Make the Vintage Sweets Table your Wedding Day Centrepiece!!! WOW IT WITH VINTAGENESS!!!

Wow, have we been having fun creating all kind of wonderful VINTAGE SWEETS TABLES and vintage decor for the 2013 summer wedding season.  Barn weddings are highly sought venues, and no wonder with all of the fun things you can do with decor.  But thanks to Amy Atals, it is the vintage sweets table that has become the centrepiece of the wedding.  And that is why we are “here”.

If gorgeous sweets in a sinful variety of offerings hasn’t been enough, well, now the presentation will surely have you counting down for dessert.

We have booked rentals for some incredible venues that make you wish you could be the bride.  Barns, Botanical Gardens, Historical Homes, Backyard Flings, Fancy Halls, and Wooded Gardens.  Don’t you just wish you had one of those R.S.V.P. cards in YOUR hands!!?!?!  I do!!

But it’s not just the venues getting all the limelight, it’s also that all-important, ever pinned about,  little sweets table.

If you live on Pinterest, you already know that Pie Bars are very hot!  Home-made with the name of the aunt or friend who baked it up…right there for all to see.

Late-night fun goes over the top with yummy gourmet donut buffets, and gourmet popcorn bars.  Bundt cake come-backs, cake pops looking like brides and grooms, milk glass candy buffets and the sweetheart of all styling, apothecary show-boating with decorative labels.  All hot and  so fun for the guests.

But it doesn’t stop there.  You need to set the stage.  Tablescaping your sweets table takes you from the “done” to the “you”.  Make it personal!!  Get crazy and fun.  Include things you love.  You make the rules.

For instance, instead of just apothecary jars, mix it up!!  Add some vintage cake stands that have icing rims and show off your truffles and candy there.  We have a few combos of vintage glass compotes that stack to bring the 3-tier cake stand look to candy!!  Who could resist this?

Use unexpected pieces like vintage vases for cake pops and cotton candy, pastry trays of vintage glass for chocolate-dipped marshmallows (on a stick) and have a carmel apples buffet. Bring some big wow with a vintage (it must be awesome) punch bowl for gourmet popcorn or candy pretzels…or even colourfully bagged cookies.

Put Candy in your Vases, and Flowers in your Candy Bowls!!!  MIX IT UP!

There are so many ways to surprise your guests, run with it!

But don’t forget the non-edible staging of your table.  That’s where we really shine!  Add victorian shelfs to stack your pies on, or bird cages, rustic birds, vintage mirrors, frames and candelabras.  Put cupcakes on vintage mirrors for a beautiful and cost effective surprise.

LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!!  My three secrets for styling the perfect vintage sweets table are:

Gorgeous Vintage Glass  (Cake Stands, Compotes, Trays, Vases)

Candlelight – Vintage candelabras, Cut glass Votives, hanging chandeliers will all bring the romance and sparkle

Mirrors – Vintage, fancy, lace metal edging.  It will reflect the light, add volume to the table and give the photographer something to sink his/her teeth into.

There has never been a more fun time in history, I say, to be a bride.  So, don’t miss out on  the fun.  Bling up that table.   From burlap to rhinestone studded mason jars, BRING THE ELEMENT OF WOW, FUN, SURPRISE to your sweet affair.  Embrace vintage style and watch the cameras and i-phones fly to capture the gift you are giving your guests.  It’s all about the unexpected.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


If you live in southern Ontario, come see us or check us out on facebook at:

Contact us at: info@southerncharmvintagerentalswhitby

We have everything vintage and will help you style that OMG table!


Bringing Back the Punch Bowl — Canadian Style!!!

I totally love the new “old” trends that are coming back in style.  The classics like bundt cakes and home made pie bars at weddings are heartwarming to see.  I don’t think there has ever been a more fun time in history to be a bride.  But one of the good oldies I would just love to see return with a vengeance is the good, old-fashioned PUNCH BOWL.  SO, we’re going to try to help bring her back!

I have been on the hunt for the perfect punch bowl ever since my niece, Tryna, mentioned the concept to me.  It had to grow on me a bit until she emailed me a photo of a EAPG Punch Bowl she just missed buying at an Estate Sale.  Upon researching it, we discovered these little buggars are very valuable.  The one she saw was listed on ebay for $300.  

So there began the idea.  I had to have a punch bowl!  It had to be something spectacular.  Bright. Shiny.  Cut.  And have the wow factor.  Then I got a glimpse at this spectacular beauty.  It had everything I wanted AND the one irresistible feature…the pedestal!!!!!!!!  You could say she was as “pretty as punch”!

I had to have her…and so I did, and today is her debut.  We broke out the champagne for her coming out party.  And decided it might just be fun to BRING BACK THE PUNCH BOWL CANADIAN STYLE!!!  No need to buy ice when we make our own up here!


Here are some great ideas for using a vintage punch bowl:   Champagne toasts, French Macarons, Gourmet Popcorn, Candy Pretzels, Flower arrangements or floating candles/flowers, Sangria, and……well…..PUNCH.

Fill with a colour themed cocktail-style punch for a big splash at a bridal or baby shower.

What ever you wish to feature, this gorgeous bowl will not escape the gazes of your party goers.  Bring on the big bling.  Bring back the punch bowl.  Post your ideas on how to use it.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


No room to store this…well rent it today from Southern Charm Vintage Rentals in Whitby.



Vintage Cake Stands Bring Elegant Style to King City Wedding

Cupcakes Cake RECEPTION-233 RECEPTION-016 RECEPTION-231 RECEPTION-019 RECEPTION-017 RECEPTION-018Vanessa and Rick recently tied the knot at the King Valley Golf Course in King City, ON.
Although this was not a vintage themed wedding, Southern Charm Vintage Rentals supplied Vanessa with a gorgeous mix and match combo of vintage cake stands and trays to make a stunning and elegant sweets table display.  The couple had a mixture of styles, flavours, and sizes of yummy cupcakes.  The tiers of vintage glass with their fancy patterns, texture and edging made for an enchanting sweets display.  All the best, Vanessa and Rick…Happy Life!

For more information on vintage rentals in the GTA or Durham Region, contact Southern Charm Vintage Rentals at:


Whitby, ON.