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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

The appeal of vintage maps 

Recently, going through boxes in the basement, I ran across an old map of the place I once lived. I brought it with me when I moved west, clipping it from a crumbling book that was too far gone to save, intending to frame it...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014

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What is my collectible worth?

I received an email from a reader this week, asking for help. The man who wrote has some antiques and collectibles that have been in his family for generations. He’d like to know what they’re worth and who to go to for that information. It...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014

Vintage die-cast VW Microbus (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Vintage VW microbus a sweet little ride

Vintage toys have great appeal because they not only reflect an era or specific period of time, they carry fond memories of childhood and play. And vintage die-cast cars are one of the most enduringly popular collectibles. For some, the curators, only mint collectibles--preferably still...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

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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...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

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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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Vintage garden table gets a new look

There are finds and then there are the finds you find all over again. In 2006, I was invited by a Treasure Hunting reader to join her for a day of antiquing. I met her at Apple Annie Antique Gallery in Cashmere, Washington and joined...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

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Vintage linen for the Thanksgiving table

This Thanksgiving, as I usually do, I'll decorate the table simply with a few favorite items: a carved wooden pheasant, a vintage table cloth, the family china and silver. We'll sit down together to eat favorite foods, celebrate and enjoy one another's company. But this...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

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Back to School: Lunchbox redux

This morning I packed yet another lunch. I've been getting school lunches ready for more than 20 years so it's second nature to me now. My first child started school in 1991. Three more followed. Now, the oldest is out of grad school and part...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 7, 2010

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010

A deep-seated love

Often, for those of us who are drawn to ordinary objects that have been used and loved, the things we rescue become part of the family. This is especially true of Gladys Hanning. “I have collected and brought home many pieces of furniture, paintings, books,”...

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

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Finding inspiration in old ornaments

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series on what sparked a life-long love of vintage in local collectors and dealers, this week’s profile features Hollie Jantz Eastman. Eastman is one of the co-owners of Funky Junk Antique Show. Like so many of us, Hollie Jantz Eastman’s love...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010

Interior of the farmhouse being remodeled by Jana Roach (Jana Roach / Photo courtesy of Jana Roach)

Montana Memories

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series featuring noteworthy collectors, creative types and entrepreneurs, I’m introducing Jana Roach. Roach lives near Kalispell, Montana in the beautiful Flathead Valley, and as one of the creators of Montana’s Vintage Whites Market, she spends a lot of time searching for...

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

Boutiques and Blooms

I got up early to get started on what promises to be a busy day. My first stop was the Boutiques and Blooms sale at the home of Holly Dalke. The sale is part of the Inland Empire Gardener's Club Spokane in Bloom Tour. Dalke's...

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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."