Treasure Hunting

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

Vintage Shopping on Etsy

On a recent trip to Paris, I did everything I wanted to do except one thing. I didn't get a chance to scour the flea market for the vintage linens I love to collect. The days were too packed with museums, monuments and sightseeing and...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

Shopping: Catching Sunlight in an Old Jar

One recent afternoon in Chappell Hill, Texas, touring the area around that antiques Holy Ground, Round Top, I stopped by Heritage Garden and Mercantile on the town's main street, looked around for a few minutes and was on my way back out the door when...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

Shopping: It's beginning to look...

Over the weekend, there was a big change in display windows in Spokane's downtown Carnegie Square and West End Shopping District. Several stores, including Two Women Vintage Goods and the just-opened Amby Designs, decorated their big front windows in traditional and vintage holiday style. From...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012

Downtown Vintage 'Shop Hop' Today

Oh, sure. You could take care of those Saturday chores. You could go to the grocery store. You might even get a little laundry done. Or, you could head downtown and have a little fun Seven unique shops that specialize in vintage goods are holding...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

Shopping: This One's For the Girls

Life can be cruel. Erin Broughton Hughes and her mother, Claire, are both undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Erin, a single mother of two young boys, has a heart condition as do both of her sons. As you can imagine, medical...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Travel: Black Dog Salvage on DIY Network 

(Robert Kulp, co-owner of Salvage Dogs, is one of DIY Network's latest reality stars. Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) While traveling through Southwest Virginia recently, I stopped by Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke. I’d read about the architectural salvage and design company in Garden and Gun...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

Shopping: Vintage plaster Madonna figure

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Although I can look for hours, poking around one antique shop after another, and I often find some little something I can't resist, there are only a few things I actually collect. Fortunately, the speical things I love are not always...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012

Shopping: Rejuvenations in Reardan

My friend Kati took me on a road trip recently. Following Highway 2 west of Spokane, we pulled into the little town of Reardan. First stop was lunch at the Red Rooster. (Kati's tip: Order the potato salad. She's right.) Full and happy, we headed...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

Junk Salvation rolls into Cd'A

Today's the day for those seeking a little Junk Salvation. The Funky Junk sisters, Dixie and Linda, have put together a rollicking sale today from 8am to 4pm at the Kootenai Fairgrounds. If it's rusted, ruffled, chipped and charming, you'll find it there. Can I...

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

Flying 48 stars for her Independence Day

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I really thought I’d sold or given away the old 48-star United States flag I picked up at an estate sale years ago. I hadn’t seen the flag since we downsized six years ago, so I assumed it didn’t make the...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

Something old, something new

Our homes mirror the stages of our lives. The rooms I live in now don't resemble the funky, hand-me-down interior of my first apartment, our first house or even the places we lived when the children were small. As my children grew up, the practical,...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

Bringing home vintage Versace

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Just off the Grand Place and not far from the iconic Brussels “Manneken-Pis” (little man, peeing) fountain, the Hotel Amigo sits tucked into the corner of Rue de la Violette. And just a block or two up the Rue de la...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

At Pink Salvage Gallery, art is in the bag

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) What Chris Lynch has created by stitching vintage, shabby and sometimes quirky oil paintings onto canvas tote bags, is the most practical form of wearable art; pretty to look at but made to be used. With repurposed women’s leather belts as...

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

Vintage Fashion Finds

When I walk out the door, chances are something I'm wearing is vintage. Whether it's a silk scarf I picked up in a vintage shop in Paris or a thrift store in San Antonio, a pair of 1960's earrings from an estate sale or even...

Continue reading this post »

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."






Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801