Vintage Feature – We’re Back to our Sunday Blogging!

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Hey all!  August is here and we’ve got lots to share from our July hiatus. As mentioned in our last post, we had three goals to accomplish. First, we tackled all the paper work stuff including updating our business spreadsheets. Phew! The more difficult task, curating our collection, has begun but there’s still more to do. It’s hard to give up a vintage treasure!

Of course, finding and adding new items to our vintage collections is always fun! We now have a vintage milk glass punch bowl, some new vintage teapots and teacups, and more patterns of vintage plates. New napkins have been fashioned from thrift store fabrics and we’ve also found a few to add to our printed napkin collection.

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Inside the studio, our quest for organization continues. Two additional dressers have linens in their drawers, two new lights hang overhead, and several shelves reorganized. Our favorite addition to the studio is this terrific 1950s kitchen cart that now provides much needed surface space in our work area.

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It’s good to set focused goals and, even if we fell a little short, much has been accomplished this month. As a result, we’re even more ready for the busy fall wedding season ahead and have a few open 2018 dates and are scheduling clients for 2019. Send us an email from our contact page or give us a call. We’d love to help!

Photo by Natalie E Photography

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Vintage Feature – It’s Blog Break Month!

We won’t be publishing our Sunday blog post during July but we have much to do. The list is a bit tedious –sigh- but nonetheless; it will feel good to mark them off the list, especially the first two.

!.  Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Oh boy, the pile is deep and we need to get our orders and contracts organized in our notebook.

2. Update spreadsheets. Business goals need to be evaluated and expenses organized. Yay!

3. Curate inventory. After spending this past year in our studio space, we now have a better notion of items that clients want for their event. This task will be hard for a different reason – we love everything and hate to let anything go. We hope it won’t be too traumatic!

So, that’s the July to-do list. Look for our next post on August 5th. We still will be serving clients and taking studio appointments so don’t hesitate to give us a call or send an email! We’ll love to hear from you!


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Vintage Feature – Showcasing Our Vintage Decor

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table is all about vintage tableware  – plates, goblets, flatware – but we also have a great collection of vintage decor. Today’s blog is all about the fun, eclectic, and unique pieces that help individualize your guest tables. We have selected photos of a few items that different clients have used to demonstrate the versatility of our vintage wares.

~ Vintage Scales ~

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~ Vintage Enameled Pink Tub ~

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~ Vintage Petite Art, Postcards, and Frames ~

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

~ Vintage Suitcases and Trunks ~

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~ Vintage Clocks ~

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~ Vintage Vases, Vessels, Floral Containers ~

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Consider adding vintage decor to your next event! Use any of these ideas or create a unique look of your own. We’ll be happy to help!


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Vintage Feature – The Magic of Mixing and Matching China Patterns

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

What a wonderful, busy week! We’ve helped with three weddings – a rehearsal dinner at Stoneleigh Estate in Virginia, a reception at Windy Hill Farm in Cedar Grove, and a reception at Snipes Farm in Chapel Hill. We look forward to sharing a few photos from each of these in the near future but today we want to share five different place settings created for Lindsey and Brad’s reception tables.

This couple wanted a vintage salad and dinner plate for each guest. When preparing for an order that includes this pairing, we first select a mix of vintage dinner plates. One by one, each dinner plate is matched with a salad plate with a complementary pattern. The results of this “labor of love” are mixed and matched, beautiful, unique place settings for each guest!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Here’s a final look at the tables with their place settings. We can’t wait to see them with the floral arrangements and candle light!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Feature – Behind the Scenes at Southern Vintage Table

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

When renting our vintage wares, you can be assured that we want you to have the very best experience. Each and every client is valued and appreciated, and we truly love sharing our collections! So, how does it all happen once an order is placed? Today we are taking you behind-the-scenes to show you how it’s done!

This upcoming weekend we are providing place settings for 175 guests at Katie and Evan’s wedding in Raleigh. We are packing dinner, salad, and dessert plates along with flatware, goblets, and napkins. Yep, it’s huge and thus, our packing schedule began a week ago.

We started with the vintage goblets. Crates were filled with green, amber, teal, pink, and blue goblets then run through our commercial dishwasher. Once dried, they were labeled, wrapped in plastic, and stacked on a dolly. That’s 7 crates, stacked up, and yep, it’s taller than me!

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Next up, the flatware settings. Inside these bins are 175 silver-plated knives, dinner forks, salad forks, spoons, and dessert forks. Believe me, these babies are heavy!

Dessert plates came next. Racks were filled with a good mix of vintage patterns, then washed, labeled, wrapped, and stacked.

Meanwhile, vintage white/cream napkins were selected and ironed at home. We only have 75 more to go!

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The final packing job is the mixing and matching of the vintage dinner and salad plates. Using a kitchen cart, we rolled down the dinner plate aisle and filled a crate with a 20 vintage plates in a variety of floral patterns. Then we rolled back to our worktable filled with salad plates. One by one we matched a dinner plate with a salad plate. The filled crates then went through the dishwasher and were labeled, wrapped, and placed on a cart. At the time of this post, we have only two more dinner/salad crates of 20 left to do!

