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!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Funky Junk Antiques Show

Funky Junk 2018

Over Labor Day weekend we were vendors at the Funky Junk Antiques show in Sandpoint, Idaho. This is such a fun show! It is the perfect venue for families, friends, and vintage finds. We love this show because so many of our dearest friends are vendors and the show promoters. This show always has such a great fun and family feel. Jennifer Wood and her husband, Nathan, are one-of-a-kind!! We love them and we always have such a great time!!

The theme this year was Westward Ho! Jennifer and Nathan always have a theme and then they do some kind of creative visual display as you come in the doors to the Funky Junk show.

This year was extra fun because we had a bunch of family in town and some extra helpers. 

It is also so much fun to hang out with our vendor friends. I wish that I took more pictures!!

Here we are with our friend Rebecca of Peace Within.

Show Promoter Jennifer Wood (r) and her sister Erin.

Here are a few pictures of our booth. We had a triple booth space.

We had such a great time at the Funky Junk Antiques Show!! We absolutely love being a part of the Funky Junk Family look forward to next year!! Thank you to all who came and shopped. You were wonderful!! We loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We had a fantastic weekend!

This September Sisters Creed is coming in HOT!! We have TWO VINTAGE SHOWS!! In addition to Funky Junk we will be vendors at the Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market is Spokane, WA. This is another show that we absolutely adore! It is a Friday night and Saturday show and you don't want to miss it. It is magical. Seriously...magical. Especially the Friday night! Come see us. :)

Sisters Creed

Friday, June 15, 2018

Farm Chicks 2018

Farm Chicks!!

It's hard to believe that another Farm Chicks show is over!! We plan and prepare for it all year long and so it is kind of a crazy let down when it is over. Kind of like that day after Christmas feeling. Do you know what I mean? It is always so much fun and we absolutely love it! This year was another fantastic year for us and that is due to our amazing customers who show us so much love and support. Some of whom we have known for years and have become dear friends and some of whom we had the awesome pleasure of meeting for the first time. It is truly wonderful the camaraderie between curators and customers alike. It makes this show very special for us.

Here are some pictures from our booth this year. We were in our usual spot in Bay 3 which we love and we had our usual four-booth space.

Farm Chicks 2018 was amazing!! THANK YOU to all who came and shopped. We love and appreciate each and every one of you! We love being a part of this wonderful event and community! Thank you to our fantastic fellow curators who inspire us with their talents, creativity, and friendship. And a HUGE thank you to Serena Thompson for her vision, hard work, and dedication that make this show so special.!!

Sisters Creed

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Vintage Faire 2018

Stacey represented Sisters Creed at The Vintage Faire in Omak, WA at the end of April. This is a fun little show held at the Okanogan Fairgrounds. The women who host this show do such a great job!! We enjoy being a part of this show!

Here are a few pictures of Stacey's booth:

Thank you to all who came and shopped!! See you next year!!

Our next show is FARM CHICKS!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

First Show of 2018: Rebel Junk Vintage Market

Rebel Junk CDA

Stacey and I represented Sisters Creed at our first vintage show of the 2018 season. It is always so exciting for us when show season starts up again!! We had a double booth space just like we did last year with our checkout in the middle. We had a great time!! A huge thank you to everyone who came and shopped!!

Here are a few pictures of our booth:

For this show we added some fun pops of spring colors and some great Easter decor!

We are super excited to get back into the swing of market season!!

Coming Up:

Stacey will be representing Sisters Creed in Omak, WA at The Vintage Faire:

(Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds)

And...then...Kristin, Stacey, and Victoria will all be representing Sisters Creed at Farm Chicks!!

This is the first weekend in June at the Spokane Fairgrounds!!

We hope to see you soon!!