Southern Vintage Table’s sign is finally up on the front of the main building at Boone Square! Even though we’ve been here for more than a year, seeing it when we drive into the parking lot evokes a sense of accomplishment being part of this long-standing business community. Shout outs go to Laser Imaging, Lindsey, Jay, Sam, and Dink for helping us with this milestone.
During May and June we provided our vintage tableware services to 16 fabulous clients with their tea parties, engagement dinners, baby showers, and wedding receptions and it’s time to connect with friends, catch up with our favorite series, and maybe even read a book or two!
But, before we close out for today, here are just a few memories we have of our clients’ table designs and vintage selections from these past two months. What a delightful variety!
We met Taylor when she was returning goblets from a photoshoot at Sugarneck, a rustic woodland venue in Sanford. We instantly clicked over our love for anything vintage. There was just something about her smile and happy personality that we broached the possibility of her working part-time at SVT. She said YES!
Since then she has helped fill orders, placed items back on the shelves, rehung our hanging plants, and loaded our van with delivery orders. Dang, we will miss her when she heads to college this fall! But, until then, we look forward to the mornings she comes to the studio with her positive energy and helpfulness. Taylor, we appreciate you!
Early April is such a lovely month to get married – the dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, the air is fresh, the trees have that lime green color, and everyone is thrilled that the hot humid summer is still months away. 🙂
We helped with four weddings this beautiful spring weekend – our couple clients were married at venues that are all about the beautiful outdoors – Windy Hill, The Barn of Valhalla, Cornealius Property, and Campbell Lodge. Our experiences with the first three locations have always been delightful, and this weekend was our first wedding at Campbell Lodge. When couples tell us they are getting married at any of these venues, we know they will truly enjoy their wedding day.
Windy Hill Farm is a working farm in northern Orange County and has been farmed since the 1800s. This authentic rustic venue is a wonderful place to get married and the owners are sincere about their mission to use “sustainablefarming practices … and preserve the history of this beautiful piece of earth.”
This beautiful upscale rustic venue, located on the rural west side of Chapel Hill, is an amazing place for events. The property has a barn, lodge, gazebo, walkways connecting all the sites, a pond, and lush grounds. We always love visiting this well-maintained venue.
Although we haven’t actually been to this upscale and inclusive venue, we’ve had many couples get married here. With the distance a bit further, they all have elected to pickup and return our rentals. Every couple we have served loves this place. Many features are included -Birdsong Chapel, Carriage Hall, HoneyMoon House, Camp Cabin, The Boat House, and a pond and dock.
This was our first wedding at the Campbell Lodge, a lovely venue nestled in a natural preserve owned by the city of Raleigh. The spacious lodge features two stone fireplaces on each end and a deck that overlooks one of the lakes at the preserve. We are very pleased to have visited this special venue and look forward to returning.
Preparing for these happy events kept us quite busy but we did get a chance to update last week’s post with more glassware numbers. Check it out!
Yep, that’s right! Our shelves hold over 3000 pieces of vintage glassware!
The great inventory count has begun and, with Annie’s help, we’ve got the colors and numbers of glassware currently in our inventory. We overlooked the gray and orange goblets along with the clear coupes so expect an update this week. (The vintage tumblers are not featured here but their count can be found on our Vintage Drinkware page.)
Roll over the image to get the total number in each color category.
FYI – This gallery was made through Modula, a plugin we learned about today. One other thing we figured out was how to add text to photos in iPhoto – how did we miss this?
We are thrilled to share that Southern Vintage Table has been recognized by both The Knot and Wedding Wire! These two wedding industry giants that many couples use when researching vendors for their weddings, use clients’ reviews and ratings to determine the winners. Needless to say, we are immensely appreciative of our wonderful clients.
Here are a few of our amazing client reviews that almost make us blush:
Set the tone for our vintage-themed wedding
Shelly at Southern Vintage Table has an incredible selection of china and table decor that will add a special touch to your wedding! We got so many compliments on our mismatched place settings and every guest felt unique. The price is extremely competitive and Shelly lets you check out her entire collection and experiment with colors and styles in person before coming up with a game plan. We’re so thankful we found Southern Vintage Table!
Photo by Halifax Hills Studio as well as header image
Classy Style, Classier Vendor
Shelly has a beautiful collection of goblets and china to choose from. From our first meeting to view her inventory, to the final plate selection she was a true gem to work with. She allowed us to pick the plates ourselves which was a fun preparation event and gave the table settings a personal touchI highly recommend Southern Vintage for anyone looking to work with a local small business vendor and have a vintage wedding touch.
Photo by Brian Mullens Photography
Wonderful Dishware from Shelly!
