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Show Me How to Make a Fiesta Wreath

Fiesta Wreath Ingredients

Fiesta in San Antonio begins this year on April 10th. Fiesta is an annual Spring celebration that  started in 1891 when a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.
The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The participants pelted each other with blossoms. It is the largest celebration in San Antonio and includes many parades(River , Flambeau, & Battle of Flowers) festivals(Oyster Bake & King Williams Fair), NIOSA, and a city wide holiday for Battle of Flowers Parade.

To decorate homes, people add Fiesta wreathes to their front door with lots of ribbon, flowers, in bright colors.

Ready to make your own? You can with Show Me Decorating’s easy to follow steps-

What makes for a fabulous seasonal wreath?

1.Quality Ingredients- start with a good base. A wreath with sturdy branches/arms that will hold it’s form when you shape it. Choose colorful focal points to set the theme for your wreath, Wired ribbon in several widths, & Florals.

2. Decorate in a triangle

3. Decorate in layers and fill in spaces to your triangle as you go.

4. Step back & enjoy!

Fiesta Focal points-

RTC Fiesta collage

The Fiesta Collection at http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

So many cute things to choose…
Start with a great quality base

We love this Lime Green for Fiesta
(This wreath also comes in Orange)

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Lime Green Wreath

Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.

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Ingredients

Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!

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A Few easy steps

Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!

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Viva Fiesta

Ingredient list-
1 30” Lime Green Wreath
1 Metal Donkey Pinata
1 Metal Fiesta sign
1 Bolt of Candy Loop Ribbon – 5 Yards
Available from-
www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Fiesta Flowers can be bought or made from paper( don’t hold up as well outside) or from plastic tablecloths
Flowers purchased from Alamo Fiesta in San Antonio
5 large plastic flowers
5 small plastic flowers

Bows tied using the app from www.app.showmedecorating.com

1 large bow
6 half bows
Streamers tied with curly ribbon and satin ribbon

Fiesta Wreath kit available at https://show-me-decorating.myshopify.com/admin/products/270596973

Now you are ready for Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo!

Thank you Lanisa Cole and Sal Priddy for the beautiful wreath!

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

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Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

I will show you my Christmas doorway turned Valentines with Conversation hearts and ribbon!

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

I love to re-purpose, re-use and recycle my holiday decorations. My Christmas doorway this year was a Red and white color story, complete with Santa faces and candy canes. After Christmas I removed the Santa faces and Candy canes (they were wired on) and stored them away with Christmas. I left everything on on my green pine garland that is attached to permanent screws around my doorway. Red and white ribbon, a white sparkle garland and all the assortment of red, white and red and white patterned balls.

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Valentines is a favorite holiday celebration for me. Probably because I Love, love, love RED, and my birthday is February 12th. I love to throw a party for myself and decorate for valentines day! My next favorite color (or color combo ) is Black and white! I have collected serving platters in black and white to use for many celebrations! So it was only natural for me to add Black and white in with valentines day!

I collected my new wooden conversation hearts from Adams and Company and my stash of Black and white polka dot ribbon ( Love polka dots too!) and transformed my Christmas garland into my Valentine Doorway! Love is in the air!

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

I turned the pillow around to the blank backside.

 Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Tip: Ribbon is a quick  fix to a tired, out of season or plain pillow. It can easily dress up or add a holiday touch!

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

This pillow was a great investment, this is the 2nd year for it to be a part of my Valentine Decor!

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

The fabulous Puffy heart is part of the Lisa Frost Collection available on ShowMeDecorating.com It was the color inspiration for the Show Me Valentine door decor!

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Love is in the air……. are you decorated?

……. the next door decor feature will be Alta Lynn’s Mary Engelbreit doorway turned to valentines Day!

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

The Conversation hearts will be my Theme for my valentine decorating this year! Next is to plan, decorate and prepare for my Birthday/Valentines party!

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Show Me Ideas for Christmas Door Decor

Show Me Ideas for Christmas Door Décor

Does your door make a great 1st impression for the holidays? Show Me Decorating shows you how in a few simple steps!

