Vintage Brass Candleholders

News – Come On In to Our Decor and Linen Room!

We did it! That scary decor and linen room is now freshly organized, thanks to some solid, used store shelving we found on marketplace. With its basic framing, we added more shelving to fit our vintage decor inventory. The total time for this redo was, well, a lot of hours and sore arm muscles, but we are quite pleased with the final results. So, come on in!

Pretty impressive, huh? Here’s a quick tour!

Most of the shelving is devoted to our extensive vintage candle holder collection. With an assortment of glass, brass, silver-plated, pewter, wood, and speciality taper holders, we provide clients with many options to consider. We also have candelabras, pillar columns, peg votives for taper holders, as well as glass votives.

Our vintage linens now have a place to be; however, there’s more sorting to do. We are happy there is space to pull the bins from the shelves and easily view what we have!

The vintage kitchen decor may be one of our favorite collections – scales, sifters, graters, hand mixers, and rolling pins. Vintage books, easels, clocks, and cameras are also fun decor items to incorporate into an event theme. Using these takes some creative thinking out-of-the-box and we’d love to brainstorm with you!

Most of our vintage silver-plate collection is now organized here – and easily seen on the new shelving. Teapots and creamers are in the main front room, and together, our collection is quite substantial for those of you who love this vintage look.

One huge benefit to the additional shelving is getting our vintage suitcases separated on shelving. We really tried to curate this collection but couldn’t cull anything! Maybe someday we’ll have to pass some on but not today. (BTW – Those trumpets have an interesting story behind them – yep, it was a crazy day at the auction!)

What’s next on our list? The workroom area needs a bit more work since it became the place “where you put stuff you don’t know what to do with just yet.” 🙂 Look for that update coming soon! Thanks for visiting!


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Vintage Doilies

News – SVT is Featured in the September 2020 issue of Southern Lady Magazine

Last summer we were contacted by Elizabeth Czapski, an editor with Southern Lady magazine, to share our experience with vintage linens. They were working on an article that embraced their history, beauty, and repurposed uses for today. We corresponded several times about Southern Vintage Table and specifically about linens we offer to our clients. We shared photos that illustrated how they can be displayed and used, pointing out how we love to mix and match vintage patterns, whether it’s tableware or napkins. Were we thrilled to be interviewed? Heck, yeah!

Turns out the adage, “good things come to those who wait,” would apply here when we found out that article’s publication date had been moved to the fall of 2020. No worries, we thought. Next year will be great. Little did we know that this year couldn’t have been more perfect – the delay translated into a huge morale booster for us!

So, this week we received a copy of the September 2020 issue of the Southern Lady magazine. As we flipped through the gorgeously photographed pages and corresponding features, we found our article on page 99- “New Life for Old Linens.”

Two of us were interviewed – Lois Lamb of Vintage Linens by Lois and moi, Shelly Heath of Southern Vintage Table. Wow. Reading the article and seeing our name in print with advice about vintage linens was surreal – and quite wonderful! Here’s one excerpt:

“These time-honored, regional customs created a market that allowed Shelly Heath, a retired middle school teacher, to start Southern Vintage Table. Based in Hillsborough, North Carolina, her company rents out antique tableware – including napkins, doilies, and tablecloths – for weddings and other events.” “We specialize in mixing and matching patterns, colors, and styles for out clients,” Shelly says, a practice she recommends applying to your own home entertaining.

“As far as not having enough matching napkins, no worries,” she says. “Don’t be afraid to mix them up for your guests. Use several different patterns.” Lois echoes this sentiment…

Both women agree that you should cherish heirloom linens for their aged appeared and storied imperfections, not in spite of them. “Embrace the history of the vintage linen,” Shelly says. “Little tears and holes need not be fixed – they represent a loved item.”

Czapski, Elizabeth. “New Life for Old Linens,” Southern Lady Magazine, September 2020, 99-102. Print.

Shelly reading about Shelly is quite an experience! We are sincerely grateful that Elizabeth found SVT online and included us in her article. Vintage linens are delightful to share, through words and with the real thing.


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Vintage Blue and White Decor

News – Organizing, Arranging, and Energizing

This week we found our mojo for giving our studio an organizational redo with the help of some used heavy duty shelving we found on Marketplace. Yay! With the new shelves in place (which first had to be cut down a few inches with a reciprocating saw because it was too tall), we now have room to get our vintage dessert and saucers out of boxes and stacked on the shelves.

For two days, we handled every dessert and saucer while we played a china pattern matching game. And, yes, it was actually fun! Now stacked on the shelves and sorted by pattern and color, our plates are beautifully organized.

