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Easy DIY: From CD Cabinet to Linen Chest

    Sometimes, all it takes to completely recreate an object, to repurpose and in that way recycle an item, is to change the way we see it. 


    I recently found a solid pine cabinet at a local antique mall. What drew me to it was the weathered pine finish and the rustic look. It wasn’t old at all, but it was solid, the wood was in great condition and all the iron drawer pulls were still attached. When I pulled out one of the drawers I realized it was meant to hold CDs and DVDs.


    In my pre-war Cape Cod house, the living room, kitchen and eating area are all somewhat open. That leaves precious little wall space for storage pieces, but there is a little slice of space between the pantry, the edge of the tile kitchen floor and a window. I’d been looking for something useful to fit the space but hadn’t had much luck finding anything. I wasn’t exactly sure what I needed, just that I could use more storage space and that’s where I wanted to put it. Whatever it was.


    When I saw the CD cabinet, tall, narrow and with five drawers, I knew it would fit the small space and I liked the height of the piece. I still wasn’t sure exactly what I would use it for but the price was right so I brought it home. 


    It was a perfect fit.


    It stayed empty for a few days while I thought about how to use it. Then, one day, looking at the drawers I realized I might be able to make a small linen chest out of it.


     I have a collection of linen napkins I’ve picked up at flea markets and antique shops all over the world. Some are delicate and very old. Others are sturdy linen or cotton. I prefer these fabric napkins to paper and I use them at the table quite often. Until now they’ve been taking up space in the armoire I use to store my china and serving pieces, but I discovered a dozen folded napkins fit easily into each drawer.


    My friends teased me about the way I decided to use the chest. “Who has that many linen napkins?” one asked.


    I know most people don’t bother with linen napkins and I don’t always. But I find them hard to resist and I add a few more pieces to my collection each year. I like the feel of the fabric and the exquisite workmanship that went into the embroidery and stitching of some of the pieces. 


    But I came up with other ways I could have used the pine chest that didn’t seem so frivolous. Lined with felt, the shallow drawers would be perfect for jewelry. It could be used to store supplies for hobbies and crafts, or perfect in a bathroom for holding soaps, washcloths and hand towels.


    Who knows? I may use it for one of those purposes later. But right now, I’m happy with the project. I didn’t have to paint or repair or change the chest in any way. All I had to do to make it into something new was change the way it is used. And that can be done again.


Details: I found this piece at Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall, 2317 N. Monroe, Spokane


Cheryl-Anne Millsap’s audio essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at


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 Magazine’s profile of the Roanoke area and I knew I couldn’t get that close without stopping by.

    Black Dog owners Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp have filled a rambling 40,000 sq.ft. Roanoke warehouse on the edge of the hip Grandin Village with a treasure trove of interesting architectural pieces, antiques and one-of-a-kind designs made onsite in their wood and metalwork shops. Select dealers occupy one end of the building and regularly bring in antiques and collectibles to fill their spaces.

    The minute I walked in the place I knew there was no way I’d be able to take it all in with a quick visit. Most of what caught my eye was too big to bring home ( but I need that 10-foot MAZAWATTEE TEA sign!) so I spent almost an hour walking through taking photos with my iPhone thinking I could follow up online.

    While I was there I met Sally, the laid back black Labrador retriever who is the business namesake and talked to Kulp who told me Black Dog Salvage will be the focus of Salvage Dogs, a new DIY Network reality show.  Beginning early next month, cameras will follow Whiteside and Kulp as they explore and dismantle old buildings and find new ways to use old objects. In the first episode the pair will salvage an 1890’s farmhouse that served as both post office and school house.

    I loved Roanoke and I’m already scheming to get back. And next time I’ll set aside a full day for shopping at Black Dog. But, until then, at least I can follow the action on DIY’s Salvage Dogs.
Salvage Dawgs is set to air on the DIY Network, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11pm EST. and again Friday, Nov. 9 at 9pm EST. Check your local provider for updated information.

Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a travel writer based in Spokane, Washington. Her audio essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She can be reached at

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 easy to find so I enjoy the hunt as much as the treasure when I bring it home.

