Friday, December 7, 2012

Two Women Country Christmas Antiques, Arts and Crafts Sale 2012

We were so excited to be a part of this fantastic sale this past weekend. It really is a highlight of our year. This vintage Christmas Sale is so much fun!! The Moran Prairie Grange was so charming and was decorated beautifully. The booths were stocked full of gorgeous items from so many of our amazing vendor friends. Dianna and Fielding Chelf of Two Women Vintage Goods host this wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of such a delightful event!!

For all of you who attended we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! We so enjoyed visiting with you about Christmas, your holiday memories, and traditions.The weekend was fun and festive and brought the Christmas Spirit. We came home excited to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends.

Thank you to the Chelf family for all of their hard work and dedication that goes into hosting one of these vintage shows. We appreciate all that you do!!

Here are some pictures from our booth:


We hope that you all enjoy this wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. Thank you so much for your continued love and support. We appreciate each and every one of you!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Sisters Creed

***Our next sale will be The Vintage Whites Market in SALT LAKE CITY (our old hometown) on March 9th!! We are super excited to participate in this event!!***

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Traditions

One aspect of the vintage business that I love so much is the sharing of history...personal and otherwise. I love finding old objects and wondering who owned them and what the story is behind them. I love it when our customers share their memories with us at shows and when we are able to remind them of a special time in their lives or of people they have loved. It is that personal connection to others and to the past that makes this business so rewarding.

Sisters Creed is a family business and we are, of course, all about family and traditions. As I have mentioned before we come from a family of antiquers and downright junkers. All of my grandparents have had such a loving respect for those who have gone before and the legacy they left behind and we are proud to be following in their footsteps.

Growing up we had a lot of family traditions...particularly around the holidays. We love to hear about other people's family traditions and have implemented many "good ideas" into our own family repertoires. This year all of the McClellans kids are going to be spread all over the place celebrating Thanksgiving. Some will be in Idaho, some in Washington, some in Utah, and some in Kansas City. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving and feeling close to those I love I thought I would do a little Thanksgiving Meme about the Sisters Creed family and our Thanksgiving traditions.

1. Where do you usually celebrate Thanksgiving? 

As many of us that can usually gather at my Mom's house or we go to the lake to celebrate with extended family. Stacey loves to host at her house as well. My mom does Thanksgiving to the nines. It is elegant, beautiful, delicious, fun and festive.

2. Do you make stuffing or dressing? What kind?

We make dressing even though we still call it stuffing...but it isn't stuffed. My mom is well-known for making a delicious sourdough sage stuffing. Over the past several years though she has upped her game and improved on an already fantastic stuffing. A few years ago she added sausage and last year she added roasted chestnuts and completely out did herself. This is the new must-have stuffing. She still makes her original/vegetarian version too.

3. What side dishes are a must-have in your family? 

We have a lot of must haves. We are very particular that all the traditional sides are accounted for...the one side dish that we HAVE to have are homemade noodles eaten on top of our mashed potatoes with gravy. This tradition comes from our West Virginian Great-Grandma and our Nana. I love this Southern twist. It is definitely a MUST-HAVE. We also MUST HAVE my mom's amazing gravy which we call "liquid gold"...and brussel spouts and killer mashed potatoes. Also, pumpkin pie and pecan pie are must-haves along with Tyler's grandmas's homemade rolls.

4. If/when you go to someone else’s house for the holiday, do you usually bring a dish? If so, what is it?
 I (Kristin) always bring homemade pies. I usually bring two pecan pies and two cherry pies. We also usually bring Tyler's Grandma Kofford's Parker House Rolls...made by Tyler. He'll have to make a batch when we get home to eat with our leftovers too.

 5.) What new recipes will you try this year?

We usually throw something new into the mix each year, but this year up at my Mom's house, we are going purely traditional. Stacey is hosting Thanksgiving for her husband's family and she is mixing it up with some new things. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

6.) Three best pies for Thanksgiving dessert?

That would be my pecan, my cherry and my mom's pumpkin pie. :)

7.) What time do you eat Thanksgiving dinner?

It is our family tradition to eat Thanksgiving dinner by candlelight. We usually gather in the afternoon for appetizers and drinks but we don't eat our big dinner until around 5 or 6pm. I absolutely love it that way. It makes if feel extra special somehow and it lets us enjoy the whole day together and all the festivities aren't over by 2pm with everyone in a food coma. :)

8.) Favorite leftover?

For me, it is Killer mashed potatoes and my mom's liquid gold gravy!! And...her pumpkin pie for breakfast the next day. I know my mom loves turkey sandwiches on Tyler's homemade rolls. As for Stacey... I think she likes pretty much the same things as me and my mom. (Correct me if I am wrong Stac.)

