Behind the Scenes @ SVR: Our NEW Tyler Bar and Back Drop

Behind the Scenes @ SVR: Our NEW Tyler Bar and Back Drop

If you follow us on Instagram, you probably know my true passion is taking forgotten, vintage pieces and turning them into something awesome–like these new Tyler Bar and Tyler Back Drop– with a bit of creativity and A LOT of elbow grease!  We do a ton of refinishing and custom building work and I realized we never really give you an opportunity to see the before and afters of our pieces—mainly because I get so excited to start the pieces I never take before photos! But I’m going to make a concerted effort to start taking “before” pictures so you can see what we start with and then see the finished product!

Baltimore-DC Event Planner Lauren Niles asked us to build a natural wood bar and bar back and I suggested using architectural salvage elements and she loved that idea, so we went to town figuring out elements that would make for show-stopping pieces.  My husband Zach is a genius at figuring out how to transform elements that I pick out into bars and backdrops and he did not disappoint on this one–am I right?!  We used architectural pieces that were once in a 1880s house in Philadelphia and constructed the Tyler Bar and Tyler Backdrop out of them.  It took tons of stripper, sweat, and elbow grease, but we are so thrilled with the results!  I hope you are too!  Introducing our new Tyler Bar and Back Drop and Bar Back!

XO, Dawn

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SNEAK PEAK || Our Handmade Bloomington China

SNEAK PEAK || Our Handmade Bloomington China

We are SO excited to give you a sneak peak of our hand-fired Bloomington china coming Fall 2017 to our inventory. We collaborated with local artisan White Hearth Supply to design this one-of-a-kind line that you won’t find anywhere else.  (It even has our name on the back, eeee!!!) These gold and white beauties are perfectly imperfect and are adorned in real gold around the edges. We think they are simply gorgeous and are so excited for this new collaboration with fellow #girlboss and maker White Hearth Supply!

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The Something Vintage Rentals’ Creed

The Something Vintage Rentals’ Creed

Since having Baby June, I’ve been focusing on what Something Vintage means, what we believe here, and how we are different from other rentals compnaies. We believe that having handmade and authentic vintage pieces is a big deal. It takes A LOT of extra work to overhaul a piece that was once forgotten and give it new, beautiful life but that’s why we do what we do—we take the forgotten and make it beautiful again and continue on the story of each piece. This is what we do, this is what makes us tick. After a lot of reflection, I came up with our Creed (below). I love it and hope that you do too!

The SVR CREED:   Handmade and vintage pieces are our obsession, our passion, and why we get up in the morning. ☀️ We believe that by choosing hand-salvaged timber and heirloom furniture frames for our collections, something beautiful happens. 🌈 Our pieces are inherently special because no two are exactly alike and each has a story that has stood the test of time. ⏳ We, at Something Vintage, transform centuries-old wood and salvaged architectural elements into kick-a$$ custom bars and tables. 💪 We tirelessly hunt down forgotten sofas and chairs, painstakingly refinish their frames, and reupholster them in rich fabrics to continue on their stories. 🛠 We believe handmade and authentically vintage are worth the sweat, time, and tears it takes to bring these beauties back to life. 😇 It’s what gets our blood going, and it’s why we do what we do. Welcome to our version of vintage, where craft, patina, style, and awesomeness reign supreme. Boom! 💥 Who’s with us?

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— Dawn

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Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Leesburg VA || Greenhouse Editorial

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Leesburg VA || Greenhouse Editorial

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg was the perfect setting for this greenhouse editorial shoot with Jordan and Alaina Photography. We wanted a soft, romantic, dreamy vibe from this shoot (the drizzly, overcast weather added perfectly to this!) You can see our Natural Farm tables with our Sonoma Crossback Chairs fit this romantic vibe perfectly and the rich texture of the reclaimed wood Natural Farm Tables wood complimented these gauzy linens from Torn and Tied!

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We incorporated timeless, antique, silver pieces throughout the shoot and opted for soft, dusty tones and colors. We love this shift from gold and think we’ll be seeing a lot more silver and dusty hues in the next year!  What do you think?!

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Check out the amazing patina of our antique silver trays.  If you want a perfect backdrop for detail shots at your event, our silver trays are where it’s at!
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Ahh that text of our Natural farm tables!  This was one of the first shoots to use them so we are excited to get these beautiful photos back.
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Those florals by Amy Lauren are perfect for this shoot, don’t you think?
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Jordan & Alaina Photography || VENUE: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens  || STYLIST & PLANNER: Jordan & Alaina Photography || FLORALS: Amy Lauren Floral Design || DRESS: Gossamer || CAKE: Amy Lauren Floral Design || MAKEUP: Makeup by Zoe || HAIR: Love Letters by Kayla || RENTALS: Something Vintage Rentals || HEADPIECE: Alice & Mae || LINENS: Torn & Tied || MODEL: Maggie Tehan represented by BMG New York || CALLIGRAPHY: Every Little Letter || RING: Susie Saltzman || CANDLES: Creative Candles || SHOES: BCBG Max Azria || FILM: The FIND Lab

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Welcome Baby June, the Newest Addition to the SVR Team!

