Elese and Ramye’s Wedding // The Barns at Hamilton Station

This fall wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station was so much fun to style and coordinate! Elese and Ray wanted a warm intimate gathering with a laid back, organic feel, as they both love hiking and being outdoors. Ray broke his ankle just days before the wedding, but as you can see, they still were on cloud nine!  The lush jewel-toned blooms were from the uber-talented Petals and Hedges and these awesome photos are by Katie Stoops.

The Barns at Hamilton Station Wedding

I’m a bit obsessed with the bride’s baubles and dress from J. Crew.  We brought in some vintage throw blankets for the evening with the same pattern as her dress!

JCrew Wedding Necklace

We made a ton of custom chalkboards for Elese and Ray!
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Wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station
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That arch—Petals and Hedges hit the ball out of the park on this one!
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Vintage rugs were a big part of this wedding to help make it seem more cozy and intimate feel and bring splashes of their colors.  Many of these beauties actually came from Elese’s mom’s house.

The Barns at Hamilton Station Wedding She is stunning.
The Barns at Hamilton Station Wedding

We pulled out all the stops with upholstered furniture and drapes for lounge seating for their wedding.  In all, they had six different groupings of our vintage sofas and vignettes, to really make it feel warm and intimate.  Check and check.
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Vintage Lounge Furniture Wedding at the Barns at Hamilton Station
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Wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station For their sweetheart table, we wanted to make it feel cozy and incorporate their pickled favors from Rick’s Picks.  So I went to work pickling cabbage, beets, onions, to make this glowing backdrop.  I love the way the jars glowed with the candles nearby.
Wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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2014-11-27_0017.jpg We mixed our farm tables with vintage seating in with round whitewashed tables to give the dinner area a more eclectic look.

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Yummmmy desserts on their dessert buffet—and vegan too from Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA.
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Styling and Coordination: Something Vintage Rentals // Photography:  Katie Stoops // Flowers:  Petals and Hedges  // Venue:  The Barns at Hamilton Station // Catering:  Kangaroo Boxing Club (so good!) // Rentals:  Something Vintage Rentals  // Desserts and Cake:  Vegan Treats // Favors:  Rick’s Picks  // Bride’s Dress and Jewelry:  J. Crew

Holiday Farm Table Special for Industry

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With Holiday parties right around the corner, we are happy to offer our catering friends a 20 percent discount on our reclaimed barn wood farm tables.  These beautiful tables are perfect for your winter gatherings, with their richly-colored wood sourced from 100 year-old Pennsylvania barns and hand-crafted by Amish carpenters.  The normal price is $125 per table, but we are offering them to caterers for $100 each ($600 minimum) + delivery from now through January 1.

Please email us at info@somethingvintagerentals.com to reserve your tables now – and mention our industry partner discount!

Warmest Wishes,
Dawn

Photos by Katie Stoops and Sweet Tea Photography

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The Pergolas Are Coming!

You may have heard that we are getting dining canopies or pergolas—it’s true! We are! It is our winter project to build beautiful canopies our of reclaimed wood to frame a dining table, ceremony alter, or lounge area that can be draped with gauzy linen and fabric. We see pergolas on the West Coast and want to bring some of that beauty out here to DC! They will be complete by April 2015 and we are taking reservations now.

Image Credit: Found Vintage Rentals

Gina and John’s Wedding at Woodend Sanctuary

Let me just say that it was a true pleasure coordinating Gina and John’s gorgeous wedding.  When Gina asked us to help her coordinate her wedding just six weeks before her big day at Woodend Sanctuary,  I couldn’t say no after getting a glimpse that our styles aligned perfectly. Gina loved lace, chic details, and all things vintage, and well….I do too! You’ll see from these pics that it was an amazing day, despite the near 100 degree heat and insane humidity.

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I am absolutely obsessed with Gina’s Inbal Dror gown!  And she looks absolutely stunning in it.  OBSESSED!
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This is our of our grande chalkboards with our custom calligraphy showing their guests which direction to walk for the ceremony.  I never get enough gold!
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At the ceremony, Gina and John wanted their guests to relax and have a good time, so they served their signature “Carlson Sweetheart” cocktails and refreshments from our whitewashed bar before the guests took their seats.  It was a great touch with their guests in mind.  It was SUPER hot, so I’m sure it was a welcome treat for their friends and family!

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Ohhh the pews and flowers! It’s like our pews were made for this space at Woodend! To boot,  Sweet Root Village do an incredible job with these flowers on them as well as their killer alter arrangements. They always hit the romantic, organic look right on the head.

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Woodend Sanctuary wedding with vintage pews

Check out her picture-perfect bridemaids in pretty blush dresses.

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Boom!  That dress.  And she looks beautiful in it!

