Did you know that Something Borrowed Portland is not just for weddings?  Our vintage rentals can be used for a variety of events such as an anniversary party, birthday’s, baby showers and much more.  I had the opportunity to help plan for my mother-in-laws 25th wedding anniversary party this past weekend and thought I’d share some of the items used from our inventory.

mason jar beverage table

For the beverage table, we covered a lace tablecloth with doilies to give it a more vintage feel.  The wood crates help create depth to  rows of mason jars which were used for drinking as opposed to disposal cups, creating much less waste.  The soda crate propped up a 2-gallon beverage dispenser (with ladle) and we decorated the front with our mini “love” banner.  A milk glass bud vase was used for affordable, long-lasting baby’s breath flowers.

Cost = $32.45

(24 mason jar glass $0.30 each, 2 gallon beverage container $5.00, punch ladle $0.50, soda and wood crates $4.00 each, 10 doilies $1.00 each, “love” banner $0.75, 9″ milk glass vase $1.00)

anniversary signage with vintage train case

The gift and card table carried the same theme as the beverage table with a vintage train case lined with doilies, mercury votives (silver wedding anniversary), a chalkboard frame congratulating the happy couple and more milk glass vases.

Cost: $23.25

(vintage train case $4.00, 8 doilies $8.00, 2 milk glass vases $2.00, 3 mercury votive holders $1.50, pewter easel $2.00, mini “cards” banner $0.75, white ornate chalkboard $5.00)

vintage kitchen scale and milk glass vase

To give our dessert table a little more vintage appeal, we added a vintage scale as shown here to prop homemade apple pies.

Cost: $10.00

(vintage kitchen scale $8, milk glass vase $1.00, pie server $1.00)

love is sweet banner

Adding more decor to the dessert/card table, we used another mini “love is sweet” banner and elevated the anniversary cake on a favorite of many, one of our milk glass pedestals.

Cost $17.75

(milk glass pedestal $8.00, “love is sweet” banner $1.25, pie server $1.00, 30 dessert plates not pictured $7.50)

sewing drawers doilies and soda crate

With the beautiful weekend weather, we set the food tables outside.  We used durable dishes (not pictured) and utensils shown here in vintage sewing drawers lined with more doilies to tie in with the entire theme.  These sewing drawers sit on top of a soda crate.

Cost: $29.50

(3 sewing drawers $12.00, 6 doilies $6.00, soda crate $4.00, 30 dinner plates not pictured $7.50)

The total for all the decor and durable dishes equals $112.95.  If you are an individual (or couple) planning an event, you may qualify for our sliding fee scale for a discount on your rentals.

As you can see from this anniversary party, any event can take advantage of some of Something Borrowed Portland’s vintage rental pieces.  No matter what your budget, we have items to suit your individual style.

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