Determine your theme or color story

Pick your base: wreath, teardrop, ball wreath, grapevine etc. Keep in mind the size of your door, porch or entrance way for appropriate proportion.

Beautiful Royal Red and Gold theme door decor teardrop

Beautiful Royal Red and Gold theme door decor teardrop

Shape and Fluff your teardrop before decorating

Shape and Fluff your teardrop before decorating

Next add in a Show Me Decorating key ingredient, a floral spray. Use the wired greenery of the teardrop to twist over the floral spray to hold on

Next add in a Show Me Decorating key ingredient, a floral spray. Use the wired greenery of the teardrop to twist over the floral spray to hold on

3 Gold glittered floral sprays were wired on (no glue needed)

3 Gold glittered floral sprays were wired on (no glue needed)

The 2nd floral spray is added the same way, wiring on with the greenery branches.

The 2nd floral spray is added the same way, wiring on with the greenery branches.

Another Show Me Decorating key ingredient is used, Ribbon! Cuts lengths of each ribbon (approx.1yd) and place a wire in about the middle leaving one side a little longer.

Another Show Me Decorating key ingredient is used, Ribbon! Cuts lengths of each ribbon (approx.1yd) and place a wire in about the middle leaving one side a little longer.

Tie a coordinating bow. get the Show Me Decorating app, to learn to tie a bow.

Tie a coordinating bow. get the Show Me Decorating app, to learn to tie a bow.

Wire on ribbon tails about 1/3 down the teardrop.

Wire on ribbon tails about 1/3 down the teardrop.

Wire on the coordinating bow.

Wire on the coordinating bow.

Add on the 3rd Show me Decorating Key ingredient, balls! 3 gold balls are wired onto the green teardrop base,on the top right, middle and bottom left.

Add on the 3rd Show me Decorating Key ingredient, balls! 3 gold balls are wired onto the green teardrop base,on the top right, middle and bottom left.

      For a quick easy Door Décor, a Gold Ball Wreath and Bow!

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Wire on a red and gold bow to a Gold ball wreath or choose your own color combination!

Wire on a red and gold bow to a Gold ball wreath or choose your own color combination!

Christmas Peppermint with a Twist Christmas theme Wreat, fluff a faux green pine wreath, add a fun bow and you are done!

Christmas Peppermint with a Twist Christmas theme Wreath, fluff a faux green pine wreath, add a fun bow and you are done!

Create a great Holiday 1st impression, starting with easy DIY Door Décor!

Happy Decorating Y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me Bountiful Fall Blessings

Cooler Temperatures, Warm colors, and pumpkins! It’s time for Fall! You can decorate now and leave up until Christmas. Whoo Hoo more bang for your buck.

Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall DIY Decorating, Autumn Decorating

Scarecrows, Pumpkins & Burlees Oh, My!

Are you wild about Mesh? Or nervous about how to use it? We love it when it’s used in moderation and doesn’t overwhelm. Mixing orange glitter mesh and burlap mesh adds a great fall texture and color to this doorway. A quality 9′ faux green garland is a great base to layer on your fall decorations. (reuse with a Christmas theme) Attach screws into brick mortar or wood framing and leave in so you are always ready to create a grand entranceway!

Fall Decorating, Decorating with mesh

Work mesh into garland with small poufs and attach by twisting the garland’s branches over like a twist tie.Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall BowsHalf Bows are great in a garland

Mixing ribbon colors, patterns and textures creates interest.

Fall Decorating, glory haus, Burlees

Give Thanks for Fall

Burlap mesh in green and natural is added next, overlapping and switching back and forth. Mesh curls are created by cutting shorter lengths of mesh and rolling up. Burlees and metal pumpkins are used  as focal points, followed by half bows. Wire in shatterproof balls (in coordinating colors and varying sizes and textures) Next add the floral stems of glitter leaves and pumpkin picks.

Fall Decorating ,Pumpkins

Fall Close up

Welcome Fall with Show Me Decorating! We love @GloryHaus Fall Burlees and the pumpkins come in different finishes. All decorating ingredients available at ShowMeDecorating.com or at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Tx

Happy Fall Decorating Ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store NEW location

1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland Texas 79701

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2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks

Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating TricksFollow Me on Pinterest

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.

