Sunday, December 5, 2010

Palouse Christmas Antiques Sale

Stacey, Reilly, Kristin and Victoria
This weekend Sisters Creed had the pleasure of being vendors at the Palouse Christmas Antiques Sale in the picturesque farming town of Palouse, WA. (Stacey's hometown) We love Palouse and have been vendors at this annual Christmas Sale and at the Palouse Blue Grass Festival for years. We love the citizens of Palouse and they have been wonderfully loyal customers. Both of these events are hosted by the charming and gracious Heidi Kite of Open Eye Consignment.

We enjoyed reconnecting with our vendor friends and customers...and spending time together...and making new friends. This year we were joined by our little intern/apprentice my 14 year-old daughter, Reilly. She had fun learning the ropes and made a nice little profit from her cute Christmas tags and ornaments.

Here are a few pictures from our fun day in Palouse:

We had a great time and enjoyed our day together. Now onto CHRISTMAS!! Have a wonderful December...and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vintage Christmas Sale

Sisters Creed will be vendors at the Palouse Christmas Antique Sale THIS Saturday December 4th, 2010 9am-4pm. We are very excited. We have been vendors at this sale for nearly 5 years. This sale is put on by Heidi Kite who owns Open Eye Consignment Shop in Palouse, WA. Come and visit us!! We have super cute things for sale!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favorite Things

I love Samsonite Bags!! They are one of my all-time favorite things to find and collect. They are so cute and come in so many fun colors. It all started with a red bag I purchased many years ago at a Farm Chicks sale from Hollie of Funky Junk. Since then I have acquired another smaller red bag, an ice blue bag and the ultimate score a black and white floral bag polka dot lining. I use them for everything!! Overnight bags, ballet bags for my girls, temple bag, diaper  name it...they are perfect.

Well...imagine my joy when I was poking around a dusty and dirty thrift store and found this HOT PINK bag just perched on top of a pile of junky suitcases. It looked like a little jewel sitting there. I had to cross a room full of shoppers to reach it. My heart was pounding as I moved as quickly as I could and snatched it up. These don't come along everyday...maybe one every two years or so. It was definitely a Junk "SCORE"!!

These bags are so cute and so coveted by the women in my family. I couldn't wait to tell my sisters and my mom. Now another generation is feeling the love...when I walked in the house with that hot pink beauty all three of my daughters gasped, squealed and came running!! Even my 18 month old who has been toting it around the house all weekend. I love it!!

My mom and I were able to do some shopping on Saturday. We attended the Vintage Finds and Handmade Treasures Market up in the Nine Mile Area put on by the women of Unexpected Necessities. Everything looked so cute!! We had also stopped in at the craft show in the Valley at Central Valley High School and we were SO DISAPPOINTED. So to then walk into the Vintage Market Sale was like a breath of fresh air. Aaahhh...yes. These are our people. We found some fun things. I found some Vintage Paper Christmas Coasters that I have a million ideas for...and my mom got the cutest Christmas Village house. It was fun to meet Jennifer in person...I would've loved to have talked longer. We also met Fielding of the Two Women Art and Antiques Shows. I love this community of creative women. So fun.

We also were able to do some junking in between shows and attending my daughter Reilly's Choral Festival performance. Reilly did a great job and we found some really fun things for our Christmas Sale in Palouse, WA on December 4th. That is coming up so fast!!

By that evening I was exhausted and my feet were killing me!! I was in a skirt and heels all day because we had attended the funeral of a dear family friend that morning and I was not smart like my mom who brought some flip flops to change into!!

Now the keep or sell that darling bag? I think it's a keeper!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Sale

We are looking forward to attending this sale this weekend!! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Junk

We had so much fun at the Funky Junk Show that it inspired us to get busy and restock our inventory. Fall is such a great time of year to hunt for vintage treasures...there are great sales everywhere. My mom came into Spokane on Saturday and we spent the whole day junking...we found some great things.

We were also able to attend the Angel's Attic Autumn Open house that was put on by our new vendor friend, Kristen Dobsen and her mom. They had some GORGEOUS things and we were able to do some early Christmas shopping!! Very fun.

Here are a some pictures of things I found two weeks ago. I am slowly filling up my garage again. I'm glad that Tyler has come to terms with it. Ha Ha.
I can't wait to get busy and get started on all my plans for these things. Stay tuned. Stacey has been busy scavanging and creating in Palouse as what you are working on Stac. We are also very excited to attend the Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market at the Five Mile Grange next weekend. This is hosted by more new vendor friends of ours...Gladys and Celia...of Junebug Furniture and Design. I can't wait. You should check it out!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet Kristin

I'm Kristin and I live in the wonderful town of Spokane, Washington. We moved here from Salt Lake City, Utah about nine years ago. I love the Pacific Northwest...well maybe not the weather... I would prefer a little  more sunshine!! But I do love the combination of the mountains, pine trees, and water. I am a stay-at-home mom to four wonderful kids ages 13, 9, 6, and 17 months.They keep me on my toes and behind the wheel of our I run them from activity to activity.

