Southern Vintage Table Event – Bass Family Thanksgiving Reunion

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My first memory of our annual Thanksgiving family reunion is from the 1960s. The 9 of us, my mom and 8 children, piled into the car. With food dishes in our laps, we headed to Dunn to meet up with the rest of the Bass family. Grandma Susie and Grandpa Wiley lived in Dunn and we gathered at their church for our feast. As years passed, we have moved the location several times, from Durham to Efland to Chapel Hill and now Rolesville, but more than 40 years later, the gang continues this wonderful family tradition.

Since I started collecting plates for Southern Vintage Table, I envisioned using stoneware at a Southern family reunion. As my sisters and I planned this year’s gathering, I suggested we use this collection from the 60s, 70s and 80s to set our tables. With the array of vintage stoneware patterns in blues, golds, greens, browns and yellows, the table setting would also include vintage textured glasses, placemats and cloth napkins.

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Rowena, Sandy and I arrived at the Masonic Lodge late Wednesday morning and many hours later, we transformed the rustic meeting room for our 70 Bass relatives and friends. With help from Sandy’s friend, Rose, we covered the tables with brown paper and used placemats to color block the stoneware patterns. Between the sets of 6 plates we designed a simple, natural tablescape with magnolia leaves, pine cones, sweetgum balls and moss. With the striking orange lilies from Fernrock Farm, a cluster of magnolia leaves, twigs and vintage Mason jars, our tables were ready.

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Vintage stoneware dessert plates ready for pie, cake and other yummy goodies!

Here’s a collage of photos of the Bass family and friends before, during and after our Thanksgiving meal. After the meal and with everyone’s help, we quickly got the tables cleared, the dishes washed and packed, the floors swept and the furniture moved back into position. Thank you, Russ and Cait, for sharing your photos!

Since our first Thanksgiving reunion, several dear members of our family have left us and each time we get together, we honor them – Susie and Wiley, Jack and Neva, Toot and Maeline, Chester and Lois, Bill, Gerrie and Mike. To the folks visiting other relatives and to the ones who got snowed in, we missed you and hope to see you next year.

Once again, the Bass Family came together on Thanksgiving. We hugged, we feasted and we parted, feeling content and connected. ‘Till next year, Bass Family and Friends!

Planning a family reunion or a rustic wedding?  Consider using our stoneware collection at Southern Vintage Table!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Julie and Wayne’s Wedding Day

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCAfter months of planning, their wedding day was here.  Julie and Wayne were ready to share this special life event with family and friends and Southern Vintage Table was delighted to be a part of their celebration.

Jami and I arrived early to get the tables ready.  The weather was cool and overcast – and though sunny weather would have been nice – it was going to be the perfect wedding day!

With pink and blue vintage dinner plates and vintage stainless steel tableware from Southern Vintage Table along with beautiful flowers from Fernrock Farm, the tables were ready for the wedding guests.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After the barbecue and chicken dinner, guests were treated with wedding pies! With a vintage lacy overlay and a welcoming sign, the dessert table was adorned with an eclectic mix of vintage dessert plates and teacups. So lovely!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NCSouthern Vintage Table will be delighted to help make your wedding day special for you!  Congratulations and best wishes, Julie and Wayne!

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Southern Vintage Event: Reisling Vintages with Vintage China

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Stacks of vintage china place settings are ready to set the table!

It was her turn to host the monthly wine club dinner and Rowena wanted to do something special for her friends. The wine club’s mission is to ferret out the best wines in every possible category. For each meeting the members contribute a dish for the meal and then they try different vintages of the featured wine.  A difficult task but these dedicated women are up for it!

This month’s featured wine was Reislings and what would make this festive event even more fun?  An assortment of vintage china!  Rowena arranged for Southern Vintage Table to set her table and each guest enjoyed a lovely unique place setting from our elegant collection with themes of pink and green.  The final “plat de résistance” to help uncover the best Reisling vintage – an assortment of vintage hats!

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The bold salad plate sets off the delicate flowers of the berry bowl and dinner plate.
Southern Vintage China Vintage China Rental NC
The soft greens and pinks of these vintage china patterns are exquisite.
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The greens in these vintage china patterns are highlighted by the striking pattern of the salad plate.
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A vintage china place setting with the vintage silverware – gorgeous!

Bottles of Reislings and a delicious meal on beautiful vintage china – the perfect recipe for a spirited time! Having a dinner party, book club meeting or wine tasting event?  Contact Southern Vintage Table for unique vintage china place settings that will get the conversation started!

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Vintage hats are ready for the guests!

Southern Vintage Table Event: YaYa Palooza!

