Miss Cayce's Christmas / Black and white
Autumn’s Delight is Center stage at the Harrison Home
Kathy uses the Black and White tray, burlap runner, a glass and iron bowl filled with wooden fruit and decorative salt and pepper shakers for her everyday decor.
When decorating seasonally edit the everyday decor and include some items in the holiday decorating. In this case the burlap runner, and tray get to stay.
The Metal pumpkin trio is a new twist on fall pumpkins, the patterns and antiqued colors coordinate with Kathy’s decor.
Garlands used down the middle of the table pull the Autumn centerpiece together.
Garland is laid down the middle of the table, in and out of the tray.
Candle sticks that are used in everyday decor on Kathy’s mantel get to stay out in a new place!
With this low table decor, guest would be able to have conversation across the table.
Happy Fall Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
Ingredients to complete this project can be found at Show MeDecorating or make a visit to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland,Texas
Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY
Mantels and fireplaces are great areas to decorate for the Holiday season!
Theme: Halloween, this years color story for Halloween is orange and black, with a pop of black and white!
This white-painted fireplace and mantle show off the Orange and Black used in Halloween decorating!
A great base for the mantel decoration is a garland to work in and out of the Halloween decorations.
Using two garlands twisted together is a great backdrop to the Halloween blocks, pumpkins and candle holder. I like to use a group of three.
Next add the finishing touch, ribbon.
easy 1,2,3 half bow
Wire the half bow ties into the garland, wire on the Polka Dot Bats and the Halloween mantle is complete!
Scare up these Halloween ingredients at your favorite haunts Show Me Decorating or Miss Cayce’s NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas
Happy Halloween decorating y’all!
Becky & Kathy
Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!
At our house we love Halloween, more fun than frightening!
The front porch becomes the main attraction to welcome the trick or treaters!
We hope you enjoy the treats and a few tricks to help you do it yourself!
The garland around the front door is where we started. I love to leave in the permanent screws to secure the holiday decorations.
Now to add the finishing touches.
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White bench is accented with a Happy Halloween roll pillow (Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, in Midland), fresh pumpkins and a black cauldron filled with orange mums (courtesy of La Casa Verde Nursery, Midland)
“Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat!”
Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
P.S. next blog, a peek inside as the Halloween house tour becomes spooky fun!
2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks
Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.
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Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com
7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′ orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads
Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,
Kathy and Becky
the Christmas Decorating Experts!
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Miss Cayce’s is celebrating 29 years (1984) in business in the Permian basin. because we are a seasonal store and we have lots of women that work for us and they change sometimes from season to season it was hard to keep up with birthdays, you would remember some and celebrate and forget others and have hurt feelings! So years ago we instituted a policy, if your birthday falls during our open season, you are responsible for celebrating and inviting us to the party! We have had catered lunches, complete with cake and party favors, and if you don’t throw your own celebration you cannot be upset if no one knows! Because my birthday is in February, the 12th to be exact, and close to Valentines day (one of my favorites) I throw myself a Valentine/Birthday party and invite my friends and family. This year was especially special because my little sister Jennifer and our Show Me Decorating team, Sal and Lanisa (from San Antonio) surprised me!
I requested everyone to wear red, pink or black and white.
I fixed my favorite lunch menu:
Tomato Basil Soup
Brown ‘n serve sandwiches
Salad with Strawberries and balsamic dressing
assorted desserts from Pinterest
This year I found a drink on Pinterest where you dipped the clear glass in white icing and then in colored sprinkles!
My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca were kind enough to serve and help, and clean up!
splash of cranberry
twist of lime and
optional: vanilla infused Vodka
pour in a shaker with ice and shake, pour in sprinkle rimmed glass
I love love love pinterest! I get so many ideas and want to always try new ideas, especially food and desserts!
my desserts were
Red velvet brownies (cut with a heart shape cookie cutter)
Strawberry lemonade bars
Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese glaze
chocolate dipped strawberries
and my all time favorite,
Three Layer Brownies
1 cup butter
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 c sugar
1 c flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. melt chocolate with butter, cool and add other ingredients. mix well, but do not beat. Put in a greased and floured 10x 15 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. cool.
Spread with icing made from 1/2 c soft butter, 3 cups sifted powered sugar, few drops cream and 1t vanilla. Smooth as evenly as possible. chill slightly
Glaze with 1/2 c butter melted with 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and cooled.
These freeze well. I love this recipe because I made the week before, drizzled with white chocolate tinted pink and froze.
I collect recipes from friends when I attend an event or party and like the food served.This recipe was given to me by my good friend Cliffy who served these at a reception.
These sandwiches also freeze well and are perfect for a brunch lunch or late dinner! I made the week before and made extra to store in the freezer.
Brown n serve Sandwiches
1 pkg brown n serve rolls (split in the middle) I used Hawaiian rolls
1 pound shaved deli ham
1 pkg sliced swiss cheese
1 stick butter
2 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls chopped onion
1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
2 tbls poppy seeds
2 Tbls Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
Saute onion in butter, add remaining ingredients. stir till sugar is dissolved and mixed well (I mix all and microwave for a couple of minutes really quick)
Separate and slice open rolls, brush inside (one side) with the sauce, layer cheese and a thin layer of ham. replace top, pour sauce over rolls and bake on 350 for 30 minutes.
These are delicious dipped in raspberry chipotle jelly!
I search magazines, the internet and Pinterest for recipes to try, I print them and make them for events and if I get good reviews I keep and if not I toss! (red velvet brownies)
My bestest friend of 27 years, past catering partner and Miss Cayce’s employee Alta Lynn Gerlach shared this soup recipe because she knew I loved La Madeline’s tomato basil soup!
This was inspired by La Madeleine’s Tomato basil soup, a favorite of ours when we go to market
La Madaltalynn’s (from Alta Lynn Gerlach)
1 stick melted butter
1 large 28 oz can tomato puree
1 can chicken broth
4 Tbls Basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup whipping cream
Mix all ingredients except whipping cream.
Heat until warm and then add whipping cream right before serving. Do not boil.
garnish with fresh chopped basil
My birthday party was recently featured with my favorite recipes in the Midland Monthly! Check it out!
Trick or treats? “How to” Halloween garland for Miss Cayce’s front entrance!
Everyone feels like a kid when Halloween rolls around! What was your favorite candy to receive? Did you ever get the wax coke bottles filled with a liquid treat?
or how about the wax lips and teeth?
Did you know whose house gave out the best candy?
If you love Halloween and decorating as we do you, you will love this simple, easy, step by step garland used on our front entrance at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas, home to Show Me Decorating!
We hope you enjoy decorating and cooler fall weather. Watch as we transform this garland to fall and Christmas, in upcoming post!
Measure your doorway or entrance to determine how many 9′ (normal length) faux green garlands you will need. Lighted garland with colored lights added in, would add a spooky Halloween touch! Secure garland and leave up to decorate for Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
the Christmas Decorating Experts