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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 a special Shop Hop today from 10 am to 6 pm.

   Carousel Vintage, Two Women Vintage Goods, Amby Designs, Fringe and Fray, Pink Salvage Gallery-Deja Neu Furnishings, Artemis and Isabelle Paris Maison, all located dowtown between First and Second Avenues and Cedar and Lincoln Streets, will offer special promotions or discounts to shoppers who drop by.

   If the vintage Christmas decorations, one-of-a-kind fashions, unique re-purposed furniture or creative home decor ideas don't get you, the energy of the shopkeepers and owners will. This is an excellent chance to get to know some of the area's newest businesses. Kris Mack has just opened Artemis at the new location, Fielding Chelf has been busy bringing in fantastic finds for Two Women Vintage Goods. Amby Designs and Isabelle Paris Maison have only been open a month. 

   If you like vintage items, antiques, upcycled and repurposed furniture and accessories, take an hour or so and hop from shop to shop. What better way to meet the new neighbors, support local entrepreneurs, get a head start on your holiday shopping by treasure hunting in the heart of the city.

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.

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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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