10 Fresh Finds for 2015!

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

We are constantly sourcing, painting and renewing beautiful vintage and handmade decor and furnishing – 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 ‘

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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. Taylors- Gray Velvet and Gold Cane Chairs

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!

4. Buffets
Our white vintage buffet was getting so popular we couldn’t keep up with demand! So we distressed a classical buffet to it’s barebones rustic pine for a woodsy look, and upcycled another to a high gloss gold. No matter what your style; modern and chic, natural, or romantic there is a buffet for you.

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. Nadia – White Lounge Sofa with a Distressed Frame

This sofa is gorgeous! A completely natural, undyed fabric was used to reupholstered this vintage couch – and we scrubbed the frame clean to expose the raw beauty of the wood before whitewashing it and allowing the unusual carving to pop in contrast. It’s the perfect backdrop to a group photo, it’s lowkey yet stunning.  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.

1. Bar and Bar Backs

We’ve been obsessing over bars and signature cocktail stations for most of the summer. After seeing our whitewashed, Maxwell and upholstered bars in action we realized how much more obsessing there is to do! We love them! Let’s face it, your guests always seems to waiting in line for a drink – but these bars make it an event! Guests linger, flirt and laugh. Why not make the bar into a little speakeasy?  We are collecting vintage gilted mirrors, building frames, shelves and backdrops so that your bartenders have easy access to glassware, and bottles behind them – and photos, menus and decor can be displayed. 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!

 

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.

Laser engraved wood crests

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

 

Abandoned Mansion Photoshoot

Say “abandoned” and “mansion” together in a sentence and I’ll be there before you can blink. So when the trifecta of Anne Robert Photography, Holly Chapple Flowers, and myself dreamt up a photoshoot at a historic, abandoned mansion, you know we were going to knock this one out of the park. Holly, Anne and I snuck into the house last winter to scope out just how bad the conditions were inside in the mansion. Let’s just say it had seen its better days, but its prior beauty was still stunning. With a quick phone call, we were set to make this incredible home beautiful once again. We cannot tell you how badly we want to save this mansion!

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I would DIE to have my wedding here.  That swing…Holly’s sister had her bridal portraits taken on this swing she said.  And it’s still there!
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Aren’t these shots stunning? Anne Robert always blows me away. We set up a couple lounge areas outside the front door on the mansion’s expansive porch.  I adore this shot with our pink tufted loveseat with the gray stucco backdrop of the house’s exterior.
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I think this paper suite from Ink Lemonade hits the nail right on the head.  I love the door as a background for this–it’s the perfect mix of beauty and rusty patina.
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The long dining table is my favorite part of this shoot. We wanted an “overgrown” theme so we sourced some distressed pieces and used them with our upholstered seating.   We draped our classic farm tables with vintage lace linens and topped it with our vintage mismatched china, stemware, and gold flatware.  Then let Holly and her talented team go to work creating this beautiful tablescape with greens and flowers.   We hauled in our Spanish chandelier to add a touch of glamour to the setting.

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I don’t know about you, but I’d die to have my wedding in this mansion just how it is. The chippy walls, the faded paint, the old wood floors. It’s still majestic even in it’s current state.  And check out the original piano that Holly and her crew filled with beautiful flowers….yes, please!
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Ahhh the glorious wallpaper in this bedroom couldn’t be more perfect as a backdrop.  We used our vintage brass bed and threw on some vintage linens to create this stunning scene.  I’ve always wanted to use a bed in a bridal shoot, so with a bedroom like this, I couldn’t resist.

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A great shot in front of the old pool out in front of the mansion….I bet it was stunning when it was in use.

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Okay these walls, seriously, I’d have them in my house.  I love that peeling blue paint.  eeeeee!
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Danielle + Aaron’s Woodend Sanctuary Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty!

Congratulations to Danielle + Aaron! We were so delighted to provide the accent furniture for this lovely wedding at the Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and were thrilled to see Jodi Miller’s Photos featured on Style Me Pretty! Don’t you love this formal portrait of the couple on our Cream Tufted Chair followed by the quick smooch on our Victorian Sofa?!

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

The talented ladies at Karson Butler Events put together a beautiful day – I adore the portico seating area they designed using the Pink Parlor Chairs, Dusty Tangerine Settee and Leather Steamer Trunk. Please can they make my living room look this good?!

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

Holly Chapple designed romantic flower arrangements that brought all the elements together. It’s a gorgeous wedding like this one that reminds me how much talent there is in the DC wedding community.  And will you check out this adorable Boutonniere Bar designed by Karson Butler?!  So cute.

 

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

Danielle is such a beautiful bride, we might have to use her as a model for all our furniture!  Congratulations to the beautiful couple–we wish you a very happy future together!

Danielle & Aaron; May 11th, 2013; Woodend Sanctuary

 

Venue:  Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD // Wedding Planner:  Karson Butler Events  //  Florist:  Holly Heider Chapple Flowers // Photographer:  Jodi Miller  Photography //  Calligraphy:  Meant to Be Calligraphy //  Paper Goods:  Little Bit Heart

 

Chandeliers

Want to add glamour and decadence to our outdoor event? Imagine dancing, drinking and laughing under the twinkling glow of gold and crystal chandeliers. We have several lovely working antique chandeliers in art deco, turn of the century and bohemian styles ranging from single to three tiers of lights, glass and crystal.

Available a la carte or as a cluster – these chandeliers will be the perfect romantic addition to a black tie event, whimsical picnic, or any party that goes on after the stars come out.

a la carte $399 Each + Installation

cluster of 3 chandeliers $900 + Installation

Photos coming soon!

Swooning over our Vintage Truck!

I’m in love, I’ll just say it.  I’m head over heels for my new truck–a 1964 Ford F100 long bed in its factory color, turquoise.  I’ve never been excited to drive a vehicle before, but every time I drive her around DC it makes me so happy (despite the fact she is a beast to drive here)!  I inevitably get envious looks from old men and lots of compliments on her at stoplights (no AC, my windows are always down!)  Yeah, she may not be the most practical choice, but she is incredible and I love her.  And when have I ever been practical?!

1964 Ford F100

The newest addition to our Something Vintage Rentals family!

I am contemplating renting her out for wedding and events (not to drive, just as a prop or for photos).  If anyone is interested, please contact me asap so I can make sure she is not in use on that date.

And if you see me driving, make sure to honk and say hi!