The 24 Days of Books


Day 1
Love cookbooks, but not the cooking? “Cookbook Book” highlights the best recipes (designs and illustrations) from classic to contemporary.


Day 2 
We are always inspired by our friend Glass Gardens. See if you can spot his perfect plants and our great “Garden Inspirations” book by Charlotte Moss around the shop.

Day 3
Our 1920s Little Blue Book collection and other mini books make great stocking stuffers or package toppers!


Day 4
Knishes, bagels, lox, pastrami, whitefish, dill pickles, kasha, herring, egg creams, and much, much more in “Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Foods.”


Day 5 
Dog-lovers rejoice! “Incomplete Book of Dog Names” and one of our best sellers, “Dogs” a photographic journey of dogs through the years.


Day 6 
To remember, celebrate and cherish the good memories of Paris.


Day 7 
A locals favorite, Lorraine Eaton’s recent “Tidewater Tailgate” is perfect for the sports fanatic on your list!


Day 8
For the gents with sense in your life, we’ve got plenty of books to spark their interest, including “The Bow Tie Book” and “Fantastic Man”

Day 9 
Our drink-inspired book collection is certainly one to toast. Make sure to check out “Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit” by Dane Hucklebridge, that’ll be sure to leave you a little light-headed with laughter.

Day 10 
Learn to take baking not so seriously. “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods”, “Naked Cakes” and “Sweetie-licious Pies” are a fun, yummy and throwback twist to your tradition baking routine.

Day 11
Create occasions and rooms to remember with “Mrs Howard: Room by Room” and “Hamptons Entertaining”, great for the decorator and entertainer.

Day 12 
“40 Years of Fabulous” wraps the finest decorator show houses in the world into one glamorous book. This book provides an insider’s look at the history of this much-loved society while revisiting the spectacular rooms.

Day 13
“Long after the meal is eaten, the China remains.” This delightful book by Shax Reigler explores the dishes we so commonly overlook.
Day 14
“Afternoon Tea Collection” features cute sandwiches, tasty scones, tiny tarts, and other treats that inspire memorable tea parties.

Day 15
Illustrated history of the paper of our lives, “Culinary Ephemera” and  ”Vintage Ephemera” is wonderful for anyone who enjoys art and design.

Day 16
Southern Suppers and Soirees wrapped into one book: “Dinner on the Grounds” by James T. Farmer.
Day 17 
Inspiration for the newly-weds or newly engaged couple . . . “Back in the Day Bakery” and “Fall in Love for Life” are heart-warming and full of advice and ideas to live by!
Day 18
Two truly unique books that will bring back those fond memories of the leading ladies of your life.
Day 19 
New to Virginia and need a guide to all things Southern Cooking? Any of these will do!
Day 20 
“Where Chefs Eat” is the ultimate, must-have book for the world-traveling foodie in your life.
Day 21
“The Art of the Monogram” and  ”Linens” are the perfect addition for the lover of the finer textiles of life.
Day 22 
130 recipes that unlock the secrets of New York. “New York Cult Recipes” is one for the ages.
Day 23 
Ready to think of the warmer weather? How about a look at the most beautiful outdoor living rooms around with “At Home in the Garden” by Carolyne Roehm.
Day 24 
You have all these gadgets scattered around the kitchen, how find out why – and recipes to use them with.

Tailgating, Table Seven Style

It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves thinking of parking-lot friendly menus and cute, on-the-go decor. Yep, we’re talking about Tailgating Season. But just because you’re stuck in a gravel chamber, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate and serve food like something out of  Garden and Gun. Table Seven carries tons of goodies to perk up your party, plus we’ve found a few ways others are winning the tailgating game.

table seven tailgating bittermilk

Nothing like giving guests a proper cocktail while waiting for the big game to start.
Our Bittermilk collection has something for everyone.

table seven tailgating lemonade

For the little-leaguers attending, give them some original Cavaliers Orange Lemonade.

table seven tailgating peanuts

Have themed peanuts for every weekend!

table seven tailgating salts

Tackling a grill at your tailgate? Add some extra flavor with our seasonings and salts.

table seven antiques tailgating gourmet

Table Seven has wire baskets throughout the shop that are great for transporting and double as serving trays. We also carry restaurant china paper snack bags. { photo credit }

table seven antiques tailgating beer bar

Try a beer and snack station. Use Table Seven mason jars for drinking glasses. { photo credit }

table seven antiques tailgating mimosa

Don’t forget the mimosa bar! Look for our burlap table runners and ribbon to create cute banners { photo credit }

table seven antiques tailgating bricks

Go for the rustic look and use Table Seven wooden serving boards, crates, and even cake stands. {photo credit}


table seven antiques tailgating chili

Make up a batch of your famous chili and decorate with chalkboard accessories, like our chalkboard table runner and tent cards. { photo credit } 

table seven antiques tailgating hot dogs

Make your own take on a Hot Dog Bar, by mixing and matching our ceramic bowls and restaurant china. { photo credit }

table seven antiques tailgating thermos

Save some time on game day and pre-make your favorite soups. Store them in our vintage thermos to keep them hot all day. {photo credit }

Cake Plates for the Holidays


Your gorgeous cake plates don’t have to be just for cakes and desserts anymore! With a few items found in your holiday decorations you can easily make a beautiful centerpiece, or lovely hostess gift. Check out these simple ideas and stop in to see our collection of cake plates.


