Miss Cayce's Christmas / Fall
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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The group themes their get together and everyone enjoys the Halloween treat at Beverly’s house. She enjoys hosting this one because her home is decorated. The table stays set for the main witch and her friends ready to party all Halloween season!
Beverly sprayed inexpensive potting containers and trimmed with rick rack and creepy crawly spiders! Never let your guest leave without a treat!
Cookbooks are available At Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store for $20! It is titled Keepers, because these were the recipes worth keeping!
Thank you Beverly and Joan for sharing the Shabby Chic Chefs!
Happy Halloween Decorating to Y’all,
Kathy and Becky
Check out our NEW online store for all your key ingredients for the Show Me Decorating, “Recipe for Trimming Your Holiday Tree!” http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com
Peacock Splendor and a touch of leopard… Show Me Doorway designs!
Fall into Autumn with this peacock inspired doorway design! Our Show Me Decorating team never dissappoints!
Now it’s time to gather up your ingredients! Check out our online store, for key ingredients!
Permanent mortar screws having been installed on this brick entryway! They are used with landscape wire to attach the Garland base to the entryway, and then all the ingredients may be wired on in layers.
Make a bow! Need to know how? We have an app for that! $2.99, http://www.app.ShowMeDecorating.com
3 Key ingredients, make for a beautiful doorway design!
Ribbon, balls and florals!
What is your new design twist?
Happy Fall decorating y’all,
Kathy and Becky
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!
Learn to tie a bow and decorate your Christmas tree, www.app.ShowMeDecorating.com just $2.99 Enjoy tips and techniques, How to and new ideas when you sign up for the news you can use!
Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
the Christmas Decorating Experts
Will Your 1st Impression, Open or Close Doors?
You never get a second Chance to make a 1st Impression!
You CANNOT, NOT make a first impression.
People always form an initial impression about us, our homes, our offices, our businesses the 1st time they come in contact with us, in person, over the telephone or at our front door.
The experts differ on the number of seconds it takes to create a 1st impression, but between 7-17 !
Vision leads the pack of our senses used to make a first impression, smell is second.
Cleaning, sweeping, fresh paint, clean glass, cobwebs, etc (don’t miss up high)
“The 1st time I passed through the country of Switzerland, I had the impression it was swept down with a broom from one end to the other every morning by housewives who dumped all the dirt in Italy” Argentinean Journalist
A Welcoming Entryway
Assorted sizes, proportion to entry way, freshly planted and maintained
- Flower Beds
Cleaned, trimmed, planted, mulch
A bench, chairs, pillows, and rugs allows you to treat your front porch like an outdoor room. Leave plenty of access and don’t overcrowd.
Nice fixtures, sconces, all price ranges, sizes and colors or finishes,
- Wreath, door piece or banner
What Season is it?
Everyday- coordinate with the color of door, house trim and brick. make sure the wreath or door piece is proportionate to the size door. step and view from the street.
Summer- consider a “fun”doorpiece to celebrate summer! flip flops, sunglasses, beach toys and garden tools
Fall/ Halloween- many wreaths and door pieces can be created to change from fall to Halloween and back to fall. adding some spooky is fun for trick or treaters. celebrate the beginning of fall and school starting with a decoration made from school supplies!
Christmas –this is the time to go all out! add the sparkle and shine!
Winter/ Valentines- a plain grapevine wreath accented with a large fun bow can be placed after Christmas, think about adding a valentine or oversized heart to celebrate Valentines Day
Easter/ Spring- bright greens (St. Patricks Day) are a welcome sign after a cold winter, easter grass and easter eggs, complete with a basket and bunny can make a welcome entrance way!
- Pick out a visible location or spot in your home (mantel, entryway table, island, buffet, etc.)
- learn to tie a bow www.app.showmedecorating.com from our “How To” app! $2.99
- Clear Store holiday and seasonal decorations in clear tubs clearly marked with the holiday or season will make it easy and convenient to decorate
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Happy Decorating y’all!
Kathy and Becky
We love to decorate with Glitter! We have a famous saying at Miss Cayce’s! “Get Glittered or go home!” After a trip to the store you will always have a touch a shine! This tree is named “Champagne Toast” and I think you will agree. With the touch of mink, glitter and sparkle, it is ready for a night on the town or your living room!
When selecting a theme, and color story with start with ribbon. We love to layer ribbons for drama and interest! This is a brown velvet, Leopard print and glittery silver and gold. The “Mink Stole” will be added to the tree in lengths!
When tying larger bows it is easier to tie them separately and then wire together!
To see a video get the app!
Pull out loops so all ribbon is showing!
