Vintage Colorful Wedding Tables

Southern Vintage Table Events- An Eclectic Vibrant, Vintage Wedding

Oh my goodness! Gab and Tucker’s wedding was a fabulous gala affair! These two professional planners had a colorful, personal vision for their celebration and the final vibrant result was absolutely magnificent!

We first met with Gab and Tucker in January to begin planning for our part in their wedding day. When they described their eclectic, radical ideas with us, we almost did a happy dance – mixing every possible element on the reception tables has always been a fantasy and now it was going to be realized.

As you can see, they chose pieces from every collection – vintage plates, water and wine goblets, flatware, napkins, dessert bowls, tumblers, and champagne coupes. Getting these pieces together took us over a week and we were very excited to set the tables.

The couple grew their flowers and prepared the many wine bottles. Note the shelves of vases below – guests were asked to chose their bouquet, take it to their table, and then take it home. Such a wonderful touch!

Gab and Tucker, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. Your wacky, crazy idea was stunning and we absolutely loved it! May every day be as loving and fun as your wedding day.

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We loved our experience working with Southern Vintage Table for our place-settings and glassware for our wedding. Shelly’s collection of vintage dishes, napkins, glassware and more is unmatched and stunning. My husband and I are global event producers and we give top marks and our highest professional recommendation to Southern Vintage Table. Stop deliberating and book Southern Vintage Table now!

Venue – Carolina Grove
Day of Coordinator – La Fete
Photographer – Indie Bird
Videographer – Jon Warlick Media
Caterer – Snap Pea
Catering Rentals – American Party Rentals
Custom Rentals – Cottage Luxe
Lighting – Get Lit
Stage and AV – Total Production Services, Inc.
Band – A Sign of The Times of the Carolinas
Ceremony Yoga – G’s House of Yoga
Tableware and Napkins – Southern Vintage Table
Floral and Table Decor – Couple

Thank you, Taylors, for making this such a fun day!

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Scenes from SVT – Our Clients’ Vintage Creativeness

One thing is certain – vintage has many flavors, colors, and designs and our clients prove this time and time again. Today we are showcasing some of the most recent designs by our clients.

Recently, we consulted with photographer Rae Marshall about her upcoming photo shoot at the Matthews and we both loved the final result. The shoot, also designed by Sophie Johnson, will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as well as include some of the many inclusive vendors. Add the florals and this will be a feast for the eyes!

Both Chelsea and Jessie love color, vintage, and mismatched china. The spring-colored vintage goblets accompanied by a mix of vintage plates will wow their friends next spring at Windy Hill Farm.

Purple, pink, and amber are adorning Lisa and David’s reception tables with vintage goblets and plates that coordinate with these colors. The vintage orange goblets they are holding are for their sweetheart table. We always enjoy seeing our wedding planning friends, and Stephanie of Beauty and the Budget introduced us and helped them make their selections.

Baby showers are fun to plan and attend! Since the parents are farmers, this “cabbage patch” theme promises to honor their family as well as provide many memorable, adorable moments.

Did you know that we also provide centerpieces and speciality items? Hayli and Karel wanted color! They used our vintage colored goblets and glass dessert serving pieces that perfectly expressed who they are. Cori and Nolan came to us for their centerpieces that will include dried floral arrangements we will create. Finally, our most recent visitor wanted vintage vases for her reception restaurant tables as well as dessert serving pieces for the 800 cookies on their wedding cookie table!

Whether it’s color, patterns, plates, centerpieces, or a combination of everything, we love providing our services and vintage wares to our clients. One thing is certain – it’s loads of fun, too!

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Scenes from SVT – Vintage All Lit Up!

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”
Aaron Rose

Vintage colored glassware lit up with twinkle lights creates a rainbow of beauty. Not quite sure if they would make any difference with the shelves filled with plates and teacups, Taylor strung the lights across the back walls. Well, you can see for yourself how magical and enchanting everything appears.

This week we were working on an upcoming wedding, and after stacking the tall vintage coupes in wired racks and putting them out of the way in the back of the studio, we were struck by their beauty against the twinkle lights tucked in the shelving.

On the shelf or in front, these lights emanate the irresistible, extraordinary beauty of everything vintage.

