Vintage Wedding Reception Tables

Southern Vintage Table Events – Erin & Dave’s Wedding Day

A dinosaur, Princess Lei, and Spiderman – oh my! We are excited to share photos from Erin and Dave’s whimsical, eclectic, and fun wedding, courtesy of photographer friend Carrie Hall.

A vintage typewriter with a message greeting the guests, a vintage record player as a cake stand, the vintage radio decked out with a dinosaur bride, and green train case all added a quirkiness that made this wedding at the historic Forest Hall at Chatham Mills so memorable for everyone.

The reception tables featured our vintage blue and white plates, clear goblets, and stainless flatware. With the flowing garland down the tables generously dotted with petite bouquets, Forest Hall was set for the celebratory feast.

Cheers to Erin and Dave! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this unique and memorable day! May the force always be with you!

Photographer – Carrie Hall
Venue – Forest Hall at Chatham Mills
Vintage Tableware and Rentals – Southern Vintage Table

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News – New Year, New Look

Today we are launching a new look for Southern Vintage Table! As of now, the same content remains, which we will be revising over the next couple of weeks, but we think you’ll really like the update.

Best wishes for a terrific 2020 and let us know if we can help you with your next shower, wedding reception, dinner party, or gathering. We’d love to help you create a truly memorable affair for all!

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Vintage Features – Just a Few Favorites from 2019

2019 has been a great year for SVT! These images are among our favorites and feature weddings, showers, corporate gatherings, dinner parties, and styled shoots. Sincerest thanks to our clients and their talented photographers for these beautiful vintage visions!

Looking forward to 2020 and sending happy new year wishes to all!

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Vintage Feature – Bold & Bonny Bouquets on Vintage China

Florals on china are so lovely and vintage patterns seem even more beautiful. Today’s blog features five bold floral vintage china patterns, four of which were made in England and one from the United States.

Let’s begin with this beauty, Stratford by Royal Doulton. Produced for twenty years, from 1941-1962, this pattern features almost every color – yellow, pink, purple, green, and gray. We love the scalloped floral rim! Meredith and Jessie delighted their guests with them.

Next up is Staffordshire Bouquet by Johnson Brothers, also made in England. So many clients come to our studio and comment on how much they love this pattern. Featuring brown, red, yellow, green, and blue, this swirl-rimmed pattern was only made seven years, from 1973-1979.

We’d like to introduce you to our third bold floral, English Bouquet by Johnson Brothers. As our most recent addition to our inventory, we immediately knew it was a Johnson Brothers design. It’s brighter color palette includes pink, blue, yellow and green. One internet source says this pattern is from the 1920s!

The fourth of our featured vintage patterns is Bouquet by Myotts Staffordshire, England. With its darker hues of brown, amber, green, and maroon as well as the swirled, scalloped edge, this pattern one of our favorites! The details are stunning! Although we couldn’t find the production dates for this pattern, we know that since it’s mark doesn’t have the Myotts-Meakin stamp, it can’t be after 1989 and we believe it’s much older.

Lastly, here’s our lone USA-made vintage bold floral design to feature. This one is called May Flower and it’s made by the Californian company, Vernon Kilns. Featuring florals of yellow, blue, purple, and white along with the basketweave rim, this pattern is so darn pretty! Amazingly, May Flower was only made from 1942-1953 and they look gorgeous on Meredith and Jessie’s reception tables.

So there they are! Five gorgeous bold vintage floral patterns made by five different potteries in England and America. Can you name them now? Hint – most of them have “bouquet’ in their name!

Source – Replacements, Ltd

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Southern Vintage Table Events – Michelle’s Magnificent Birthday Bash

Monique, owner of Keys Events, had a truly special event to both plan and host – her mother’s 60th birthday! As the creative genius of her company, she knew all of the elements for a successful party and, with this one being so personal, she excitedly started planning.

The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel was the ideal venue for this intimate gathering. After its booking and during the months before the October date, invitations were customer designed, menu planned, tablescape chosen, florals contrived, and photos gathered. Enjoy these spectacular photos from Samuel Holt and please note the vendor list at the end of our post.

Birthday Tables

Monique designed the birthday dinner table with our vintage retro dinner plates, wooden salad bowls, and silver-plate flatware. Vintage brown, amber, and red goblets were the perfect complement to the season and florals. We absolutely adore the final look!

When the date arrived everything was ready – a welcoming sign, a charming display of photos, scrumptious cake on display, tables set with our retro place settings, gorgeous florals in place, candles lit, and food ready.

Family and friends arrived early for the surprise celebration and then Michelle, her husband, and mother arrived. The expressions on everyone’s face beautifully portrays this joyous, sweet moment!

Happy birthday, Michelle!
Kudos to Keys Events for creating such a memorable evening
for your family and friends!

~ Vendor Team ~
Photography: @samuelholt
Venue: @theparlourchapel
Designer and Planner :@keysevents
Place Settings + Rentals: @southernvintagetable2
Florals: @theforagedsouth
Catering: @chrg_catering
Invitation Design: @lustretheory

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Vintage News – We Are Thankful

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As previous years’ posts have shared, our extended family meets every year for this favorite holiday, continuing a tradition started by our grandparents and parents over 50 years ago. Feasting, sharing memories, and catching up with family makes this holiday so special to all of us.

