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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Married Couple Dancing

Southern Vintage Table Event – A March Wedding at The Parlour

Our first wedding this year was for Nina and Mac at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel. For their intimate wedding with their family and close friends, this vintage venue was ideal. Their tables were set with our vintage blue and white dinner plates and dusky blue goblets. Of course, we love love love this classic look!

These sneak peek photos by Timmester Photography captured their beautiful, fun-filled wedding day. We can’t wait to see more!

What a lovely review from Nina on WeddingWire! Thank you so much!

We rented assorted vintage blue & white dinner plates and goblets for our spring wedding. They added such a beautiful, elegant touch to the rustic farm tables at our outdoor reception. We received so many compliments from our guests and other vendors!! Shelly was always quick to respond, polite, and overall a lovely person to work with!

A Most Excellent Vendor Team!

Timmester Photography \ @timmesterphotography
Chestnut & Vine \ @chestnutandvineweddings
The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel \ @theparlourchapel
Washington Duke Inn \ @washingtondukeinn
Wedded Kiss \ @weddedkiss
Tre Bella \ @trebellainc
Bunn DJ Company \ @bunndjco
Southland BBQ \ @southlandbbq
The Cupcake Shoppe \ @thecupcakeshopperaleigh
American Party Rentals \ @americanpartyrentals
Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Capital Events \ @capitalevents_nc

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Time to Celebrate Spring (& Our Vaccinations) with a Giveaway!

Whoo hoo! Spring is here and vaccinations are happening! This means that folks are ready for a lingering, safe visit with family and friends. Southern Vintage Table wants to help you host this intimate, cheerful gathering with a Tea Party To Go Giveaway!

Here’s the deal – We are offering our basic package for 4 which includes vintage teacups and place settings for 4, a teapot, tiered stand, platter, and small tablecloth. And, there’s more! Also included are two add ons – tea party food and a trio of bud vases filled with local florals from Fernrock Farm. Entering the contest is easy -the hard part will be deciding on your guest list! Ready to get your name in the pot? Tee hee 🙂

Go to our Instagram page and find this post. To enter follow these easy steps:

  1. Follow us – @southernvintagetable2
  2. Like the post.
  3. Tag 2 or 3 friends who will be invited to your tea party! (If a friend is not on IG, share their first name).
  4. The winner must be able to pickup from our Hillsborough, NC studio the day before the party and return the day after.
  5. Party date is flexible but will need to be scheduled with us. 
  6. Winner must sign a contract detailing rental policies before or upon pickup.

The end date for the giveaway is March 31 at noon. We’ll randomly choose one winner from all entries that follow the rules and announce their name on April 1, 2021 via Instagram.

This is not an April fool’s trick! 

Good luck to everyone and thank you for entering!

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Elope NC

News – We are on the ElopeNC Vendor Team!

We are happy to share that we are a part of an incredible vendor team, ElopeNC, headed by Stephanie and Matt Milosh. This carefully curated group of professionals is ready to help couples create a intimate wedding day that is beautifully personal. (Don’t you love the logo?)

Our ElopeNC team and all partner vendors believe:

in honesty, transparency and authenticity;
love is love, and all love stories deserve celebration;
the reason for your choices matters;
all living things should be treated with respect;
and marriage is life’s greatest adventure.

“The mission of ElopeNC is to provide couples who are eloping in North Carolina with inspiration, resources, a vendor directory and package deals that take all the stress out of elopement planning and connect couples with incredible vendors.”

Vendors on the team include practically every wedding professional niche – planners, officiants, photographers, videographers, venue owners, florists, musicians, food and bar services, and vintage rental services. This is truly a fantastic place to start when planning your one-of-a-kind intimate wedding celebration!

Interested couples and vendors alike can find all kinds of good stuff at ElopeNC . And, while you are there, you can check out Southern Vintage Table’s listing!

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Vintage Tea Setting

News – At Home or at the Office, Host an Intimate Afternoon Tea with Our Vintage Tea Party To-Go Package!

“The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly, and to feel close.”