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Vintage Teacups

Scenes from SVT – Client Meetings, A Vintage Blue and White Wedding, Vintage Teacups, and a Family Visit

Vintage Teacups
What a great idea to use a cupcake stand to display the vintage teacups!

These past two weeks were extraordinary. We’ve had several client visits for a variety of celebrations, a Carriage House wedding for which we set the tables with the best crew, found an incredible stash of vintage teacups at a thrift store, and the absolutely best part was a family visit over the weekend.

Let’s start with the wedding. The weather was pretty this past week but the weekend promised rain to the dismay of many couples getting married, including our clients. It was touch and go, for sure, and decisions had to be made about moving the outdoor-planned ceremony. We learned that the rain cleared enough for the outdoor ceremony to go as planned. Soon after, folks found shelter under the covered barn roof as the rain returned.

Our crew, venue owner, and her helpers got it all ready and we loved the almost final result. What’s missing on the tables are the vintage teapot-filled floral arrangement but we hope to see those in the professional photos.

Our client visits were super fun. A tea party for mothers, a graduation dinner, and two weddings are the celebrations in which our vintage pieces will be featured. We look forward to each of these.

After picking up from a wedding last weekend, we stopped by a thrift store and found 5 beautiful teacups. That green Asian pattern is stunningly unusual!

And, now for the best part! Our family came for a visit and we had a wonderful, busy time. Here’s Grandy with our granddaughter picking strawberries – they were yummy!

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Scenes from SVT – Whoo Hoo! Celebrating Our First Anniversary at Boone Square

One year ago, April 2022, we began our transition into Suite 14 at Boone Square. With a lot of help and support, this move was an incredible accomplishment for our vintage rental business.  

It sure wasn’t easy. We worked long hours unpacking and shelving for days and months, had a trumpet fall on my head, tripped over a rug and hit my head, made so many trips to get free crates from a grocery store and boxes from the ABC store, and then pleaded for folks to take the crates, and recycled all the liquor boxes. A few more things happened in there, too, but it all seems like it was so long ago!

To our dismay, we didn’t figure out how to create a super amazing slide show with some awesome befores and afters. Dang. We will persist and it will happen. Maybe next week or maybe next year, but we’ll figure it out. In the meantime, here are just a few side by sides from April 2022 to April 2023.

We love how our studio works for us and our clients! It’s an awesome space and we look forward to meeting even more clients who appreciate vintage as much as we do!

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Scenes from SVT – January 15, 2023

The new year brings new visitors, new vintage tableware and decor, and an unexpected refresh on the studio.

Our visitors this month are planning baby showers and weddings. Even with individual tastes and visions, the vintage vibe look was apparent. Every tablescape was unique and everyone commented about how much fun they had. This always makes us happy!

New vintage goblets have made their way onto our shelves – gray, dusky blue, pink, and yellow. We also added a few more patterns to our inventory – a bright blue and white set and some groovy boho plates. Finally, we couldn’t help ourselves – even though we have so many vintage suitcases, this pair is really special.

Our last update was an unfortunate surprise on Christmas Eve. Remember that real cold spell we had with temperatures diving into the teens? Well, a pipe In the business next to us burst and water went everywhere – not only in that business but under the adjacent walls to three other spaces, including ours.

Thankfully, the water damage was minimal and the restoration crew came quickly with dehumidifiers and fans. After we cleared the hallway and dishwasher room, they took up the carpet and we painted the concrete floor black. Looks so chic! The rugs in the main room are being professionally cleaned and we are awaiting their return. After reorganizing a bit, we are even more ready for the upcoming wedding season! Kudos to our landlord for all of his help.

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Scenes from SVT – November 27, 2022

Hi there! This week’s Scenes from SVT includes brass centerpieces used on our family’s Thanksgiving table, new vintage plate patterns, a “sneak peek” from a recent wedding, a sister visit, and the latest setting table’s tablescape at our studio.

Our large family reunion had to be postponed again this year due to sickness but we enjoyed a grand feast at my sister’s home. The food was amazing – my sisters are great chefs – and we helped by providing fall centerpieces and table coverings. Filled with grasses, fresh eucalyptus, and fir sprigs our understated decor fit this season’s gathering.

We did do some baking for the feast – the lime tarts and sweet potato pie came with us!

