Vintage Place Setting with Pink Goblet

News – Website Updates

This week we received a phone call from Kimberly, our new account manager from Wedding Wire. After congratulating us for receiving the Couples’ Award, she asked if there was anything she could help us with. Turns out she had a great idea for our potential clients so they can see the different options we offer.

Voila! We now have a new downloadable pdf on Wedding Wire that gives clients three ideas for possible table settings. But, of course, we went even further! A new page has been added to our website under the Services & Pricing section – Examples of Vintage Place Settings & Pricing – which illustrates 5 different packages from previous clients. Here’s another example of one package.

Vintage Elegant Floral Patterns

Elegant dinner plate

Stainless flatware:
Dinner knife, dinner fork, spoon

White/cream napkin

100 place settings as shown starts at $325.

Our second big news is that we have added a new china collection for our clients – Vintage White/Cream. Currently there are 80 in our inventory but we’ll be adding more. We also have salad and dessert plates that beautifully coordinate with this collection.

Vintage white/cream plates with gold

There are also many updates on our site that synchronize with the new theme. Take a look when you have time!

Our 2020 calendar is filling up but we still have available dates. Let us know how we can help you with your next special occasion!

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News – SVT Receives a 2020 Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award!

How exciting is this? For us, it’s really, really, exciting!! We are soooo very grateful to our couples who gave us the opportunity to play a part in their wedding day and shared a review on Wedding Wire. Today we are featuring four such reviews that we made us really proud.

Erin – Perfection!

Everything we rented from SVT was beautiful. Dinner plates, dessert plates, flatware, appetizer plates, goblets, and some extra funky vintage decor like an old radio and record player. Everyone commented on how cool and quirky our mix and match items were. Shelly is sooo friendly and sweet. Her shop is amazing, I wanted to buy everything in there!!!

Wedding Reception
Callie Hall, Photographer

Lisa – Vintage Chic Wedding

If you’re envisioning an elegantly chic vintage ambiance for your wedding, reception, party special event. Southern Vintage Table in Hillsborough, NC has the candelabras flatware. plateware, glassware, vintage accents and seamless service to create the ideal setting. Thank you Shelly!

Vintage Clear and Amber Goblets
Negative 21 Collective

Abbie – Shelly will bring your vision to life & make your tables look incredible!

Shelly is amazing! She has so many options for plates, glasses, and everything in between— she is so helpful in making your vision come to life, even if you’re not quite sure what it is you’re looking for. She was incredibly dependable and great to work with, and the table scapes she created for us matched our wedding vibe PERFECTLY. She provided colorful goblets, flower plates, napkins, flatware, mugs, dessert plates, and it all was wonderful! We loved working with her 🙂

Wedding Reception with stoneware plates
Autumn Harrison, Photographer

Alisha – Beautiful choices and so easy to work with!

We loved working with Shelly! First of all, her space is amazing. It was so fun to walk through her inventory, pick out items, and “set” a table to see what we liked. She has so many beautiful choices–we ended up renting gorgeous mismatched plates, colorful glass goblets, dessert stands, vases, and pitchers (all vintage). The rental went perfectly. Also, Shelly was very helpful and flexible when our delivery times had to change. Highly recommend her!!

Wedding reception with mixed and matched plates

Thank you all. It was sincerely our pleasure! Looking forward to this new year with its new opportunities!

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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 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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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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News – Back to Blogging with Lots to Share!

We are back on our blogging schedule and have soooo many lovely photos to share from bridal luncheons, weddings, and styled shoots. Today we are giving you just a little taste of these wonderful events with this photo collage and plan to do full features on each. Many thanks to our clients, planners, and photographers for sharing these with us!

Photo credits: Top right – Ariel Kaitlin Photography, Second row – Krystal Kast Photography, Light Creative, Hosanna Wilmot Photography; Third Row – September Photography, Kate Overton Photography, Molliner Photography; Header Photograph – Ariel Kaitlin Photography

SVT inventory in photographs – Top row – Vintage dinner plates pink goblets, and napkins – Cake stand with vintage dinner plates – Vintage candelabra, teapot, teacup & saucer; Middle row – Vintage blue and white plates, – Vintage glass candleholders – Vintage suitcases; Bottom row – Vintage centerpieces, serving dishes, & place settings, – Vintage silver tray – Vintage place settings

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

News – Time for a Brief Blog Hiatus!

The hot, humid, summer weather of beautiful NC has settled in and, with the first of July arriving tomorrow, we’ll be taking this month off from our weekly blog. The opening to this year has been incredibly busy for Southern Vintage Table and during July we’ll be resting, reorganizing our new space a bit, but continuing with our rental services.

So far this year we have shared our vintage wares with 29 clients for their showers, luncheons, birthday parties, corporate celebrations, styled shoots, tea parties, and, of course, wedding receptions. (Photos by Ana Teresa Gailzes, Krista Piper, Kelley Deal, September Photos, Casie Weathers, Magnolia Photography, Stephanie Batten. )

We’re looking forward to the second half of 2019 and the many occasions our vintage treasures will be enjoyed! See you in August!

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Vintage News – A Graduation, Tea Party, & Wedding Reception

It’s another fun week ahead for us! Each of our three events next weekend have a unique story and we are pleased to share our vintage wares to each.

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Four years ago, our client rented several of our vintage floral tablecloths to celebrate her daughter’s high school graduation. This week, her daughter is graduating from nursing school and she’s invited family and friends to honor this wonderful accomplishment. Again, the floral tablecloths will don her guest tables, along with our vintage glass dinner and dessert plates. So pretty!

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Alexa and Alicia, our tea party clients, are hosting their first event for their community organization, The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. The Mother’s Day Tea will be held at Hill House, a beautiful, historic home in Durham and we know it’s going to be a huge success! We all are excited to see this day come!

 Landon Jacob Photography.

Final details were being made last September for Cherry and Ned’s wedding but then came an unexpected guest, Hurricane Florence. They may have missed their original date but their nuptials will be this Saturday at this gorgeous venue, The Parlour at Manns Chapel. We are certain the wait is going to be sooo worth it!

So, that’s our week ahead! From Durham to Chapel Hill to Pittsboro, we know our our vintage treasures will be enjoyed and appreciated!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage News – Move Update and This Week’s Events

Quick update on our move – we are fully in our new space at 222E Orange Grove Street, Hillsborough! The reason why we haven’t shared the full tour is that we have a short task list to complete in between meeting with clients and preparing for events. We hope you love what you see as much as we do! More to come soon.

Now for our busy week ahead – 3 weddings and a tea party! Our four clients all love vintage and each has chosen their own unique look. Here’s what is headed out our studio this weekend.

Our first wedding is at White Lake. Our bride adores pink and has asked that each of the 325 dinner plates feature this romantic color. Yep, we’ll be heading east Friday with 16 filled crates of beautiful vintage plates with pink!

Angus Barn is the venue for the second wedding. Our bride wanted to pick up the blue and white decor in her centerpieces at each guest’s place setting. These vintage blue and white bread plates should be the perfect complement!

Wedding number three will be at Sassafras Fork Farm in Rougemont. To harmonize with this outdoor rustic space, our bride selected our white vintage stoneware and clear goblets. The crisp white will look fabulous against this natural setting.

Our final event is a vintage tea party. Our client chose our Tea Party Package for 24 and we couldn’t be more pleased. The favorite part for us is selecting our favorite teacups – not an easy task since we love so many!

As always, thanks for checking in with us! In between selecting, washing, packing, and delivering, we’ll be working on that to-do list. Have a glorious week!

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