Thursday, June 14, 2012

Long Overdue

Broken lawnmowers, nails in tires, art appointments, industrial air purifiers, doctor's appointments, and dead computers, want to know what all of these things have in common...well they're all associated with moi!

The last few weeks have been a blur.  You know the kind, where even in your dreams you are behind the eight ball or atop the highest point in the universe with no visible way down...yeah that was last night's fun dream!  The kind of pace where the bullet train goes whizzing past you in a blur, but you're on one of those hand crank railway seesaw car thingies like they always had in the cartoons, pumping your heart out to try and catch up.  Phew, I need a vacation and there's none on the horizon, so the crazy train will have to keep chugging a few more months.

Yesterday, it dawned on me that I never showed you my friend Melissa's beautiful shop photos that I told you I would show you last month.  I made a promise to myself that today would be the day I would get the post done, and then like magic I saw Melissa at Panera last gotta love how the universe works sometimes don't you?!  Like it was saying to me..."remember, you said today, this means you better do that post, you promised...see there she is!" 

So below is my LONG overdue post filled with lots of lovely photos from her amazing store.  But before we get to all the pretties, I'm also long overdue in thanking each and every one of you who commented on my last post.  I haven't returned a single email or comment from that post and I feel sick about it.  The fact is that I read them all and each one gave me a greater and greater sense of comfort regarding our empty nest, so thank you!  And thank Mr. Tide for fixing my dead computer so that I could come here to say what should have been said within just a few days of posting...THANKS, you guys rock!

And because I've blathered on enough for one post, I will let the pictures do most of the talking for The Right Mix, Antiques and Fine Art, owned by my dear friend Missy/Melissa Geimer!  Enjoy!

Beautiful antique oil paintings...check!

  Gorgeous silver serveware, including antique samovars...yup she has what you need!

 Beautiful antique furniture and rugs, including burl wood and a baby grand piano...whatever you need to tickle your fancy!

 In need of a little sparkle in your life, or maybe just an Aidan Gray fix...well you've come to the right place...or should I say The Right Mix! ;-)

And did I mention that she also carries accessories for yourself (she even sells antique jewelry), or your home, Missy has you covered, at her shop you'll find giftware too, including cards and napkins.

And because Missy understands that every well dressed home deserves a beautiful setting, she offers an array of beautiful garden accessories to boot.

I think you can see why I love this shop, and why I think the name The Right Mix is perfectly suited to it, it truly is a wonderful mix of must haves!  If you were to take a quick lap around my house right now you'd find one of her armillaries gracing my front flower bed, a beautiful antique blue and white creamer sitting on the tea cart in my dining room, and a gorgeous white German Shepard statue atop the Hepplewhite chest in my living room...not to mention some wonderful paper napkins in the drawer of my buffet waiting for guests, or to use as hostess gifts.  So not only do I love Missy's shop, but I love how her wonderful gifts and antiques have helped me create the right mix in my own home!  And the best part is that she's always finding new treasures so each time you visit her shop you're sure to find something new to bring home!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of The Right Mix located in Leonardtown, Maryland, and I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit it yourself one day and meet Missy, who is one of the sweetest women on the planet, and I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that!

The shop isn't open every day, but you can always contact Missy/Melissa via email at or you can phone her at 480-365-8871 to schedule an appointment, and please tell her Kat says hello!

Thank you Missy for letting me invade your space and take photos of your beautiful shop!

25775 Point Lookout Rd
in the Nationwide Building
Suite 2
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Hours:  Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm



  1. I get tired just reading what you are doing. Oh, how I love this shop. That horse canvas in the first photo made me gasp.

  2. Oh- with all those wonderful pictures it was worth the wait. I am sorry that you have been so overwhelmed though- Hopefully, things will calm down soon-xo Diana

  3. "When it rains, it pours!" I must say, though, that it was certainly worth the wait to see this! What an amazing shop!

  4. Kat, This is such a beautiful shop. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Beautiful shop your friend those oyster plates.


  6. So beautiful, what a wonderful place to spend some time.

  7. I love the vintage equine art!!!

  8. What a beautiful shop, and thank you for giving us the contact info. I have to have that blue and white oyster plate!

  9. Looks like the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon!....smiles

  10. This should be named the beautiful vintage shop of reflective surfaces!

  11. WOW Kat you have had a gamut of bad luck in the past few weeks haven't you!! I hope that is all over! Your friends shop is gorgeous!! She has some very, very lovely things. Have a wonderful weekend and I'm glad you're back!!

  12. Wow, I could spend some hours in that shop...beautiful photos of eye candy, Kat! Wish I could visit there with you! Hope things slow down a little for's funny though, seems like when we are going through a life change, God keeps us busy during the transition lol! A BIG XO being sent your way...

  13. When can I move in?
    Seriously, that shop
    is SO me!! Glad that
    your life is so brim
    full of goodness, but
    hoping you get a little
    breather to savor the
    journey, sweet friend!

    xo Suzanne

  14. Whoa ..... you do have one full plate, don't you, Kat? :) I hope that you'll keep your head above water and just keep chugging along as you said, knowing that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. :)

    Thanks for sharing that amazing shop. Oh, how I'd love to make a trip there! :)

    xoxo laurie

  15. Girl...I feel ya. Bullet train? More like crazy train around these here parts...and without a dining car! Rats!
    Her shop is gorgeous and such a nice change to see "real" antiques.
    Gotta run...the conductor is asking to see tickets.

  16. You had me at the chandelier photo at the top of the page!


  17. Her shop is beautiful and your pictures are great!
    I hope you can get some down time to enjoy your summer.


  18. I know what you mean about being busy, I've been straight out for the past month - sans the broken stuff! Sorry to hear about all that!

    Beautiful shop, I could do some damage in there! LOL!!!

  19. Hi Kat- no apologies necessary- believe me I know how life can get in the way!
    Your friend has a beautiful shop- and your photos showcase it in such a glorious way. Every picture is just amazing-- between your photos and her wonderful eclectic taste- her shop business is going to soar!
    I hope things settle down for you a bit-/

  20. What a great shop!! Love all your photos!



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