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Treasure Hunting archive for Jan. 1, 2011

SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011

Vintage leather physician's bag found in Brussels, Belgium. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Vintage Belgium 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) We all have our own way of traveling. Some want to hop on a bus and then hop off at the next big attraction. Others like to explore on their own. Some prefer to watch the world at every new place...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

Kelly Tareski shows off the outdoor bathing suite on her Nine Mile Falls property near Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Soaking in the Great Outdoors

Some people have the right idea. I've written about Kelly Tareski before, but after reading about it on her blog, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn a little more about her outdoor spa. Tareski, who owns GardenStone Creations in Airway Heights, coerced (or...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2011

Seeking a Little Junk Salvation

If you need an infusion of shabby, chipped, re-purposed and recycled creativity in your home, today's Junk Salvation Show and vintage market may be just the ticket. Vendors will be selling vintage furniture, textiles, home-goods and other funky finds and, as always, there will be...

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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Pink, the newest business by Chaps owner, Celeste Shaw, opens in downtown Spokane (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Pink opens tonight

You can stop driving by or walking up to press your nose against the glass. Pink, Spokane's newest and most unique shop will have a soft opening tonight in conjunction with First Friday activities and will open officially Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The business...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Farm Chicks at the Fairgrounds

I spent an hour or so yesterday talking to people at this year's Farm Chicks show. If you have a hankering to walk around in petticoats and cowboy boots and like the idea of decorating with vintage junk- the shabbier the better - the annual...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Vintage Gold From Iceland

I try to travel light. I don’t like a lot of luggage and I don’t bring a lot home with me. In fact, most of my souvenirs tend to be things for my children. But my weakness gets me every time. Textiles. I love fabrics,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

An appraiser examines a vintage quilt at the MAC Appraisal Days event in Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

MAC Appraisal Days at Custer's Antique Sale

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) This weekend, if you want to have it both ways, you’re in luck. For those of you who love to spend hours trolling for vintage bargains each spring at the Custer’s Antique and Collector’s Sale, but would really love to know...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

 (photo by Kris Mack)

Artemis Grand Opening 

Take one Air Force kid with a Moroccan mother, mix travel, careers in nursing and graphic design, stir in a big romance and a love of antiques and you have the story of Kris Mack. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, a stint in nursing,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

A Little Saturday Junking on Trent 

Our list of Saturday errands took us out to Big R in Spokane Valley. Always the opportunist, I took advantage of the fact that we were in the neighborhood to make a quick stop at three side-by-side shops on Trent. I peeked into All That...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Spring Opening Sale by Shabby Stems

Admit it. All this gray-skies-and-rainy-weather atmosphere has gotten to you. Wouldn’t it be nice to do a little shopping and bring home a pretty vintage treasure? You bet it would. I feel the same way. That’s why I’m looking forward to Fielding Chelf’s Spring Opening...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Designer Kris Mack stands beside the vintage locker she will transform into an armoire for the master bedroom. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Designer has an eye for Industrial Chic

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Each week I record my Home Planet column for my Sunday Morning Essay program on Spokane Public Radio. After my studio time I always try to stop by The Vintage Rabbit, which is located on the street level of the same...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Treasure Hunting women on the loose

Snow may be in the forecast, but collectors are getting spring fever. They want new vintage finds to chase away the winter blahs. I got the note below from a reader north of Spokane. She and some friends are going to be in Spokane in...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Vintage garden table gets a new look

There are finds and then there are the finds you find all over again. In 2006, I was invited by a Treasure Hunting reader to join her for a day of antiquing. I met her at Apple Annie Antique Gallery in Cashmere, Washington and joined...

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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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