We rented dinner plates, dessert plates, coffee cups, and water goblets from Shelly for our wedding on October 22,2022. The plates she has available are so unique and beautiful, and my mom, mom’s best friend, and I had so much fun going and picking them all out. I had a very specific vision so Shelly let us come and pick out the plates for each table setting. Every time you go back to the stacks you find a new, beautiful plate to add into the selection! Shelly is really nice, and she handled dropping off, picking up, and cleaning all of the dishware before and after the event. Her selection of vintage plates is amazing and her customer service is as well! I highly recommend Southern Vintage Table for weddings and any other events where you might want an elegant looking table!
Wendy Jade Photography
(Southern )Vintage Table is very professional, and very friendly to work with. I was very impressed with how they pack their dishes, glass plates and goblets. We chose to pick up and drop off from the store, and everything was packed securely in crates with wheels, so convenient. We were given detailed instructions on how to care for the items we rented. Everything we rented was absolutely beautiful!”
Assorted Poppies Photography
The absolute BEST!! Shelly was such a joy to work with and has the most amazing selection of plates, goblets, silverware, candleholders and decorations. She brought our ‘vintage garden party’ vision to life with her blue and white china selection! Can’t recommend Southern Vintage Table enough.
Photo by Shelly Heath
We could not have had a better experience working with Southern Vintage Table for our spring wedding! Visiting Shelly’s studio to pick out our rentals was one of my favorite parts of our wedding planning process. She has a huge collection of gorgeous inventory, and she was such an excellent resource in helping us come up with the scheme for our table settings. Delivery of the rentals was seamless, and not only did our tables look stunning, but the vintage items added character to the (brand new) venue. Our only regret is not having used more from her collection!
Arika Jordan Photography
Beautiful Vintage Table Rentals!
Choosing Southern Vintage Table for our wedding rentals was one of the best decisions we made planning our wedding! Shelly was wonderful to work with and handled all of the coordination for drop off and pick up with our venue so that we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We rented glassware, plates, and flatware and loved how beautiful and unique each piece was. The amber goblets especially were a favorite that helped bring so much warmth to our table settings. Thank you Southern Vintage Table for a great experience!
Ally and Bobby Photography
Thank you, clients, for sharing your reviews and photographs! Being a part of your wedding day with our vintage rentals brings us so much joy!
The floor in the decor room has been cleared! All the boxes and crates have been unpacked and our vintage items are finding their new spot. These shutters have now become our hanging station for anything with a handle. The vintage planters and tins are coexisting on shelves in the hallway in the back.
Are we finished? Not quite – our blackboard signs and easels need their own spot, the linen room tidied up, and the design of the foyer finalized. One thing for sure – we are loving the flow of the space and being part of the Boone Square community!
May brings weddings and we are busy with rental orders! This coming weekend our vintage wares are headed to 5 events in 4 different towns – Charlotte, Hillsborough, Mebane, and two in Goldsboro. Thank goodness all but one client is picking up from our new studio space and we are getting everything ready, while continuing our unpacking.
Three vignettes are all decked out with our vintage decor, thanks to Janis and her design skills. The blue/white and milk glass are on on shelves in the decor room. Many crates had to get unpacked and more room is opening up!
The next two displays are in foyer, which is now sporting a new floor. This first area is in the nook between the foyer and decor room. After battling 🙂 with Janis about wanting this to be the book area, she convinced us to tell a story with our unique vintage pieces. We love how some of our blackboard signs from a variety of past events have made it on the wall and that decor is sprinkled in with the books. After looking at this photo, we see that more books need to be pulled and replaced with more cool vintage doodads. You win this one, Janis!
The third vignette is on the wall between the main and linen room. Janis pulled all of these pieces together and the final result is awesome! We both agreed that our petite vintage artwork will look sweet flanked on the sides of this shelf.
Our goals this week are to finish the foyer and add a few shelves to the decor room wall, but our first priority is to get everything ready for our clients’ events and celebrations. Thanks for checking in!
The main room of Southern Vintage Table is almost finished! Practically all of the dishes are on the shelves, the setting tables are in place, and what remains are a few special touches on the walls. The final design has yet to be finalized but we have several ideas.
Take a look at the progress we made in the decor room! Vintage brass, glass, silver, and wooden candleholders have found their new spot along with most of the wooden pieces and the silver trays. A plan is in place for organizing the rest of these as well as our vintage blue and white decor and milk glass.
Here’s what remains to be organized and shelved, except for a “few things” left in a storage unit. At least now there will be room on the floor for us to be able to sort those boxes. One more week of our studio updates remains! Stay tuned…