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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

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This weekend: Barn Bazaar by Two Women

(Image courtesy of Two Women Art & Antiques) I can't imagine a better weekend to make the short trip to Spangle (just 9 miles from I-90) to the spring Two Women Art & Antiques Barn Bazaar. In addition to a beautiful drive through the Palouse,...

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012

Treasure Hunting: Vintage linens are beautiful and durable. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Dressing the Table With Vintage Linen

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) When it is time to dress the table for dinner I open the old oak armoire that serves as my linen and china closet and take out the one of the bundles of napkins, table runners and tablecloths I've collected from...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

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Parlez-vous Junque?

When you walk into Roost, the new vintage emporium on Main Avenue and Division, the first thing you'll see is a trunk filled with letters and papers. But what makes the papers so interesting is that they are a lifetime of correspondence, keepsakes and photographs...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

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Vintage Masquerade

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) If you were anywhere near the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane Saturday night, you might have noticed men and women in evening wear, wearing elaborate masks as they hurried into the beautiful Art Deco building. It was the Spokane Symphony's first...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Vintage wicker-wrapped bottle. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

My Friday Find

Once a month I spend a half an hour or so at Spokane Public Radio recording several Home Planet columns for my weekly Sunday Morning Essay program. ( Listen to the Podcast here.) I always try to make sure I have enough time to record...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

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This find means the world to me

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I’m in good company, I know, but I have this tendency to put my head on my pillow, completely exhausted by the events of the day, and then find myself wide awake, unable to sleep. The words I couldn’t come up...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

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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

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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

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

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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

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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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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

A vintage pencil case made in England still works for modern writers. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Pencil Perfect

Every job requires certain basic tools. A cook needs pots, pans and good sharp knives. A woodworker needs a saw, a hammer and a reliable tape measure. As a writer, I have my own tool kit. My notebook computer, a phone that is a computer...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

An antique dough bowl, filled with natural objects such as stones and antlers, makes an pretty setting for a candle. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

The Keeper of the House

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Caught up in the New Year ritual of house cleaning, I swept through the house dusting, rearranging and organizing. As I moved from room to room I let my mind wander as my hands worked. I began to notice that with...

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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

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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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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."