Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Trends in Home Decorating: Spring Fling Edition

It's almost springtime, with our 8th annual Spring Fling just around the corner! Here are some of the trends for 2017 that you might be seeing from our dealers - cheery colors, mixed patterns and happy motifs - plus a few unexpected twists

Green With Envy
Named the 2017 Pantone Color Of The Year, Greenery is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization. Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior color as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues. You can also incorporate this color into your home through cute succulent plants, and other plant accents.


Butterflies
A symbol of both grace and optimism, the butterfly is no longer just for kids rooms (or a staple of the 90’s) but now being celebrated as a sophisticated decorating accent.


Mixed Patterns & Textures
We also saw this in 2016 and it continues into 2017! Mix different patterns and textures by pairing a velvet floral with a burlap pattern.


Cork is Back

You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback. Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.


Marble Madness
If all things marble are the key to your design-loving heart, but the downfall of your bank account, try marble wallpaper, which has seen an explosive 303 percent increase in interest on Pinterest. Splurge on a large marble piece, like a coffee table, or collect marble accent pieces to place around your home.


All of these ideas can be found at the Queen Of Hearts – just have one of our amazing staff members helps you bring it to life! And join us March 23-26 for our Spring Fling Garden Party to see more trends!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Meet Dealer Alan & Sandy Kelley (Dealer Code KRAZY) of Krazy Al's Music

Each month we feature one of our dealer-merchants from each of our three stores that offers unique, one-of-a-kind antiques and merchandise for your home and garden. We have a lot of creative, savvy and talented dealers and we thought you would enjoy getting to know them!

Alan and Sandy Kelley (Dealer Code KRAZY) of Krazy Al's Music specialize in unique and vintage musical instruments and accessories. They've been dealers at the Queen of Hearts Buford for four and a half years, and love the great people they meet every time they're in the store.


Alan and Sandy love the "old is new" and rustic trends, which you can see in their home through 50's and Disney collectibles. Outside of filling their booth on S. Battery St at the Queen, their hobbies include picking and collecting unique items for their home. Their favorite items to sell are guitars and they love seeing them find new homes with Queen customers. Alan and Sandy also have one daughter Shanna, and Alan works at Guitar Outlet in Commerce, GA. 




Be sure to stop by KRAZY on S Battery St and say hi! 

Are you a dealer? If you want to be featured on our blog, email us at queenofheartspr@gmail.com!





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Take Down That Wall! Marietta Renovation

If you've been to the Marietta store, you know that our dealers that sell fine art, custom pallet art, wall decor and photography currently occupy space on a gallery wall in the center of the Marietta store, between Meeting and Queen Streets.



We've started 2017 off with a bang as staff and volunteers tore down the gallery wall on Sunday, January 29th, making way for bigger shop spaces down the center of the store, wider aisles and more visibility!


Art and home decor dealers have relocated to a newly designed "Art Gallery" on East Bay Street.


The new, expanded street will be called Meeting on Queen Street. Stay tuned for more photos of the expanded street, and to watch the video click here! We are looking forward to a better and brighter Queen of Hearts Marietta!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dealer Aaron Kaplan (Dealer Code LKNAK) of Friendly Clock Shop


Each month we feature one of our dealer-merchants from each of our three stores that offers unique, one-of-a-kind antiques and merchandise for your home and garden. We have a lot of creative, savvy and talented dealers and we thought you would enjoy getting to know them!

Aaron Kaplan (Dealer Code LKNAK) of Friendly Clock Shop specializes in clock sales and restoration. He recently moved to a larger space on Queen Street in our Alpharetta store where he and his wife, Lillian, have been dealer-merchants for one and a half years. Aaron sells clocks, figurines, Doulton, Toby mugs and miscellaneous merchandise in his booth. He loves being a part of the Queen family because of the great atmosphere and helpful staff. He particularly enjoys selling grandfather clocks, mantle clocks, and wall clocks, but really enjoys repairing them.


Aaron's favorite items in his own home, besides clocks, are figurines and lamps. He enjoys victorian, art nouveau, art deco and Asian trends. Aaron collects clocks, loves reading and especially enjoys family time with his wife, Lillian. He and Lillian grew up in New York City and have four children and eight grandchildren. Aaron previously worked for North American Aviation, Rockwell International, and Boeing Aircraft Company and is now retired. Be sure to stop by the Alpharetta Queen and say hi to Aaron - you can usually find him at the Queen in his booth doing minor repairs.


Are you a dealer? Do you want to be featured on the Queen of Hearts blog? Email queenofheartspr@gmail.com for more information!