Last week I had an hour or so to myself and was in the mood to prowl. I always enjoy looking around Roost, on the corner of Main Avenue and Division Street downtown and often pick up something special there.

Sure enough, I'd only been in the store a few minutes when I spotted the large plaster Madonna figure. I have a small collection of similar figures and this one was perfect. I had to bring her home. Such relics are popular with collectors and prices have risen in recent years. While not a steal, I thought this large statue was reasonably priced and the neutral colors are perfect for my home.

So, she's on my desk now. Waiting to be placed in the perfect niche.

I may not find another vintage “Our Lady” figure for months or even years, but whenever I do I remember exactly when and where I was when I made the discovery. That's what makes each one special.

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 around the corner to the new location of Rejuvenations to do some shopping.

The new storefront is the first clue that the interior is more than a hodgepodge of any old thing.  Upscale corrugated metal trim and stylized lettering lead inside to a surprisingly roomy space. With old and new items side by side, it's easy to spend an hour or so poking into corners and investigating the loft. I especially loved the new-and-improved burlap sewn into pillow covers and the exclusive line of ruffled curtains and bed linens.

Instead of the junking-only shopping I'd expected to do, I found a couple of new items I couldn't leave behind. The lightweight fleece-lined leggings will keep me warm this winter and my new granddaughter scored a pair of ruffled pants.

I've been traveling so much lately, I'm a bit behind so it was a treat to get out of town and catch up on what Rejevenations owner, Coni Tanninen, has done with the business. This is a beautiful time of year for a drive. Head west, stop in Reardan and rejuvenate. Oh, and don't forget to look up at the ceiling while you're shopping. The big burlap covered light fixture is one of the most creative things I've seen in a while.

Check out the store's facebook page for more photos and information.

This weekend brings Pickin’ on the Prairie

It's so nice to see a proliferation of good antique sales popping up around Spokane. For a while we had one or two each year with a few smallers sales here and there to tide us over. Antiquing, like most other activities, is a social activity. A time to gather, shop, talk, shop some more and then come together to talk about what you found. It's not just fun. It's a lifestyle.

This weekend is Pickin' on the Prairie, held at Brenda Buckingham's Past Blessings Farm, on Orchard Prairie, north of Spokane.

Buckingham has 35 vendors bringing vintage finds and the farm will be decorated with plenty of the chippy, shabby and rusted goodies Spokane just can't get enough of.

The sale will be Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Be prepared for a $4 admission but children 12 and under are free.  For more information go to

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 get an Amen?

Flying 48 stars for her Independence Day

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)  


   I really thought I’d sold or given away the old 48-star United States flag I picked up at an estate sale years ago.  I hadn’t seen the flag since we downsized six years ago, so I assumed it didn’t make the move. But last week I was rummaging through a box on one of the shelves in the garage and there it was.

    Using old upholstery tacks I hung it on the cedar shingles of the house, over the metal gliders that sit in a favorite corner near the covered patio, a place I like to sit early in the morning or in the cool of the evening. I liked the way it lifted in the breeze, when there was a breeze, and fluttered a bit. We didn’t have any big plans for the 4th of July, just grilling hamburgers on the patio with the family, so I decided the vintage cotton flag—made sometime between 1912 and 1959, before the addition of Hawaii and Alaska—was all the decoration we needed.

    I left it up for a few days after the 4th of July because my daughter, the new college graduate, would be home later in the week as she made her way over to Seattle to complete a week of specialized training for her new job as a geologist. That night, before she flew out the next morning, after another patio meal, we talked about her new job and her new life and celebrated her launch into the adult world.

   Before she left I snapped a photo of her sitting in the place I spend so many quite moments. In the photograph the flag is hanging over her marking, at least in my mind, yet another kind of independence day.

Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a freelance writer based in Spokane, Washington. In addition to her Spokesman-Review Home Planet and Treasure Hunting columns and blogs and her CAMera: Travel and Photo blog, her essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at

Vintage garden decor at Moran Prairie Strawberry Festival

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

I was up before the sun this morning, wanting to get a head start on gardening chores before the expected heat of the day made things too uncomfortable. After a cup of coffee I went to work and got a lot of the heaviest work out of the way and was ready for a break by mid-morning, so my daughter and I hopped in the truck and drove over to the Moran Prairie Strawberry festival at the Moran Prairie Grange.