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The rain managed to hold off throughout the entire ceremony, but soon after, it REALLY poured.  Here’s a shot of our lounge furniture just before it started storming! (Don’t worry, we moved it inside :))
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When Gina and I were discussing what she wanted her reception to look like, the words that kept popping up were “pretty” and “lots of lights”.   I’d say she made it happen! We used our eyelash runners to give our farm tables a romantic feel along with Sweet Root’s beautiful flowers and vines as well as vintage inspired china. And gold.rimmed.glasses.  Heavenly!

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Gina and John managed to get some great couples shots at the end of the evening on our pretty Victorian sofa.  It really was a pleasure coordinating their big day and working with the other awesome vendors that made this day perfect despite not so cooperative weather!

 

Congratulations, Gina and John!!!  xoxo

John Carlson and Gina Nucci Wedding

Venue:  Woodend Sanctuary // Coordinator:  Something Vintage Rentals // Photographer:  Kristin Partin // Florist:  Sweet Root Village// Caterer:  Main Event Caterers // Vintage Rentals:  Something Vintage Rentals //Linens: Nuage Designs // Tent:  Capital Party Rentals// Lighting and Chandeliers:  Yours Truly Lighting // DJ:  Dream Day DJs // Acoustic Guitarist:  Taylor Carson // Sweets:  Woodmore Bakery

New Inventory!

We are thrilled to announce our 10 favorite new inventory items ready for rental!

We are constantly sourcing beautiful vintage and handmade furnishings – so if you have your heart set on something, it’s likely we do too! Let us know, we might have in stock and just not on the site yet!

10. RUGS

Our Turkish and Moroccan Rugs in pinks, greens, neutrals and maroons bring a new level to luxury lounging and entertaining. A great way to section an outdoor seating area, or an indoor micro parlor. Outdoor rentals will come with a plastic tarp underlining to protect your guests and their Sunday best the great outdoors. More pictures coming soon!

Oushak Handknotted Turkish Rug , pre-war 107″ x 52″

Moroccan Traditional Tribal Rug, 1960’s,  6 x 10′
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9. Fireplace Mantles
Want to create a complete scene? We have been collecting a few classic fireplace mantles, including the one below with ornate Corinthian columns – lovely to create a ceremony alter, or add it to a lounge to create a beautifully composed environment.

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8. Upholstered Stage Surround

Our grey stage surround is upholstered with tufted cream panels to match our upholstered bar – and is designed to be the front panel of a raised stage for performers  and anyone with the spotlight on them. No more worrying about ugly stage legs or bedskirts. The entertainment and toasts can now be gorgeously photographed from head to toe. 18′ x 16ft x 8ft, can be customized for your stage.

We love renting our bars as DJ booths as well, and work perfectly to hide all the technology, wires and equipment.

7. Chestnut Pergola

Oh golly, how we love our winter project and our pergola will be available for rental in April 2015.  We were inspired by the pergolas that are popping up all over the West Coast and Instagram and thought to bring some of that lovely indoor/outdoor comfort to D.C. Hand hewn chestnut barn beams are being refurbished in a canopy that can have flowers, vines, linens, or lights draped and hung. We’ve been collecting inspiration on our Pinterest. It’s the perfect framing for a headtable/sweetheart table (A single farmtable fits comfortably underneath). We imagine it as a lovely shaded arbor for a lounge, a setting for a dramatic bar, or as a welcoming ceremonial Chuppah. 10′ x 10 ‘

 

Credit:  Found Vintage Rentals

Credit: Found Vintage Rentals

 

6. Ottomans

We are going to cozy up this winter upholstering and tufting berry toned ottomans, perfect for cocktail hour and seating around a dance floor, the ottomans encourage conversation and repose while still allowing 360 access to the party. The ottomans are also perfect with our mirrored silver trays as a coffee (or champagne) table.

5. New Upholstered Chairs

The Baldwins: These chairs are lovely – we just never got them on the site! The soft velvet is so luscious – and the pair of them together with the gold painted wicker are great additions to any lounge or seating area – or as creative sweetheart seating. Just be careful, these pretty babies are comfortable!

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The Balwins with our gold Victorian sofa at Woodend Sanctuary.

French White Chairs: Caned back with whitewashed finish with cream, natural upholstered seats.  Pics coming Soon!

White and Gold Wingbacks:  Tufted backs, gold caned sides.  Photos coming soon!

 

4. Buffets
Our white vintage buffet was getting so popular we couldn’t keep up with demand! So we are adding a gold antique buffet and a rustic pine one.  I mean, who doesn’t love gold, right?

 

Ours will be brilliant gold like this beauty!

Ours will be brilliant gold like this beauty!

