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Treasure Hunting

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010

Vintage Smith Corona typewriter (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Vintage typewriter tribute 

Each of my four children - three of whom are grown - has a cell phone. They all have laptop computers. They can email, text, tweet or call if they want to reach their parents or siblings. But, occasionally, someone uses a more retro form…

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

Funky Junk blues

I'd really hoped to make it over to Puyallup for the Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market but too many work assignments got in the way. The shabby sisters have rounded up quite a list of vendors who've been scouting for all the sweet things…

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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

Vintage china and linen pamper guests at Whitefish, Montana's Garden Wall Inn (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Golden-age glamour in Whitefish 

I just spent a couple of days in Whitefish, Montana surrounded by antiques and collectibles. Whitefish, a 5-hour drive or 6-hour train ride from Spokane, is close enough to getaway for the weekend. I love the small-town feel and the proximity to Glacier National Park…

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New ideas for old things

I found this Country Living slide show featuring creative ways to update and re-use vintage finds and thought I would share. I like the way most of the projects have a clean, upscale look. Sometimes, it's better to have a little more and a little…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010

Ashley Hanson shows off the ring she purchased at the Funky Junk Antique Sale (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Happy Hands Club @ the Funky Junk Sale 

I snapped a few photos of happy people taking home treasures from the Funky Junk Antique Sale in Chattaroy this weekend. Enjoy! Ashley Hanson found a pretty ring. Chris Fehr snagged a new Canary print to add to her collection. Skye Grow likes pop! Mary…

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 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

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.…

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Love letter from a junker

I can't resist a love letter. Who can? I got this in last week's mail from a long-time Treasure Hunting reader and thought I would share. Dear Cheryl-Anne, I just found your Treasure Hunting blog at the Spokesman-Review again. I'm so glad to see you…

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This mid-century modern office chair was made by the United Chair Company in Leeds, Alabama (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Mid-century modern comes home

With a few minutes to spare, I stopped by an estate sale on my way to pick up my daughter from school. The bungalow, located on a street that links the regal Rockwood neighborhood and the up-and-coming Perry District, was full of people and not…

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 (Todd Sackmann / Photo courtesy of Todd Sackmann)

A Spokane Renovation Reality

After sitting on the market for more than a year, the little vintage 1937 Cape Cod at the edge of the park didn’t suffer from a lack of attention. A lot of people looked at it. They noticed the prime location across the street from…

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Taking the prize at GardenStone Creations

Since I was driving this week's test car down Highway 2, I pulled into GardenStone Creations in Airway Heights.Ignoring the cruel Easter weekend sleet and hail outdoors, I spent a few minutes looking around the shop waiting on something to call my name. I didn't…

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 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

How NOT to have a garage sale

Running errands this morning, I passed a sign pointing to a Garage/Estate sale. I made a quick detour and drove by. You never know what you'll find, right?What a sight. I've been going to sales most of my life. I lived in a family of…

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MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

BoHo Art Retreat 

Let's see...Take one weekend. Add food, fun, girlfriends, antiques and a chance to be creative with found and funky objects and you've got something special. Something like the BoHo Art Retreat.I'm looking at my calendar hoping I'm free to spend the weekend at the BoHo…

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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."