Vintage Blue and White Table Settings

Southern Vintage Table Event – Blue Themed Styled Shoot, Take 2

Vintage Blue and White Table Settings

As mentioned in last week’s Sunday post, Stephanie Batten assembled a talented group of vendors to create this styled shoot at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel. Invitations were extended to photographers to take photos for their portfolios and we reap the benefits by having a plethora of wonderful images to share! This week’s photos are courtesy of Kailen Elizabeth Photography and they are so lovely!

Thank you, Stephanie Batten, for creating this shoot and Kailen Elizabeth for sharing your photos. We hope this brings inspiration to the many couples planning for their upcoming wedding day!

Vendor Team
Event Planner/Designer- Stephanie Batten Photography @stephaniebattenphotography
Venue- The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel @theparlourchapel 
Bridal Dresses- Oak City Bridal @oakcitybridal
Hair- Sarah- SMG Beauty Co. @smgbeautyco
Makeup- Sarah- SMG Beauty Co. @smgbeautyco
Florist- Florescence Floral and Events @florescence.design
Styling Boards- Styling Unmatched @styling.unmatched
Tableware- Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Invitation Suites & Place Settings- 
Em Paper Co. @em.paperco
Photographer – Kailen Elizabeth Photography @kailenelizabeth
The Artsy Acorn @theartsyacorn
Models-
Abbey Codling @jabbeyo
Amelia Fisher @ameliafisher
Candace Harris @candace_jane
Jewelry- Poppy Co. @_poppy_co_
Cake- Wicked Sweet Cakes @wickedsweetcakes
Rentals- DeeJay’s Event Rentals @deejayseventrentals
Rings- Alysha Whitfield Jewelry @alyshawhitfieldjewelry


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Blue and White Reception Table

Southern Vintage Table Event – Blue Themed Styled Shoot

Stephanie Batten Photography shared photos this week which brought us such happiness! This photo shoot took place right before the stay-at-home decree began and, although we couldn’t attend, our vintage tableware made its way to the Parlour at Manns Chapel for this lovely blue shoot.

There are so many details we simply love – the different hues of candle tapers and napkins, the layered blue and white place settings, and the greenery running down that gorgeous runner. And, of course, with the setting at this historic venue, our vintage ware was perfectly at home!

Photographers were invited to attend and today’s blog features those taken by Stephanie Batten, who was both the event planner and photographer for the event. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Vendor Team
Event Planner/Designer- Stephanie Batten Photography @stephaniebattenphotography
Venue- The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel @theparlourchapel 
Bridal Dresses- Oak City Bridal @oakcitybridal
Hair- Sarah- SMG Beauty Co. @smgbeautyco
Makeup- Sarah- SMG Beauty Co. @smgbeautyco
Florist- Florescence Floral and Events @florescence.design
Styling Boards- Styling Unmatched @styling.unmatched
Tableware- Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Invitation Suites & Place Settings- 
Em Paper Co. @em.paperco
Stephanie Batten @stephaniebattenphotography
The Artsy Acorn @theartsyacorn
Models-
Abbey Codling @jabbeyo
Amelia Fisher @ameliafisher
Candace Harris @candace_jane
Jewelry- Poppy Co. @_poppy_co_
Cake- Wicked Sweet Cakes @wickedsweetcakes
Rentals- DeeJay’s Event Rentals @deejayseventrentals
Rings- Alysha Whitfield Jewelry @alyshawhitfieldjewelry


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Vintage Egg Cups

Vintage Feature – The Adorable, Versatile Eggcup

Today’s post is about a little known piece of tableware that most of us in the US have never used or even seen. On the contrary, on breakfast tables all over Europe and Australia, folks are enjoying their soft-cooked eggs in an eggcup. Many are dipping pieces of toast, called soldiers, in the yolk and loving every morsel. For someone who doesn’t like runny yolks, this sounds anything but yummy but we decided that we had to at least try it.


Following directions, we placed eggs in water, took them to boiling, then turned off the heat and let them sit for 3-4 minutes. After pouring off the hot water and cooling them down with cold tap water, we placed them in the egg cups.

