Styled Shoot – More of the Patriotic Shoot at The Old Cotton Gin

Hey there! We are back from our blogging break and also back to this uniquely styled shoot sponsored by ElopeNC. Several posts ago we shared a few of Wendy Jade Photography‘s photos taken in this cool, historic building in Warrenton, NC. You may want to skip back to see and read this post, A Quick See with More to Come.

Designer Meagan of Magnolia Collective created several different looks using our vintage blue & white, red & white, and floral plates. These were accompanied by our vintage goblets, silver-plate flatware, and assortment of colorful napkins with wooden napkin rings. Vintage decor also adorned the tables – books, teacups, wooden candleholders, and blue & white vases. Finally, you’ll also notice the small compotes filled with strawberries and berries – the perfect fresh touch to this colorful tablescape!

Check out ElopeNC’s blog post, “Vintage Patriotic Summer Elopement @The Old Cotton Gin.” Many of the vendors provide their insights and thoughts about being a part of this lovely shoot.

Sponsor: ElopeNC (Stephanie)
Venue: The Old Cotton Gin (Scott and Samantha)
Planner: Magnolia Collective (Meagan)
Photographer: Wendy Jade Photography
Videographer: Bovara Studios (Annie)
Officiant: Rev Katherine Dupree
Tabletop Rentals: Southern Vintage Table (Shelly)
Stationery: Lauren Andrews Designs
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Makeup: Michelle Clark
Bridal Gowns: Uniquely Bridal
Models: Molly and Lindsey

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The Rental Process at SVT

News – The Vintage Rental Process – We Are Here for You!

You are planning a wedding, dinner party, birthday celebration, cocktail party, or baby shower and looking for something unique, fun, and eco-friendly. You kinda know what you want but need to see how it will actually look. This is where we come in!

We love sharing our inventory and ideas but, more importantly, we totally dig the part where we help YOU create YOUR vintage look. It might be elegant or boho, blue & white or white, amber goblets or clear – whatever it is, it will be the design you love. Ready to know more?

It all begins with an email, a completed form from the contact page, a phone call, or an inquiry through Wedding Wire or The Knot. From there, we gather information regarding the date, guest size, and venue to make sure we are available for you. If everything is open, we can continue through email or setup an appointment at the studio. Of course, we love to have visitors at the studio! Here’s what you can expect to see…

When you open the front door, you’ll walk into the first door to Southern Vintage Table’s studio. Immediately you will be amazed by an unbelievable display of colorful vintage goblets, clear goblets, and glass dishes. One wall is filled with vintage dinner plates – white stoneware, blue & white, red & white, and elegant pink florals. Sometimes overlooked are the rows of vintage pitchers and decanters on the top shelves. Our vintage flatware – silver-plate, stainless, and gold – are in bins, including serving pieces such as tongs, salad servers, cake servers, and punch bowl ladles.

Our vintage retro, stoneware, and gold & white dinner plate collection is on shelves in the next room. You’ll also find blue & white, white, and floral salad/dessert plates along with an amazing display of teapots, teacups, and tiered stands. In the second photo you can see the shelves filled with blue & white pots, vases, candleholders, ginger jars, and umbrella stands. So much to see!

Connecting to this room are shelves of vintage serving dishes, cake stands, milk glass vases as well as silver-plated teapots, sugar & creamers. We also have wood serving pieces such as bowls, trays, and cake stands.

The back room is stocked with, well, everything else – vintage candleholders, brass planters, suitcases, cameras, clocks, silver-plate pieces, linens, and so much more. This space is filled with inspiration!

After a quick tour of the rooms, we’ll set the stage for your tablescape by covering either the round or rectangular table with linen color of your choice. The magic then begins! You select the vintage plates, goblets, flatware, whatever, and begin designing the table. If interested, you can add the vintage decor such as candleholders, votives, and vasesl. We even have faux flowers to fill the vases so you can see how the complete table will look!

Once your vision materializes and you are nothing but thrilled, we’ll make note of the pieces you’ve selected and discuss any other details pertinent to the event. Through email, we’ll email a rental proposal and contract for your approval. When everything is just as you wish, you’ll send a signed contract and a nonrefundable deposit to hold the pieces for your date. We even have 3 ways to pay – check, PenPal, and Venmo.

Closer to the date, the rental order is reviewed and revised as needed, the balance submitted, and then your vintage party package can either be delivered or picked up.

That’s it! Let the celebration begin…

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Wall Display of Vintage Silver-plated Trays

News – The Shelves at Retro & Boho are Stocked and Ready

Retro and Boho is ready for customers! Priscilla and I have been back and forth to Melville Trading Post all week with vintage and handcrafted items, labeling them with tags and finding that perfect place for them on the shelves and walls. To our delight we had sold several items on Wednesday! Whoo hoo1

We love the atmosphere at Melville, the eclectic mix of inventory, and the folks that stroll through looking for something a bit different from what you might find at a retail store. This has become a happy place for us and we hope you’ll stop by soon!

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News – Retro and Boho Opening at Melville Trading Company

It’s happening this week! We are opening a booth at the awesome Melville Trading Company in historic downtown Mebane on Clay Street. Here’s a bit of history we just learned about this space.

Our name “Melville Trading Company” pays tribute to our location in the old Melville Chevrolet building in historic downtown Mebane. Eight thousand square feet of beautifully restored industrial loft-style space where shopping now takes the place of tuneups and oil drains.