Carol and Malcolm Cohen

Tea parties might seem stuffy, too girly, or too much trouble, but we want to convince you that they can be enjoyed by everyone and held anytime. You don’t have to wait for that special day to enjoy quality time with friends and colleagues.

Between lunch and dinner, most of us need a little snack and a break from the day’s work. Usually we grab a drink and a bite but keep on working. Don’t you wish sometimes you could take a refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating break with the company of friends and colleagues?

We have the answer. Plan an afternoon tea party for family and friends at your home or for your work friends at the office. Sounds like fun, huh? It will not only be enjoyable, but also easily pulled together with our new offering, Tea Party To-Go package. You will be provided with all of the beautiful, vintage tea party elements, packed up and ready for 4 guests.

Basic Package for 4 – $45

Basic package in pinks and yellows
Individual PiecesServing Pieces
4 – Teacups and Saucers
4 – Small Plates
4 – Tea Napkins
4 – Silver-plated Tea Spoons & Forks

1- Teapot (4-5 Servings) with Underplate
1- Two Tiered Stand
1- Small Platter
1- Set of Sugar/Creamer/Spoon with Underplate
1- Small Tablecloth
Basic package in blues and white

Now for the food. Some of you will want to make or gather the treats for your guests. Good for you! Some, however, would like everything ready to go, from dishes to food to florals. We totally understand and have thought of you, too! Here are some add-ons you might consider.

Add-Ons for 4

Food Add-Ons – $45Floral Add-Ons – $20
8 – Freshly Baked Assorted Mini Scones
1 lb – Freshly Made Chicken Salad
8 – Freshly Baked Rolls
8 – Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
3 – Milk Glass Bud Vases with Fresh Flowers from Fernrock Farm
Note – Keep the flowers; return the vases.
Basic package with food and florals add-ons. Note that these are faux flowers but local flowers will be soon available.

Want a few more pieces, like colored goblets for water or another teapot? Consider the Premium Package.

Premium Package for 4 – $58

Individual PiecesServing Pieces
4 – Teacups and Saucers
4 – Small Plates
4 – Tea Napkins
4 – Silver-plated Tea Spoons & Forks
4 – Colored Goblets
2 – Teapots (4-5 Servings) with Underplate
1 – Two Tiered Stand
1 – Small Platter
1 – Set of Sugar/Creamer/Spoon with Underplate
1- Small Tablecloth

Are you ready to set the date? Go here to let us know what you’d like!

For additional guest settings or other elements, please indicate on the order form.

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Yellow and Pink Tablescape

Styled Shoot – Sunny Yellow + Romantic Pink = Freshly Stylish

Sneak peeks are both exciting and vexing – you love what you see and are left wanting more! Today we are sharing some sneak photos from this styled shoot as photographer, Alaina Ronquillo, finishes what we know will be an amazing collection of images.

Planner Jessica Alexander styled something really wonderful with the blending of two happy, spring colors – sunny yellow and romantic pink. The result is fresh, colorful, and stylish, and we are loving it!

Can’t wait to see more…

Planner @jessicaalexanderevents
Photographer @alainaronquillophoto
Venue @thebradfordnc
Florals @hathawayfloraldesign
Cake @maryanneharriscakes
Rentals @ce_rental_raleigh
Specialty Rentals @emptynestrental
Vintage Decor @southernvintagetable2
Hair & Makeup @menagarciabeauty
Wedding Dress @whitebridalboutiques
Jewelry @palm__sunday + @samantha.sleeper
Shoes @bellabelleshoes

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Elegant Vintage Table Setting

Styled Shoot – Light Blue & Yellow Design at the Bradford

We’ve come to the end, dear readers – the final styled shoot of 2020, which was held at the gorgeous venue, The Bradford. Designed and styled by Bess and Beau, the blue and yellow theme was fresh and elegant with lots of wonderful details. Kaitlyn Blake Photography‘s photo gallery was chock-full of beautiful photos of the entire shoot, which included multiple models, lovely details, cakes, and even a vintage get-away car. To see the entire cast, see the vendor list at the end of the blog.

