Monday, January 16, 2012

new finds: sewing table + wooden card catalog + more!

Hi friends!

We're back with some lovely new additions to the One True Love Vintage Rental collection and this time I've got lots of history on the pieces and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your next event!

First up, the "Theodore". A gorgeous 18 drawer solid oak card catalog with brass detailing. This beauty is just begging to hold your escort cards or be a focal point of your dessert bar! And if you can believe it, the Theodore is even more pretty in person.

Next up, the "Henrietta", our antique sewing table! Wouldn't this be the perfect piece to hold your wedding cake? I'm obsessed with the caste iron base and wheel. And the detailing on the drawers? Simply to die for.

Next we have the "Ellis" wooden stool. I fell in love with it when I laid eyes on it's the amazing green paint peeking through on the seat. You may remember seeing this piece used in the lounge area that we created for the Hotel Vitale Holiday Party. It makes a great alternative to a side table but could be used to to hold a sign directing guests to cocktail hour or to hold ceremony programs at the entrance to your ceremony space. I suppose you could use it to sit on, cause you's a stool. (I guess think outside the box so much that sometimes I forget that furniture also has an intended purpose! Whoops!)

The "Henry" chair is another new seating option. We have four of these brown beauties. They hail from the midwest and were handcrafted back in the early 1900's. I bought them from a retired couple who was downsizing their home and found out that they belonged to the woman's grandma and been passed down for three generations! Don't you love pieces with a history?!

We also have two of new antique bistro chairs that we call "Mae". I got them from the same couple that sold me the "Henry" chairs so I guess that makes them cousins? This pair would look great at your sweet heart table adorned with a "bride" and a "groom" sign.

And now onto some small details....

This pretty French jar comes from a perfume company in Grasse, France and would be perfect for a bouquet shot at a french inspired, garden wedding:

And then there's this cream colored French egg basket. It's really lightweight so it would be perfect for your flower girl to carry down the aisle!

There's something about antique pulleys that I love. The rope...the's all perfection. So what does one do with an antique pulley? Well, it could be a great, unexpected addition to some tabletop decor (especially for a rustic, nautical themed event). It would also be a fun prop to use when your photographer is shooting your invitation suite!

How would you use these new pieces? I'd love to hear your ideas!