Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monthly Feature at the Queen

Happy New Year!  It's Sarah from {Home-ology} modern vintage.  I'm hosting my monthly guest post for the dear Queen and all you lovelies who follow her blog.  Thanks for having me over, guys!

So, how are your New Year's resolutions holding up my dear ones?  Success so far or utter fail?  Personally, I don't do resolutions, as I am a dismal failure at them.  But in January I do like to take a moment of quiet reflection to ponder goals for the new year and lay out plans for the future.

And today I actually accomplished one of my goals for the new year - I took my Christmas tree & all the trimmings down.  {Yay for me, finally getting that monkey off my back!}  Okay, that doesn't actually count as a "goal," but I am so glad to have it done.  Hey, it's a start...

So, yesterday, as I was returning from the car dealership where the hubs & I purchased a new car {another "yay" for us for finally replacing the jalopy!}, I stopped by the Queen in her Buford location about an hour before she closed for the day.
 Here's the hub's at the dealership.  I'm pretty sure there were tears as he wrote the check.
queen of hearts buford ga via homeologymodernvintage.com
But driving my sweet, sweet ride made me forget all about his pain!  Only kidding...  However, all the ambient lighting, electronic gadgets, and the sweet voice of Ms. Navigation totally had me at hello.  My car and I are going to be great friends, I just know it!  Especially when they install the luggage rack on top so it doesn't look like a mini van.  Been there, done that, and don't want to go back...

Okay, back to the Queen and all the enticing bits & pieces held within her doors.

While perusing up and down the aisles, I didn't find any one item that inspired me to write a post about.  What I did find were lots of interesting objects.  So this post is a hodgepodge of fun items I was drawn to, in no particular order.
eames style shell chair via homeologymodernvintage.com
A pair of awesome shell chairs in DAN's booth.  Love me some mid century!  He always has a good selection of 50's.
mid century bar cart via homeologymodernvintage.com
And a great bar cart filled with grooviness from dealer STAN.  I haven't gotten over my love for bar carts just yet.  I'm still searching for the perfect one for my own home.
valentine's candy heart paper card via homeologymodernvintage.com
Oh, hello to you, too you great big Valentine!  I love this piece of ephemera in dealer BJ's booth.  Me thinks this would really make a statement to the one you're totally enamored with, no?  Brownie points to whomever uses this as a Valentine's card!

1950's enamel top table via homeologymodernvintage.com
And, for the love of your life who also loves to bake, how about the red vintage enamel top table complete with a rose tablecloth & napkins in JUNK's booth?  If your sweetie didn't bake before, they just might start with a set up like this for Valentines ;)

Just as I was getting in the Valentine groove I became distracted by a booth filled with eye candy in shades of orange and gray.  Is this a new booth?  Me thinks it might be, and I love it!  Clean and modern.
orange interior decor via homeologymodernvintage.com
 With a touch of 1970's whimsy.
owl wall hanging via homeologymodernvintage.com
 I think I like JoJo's booth very much!

So there you have the hodgepodge of things that caught my eye this month.  January is a good time to look at the trends happening in design for the coming year.  In January, I allow myself to to get distracted by this & that - just to see where my eye gravitates - as I look for inspiring ways to refresh my home.  For me, I'm finding my happy place is an edgy mix of mid century and European farmhouse.  Two contrasting designs that balance one another beautifully when done correctly.  Here's to the glory of the hunt!

Happy hunting!


This is 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 homeologymodernvintage.com.  If you enjoyed reading her post and would love to see more, we encourage you to stop by her blog.  There you'll see many of her vintage finds in their raw stage, get a story of where they came from, and see transformations of the pieces she revives & repurposes prior to their display at the Queen.

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