Welcome to the new look Virginias Vintage Hire with a brand new website and new logo that feels a little bit fresher and more in line with who we are today. As we reach a new high point in the journey of Virginias Vintage Hire here’s a little about where we are after 7 years of trading.

‘Vintage’ as described by the Oxford Dictionary means ‘The time that something of quality was produced’. During our rebrand we discussed at length the idea of dropping ‘vintage’ from our name, concerned that the real essence of vintage has been lost in the melee of mdf sweetie-carts, log slices, homemade bunting, flowery china and the like and wondering that as a theme has vintage reached saturation point?

As we see interior trends changing to embrace moody colours, rich shades, velvet fabrics, glamorous dark woods and travel trends like global inspired prints and colours from Morocco or Rajasthan we know that the event decor trends will follow in the same direction. Tastes are changing, so where does this leave us?

We believe event decor should not be limited to just one style, modern, vintage or rustic but a carefully blended mix and match of styles to create a sophisticated event where furniture and decor from past and present work in harmony with each other. We don’t underestimate the power of blending and combining different eras and styles and know that adding in antique or rustic elements into event decor adds an elegant natural charm and a warm and comfortable feel that will never go out of date.

We like to think of Virginias Vintage Hire as more ‘modern rustic’ and we are committed to supplying distinctive furniture for events and weddings. We ensure that the treasures you find in our collections are mostly well-loved original items, comfortable and beautifully distressed or classic heritage pieces that exude everlasting elegance. Over the past couple of years we have added carefully selected reproductions and recycled elements into our collection, we feel these modern rustics blend well with their antique relatives.

We not only consider how antique and vintage furniture fits into a modern day event but also mindful that there is so much ‘stuff’ in our world and restoring and using old furniture it’s good for the environment too, what a winner!

So let’s go back to where we started with the dictionary definition of ‘vintage’ and yes, we decided to keep it as after all 90% of our stock is original and we can comfortably say that our furniture items are of great quality. In our collections you will find all the elements you need to create a modern event combining original antique furniture with great quality reproduction items and imaginative dressing pieces.

We feel that our business goes deeper than just great products and customer service, so as we launch our fresh branding and website we will be sharing more about who we are; take a look at our new About Us page; keeping you informed on what we’ve been up to on our VVH Life page; introducing our new collection, have a peek at our Prestige products; and introducing our new styling service, pop-over to meet Katie on our Styling page.

As the business continues to evolve and to grow, our team and our hire collection do too. We are full of ideas for the future of the company and with the launch of our styling service and our south east branch, we feel very excited for the opportunities ahead of us.