Tapping around the top with a knife, we carefully pulled off the broken shell. We dipped one soldier in and tasted it. Not yucky but not good either. We sprinkled salt and pepper on top, added more butter to the toast, and tried again – much better!

Will we eat soft cooked eggs on a regular basis? Nope. But, will we use vintage eggcups in other ways? Definitely!! Not only are they adorable, but eggcups can also hold pretty things other than just eggs!


Our favorite use is to add small clumps of fresh green moss. Against the crisp white of the eggcup, the organic green just pops. Don’t you love it, too?

A petite floral bouquet can be the perfect detail for a tablescape. We love how this is illustrated in the last photo here, taken by Jackson Signature Photography. It’s a small yet meaningful detail for guests to enjoy.

Other ideas? Why not present a small edible treat in egg cups, or use pinecones or Christmas decor to create a festive table? So many possibilities! As you can probably tell, we adore these little things!


To close, we send Happy Easter greetings to all. Many will miss the family traditions of this treasured spring holiday this year; however, we’ll all remember this Easter for many years to come. Here’s hoping that along with our lifestyle adaptations, we’ll all be more aware of two things that bind us all – hope and love.

Read more about these vintage lovelies:
History of Eggcups -Replacements
I Suddenly Wanted to Eat All of My Breakfasts Out of Eggcups – New York Magazine


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News – 3 Reasons We Are Grateful This Week

Fernrock Farm flowers

Reason 1 – Spring is here! So happy to see new growth on the trees, bright flowers, and longer days. Yay!

Reason 2 – We had a surprise delivery from Fernrock Farm! What a wonderful treat to find this assortment of blooms on our porch Monday morning. This floral package is a sample “make your own bouquet kit” that will be offered soon. Be sure to follow Fernrock Farm for the lastest in classes and offerings.

Fernrock Farm flowers
Fernrock Farm flowers

Reason 3 – We are planning to be busy soon because most of our spring and early summer clients have been able to reschedule their weddings. Thank goodness! Although we’ve had cancellations – all with good reason and sincere regret – we will be okay and even more ready to help you create a memorable, eco-friendly, vintage event!

We know you have reasons to be grateful, too. Take care and stay well.


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Vintage Feature – Bold & Bonny Bouquets on Vintage China

Florals on china are so lovely and vintage patterns seem even more beautiful. Today’s blog features five bold floral vintage china patterns, four of which were made in England and one from the United States.

Let’s begin with this beauty, Stratford by Royal Doulton. Produced for twenty years, from 1941-1962, this pattern features almost every color – yellow, pink, purple, green, and gray. We love the scalloped floral rim! Meredith and Jessie delighted their guests with them.

Next up is Staffordshire Bouquet by Johnson Brothers, also made in England. So many clients come to our studio and comment on how much they love this pattern. Featuring brown, red, yellow, green, and blue, this swirl-rimmed pattern was only made seven years, from 1973-1979.

We’d like to introduce you to our third bold floral, English Bouquet by Johnson Brothers. As our most recent addition to our inventory, we immediately knew it was a Johnson Brothers design. It’s brighter color palette includes pink, blue, yellow and green. One internet source says this pattern is from the 1920s!

The fourth of our featured vintage patterns is Bouquet by Myotts Staffordshire, England. With its darker hues of brown, amber, green, and maroon as well as the swirled, scalloped edge, this pattern one of our favorites! The details are stunning! Although we couldn’t find the production dates for this pattern, we know that since it’s mark doesn’t have the Myotts-Meakin stamp, it can’t be after 1989 and we believe it’s much older.

Lastly, here’s our lone USA-made vintage bold floral design to feature. This one is called May Flower and it’s made by the Californian company, Vernon Kilns. Featuring florals of yellow, blue, purple, and white along with the basketweave rim, this pattern is so darn pretty! Amazingly, May Flower was only made from 1942-1953 and they look gorgeous on Meredith and Jessie’s reception tables.

So there they are! Five gorgeous bold vintage floral patterns made by five different potteries in England and America. Can you name them now? Hint – most of them have “bouquet’ in their name!