 

3. Garden Party Chairs

We’ve blogged about our Palmer-Snyder folding chairs before – but they are really just so lovely we can’t help but list them again. Original post-war wooden folding chairs from Pennsylvania – the Palmers have witnessed 6 decades of parties, weddings, graduations and church picnics in my home state of Indiana. We were so lucky to get them, and then to bring them back to their original glory. Every time I sit in one, I can feel the spirit of all the little old ladies with lace gloves enjoying their cake and smile at the 3 generations of memories these chairs have helped make.

2. New Sofas! 

We have a handful of new sofas in white, cream, and gray that are getting ready for the 2015 season.

The Nadia.  This sofa is gorgeous! A completely natural, undyed fabric was used to reupholstered this vintage couch.  She just went out for a test-drive for her first wedding at Longview Gallery in D.C with the white parlour chairs and mirrored end table bringing an old world sensibility to the modern lounge.

The Nadia at Longview Gallery

The Nadia at Longview Gallery, along with our matching caned back chairs, cream settee, lace bench, clawfoot coffee table, and mirrored end table. 

The Flapper: Oooh we love this little number!  A fringe skirt?  Yes, please!  This beautiful sofa is cream with gold metallic flowers…and of course the fringe trim.  I was tempted to steal this for my own living room!

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Our Flapper sofa at a photoshoot at Longview Gallery

Grayson Sofa:  Belgian gray linen is covering this Victorian beauty.  Gold trim, of course!

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The Grayson Sofa with our new linen wing backs with nailhead trim.

 

 

 

1. Bar and Bar Backs

We’ve been obsessing over bars and signature cocktail stations for most of the summer and are  in the midst making amazing bar backs for them. After seeing our whitewashed, Maxwell and upholstered bars in action we realized how much more obsessing there is to do!  Why not make the bar into a focal point of your fete?  We are  building these bar backs from reclaimed wood—they’ll be perfect to display pretty bottles, decor, lighting, and great for bartenders to store their glassware and bottles.

 

We haven’t seen too many like it yet, but have been keeping a page of inspiration and would love to hear your thoughts. So roll up your sleeves 2015 is going to be a year of delicious cocktails!

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Our inspiration for our bar back

 

Special! A Perfect Thanksgiving

The folks are flying in, the turkey is in the oven – time to set the table!

Something Vintage wants to help add a little glamour to entertaining for the holidays.
We are waiving our standard rental minimum and offering a discounted flat delivery rate for the set. We only have a few reservations available  – so email us for details!

Available Thanksgiving and Christmas in the DC -MD- VA Metropolitan Area.

Package #1 (8 people) $549 + $99 flat delivery and set up fee

1 Farm Table

8 Mixed Vintage Chairs

8 Full Table Settings

Dinner Plate

Salad Plate

Bread Plate

Water Glass

Dinner Fork, Salad Fork, Dinner Knife, Butter Knife

+ Additional Tabletop Styling and Decor Available


Package #2 (14 people) $899 + $99 flat delivery and set up fee

Farm Tables or Whitewashed Farm Tables

14 Mixed Vintage Chairs

14 Full Table Settings

Dinner Plate

Salad Plate

Bread Plate

Water Glass

Dinner Fork, Salad Fork, Dinner Knife, Butter Knife

+ Additional Tabletop Styling and Decor Available

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Whiskey Barrels

You asked for them! They are here!

Our vintage whiskey barrels are here!

If your winery wedding dream has a wine barrel cake stand or a couple of barrels put together for a table, we can make that dream happen. Perfect for cocktail tables or a bar. Metals straps have a lovely rusty patina.

$75.00 per barrel

 

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Custom Built Bars for Goodstone Inn Wedding

When planner and stylist Lauryn Prattes approached us to craft some custom bars for her client getting married at Goodstone Inn, we were thrilled to help her vision come to life.  She wanted 8 ft gray bars custom built with cream tufted upholstered panels.  The trick for us is making a bar that is not only beautiful and functional, but that is also able to be transported fairly easily.  Zach, our craftsman, designed these bars made of bead board with tops that lifted off and sides that folded in for transport
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To make the tufted panels for the front of bars, we cut 2 sheets of plywood to size, applied upholstery foam and batting with spray adhesive and set out to tuft the cream duckcloth fabric that we used.  Excuse my cute pug in this pic!  

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Lauryn wanted the couple’s custom crest in the center of the bar, so we laser engraved with the logo from the couple’s invitation.   I really like how they turned out.

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We painted the crests in the couple’s colors because it complimented the gray paint on the bar.

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Excuse the crappy pic that I snapped with my iPhone, but here is the finished product!  I think the bar turned out awesome and looked perfect in this space at Goodstone Inn—and our antique crystal  chandeliers compliment the bar beautifully.  We really had so much fun working with Lauryn to make these bars a reality.

 

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Venue: Goodstone Inn //  Planner:  Lauryn Prattes