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SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Robert Kulp, co-owner of Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia, will bring the business of salvaging old buildings to television on DIY Network's "Salvage Dogs." (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

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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...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012

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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...

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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...

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SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

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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...

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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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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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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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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Spring Opening Sale by Shabby Stems

Admit it. All this gray-skies-and-rainy-weather atmosphere has gotten to you. Wouldn’t it be nice to do a little shopping and bring home a pretty vintage treasure? You bet it would. I feel the same way. That’s why I’m looking forward to Fielding Chelf’s Spring Opening...

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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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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Saturday Flea Market At Moran Vista

So, if you're looking for something fun to do before heading down to the Arena for the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, here's a little treasure hunting tip:Moran Vista Senior Living is hosting their 3rd annual Flea Market.Here are the details:What: Moran Vista...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Antique canning jars in a vintage shopping basket at the 2010 Farm Chicks Show in Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

The Treasure Hunting Calendar 

The predictable thing about spring and summer is that it's the time of year that treasure-hunters are out in full force. And all that shopping and prepping and months of hard work done by dealers pays off in a big way. This is the season...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

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How NOT to have a garage sale

Running errands this morning, I passed a sign pointing to a Garage/Estate sale. I made a quick detour and drove by. You never know what you'll find, right?What a sight. I've been going to sales most of my life. I lived in a family of...

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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."