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