Sunday, June 28, 2015

Queen Dealer Spotlight: Flora Hill (HILL)

Each month we will be doing a blog about 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!

Flora Hill (Dealer Code HILL) has been a dealer at the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta since January. Her booth is located on Battery Street. She was previously a dealer in another antique mall 10 years ago and decided it was time to get back in the business. Her favorite part of being a dealer-merchant at the Queen is being there and getting to see the unique items that other dealers have brought in and seeing all the dealer’s creativity!

Her space has vintage furniture and home accessories. She likes to search for unique, but functional objects, and many of the items are hand painted by her. All painted art in her booth is an original one of a kind piece. Flora says she loves to sell old furniture. She likes to give old old pieces new life with a hand crafted painting, and says there is not a table that she does not absolutely love.

Flora’s favorite item in her home is pottery! Her collection has been in the making for 40 years and she loves using all the pieces for meals and parties. She loves traditional furniture, and says that trends come and go, but traditional furniture is always here to stay and to stick with what you love!

Her hobbies and interests include fine art, which has always been a passion. Her first award was in 3rd grade and she was fortunate to win awards throughout school. She is a self- taught painter and enjoys learning new techniques in painting.

She loves to travel the backroads of the United States with her husband, Greg, with who she'll celebrate 40 years of marriage this July. She says, “There are always treasures to be found, history to explore, incredible sights to see, and interesting people to meet.” Flora and Greg stay busy with flipping houses…their style. She says, “My love of painting has taken me into unique opportunities to paint murals in homes and businesses. There have been ones for kid's rooms, folk art styled breakfast rooms, a couple of Italian landscape themed murals for custom wine cellars, and a couple of back bar murals."

In the past, I was fortunate to hand paint terra cotta pots for a Liz Claiborne Mother's Day product promotion.” Flora painted a beautiful LOVE sign for our Wedding Inspiration Expo that was raffled off and has painted the stars and stripes that will be raffled off during July 4th! 

We are so fortunate to have such talented dealers like Flora at the Queen of Hearts and you can check out her booth on Battery Street in the Alpharetta store (Dealer Code HILL).

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