Treasure Hunting archive for Feb. 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Show What You Know and Win!

If you're looking for a little creative inspiration, Custer's 35th annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show is coming up this weekend and we've got a chance to win free tickets! Treasure Hunting creative types should go to The Spokesman-Review's weekly news quiz, authored by reporter...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Vintage crystal salt bowls for sale at Spokane's Antiquarian. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

New uses for Vintage Salt Bowls

Last week while out making my weekly treasure hunting rounds, I stopped by the Antiquarian, on Division between First and Pacific Avenues. The antique mall has been a Spokane staple for a number of years and is a place I always recommend when asked where...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

I Have a Lock on Valentine's Day 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I usually spend Friday afternoons out and about exploring local antiques shops. My weekly deadlines have been met and it’s a treat to have the quiet time to myself. I’ve done this since I moved to Spokane and it’s a ritual...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

A Second Look Brings Home the Crown

A week or so ago, on my Friday Treasure Hunting rounds, I stopped by Orphaned Decor in the Gonzaga district. I made a quick swing through the shop and was on my way to the car when I stopped for one more look in the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Basic and Beautiful

The best finds are not only bargains that catch the eye and stimulate the imagination. The real treasures are objects that are useful. Years ago I spotted this wooden box in a Spokane thrift store. It is basic and beautiful, solidly constructed out of tongue-in-groove...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012

Bringing Home a Little Eye Candy

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The little book, dated 1894, caught my eye. With its rich turquoise, red, and gold filigree cover and the title “About Women: What Men Have Said” it was impossible to resist. I couldn’t help but wonder who had purchased it first....

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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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