For these great ingredients visit http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pilling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pulling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

8" Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finishes are selected for interest.

8″ Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finish are selected for interest.

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas is the color scheme or theme allows)

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas if the color scheme or theme allows)

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Glitter Jack- o- Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter Jack o Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Quality ribbon will last several years.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. Loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Good quality ribbon will last several years.

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

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

Halloween, Halloween Decorating,

Halloween Decorating Ingredients available now at http://www.showmedecorating.com

Candy Corn, Halloween Decorations, Ribbon, Doorway Decor

Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

There is a slight chill in the air (or so I imagine)…..fall is on it’s way!

 Halloween garlands are a great way to decorate your doorway for the fall season!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Make a great first impression by creating it yourself!

Decide on your theme or color story , measure your door or entrance way, and  shop from home! Visit our new online store at  ShowMeDecorating.

 We love to install  permanent screws or nails around the doorway, leave them in and you are ready to decorate seasonally!

Install around your door or entranceway

Install around your door or entranceway

Use nails if you have wood surrounding the door or entranceway, paint to match. Purchase @mollybolts at @lowes or @homedepot or your local hardware store.

A good quality base will hold all your treats with our tricks!

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

Most faux garlands are 9′ long and can be wired together or cut to match your measurements.

The next ingredient is balls!

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Our exclusive Black and White Balls add a pop!

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

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Add fun focal points and your are done!

Add fun focal points and your are done!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Matching teardrops complete the look, now it’s time to buy some candy and watch for some Ghost!

Shop our Halloween selections and enjoy decorating your favorite Haunt!

Happy Spooooky Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

P.S. Store all your goodies in a clear tub marked Halloween.

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Show Me Traditional Christmas with a Twist

Show Me Traditional Christmas with a Twist

This was the second year to work with this client. We helped her to welcome all guests to her new home in the Christmas holidays. She wanted clean lines with touches of the unexpected and funky fun looks.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Decorating, Christmas Entrance, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Grand Entrance

The front was a beautiful entry way styled with frosty teardrops, and covered by a fancy balcony.

The grand living area has a natural and frosty look. The garland featured frosty icicle branches and beautiful pinecones.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Garlands, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Garland with icicles and pops of white

There are many great red accents in the house, so it was easy to add these red pencil trees to the foyer and shirts of red mesh completed the look.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Decorating in Red, Red Christmas Trees, Christmas Mesh

Christmas Decorating in Red

She wanted traditional colors in the family room which worked beautifully with the existing furniture.

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Christmas all through the house

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Christmas Table

I mean really it is hard to beat the look of red and green at Christmas time. Matching garlands over the hutches and mantel make a beautiful background for the tree.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Decorated Garlands, Christmas Garlands, Christmas Mantel

Christmas Garlands

The centerpiece on the island look like a fresh collection of plants but it is an eye catching arrangements of permanent botanicals.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Centerpiece, Christmas Tablescape, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Centerpiece for Kitchen Island

The kids play room has a kid-friendly tree with some of their hand-made ornaments. The tree also showcases their collections of snow village pieces.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Show Me Decorating, Christmas Decorating themes

Christmas Gameroom

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Village, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Village

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas tree theme, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Tree for a game room

The patio has yards and yards of fun-lit-garland with Seuss-colored ribbon and ball garland.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Outside Christmas Decorations, Christmas Garlands, Show Me Decorating

Christmas Decorated Patio-Colorful garlands add a touch of Christmas to the outside

There is a touch of Christmas magic at every turn in this home.

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Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Christmas Decorations, Hot Pink Christmas, White Tree, Turquoise

Christmas Decorating in Funky Colors

One of my personal favorites! Who could ever be sad when surrounded by these colors!

Sometimes we ignore the décor and go with traditional colors for the Christmas decorating and sometimes we embrace the décor and treat it as part of the whole look.

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Christmas Decorating to match Room Decor

In this home we wanted the decorations to look like they could be up all the time.