Another major redo was to create a better display for our growing inventory of blue and white decor pieces. Doesn’t this look impressive!

These classic and timeless pieces can be used in so may ways. Here’s just a few ideas to help you imagine what you can create.

In the next room, we pulled out our collection of sweet little dishes that can be used in so many ways – white jugs/creamers, egg cups, and gravy boats. All of these have so much design potential and now they can be easily seen as clients come through our studio..

We are working on our work room and then we’ll tackle the last space – the scary linen and decor room. The good and bad news is that we have some open time in the months ahead. 🙂 Have a good week!


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Southern Vintage Table Events – Blueberry Styled-Shoot, Part 2

Blueberries abound with the continuation of the lovely photos provided by Autumn Harrison Photography from the Blueberry Styled-Shoot organized and designed by EKEvents and Windy Hill Farm. Last week we focused on the vintage dinner table and today it’s everywhere else our vintage wares were used! We will begin with the vintage sweetheart table bedecked with the over-the-top gorgeous florals by Rabbit Foot Floral!

The Sweetheart Table

The Dessert Table

The dessert table may be our favorite element of this shoot because it features our original wooden boxes fashioned from the blades of vintage ceiling fans. We originally envisioned these placed down a dining table and filled with florals; however, putting them on their side and tucking Royal Cheesecakes & Varieties mini cheesecakes inside is even more wonderful. And, let’s not forget to mention that amazing cheesecake wedding cake! (RCV saved those mini cheesecakes for the vendors and they were so so yummy!)

The Bar

Most guests love visiting the bar at a wedding and this one would not disappoint! Upstairs over the barn’s main dining area, this fun space is cozy and bright. With Rabbitfoot Florals and our vintage vases, wooden candleholders, and stoneware pitchers, Emily Ruth Prints.’ sweet bar menu is the perfect final touch. Of course, those cold, colorful drinks prepared by On the Rocks Bartending, would quench anyone’s thirst!

Other Details

Lastly, details are always key to any shoot! The stationery by Emily Ruth Prints is so artistically beautiful, they definitely would be the perfect keepsake. Also, please note the adorable little decoupaged covered rocks. These are ours, made especially for this shoot.

Windy Hill is first a farm, then a venue and, on most rural farms, folks hang their clothes and linens outside on a line to capture the fresh, natural aromas. This final shot of the couple at the clothesline is authentically romantic!


Thank you again, Emily and Chiara, for inviting Southern Vintage Table to your shoot! If you missed last week’s post showcasing the dinner table and meal, here’s the link. Stay safe and eat blueberries!


Kudos to this Talented and Creative Team!
Venue: Windy Hill Farm
Planner: Emily Katherine Events
Photographer: Autumn Harrison Photography
Models: Katie & Weston
Gown- Oak City Bridal
Groom’s Accessories- Jada’s Men’s Accessories
Rentals- Southern Vintage Table
Jewelry- Joint Venture Jewelry
Flowers- Rabbit Foot Floral
Catering- Harvest’s Table
Stationary- Emily Ruth Prints
Dessert- Royal Cheesecakes & Varieties
Hair & Makeup- Belloviso
Signature Cocktails- On the Rocks Bartending


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Vintage Blue and White China

Southern Vintage Table Events – Blueberry Styled-Shoot, Part 1

It’s blueberry season and this styled-shoot, designed by Emily of EKE Events and Chiara of Windy Hill Farm, was a winner from the very start. Who doesn’t love blueberries – the fresh taste, the gorgeous blue color, and the nutrient-richness – all captured in one little fruit. This inspirational theme had lots of places to be creative and, when you see these glorious photos by Autumn Harrison Photography, you will agree!

Emily and Chiara, along with this talented group of vendors, all brought their blueberry-ness to Windy Hill Farm. Since there’s much to share -the main reception table, dessert table, sweetheart table, bar, & assorted details – we want you to slowly savor all of this loveliness! So, today’s blog is Part 1 and next week we’ll followup with Part 2.

Today, we are focusing on the main reception table. To coordinate with the blueberry theme, the table was set with our vintage blue and white plates, dusky blue goblets, silverware, and napkins. Also on the table are our vintage milk glass candleholders and wooden pedestal candle holders. Finally, did you notice those darling little egg cups that were filled with Windy Hill’s freshly picked blueberries? 🙂

As always, an essential touch to any tablescape is the florals and Rabbit Foot Floral‘s arrangements are magnificently crafted in her vintage vessels. In Post 2, you’ll see more of her floral talents on display. The final table detail is the delightful blueberry menu cards by Emily Ruth Prints. More of her stationery suite will be forthcoming.

