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SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

April Calendar of Antiques and Vintage Goods Sales 

Thanks again to Brian Gallagher of Junk Nation Review for supplying this month's calendar of sales and junkin' opportunities. Check out Junk Nation Review! Custer's 38th Annual Spring Antique & Collectors Sale April 26th 4pm - 9pm $6 admission good all weekend 12 and under...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

March Treasure Hunting Calendar

Note: Good news! Brian Gallagher, of Junk Nation Review, will be providing a monthly Treasure Hunting calendar of antiques shows and sales around the region. Happy Junkin'! MARCH 2013 Antique and Collectible Show and Sale calendar provided by Junk Nation Review: Portland Expo Center Antique...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

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...

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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...

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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...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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

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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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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

 (Image courtesy Two Women Art & Antiques)

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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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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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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."