9.) Do you carve the turkey at the table or serve it on a platter?

We carve the turkey and serve it on a platter. We have to.
We all love the crispy skin. The turkey is usually scalped of all of it's delicious skin right out of the oven and looks pretty homely by the time we are serving it.

10.) Formal table or Chinet?

Most definitely formal. 

11.) After dinner do you go to the latest movie, watch football or take a turkey-induced snooze?

We usually talk, laugh, and play games and eat more food. 

12.) Do you watch the Macey's Parade? is a great way to keep the kids occupied while we are cooking. Plus eating later in the day allows us to watch while we are leisurely getting ready. But the biggest excitement is the "Westminster Dog Show".WE LOVE THAT!!
13.) Christmas decorations up before or after?

We differ in this...sometimes my mom does have her tree up and some years she doesn't. I always put up our tree and decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. I don't like to mix the two holidays!! I like Thanksgiving to have it's due. Stacey, I think, doesn't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving too.

14.) Black Friday shopping or sleeping in?

We aren't into Black Friday. (I personally loathe it.) We like to leisurely get up and enjoy the day and not be braving the mad crowds at the stores.

 15.) What do you wish you had that might make Thanksgiving easier?
 A ginormous kitchen and maid service. My mom, sisters, daughter, brother, husband and brother-in-law are all fantastic cooks and gourmet foodies. Everybody wants to whip something up and the kitchen is chaos. 

16.) Are leftovers a blessing or a curse?

A Blessing!! Since we spend Thanksgiving elsewhere we have to divide up all the leftovers among my siblings and their families. They are a hot commodity!!

 17.) Favorite thing about Thanksgiving?
Being with family, expressing gratitude for our many blessings, eating amazing food, reminiscing about times and loved ones past, laughing, laughing, and more laughing, and creating new memories.
Our Traditional Thanksgiving Menu:
Appetizers (always varies)
Cheese plate
Relish Tray
Mom's amazing roast turkey
Liquid Gold Gravy
Tyler's homemade rolls
Killer Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Green Beans
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing 
Sage Sourdough Stuffing
Homemade Noodles
Sweet Potatoes
Kristin's Cherry Pie
Kristin's Pecan Pie
Mom's Pumpkin Pie
Something Bubbly to drink...alcoholic and non-alcoholic

(Stacey usually makes the brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce. She usually adds something different and delicious to the menu each year. My sister Kelley always makes the appetizers and does the cheese plate and she makes the world's best green beans. That pains me to say because I make really good green beans too. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

May you have a wonderful holiday spent with loved ones and full of gratitude this Thanksgiving.

Sisters Creed


Monday, November 19, 2012

It's ALMOST here!!

Christmas is our favorite time of year and this AMAZING sale is nearly here!! We absolutely cannot wait. We love it so much. It is the perfect way to kick off the holidays. So many wonderful vendors and booths chock full of gorgeous holiday decor. The three of us have been on the hunt all year...and across many states... for darling Christmas decorations and we have amassed some really beautiful and fun things. Our booth will definitely be stocked to the brim with our festive finds. Please come and start celebrating the holiday season with us and do some holiday shopping!! There will be fabulous vintage and handmade holiday items, antiques and more.

We look forward to seeing all of you!!

Love, Sisters Creed

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Three Generations of Sisters Creed

Sisters Creed is a fun family is even more fun when the next generation gets involved. EARLY Saturday morning my daughter, Reilly, and I headed up to Sandpoint, Idaho to attend the Marketplace Antiques Warehouse Sale. We love this sale!! Every time we have gone we always find fun things and this year was no different.

Our first stop was my Mom's house to oohh and aahh over her new stash of old hardware. So pretty!! I can't wait to see how it will all be reimagined and styled.

And we had to make some serious plans for this bad boy...

We love this old drafting desk!! Wait until you see what we have in store!! Stay tuned.

Then it was off to the delicious Pine Street Bakery for croissants and hot chocolate while we waited for the warehouse sale to begin.

Pretty much the cutest grandma and granddaughter around!! When Reilly was little and we would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up she would always say "I want to be Grandma!!" :) 

The warehouse sale was amazing and our favorite finds of the morning were spools and spools of gorgeous vintage Christmas ribbon. We cleared them out!!  You will have to come see what we do with it at our next sale:

 Hope to see you all there!! Christmas is just around the corner. This is such a fun sale to kick off the Christmas Season.


Sisters Creed

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market and Happy Halloween

It's been awhile since we have done a blog post and we never did write up what a fun time we had at the Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market. So I guess it is about time!!

First things first...