We strolled around, grateful for the tents and shade offered by so many of the vendors, and picked up a map of Italy for her room and a wrought-iron frame that will become a blackboard for the kitchen. The final find was my favorite: a heavy vintage concrete fountain base. The weathered figures of a girl and boy, still bearing traces of white paint, were exactly right for my garden.

I had to laugh. It's easy to see my daughter has been junking with me since she was born. After I paid the vendor she simply picked up the heavy piece and headed for the car. And when we got home she unloaded it and placed it in the flower bed beside the covered patio where we spend so many hours this time of year.

So far, today has been a perfect summer Saturday and there are still hours of daylight ahead of us. And tonight, when the air is cool again, I'll sit in the twilight, tired and probably a little sore, and enjoy the newest old thing in the garden.

The Moran Prairie Strawberry Festival will be on the grounds of the Moran Prairie Grange until 4 p.m. this afternoon. You can find more information here.

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 handles and straps, no two bags are alike.

I stopped by Pink Salvage Gallery last week and Chris was just setting up the art-bags in her tiny vault/showroom. Displayed within elegant vintage frames, the bags look like the little works of art they are.

Chris is as creative with needle and thread as anyone I know. I included a photo of her folding-chair slipcovers created from vintage aprons in a 2005 Treasure Hunt column in the Spokesman-Review’s HOME insert, and every time I chat with her she has a new project going. This is one of my favorites.

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 one of the vintage designer pieces I scored on eBay or Etsy, my fashion finds are always with me.

The other day I glanced down at the dish on my dresser that holds jewelry and other odds and ends. Looking at the contents, I realized I could draw a map around town connecting the dots from one favorite shop to another.

That's how it is with Treasure Hunters. We see it, we love it, we buy it and we celebrate it.

I wrote about this very thing in the March/April issue of Spokane Cd'A Woman magazine. You can read that column here. And you can always read more about my travels (and my treasure hunting) on my CAMera: Travel and Photo blog.

Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a freelance writer based in Spokane, Washington. In addition to her Spokesman-Review Home Planet and Treasure Hunting columns and blogs and her CAMera: Travel and Photo blog, her essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at

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, you'll get antiques, vintage finds, arts and crafts, homemade goodies and live music all for the $1 admission (Admission proceeds will go to the Moran Prairie Grange resoration project.)

Hours are:

Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

Click here for directions and contact information. See you there!


Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 6pm 
and Sunday, May 20th from 10 am to 4 pm. 

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 all over the world.

   Folded and tied with ribbon and stacked in the armoire, the old textiles are more than just pieces of cloth to cover the table or place under the centerpiece. The natural textures and hues, from snowy whilte to soft vanilla to almost burlap-brown, are pleasing to the eye and to the touch. A few pieces are monogrammed, stitched with the initials of the woman who owned them first. Some are sewn with fine stitches and edged in delicate lace. Others are more crudely made, finished with heavy crochet. Some are not decorated at all, simply hemmed lengths of fabric.

   Before I select a piece I run my fingers over the folds and, in my mind, draw a map of the world, connecting one place to another with a trail of purchases. The short piece of very old linen I found in a bin in a Paris shop. The table runner picked up for a song in Biloxi, Mississippi. The woven second-hand souvenirs of trips to Belgium and Germany. The linen tea towel from a thift store in San Antonio. The Irish linen napkins purchased from an antiques shop in Birmingham, Alabama

   These fabrics bring out the hausfrau in me. If the tulips dust them with pollen, or the wine spills or coffee cups leave rings, I shrug. These small sins almost always disappear in the wash. And on the first hot day of summer I soak them in hot water and hang them out to dry and bleach in the sun before bundling them again, tying each stack with a length of white ribbon.

   I am not naturally tidy. I have to work at it. When I open the cabinet I almost always find a jumble of china and crystal and odds and ends that weren't put away properly. Perhaps it is an indication of how much I love these old, worn fabrics, but I take the time and enjoy the ritual of folding and stacking them for the next use. It gives me the opportunity to admire the handiwork of another woman, the beauty of natural things. And each piece reminds me of the place it was discovered and tucked into my suitcase before coming home with me.


Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a freelance journalist based in Spokane, Washington. In addition to her Home Planet , Treasure Hunting and CAMera: Travel and Photo blogs, her essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country.

CAM is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at




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 Masquerade Ball and I was there with the rest of the partygoers. It was fun to see the men and women in costume and it was amazing the difference the masks made. Even old friends didn't immediately recognize one another.

Like everyone else I had wanted my mask to stand out, to say something about its wearer. So, after thinking about it for a few days, I went to an unexpect source.

Becky Ellis and Holly Baublitz, of Spokane's All That Glitter, are now located in Pink, the vintage and salvage mecca located just a few blocks from the Fox Theater. Becky's elaborate creations—crowns, wreaths and other exquisite displays crafted of ephemera and found objects—are beautiful one-of-a-kind collages. I've long admired her work and it occurred to me she was the perfect person to make a custom, vintage inspired, mask for the ball.

I stopped into Pink one afternoon and talked to Holly. She asked a few questions about whether I wanted a mask to wear all night or one on a stick that could be worn or carried. I chose the former. I reminded her that I'm not a particularly “blingy” woman, prefering my pearls to over-the-top sparkles. After that, I left everything else to Becky and just waited for the call.

When Holly opened the pink (naturally) box and showed me the mask, I was thrilled. The sepia tones of old Spokesman-Review newspaper pages, clipped and decopaged onto the mask form, accented by ostrich feathers and vintage faux pearls and rhinestones, glowed. A dusting of German glass glitter finished the effect. Just enough sparkle for a ball, but not too much. Rather than an elastic band, Becky had crafted a clever headband to hold it on comfortably.

It was perfect.

On Saturday night I slipped on the mask and joined the party. After the ball, it became a unique piece of handmade art for my home office. Now, every time it catches my eye I smile, celebrating the creative talent of a local artist. And I remember a wonderful night spent benefitting a great cause.


Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a freelance writer based in Spokane, Washington. In addition to her Home Planet , Treasure Hunting and  CAMera: Travel and Photo blogs, her essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at



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 three or four essays and then prowl around the The Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall on the street level of the building, before I have to make the after-school pickup. This was my week to record, and as it happened, it was also my week to discover a great find.

For years I've been picking up old wicker-covered bottles. Long before Pottery Barn decided it was the perfect accessory, I was adding to my collection one old bottle at a time. Today, thanks to a dealer at The Vintage Rabbit, I brought home one more.

It's in great shape, showing the expected wear and age but the wicker is still intact and the exposed lip of the bottle isn't chipped or broken. And the bonus? I paid only $5.50.

Friday is usually a good day. But a sunny Friday with all deadlines met, a great find and a fun weekend ahead is a very good day.


Cheryl-Anne Millsap is the author of Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons.  She also blogs at Home Planet and CAMera: A Photo Blog of People and Places. CAM can be reached at

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 canoodled) husband Monte into using an old claw-foot tub she had been saving to create a place to enjoy a hot soak under the stars on their Nine Mile Falls property. While that might be a big request for most of us, Monte is in the business of moving things around. He owns Cascading Creations and spends most days moving big rocks, building walls, steps and water features.

In a few days she had her heated outdoor tub, surrounded by flagstone pavers. Kelly whipped up burlap curtains and cajoled (or canoodled) Monte into building a vanity using an old sink she'd been saving for another project.

The result? A beautiful, nature-inspired place to soak and dream under a big Eastern Washington sky.

Unfortunately, as happens with most good ideas, now everyone wants in on the act. The kids like the outdoor bathtub so much Kelly has to schedule her own play time. Isn't that always the way?

You can read more about Kelly Tareski's “Suite Outoors” and see more photos of the project here


Cheryl-Anne Millsap writes for The Spokesman-Review and is the editor of Spokane Metro Magazine. Her essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and on public radio stations across the country. She is the author of “Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons” and can be reached at

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 plenty of fun for everyone.

Where: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

When: Today, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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 Sale. Today (Friday) from 5pm- 8pm and Saturday March 12 from 9am to 3pm, you can browse antiques, collectibles, vintage finds and one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. That ought to brighten things up a bit, don’t you think?