Christmas Decorating, Mackenzie Childs, Black and White decorating, Show Me Decorating

Close up of Christmas Decorations

In the front room we chose a white tree to showcase the bright ornaments. It was a fun focal point for the room.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, White Christmas Tree, Show Me Decorating, Hot pink, Turquoise, Lollipops

Christmas Tree Decorating Idea-Decorate in Funky Colors

Hanging a fun finial from the curtain rod made a colorful statement.

Christmas Decorating Idea, Christmas Finial, Show Me Decorating

Fun Finial in a Window

We created a whimsical centerpiece for the table featuring a Mark Roberts fairy. The table looks so yummy it hardly needs food! Well, a cookie or two never hurts!

Christmas Decorating, Christmas Centerpiece, Christmas Tablescape,

Cookies for Santa Centerpiece

The top hat showcases her beautiful collection of Radko ornaments. We added floral, ribbon, and snowflakes to take her tree to a whole other level.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Tree Topper, Show Me Decorating, Top Hat, Radko

Top off your Christmas Tree with a Top Hat

The nine foot garland added another dimension to her chine hutch. Garlands are not just for mantels or doorways. They can be used in many places to finish off and compliment your personal items.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Garland, Show Me Decorating, Christmas Decorating Themes

Christmas Garland in Funky Colors with pops of Black and White

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Show Me A Whimsical Look for The Magical Season

Show Me A Whimsical Entry Way for The Magical Season

Christmas Decorating, Show Me Decorating, Christmas Decorating themes, Christmas Entrance

Christmas Entrance in Whimsical colors

Elegant traditional with a touch of whimsy will please any age. These home owners recently became grandparents and wanted a child pleasing welcome for their grand front entrance. Lots of classic green and gold were used to compliment the buck and traditional style of the home. Whimsical signs with lots of white were added to the garland wreath and door way for a lively touch.

Christmas Entrance, Traditional Christmas Decorating, Show Me Decorating, Red, Gold, Green

Christmas Double Doors with Matching Teardrops

A personalized Santa list, on this wreath, will have family and friends checking to see who’s naughty or nice at the side entry.

Santa Wreath, Christmas Decorations, Show Me Decorating

Whimsical Santa Wreath

Tip: Painting a door black will give your home a dramatic curb appeal and is the perfect back drop to great seasonally designed wreathes and teardrops using the Show Me Decorating techniques.

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Show Me Christmas Inspirations from Market 2013

A  Christmas Store takes lots of time and planning, but especially inspiration! We go to market in Atlanta and Dallas in January every year right after the holiday season. Believe me -it takes alot to inspire us especially after a busy year! After spending several days looking at what’s new and hot at market, we get together with our team and plan the theme’s for Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and Show Me Decorating.  Here’s a quick look at what inspired us and soon we’ll unveil Miss Cayce’s spin on the looks from market.

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Christmas Tree Theme Traditional Red and Green

Traditional red and green explosion with a tree top filled with florals and pops of lime green.

Christmas tree themes, #Christmastreetoppers,North Pole, #flockedtree, #elves

Christmas Tree North Pole Theme

North Pole a whimsical play on Elves and friends on a snowy tree. We love the elf legs as a tree topper. The colors of red, emerald green, and lime green with a pop of white say Welcome to the North Pole.

Peacock, Turquoise, Christmas Theme

Peacock colors for Christmas

Peacock Splendor – we love the monochromatic color of turquoise and peacock feathers.

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Christmas Tree Vintage Shabby Chic

Vintage Cream and Silver-Shabby Chic is back! We saw this throughout market in home decor, furniture, gifts, and jewelry. Vintage was all over! Wait until you see our take on this look-we’re going to call it Silver Service!

Snowman tree theme, Arch Tree, Doorway

Christmas Tree Theme -Snowman Arch Tree

A what? A SNOWMAN ARCH TREE- oh my! Wouldn’t this be amazing for an entrance or doorway. Frosty and friends also translates to a tree or garland with flocked foliage. We saw lots of snowmen!

We work hard at market but enjoy every minute of it and can’t wait for you to see the new Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Midland. Did you know it’s worth a trip from anywhere?

Did you see a theme you really liked? Comment below

How do you decorate your tree? We would love for you to tell us and share a picture or two.

