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  All paths of my life converged in the making of Southern Charm Vintage Rentals™.  I grew up in a small, southern town in Oklahoma where rustic charm is a way of life and barn wood is no stranger. Born with a love and passion for everything vintage and taught early the value of things like milk glass and unique vintage finds.

 

Weekends were usually filled with the girls getting together to hit a good flea market to see what vintage treasures we could find for our homes.

 

A lifetime career working in ad agencies and corporate marketing immersed me into a world of fun and creativity.  I’m still amazed I got paid for that!  That career took me next to Dallas, Texas where glam and rustic co-exist in harmony every day.  There, my food marketing position enabled me to work with leading food stylists, photographers and prop stylists…learning from the best in town.   Training me to look at all things of beauty as if through the eye of a camera.

 

Later, I took a weekend hobby position at a local Texas winery.  For 5 years I helped coordinate countless weddings and parties. There I learned much about the wedding industry and the needs of fellow vendors to not only deliver a creative product, but one that is practical, too. And, I simply fell in love with weddings!!

 

In 2006, a love of another kind (my hubby) lead me north to a my new ‘southern’ home in Whitby, Ontario. Here, I blissfully devote every spare moment to SOUTHERN CHARM VINTAGE RENTALS™.  And, I finally understand the meaning behind the phrase “when you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life”.   I’m blessed and thankful to work with my passion and lovely clients.  Always humbled and honoured to be included in their most special days.

 

 

Kathie Barone

Owner and Stylist

Southern Charm Vintage Rentals™

Whitby, Ontario

 

 

 

             Love Notes

 

 

 

Kathie,

All of the things that we rented were just stunning!  Not only did you completely understand my vision, you helped me create it!  Your kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and energy were truly amazing.  You have found your calling for sure!

Thank you sooooooo much for everything! Looking forward to working with you again. ,

xoxox,

Ashley & John …& Kelley (MOB) 

 

Thank you so much for helping me in creating my vision for Aurora’s first birthday! I was overwhelmed with all your beautiful treasures and could have spent hours deciding, but you kept me focused and on budget. Thank you again Southern Charm Vintage Rentals for being a part of my princess’s special day!

Ana  M

 

Thank you so much for the set up, it looked beautiful!!!  We received quite a few compliments. : )  And the wedding itself turned out better than we even hoped for.  I’ll be sure to send you pictures once I receive them from my photographer.  We were quite pleased on how everything looked at the venue.

All the best,

Sahrah & Aaron

July 2014

 

Hi Kathie,

I just wanted to say thanks again for everything you helped with to make our wedding that much more special! It was a beautiful June day that honestly could not have been any better! ”

Chris and Marguerite

2014

 

Everything was just perfect! Although I didn’t get to taste much, the guests devoured it all (Thanks Jeannie and Galaxy)! And everyone raved about how beautiful the sweet table and receiving table were.  Kathie, you were an absolute joy to work with and you really went out of your way to make sure everything was exactly how I envisioned it would be.

Rose C

October 2014

 

It is with great honour that I share these stunning images from a styled photoshoot I got to style and photograph this past Spring. I had the pleasure of working with some of Toronto’s finest wedding vendors and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all. Special thanks to Kathie from Southern Charm Vintage Rentals who helped me in every step of the way – I will be forever grateful to you!
Bruna Sanchez

Simply Lace Photography

May 2014

 

We rented chalkboards, tubs, tables and more from Southern Charm Vintage Rentals for our big day in June. From the day we walked into Kathie’s showroom, I knew that we were in the right place. Kathie carries nothing but beautiful pieces for a great rental price! She can help you style your event down the smallest detail or is willing to let you come up with your own ideas and run with it! Pick up, drop off and communication before and after were amazing. I’m already trying to think of the next even where I will need to rent some beautiful antiques. Thank you, Kathie, for all that you did. Our day was beautiful and were were proud to share your beautiful items with our guests!

Peter + Taryn

 

Hi Kathie,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything! You have been so amazing to work with over the past year. I feel like I emailed you every other day with another request LOL! You gave me great advice and provided us with such cute decor items. I received so many compliments on the decor and everyone said that we included so many nice touches and cute details. I know that your rental items were a big part of that! I cannot wait to throw a shower or a party in the future so I can rent more of your items! I attached a few pictures that one of my guests took at the wedding. We haven’t received our professional pictures yet.
Once again, thank you SO SO much. You truly made our day so incredibly special!
Sincerely,
Katherine and Ryan W

Aug. 31, 2014

 

Hey Kathie,

Wanted to send you a few pictures. Again, thank you for providing me with the beautiful rentals. It brought everything together beautiful. Can’t wait for future parties!

Bianca

Aug. 25, 2014

 

I really do thank you for all your advise and help over these past few months and if the opportunity comes about again I will definitely be back. I still think you found your calling as one of the best wedding stylists I could ever imagine. Thanks again for everything and I’ll be sure to send you some pictures of all your beautiful pieces in action : )

See you soon!

Ericka 

2013

 

Kathie,

Thank you so much for the beautiful frames! They were a great touch to our ceremony and reception!”

Jenn Walsh 

9-21-14

 

 

Thanks again for all your assistance, the party was a huge success, I will definitely be passing your name around!!

Take Care,
Athena, Brianna and Shea!

2013