Today’s post was inspired by this beautiful photo, shared by a client who hosted a sparkling wine tasting party this week for her wine club. Falling close to Valentine’s Day, she chose a palette of pinks and reds and the final result is stunning! Her 11 guests loved her tables and, of course, thoroughly enjoyed the evening, tasting 10 varieties of Champagnes and sparkling wines. Who wouldn’t, right?
Hosting a luncheon, casual get-together, or dinner party is a wonderful way to entertain your friends, co-workers, and family. Whether it’s at your home, in the office meeting room, or at an event space, we can help you design a memorable experience for the special folks in your life. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few photos from past luncheons and dinners we have had the pleasure to help coordinate.
Whether your guest list is for 315 or 11, we’d love to share our extensive collection of vintage tableware so you can treat your guests to an unforgettable luncheon, dinner, or get-together!
Today’s post is an update from 5 years ago! When writing about the charm of vintage tins, we believed our clients would love and appreciate their beauty as we did. Voila – many did and below you’ll see photos of how sweet they look filled with flowers, cookies, or just by themselves!
So, here’s our updated version from February, 2014 with a few new photos sprinkled in as well as SVT’s new logo at the close!
We have fallen in love with another vintage item – tea, candy and biscuit tins. Tins, as they are called because of the tin-covered steel sheets they are made from, vary in colors, patterns, shapes, lids and sizes. The ones we have collected for Southern Vintage Table are simply charming!
A flat tin is perfect as a stand for just about anything! With a set of bar glasses, a stack of plates, a vintage greeting card or a plate of cupcakes, these tins add color and history to the table. Of course, you also can put things inside, like your forks, spoons and knives or cookies!
The vibrant colors of these tins are amazing! Notice the different types of lids on this set of vintage tins.
This classic blue and white vintage tin is pretty both inside and out. When we picked this up from the thrift store shelf, an employee said to be sure to open it up. The inside of the lid is also decorated – a small built-in tray!
We discovered that many of these are probably from the 40s-50s and up to the 70s. Filled with candies, cookies and teas, they became popular items in gift shops and department stores. The majority of our collection has a “Made in England” mark but there are some from Holland, Germany, and America. A few have no mark at all. One thing is certain about these lovelies; they have decorative and even functional uses on the vintage table!
These lovely vintage tins once held delicious things for us to enjoy. Now, decades later, they continue to enchant us with their sweetness and charm. Add a little vintage delight with our vintage tins from Southern Vintage Table!
Forest Hall at Chatham Mills was the setting for Meredith and Jessie’s wondrous wedding nuptials. As shown in this gorgeous photo gallery by the talented Morgan Caddell, this celebration was chic, vibrant, and oh-so romantic!
We first met Meredith and Jessie at an open house held at an incredible historic venue in Pittsboro, Forest Hall at Chatham Mills. They wanted lots of color, bold patterns, and charm for their guests’ tables and we knew our inventory would be a terrific fit. After a first visit at the studio, we set the date and agreed to meet closer to the wedding date so they could personally select their items.
With a cadre of support from sister Claire and mother Pam, Meredith and Jessie arrived the week before the wedding. Together we organized the dish racks by table with a mix of bold vintage patterned dinner plates and coordinating goblets were packed in crates. For the dessert table, a collection of tea cups in blue & white, red & white, and floral patterns were chosen. Vintage dessert plates, napkins, flatware, and decanters for water completed their order.
With sincerest gratitude, we are so honored to have played a part in this happy occasion. Cheers to you, Meredith and Jessie! Sending you best wishes for a joyful, loving, and fun life together!
Meredith , married on 11/17/2018 5.0 Stars on Wedding Wire I can’t express how happy I am that we rented our tableware from Southern Vintage Table!!! The mismatched china, colored glasses, decanters, etc. really elevated the over all feel of our wedding and was a perfect representation of our eclectic personalities. Shelly was such a pleasure to work with and really made us feel confident in our choices! Photos courtesy of Morgan Caddell Photography.
As today’s blog will attest, the different styles from our vintage tableware collection can perfectly fit your wedding vision. For Kelly and Kent’s free spirit, Bohemian wedding, our vintage wildflower stoneware, stainless flatware, and punch cups were the ticket!
Samantha Floyd‘s photos show us their beautiful, colorful wedding in all its splendor and beauty and, with design expertise from Folie à Deux Events, this wedding celebration befitted their personalities and spirituality.