It’s high time we kicked off the junking season. I'll see you there!

Where: 3326 S. Grand Blvd. (Just behind Performance Chiropractic)
When: Friday, March 11, 5-8 pm and Saturday, March 12, 9am - 3pm


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 beautiful white farmhouse is the perfect setting for such a summery event. Local antiques and crafts vendors set up their tents and displays with fun vintage wares and handmade items. Dalke, owner of Shabby Stems, provided one-of-a-kind greenery with funky items planted with lush perennials and annuals.

I couldn't stay long, but I did have time to chat with GardenStone Creations diva, Kelly Tareski, as well as the ladies from Unexpected Necessities. Cedar House Soaps, A Country Hen and other vendors were there with lots of fun finds.

My finds? I brought home a couple of vintage aprons from Michelle Chastain's Audubon Home and Cottage. I prefer the full-length aprons to those that tie around the waist so I always pick them up when I see them. The faded vintage cotton prints are so sweet.

The day's not over yet. If you have time, head over to Boutiques and Blooms. For more photos Continue reading...

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 3rd Annual Flea Market

Where: 3317 E. 57th Ave.

When: Sat. June 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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 to bring home the vintage bounty.

Thanks to all the readers and local entrepreneurs who sent notice of their upcoming sales. I’ve added it to the notices I picked up at Farm Chicks last weekend.
 Here’s the list so far. Feel free to add your event to the Spokesman-Review Treasure Hunting schedule because I’ll be updating it often.

  • June 19  - Boutiques and Blooms Inland Empire Gardener’s Club Spokane Bloom Tour , 9a.m - 4:30p.m., 3225 W. 7th Ave., Spokane, WA
  • June 26 - Warehouse Antique Annex 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 524 Church Street, Sandpoint, Idaho
  • June 26th - Today’s Country Store 11th Annual Tag Sale, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1008 Main Street, Sumner, WA. For more information go to or call 253-826-6646
  • June 26, July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 & Nov. 6. - The Queen of Tarte fall sales. Oregon City, Ore. For more info go to
  • July 10  - The Vintage Barn Antique Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  22277 N. Ramsey Road, Rathdrum, Idaho. $4 admission. For more info, go to
  • July 10,11 -  Latah Summer Market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the parking lot in front of Chaps restaurant at 4241 S. Cheney-Spokane Road, off Highway 195. (509) 624-4182.
  • July 10, 11 - Portland Antique Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. For more info go to
  • July 31  - Junk-in-the-Country Sale , Coeur d’Alene, ID. (More info to come)
  • July 31 - Barnhouse Flea Market, Battle Ground, WA. For more info go to
  • Aug. 14 - Clayson Farm Antique Show, 221 Hall Road, Yakima, WA 509.949.1341 For more info go to
  • August 14 -  Harvest Treasures produced by GardenStone Creations, 9 a.m. - 5p.m. 1515 S. Lyons Rd. Airway Heights, WA. For more info call 509-244-0900
  • Sept. 4, 5   - Funky Junk Antique Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oden Hall Grange, Sandpoint, Idaho. $2 admission. For more info, go to
  • Sept 11, 12  - Two Women Barn Bazaar: Spangle, WA  south of Spokane off Highway 195.
  • Oct. 1, 2 - The Mad Hatter Vintage Market produced by Junebug Furniture & Design: Five Mile Prairie Grange, W3024 Strong Road, Spokane,WA For more info go to
  • Oct. 14, 15 & 16 - 21st Annual Fall Craft and Antique Show, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden, WA. $2 admission. For more info go to
  • Oct. 15, 16 - Palouse Trading Company Fall Market (Formerly the Junior League Fall Market.)  Southside Senior Center, Spokane. For more info call 509-979-6201

Weekly sales:

  •  2nd Saturdayz Market of Fine Taste and Curious Treasures. Second Saturday of the month at the Sandpoint Hangers at Warren Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115. Early bird entry 8am-10am $10. Regular Shopping 10 a.m. - 3p.m. $3
  • Fun Junk: Piles of Old Stuff. Fri $ Sat 10 am. - 6 p.m., 3644 Mud Bay Road, Olympia, WA. For more info go to


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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."

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