Miss Cayce's Christmas / 4th of July

Show Me Bunko Party, 4th of July Style

Show Me Bunko Party, 4th of July Style

Mom, ready to host her Patriotic Bunko party!

Mom, ready to host her Patriotic Bunko party!

Our mom has always been a great hostess. We grew up with wedding showers, bridesmaid luncheons, graduation parties and a host of celebrations large and small.

She always allowed us to participate and by doing so, we all learned to entertain and love to!

She has a group of friends that take turn hosting their Bunko group. We are so proud that mom hosted this month because she had not done so since she broke her arm, had surgery and survived therapy!

The 1st step to make your entertaining easier is to decide a theme, and because it fell the 1st week of July, a patriotic theme was chosen (plus she had a collection of red, white and blue goodies) So mom gathered up her red, white and blue table cloths, flag squares, patriotic pails (to fill with candy), star centerpiece explosions, and small red, white and blue candles. Card tables were set up for bunko play and her dining table was set to serve buffet style.

Bunko tables are set and ready for fun!

Bunko tables are set and ready for fun!

Coordinating Patriotic paper goods mean less clean up!

Tip: Investing in washable table cloths allows for multi-purpose use from party to party.

Place table cloth on table and add collection of patriotic goodies.

Place table-cloth on table and add collection of patriotic goodies.

Abe Lincoln stands tall on antique metal lunch box, beaded necklaces (used to mark the bunko) add some whimsy!

Abe Lincoln stands tall on antique metal lunch box, beaded necklaces (used to mark the bunko) add some whimsy!

Metal picnic basket elevates the red tulips with a red, white and blue floral garland tucked in.

Metal picnic basket elevates the red tulips with a red, white and blue floral garland tucked in.

Next was deciding the menu and a picnic theme came to mind, with fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon and Blueberry Ice Box Pie.

Easy as Pie! for the 4th of July!

Easy as Pie! for the 4th of July!

Tip: To enjoy a party, plan food that is pre made: potato salad, broccoli slaw salad kit and fried chicken. (no hot kitchen or last-minute prepping) Serve food in platters and bowls that coordinate with your theme!

Platters, bowls and serving pieces were gathered up to coordinate with the table-cloth and marked with post it notes of food they were to hold. White bowls, red platters and blue specked tin wear were all put to use.

The centerpiece was created from a drum lunch box (mom’s from a high school fundraiser), a metal picnic basket (which belonged to the original Miss Cayce’s), a basket of faux red tulips and ivy (they resides year round on the kitchen table) and an Abraham Lincoln wooden figurine from my collection.

A metal cross is displayed on the corner of the picnic basket, a nod to the sacrifice of so many for our freedoms!

A metal cross is displayed on the corner of the picnic basket, a nod to the sacrifice of so many for our freedoms!

Tip: When creating a centerpiece, consider shopping your home, bookcases, shelves, cupboards and closets for items that relate to the theme. Use different textures, materials and heights for interest.

Now have fun in displaying the food. Fruit is perfect for summer and what says picnic more that a watermelon. Be creative and scoop out all the melon leaving a bowl you can carve to serve it in.

"Watermelon Bowl" and cantaloupe are a refreshing summer time treat!

“Watermelon Bowl” and cantaloupe are a refreshing summer time treat!

"Watermelon Bowl"

“Watermelon Bowl”

Filled serving bowls and trays become part of the centerpiece, when food is served buffet style.

Filled serving bowls and trays become part of the centerpiece, when food is served buffet style.

Good food displayed is great food and a fun celebration!

Presentation, presentation, presentation!

Happy Decorating Y’all and Happy Birthday America!

Becky and Kathy

Guest are welcomed at the front door with a fun firecracker popping 4th of July wreath, a hint to the celebration inside!

Guest are welcomed at the front door with a fun firecracker popping 4th of July wreath, a hint to the celebration inside!

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Show Me July 4th all Through the House Cont’d

Three Cheers for the RED, WHITE, and BLUE

From the Front Door

July 4th, Wreath, Show Me Decorating, Mark Roberts

Hip, hip, Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue

You can add a touch of July 4th Decor to the inside of your home. Gather up your red, white, and blue accents. Mix them together, add in a Americana sign, and tie it all up with @ShowMeDecoratingBow.

July 4th Decor, American Flag, Tabletop, the Round Top Collection

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

Home Decor, The Round Top Collection, Show Me Decorating

Versatile Accent Piece can go from one Celebration to the next-just change out magnet or add your own message and fill jar with seasonal ingredients. Available from ShowMeDecorating.com

Decorate your mantle, top of your piano, or a shelf

July 4th, American Flag, Show Me Decorating,

Mantel display honoring Cooper C. Remembering

July 4th, Flag, Stars, Show Me Decorating

Candle jars filled with red, white, and blue and tied up with Show Me Decoraitng Bow

Then add some FireWorks to your  potted plants and let the Celebration continue….

July 4th, Decor, The Round Top Collection, Fireworks

Happy July 4th!

Happy Birthday, America!

How do you celebrate July 4th? Do you decorate a table top for a bbq? Or hang out Red, White, and Blue Bunting? Comment and share with us-We love to hear from you.

