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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

The appeal of vintage maps 

Recently, going through boxes in the basement, I ran across an old map of the place I once lived. I brought it with me when I moved west, clipping it from a crumbling book that was too far gone to save, intending to frame it...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014

Vintage die-cast VW Microbus (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Vintage VW microbus a sweet little ride

Vintage toys have great appeal because they not only reflect an era or specific period of time, they carry fond memories of childhood and play. And vintage die-cast cars are one of the most enduringly popular collectibles. For some, the curators, only mint collectibles--preferably still...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Farm Chicks Antiques Show this weekend

Spokane's homegrown vintage gala event happens this weekend when the annual Farm Chicks Antiques Show hits the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. With everything from rustic farm implements to shabby chic finds to one-of-a-kind handmade items, the sale is always a hit with Spokane vintage...

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Shopping: May Calendar of Vintage Sales

Thanks to Brian Gallagher and Junk Nation Review for the May Treasure Hunting Calendar: The Prairie Sisters Party May 4th 10am - 4pm Admission: $5.00 (children under 10 are free) Missoula County Farigrounds Missoula, MT Down the Rabbit Hole May 4th 10am-4pm 412 West Hazard...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

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Vintage Shopping on Etsy

On a recent trip to Paris, I did everything I wanted to do except one thing. I didn't get a chance to scour the flea market for the vintage linens I love to collect. The days were too packed with museums, monuments and sightseeing and...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

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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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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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

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This find means the world to me

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I’m in good company, I know, but I have this tendency to put my head on my pillow, completely exhausted by the events of the day, and then find myself wide awake, unable to sleep. The words I couldn’t come up...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

An antique dough bowl, filled with natural objects such as stones and antlers, makes an pretty setting for a candle. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

The Keeper of the House

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Caught up in the New Year ritual of house cleaning, I swept through the house dusting, rearranging and organizing. As I moved from room to room I let my mind wander as my hands worked. I began to notice that with...

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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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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."