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SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

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,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

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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...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

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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...

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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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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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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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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. 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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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."