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…
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!
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!
We are tickled to introduce you to our new grand baby, Isla Elaine! Recently SVT took off a couple of weeks from blogging and Miss Isla is the reason – who can blog or do much of anything else when you get to hold your first grand baby.
Our daughter, Taylor, and her husband, Cameron, invited us to meet their sweet girl so Randy and I drove 2 days to Boston, taking the longer, more scenic route to avoid the busy highway. It was good trip and the closer we got, the more excited we were to meet our baby granddaughter.
Our new names are Yayee (that’s me) and Grandy (which is the most perfect name for Randy!) Yayee is the name my twin brother called me because he had a hard time saying “Shelly” and I started calling him Yayee, too. I wish I knew why! It must have been a little confusing because Yayee always was the culprit behind any misbehavior. One sweet memory I’ll have forever is that my Aunt Maeline called me Yayee even when I was a grown woman. She had this sweet way of saying it that made me feel loved. It will be awhile, but I do look forward to hearing Isla call me Yayee.
Of course, as all grandparents would say, Yayee and Grandy thinks she’s the most adorable baby ever. Cameron and Taylor are smitten with this little one and we are, too.
Our blog hiatus is over and we have jumped back in with full force! This week has been busy – really good busy – and we are pleased that our vintage wares have been a part of 3 weddings and a styled shoot. Our clients rented an array of vintage items – retro, floral and blue & white dinner plates, clear and colored goblets, stainless flatware, glass salad plates, and a lovely hodge-podge variety of dessert plates. Three clients, three different visions, and all incorporating vintage for their guests’ tables.
Why is this notable? It means we have a great collection of vintage items that appeals to a variety of clients. Some love the patterns and designs, others want to uniquely express themselves in their table setting, but most are interested in being eco-responsible by reusing these treasures from the past.
SVT has the something old while doing something green – sharing beautiful vintage items in a responsible, ecological manner. Whether you are looking for classic green crinkle goblets or the delicate pink dinner plates, choosing us means you are choosing green. From vintage plates to vintage decor, our inventory is eco-friendly, rescued, restored, and ready for you to appreciate and share with your guests.Vintage Feature – Something Old is Something Green
Next week we’ll share why we needed that two week blog break and it’s personal – happy, life-changing, and super cute!
It’s time for a brief blog break! We’ll be back in two weeks…
Two for one is always nice, right? Here’s what made our week – first, we provided rentals for a beautiful shot at Carolina Grove and worked with some of our favorite vendor friends in January; and second, the shoot was published this week in Wedding Chicks – “How to Incorporate Fine China Into Your Chic Microwedding”.
When Keys Events and Tierney Riggs Photography shared their design for this shoot at Carolina Grove, we knew instantly we wanted to be involved. Our vintage blue and white collection has grown over the last few years and we were excited that they wanted to include not only vintage place settings, but also decor pieces, including our two umbrella stands. With beautiful florals from The Foraged South, they certainly made a statement!
The blue and white theme infiltrated every element – gorgeous Tarheel Toile pjs, an original design by Jami Burns of Nothing Finer, stationery by Shore Thing Stationery, the wedding cake by Sugar Euphoria, and even a sassy getaway car provided by Wedding Cars And Events.
Many thanks to all the terrific vendors who brought their talents and wares to the shoot. We look forward to working with you all again!
Carolina Grove Styled Shoot Wedding Vendor List
We know, our post title is a bit much but it’s a tongue-in-cheek tribute to my friends. We love to share good news and fun stuff with one another and jokingly, we call it “braggart news.” So, today’s entry is a “braggart post” and we are pretty proud of our news. Yep, we are featured as one of seven vintage china rental companies across North America in the May/June edition of Tea Time Magazine.
This amazing article, “Renting Vintage China for Afternoon Tea and More,” written by Katherine Cloninger Ellis, devotes a page to each of the seven featured companies – Tea and Old Roses in Homewood, Alabama; Dish and Decor Vintage Rental in Crystal Lake, Illinois; Delicate Dishes in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Little Vintage Rentals in New York, New York; Rent My Dust in Grapevine, Texas; Plate Occasions in Toronto, Canada, and us, Southern Vintage Table in Hillsborough, NC. We are honored to be in the company of these kindred businesses!
The May/June 2021 edition of Tea Time is available on stands! If you love tea, delicious treats, and vintage china, you’ll love this magazine! And, as a personal plug, we offer several different ways to enjoy tea with your friends and family – Tea Party To Go Packages, Tea Party Packages for 12 and 24, and open rentals. Tea anyone?
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:
- Follow us – @southernvintagetable2
- Like the post.
- Tag 2 or 3 friends who will be invited to your tea party! (If a friend is not on IG, share their first name).
- The winner must be able to pickup from our Hillsborough, NC studio the day before the party and return the day after.
- Party date is flexible but will need to be scheduled with us.
- 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!