Table Top Tuesday | 14

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane

For installment fourteen of Table Top Tuesday,  I am overwhelmed by the light simplicity created by Jessica Sloane and captured beautifully by Jessica Loren.  This wedding’s table top blows me away with an airy and classic feeling.  It’s so well done!

 Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica SloaneWhat makes this work?  The choice of vines and airy greenery used throughout.  The ivy vines creep over place settings and down the center of tables perfectly adding an organic feeling.  I simply adore the strategically placed fruit as well.

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica SloaneWhat details make a difference?  The neutral table cloth + napkin set the tone for the texture of the greenery and florals to shine.  The natural wood chairs also add to the earthy natural feel. 

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane

Credits:  Via Hochzeitsguide, Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane.

Table Top Tuesday 13

By Odalys Mendez

For installment thirteen of Table Top Tuesday,  we are inspired by these luminous film images from Odalys Mendez.  It’s a magical table top setting in the woods filled with pretty little details thanks to Kristine Cholakian, Holly Carlisle and Simply Charming Socials.

By Odalys Mendez

What makes this work? The serene setting with sun peeping through the trees draws the eye in.  Also, the light wood tables + chairs add a nice contrast to the greenery backdrop.

By Odalys MendezBy Odalys Mendez

What details make a difference?  Sweet chair adornments like above, black candles in assorted brass candle sticks and the flower arrangements are definitely the highlight.  The use of berries and fruit add great texture to the tablescape.

By Odalys Mendez

Photographer: Odalys Mendez / Creative Direction: Kristine Cholakian and Holly Carlisle / Styling & Coordination: Simply Charming Socials / Floral Design: Rosegolden Flowers / Venue: Dunaway Gardens / Hair & Makeup: Hope Ferguson / Cake: April Epps / Paper Goods: Charlotte Lane / Rentals:Crush Event Rentals

Table Top Tuesday | 9

Emily Wren Photography via Ruffled Blog

For installment nine of Table Top Tuesday, I was taken by the grey linen runners and most delicate greens strategically placed by Leaves of Grass Floral Design in these beautiful images by Emily Wren.

What makes this work?  The softness of the table with candle light and delicate greens atop a natural grey linen runner is the perfect contrast to the industrial cement walls of the venue.

Emily Wren Photography via Ruffled Blog

Emily Wren Photography via Ruffled Blog

What details make a difference?  Leafy vines stretched out over the runner and loosely placed greens in small vases set the scene for an elegant candle lit dinner.  The grey linen runner ties in the grey venue walls perfectly!
Emily Wren Photography via Ruffled Blog

 

Credits:  Via Ruffled, Photography: Emily Wren Photography, Flowers: Leaves of Grass Floral Design

Table Top Tuesday | 8

Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography - Citrus Table Top

For installment eight of Table Top Tuesday, I am spellbound by the simplicity and elegance of this tablescape photographed by Adam Barnes and designed by Ashley Barber Weddings.

What makes this work?  The natural color story is the winner here!  The wood runner adds just enough rustic flair rounded out by elegant micro taper candles and a trio of delicate stemware.

Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography - Citrus Table Top

What details make a difference?  The citrus adornments with leaves and flowers strategically placed along the wood add a softness and inviting warmth to the tablescape.  I love the mother of pearl flatware as well!

Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography - Citrus Table Top

Credits:  Via Grey Likes Weddings, Photography: Adam Barnes, Designer: Ashley Barber Weddings  Florist:  Hedge Fine Blooms

DIY: Glass Door Knob Bud Vases featured on Wedding Chicks

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Finding a new use for an old favorite is a daily goal.  As an owner of a vintage rental company, my specialty is dusting off buried treasures and breathing life and functionality into them.   I love watching the beauty resurface like it did for these re-purposed glass door knobs as mini bud vases.

