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Archive for June 2011

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 sale continuing today at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center is the place to be.

The crowd is always big and the people-watching is fantastic. And, of course, there are bargains to be had. As I talked to people there were a few complaints: Topping the list was the option of paying a larger admission fee to get in before the throng but the sheer volume of shoppers was a grumbling point, as well. But, on the whole, everyone was glad to be there and having a great time.

Sunday is my favorite day. The aisles are not as congested and vendors do restock so there are still plenty of treasures to be found. The “Man Cave” will be open again today for husband-sitting.

For more photos from the 2011 Farm Chicks Show in Spokane click “Continue Reading.”

SSA Upscale Sale “Early Bird” admission tonight

 Don't forget, a $5 donation lets you get in the Spokane Symphony Associate's annual “Upscale Sale” tonight at 5:30. You can see photos of some of the items on sale here.


This weekend is your chance to find a treasure at the Third Annual  Spokane Symphony Associates “Upscale Sale.”


I’m a big fan of the sale and try to never miss it. (I wrote about last year’s favorite finds here.) 


This year’s sale is bigger and better than ever thanks to Carol Worthington-Borodin’s donation of more than 10,000 pieces of fine china and 1,000 pieces of fine crystal. Worthington, a noted appraiser and antiques dealer, donated pieces from her former pattern-matching business. If you've ever wanted to add to your china collection, or you're looking for pieces to complete a set, this is a perfect opportunity.

Other always-wonderful-to-find items include furs, silver, musical instruments, books, linens and holiday decorations.


The Upscale Sale has become the place for scoring great deals on antiques, designer clothing, brand-name furniture as well as vintage rugs, costume jewelry and household items. More than 150 individuals have contributed to the sale.


For a $5 admission, early Birds can take advantage of the 5:30 - 7pm Thursday evening preview sale and shop before the sale opens to the public Friday morning at 8am.


All proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony.

See you there?

Symphony Associates “Upscale Sale” This Weekend


This weekend is your chance to find a treasure at the Third Annual  Spokane Symphony Associates “Upscale Sale.”


I’m a big fan of the sale and try to never miss it. (I wrote about last year’s favorite finds here.) 


This year’s sale is bigger and better than ever thanks to Carol Worthington-Borodin’s donation of more than 10,000 pieces of fine china and 1,000 pieces of fine crystal. Worthington, a noted appraiser and antiques dealer, donated pieces from her former pattern-matching business. If you've ever wanted to add to your china collection, or you're looking for pieces to complete a set, this is a perfect opportunity.

Other always-wonderful-to-find items include furs, silver, musical instruments, books, linens and holiday decorations.


The Upscale Sale has become the place for scoring great deals on antiques, designer clothing, brand-name furniture as well as vintage rugs, costume jewelry and household items. More than 150 individuals have contributed to the sale.


For a $5 admission, early Birds can take advantage of the 5:30 - 7pm Thursday evening preview sale and shop before the sale opens to the public Friday morning at 8am.


All proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony.

See you there?

Spokane Symphony Associates “Upscale Sale.”
Where: 1027 W. 3rd Ave. (Between Monroe & Madison Streets.)
When: Early Bird sale Thursday, June 2, 5:30 - 7pm.
Regular Hours: Friday, June 3, 8am-5pm, and Saturday, June 4, 8am-3pm.

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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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