In honor of this season of gratitude, we want to give thanks for our good fortune at Southern Vintage Table. First, we are most grateful for our clients who have chosen our company to be a part of the wedding, luncheon, shower, dinner party, or corporate gathering. Meeting and helping you create the perfect celebration has been a great honor and sincere pleasure.

In the same vein, an enthusiastic shout out goes to our social media followers for keeping up with our business, liking and commenting on our posts, and just being there for us. We hope you know that showing your social media love is greatly appreciated!

We are also grateful to the creative vendors with whom we have worked to create amazing styled shoots. It is a joy to see how our pieces are used and we appreciate you inviting us to help.

And, finally, we are grateful for our new space. Since moving in last April, we have organized our vintage collections, met with numerous clients, and continue to update our offerings. This month we’ll concentrate on our decor and linens room and then we’ll be ready to give you a virtual tour!

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne

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Vintage Coffee Mugs

Southern Vintage Table Events – Our Vintage Coffee Cups & Goblets Go Disco!

We love a themed wedding and being a fan of the 70s, Hannah and Bobby’s vibrant wedding was big hit with us! Designed and planned by Chelsey Sanderson of Charlotte Fête and photographed by Amy Ellis Photography, this wedding was full of treasures from this decade. Our contribution to this festive occasion were our vintage colored goblets for cocktail hour and vintage coffee cups for the end of the evening. .

Normally we only feature photos of our vintage items, however; we knew you’d really enjoy seeing a few more of this hip reception. Kudos to designer/planner Chelsey Sanderson, photographer Amy Ellis, florist Narcisse Greenway Design, and the other vendors for their awesome work!

Congratulations, Hannah and Bobby! May your life tougher be as fun, colorful, and amazing as your wedding day!

Venue – Foundation for the Carolinas
Photography – Amy Ellis Photography
Planner/Designer – Chelsey Sanderson, Charlotte Fête
Catering – Best Impressions
Floral Design – Narcisse Greenway Design
Light Design – Eye Dialogue
Pies & Cookies – Villani’s Bakery
Rentals – Party Reflections, CE Rentals, Southern Vintage Table, Nuage Designs, BBJ Linen
Hair Artist – Natalie Gladden/NL Glam
Photo Booth – Shutterbooth
Lounge Furniture/Bar Cabinet – Old South Vintage Rentals
DJ – Bunn DJ Company
Day of Paper Items/Signs – Olive Paper
Invitation Suite – Libby Tipton

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Vintage Adventures – New Thrift Store Treasures at SVT

Vintage Dusky Blue Goblets

SVT has been in a busy, busy stretch with events and client meetings and in-between, we’ve been “procuring inventory, ” which is the fancy term for hitting the thrift stores. Hee hee! We thought you might want to see what we found these last two weeks. Although we can’t give away our secret places, we can say that these came from 4 of our favorite spots.

We mentioned these vintage dusky blue goblets in a recent Facebook post. It was a true vintage find – 9 total, 8 at one thrift shop and one more at another, all in the same day. This color is highly popular and we are so happy to add these to our collection!

These vintage silver-plated items are soooo nice! The compote needs a little polishing, but there are no dents nor pits. Imagine this filled with apples, lemons, or even a lovely floral bouquet! We love this unique flatware pattern, too. Found bagged up, when we got back to the studio we discovered that instead of stainless, it’s inlaid silver-plated. They will look terrific with our other vintage mixed patterns.

Perhaps the most atypical find were these vintage bobeches! These unique items are used to catch the wax from a taper candle. Some are plastic and some are glass but all are great to have in our inventory for someone looking to protect the surface under the candleholder.

You might think we found these two vintage tea pieces at the same place and time but that’s didn’t happen. They were at two separate thrift stores and found days apart but they do look so lovely together!

Finally, we came across these darling stoneware patterns. As vintage stoneware becomes more appreciated, we want to make certain we can accommodate our clients with enough for their guests!

Lastly, we’ve been contemplating our featured posts on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks to those who have chimed in – we hope to start soon!

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News & Updates – Strategizing with Social Media

Delicious food (the grilled cheese sandwich with mozzarella on olive bread was soooo yummy), inspiring speakers, beautiful ambience (complete with enormous chandeliers), and sharing it all with a great friend – we’d say it was a pretty darn good day at the INNfluenced Conference held at the Carolina Inn this past Thursday. With a focus on social media, the speakers shared their successes on growing their business with these tools.

The strategy that caught our attention was how to structure entries on social media accounts so that posting is regular and anticipated. Using themes for certain days of the week, followers will know what to expect and even look forward to that day’s post. We didn’t realize it, but with our weekly Sunday website blog post, one day is already set on both Intagram and Facebook – Sunday’s Blog Post day. We haven’t called it as such but look for it today! (If you have any ideas for a better name, please share!)

Since there are 6 more days to cover, we needed a few more ideas that would jive with our vintage rental business – themes to delight and excite our followers. Here are a few possibilities we have so far …

Whew! Even though we have more ideas than days, we are still brainstorming. Questions we have to consider include – Which ideas will be the best fit with our vintage inventory and rental business? What day of the week pairs best with the focus theme? How do we manage photos, copy, and tags? Once we get it all figured out, we’ll start small, with two or three designated days, and then hopefully expand!

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please share, because that’s how we all do it better – learning from each other!

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