This feature can be seen on Wedding Chicks today and I am thrilled!   Yes, these little beauties are for rent too.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Here are my 5 easy steps to pretty little bud vases for your next vintage inspired event:

1.  Scour flea markets and yard sales for some dusty old door knobs!  Be sure to check for any sharp chips in the glass.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

2. If you happen upon a set with the connecting rod in place, use a screwdriver to loosen the screw and the rod will drop out.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

3.  Be sure to tighten once you’re done to avoid loose screws scattered on the dinner table!

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

4.  Decide whether you want to keep the patina on the metal.  If so, just wipe with a warm soapy cloth.  If you want them to shine, use a brass or metal cleaner and buff to a shine!

5.  Find your favorite flower, cut to size, drip a small amount of water in the door knob hole and spread them across the table.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Two tips to make it look great!

  1. Place door knob bud vases next to votive candles and watch the pattern of the cut glass glow!
  2. Groups of three with coordinating flowers work great.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC
Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Table Top Tuesday | 7

Brushfire Photography

For installment seven of Table Top Tuesday, I fell in love with this set of crisp table top photos by Brushfire Photography.  Less is way more in this case!

What makes this work?  The simple white dishes and flatware adorned with strategically placed red berries is a winner!  The fresh greenery in the flower arrangement and the extended greenery garland give the table some texture as well.

Brushfire Photography

What details make a difference?  The amber tea light candles add a wonderful glow and they mirror the gold tone in the brass candlesticks that flank the centerpiece.  Simple and so very chic. 

 Brushfire Photography

Credits:  Via Grey Likes Weddings, Photography: Brushfire Photography, Flowers: Sarah’s Garden,  Stationery: The Weekend Type

Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection Launch Party Preview

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Recently, Little Vintage Rentals had the honor of participating in Cosabella‘s launch party celebrating Erin Fetherston‘s new lingerie line!  We just loved how Alana Jones Mann styled the event and created a DIY flower crown station using silk blooms.  Our floral tins, bottles, china and some props like our record player and pastel colored suitcases fit in perfectly.  Special thanks to Kate Neal Photography for these amazing photos!

Little Vintage Rentals Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Doesn’t our vintage china three tier server look super sweet with macarons from Dana’s Bakery below?

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

Kate Neal Photography Cosabella + Erin Fetherston Collection

 

Table Top Tuesday | 5

Elisabeth Millay Photography - Lyndsey Hamilton Events

For installment five of Table Top Tuesday, there are so many things to love with this design by Lyndsey Hamilton Events!

What makes this work?  Three key elements:  (1) the flatware tied with a ribbon and rosemary  (2) the delicately etched glassware  (3) the slate grey neutral napkin.   The casual nature of the tied flatware paired with more formal etched glassware, makes this table top design stand out!

Elisabeth Millay Photography - Lyndsey Hamilton Events

Elisabeth Millay Photography - Lyndsey Hamilton Events

What details make a difference?  The industrial pipe legged table covered in two natural fabric runners create a great balance between rugged vs. soft. The extravagant chandelier adds an over the top luxurious addition to a rustic surrounding.  Perfection!

Elisabeth Millay Photography - Lyndsey Hamilton Events
Credits:  Via 100 Layer Cake, Photography: Elisabeth Millay, Design: Lyndsey Hamilton,  Stationery: Mr. Boddington

Table Top Tuesday | 3

Mi Belle Photography - XOXO Bride

For installment three of Table Top Tuesday, I have fallen in love with these miniature arrangements in glassware on each place setting!

Mi Belle Photography - XOXO Bride

What makes this work?  The flower arrangements.  Not only are the personal cup-of-flowers the sweetest addition, but the overall color palette and flower selection makes this table scream:  Spring!  The stacked china rimmed with small patterns and abundance of vintage flatware adds a richness to the look as well.

Mi Belle Photography - XOXO Bride

Mi Belle Photography - XOXO Bride

What details make a difference?  The centerpiece ties the small arrangements together beautifully and the ‘just picked’ garden flower look brings sunshine to this table scape.  

Mi Belle Photography - XOXO Bride
Credits:  Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Mi Belle Photography, Design: XOXO Bride, Floral Design: Dandelion Ranch