Welcome Baby June, the Newest Addition to the SVR Team!

I am overjoyed to welcome June Eloise Baldwin as the newest member of our SVR team!  If you were wondering why we’ve been a bit quiet on the blog as of late, now you have this cute answer!  She has been keeping us on our toes and has added some extra cuteness to the SVR office.   I am so grateful to our SVR team to rocking it and being tolerant of a newborn in our warehouse digs and for Zach for helping so much with big brother Hank!

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Welcome, Baby June!  Our hearts are overflowing!

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Lavender Spring Wedding || Liz Fogarty Photography Workshop || Salamander Resort, Middleburg VA

Lavender Spring Wedding || Liz Fogarty Photography Workshop || Salamander Resort, Middleburg VA

Feast your eyes on these gorgeous photos from Liz Fogarty’s photography workshop at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA. The overall pallet, photography, lush florals made these wedding inspiration pics showstoppers, as featured on Wedding Sparrow (YAY!) I don’t think pics get more gorgeous than these. Thank you for asking us to help with your workshop, Liz!

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Hello, pretty Lila.  You are one of our favorite chairs 🙂
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Our Warder Bar sure looks amazing when Holly Chapple works her magic on it!

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VENUE: Salamander Resort || PLANNING: Pop the Cork Designs || FLORALS: Holly Chapple Flowers || VINTAGE RENTALS: Something Vintage Rentals || DRESS: Tara La Tour || CAKE: Buttercream Bakeshop || HAIR: PSC Hair Artistry || MAKEUP: Izzy B Makeup || RING: Susie Saltzman || TUX: The Black Tux || CALLIGRAPHY: Julie Ha Calligraphy || SHOES: Christian Louboutin || LINEN: LA Tavola

Elegant White French-Inspired Baby Shower || As Seen In Martha Stewart Living

Elegant White French-Inspired Baby Shower || As Seen In Martha Stewart Living

Talk about a baby shower from French heaven! NYC Planner Tracy Taylor Ward and her mother Lauri Ward designed this incredible French baby shower at Upper Crust in NYC that was just featured in Martha Stewart Living (!!!!). We normally don’t offer vintage furniture rentals NYC since we are based in Washington DC but she saw our pieces at the Claire Pettibone runway show in NYC and was set on having them for her big fete, so we made it happen! Her design using our neutral colored French collection was totally spot on. I loved EVERYTHING about this etheral shower!!
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We were excited for many of our upholstered pieces with natural wood frames to make their debut at Tracy’s shower. We go to great lengths to hand-sand and refinish these tufted beauties to give them a fresh lease on life—not to mention reupholstering them in fresh, plush fabrics. Check out our new Madeline chairs, Harper tufted sofa, Peggy Sue end table and our Natural Farm table with turned legs below.  These are pieces that were a labor of love to bring back to life, but we think it was totally worth it, don’t you??

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So excited for our Natural Farm Table to shine here!  You really can’t beat its texture in photos or in person!  No glossy lacquer here.  Each one of these tables is handmade from reclaimed wood.  As you probably know, we are obsessed!
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Tracy also used our vintage china and vintage tea cups for her guests. We love this look of this on our white washed round tables and on our natural farm tables!

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To match the Natural farm tables, we built these custom natural bars with antiqued mirrors on them.  We have similar bars we constructed in gray, but wanted something that fit with the cohesive, amazing look of this shower.
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A big congrats on Tracy and little Miss Carrigan!  I love this pic of the parents to be–so sweet.

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Hot mama!  I’m 34 weeks preggo right now and I can tell you that I definitely do not look anything like Tracy did here!  How stunning is she??!
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PLANNING, DESIGN, FLORAL: Tracy Taylor Ward Design | @tracytaylorward ||  PHOTOGRAPHER:  Judy Pak | @judypakstudio || VENUE/CATERING: The Upper Crust | @TheUpperCrustNYC  ||STATIONARY: TTWD Ink ||
CALLIGRAPHY: Belle Lettres Calligraphy | @blcalligraphy  || CAKE: Nine Cakes | @ninecakes ||
COOKIES: The Cookie Press | @thecookiepress |  VINTAGE RENTALS + FARM TABLES Something Vintage | @smthingvintage

 