This shoot was distinctive in many ways and one was that an actual meal was served, family style! Prepared by Cyril of Harvest’s Table, this meal was both delicious and beautifully presented. One extra treat was that the vendors were invited to enjoy this meal afterwards. (The mac and cheese and cornbread were oh-sooo good and the salad had fresh, edible flowers!)


Thank you, Emily and Chiara, for inviting Southern Vintage Table to your shoot! Next Sunday we’ll feature even more creative spins on blueberries including the sweetheart table, dessert table, bar, and other spaces. Stay safe and eat blueberries!

“Forget who you are and why you’re here-all that foolishness. In the woods the bushes are full of blueberries; go and pick some.” 
― Marty Rubin


Kudos to this Talented and Creative Team!
Venue: Windy Hill Farm
Planner: Emily Katherine Events
Photographer: Autumn Harrison Photography
Models: Katie & Weston
Gown- Oak City Bridal
Groom’s Accessories- Jada’s Men’s Accessories
Rentals- Southern Vintage Table
Jewelry- Joint Venture Jewelry
Flowers- Rabbit Foot Floral
Catering- Harvest’s Table
Stationary- Emily Ruth Prints
Dessert- Royal Cheesecakes & Varieties
Hair & Makeup- Belloviso
Signature Cocktails- On the Rocks Bartending


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Vintage Amber Goblets

Southern Vintage Table Events – Latest Photos from the Summer Styled-Shoot

They are in! The final group of photos by Colleen Winstead of @lilyandvinephotoco were sent to us and we simply had to post a few more. Last week’s blog, A Peek at a Summer Styled-Shoot, gave you a glimpse of this gorgeous, happy event and today even more details will be revealed.

We hope you enjoyed these as much as us! This styled shoot was a glorious success, and we send a thunderous and jubilant shoutout to Colleen for organizing, designing, and capturing it!


Vendors
Photographer: @lilyandvinephotoco  
Venue: @cedargroveacres
Cake: @love_cakenc
Earrings & Pajamas: @_poppy_co_
Jewelry: @diamondsdirect
Beauty: @winkhairandmakeup
Florist: @brandisbotanicals  
Tabletop: @southernvintagetable2
Suit: @bernardstux
Dress: @oakcitybridalInvite 
Design: @lilybirddesign with @minted 


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Vintage Wildflower Stoneware Place Setting

Southern Vintage Table Events – A Peek of a Vintage Summer Styled-Shoot

Oh my! When we were invited by Colleen Winstead of @lilyandvinephotoco to provide the table settings for this shoot at @cedargroveacres we were elated! Yellow is our favorite color so using our vintage yellow stoneware patterns along with vintage amber goblets was the dream palette for us! Today we are sharing a few of the sneak peek photos Colleen sent us and, based on these beauties, we can’t wait to see more!

The first layer of the table setup were the linens. On the main table, we used a vintage kitchen cloth with yellow flowers. Doesn’t it look amazing? As noted, the table was set with vintage stoneware, amber goblets, stainless flatware, and amber napkins. For decor, our vintage wooden candleholders with amber peg votives and white tapers added a rich, natural touch.

We absolutely loved how the vintage chunky wooden candelabra looked in the center along with the gorgeous florals by @brandisbotanicals . (By the way, we have two of these candelabras and a round one in this style –perfect for a natural, Boho vibe!)

The sweetheart table was truly sweet with the vintage lace overlays, florals, and wooden accents. We adored the small amber vases with feather bouquets!

And, now that cake – what a stunner! This sweet creation by @love_cakenc was amazingly gorgeous and also delicious!

This is all we can share on this post – more lovely photos will be forthcoming! It was delightful spending time at this charming farm venue in Creedmoor and meeting all of the talented folks gathered together for the shoot. Well done, Colleen!

Vendors
Photographer: @lilyandvinephotoco  
Venue: @cedargroveacres
Cake: @love_cakenc
Earrings & Pajamas: @_poppy_co_
Jewelry: @diamondsdirect
Beauty: @winkhairandmakeup
Florist: @brandisbotanicals  
Tabletop: @southernvintagetable2
Suit: @bernardstux
Dress: @oakcitybridalInvite
Design: @lilybirddesign with @minted 

PS – We enjoyed chatting with the effervescent Amber of @imagesbyamberr!


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Children's Books with Food

Southern Vintage Table Events – Grandmother Showers are Trending, or Should Be!

Becoming a grandparent is an exciting, wonderful life-changing event! For those of you who have experienced this second wave of babies to dote on. it’s almost indescribable how much love this moment brings. This quote from Lesley Sthal, however, beautifully captures this intense emotion.