Here are our new vintage plates! The second, third, and fourth were gifted to us by Carrie, Lee, and Margaret. We and our future clients thank you! Your family heirlooms will be enjoyed by many.

Now for the best photo of the day – this is a sneak peek shared by Shannon of her daughter’s wedding tables. Our vintage amber goblets gleam and glow on their tables. More will be coming.

Destiny Lee Photography

Our sisters’ visit was fun! Rowena came hunting for vintage pieces for her tapas wine party. Pink is her favorite color and, no surprise, she managed to incorporate it into her Christmas theme. With vintage pink and red goblets, colorful vintage small plates, gold flatware, and assorted decor, her guests will be delighted!

Lastly, sister Janis immediately admonished us because we had not decorated for Christmas. After they left, this pretty vintage cloth was pulled out, along with vintage wood candleholders, candles, and a wooden tray. Also, lots of pine cones, which we always have on hand. Not too bad for a quick makeover!

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Vintage Teal Goblets

Scenes from SVT – November 13, 2022

Hi all! We are happy you have checked in with us this week! Today you’ll see who came by this past weeks for a consultation, some new additions to our vintage colored glassware collection, and a few other cool items we’ve picked up. Lastly, we have made a progress in one corner of the main room that we are quite pleased to show you.

First, you may have noticed that we have a new rustic table in the main room. Bought at closing sale at a local country store, it needed a little work. Nails, staples, and tacks were removed and then the entire surface was sanded. The table was finally transformed with a coating of beeswax. We love the final look!

These lovely people came by these past two weeks to design their wedding reception tables. They all enjoyed having the hands-on opportunity to experience this process as their personalities came through with their unique tablescapes.

New vintage goblets are now on the shelves! We added more blue, amber, light teal, and pink goblets. Some of these will be packed for next weekend’s wedding!

A few other items came in this week! Blue and yellow go so well together and we now have four accent pieces. Take a look at the black candelabra we found. Who will be the first to use this one?

Finally, this corner in the front room is better organized. Inside those bins are vintage mugs and teacups sorted by color and style. They are ready for that hot mug of cocoa, tea, or coffee you’ll be serving at your soiree!

This coming week our vintage teacups and salad plates are headed to a book club meeting in Durham and over 150 amber goblets will adorn wedding reception tables in Goldsboro. Hope you all have a great week!

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Fall Foliage in NC

Scenes from SVT – October 29, 2022

The fall foliage is exceptional in North Carolina this year! No need to travel to the mountains – the beautiful colored leaves are right here and we are all delighted by their splendor. Driving to and from venues with our vintage wedding tableware was quite a treat!

Let’s start with our visitors. A bride wanted to select her vintage pieces and she brought her mom and close family friend. They had a great time and were quite organized in selecting and packing. Our involvement was minimal so her vision was truly her own!

Next, our recent additions! We have a new set of blue and white dinner plates by a company new to us – Swinnerton Pottery. This family has a long history, tracing their ancestors to the 1300s in England. The pottery company started in 1911 and ended in 1973. Look for the couple working in the field, the church on the other side of the river, and two boats on the river. Much to see!

We also found these cute dessert plates with handprinted poppy pods. There’s no mark on the back but it’s probably a midcentury pattern made in the US. You can see they are handprinted because each plate is slightly different.

We found two more vintage milk glass candleholders and our numbers are now 15. Filled with colorful candles, they look amazing! This collection started with one several years back and it’s taken a while to find more but once in a while we get lucky!

Lastly, a few more vintage light blue goblets are now on the shelves. The Fostoria Moonstone pattern from the 1960s is quite beautiful and we were stumped by the cameo inside the moonstone design. Not all of them feature this silhouette and we wondered who she is. After researching a bit, we found the answer. Not gonna share this one just yet, but here’s a hint. Her name appears in many different places – an island in Canada, many streets in both America and England, a creek in Australia, and even a locomotive. She was quite revered and loved! (Oh yeah, she’s not from the United States and lived during the 1800s.)

We will leave you with one final image – the colors in this tablecloth are vibrant and the centerpiece is framed with a vintage tray with vintage teapots and a compote. Three of our decoupaged treasures fit the pattern nicely, don’t you think?

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