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!!