“I was trying to understand my grandmother feelings. Why, when I looked at and held the baby, I felt I was floating, that I was on a high…. I keep wanting to burst into song!
So I wasn’t crazy, & I wasn’t alone. When a grandmother holds the baby, her brain, like a new mother’s, can also be drenched in the bonding hormone oxytocin. 
Aha! There it was. We grandmas literally, actually fall in love.” 
― Lesley Stahl, Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

So, there it is. Grandparents experience a chemically-induced falling-in-love euphoria. The sheer happiness of grandmotherhood is definitely a moment your dear friends want to celebrate with you, and for Jami, her friends hosted a grandmother shower with the sweetest theme – favorite children books paired with a delicious dish. See how cute these look! (Thank you, Mary!)

Jami’s first grandchild will be a boy, hence the blue. (We know colors are gender-less but sometimes you have to go with tradition, right?) We safely held our soiree outside at Gold Park in Hillsborough under the shelters, setting each table with our party essentials – gifts, food, and place settings. The simple place settings included vintage stoneware, blue goblets, and a lovely embroidered napkin. Fernrock Farm‘s fresh florals were arranged in six mason jars adorned with a “It’s a boy” ribbon for each of us to take home.

Friends celebrating with friends is always a treat and we all enjoyed ooh-ing and aah-ing over each and every book, truck, and baby accessory. These gifts will reside at the new grandparents’ home, waiting to delight the baby with his grans.

The ultimate decision – your Grandmother name!


“When it was finally my turn, I felt I was growing a whole new chamber in my heart. I nearly swooned, staring at the baby like a lover. I’d never seen anything so delicate and beautiful, so sweet, every feature perfect.” 
― Lesley Stahl, Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

It’s your turn, Jami, and we are sooooo happy for you!


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Oh Baby Sign

Southern Vintage Table Event – A Baby-Reveal Party

It’s a first for SVT! We had the pleasure of helping Kortney and Tyler with their baby-reveal party for their families. What a joyous occasion!

Kortney provided these lovely photos with us and we’d like to share her sweet, soft design. Her blue napkins and pink tablecloths were the perfect first layer to the tablescape. The tables were then set in blues and pinks with our vintage plates, goblets, and flatware. And, when the flowers were added, the tables were so pretty!

Every detail was carefully planned by Kortney. First, the florals by Village Gallery Florist in Roxboro were truly gorgeous in the soft pinks, blues, and ivory flowers. We adore the card as seen above and below with “Ten little fingers, ten little toes, two little eyes, one little nose. Boy or girl, nobody knows.” The anticipation for the reveal begins to build as the guests are seated!

Note the beautiful embroidered hankie that was given to each family. This keepsake was created by Specialty Designs of Roxboro. One delicious detail is the macaron nestled in the basket at the top of the plate, baked by Cuisine Lucette of Hillsborough. The buffet-style meal was provided by The Village Diner, also from Hillsborough, a favorite restaurant of the couple. Oh yea, let’s not forget the “Oh Baby” Balloon sign – so cute!

Oh Baby Balloon Sign

Congratulations, Kortney and Tyler! We were delighted to be a part of your charming reveal party – such a memorable gathering of family and friends, celebrating the upcoming arrival a baby. And, for folks who weren’t there, their baby boy will be here this fall!

Vendors
Venue – Merry Hill
Caterer – The Village Diner
Flowers – Village Gallery Florist
Handkerchiefs – Speciality Designs
Macarons – Cuisine Lucette
Tableware – Southern Vintage Table

The peacocks are always a favorite sight to see at Merry Hill.

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Decoupaged Rocks

News – Our Decoupaged Items are now at New Hope Market

As the title announces, our handcrafted decoupaged items can now be found at New Hope Market on Hwy 86, across the railroad track from the now-closed Allen & Son BBQ place. This small restaurant and market has a large following due to the delicious made-to-order food, the scrumptious offerings at the dessert counter, and the friendly folks that work there. When we were there setting up, Randy sincerely welcomed his customers, often calling them by their first name. Folks coming and going all had smiles on their faces as they left.

Owner Randy also stocks local food items such as produce, Maple View ice cream and milk, and NC beers. And, he supports local artists and artisans, which led us to him. We are so pleased to be here, in the heart of the Blackwood area of Orange County.

Randy asked us to make a sign explaining the process of decoupaging along with our company name. It certainly added a fine touch to our shelf display!

Come by New Hope Market, dine in or carry out, try a yummy dessert, and check out the cool handmade treasures at the market. We thank you in advance!

PS – We also will be selling our wares at Fernrock Farm‘s stand on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. We so much appreciate the folks who came by and purchased pots, rocks, and bottles. It was such a confidence-builder! We’ve got some new patterns we think you’ll love!


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