Once we finish packing the two sets of plates and ironing the remaining napkins, we’ll be ready for Saturday’s wedding. Priscilla, Jami, and Pat will join me to set beautiful, vintage place settings on rustic farm tables. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!


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Vintage Feature – Jenn & Teague’s Wedding is on Chic Vintage Brides!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We received some most exciting news this week from Erica of Folie à Deux Events! Jenn & Teague’s wedding has been featured on Chic Vintage Brides!

Beautifully captured by Rebekah Senter Photography, “An Earthy Yet Elegant Rustic Wedding at Rigmor House,” describes Jenn & Teague’s wedding day along with the preparations leading up to their nuptials. As you read along and view the photos, you’ll feel like you were there, enjoying the day alongside everyone. Don’t miss out on Jenn & Teague’s interview questions about their experience with the planning process.

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Our part in their wedding was to provide tea accessories for the afternoon tea.  Here’s how Jenn  and Teague described their reception.

“We chose to do the reception in a British afternoon tea style, as we love having afternoon tea and wanted to share it with our family and friends! Jenn used to live in the UK when she studied modern and medieval Welsh (Celtic) literature and language at Bangor University in North Wales. Because of Jenn’s love of Celtic history (she’s a redhead after all!), we also integrated little touches of Welsh, Irish, and Scottish traditions into our wedding day and décor.

For the afternoon tea dishes and cutlery, we were very lucky to have Southern Vintage Table in the Chapel Hill area. Shelly, the owner, provided us with a gorgeous array of blue-and-white plates and porcelain tea sets, silver-plated cutlery, and other key serviceware items we needed for our afternoon tea reception. She even helped with dressing the tables and wow, the end result was more stunning than I imagined!”

Okay, we are beaming after reading this!

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Pssst!  When you have time, shoot over to our Press page for a listing of the magazines and blogs our wares have been featured on!  We are thrilled with each and every one!


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Vintage Feature – We’ve Gone “Pro” on Wedding Wire

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After years of taking advantage of their complimentary subscription, we decided to go “pro” with  WeddingWire, an online community of incredible professional vendors. Our once-limited presence has been updated and embellished with a variety of photo albums (which are still under construction) as well as a pricing list for prospective clients. Most importantly, we are oh-so pleased and grateful to share our client reviews as part of our WeddingWire listing.

Take a tour of our WW storefront- we’ll be most appreciative of your time! Our listing can be found under the category, Event Rentals and Photobooths, or you can search for our name under Vendor Listing.

PS – We also are excited to be featured on their sister sites, GayWeddings, and EventWire. Take a peek there, too!


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Vintage Feature – The Color of Romance

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Ally & Bobby Photography

Pink – the sweetest color of all – represents love, tenderness, hope, and romance, making it the perfect color for weddings and family celebrations. Through our vintage pink goblets, vibrating with positive and loving energy, guests will instantly embrace the happiness of the occasion.

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Katelyn James Photography
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Theo Milo Photography
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Copper Five Photography
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Morgan Caddell Photography
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Katherine Miles Jones Photography

Table Decor Katie

Whether you go all pink or sprinkle it in with our other vintage goblets, the result is romantic, sweet, and absolutely lovely. No doubt, … “pink will always show one’s love.”― Anthony T. Hincks

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We currently have 85+ vintage pink goblets!

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Vintage Feature – The Latest Count of Our Vintage Goblets

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The final count is in!  Today we are talking goblets – vintage goblets of all colors – and how many of these lovelies we now have in our collection!  As you can see from Kacie & Isaac’s wedding, captured by Annie Watts Photography, they bring the bling to any table!

Clear Goblets – 250+

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Green Goblets – 135+

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Pink Goblets – 80+

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Light Blue Goblets – 95+

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Amber Goblets – 125+

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Purple Goblets – 60+

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Teal/Aqua/Dusky Blue Goblets – 95+

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Red Goblets – 65+

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Milk Glass Goblets – 60+

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Brown Goblets – 60+

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In summation, we have over 1,000 vintage goblets, and that number doesn’t include our tumblers and petite goblets! Add the jewels to your guest tables with our vintage glassware. Your guests will love them!

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Vintage Feature – Hues of Beautiful Blue Vintage Goblets

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Recently we received photos from several events and, as we began to process them, we noticed a striking similarity. They all featured our vintage blue goblets. Interesting, right?

Other than being the team color of two local universities, are there other reasons why blue is chosen by many couples? We decided to look into the psychology of color to see if there may be a hidden meaning.

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Bourn Creative, a design firm that uses color to convey messages and meaning, describes blue as this:

“Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.”

Ah-hah! Faith, trust, stability, sincerity – ingredients for a successful, happy wedding and marriage. Maybe it’s not just a pretty color; perhaps it’s the positive energy it brings for the couple’s new life ahead.

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Southern Vintage Table’s current inventory includes over 200 goblets in different shades of blue – light blue, dusky blue, teal, aqua, turquoise, and cobalt blue.  The inspiration this color conveys is perfect for any wedding or event!

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Here’s to a great week ahead for all


 

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