We love to gather at our lake house and eat brisket, watermelon, and home made ice-cream. Our kids love to shoot off fireworks and light sparklers.

Happy Decorating, ya’ll!

Jennifer

Ingredients you can shop for

Ribbon, Chalkboard jar, Wreath, The Round Top Collection decor, Patriotic sign

all available http://www.showmedecorating.com

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Show Me a July 4th Celebration

Happy Birthday America!

Let’s celebrate all through the house! You can start at the front door with a July 4th wreath and @The Round Top Collection has great focal points or pieces to add to your flower pots.

July 4th, Red, White, Blue, Americana, Wreath, Front Door decor

July 4th Front Porch

July 4th, The Round Top Collection, Fireworks,Show Me Decorating

Perfect for Flower Pots or a wreath

Wreathes can have lots of different looks, bases, and colors, but the key components always stay the same:

1. Good Quality Base

2. Fun Focal Point

3. Wired Ribbon

4. Floral Accents

July 4th, Americana, Show Me Decoraitng

Black Base makes July 4th colors POP!

RR Patriotic ribbon collageAmericana Colors for July 4th

July 4th, Wreath, Show Me Decorating, Mark Roberts

Add a Mark Roberts Fairy!

Your focal point can be a part of your collection. This Mark Roberts Fairy adds a touch of whimsy to the front door.

July 4th, Show Me Decorating, The Round Top Collection, Wreath

Warm welcome and great 1st impression.
Let’s Celebrate

Can you see that we used the same components but each wreath is unique? No two doors have to look alike with all of the fabulous decorating ingredients from Show Me Decorating!

Stay tuned as we take you all through the house for July 4th!

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

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Show Me Your Patriotic Pride

Show Me Your Patriotic Pride 

I love summer and I love America. The fact that two of my favorite holidays are close together, Memorial Day and the 4th of July allows for multi use of my collection of patriotic goodies.

It is a great time to gather all the Red, White and Blue and start decorating.

The front door and porch are the first place to start.

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

It is as easy as 1,2,3 4th of July!

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

A great wreath base is key, heavy wire construction and good wired branches allow for using over and over.

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

3 Key ingredients, wreath base, ribbon and focal point.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection's large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection’s large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

No glueing allows for items to be repurposed from year to year.

Add the length of ribbon securing with the wreaths wired branches, attach the focal point, tie a bow.  Need to know how to tie a bow?  We have an app for that! www.ShowMeDecorating .com

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

Happy Birthday America and Thank you to all our Brave men and Women who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom I enjoy!

 

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me A Wreath for all Celebrations

Show Me A Wreath for all Celebrations….

Alyssa and Tyler are newly married, with great taste and style.

Alyssa and Tyler are newly married, with great taste and style.

Black tinsel wreath leaps from one season to a holiday to a celebration in a few simple changes. The value of quality ingredients as been a lesson well learned by our own Alyssa. She shared with us how she has repurposed her wreath base, ribbon and balls to celebrate 4th of July, Halloween, and Valentines day. Now her neighbors are lining up, wanting to place an order!

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Red Tinsel wreath leaps from Season to Season and celebration to Holiday!Alyssa has learned the 1,2,3 of a great wreath,

Quality base

Wired ribbon

Focal point

Notice the items that she used the same in each wreath. She invested in the Black wreath base, bolt of black and white chevron ribbon, and some red balls.

Alyssa said she realized the quality of ingredients when she reused each time and it all still looked brand new. As newly married, with limited funds but the desire to decorate, she has found the perfect solution, repurpose and reuse!

From the looks of her wreaths she learned it well.

Way to go Alyssa, thanks for sharing!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

for all your holiday decorating key, quality ingredients visit

ShowMeDecorating.com

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Show Me Land of the Brave ,Home of the Free

Show Me Land of the Brave, Home of the Free

This week has been a great reminder of what makes America strong- that in the times of destruction we can come together and help those in need. It reminds us that we can pray for those affected by the storms and we can give to those who can offer practical help.

If you would like to help, Samaritan’s Purse http://www.samaritanspurse.org and the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org are wonderful organizations that provide on the ground help to those directly hurt by the storms.

Lets celebrate freedom!

Round Top Collection's Chalkboard jars

Add a touch of the season’s to any room in your house with the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars by changing out magnets to match the season or mood.

A favorite stuffed teddy is all dressed for a parade, and my collection of red, white and blue is all brought out to celebrate America’s birthday!  (or Memorial Day). I have been collecting for years and store it all in accessible clear tubs marked “patriotic”.
A new favorite to add to my collection of seasonal decorating is the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars. This versatile Jar with the change of a magnet or chalkboard message leaps from one celebration to the next! 
I love to group complimentary items to make a statement. The metal flag container doubles as a silverware holder for the fun family cookout! Filled with a permanent ivy the green adds life. You could easily substitute a fresh flowering plant or maybe a fresh herb!
Ribbon! The addition of red satin ribbon compliments the red, white and blue theme.
Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonallyThe Round Top Collection

Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonally!The Round Top Collection

available at ShowMeDecorating.com

Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil!

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil! Uncle Sam hat could be personalized with family’s last name!

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

Happy Memorial Day and 4th of July!

Show your patriotic spirit in red, white and blue…….

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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