We had an absolutely incredible time at the Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market. This is one of our very favorite vintage sales. Gladys and Celia of Junebug Furniture and Design have such fantastic taste and style. (Read their blog post and see what I mean!!) They put on the most amazingly beautiful show that truly is a feast for the senses. Even on set-up day the venue was gorgeous. The Five Mile Grange is so charming and with all the pumpkins, gourds and fall decor it was just delightful. Then the inside...even before the vendors had set-up...was a magical scene straight out of Wonderland. They do such an excellent job with the decor and their perfect little touches here and there. They are wonderful hostesses that make all of their vendors feel valued and appreciated. We just love those ladies.

 Set-Up Day...The next generation...My daughter Bryn and Celia's son

This sale kicks off Autumn for us. It gets us excited for the harvest season, Halloween and Thanksgiving. My mom (Victoria) absolutely loves the holidays and celebrates them with much enthusiasm. Every year she decorates her home to the hilt with such exuberance and enthusiasm for each and every holiday. She is the most festive person I know.

Every year at the Mad Hatter my Mom likes to do a Halloween theme...with a little Thanksgiving thrown in for good measure...

 There were ghosts, witches, black cats, skeletons and spooky owls galore.

 Potions and Vials, grinning Jack-o-Lanterns, and black ravens

There were touches of Thanksgiving with pumpkins, turkeys, linens, dishes and platters for entertaining along with home decor.

We had an absolutely amazing time and enjoyed visiting with all of you who came out and shopped. You are all so enthusiastic too. We love it!! It was a fantastic weekend and we were so thrilled to be a part of it all. Thanks so much to Gladys and Celia!!

My mom has definitely passed her festiveness onto her children. All five of us love decorating for the holidays and celebrating them with enthusiasm and panache.

Here are a few scary sights from my house these days...

Whatever the reason my kids find this particularly creepy!! Ha ha. ;)

This is their very favorite Halloween decoration...the ghost. I found it at an estate sale several years ago and couldn't part with it. The ghost figurine looks like a ceramic figurine but is actually a vintage squeaky toy. My kids love scaring everyone with that thing!!

We also are super fond of blow molds around here...for each and every holiday. Last year my sister, Kelley, purchased a ghost from Hollie and Gail at the Mad Hatter Sale. Her little daughter, Elle, just loved that ghost and would kiss it and kiss it. My daughter, Bryn, (who is the same age) loved that thing too and would kiss it when she would go over to Aunt Kelley's. Imagine her delight when Aunt Stacey pulled a very similar one out of her treasures for the Mad Hatter Sale!! That baby didn't even make it into the grange. I had to buy it on the spot! It has since received a lot of love!! ;)

Happy Halloween...Happy Autumn...Happy Harvest Season

With Love...

Sisters Creed

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Almost Here!!

Put this on your calendar if you haven't already!! We are so excited for this fun event. We love attending it each year and we love being vendors there. The fabulous Gladys and Celia of Junebug Furniture and Design put on the most AMAZING vintage show. It is a treat for all the senses. Antiques and vintage treasures, fun booths, an Alice in Wonderland theme with costumed vendors, delicious food, and incredible people. You don't want to miss it!! It is such a fantastic way to kick off the Fall season. Come join us for two days of amazing shopping (Friday night and Saturday) You will LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market 2012

What a weekend!! We had an absolutely wonderful time being vendors at the Fall Funky Junk Show in Sandpoint, Idaho. The setting was an old barn out on the beautiful V-X Ranch. The weather was gorgeous; beautiful things to buy everywhere you looked; and customers who were out-of-this-world AMAZING!! Thank you so very much for all the love you show us. We appreciate it so much!!

A HUGE thank you to the Wood Family for hosting this amazing event. Jennifer and Nathan (and Glenn) WE LOVE YOU!! We anxiously await both the Spring and Fall Funky Junk shows each year. They are so much fun and we sincerely thank you for letting us take part in this amazing show. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into hosting this fantastic event.

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers, dear friends, and families for helping us end summer on such a high note!!

Here are a few pictures from our booth:

Much Love,

Sisters Creed

(Kristin, Victoria and Stacey)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Junk Salvation

Sisters Creed had a great time being vendors last weekend at the Junk Salvation Vintage Market in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This was our first time being vendors at this particular sale and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. A big thanks to the Junk Sisters who made us feel so welcome!! A huge thank you to all of you who came out and shopped!! We have so much fun visiting with you and building wonderful friendships. You are all so creative and we love hearing about what you plan to do with your particular finds. It is always so inspiring!!

This time we were so busy with the early bird admission...SO FUN...I came running in madly and didn't get a chance to take a picture of our whole booth but here are a few vignettes. We had a great time!!

Sisters Creed is taking a few weeks off and hitting the road to Kansas City for a fun trip to celebrate a much looked forward to wedding extravaganza!! Many of you know me (Kristin), Stacey and our mom Victoria...but there are two others sisters and a brother as well!!

