Wednesday, August 31, 2011



That's how many drawers
the cabinet I picked
up at today's auction has!
My cubby/drawer addiction
is not getting any better.

I'm completely fine with it.
Every girl needs a vice
or two........

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tip Time


Looking for me today?

I'm over at
my friend Cassie's
fabulous blog

offering tips 
on my favorite
pastime - 
auction hunting!   

If you just came 
from there
thank you for visiting my blog!

I hope my auction tips were helpful and
you're inspired to attend one soon! 
I also hope you'll take a look around,
get to know me, and consider 
following my blog - I'd love
to meet you!

I'd also love to hear
your auction stories!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Message from Heaven?

By now you've heard about
the earthquake that hit
the east coast today, right?

We definitely felt it
here in Maryland
and this is the only
damage we had.

It's one of my favorite 
photos of my dad doing what he 
loved; the color guard
with the American Legion Unit 
he belonged to. 

What's actually funny about this
is for the first time
since he died eight years ago
I forgot
the anniversary of his death,
which was two days ago.

Do you think he was trying 
to tell me something!!??

Subtle, Dad, real subtle!  

point taken 

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Here We Go!

I'm not one of those
moms that celebrate when
their kids go back to school.

I love having my kids
home with me and mourn
the return to 
alarm clocks, lunches,
homework, practice schedules
and carpools.

If I was more disciplined 
I'd actually
home school my kids so
our schedules would be 
more free form.

But I don't have the personality
for that and my kids
don't have the personalities to
stay home with me all day.
(Which is a nice way of saying we'd kill each other!)
They're much too social for that.
They need their peeps.
(And I need a quiet house every now and then!) 

So in between sourcing 
new products for my shops,
hitting the road for
the bigger pieces,
supervising homework,
driving carpool,
and working my "real" jobs
things are going to get 
even crazier around here!

Whew, I need a few more
weeks of summer... 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shop Chartreuse This Weekend

We're open this weekend
and if you take the 
drive up to 
this is a bit of
what you'll see 
in my shop,
The Kramer Angle.

Ying & Yang

Wow, I can't believe it's been over
a week since I last posted!
So much has happened since then!
Joys and sorrow.
The ying and yang of life 
has never been more evident 
to me than this week.

The only thing you can do 
is celebrate what you can and 
pray for everything else!   

I hope your week was wonderful!    

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homeward Bound

What do you consider "home"?

Is it the town you grew up in

or where you live now?

For me,

it's where I grew up. 

I haven't lived in my hometown,

Youngstown, Ohio for

26 years but it's still

what I consider "home".

My "assistant"

(read all about it here)

and I are off to spend a

few days there. 

We're also going to do spend

some time picking while we're

in Ohio.  

My sources are ready for us
with a warehouse full of
the most awesome
repurposed, salvaged,
industrial style home decor
you have

Well, actually, if you've
been to my shop,
The Kramer Angle,
you've seen some of it
because they're
my number one source!

I can't wait to see what
"my assistant"
and I find!

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Welcome to Wild Rose

It's not often

I get to spend much time at 

one of my shops,

Wild Rose & Co. Marketplace

longer than it takes to

drop off new merchandise,

fluff some and admire

the other vendors' goods!

But last Saturday I 

was there all day greeting

customers, setting up interesting

vignettes and loving every

minute of being a shop girl for a day!

You should definitely

plan to stop by our shop

sometime to check it out!

In the meantime,

I snapped a few pics of some of 

of my pieces so you can 

get a feel for the shop.


Available this week at
Wild Rose & Co. Marketplace
21 Pennsylvania Avenue
Walkersville, Maryland 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A New Me

Two weeks ago I had a milestone birthday.

How old?

(Let's just say I got my AARP card in the mail this week.)


Anyway, I figured since I've entered 
what will (undoubtedly)
be a fabulous new era in my life
it was time for a new look!

So, I've started here
with the redesign of my website.

What do you think?

Looking good?

I'm working on some minor tweaks and 
have lots of content to load, but 
I'm thrilled with how Christine
of Smitten Designs was able
to translate my vision into 

I love it and hope you do too!

(Hey, why not sign up to be a follower?   It's quick and easy!)

Monday, August 1, 2011

A New Beginning

I'm still here!   

I've just been busy working 
on the redesign of my website and
the good news is
it's soooooo
close to being ready to 
Give me a day or two and then
stop by for the new and improved
Kramer Angle!