Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Far From Home

So I'm attending a conference at Mayo for a few days. Minnesota is a long way from Texas but more importantly, it's a lot closer to Canada. (yes, master of the obvious). I was hoping to find some delphite. After my debacle yesterday I was happy to finally visit Old River Valley Antique Mall. I have no rental car and had a bus route mix up. I had already talked to Chris, the owner of Old River Valley Antique Mall, via Facebook and told her I was planning to come on Monday. {She was kind enough to message me after my first post about her shop on Facebook}. When the bus didn't work out, I called her to tell her I couldn't come after all. Do you know how great this lady is? She offered to come pick me up the next day after my conference and bring me to the shop.
We had a chance encounter during one of my sessions so we checked each other to make sure we weren't going to kidnap the other. LOL. I'm crazy about Pyrex but not crazy crazy. So Chris picked me up at the hotel and took me to her fantastic shop. I met her wonderful family including her gracious husband. It was his birthday and they were kind enough to show me around.
They had so many great items but I had to limit my purchases to what I could take on the plane. See my album for more pictures. 

Chris and her family packed all my purchases to protect them for my flight. What a fantastic family and new friend I met! Chris took me back to the hotel and even offered to take me to more places tomorrow but I didn't have the time. I go back home tomorrow. I did go to another shop Chris pointed out along the way. I made one purchase there. Everything is packed up so nicely that I will take photos once I made it back home.

If you are ever in the Rochester area, please stop by and visit Chris and her family. The shop is beautifully staged and they are all very knowledgeable and personable.


  1. What a great experience. Imagine if there were more people like Chris in this world.

    The pictures are amazing. I might have had to ship a couple boxes home. :)

  2. That looks like so much fun. Great displays! Hope you are having a good time.

  3. That really is a beautiful and organized shop! Tell her it looks awesome! Wish I lived closer!