For all the Show Me Decorating steps to decorate your largest Christmas decoration, the tree, Check out our Tree trimming app
Happy Decorating Y’all!
The house is decorated and now it is time for a party and Trick or Treaters!!!
I wanted to share pictures of my Halloween house decorations!
I love pumpkins and mums because they do double duty! I enjoy them for Halloween all the way thru to Thanksgiving! I decided to create a pumpkin patch in my flower beds and left my mums in pots and added the pumpkins in with the plants left over from summer.
Welcome trick or treaters! I am more fun than scary. I love the pop of Black and White!
The orange pumpkins glow on the mantel with their foil finish! notice the same candle sticks and orange candles? Not everything has to change out! I love double duty decorating!Now we are ready for a party, or should I say parties! Once I am decorated I will host multiple parties, and get double even triple duty from my decorations! Tables, chairs, serving pieces are all ready so let the party begin……. Fun simple food is the way to go! So many ideas from Pinterest, Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, TomKat Studios and the list goes on and on! I chose a chili bar with all the fixins!
Check out the next blog for the party food!
Happy Decorating y’all!
Remember, Christmas is creeping up! Be ready, let us help!
A green wreath for fall? Yes look around, there are many trees, shrubs and bushes that are evergreen and the wreath will look alive. The basics will even change out to Christmas! When storage is an issue, a great solution is a transitional wreath.
Definition of a transitional wreath: Wreath base and a garland or spray added on that can transition or change out seasonally. One base many seasons!
In this case we chose a mixed pine wreath (sturdy wire and good quality greenery). Have you ever had a wreath or garland that looked good the first year(and it was a really good deal), and then the next year it looked like crushed, limp dog hair? Well the saying goes …. You get what you pay for! We like to use a quality faux greenery wreath that is made from shredded vinyl, the thicker the ply of vinyl the more resilience or memory the greenery has to bounce back from year to year after being stored. You can tell when you run the greenery limbs thru your hand and it feels stiff, (if it feels really soft, it will not hold up).
Next we choose a great lime green crackle berry garland that matched with our fall choices and would transition to Christmas with ease. So now we have our transitional base.
Wired ribbon in a mix of solid, plaid and yes leopard ribbon has whimsy and fun. Long tails allow for the ribbon to be worked in the wreath! Wire the bow on with the wire used to hold the bow together
Need to know how to tie a bow? Check out the Show Me Decorating app $2.99 for iPhone & iPad in the AppStore!
Fall garland with autumn leaves was added to wreath base all the way around, and held on by winding in greenery, next the fall picks with pumpkins and gourds were added, again by winding in and securing with the greenery base limbs. We like to use hand wrapped or wired sprays, picks and berries which allows us to shape out adding dimension and interest! (no wire is limp)
Tune in again and see how this base wreath transitions to Christmas with a few easy steps and supplies!
Happy decorating y’all!
Becky and Kathy
As the hot summer slowly fades it will be none to soon…….
Show Me Fall Colors and Cooler weather!
How do you create a Welcoming doorway no matter what the season?
Step 1: CLEAN, save the cob webs for Halloween, sweep down the nooks and crannies, wipe off the front door, clean your windows, and don’t forget the light fixtures (eeek mine were full of bugs!)
Step 2: Freshen your bench or chair with new pillows ( mine are from @Bhg @Walmart) my bench takes 3 chair seats and I added fun throw pillows, all made for the outdoors) The summer ones are bagged @spacebag and stored in the attic til spring.
Step 3: Change out your dated light fixtures (@Lowes, for less than $150 for 2 we updated the wall sconces from faded brass to a rusted iron)
Step 4: Repaint the front door or touch up the scratches and scrapes, polish your doorknobs and kick plate.
Step 5: Add a new Welcome mat! (or at least hose off the old one)
Step 6: Decorate for the Season! Add a wreath on the front door or side wall, bows and greenery attached to the light sconces, a festive yard stake to potted plants and a fabulous Lisa Frost fall banner!
Step 7: Stand back and enjoy! (or check out your neighbors and help her out)
Everyone has a doorway but not everyone’s says” Welcome!”
What kind of 1st impression are you making? Let Show Me Decorating help you make the best 1st impression! Learn how with the Show Me Decorating app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/show-me-decorating/id386099720?mt=8
Try adding this color of green to freshen up your fall decorating!
It has been said…..you have just 7 seconds to make a good first impression……let Show Me Decorating show you how to make the most out of your Doorway’s first impression!
Pick a theme: FALL
Color story: Burgundy, gold, lime green, orange and rust
Ribbon: tie bows, learn how on the Show Me Decorating app
Create a Wreath: learn from the News You Can Use Section when you subscribe on the app
Happy Decorating Y’all