Source – Replacements, Ltd


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Stoneware Plate

Vintage Adventures – New Thrift Store Treasures at SVT

Vintage Dusky Blue Goblets

SVT has been in a busy, busy stretch with events and client meetings and in-between, we’ve been “procuring inventory, ” which is the fancy term for hitting the thrift stores. Hee hee! We thought you might want to see what we found these last two weeks. Although we can’t give away our secret places, we can say that these came from 4 of our favorite spots.

We mentioned these vintage dusky blue goblets in a recent Facebook post. It was a true vintage find – 9 total, 8 at one thrift shop and one more at another, all in the same day. This color is highly popular and we are so happy to add these to our collection!

These vintage silver-plated items are soooo nice! The compote needs a little polishing, but there are no dents nor pits. Imagine this filled with apples, lemons, or even a lovely floral bouquet! We love this unique flatware pattern, too. Found bagged up, when we got back to the studio we discovered that instead of stainless, it’s inlaid silver-plated. They will look terrific with our other vintage mixed patterns.

Perhaps the most atypical find were these vintage bobeches! These unique items are used to catch the wax from a taper candle. Some are plastic and some are glass but all are great to have in our inventory for someone looking to protect the surface under the candleholder.

You might think we found these two vintage tea pieces at the same place and time but that’s didn’t happen. They were at two separate thrift stores and found days apart but they do look so lovely together!

Finally, we came across these darling stoneware patterns. As vintage stoneware becomes more appreciated, we want to make certain we can accommodate our clients with enough for their guests!

Lastly, we’ve been contemplating our featured posts on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks to those who have chimed in – we hope to start soon!


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Vintage Wedding Tables

Southern Vintage Table Events – The Joyful Wedding Day of Abbie & David

As a vendor who delivers vintage tableware before and returns after the wedding, oftentimes we don’t get to witness the celebration firsthand. Thankfully, however, we do get to experience the weddings through shared photographs. When we opened up Abbie and David’s album and scanned through Autumn Harrison’s incredible photographs, we were struck by the immense joy, love, and happiness portrayed in these images.

The ceremony and celebration was held at a beautiful, working farm in northern Orange County, Windy Hill. The caretakers take immense pride in their land and myriad of animals and, as good stewards, they offer their place to folks who appreciate nature and farming as much as they do. This charming, historic, and authentic venue was exactly what Abbie and David were seeking when they decided to get married here.

We hope you enjoy this brief look at their happy wedding day, with some really pretty photos of our sweet wildflower stoneware and colored goblets. 🙂 As you will see, Abbie and David’s vision was creative, fun, and perfect for this lovely venue. Also, we couldn’t resist sharing an incredible photo of pies – lots of pies – baked by East Durham Pie. They look amazing!

Congratulations, Abbie and David, and best wishes for a blissful and joyful life together!


Vendors:
Photographer – Autumn Harrison Photography
Planner – Maegen Robers-Harsch, BASH Events
Venue – Windy Hill Farm
Florals – Bowerbird Flowers
Caterer – Alpalca Chicken
Desserts – East Durham Pie
DJ – MC Sound Productions
Serving Service – Happiest Hostess
Tableware Rentals – Southern Vintage Table


Abby, thank you so much for this wonderful review on Wedding Wire! We truly enjoyed being part of your wedding day and loved working with your vision!

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 🙂


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Table Setting with Candelabra

Southern Vintage Table Events – The White House on Washington Shoot, Part 2

Yippee! We have more photos to share from the The White House on Washington Shoot. Last week’s blog featured Stephanie Batten’s work and this post showcases photos captured by Taylor Prickett. Enjoy!

