Vintage Tips – 5 Steps for Making a Festive No-Sew Bunting!

I am very excited about our next event because this time it’s very personal.  Although I’m not ready to reveal details, I’d like to share how I will be making this family gathering festive and colorful by making a set of no-sew buntings.  This is my third time making these (one for Melanie’s Linen’s Lace & Lingerie shower and the […]

Vintage Tip – Make Your Own Tiered Vintage Plate Stand

I love tiered stands – whether they all match or they are all different – a tower of vintage plates filled with yummy treats is so pretty. As I have collected many dishes for Southern Vintage Table, some have come with chips, cracks and other imperfections. Although their lives as dinner or salad plates may be gone, many now sit either […]

Vintage Tips – A New Product for Removing Stains from Vintage China

A peroxide soak works to clean up stained vintage china as I attested to in a previous post, “Out, Dang Spot, On My Vintage China,”  but I have another product worth trying – denture cleaner. Using the two together, this cleaning episode is also dramatic and definitely worth sharing! Recently I picked up a small set […]

Vintage Tips – Staining with Tea for a Classic Vintage Look

Want the classic creamy vintage color for a tablecloth, lace overlay or any piece of cloth?  Try using a tea stain!  It’s easy, inexpensive and fast. This past week I was on the hunt for a few more lacy overlays for Casi’s upcoming wedding. I finally found one beautiful crocheted tablecloth with several stains and […]

Vintage Tips – Three Organization and Storage Tips

Never-ending challenges for practically all of us are organization and storage. Our quandary at Southern Vintage Table, and maybe yours as well, is how to store our inventory safely and keep it visible.  We have lots of stuff – china, linens, flatware, serving dishes, frames, vases, silver accessories, baskets, suitcases, candle holders, etc.  Lots and […]

Vintage Tips – You Can Restore the Shine to your Silver-plated Treasures

Got another cleaning tip for you this week!  If you have a silver-plated dish, platter or goblet that has lost its sheen, I have a product you may want to try. This is the before shot of a silver-plated goblet I picked up at a local thrift store. I thought it could be cleaned with […]

Vintage Tips – Out, Dang Spot, On My Vintage China!

My focus this week at Southern Vintage Table has been to clean and organize – linens, silverware and china.  As I shared in last week’s blog, I was given a set of vintage china – a beautiful cream-colored pattern with red and blue flowers around the rim. Most of the pieces were in impeccable condition […]

Vintage Tips – Transforming Old into New with Chalk Paint

Many good things come to and out of thrift stores.  The causes many of them support are so worthy, from local hospices to homes for the less fortunate to schools.  The shoppers benefit from the low prices, the donators know their goods will bring funds to help others and the stuff finds a new purpose […]

Vintage Tips – The Distressed Look Is Vintage Chic

Tammy Nornan of RSVP Events let me in on an incredible secret – Annie Sloan Paint and products!  It makes distressing so simple – no sanding or priming beforehand – just paint, wax, sand and buff and that’s it! Here’s the link to Annie Sloan and the link to the American shops that carry her […]

Vintage Tips – Pinterest Tip for Rearranging Pins

One of the key web tools for sharing inventory of my vintage china and accessories is Pinterest.  I love this site! It’s easy to import, or pin photos, and organize them onto boards.  Plus, the presentation is professional and, with great appreciation, free! When I first started using Pinterest, I uploaded photos from my website, […]