Happy Decorating Ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me Bright, Fun, Flip Flops and a pop of Black and White

Show Me Bright, Fun, Flip-Flops and a pop of Black and White

So bright you might need shades!

What says summer better than Flip Flops or (thongs as we called them in high school)?

I love color and I love, love black and white, and mixing together is triple love.

I also love to repurpose, reuse and recycle my decorating decor.

Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

I took my Easter/Spring wreath, removed the easter focal points and eggs and now I have a great base for my summer flip-flop wreath.

Repurpose and reuse Easter/Spring wreath base

Repurpose and reuse Easter/Spring wreath base

Gather your ingredients:

wreath base

ribbon

flip-flops (Hobby Lobby) in assorted colors

Assorted wired ribbon in bright fun colors to coordinate with flip flops!

Assorted wired ribbon in bright fun colors to coordinate with flip-flops!

At $1.59 a pair, I bought extra to make some fun flip-flops with my granddaughter, Emma!

Next match up ribbon with flip-flops and cut in lengths, about 1 yd to 1 1/2 yds.

 1 Pink flip flop tied with orange paisley wired ribbon.

1 Pink flip-flop tied with orange paisley wired ribbon.

Take length of ribbon and tie onto wreath base

Take length of ribbon and tie onto wreath base

Ribbon tied on ready to add 2nd flip flop

Ribbon tied on ready to add 2nd flip-flop

2nd flip flop tied on

2nd flip-flop tied on

Now continue the process of cutting length of ribbon and tying onto 1st flip-flop till all are complete.

P1050411 P1050412Now attach additional pairs of flip-flops to your wreath base. I chose to stagger the pairs and hung last pair lower on bottom of wreath.

3 pairs of flip flops tied on to wreath base

3 pairs of flip-flops tied on to wreath base

Final pair of flip flops tied on

Final pair of flip-flops tied on

Burlap wired ribbon will add the finishing touch!

Burlap wired ribbon will add the finishing touch!

Now I can flip flop into summer entertaining!

Now I can flip-flop into summer entertaining!

I love the whimsical relaxed look of this wreath!

So I think I will put on my thongs…Flip-flops and head to the pool for some sun!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Sells Seashells by the Seashore….or should I say decorates with seashells…..

Summertime brings on lazy days, boat outings on the lake, travel, walks on the beach, family reunions and weddings!

I have two ideas involving seashells, flip flops, wreaths and the all important ingredient….. Ribbon

We recently set sail on the Carnival cruise ship the Magic! What an incredible trip with our daughter Rebecca and her best friend of all times to celebrate their 15th birthday’s!

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday's with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday’s with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

We love the sand, the sea and the beautiful blue of the Caribbean water!

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

While on our trip I collected a few seashells, rocks and coral that had washed up on the shore. Since this is a favorite of mine I have a glass jar in my bathroom filled from many of our trips. However it was full and while shopping at Hobby Lobby I spotted 50% off glass jars with lids and snagged one! It is perfect and as you can see and it still has plenty of room for more shells so I can take more trips!

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Now I love decor that can do double duty, and since our son Will recently proposed and Susan accepted I have wedding planning on my mind.

Will and Susan

Will and Susan

We have been discussing parties, engagement celebrations, wedding decorations and reception centerpieces and I had an

ah ha moment!

I could dress up this glass jar for a warm, inviting, summertime engagement celebration!

The theme is established: seaside

List of ingredients:

Glass Jar: Hobby Lobby

Seashells collected or purchased at craft stores

Wreath

Ribbon

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

I have a choice to go with a more rustic elegant look, touch of burlap, more mono chromatic or bright, fun with a touch of black and white!!

Who wants to see both?

1st option: Rustic Elegance

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

I want to add a table runner to extend the centerpiece down the middle of my table, there are several options: purchase a table runner to coordinate, use a length of material or mesh. I think I will opt for the mesh because it is light and breezy!

I need to add a welcoming front door piece and the Glory Haus Happily Ever After burlee is it,

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just add a bow to coordinate and create a great 1st impression for your guest! (gift to the engaged couple to decorate their new home!)and personalize with wedding date!

Next post…..Option 2: Bright Fun with a touch of Black and White!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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