Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas is a Coming

Christmas is a coming and the bells begin to ring,
The holly's in the window and the birds begin to sing...

Christmas is right around the corner. I wish there was an extra month in between Thanksgiving and Christmas...just to give me enough time to soak it all in and to enjoy the peace of the season. I have had fun the past few weeks reading blog posts about how people decorate for Christmas...particularly how they incorporate their vintage decorations into their Christmas displays in their homes.

I thought I would post a few pictures of some of our vintage decorations that we love. I haven't been up to my mom's house yet to see all her decorations (I will take pictures while we are up there over Christmas) but here are some pictures of my house and Stacey's house.

This is a new decoration at my house this year. I love this swag that I made from old dictionary pages. We made these when we were snowed in at my mom's house last Thanksgiving. They turned out so cute!!

I love these medallions/ornaments that I purchased from Junebug this year. They are darling!!

I am loving the candelabra I bought from my mom and still absolutely adore the bust I purchased from Kristen a couple years ago at a Funky Junk sale. She goes with every season!!

Our Christmas Tree

I went with a cream and gold theme this year. My all-time favorite new Christmas decoration is my ruffled tree skirt made by my mom. I LOVE IT.

I found this beautiful paper Nativity at an estate sale this summer for $1. I think it is gorgeous.

How cute are the Eskimos and igloo I purchased from Hollie and Gail's booth this year at the Two Women Christmas Sale?

The white, blue, and silver tree that I have in my kitchen

One of my favorite blow molds...also from Hollie last year.

Now onto Stacey's house...

I absolutely LOVE these deer and would steal them if I could!! Just kidding.

Green Guy

Growing up our family had the tradition of getting a Nutcracker each year. This Nutcracker was one of our particular favorites. I don't really know why. He certainly wasn't the fanciest Nutcracker but we loved him all the same.We called him, of course, "Green Guy". One year my mom decided to slim down the old Nutcracker collection and Green Guy went to Stacey. (I got Scrooge and Tiny Tim which are also awesome.) I am still very fond of "Green Guy" and enjoy visiting him in Palouse. :)

I love the star that Stacey got at the Two Women Christmas Sale. I don't know who the vendor was though...but the star is FABULOUS.

I am also extremely jealous of this beauty. So cute!!

My holiday baking is done, presents purchased and wrapped, cookie plates being delivered right this minute by my little elves. Now I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the holidays.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Sisters Creed!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Victoria!!

This last week we had the joy of celebrating our mom's birthday!! She is the most amazing woman we know and the founder of Sisters Creed. For years we talked and talked about doing a business together and she made this dream a reality. She has been inspiring us all our lives and continues to do so every day.

Our mom is truly a Renaissance woman. She sews, knits, crochets, quilts, paints, crafts, cooks and creates. She always has about 20 projects in various stages. Now she has her own studio in her home to create in...but when we were kids we sometimes couldn't find a place to sit when she was creating because there would be fabric and parts of projects covering every surface. But we have certainly be the beneficiaries of her talent and hard work. We have always lived in a beautiful, stylish and inviting home. We have always had amazingly delicious meals. We could always count on her to help us make the best school projects and posters and prize winning Halloween costumes. She has kept us beautifully clothed...she has made us so many clothes, not to mention, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and even a wedding dress.

Growing up she would always help us arrange and rearrange our rooms...just like she constantly did to our house. My friends used to say that every time they would come over the furniture was in a different place and it was true. Our mom loves to "change things up"!! It is still the same today. I don't think I've ever been to her house and had her furniture in the same configuration that it was in the last time I was there.

She has always had a great eye for style and beauty and has helped to cultivate this in us. I remember when I went to college and was moving into my dorm room at BYU and my mom immediately took me and my "just met" roommate to Shopko to buy some plants, decorative baskets and pillows to "jazz things up". I love that about her. She has been helping us create cozy homes for ourselves no matter how humble.

She is now inspiring a new generation...her grandkids. All of whom would much rather have something "grandma made" than something she could buy. She has kept her grandchildren decked out since they were in utero. They all enjoy custom bedding, curtains, pillows, lampshades, painted furniture, reupholstered furniture, memo boards, bulletin boards, holiday decorations, halloween costumes, knit hats, sweaters and scarves, cozy bathrobes, beautiful dresses...even monogrammed ties for my son Kam to wear to church. They eagerly unwrap her gifts to see what she has created. This year the little girls are all getting "princess nightgowns" with matching peignoirs for Christmas...shhh...don't tell. They are going to FREAK OUT!!

Thanks mom for not only creating beauty in our lives but in teaching us to find it all around us...especially in the hearts of others. We love you very much and are so happy to be your partners in Sisters Creed and blessed to be your daughters.

To celebrate my mom's birthday we spent the day in Stacey's hometown of Palouse, WA...eating, shopping, roaming town, seeing Santa, and enjoying one another.

Mom and her oldest grandchild Reilly Victoria...named for her grandma. My mom has not one but TWO granddaughters named after her!!

Some of our mom's 10 grandchildren

Happy Birthday Mom/Grandma!! We love you!!