– Melville Trading Company

The best news is that we have a partner – Priscilla, who knows a thing or two about boho, retro, vintage, and thrifting. She’s taught us lots about this realm and we are super excited to do this together.

Our booth will be ready this week and we’ve got lots to do! Select, clean, cut tags, price, and label our wares. After our busy, busy weekend, with a delivery to Pippin Farm near Charlottesville, and pickups for a birthday party, bridal shower, and a wedding in the woods, getting this space ready is now at the top of our list.

Our inventory will include both retro and boho with handcrafted decoupaged bottles and shells, vintage plates, vases, pitchers, and assorted vintage items we have yet to put in the pile.

Come by to see our space! We are booth in 5B and we’ll be redesigning what you see in the photo below. So looking forward to seeing the After!

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The Old Cotton Gin

Styled Shoot: A Quick See with More to Come

We had a great surprise in our email yesterday – the photo gallery from an Elope NC styled shoot that was only 2 days ago! Now that’s an amazing turnaround from Wendy Jade Photography!

The venue for the shoot was The Old Cotton Gin, a charming historic venue in Warrenton. The property includes three structures – The Old Cotton Gin, The Seed House, and The Franklin Street House. Be sure to check out this unique venue!

Organized by ElopeNC and planned by Meagan of Magnolia Collective, this styled shoot was fresh look on the classic red, white, and blue theme. Shown below are a few photos, with a focus on our vintage contributions, to give you a taste of what the day was like. We plan to followup on a few more next week!

Sponsor: ElopeNC (Stephanie)
Venue: The Old Cotton Gin (Scott and Samantha)
Planner: Magnolia Collective (Meagan)
Photographer: Wendy Jade Photography
Videographer: Bovara Studios (Annie)
Officiant: Rev Katherine Dupree
Tabletop Rentals: Southern Vintage Table (Shelly)
Stationery: Lauren Andrews Designs
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Makeup: Michelle Clark
Bridal Gowns: Uniquely Bridal
Models: Molly and Lindsey

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SVT Clients

News – Thanks for Visiting SVT!

Today’s post is not about pretty vintage dishes or goblets; it’s all about the fabulous folks who have visited our studio in search of their vintage jive. Whether planning a wedding reception, birthday party, bridal shower, dinner party, or styled shoot, there’s nothing quite like being amist rows of vintage goblets in almost every color, vintage plates from different decades, shelves filled with teacups, and a room full of decor.

Some folks come solo to concentrate on their own vision; others bring their mother, sister, best friend, planner, and even their florist with whom they share ideas. And, of course, the bride and groom often arrive together to plan their reception tablescape that’s uniquely theirs.

Thank you all again for coming over and chatting with us! We are always excited to share our inventory and witness how your creative tablescape emerges!

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Vintage Parties

Southern Vintage Table Events – Large to Small, We Love to Do it All!

We love sharing our vintage tableware for anything and everything! From over 200 guests to 4, we will provide our rentals for any size gathering. Today’s post is about the smaller, more intimate affairs that are elevated with the beauty of vintage. Photos were sent to us by our clients and we are so pleased to show you!

This first set of photos are from a post-Covid family reunion. Our client, Betsy, organized the table settings from afar and visited the shop days before to select the goblets. With her gorgeous arrangements and our vintage goblets and flatware, the tables were inviting for her family.

Every birthday is special but your mother’s 80th is a humongous milestone! Yvette even went further when she planned the celebration for her mother – family members came in from out-of-state to surprise the guest of honor. So sweet!

The third set of photos is from our winner of the Tea Party To Go contest. The guests had two reasons to celebrate – a birthday for the winner, Robin, and the end of chemo treatment for one of her guests. Every day is a good day to have tea, and this one certainly was.

Three wonderful events, three celebrations, and three ways to beautifully incorporate vintage.

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Vintage Retro Reception Table

Styled Shoot – Embracing the Vibrant Colors of Love in Green Wedding Guild’s Challenge

Vibrant, vivid, and love-filled describes this styled shoot from the Green Wedding Guild‘s 2021 Green Wedding Challenge at the Bill Scott Pavilion. Designed by Emily Katherine Events and photographed by Raven Shutley Studios, this shoot is uniquely beautiful.

Our vintage bold retro dinner plates, bright colored goblets, woven placemats, and teal napkins were key to Emily’s design; however, the potted plants, faux florals by Silk Stem Collective and Emily Ruth Print‘s table number added yet another original layer to the eclectic look.

Extra touches such as our vintage-styled cigar box, petite vintage green glass covered tray, and colorful vintage tins brought additional boldness. We absolutely adore Happily Desserted‘s multilayered cake on the dessert table with more of our vintage decor.

Bravo to all of the vendors who were part of this creative shoot! As displayed in the neon sign, “It’s you. It’s me. It’s us.” Words we all love to hear!

Organizer: @greenweddingguild
Venue: @billscottpavilion
Planner: @ekevents
Photographer: @ravenshutleystudios
Video: @bovarastudios
Models: Erin & Alexandra
Attire: @renttherunway
Jewelry: @jointventurenc
Rentals: @deejayseventrentals & @southernvintagetable2
Stationery: @emilyruthprints
Cake: @happily_desserted
Florals: @silkstemcollective
Hair & Makeup: @love.struckbeauty
Neon Sign: @hex.neon
Officiant: @annmckenzie01

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