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Treasure Hunting archive for Jan. 1, 2010

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

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Vintage linen for the Thanksgiving table

This Thanksgiving, as I usually do, I'll decorate the table simply with a few favorite items: a carved wooden pheasant, a vintage table cloth, the family china and silver. We'll sit down together to eat favorite foods, celebrate and enjoy one another's company. But this...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

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Back to School: Lunchbox redux

This morning I packed yet another lunch. I've been getting school lunches ready for more than 20 years so it's second nature to me now. My first child started school in 1991. Three more followed. Now, the oldest is out of grad school and part...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

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Digging up old words

Dear Cheryl-Ann,I have read everything you’ve written since I moved to Spokane in 2002. I especially love your pieces on antiques. I’m a true collector and find myself drawn to flea markets and thrift stores. I can spend hours looking and imagining how I would...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 7, 2010

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010

A deep-seated love

Often, for those of us who are drawn to ordinary objects that have been used and loved, the things we rescue become part of the family. This is especially true of Gladys Hanning. “I have collected and brought home many pieces of furniture, paintings, books,”...

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

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Finding inspiration in old ornaments

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series on what sparked a life-long love of vintage in local collectors and dealers, this week’s profile features Hollie Jantz Eastman. Eastman is one of the co-owners of Funky Junk Antique Show. Like so many of us, Hollie Jantz Eastman’s love...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010

Interior of the farmhouse being remodeled by Jana Roach (Jana Roach / Photo courtesy of Jana Roach)

Montana Memories

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series featuring noteworthy collectors, creative types and entrepreneurs, I’m introducing Jana Roach. Roach lives near Kalispell, Montana in the beautiful Flathead Valley, and as one of the creators of Montana’s Vintage Whites Market, she spends a lot of time searching for...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

Kathleen Cavender sale

Those of us who love old things, ordinary objects that show the wear of many hands, are the curators. We gather and collect and admire our finds. We bring them out for others to admire. We hold onto our treasures. And when those pieces have...

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

Boutiques and Blooms

I got up early to get started on what promises to be a busy day. My first stop was the Boutiques and Blooms sale at the home of Holly Dalke. The sale is part of the Inland Empire Gardener's Club Spokane in Bloom Tour. Dalke's...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Saturday Flea Market At Moran Vista

So, if you're looking for something fun to do before heading down to the Arena for the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, here's a little treasure hunting tip:Moran Vista Senior Living is hosting their 3rd annual Flea Market.Here are the details:What: Moran Vista...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Antique canning jars in a vintage shopping basket at the 2010 Farm Chicks Show in Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

The Treasure Hunting Calendar 

The predictable thing about spring and summer is that it's the time of year that treasure-hunters are out in full force. And all that shopping and prepping and months of hard work done by dealers pays off in a big way. This is the season...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

Vintage books on organic farming. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Armchair Farming with Vintage Books 

Some people read thrillers. They like high-flying espionage and doomsday scenarios or murder mysteries with gory homicide cases solved by little old ladies or wise-cracking private detectives. This is the polar opposite of their ordinary life, but then that’s what makes the plots so exciting....

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

Handmade notebooks by Clothespin Cards were featured at the 2010 Farm Chicks Show. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Clothespin Cards

You know there's a diamond in the sandbox. Somewhere. All you have to do is find it. That's what it feels like to shop for one small thing in a crowded market or antiques show. There are so many things to look at, there is...

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010

Crowds wait for the opening of the June 2010 Farm Chicks Antique Show. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Farm Chicks draw a crowd

I headed out the the Farm Chicks sale early. I wanted to see how many people would be lined up and waiting for a chance to do some serious shopping.The photo says it all.By 9 a.m., the lined snaked all the way from the ticket...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

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Symphony Upscale Sale: Selling For a Song

I stopped by the Spokane Symphony Associates Upscale Sale today. I had too many commitments yesterday and couldn't make the preview sale but wasn't worried about it. The way I see it, if there's something there for me, I'll find it. If not, well, I'll...

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Read my boots

So far, the weekend is pretty sloppy. What with Art Fest, the Symphony Associates Upscale Sale and the Farm Chicks show, the weather could put a damper on all the fun.So what? True treasure hunters never mind a little inclement weather. We've got all the...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010

Girls Gone Wild

I'm curious. How many of you will be going to this weekend's Farm Chick's sale or Spokane Symphony Associates Upscale Sale in the company of friends? Do you hunt in a pack or are you a solo stalker, preferring to troll the aisles alone?What's your...

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MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010

Vintage Smith Corona typewriter (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Vintage typewriter tribute 

Each of my four children - three of whom are grown - has a cell phone. They all have laptop computers. They can email, text, tweet or call if they want to reach their parents or siblings. But, occasionally, someone uses a more retro form...

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

Funky Junk blues

I'd really hoped to make it over to Puyallup for the Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market but too many work assignments got in the way. The shabby sisters have rounded up quite a list of vendors who've been scouting for all the sweet things...

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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

Vintage china and linen pamper guests at Whitefish, Montana's Garden Wall Inn (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Golden-age glamour in Whitefish 

I just spent a couple of days in Whitefish, Montana surrounded by antiques and collectibles. Whitefish, a 5-hour drive or 6-hour train ride from Spokane, is close enough to getaway for the weekend. I love the small-town feel and the proximity to Glacier National Park...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

Sue Whitney is the creator of JunkMarket Style.

"Sisters" bring JUNKMARKET Style to Puyallup 

When sisters, entrepreneurs and fans of all things vintage, Dixie DeRocher and Linda Albers, open the doors of their Funky Junk Sisters Flea Market in Puyallup, Washington May 14 and 15, they've got a little something extra to share."Oh, you are just going to love...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

New ideas for old things

I found this Country Living slide show featuring creative ways to update and re-use vintage finds and thought I would share. I like the way most of the projects have a clean, upscale look. Sometimes, it's better to have a little more and a little...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap writes about antiques and collectibles and the love of all things vintage. Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement and she is The Spokesman-Review's female automobile reviewer. She is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country. Cheryl-Anne is the author of "Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons."



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