Thank you, Kelly & Kent, as well as Erica of Folie à Deux Events, for inviting us to share our vintage inventory for this amazing wedding celebration. Best wishes for an extraordinary life of love and beauty together!
For the in-depth description and full photo album from this joyous wedding, please visit Folie à Deux Events‘ blog post which also included this full vendor list.
An October lakeside evening in NC may be the most perfect setting for a wedding celebration. As shown through these divine photos taken by the talented Ashley Steffens, we definitely agree! Ashli and Matt’s beautifully styled vintage boho wedding was held at the Sunset Lake Lodge in Holly Springs guided by the expertise of wedding planner, Emily Katherine Events. We are so excited to share these with our readers!
We joyfully provided many elements for this vintage boho gala. Vintage dinner plates, jewel-toned goblets, silver-plate flatware, and several of the crocheted overlays. Our charming vintage dresser mirrors framed the gorgeous florals of Springwell Garden.
With our sincerest gratitude, Ashli and Matt, thank you for inviting us to your wedding day. Setting your guests’ tables with our vintage tableware pleased us so much! Best wishes for many happy days, months, and years ahead!
We end our post with this wonderful review from the bride’s mother. Thanks, Kathy, for your kind words!
My experience with SVT exceeded all expectations!My daughter’s dream wedding style was vintage/boho! SVT provided us with the perfect pieces which topped off the decor which exceeded our expectations. Give SVT a call to find your perfect pieces too! We rented vintage dinnerware/glassware and vintage gold trays!
JP Pratt’s photos are in and he captured this most exquisite affair, Casey and Alex’s wedding and reception. We featured a few of our own photos in a previous post, First Look at Casey & Alex’s Elegant Reception, but these are the real deal and they are awesome!
As with most weddings, many different vendors provided wares for this beautiful wedding. Our offerings included vintage mixed and matched silver-plate flatware, pink and clear water goblets, and signs. We also provided a lovely collection of vintage floral dessert plates as well as the vintage-framed table numbers. Don’t you love the handwritten cards of photographer Annie Watts, gifted by another sweet bride? We sure do!
Thank you, Casey and Alex, for inviting us to be a part of this beautiful, joy-filled wedding! We loved it all, down to the smallest detail, and we were delighted to be a Yaya guest. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, love, and fun!
It’s time to set new goals for 2019! We have 3 this year and here they are:
Goal 1: Move to a new location!
Our lease is up in March so it’s time to relocate to a place of our own. Sharing a unit for the past two years has helped build our confidence but we are ready to go solo! With several options on the table, we should have our new space selected in a few weeks.
Goal 2: Create a weekly to-do list.
When you own your business and do it all, it can be difficult to manage every aspect. For instance, there’s the physical part – inventory to maintain, orders to filled by selecting, packing, and washing and then washing and putting everything away. There’s delivery/pickup and cleaning tasks. The other arena of work includes answering and sending emails, paying bills, maintaining the website, posting on social media, writing a weekly post, and researching new inventory. So, with all of these different tasks to manage, we want to create a weekly to-do list that addresses both the immediate needs as well as maintenance requirements. Whew.
Goal 3: Set a monthly thrift store budget. Gulp.
This will undoubtedly be a toughie! We love to pop in thrift stores to browse the latest inventory and even though we occasionally have walked in and walked out, most of the time we leave with something. Vintage shopping overlaps business and pleasure but we need to set a limit. What that limit is has yet to be determined. 🙂
That’s it! Moving, writing to-do lists, and limiting thrift shopping. We can do it!
Looking back on 2018 through these beautiful photographs gives us much to be grateful for – our creative clients, talented photographers, amazing venues, and fantastic vendors. We loved meeting and collaborating with you all and hope the new year brings us together again!
We are proud of the accomplishments we have made during 2018 and are excited about the possibilities of the new year ahead!
Photographers from top right to bottom left: Katy Cook – Kivus & Camera – Tugba Tuncer – Shelly Heath – Sam Wise Floyd – JP Pratt – Amaris – Natalie E – Amaris – Radian – Shelly Heath – Stephanie Batten – Rebecca Ames – Shelly Heath – Sean True – Tugba Tuncer
Today’s post is more than just words – it’s a full length one-minute movie! We gathered some, and we mean only some, of our favorite photos and seamed them together into a video that we hope captures the depth of our vintage table setting collection.
So, get the popcorn ready and enjoy! (Click on the photo below.)