Event Planner/Designer– Bess and Beau @bessandbeau and Stephanie Batten Photography @taylorprickett_
Venue– The White House on Washington (7920 E. Washington Street, Mebane NC 27302) @whitehouseonwashington
Bridal Dresses– Oak City Bridal @oakcitybridal
Hair– Kristan Osoria @kristanosoria.brides
Makeup– WINK Hair & Makeup @winkhairandmakeup
Florist– Knots ‘N Such @knots_n_such 
Styling Boards– Styling Unmatched @styling.unmatched
Tableware– Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Invitation Suites & Place Settings
Ivy + Linen Design Co @ivyandlinendesign 
Brown Fox Creative @brownfoxcreative 
Works of Harte- @worksofharte
Models
Megan Morales @meganmoralesphoto
Jessica Martinez @jessieluvulots
Alison Howell @nobleviolet321
Dillon Nyman @DillonNyman
Candace Long @candace_jane
Chelsea Lopez @cholito.burrito
Carly Hinson @carlyhinsonphoto
Jewelry– Poppy & Co. @_poppy_co_
Cake– The Sweetest Things NC- Melanie Brown@thesweetestthingsnc
Bridesmaid Dresses– Southern Bride @southernbride
Groom’s Tux– Southern Bride @southernbride


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Southern Vintage Table Events – Styled Shoot at The White House on Washington

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A “new” historic venue in Mebane, NC has recently opened its doors after an extensive renovation by its new owners, Celine and Aubrey Meador. Now known as the The White House on Washington, this beautiful home was once the home of the owners of the renowned White Furniture, a company that made fine furniture in downtown Mebane starting in the 1890s until the 1990s. Although White Furniture is no longer in business, this factory building, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has a new purpose as chic industrial apartments called The Lofts of White Furniture. Two wonderful legacies were left by the sons of Stephen White, a co-founder of the town itself!

These photos, courtesy of Stephanie Batten Photography, were taken at the very first shoot of The White House on Washington. We love how she styled our vintage wares on the tables and look forward to our first celebration as a vendor!

Learn more about this stately historic venue at this Southern Bride and Groom’s feature story. Also, read about the White Furniture Company on NCPedia and more about Celine and Aubrey Meador’s Mebane Historical Museum’s Preservation Award in the October 23rd edition of the Mebane Enterprise.

Here’s the group of vendors who were involved in this beautiful shoot!

Event Planner/Designer– Bess and Beau @bessandbeau and Stephanie Batten Photography @stephaniebattenphotography
Venue– The White House on Washington (7920 E. Washington Street, Mebane NC 27302) @whitehouseonwashington
Bridal Dresses– Oak City Bridal @oakcitybridal
Hair– Kristan Osoria @kristanosoria.brides
Makeup– WINK Hair & Makeup @winkhairandmakeup
Florist– Knots ‘N Such @knots_n_such 
Styling Boards– Styling Unmatched @styling.unmatched
Tableware– Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Invitation Suites & Place Settings
Ivy + Linen Design Co @ivyandlinendesign 
Brown Fox Creative @brownfoxcreative 
Works of Harte- @worksofharte
Models
Megan Morales @meganmoralesphoto
Jessica Martinez @jessieluvulots
Alison Howell @nobleviolet321
Dillon Nyman @DillonNyman
Candace Long @candace_jane
Chelsea Lopez @cholito.burrito
Carly Hinson @carlyhinsonphoto
Jewelry– Poppy & Co. @_poppy_co_
Cake– The Sweetest Things NC- Melanie Brown @thesweetestthingsnc
Bridesmaid Dresses– Southern Bride @southernbride
Groom’s Tux– Southern Bride @southernbride


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Vintage Pink Place Setting

Southern Vintage Table Events – The Pink of Perfection!

Last May Carrie and I drove down to White Lake’s FFA Center to deliver 325 vintage pink-themed dinner plates for Madison and Paul’s reception. As we pulled in and saw the moss-covered trees, clear, calm water, and rustic pier and boardwalk, we knew this was going to be one beautiful, romantic celebration. Under the guidance of wedding planner extraordinaire, Gina Myers of La Cosa Bella Events, and captured by the talented Faith Teasley, the photos revealed that every detail was perfect as pink!

Thank you, Gina, for inviting us to help with the reception, and Faith, for sharing these amazing photos. And, of course, thank you, Madison and Paul, for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your wedding celebration. Best wishes for a wonderful, beautiful life together!


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