I have been married to Tyler for almost 16 years. He is my best friend and number one champion. He can spot a vintage find in a stack of junk and will now brake...without a fight...for "free" stuff by the side of the road. He's come a long way.

I would say that my decorating style is vintage cottage. I live in a little white house that was built in 1958. We love it even though it's a bit cozy for our growing family. It's getting a little too cozy these days so we are hoping to put it on the market soon and are looking forward to have a bit more space and a new house to enjoy.

Living in Washington our winters and springs can be a bit gloomy so I like colors that lighten things up. I love whites, creams, tans, and pale grays with touches of color here and there.I have a big white kitchen...which I LOVE! (A white kitchen is a must for me). My living room is a rich cream color, which is probably more yellow than cream but it makes me feel sunny and cheerful even on cloudy days. I even have a pale lavender bathroom. I love chandeliers (I have one that was my grandma's that I have refurbished) and I love cut-glass...anything that reflects light. I love white painted furniture...actually any color of painted furniture...pale yellow, pink, turquoise, sage green, black and red.

I love spending time with my husband, being silly with my kids, decorating, cooking, crafting, reading, exercising, entertaining, serving in my church, thrift store shopping, going to garage sales, blogging, my book club, spending time with friends, traveling and exploring new cities, trying new restaurants, boating and hanging out at the lake.

So that's me...I'm creative, crafty, thrifty and passionate about all things vintage. I love our business Sisters Creed and have so much fun sharing adventures and spending time with my mom and sister.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meet Stacey

I live in Palouse, WA, a picturesque farming community.  I have been married for nine years and have two sweet kids--my son Dane is 5 1/2 and my little girl River is 2 1/2.  I love being a wife and mom!  My decorating style is nature meets farmhouse.  I love to use shades of green, dark brown, and natural textures.  I adore dark wood, leather, and pine furniture.  My hobbies are:  getting together once a month with my cooking club--The Dining Divas, reading and attending my book club, going thrift store shopping and junking with my mom and sisters, trying out new recipes and cooking gourmet meals for my family, entertaining family and friends in our home, and traveling whenever the opportunity comes up.

Stacey and her husband John

John just opened Palouse River Kennels... southeast Washington's newest dog training and boarding facility. John is also a falconer and so their family stays busy with 4 dogs, horses and numerous birds.  

Stacey is the founder of the Palouse Chapter of her gourmet cooking club Dining Divas. She has participated in Dining Divas both here and in Utah for over a decade. She's a fabulous cook. Her cooking club was recently featured in Mary Jane's Farm Magazine.

These lovely ladies get together once a month for a themed dinner and post all of their recipes on their blog. Check it out!!

Stacey also works part-time at WSU and is devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. She loves vintage items and loves to thrift/craft/junk with her mom and sisters (there are four sisters all together and one brother.)

Stacey is very practical and keeps Sisters Creed on track and on task. Thank goodness for Stacey!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sisters Creed

 Victoria, Stacey and Kristin

What is Sisters Creed?

Sisters Creed was founded in 2006 by sisters Kristin, Stacey, and our mom Victoria. Another sister, Kelley, helps out now and then. For years we have thrifted, crafted, and created with our mom. We decided why not take all that creativity and fun and start a family business that combines our love for thrifting, antiquing, junking, crafting, sewing and creating...with the added bonus of doing all of it together. Each of us has our own unique style and Sisters Creed incorporates all of these styles perfectly. 

Why Sisters Creed?

We chose the name to reflect our passion for breathing new life into old objects while celebrating our unique styles. We come from a long line of antiques collectors and junk collectors. We have always enjoyed taking found objects and revamping them in new and exciting ways. We love being creative and frugal at the same time. We sisters especially honed these "creative" skills as poor college students and newlyweds as we would happily take all of our mom's old cast-offs (furniture/household goods) and give them new life in our homes and apartments. We also enjoy "swapping" items between sisters. 

What is the Sisters Creed?


(That means..."Hey? You're getting rid of that? Give it to me. With a fresh coat of paint that would look FABULOUS in MY house!!") 

Sisters Creed objects aren't fussy...they are funky. They're not verifiable antiques with a pedigree. They are vintage, quirky, creative, crafty items. Items that have a history and that have been revamped into something unique. Sisters Creed is an authentic way of living and decorating! It's creative recycling!!

This blog will allow all of us to contribute our thoughts, ideas, finds, and creativity and share them with you. We will also be able to update you on the sales that we are participating in.  Happy Reading!!