Display few of your favorite antique Christmas ornaments, add a few from our collection, starting at $5 each.




Add a silver tinsel tree or one of our bottle brush trees ($15+) for some height to your centerpiece.



Glitter up some paper mache letters and add a grapevine wreath. This can be displayed through the winter.



Have leftover springs from your Christmas tree or holiday wreath? Add them between cake tiers with figurines or bulbs.




Fill your cake plate with candles and beaded garland, the candlelight will reflect so nicely with the colors.




Buy wreaths in different sizes, and you know…put a bird on it!!




Everyone gets a fruit basket this time of year, why not display the pretty edibles with some candles and greenery?




Incorporate an aluminum cake plate and cover to give a more rustic look to your holidays.

Holiday Look Book



With less than 37 shopping days till Christmas, getting everything checked off your Holiday To Do List can be more than stressful. Thankfully, Table Seven has you covered in so many ways. We have just released our Holiday Look Book, full of gift ideas for Him, Her, the Hostess, The Bartender and more! Besides gift ideas, we carry a fun assortment of decor including the traditional Crackers, Ana Candles, Kitchn Papers and our gorgeous collection of antique China and Silver.

Click here to see our full book, and share with a friend. ‘Tis the season, after all!

Burlap Everywhere!


Burlap is no longer used for oyster roasts, it’s becoming the trendiest fiber for decorating around the home. From wreaths to table runners, napkin holders to flowers, the possibilities are endless. Here at Table Seven, we carry table runners, ribbon and countless ways to use the sturdy textile. Check out a few ideas here:





















Oyster Roasting Season is Here!


Although the temperatures haven’t quite felt like Fall outside, the changing of the season brings us all sorts of fun sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Here at Table 7, we were inspired by Lorraine Eaton’s recent article in The Pilot about oyster roasts – one of this season’s must-dos (especially now since it’s officially oyster-harvesting time).

Lorraine has you covered for all the questions on what and how to prepare…but Table 7 has the what and how to serve it! Our mix and match tabletop accessories will pull any oyster roast together and really give your guests that wow factor. So here’s a few tips, from us to you!



Mason Jars  For your favorite Roast Cocktail and kid-friendly beverages. You can also use for flowers to decor tables. Throw a few of the shucked oyster shells in the water for some extra flair.



Jack Rudy Tonic  In case you need something to fill those Mason Jars with, Jack Ruddy is a good place to start. Check out their website for all sorts of great recipes, all very fitting for this event.


Picnic Basket  Transporting made easy, and cute. The baskets have built-in spots for silverware, plates, cups and room to spare. Each family attending can bring their own essentials packed in one bag (then the Moms can compare antqiue baskets!).



Seafood Forks  You won’t get very far at an Oyster Roast without these. We’ve got a nice collection for purchase or rent…But who doesn’t need a few around the house at all times?



Thermos  On the cooler Autumn afternoons, you will want to have some hot drinks on hand. We have a variety of thermoses to warm your brews and soups.



Table Runners  The burlap runners are new to the shop and couldn’t fit more perfectly with the theme of the oyster roast. The red-check variety adds great color to your tabletop decor, while not making your event too formal. And the chalkboard paper would be such a cute way to instruct newbie shuckers, describe sauces and sides or denote seating arrangements. Plus, these runners make for an extra-easy cleanup!



Dishes  Take the responsibility off your own collection, by renting these antique restaurant china plates. We have the standard and more-unique grill plates, which are

Tea for 100

Leigh Skaggs Photography

Last week we had our largest rental order to date! On Friday the Women’s Club of Portsmouth hosted Bon Secours for  ”Tea for Two,” an afternoon to discuss women’s health issues. Table 7 provided the tea cups, saucers and lunch plates for the place settings. We also provided silver teapots both for serving tea and as flower vases.

Leigh Skaggs Photography

Leigh Skaggs Photography

While a better part of the week was spent hand-washing the more than 300 pieces of China, the outcome was just gorgeous! The Women’s Club set up tables with complete matching sets and others with mix and match patterns. Both options are great alternatives to your standard place settings that most venues provide.

Leigh Skaggs Photography

We’ll the photos speak for themselves. If you haven’t checked out this beautiful, newly-renovated venue, please take a minute to do so!

Leigh Skaggs Photography

Leigh Skaggs Photography

Photography: Leigh Skaggs

Catering: East Beach Catering

Cake Pops: Gaby’s Cake Pops

Flowers: Bloom the Art of Flowers

Table Seven and The Secret Garden

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Table Seven was so excited to be apart of this photo shoot at The Botanical Gardens earlier this month. The wonderful Patrice and Mary Lou at Bloom: The Art of Flowers & River Vintage Rentals did a fantastic job with staging this! Everything from the flowers, to the names, chairs to the tabletop accessories looks perfect. What bride wouldn’t want that scene to be from her very own special day?

We wanted to give you just a little sneak peak. You can check out all of the photos over at The Bride’s Cafe, another adorable wedding site with lots of DIYs, beautiful photos and loads of inspiration. Check it out!

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Inside Business Article

“Setting the table, vintage-style.

Norfolk Shop’s Niche is Antique China and Silver”

We were so honored to be highlighted in this week’s Inside Business Journal. Table Seven Antiques was profiled as a new start-up business.

Check us out on page 16 or the online edition

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Fairview Place Blog


June 4, 2013


Our website designer, Ashley Grove, has fun, creative ways to spend your summer! We think you should start it off with a trip to Table Seven.

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