The Spring Social at Fathom Gallery DC || Featured on Style Me Pretty Living

The Spring Social at Fathom Gallery DC || Featured on Style Me Pretty Living

Welcome Spring! We played host to Washington DC creatives at the Spring Social at Fathom Gallery to mix, mingle and toast to warm weather with a fresh spring soiree! Heirloom Catering & Event Styling in collaboration with Lauryn Prattes Events transformed the gallery into a stunning floral scene with lush arrangements from Sweet Root Village and thoughtfully placed lounges and bars from yours truely Something Vintage Rentals!
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No creative detail was skipped at this spring fête! Guests indulged in spiked juices from JRINK Juicery and got their sweet cravings fixed with ice cream sandwiches from Nyce Cream and miniature cherry pies from Buttercream Bakeshop. Custom calligraphed signage by Laura Hooper Calligraphy was the cherry on top at this stylishly designed soiree!

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Looking at these pics totally brings a smile to my face—that sofa, affectionately named “June” is one of my favorites. I mean, you can’t beat that cheery color! Thank you Style Me Pretty Living and Modern Luxury DC for the feature!

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VENUE: Fathom Gallery || PLANNING & STLYING: Heirloom Catering and Lauryn Prattes Events || FLORALS: Sweet Root Village || Catering: Heirloom Catering, JRINK, Nyce Cream || PIES: Buttercream Bakeshop || CALLIGRAPHY: Laura Hooper || PHOTOGRAPHY: Abby Jiu || DRINKS: Wild Poppy Life ||

We’re Hiring!  Looking for a Marketing Associate

We’re Hiring! Looking for a Marketing Associate

Do you like vintage, pretty items, know how to style a tablescape, and have wicked social media skills?  Then you might be right for the Something Vintage Team!  We are looking for a Marketing Associate to lead our marketing efforts and assist with sales.  We are a small, but growing team with family-like atmosphere.  The perks?  You get to be around fun people, pretty things and offer lunchtime workouts!

 

Here are the details:

Something Vintage Rentals is looking for an in-house Marketing Associate to lead our marketing and social media campaigns to raise the profile of our boutique rental company as well as assist with client relations/sales.  This position is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the marketing of Something Vintage Rentals’ products and services.  In this role, the successful candidate will develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives. This position entails working with the owner to continue executing our marketing strategy that would include updating our website and blog, deploying email campaigns, growing social media platforms, and printing and distributing marketing materials. This position will be about 30 hours a week with opportunity for full time.  Applicant would also be expected to assist with sales and customer relations when needed.

  • Develop and execute marketing/PR plans
  • Creating engaging content for Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter and while upholding company’s brand identity.  
  • Create engaging email campaigns with target audiences
  • Track and report on key metrics across social channels and blog and use findings to maximize growth opportunities
  • Quickly develop expertise in wedding/event industry
  • Help organize and execute photoshoots and marketing events
  • Style posts for social media and blog in our warehouse
  • Manage relationships with advertising platforms
  • Assist with both inside and outside sales to support our current Sales lead
  • Photograph new inventory and upload to our website
  • Manage client experience, including handwritten thank you notes and requests for reviews–calligraphy experience is a plus!
  • Attending networking events would be a huge help

 

Qualifications:

  • BA in Marketing
  • At least 2 years professional experience in a marketing position
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms and trends
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with using WordPress
  • Previous experience in the events industry is a big plus
  • Experience with media photography
  • Understands the importance of visual point of view
  • Experience and skills in styling props for photography
  • Experience in sales
  • Knowledge of CSS/HTML would be hugely helpful
  • Positive, upbeat demeanor with a can-do attitude

This part-time position will be based at the Something Vintage Rentals warehouse in Temple Hills, Maryland.  Applicants must have own vehicle, as public transportation is not readily accessible.  

Interested parties should contact us at dawn at something vintage rentals dot com.  Thank you!

 

Our Garden Style Florals:  Sneak Peak at Mackenzie and Josiah’s Wedding

Our Garden Style Florals: Sneak Peak at Mackenzie and Josiah’s Wedding

We had the huge honor of designing the lush flowers and providing upholstered and vintage rentals for Mackenzie and Josiah’s wedding this weekend at the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington DC. The stunning bride Mackenzie was a dream to work with—she gave us the creative freedom to create loose, garden inspired florals as well as help design the ceremony layout with all upholstered furniture (yes, major heart eyes!). We loved the way everything turned out and are so happy that she and her guests did too! And will you check out her custom made dress?! That color!!
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We had a ball desiging her garden style bouquet! A huge thank you to the SVR Team and Mackenzie’s awesome vendors who were a dream to work with, especially New York-based Yaz Quiles and Amy Anaiz.

VENUE: Whittemore House // National Women’s Democratic Club || PLANNER and DESIGNER: Yaz Quiles, Pop! by YAZ || PHOTOGRAPHY: Amy Anaiz Photography ||