The beautiful bride is our baby sister, Jordin, who is second from the blue. The sister furthest to the right is our sister, Kelley. She comes to all of our sales and is one of our very best customers. You can also, at times, find some of her merchandise in our booth too.We are looking forward to a wonderful family reunion/celebration/wedding extravaganza in Kansas City. We just can't wait!! I'll bet we find some Midwest Vintage treasures along the way too!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

We are Vendors

This Saturday (August 4th) we will be vendors at the Junk Salvation Antiques and Flea Market Sale in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. This is our first time being vendors at this particular sale and we are excited!! Junk Salvation was recently featured in Flea Market Style Magazine and Romantic Homes Magazine as one of the top Flea Markets in the nation. We have been busy all summer and have a whole booth that will be brimming with darling things. We are looking forward to this sale and hope to see you all there!!

Here are the details:

Saturday August 4th from  10am to 4pm (This a one day show only!!)
Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Admission is $7

It should be a great show and we are excited to be part of it!! See you on Saturday!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Moran Prairie Grange Strawberry Festival 2012

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you die-hard Junkers who braved the heat and attended the Strawberry Festival Vintage and Crafts Market!! It was so fun meeting new friends, visiting with old friends, sharing stories, talking about your families, your memories, and the love of all things vintage. It was so much fun to share in the joy of a great find!! We appreciate all of you so much and your smiles, laughter and support  really made our day!!

Here are a few pictures of our booth:

Once again thank you so much for all who attended the Strawberry Festival.The day was toasty but a day of junking is still a GREAT DAY!! Thank you to Two Women: Diana and Fielding Chelf (and the entire Chelf family) and Coquille and Brian Gallagher (of Coquille Vintage and Junk Nation Review) for hosting the event.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Join Us!!

Sisters Creed is going to be vendors the Moran Prairie Grange Strawberry Festival's Vintage and Local Craft Market!!

The Strawberry Festival's revival has been long awaited. There will be open air vendors of vintage, architectural and industrial salvage, antiques, signage, baked goods and produce. All genuine 'Buy Local' vendors. There will also be classic cars, rat rods, hot rods and customs. There will also be some vintage trailers. NO Admission and free fun! This event is coordinated by the Moran Prairie Grange and all proceeds go to the grange's revitalization project. Come support the Moran Prairie Grange and it's revitalization project!! This grange is near and dear to my heart (Kristin) as this is the grange up near where I live!!
Sponsors and donators include:

Two Women Vintage Goods
Junk Nation Review
Coquille 'vintage'

The Moran Prairie Grange is located at: 6106 South Palouse Hwy Spokane, WA 99223

This is a one day only event!! Don't miss it. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Palouse Yard Sale a Re-Cap

In case you were wondering how our Yard Sale went great!! Quite a difference from the yard sale I had 5 years ago...and had to recover from.  I think it helped having it in Palouse (Stacey's hometown) she knew pretty much everyone who came and everyone was INCREDIBLY NICE. I don't have one funny encounter to relate. Seriously. I'm kind of disappointed. Stacey and I were the ones who were running the sale. Our mom was in busy with work moving a health clinic...very convenient!! Ha ha. Just kidding.

BIG SHOUT OUT to all the Palouse girls!! We love you!! There are some of the most fantastic women who live in Palouse, WA. They have been coming to all our many Sisters Creed sales for years and they were all there bright and early at our lowly yard sale. They are awesome and we seriously had the best time because of them.

I know it's kind of weird to post pics of your yard sale but I'm going to do it anyway. Because it was kind of momentous for us to actually HAVE a yard sale. One of the hardest things to do was trying not to "display" items. We also learned that you ABSOLUTELY must have MAN THINGS. We had pretty much equal men vs. women coming to our yard sale. All you yard-sellers out do you get the men in your lives/homes to part with ANYTHING? We seriously could not do it. Tyler and John claimed that everything they owned was 100% needed. They wouldn't part with one.single.thing.

 But there was lots for the ladies and CHEAP...




Since Stacey and I are all done having babies...WOOHOO...we had tons of baby items for sale. Good-bye strollers, high chairs, back packs, pack and plays, cribs, changing tables, bathtubs, maternity clothes, 15 tubs of girls and boys clothing from Newborn to 5T...and much more...All GONE!!


 So we are done having yard sales for another year...I think we will hold our next one at our other sister Kelley's house in Spokane.

And...since we were asked if Sisters Creed is only having yard sales now and not doing Vintage Sales anymore...huh?...the answer is no!! Where did someone get that idea?

 We are going to be doing LOTS of Vintage Shows!! 

This is our next one:

See you then!!