Friday, July 19, 2013

Monthly Feature at the Queen by {Home-ology} modern vintage

Hello! It's Sarah from {Home-ology} modern vintage here to provide you with my monthly finds from the dealers at the Queen of Hearts.

Friday is here and the weekend is your oyster. Yay for the weekend!!! That said, I thought you might enjoy seeing what treasures are awaiting you at the Alpharetta Queen so that you can add her to your list of activities for the weekend. A pearl awaits you! 

Are you ready for a tour full of eye candy? Let's do this!

I'm starting off with the wow factor here, peeps.

Hidden in the back of the Alpharetta shop is TLS' beautiful curation of all things French. She has an entire room dedicated to European antiques that gently spills out into the hallway.

I don't know about you, but I can never pass by a French inspired room without pausing for a private moment. Are you as much of a Francophile as me? Do the chalky paints make your heart swoon? The warm patinas, the understated opulence, the hoards of shiny metals against a timeworn wall - it's everything I love all wrapped into one beautiful package. Yes, this room inspires the Francophile in me every time.

The details in this figure are so delicate. Just lovely. Dealer TLS truly does have an amazing collection that you absolutely must stop in to visit. So much goodness.

If you haven't discovered this hidden gem on your recent trips, it's definitely worth visiting the Alpharetta Queen for that reason alone.

And speaking of French antiques, I have a new neighbor on Church Street that also has an impressive booth filled with more French pieces. Dealer ABY. I spotted this antique French plant stand perched atop her wall and my heart skipped a beat. Pure eye candy. The picture doesn't do it justice - it was difficult to photograph where it hangs. But trust me, it's a beautiful site to behold. 

Chippy French antiques + garden = happy place! Perhaps I'll forego my potting bench for something like this? Who needs a practical work station when you could have this beauty to look at every day? Not me...

Is it just me or am I seeing a pattern here? I must be pining for French because I've spotted even more French goodies in Dealer SUE's booth. Dough bowls. Love!!! I have a couple, but want a larger one for my one-day-soon European farm table. I've been hunting that table for months now - still no luck.

And this beautiful French garden chair. Swooning...

Okay, I'm back to my modern sensibilities with this awesome display piece from dealer LAG. LAG offers a limited collection of handcrafted pieces made from petrified cypress that are each one-of-a-kind and are to die for. This is one of those creations. If I were a designer, this would be somewhere in my stock.

And if all the goodness hasn't been enough, here are an exquisite pair of mirrors I came across in dealer LMB's booth. I woud die to have this pair in my mirror collection. I do love mirrors. They're such versatile wall accossories. If you're curious to see my growing collection, visit my post - Decorating With Mirrors.

Organic shapes are on such a trend in shelter magazines. I find these driftwood orbs captivating. Dealer TDL has a nice collection of organic pieces in her booth from orbs to seashells.

I'm always blown away by the creative beings that reside within the Queen's three locations. Lots of inspirational things happening everywhere. I love how dealer AC paired up the weathered legs with this vintage drawer. It's a seamless marriage that looks as if they were always together.

These upcycled chest drawers make unique pet beds for the pet lover. Even better, they are perfect for some much needed storage.

Speaking of storage, I've been working on organizing my bath while clipping awesome ideas to my board over on Hometalk. Hometalk saw one of my storage creations and asked me if I would curate my board for them. Curate? Me? Absolutely! I came up with 17 creative storage ideas that are practical and easy to replicate.

Care to see what creative ideas I found? Click the board below to see! And when you're done and totally motivated to organize your own spaces, head to the Queen of Hearts for all of your organizing supplies - from furniture, to glass containers, to wire baskets - everything you need can be found at one of the Queen's three locations!

This has been a guest post from Sarah Krouse at {Home-ology} modern vintage. As well as being a dealer in our Alpharetta location, Sarah blogs over at If you enjoyed reading her post and would love to read more of her writing, we encourage you to stop by her blog. There you'll see many of her own personal vintage finds as well her creative ideas for living a simple lifestyle.