We, however, focused on the shots of the tables, which included our vintage tableware and stunning florals by Quiet Blooms Florals. The inclusion of grapes, grape vines, and pears in the centerpiece was a delightful surprise!

Notice the different elements in the two photos – on the left, the light blue velvet (oh my!) was draped under the plate with a clear goblet. On the right, you see a blue goblet added and the napkin tied in a knot. Little details such as these are part of the fun in designing a tablescape. Thank you, Bess and Beau, for using our vintage pieces in the table design.

With weddings and events slowly coming back, we will happily help with more styled shoots. Two open houses have been completed and so far 3 styled shoots are on the calendar, so our vintage inventory is being enjoyed by others. Makes us smile!

Vendor Team
Venue – The Bradford @thebradford
Photography – Kaitlyn Blake Photography @kaitlynblakephotography
Hair and Makeup – Sunshine Beauty and Bliss @sunshinebeautyandbliss
Gowns + Accessories – Blush Bridal @loveblushbridal
Cake – Love Cake NC @love_cakenc
Event Design – Bess and Beau @bessandbeau
Models – Olivia and Her Husband @oliviacgreen
Florist – Quiet Blooms Floral + Laura @quietbloomsfloral
Vintage Car Rental – Wedding and Event Cars @weddingcars.raleigh
Models – Brittany and Her Husband @bliss.bybritt
Rentals – CE Rentals @ce_rental_raleigh
Groom Rentals – Otreblas Tailoring
Calligraphy – Oh Eleven Studio @ohelevenstudio
Models – Demi Cavender @dem_cav
Videography – Hightower Film @hightowerfilm
Rings/Jewelry – Alysha Whitfield @alyshawhitfieldjewelry
Robes/Accessories – Poppy&Co @poppycoraleigh
Vintage Rentals – Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2

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Happy Valentines to All!

“The love you feel in life is a reflection of the love you feel in yourself. “

Deepak Chopra

Today we wish all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether it be celebrated with your sweetheart, friends, family, or just yourself, this day is all about love – that inexplicable gift we both receive and give to others. But, perhaps the truest meaning is that love begins with knowing, celebrating, and loving yourself.

We love and thank our clients who participated in our Share the Love offer. We enjoyed planning, collaborating, advertising, and executing the details for you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience, too!

Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for making ours unique and special! Shelly, you could not have chosen better for us. I am in love with these plates!


These clients have been instrumental in the planning of a new endeavor – offering intimate vintage “To Go” packages. The first to be launched will be a Tea Party To Go package. We are working on the details so you easily can host a magical and traditional tea party!

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Vintage Valentines Overhead

Southern Vintage Table Event – A Vintage & Romantic Valentines

Valentine’s Date at home!! My boyfriend partnered with SVT to plan a Valentine’s themed date. We have not gone out much due to COVID and this was just so fun, memorable, and classy. It felt like he took me out to a nice restaurant but we were in the dining room! The candles, pink glasses, napkin rings, and sweet postcards all tied together to create a beautiful table….a table we lingered at and talked for about an hour together! I would definitely love to use SVT in the future!

Kaitlyn, Chapel Hill

Because work schedules didn’t work for next weekend, Mark and Kaitlyn scheduled their Valentines’ celebration early. As our first clients, we excitedly put together the items for a safe, easy pickup from the bench at the front of our studio. Mark ordered takeout BBQ and with the colorful vintage tableware, they were set for a romantic, intimate meal at home. We asked if someone could take a few photos for us to share, and here they are!

You still have time for this offer! Order form below.

Vanilla Strawberry --- Chocolate Raspberry --- Champagne --- Carrot
Rental cost is due when invoiced. Returnable security deposit is due two days before pickup via invoice. Interested in rentals for 3 or 5, please let us know for adjusted pricing.
Pickup and drop-off will be at the front door of Southern Vintage Table, 222E Orange Grove Street, Hillsborough, NC. Packing list and repacking directions will be included. As soon as the items have been unpacked and inventoried, we will notify you regarding the security deposit.

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