Kristin and Stacey (Kelley, Kirk and Jordin...and the whole crew)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Two Women Vintage Christmas Sale

Wow!! What a fun sale!! For those of you who were able to attend the Two Women Christmas Sale you know what I am talking about. There was a fantastic turn out and Saturday was wild!! We had the BEST time! Thank you so much to all our wonderful customers and dear friends who made the weekend so enjoyable. We appreciate you all very much.Thank you to Fielding and Diana Chelf (and the Chelf family) for all their hard work and dedication that went into making this sale so fantastic.

Here are a few pictures: 


We hope that you all enjoy the holidays.... and have a very 
Merry Christmas!!

Much Love and Best Wishes~

Sisters Creed

Kristin, Victoria, and Stacey

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Women Vintage Christmas Sale

This weekend is the Two Women Christmas Sale at the Moran Prairie Grange (6106 S. Palouse Hwy. Spokane, WA) Come kick off December at this amazing sale. We are so excited and have been busy getting ready for this event. You can't believe the fun things that we have in store for you. It is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!! My mom alone could fill her own booth with the incredible things she has been working on...seriously beautiful!! I was drooling as she showed me all that she had been working on over Thanksgiving.  Stacey and I have been hard at work too. Our booth will be packed with holiday goodness.  There are going to be 20 + fantastic and talented vendors with booths stocked with vintage and handmade items, antiques and more. You don't want to miss it!!

Saturday, December 3rd from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, December 4th from 10 am to 4 pm

Admission is $3...12 and under free

($1 of admission goes to benefit Free Rein Therapeutic Horseback Riding of Spokane. They do such amazing work in our area.)

Also...Every paid admission will be automatically entered in a drawing for a $50 Trader Joe's gift card as well as a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Hurd Mercantile in Rockford, WA (Two of my VERY FAVORITE stores!!) And...a Two Women Gift Basket will also be given away.

This is the last sale of the year for Sisters Creed. We do have an Etsy store in the works so stay tuned.

Come see us this weekend!! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Frostings Bake Shop

Oh what a joyous weekend!! Not only did my daughter, Reilly turn 15 and my son, Kameron, turn 11 but Sweet Frostings Bake Shop opened in Downtown Spokane!! Woohoo. Believe me, my husband, Tyler, and I were there Saturday morning bright and early and ready to purchase our favorite treats. My sweet friend, Judy, and her business partner, Sally, are the wonderful owners of Sweet Frostings...Spokane's most fabulous and chic bake shop. I have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive and it did not disappoint!!

There's Judy hard at work. Sally was a busy bee in the kitchen and kept bring out the most amazing things.

Not only are the baked goods beyond delicious but the decor is jaw-droppingly fantastic!! It is the most darling bake shop in existence. It was designed by the fabulous Gladys and Celia of Junebug Furniture & Design. Love you ladies!! Wow. It was a feast for the eyes. I knew it would be fabulous but it was even better than I imagined.

Check it out:

Let me tell you what we purchased:

Salted Caramel Cupcakes (our family's favorite)
Dreamsicle Cupcakes (2nd all time favorite)
Chocolate Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting (Um...hello...Eggnog. YUM.)
Red Velvet Cupcakes (Fabulous)
Mayan Cakeballs (my favorite...I love spicy chocolate)
Chocolate Pots de Creme (sheer bliss)
Panna Cotta (light and amazing)

We bought ALOT. We had four hungry kids at home EAGERLY awaiting our return. Every last thing was so unbelievably delicious. But let me tell you...the chocolate pots de creme and the panna cotta didn't even make it out the door of the bakery. Both were AMAZING. The chocolate pots de creme taste like you've died and gone to heaven!! Wow. Luckily Judy was able to take a very small break and sit down and chat. We love her dearly and are so happy for she and Sally and that this dream has become a reality.

Our family has been lucky enough to have been able to enjoy many of these treats for awhile but now everyone can. Run...don't walk...get yourself to Sweet Frostings as fast as you can. You will LOVE it!! I promise.

I should know because I either purchased or tasted nearly everything she had.

Sweet Frostings

15 S. Washington Street (on the corner of 1st Avenue)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vintage Finds and Handmade Treasures Sale

On Saturday Sisters Creed had the pleasure of being vendors at the Vintage Finds and Handmade Treasures Market put on by the Unexpected Necessities ladies out in the Nine Mile area.
What a fabulous Saturday was had by all...vendors and customers alike. It was a beautiful crisp autumn day. Perfect for junking and getting a jump start on holiday shopping. There were so many lovely booths full of beautiful items and wonderful and enthusiastic shoppers. Kathy and Jennifer did such a wonderful job putting on this event!! Thanks for inviting us to be a part of it all. We loved it!!

Now our thoughts are turned to Vintage Christmas and the next sale that we will be participating in which will be held at the Moran Prairie Grange December 3rd and 4th.

Christmas will be here before you know it!! This is a wonderful sale to kick off the Christmas season. Put it on your calendars now!! Hope to see you there.