IT ALL STARTED WITH A COUCH and a love for all things old and beautiful. The antique church pews came next. Throw in some gorgeous milk glass and mismatched china, a couple of dressers, chippy doors, and a mantel —and baby, we were in business!
I’m a one-woman show with a helluva right-hand man. It wasn’t long ago that he and I were tying the knot, too. I remember how difficult (and expensive!) it was to find the right details that would make ours a unique, personalized and unforgettable celebration. When I started Propcellar Vintage Rentals in January of 2013, I wanted to eliminate that stress for Memphis brides-to-be. Propcellar comes from a practical, yet beautiful place comprised of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind antiques available to rent at a fraction of the cost they would be to buy. The time and cost of hunting for and buying vintage details isn’t even plausible for most gals on the go. We do the hard part for you and you get to save your money, time, and sanity. And with a background in fashion design and merchandising, interior design, and marketing, I have the eye to help you put all the charming vintage details together in one lovely little package your guests won’t soon forget.
Karlee (the woman behind the props), Mark (the right-hand man behind the woman), and Molly & Ingrid (future woman entrepreneurs & Karlee’s antique shopping cohorts)
The month before my daughters wedding, I discovered the pews I rented [from another, out of town company] had been double booked and in a panic I found Karlee. She worked with me and came through for me with her beautiful, sturdy pews. I wish I had found her first.
As an event planner, Propcellar is a Godsend! They’re skilled in the art of making your special day more picture perfect than you can possibly imagine. When it comes to an event, you want your guests to remember it as unique and beautiful and Propcellar has the expertise to make it just that!
I worked with Propcellar for my wedding on May 4th 2013. I rented a beautiful vintage white dresser to sit at the alter along with a few other accessories. Karlee was extremely helpful helping me make choices as well as ensuring the delivery and pick up went smoothly. She was also very prompt in answering all my questions as well! Extremely happy with Propcellar and would recommend to anyone! So many unique, amazing items to rent!
Propcellar provided outstanding furniture and vintage pieces for our nonprofit fundraising event. In a crowded special event landscape, they helped us to stand out. Karlee not only helped us select the pieces that would fit our vision, but she lent us her eye on the day of the event to make sure everything was beautifully arranged. We can’t wait to work with her again!
I can’t say enough about Karlee and her vintage rental pieces. I am a fanatic about all things vintage and Karlee is too. She has the most wonderful pieces to add to your event and is always adding to her collection. She is a joy to work with as well!
Propcellar is a VERY welcome addition to Memphis – frankly all of the Mid-South! There is nothing like what they offer (vintage props, details that put the finishing touch on your decor) within 3 hours of Memphis. The owner is fantastic to work with, very flexible with last-minute requests. Wish I had known about them before, but will definitely use for events in the future, and [will] recommend for friends’ weddings!
Things you should know
WE’RE SMALL. What does that mean for you? Extremely personalized customer service and hard, hard work on our part. When you’re as small as we are, every single customer counts. And we want you to feel that way when you work with us!
WE’RE LOCAL. And proud of it. Memphis Proud. We’re proud to be a part of the Memphis community, one that is known for passionately honoring
and supporting local businesses. We love being surrounded by other local businesses who are just as excited about their ventures as we are about ours.
We may be small and local, but we’re mighty. We’ve been published nationally and internationally! Check us out on Style Me Pretty. Glamour & Grace, and Magnolia Rouge. Local favorites The Commercial Appeal and High Ground News likes us, too!
WE’VE MOVED! To a fabulous old building on Summer, adjacent to the burgeoning Broad Ave Arts District and we are so excited about it. We are currently busy restoring the building to its former glory and plan to unveil our showcase warehouse mid-August 2014. We’re open by appointment only at 2585 Summer. MAP Give us a call at 901.654.6737 or email us to schedule a time to shop.
WE BELIEVE IN SELF EXPRESSION AND INDIVIDUALITY. Do what you love and own it. This applies to our business and to your wedding. We believe “Work hard & be nice to people” are words to live by. And finally, we believe that for strong and independent women, the world is our oyster.
OUR FAVORITE PROP TO DATE? The Henrietta Hutch! It’s different and
quirky and so fun, all attributes we strive to bring to you every day
with Propcellar Vintage Rentals!