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Treasure Hunting shabby chic archive

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

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

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

 (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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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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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

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

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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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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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

 (photo by Kris Mack)

Artemis Grand Opening 

Take one Air Force kid with a Moroccan mother, mix travel, careers in nursing and graphic design, stir in a big romance and a love of antiques and you have the story of Kris Mack. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, a stint in nursing,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

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, FEB. 26, 2011

Designer Kris Mack stands beside the vintage locker she will transform into an armoire for the master bedroom. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Designer has an eye for Industrial Chic

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Each week I record my Home Planet column for my Sunday Morning Essay program on Spokane Public Radio. After my studio time I always try to stop by The Vintage Rabbit, which is located on the street level of the same...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Treasure Hunting women on the loose

Snow may be in the forecast, but collectors are getting spring fever. They want new vintage finds to chase away the winter blahs. I got the note below from a reader north of Spokane. She and some friends are going to be in Spokane in...

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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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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."