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 put together for a table, we can make that dream happen. Perfect for cocktail tables or a bar. With a great rusty petina.

$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!

 

Meet the newest member of Something Vintage

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I love unique pieces–that’s partially why I I have a vintage obsession. Shocking admission, isn’t it?! So when it came time for Something Vintage to stop renting so many vans and trunks and buy a big girl vehicle, I cringed (literally) at the thought of having to drive around a cargo van. How could I willingly cough up thousands of dollars for a van I don’t even want to drive around? So I set out to find a van worthy of our awesome inventory.

I considered all sorts of vans, but when I laid my eyes on a Craigslist post in North Carolina for a 1967 Ford Econoline with only 72,000 original miles on it—and the most important part of all–it was aqua, immediately pounced! Now, I’ve gotta learn how to drive a three speed on the column or as many affectionately call it, a “three on the tree”…and manual brakes and steering. Eeek!

So I’m pleased to introduce everyone to Betty, the Something Vintage Van and the sweetest vintage cargo van I’ve seen in DC. Did I mention she is the ever-timeless aqua?!

Stay tuned for Betty’s appearance in wedding photos and many a photoshoot:)

Hallelujah! We have church pews for rent

I’m thrilled to announce we now have 27 church pews for rent as part of our inventory! I’ve been searching EVERYWHERE for the perfect pews–not too 70s, not too narrow, no hideous mauve padding–and I finally found them.   They are from the early 1900s and we just hauled them back to our warehouse.

We have two styles, the ones with the crest that are 15 feet long and the white pews with more rectangular ends that are 11 feet long.  Here are some initial photos I took while we were unloading.

Contact us today to reserve them for your event!

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Our vintage pews coming home to DC!

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Our vintage 15 foot pews

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Our 11 foot white church pews.