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.
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!
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!
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.
We are happy to share that we are a part of an incredible vendor team, ElopeNC, headed by Stephanie and Matt Milosh. This carefully curated group of professionals is ready to help couples create a intimate wedding day that is beautifully personal. (Don’t you love the logo?)
Our ElopeNC team and all partner vendors believe:
in honesty, transparency and authenticity; love is love, and all love stories deserve celebration; the reason for your choices matters; all living things should be treated with respect; and marriage is life’s greatest adventure.
“The mission of ElopeNC is to provide couples who are eloping in North Carolina with inspiration, resources, a vendor directory and package deals that take all the stress out of elopement planning and connect couples with incredible vendors.”
Vendors on the team include practically every wedding professional niche – planners, officiants, photographers, videographers, venue owners, florists, musicians, food and bar services, and vintage rental services. This is truly a fantastic place to start when planning your one-of-a-kind intimate wedding celebration!
Interested couples and vendors alike can find all kinds of good stuff at ElopeNC . And, while you are there, you can check out Southern Vintage Table’s listing!
“The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly, and to feel close.”
Carol and Malcolm Cohen
Tea parties might seem stuffy, too girly, or too much trouble, but we want to convince you that they can be enjoyed by everyone and held anytime. You don’t have to wait for that special day to enjoy quality time with friends and colleagues.
Between lunch and dinner, most of us need a little snack and a break from the day’s work. Usually we grab a drink and a bite but keep on working. Don’t you wish sometimes you could take a refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating break with the company of friends and colleagues?
We have the answer. Plan an afternoon tea party for family and friends at your home or for your work friends at the office. Sounds like fun, huh? It will not only be enjoyable, but also easily pulled together with our new offering, Tea Party To-Go package. You will be provided with all of the beautiful, vintage tea party elements, packed up and ready for 4 guests.
Basic Package for 4 – $45
4 – Teacups and Saucers 4 – Small Plates 4 – Tea Napkins 4 – Silver-plated Tea Spoons & Forks
1- Teapot (4-5 Servings) with Underplate 1- Two Tiered Stand 1- Small Platter 1- Set of Sugar/Creamer/Spoon with Underplate 1- Small Tablecloth
Now for the food. Some of you will want to make or gather the treats for your guests. Good for you! Some, however, would like everything ready to go, from dishes to food to florals. We totally understand and have thought of you, too! Here are some add-ons you might consider.
“The love you feel in life is a reflection of the love you feel in yourself. “
Today we wish all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether it be celebrated with your sweetheart, friends, family, or just yourself, this day is all about love – that inexplicable gift we both receive and give to others. But, perhaps the truest meaning is that love begins with knowing, celebrating, and loving yourself.
We love and thank our clients who participated in our Share the Love offer. We enjoyed planning, collaborating, advertising, and executing the details for you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience, too!
Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for making ours unique and special! Shelly, you could not have chosen better for us. I am in love with these plates!
These clients have been instrumental in the planning of a new endeavor – offering intimate vintage “To Go” packages. The first to be launched will be a Tea Party To Go package. We are working on the details so you easily can host a magical and traditional tea party!
While in the midst of our daily life, we most likely aren’t thinking about the memories we are locking away. Sometimes, however, we can foresee a moment, like a holiday, for which we want to always remember. This year, Valentines 2021 may be unlike any yet celebrated; a day we will want to preserve.
If this day has meaning for you, cultivate your soon-to-be memories with something unique, out-of-the ordinary, special. Remember to use your senses and save keepsakes.
Southern Vintage Table, along with Fireside Farm and Happily Desserted, want to provide that something special for you. Serving your home-cooked meal or takeout dinner and dining on our vintage wares will cultivate memories. The taste and smell of the gourmet cupcakes as well as the long-lasting beauty of the dried florals in a handcrafted bottle-vase will delight you for years to come.
If you are interested in cultivating your 2021 Valentines memories, go here to complete your order and thanks for supporting us.