Friends and birthdays just go together.  My friends, Cis, Louise, Jami, Pat and Mary, love to get together for any reason and birthdays just make our gathering even more fun.  Jami invited us over for a home cooked meal, including her speciality dessert, and I had the pleasure of setting our table with china from the casual collection of Southern Vintage Table.  With dinner, key lime cheesecake and vintage hats, you’ve got a YaYa palooza!

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Vintage hats in a vintage suitcase provide a hit of the frivolity coming up.  The pink cards are our official YaYa names!

Our food was delicious – chicken enchiladas, avocado and tomato salad, quinoa and rice – all served in and on pink vintage china in the casual collection!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

After dinner, we donned our hats, made our birthday wishes to Cis and Mary and had scrumptious key lime cheesecake and coffee.  Pass the vintage china, please…

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The two tiered centerpiece complimented our floral vintage tea cups and dishes!
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Dessert coffee in gorgeous vintage tea cups

Consider Southern Vintage Table for your next birthday or special evening with friends and family.  Add the vintage hats and welcoming suitcase for more vintage flavor!

A Southern Vintage Table Event: A Family Dinner

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The Riley’s celebrated Jamie’s life with his family at their home with his favorite meal.

Jamie was a dear friend of my sister’s husband. They had been best pals ever since they were toddlers and had remained friends through their teenage years and adulthood.  They were at each other’s weddings, coached their sons’ baseball’s teams together and played golf on weekends.  When Phil heard that Jamie had passed away one morning, it was a life changing moment.

In a flurry, Jamie’s boys were coming home with their families and arrangements had to be made.  My sister wanted to pay tribute to her husband’s best friend and his family in a way only she could do  – prepare her home styled meal she had made for Jamie every time he came for dinner.  The menu was meatloaf, pinto beans, squash and biscuits.  She asked me to set the table for her special guests which I really wanted to do, especially for Marie.  You see, Marie, the mother of Jamie’s three boys, helped our family through our most challenging months when my twin brother passed away last year.  As a masseuse, Reiki master and family friend, Marie’s healing methods helped all of us cope, including my brother, Mike.  We will always be grateful for her calming guidance and spirituality.

Sharon prepared the meal, rented the tables and chairs and we set the table for her guests.  This evening will be forever remembered by Jamie’s family as a time of deep sadness yet also of beauty and love, as their family begins their path to healing after losing someone they all dearly loved.

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Vintage Welcome Sign to Shower

A Southern Vintage Table Event: RSVP Events’ Office Luncheon

RSVP Office Luncheon

RSVP Events invited Mary from CE Rental to meet with them at their country office in rural Orange County.  Southern Vintage Table set the table and Saladelia Cafe provided the delicious assortment of salads and desserts. Many ideas were explored and discussed as the two businesses strengthened their connections.

A beautiful table can open up the table conversation!
A beautiful table can open up the table conversation!

Whether you are meeting a new client, celebrating a colleague’s accomplishment or brainstorming ideas for your next project, let Southern Vintage Table set your table for a productive working luncheon.  Good food, a beautiful table and the shared experience will spawn positive synergy and build strong business relationships!

Southern Vintage Table Event: Stock-the-Bar Wedding Shower

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A beautiful vintage milk glass compote was center stage on the buffet table.

Kelsey’s and Joe’s themed Stock-the-Bar wedding shower was a huge success! For the beautiful brunch buffet and dessert table, Southern Vintage Table featured our elegant vintage collection.  Our mixed and matched vintage dishes and platters were stacked high with mounds of homemade sweet potato biscuits of ham and turkey along with two warm quiches.  The fresh fruit salad looked delicious in the milk glass compote and milk glass footed bowl. Smaller compotes were available for guests to fill with the fresh fruit.

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Vintage china on the buffet table

We added the perfect touch to the lovely vintage table scape with quaint doilies, table runners, and fresh flower bouquets in green and milk glass vases.

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Blackberry flowers in a vintage milk glass vase

The vintage stoneware china was great with the four flavors of wings, cheese and crackers, and beer at the kitchen counter station.  Guests loved this collection, especially the vintage green and gold glassware.

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Stunning vintage green and amber glasses

The yummy desserts were displayed on a cupcake tower with extras placed on a beautiful vintage platter.  Mixed and matched tea cups were ready for coffee or tea to help finish off a fun family gathering honoring Kelsey and Joe.  Here’s an interesting china story that came up:  One of Kelsey’s relatives shared that one of the china patterns on the dessert table came free with a box of detergent.  Now, that’s pretty cool!

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Beautiful vintage teacups are ready at the dessert table.

See more images from Kelsey’s and Joe’s shower on our Facebook page.  Special thanks to Scott Faber Photography for these beautiful photos!)

Kelsey and Joe!
Kelsey and Joe sipping from vintage amber goblets!

Southern Vintage Table would love to talk to you about your next affair!