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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

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

Vintage linen for the Thanksgiving table

This Thanksgiving, as I usually do, I'll decorate the table simply with a few favorite items: a carved wooden pheasant, a vintage table cloth, the family china and silver. We'll sit down together to eat favorite foods, celebrate and enjoy one another's company. But this...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

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Back to School: Lunchbox redux

This morning I packed yet another lunch. I've been getting school lunches ready for more than 20 years so it's second nature to me now. My first child started school in 1991. Three more followed. Now, the oldest is out of grad school and part...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 7, 2010


A deep-seated love

Often, for those of us who are drawn to ordinary objects that have been used and loved, the things we rescue become part of the family. This is especially true of Gladys Hanning. “I have collected and brought home many pieces of furniture, paintings, books,”...

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

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Finding inspiration in old ornaments

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series on what sparked a life-long love of vintage in local collectors and dealers, this week’s profile features Hollie Jantz Eastman. Eastman is one of the co-owners of Funky Junk Antique Show. Like so many of us, Hollie Jantz Eastman’s love...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010

Interior of the farmhouse being remodeled by Jana Roach (Jana Roach / Photo courtesy of Jana Roach)

Montana Memories

Continuing my Treasure Hunting series featuring noteworthy collectors, creative types and entrepreneurs, I’m introducing Jana Roach. Roach lives near Kalispell, Montana in the beautiful Flathead Valley, and as one of the creators of Montana’s Vintage Whites Market, she spends a lot of time searching for...

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010


Boutiques and Blooms

I got up early to get started on what promises to be a busy day. My first stop was the Boutiques and Blooms sale at the home of Holly Dalke. The sale is part of the Inland Empire Gardener's Club Spokane in Bloom Tour. Dalke's...

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Vintage books on organic farming. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Armchair Farming with Vintage Books 

Some people read thrillers. They like high-flying espionage and doomsday scenarios or murder mysteries with gory homicide cases solved by little old ladies or wise-cracking private detectives. This is the polar opposite of their ordinary life, but then that’s what makes the plots so exciting....

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Handmade notebooks by Clothespin Cards were featured at the 2010 Farm Chicks Show. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Clothespin Cards

You know there's a diamond in the sandbox. Somewhere. All you have to do is find it. That's what it feels like to shop for one small thing in a crowded market or antiques show. There are so many things to look at, there is...

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010


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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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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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."