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Treasure Hunting

Sunday Junk


The Funky Junk Antique Show took place over the weekend at the Irish Dance Hall Grange on Big Meadows Road  and I looked forward to dropping by. I'm not a first-at-the-door-and-wait-in-line treasure hunter. I prefer to take my chances and shop after the crowd thins. True, I may miss a bargain, but I have more fun that way. Years ago when I had my own shop, I did my time. I pulled up with newpaper classifieds and coffee in hand and chatted while we all waited in line. But, not being in the business (I'm only in the businness of writing about the business, now) I prefer to  take my time and not get jostled.

Anyway, Jenna and I drove out to farm country and reminisced along the way. Our family used to live in the area and I've driven the roads around the Grange many times. We still have friends who live nearby.

When we arrived I was given a free T-shirt for being a Facebook Friend and we paid our admission. (Right away, I ran into my friend, Linda Hagen Miller.)  While I stopped to talk to friends and readers, Jenna did her own shopping. We had a great time.

To see photos of some of the vendors at this weekend's show, click below...

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."