wanted to include not only vintage place settings, but also decor pieces, including our two umbrella stands. With beautiful florals from The Foraged South, they certainly made a statement!

The blue and white theme infiltrated every element – gorgeous Tarheel Toile pjs, an original design by Jami Burns of Nothing Finer, stationery by Shore Thing Stationery, the wedding cake by Sugar Euphoria, and even a sassy getaway car provided by Wedding Cars And Events.

Many thanks to all the terrific vendors who brought their talents and wares to the shoot. We look forward to working with you all again!

Carolina Grove Styled Shoot Wedding Vendor List

Venue: Carolina Grove 
Carolina Grove | @carolinagroveweddings

Planning: Keys Events
Keys Events | @keyseventsllc

Photography: Tierney Riggs Photography
Tierney Riggs Photography | @tierneyriggsphotography

Rentals and Decor: Southern Vintage Table
Southern Vintage Table | @southernvintagetable2

Florist: The Foraged South
The Foraged South | @theforagedsouth

Bridal Pajamas: Nothing Finer
Nothing Finer | @nothing.finer

Cake: Sugar Euphoria
Sugar Euphoria | @sugareuphoria

HMUA: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Styling
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Styling | @kaitlynelizabethlove

Wedding Dress:
Davids Bridal | @davidsbridal

Bernards Formalwear | @bernardstux

Paper Goods & Stationery:
Shore Thing Stationery | @shorethingstationery

Wedding Cars And Events |

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Tea Time Magazine Spread

News – “Braggart News” Alert!

We know, our post title is a bit much but it’s a tongue-in-cheek tribute to my friends. We love to share good news and fun stuff with one another and jokingly, we call it “braggart news.” So, today’s entry is a “braggart post” and we are pretty proud of our news. Yep, we are featured as one of seven vintage china rental companies across North America in the May/June edition of Tea Time Magazine.

This amazing article, “Renting Vintage China for Afternoon Tea and More,” written by Katherine Cloninger Ellis, devotes a page to each of the seven featured companies – Tea and Old Roses in Homewood, Alabama; Dish and Decor Vintage Rental in Crystal Lake, Illinois; Delicate Dishes in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Little Vintage Rentals in New York, New York; Rent My Dust in Grapevine, Texas; Plate Occasions in Toronto, Canada, and us, Southern Vintage Table in Hillsborough, NC. We are honored to be in the company of these kindred businesses!

We are indebted to the photographers who gave permission to include their work. They are: Ally & Bobby Photography, Jaclyn Auletta Photography, and Rebekah Senter Photography.

The May/June 2021 edition of Tea Time is available on stands! If you love tea, delicious treats, and vintage china, you’ll love this magazine! And, as a personal plug, we offer several different ways to enjoy tea with your friends and family – Tea Party To Go Packages, Tea Party Packages for 12 and 24, and open rentals. Tea anyone?

Vintage Tea Setting

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Vintage Wedding Reception Table

Styled Shoot – Vintage Elegance at Carolina Grove

Vintage elegance is the perfect description for this lovely styled shoot held at the Carolina Grove. Planned by Tiffany of Weddings by Tiffany and Anna M. Brescia and photographed by Stephanie Alberse Photo, this airy shoot exudes romance with a bit of vintage whimsy.

Our vintage china, goblets, silver-plate flatware, and napkins adorn each table as well as the runner and vintage glass candle holders. The sweet vignette of vintage suitcases in front of the sweetheart table has to be our favorite design element!

Thanks to all the folks who worked on this beautiful styled shoot!

The Vendor Team
Photographer: @stephanie.albersephoto
Planners: @weddingsbytiffany , @anna.m.brescia
Venue: @carolinagroveweddings
Dress: @gavinchristiansonbridal
Cake: @cupcakesdamour 
Flowers: @prestonflowerscary (bouquet and boutonnière), 
Florals: @fauxreal_flowers 
Hair & make up: @stolochimakeuphair 
Officiant: @personalweddingsnc 
Rentals: @southernvintagetable2 
Stationery: @oaksandgraypaper 
Bartender: @aglassabove_ 
Videographer: @jmajorsimagery
Models: @melinated_mova 

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Decoupaged Eggs on Tree

Vintage Feature – We Adore Easter Decor!

Do you love bunnies, colored eggs, and fresh flowers? Of course you do! That’s what today’s post is all about, and the best part has to be the fresh flowers from Fernrock Farm.

The Easter Tree, filled with dangling decoupaged eggs, was made from a bunch of branches set in concrete and then painted white. I made it last summer and it is one of my favorite decor items because once Easter is over, I’ll adorn it with blue and white decoupaged balls. This year I plan to dangle other cute themed decorations for holidays coming up.

The bunnies and rooster are visiting from our studio and they’ll return there soon. We learned this week that the white rooster, while probably not the real thing, is a close sister to a blanc de chine, “white from china,” figurine. (Thank you, Jami!) We love how it looks with the white vases and we will be on the lookout to add more to our inventory.

The florals are in vintage vases from our studio. Different sizes in white were selected so the bright colors of the tulips and daffodils popped. We think our plan worked!

We hope everyone had a wonderful day. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and birds are singing. Ahhh, the perfection of nature!

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