Queen of Hearts Antiques in Marietta

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any antiques stores around town and last weekend, I browsed Queen of Hearts antiques in Marietta (on Sandy Plains Road, for those of you local) and it’s always  fun to see what they have. It’s set up in booths and there are lots of things to see in there, with good prices too.  If you haven’t been, you should definitely check it out.  Antiques booths are a great way to add some personality to your space, with their eclectic goods.

I love seeing what is out there and what antiques folks are stocking these days.  Usually goes hand in hand with what blogs are doing too.

vignette in Queen of Hearts

Everything is displayed nicely at Queen of Hearts with vignettes everywhere.


Of course, painted furniture is still all over the place and that hasn’t slowed down at all.

shells in jar

Cute idea with the starfish in the vintage jar.


Wall of collectibles.

botanical prints

Botanicals always catch my eye.  These were $79 each.

mason jar light

A handmade Mason jar lantern with white lights.

crystal chandeliers

They have a beautiful selection of crystal chandeliers and the prices weren’t bad at all.

more chandeliers

Lovely glimmering chandeliers.

colorful wall

A colorful wall of various collectibles.

tray table

This little antique drawer tray table was cute.

vintage art home

This booth, Vintage Art had some unique pieces.

vintage style furniture

Very much vintage in feel and painted in a distressed way.


Signs are still hot!

folding screen

This folding screen would make a cute headboard.

vintage blue chair

A vintage velvet chair that could be used as is or covered in a current modern fabric.

painted table

Lots of folks are painting these old oak tables in tones of white and blue.  Great way to update this old clawfood oak pieces.

starfish art

Starfish artwork.

painted drop leaf table

A cute painted in stripes drop leaf table.

moss bunny

Mossy bunny.

driftwood mirror

Driftwood mirror, this booth was all about driftwood.

painted hutch

This cute older hutch was already painted and $200.  Not a bad deal for something this size and clean lines.

coral dishes

Coral pottery dishes.

painted table and chairs

Another set of Early American furniture that’s been updated with paint.

watercolor art

I love old water colors and I think this was an original.

antique china cabinet

You can still find great deals on these old real wood vintage pieces.  I imagine this dates back to the 30’s or 40’s. Reminds me of what my grandmother used to have in her dining room.  You just can’t beat older pieces like this in mahogany, cherry or walnut.

china cabinet $585

At $585 for a solid wood piece, not bad at all.  I would not paint this piece.  I truly think dark woods are timeless and classic and these shouldn’t be painted if they are in good condition.

vintage harp chairs

Love the shape of harp back chairs too, another classic.

vintage suitcases

Older vintage suitcases.  Cute set!

farmhouse paints

Queen of Hearts sells Farmhouse Paint, which I haven’t tried yet. Anyone try this one?

farmhouse paints sample board

Interesting that no wax is needed. Comes in a lot of pretty colors!

So, that’s a tour around Queen of Hearts antiques in Marietta.  Have you been?  Give it a try if you’re looking for some new places to browse vintage and collectibles.

The winner of the Gemvara giveaway has been posted and the winner is #78:  Cher, who has been contacted about her win.  Thanks so much to all for entering!

- Rhoda


  1. Memories light the corners of my mind … I worked on Sandy Plains Road at Sprayberry Travel in the late 90s. GREAT post.

  2. Rhoda,
    Thanks for taking us on a tour of this wonderful antique mall. The last time that I was at this location, they were still in their old store. Gotta go and check out this no-wax paint…sounds GREAT! Love that neat looking driftwood mirror and that set of vintage luggage.


  3. We’ve recently moved to the South Pacific and there is no thrifting, antiques, or vintage. Anywhere! I had to leave most of my vintage decor treasures in storage, so flipping through your photos is a good mix of torture and delight! What a fun store! I’ve never seen a flip table painted with a stripe either – that’s going on my wish-list for the future. Enjoyed this – thanks! -Diane

  4. I have been enjoying your blog for a good while now.Im a ranch raised gal from North Texas and Im slowly remodeling my 1920s ranch house.I love the painted furniture for accent pieces but havent actually tried it yet.Especially love it in turquoise.Could you tell me what white paint you used in your house?I remember a mention in a post but dot remember how long ago. I have just about given up on color on the walls and will probally go with white.Seems like every time i paint a sample color on the wall it wont look right with my lighting or fabrics.Not to mention the shellaced doors and trim.Thanks!

  5. Love that place. I think a week-end trip to Atlanta is in order…..

  6. I visited here back in July. A fabulous store.!I fell in love with the colors of the Farmhouse Paint and purchased some. I was expecting it to be along the lines of a chalk based paint and it is not. It has a very distinctive smell and is just like latex paint to me which is probably why it does not require wax. I have painted with it and honestly don’t see how wax could even soak down into the paint because of its latex quality. I bought a quart and a few samples so I guess I will play with it some more but honestly feel you can achieve the same look with latex. Gorgeous colors that draw you in!

    • I want to add that I was expecting a paint similar to a chalk based paint and though this paint is more like latex the finish is beautiful and the colors even more so.

  7. Thanks so much for visiting our Queen of Hearts location in Marietta. As you captured, we have evolved into a wonderful antique mall. We love your blog and can’t wait to see where you have traveled, what you have remodeled or where you have shopped. Always something unique in all your blogs. Thanks again for featuring our newest store and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. Ohhhh! I am going to have to check them out soon.

  9. You sure do find amazing places to shop. I can’t seem to locate anything like that in Jacksonville, FL. Maybe I need to make a trip up your way.

  10. Becky in 'Bama says

    This made me ACHE to visit. I love living in the ‘Ham, but we are on the skimpy side when it comes to places like this. Question for everyone in blog world? How does one decide which vintage, antique, etc.. piece of furniture to paint? I just cannot bring myself to paint ‘old’ furniture. Now I have used some Annie Sloan on a piece or two of out-dated 1980’s stuff – and hope I don’t live to regret that. 🙂

  11. I love the “drawer tray table”! From the picture it looks like a folding luggage stand with the drawer just sitting on top. What a neat idea for a guest room!

  12. It’s always interesting to browse and see just what’s out there.

    Recently you posted about your parents and hanging out with seniors which I was unable to comment on at the time. I just want to thank you for sharing that delightful piece with us because I truly enjoyed it. Just let your Dad know that he married a beautiful woman, inside and out. I’m a huge fan of them both.

  13. Those are my stomping grounds! You should have let me know you were there and i could have met up with you! Hope you’re well — would love to see you soon.
    xo Heidi

  14. Harry & Carol (VintiqueArt) says

    Awesome article, thanks Rhoda for this blog on the Queen of Hearts of Marietta, as a dealer its great to be encouraged through the photos you have posted. And to let customer know what we have here at the Queen.

  15. Thanks for the tour. I think the Farmhouse paints are some of the prettiest colors I have seen.

  16. Love visiting Queen of Hearts whenever I am in the area…I mainly go to the Alpharetta store…Is this location where Heidi (Decor and More) has a booth?…
    Thanks for showing us lots of goodies and inspiration today.

  17. Love the beautiful cabinet. I wouldn’t paint it either. I used to own six harp chairs with the table but sold them years ago during a move to another state. If I ever come to Georgia again I’ll look up this antique store. Great post, Rhoda.


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