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Treasure Hunting

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

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."