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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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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Shop 'Down the Rabbit Hole' this weekend

Spring fever has been creeping up on us since late March, but Gladys Hanning and Celia Hanning Therens, the mother-daughter team behind Junebug Furniture and Design are willing to bet it will bloom this weekend. So the pair are holding a special spring home and...

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MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 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

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

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

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

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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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

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

Bringing home vintage Versace

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Just off the Grand Place and not far from the iconic Brussels “Manneken-Pis” (little man, peeing) fountain, the Hotel Amigo sits tucked into the corner of Rue de la Violette. And just a block or two up the Rue de la...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

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

I Have a Lock on Valentine's Day 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I usually spend Friday afternoons out and about exploring local antiques shops. My weekly deadlines have been met and it’s a treat to have the quiet time to myself. I’ve done this since I moved to Spokane and it’s a ritual...

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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Pink, the newest business by Chaps owner, Celeste Shaw, opens in downtown Spokane (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Pink opens tonight

You can stop driving by or walking up to press your nose against the glass. Pink, Spokane's newest and most unique shop will have a soft opening tonight in conjunction with First Friday activities and will open officially Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The business...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

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

Farm Chicks at the Fairgrounds

I spent an hour or so yesterday talking to people at this year's Farm Chicks show. If you have a hankering to walk around in petticoats and cowboy boots and like the idea of decorating with vintage junk- the shabbier the better - the annual...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Vintage Gold From Iceland

I try to travel light. I don’t like a lot of luggage and I don’t bring a lot home with me. In fact, most of my souvenirs tend to be things for my children. But my weakness gets me every time. Textiles. I love fabrics,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

 (photo by Kris Mack)

Artemis Grand Opening 

Take one Air Force kid with a Moroccan mother, mix travel, careers in nursing and graphic design, stir in a big romance and a love of antiques and you have the story of Kris Mack. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, a stint in nursing,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

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

A Little Saturday Junking on Trent 

Our list of Saturday errands took us out to Big R in Spokane Valley. Always the opportunist, I took advantage of the fact that we were in the neighborhood to make a quick stop at three side-by-side shops on Trent. I peeked into All That...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Spring Opening Sale by Shabby Stems

Admit it. All this gray-skies-and-rainy-weather atmosphere has gotten to you. Wouldn’t it be nice to do a little shopping and bring home a pretty vintage treasure? You bet it would. I feel the same way. That’s why I’m looking forward to Fielding Chelf’s Spring Opening...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Designer Kris Mack stands beside the vintage locker she will transform into an armoire for the master bedroom. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Designer has an eye for Industrial Chic

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Each week I record my Home Planet column for my Sunday Morning Essay program on Spokane Public Radio. After my studio time I always try to stop by The Vintage Rabbit, which is located on the street level of the same...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Vintage garden table gets a new look

There are finds and then there are the finds you find all over again. In 2006, I was invited by a Treasure Hunting reader to join her for a day of antiquing. I met her at Apple Annie Antique Gallery in Cashmere, Washington and joined...

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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

All That Glitter adds to all the fun 

There were only two vendors at last weekend's arts and crafts show that specialize in vintage wares. The Funky Junk Sisters were there, as was All That Glitter.I spent some time chatting with Becky Ellis, one of the glitter girls, and poked around her booth...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010

Funky Junk on a Sunday Afternoon 

I stepped in out of the wonderful sunshine today long enough to take in the Custer's Spring Arts and Crafts show at the The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.I'm not a crafter, although I admire the hard work of those who are, so I...

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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."