Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pickin Post Falls 2019

Pickin Post Falls!

My first vintage show for 2019 was Pickin Post Falls in Post Falls, Idaho. This show is put on by Brenda and Ron Buckingham of Past Blessings Farm. They have vintage shows in Washington and Idaho. I have participated in their Christmas show for the past two years and have loved it. This is the first time that I have done their Spring show...although it I shouldn't call it a Spring show since it was February and it did NOT feel at all spring-like!! We had blizzarding conditions for both days of the show. The weather was CRAZY! 

Some of my set-up day helpers!

Since I am doing shows on my own now it has become even more of a family affair for my kids and husband. It has been really fun! They are all so sweet to help out! My little girls were great at loading and unloading the trailer and lugging furniture and bins. They had to help out more than they usually do with set-up and tear down since my son, Kameron, who is a Senior was on a school trip to Portland. He and my husband usually do most of the heavy lifting but those girls were scrappers!!

Set-up day was unfortunately on Valentine's Day. It made it a little bit more challenging to know what kind of merchandise to bring to the show. Valentine's Day was over before the show started and Easter isn't until April which seemed so far away. Also it wasn't feeling very spring-like either so a bunch of Spring merchandise didn't seem super appropriate since we were deep in the midst of several feet of snow and daily blizzards. But I was up for the challenge and I did sort of a combination of all of those things while trying to keep a cozy and warm vibe.

Me and my cute booth husband Tyler.

The hours and days at the Pickin Post Falls show changed this year. Instead of being a Saturday and Sunday show it was a Friday and Saturday show. The hours on Friday were Noon-9pm and Saturday 10-4pm. I was curious about how the change in hours would affect the crowd size and customers. But I shouldn't have been worried. Vintage shoppers are the ABSOLUTE best!! I couldn't believe the line of people waiting outside for the doors to open at noon. Especially on a Friday and in a blizzard!! Vintage shoppers are the most loyal and hardcore shoppers!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!

We had the best time being vendors at this fun show. Brenda and Ron Buckingham who put on this event are so wonderful to work with and so supportive and encouraging. It is a great group to be a part of! They go above and beyond to make this event fantastic for shoppers and vendors alike!

More Sisters Creed booth daughters Ailey and Bryn...Sisters Creed the next generation!! They were so excited to help out and to get to wear real vendor badges!! LOL.

A HUGE thank you to all of our AMAZING Sisters Creed shoppers!! Wow! You guys are the best!! Thank you coming out in the snow and on terrible roads!! Thank you for being filled with so much fun, laughter, and joy!! It made Pickin Post Falls such a wonderful event!!


Sisters Creed

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pickin Post Falls

My first show of 2019 will be Pickin' Post Falls
 in Post Falls, Idaho!! 

This will be the first time that I have done their February show and I am so excited! I have loved participating in their Christmas show for the last two years so this will be fun!! This year the hours are a little different than in previous years. The show is a Friday and Saturday Sunday. The hours on Friday are Noon to 9pm. That is different! I have never done a show where it started at noon and ended so late. I can't wait to see how it goes. I have done shows that were a Friday night and Saturday and I love that format so I hope that this will be good too. The other difference is that it is literally the day AFTER Valentine's Day... so...what to bring??? It is always exciting to try a new show and to shake things up a bit and to do things a little differently!! You will have to come and check it out!! If you have been to the Pickin' Christmas Shows before then you will be able to find me right away!! I will be in my same location. The first booth as you come in the door! I hope to see you there!!



Monday, January 14, 2019

Changes in 2019

2019 is a year of change for Sisters Creed. We started out as a mother and two daughters business and we have done vintage shows together for the past 10 years. This year some changes are occurring. I will continue doing vintage shows but my mom, Victoria, has made the decision not to do shows any longer and will focus on her booth space at Junk in CDA and my sister, Stacey, has also decided to focus on her booth space at Main Street Antique Mall in Moscow, Idaho. 

Change is good! I am excited for my mom and sister and I look forward to my own new journey. In 2018 my mom and Stacey cut back on shows and I did quite a few on my own as we started this new transition. I know that this change is exactly what needs to happen and it is exciting for all of us! Although you will see all 3 of us together at Farm Chicks this year! 😊 

Here’s to a wonderful 2019!! 

Best wishes~ Kristin ❤️

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Two Christmas Shows

This year Sisters Creed participated in two Christmas shows. Kristin had a booth at the Pickin Christmas Show and Artisan Market in Post Falls, Idaho and Victoria and Stacey had a booth at the Vintage Christmas Market in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

This is a charming little Christmas show in the town where Victoria grew up. There were great vendors and so much cute vintage Christmas. I didn't participate but I did come up and shop!! My mom and Stacey didn't send me any pictures of their booth pre-show and when I was there it was super packed with customers so I wasn't able to get any pictures of their booth but it was really cute!! I *may* have been one of their best customers!! :)

Next up was the Pickin Christmas Vintage Show and Artisan Market:

I was a vendor at this show last year and loved it so I was super excited to participate again this year.

This show also had a lot of great vendors with darling Christmas decor!! It was a really fun and festive weekend. I had a fantastic show and I look forward to doing it again next year!! Here are a few more pictures of my booth:

Thank you to all who came out and shopped! I appreciate each and every one of you!! A big thank you to Brenda and Ron who host this wonderful show!!

We are at the end of our 2018 show season!! We have had a wonderful year!! Thank you so much for all of your love and support! Things are changing a bit for our business in 2019. My mom (Victoria) will not be doing shows anymore except for Farm Chicks this upcoming year but she has a little booth at Junk on 4th in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

My sister Stacey will also be doing less shows in 2019. She has a booth at the Main Street Antique Mall in Moscow,  Idaho.

I will continue doing vintage shows because I absolutely LOVE them!! In fact my next show will be Pickin Post Falls Vintage Show and Artisan Market in February of 2019. I hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn Lunch at the Lake

Lunch at the Lake

We decided to host a lunch at our family's lake house last weekend for several of our friends in the vintage business. We wanted an opportunity to gather together as friends. We never get enough time to visit at shows!! We are always busy setting up and tearing down or selling. :) We invited some of our good friends to come over for lunch and we had the best time!!

There is just something so wonderful about gathering with good friends over good food. Yes, we talked about business. (These ladies are amazingly talented and run fantastic businesses: Penny Simonson, Jennifer Wood of Funky Junk, Rebecca Armstrong of Peace Within, Kathy Walker of Unexpected Necessities.) But mostly we just talked about life. It was wonderful and illuminating and inspiring and delightful!! We laughed and talked loudly and boisterously! We are a passionate bunch! It shows in all that that we do and say. It is always entertaining and fulfilling to be among a tribe of creatives!!

I love being a part of a community of women who love, support, champion, and encourage one another. Every one of these women could be considered *competition* in our industry. We are at the same shows and we all sell vintage and antique goods. But each one of these women have been a lifeline of encouragement and advice to us in navigating this industry. They have each gone out of their way more times than I can count to support and champion each other and our business Sisters Creed. So have many others who weren't at this lunch by the lake. It is a beautiful thing. These amazing women have become such dear and life long friends.

Jennifer Wood, Victoria King, Rebecca Armstrong, Kathy Walker, Penny Simonson

Kristin Johnson, Stacey Sykes, and Rebecca Armstrong

What a wonderful day!! For some it even carried on into the night! I love it!! It was so invigorating to share thoughts and ideas and to be with good friends who truly understand the business. Each of these women understand the true meaning of friendship. They show up...not just at shows... but in our every day lives. I am grateful for each one of them!! I left that evening with a smile on my face, my bucket full, and my heart overflowing with love and gratitude.


Sisters Creed

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market 2018

Mad Hatter time again! 

This show is such fun! It is always a great kick off for Fall and the holidays every year. I love the atmosphere and vibe of this show. It is a Friday night and a Saturday show. The Five Mile Prairie Grange in Spokane, WA is decorated to the nines by our dear friend, Gladys Hanning, and her daughter, Celia. There are several vendors inside the grange and then vendors outside in white tents. The white tents are lit up at night and the whole event has an enchanting and magical feel to it. It is fun to attend and even more fun to participate in. This year my mom and I were vendors. It was extra nice because my mom hasn't done this particular show in over four years. Stacey and I have done it together or I have done it on my own so it was fun to have her there again this year.

Hanging out with some of our vendor friends prior to the start of the show on Friday night!

We had two tents side by side with our checkout in the middle. Here are some pictures of our tents by day and by night.

I especially love the tents at night!! Everything seems extra sparkly and pretty.

This is such a fun show thanks to our amazing customers and also to the other vendors, many of whom are good friends of ours!! There is great music and fantastic food. It is just a joy to be a part of this event.

We had a fantastic show!! Thank you so much to everyone who came and shopped!! We love you all!!

Next up... we have two Christmas shows. Stacey and Victoria will be representing Sisters Creed in Bonners Ferry, Idaho at the Vintage Christmas show in November. More info to come. Kristin will be at Pickin' Christmas in Post Falls, Idaho the first weekend in December. Hope to see you there!!