Miss Cayce's Christmas / food

Show Me a Thanksgiving Table ready for a turkey!

Thanksgiving is all about…… food! At least at our gatherings! It is also a time to be reflect on the past year and all we have to be thankful for! Our family gathers at our Grandmom and Grandaddy’s house (Clarence & Betty Murray.) The meall is served buffet style on the bar. Dad and I both cook the biggest turkey’s we can find and everyone brings their “must have” dishes. But we will have to share recipes later …..
Let me Show You a way to decorate your table! This works for a sitdown dinner because you can talk across the decorations (everyone wants to see who they are talking to!) or buffet style by working in all the different serving pieces on either side!

At Show Me Decorating we always start with a theme, what are we celebrating or decorating for?
-Thanksgiving
-The theme is nostalgic Thanksgiving
-The color story is Autumn Leaf colors

Now its time to gather materials. I love to repurpose and reuse items I have around the house, so all the brass candle sticks hiding in the cabinets and closets are rounded up, as well as all the family photos to use. Candles purchased @Walmart compliment our autumn colors, and paper plates are elevated to the look of fine china when placed on chargers (from @HobbyLobby and @Pier1 )

To pull off this theme I decided to use family photographs from around the house. However a great look is to print off some of those great family pictures you have stored on your computer! Frame them in frames from the dollar or discount store all in coordinating frames, or just do as my daughter did:
-Collect garage sale frames
-Spray paint all the same color
-Create a coordinated look
These will be tucked in to the garland down the middle of the table. It will be fun to look back at how everyone has changed and grown… great conversation.

Now for the base I will use a 9′ green pine garland and wire on the fall garland and red berry garland. Ribbon and mesh are gathered and it is time to start decorating. ( This look also works on a side table or mantel)

Enjoy your turkey day as we enjoy ours!

All we need now is the Turkey and family!

Green pine garland, sunflower garland and red/burgundy berry garland

Framed photographs from around the house

Gather your materials to start decorating!

The rolled mesh makes a great table runner, copper ribbon for a bow. Learn how to tie a bow http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com $0.99 app for iPhone or iPad! Closeup of finished table!

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A place setting is not complete without the napkin! Here I used a curtain ring clip and rolled a dish towel up as my napkin!
( purchased in a package @Walmart)
The place card was clipped on with a name or you could have thankful messages written!

Happy Decorating Y’all!

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Show Me Happy Halloween Party!

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!

Welcome to my home!

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.

My wacky witch wreath on the front door!

Welcome trick or treaters! I am more fun than scary. I love the pop of Black and White!

My fireplace before

My Fireplace after

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!

My piano top is a great place to showcase my smiling pumpkins!

My chandelier is spooked up with Black glitter garland, witches arms and a big black spider!

Rebecca adds a table runner to be the base for the Dept. 56 Halloween Village display

Now the fun begins with the spooky set up! Base to add height.

Rebecca gets started

We use 2 houses, trees, and accessories to create a spooky scene!

Rebecca checks lights & mechanical pieces to be sure all is in working order as she sets up!

We have Fog, and the set up continues

Rebecca loves her Halloween Dept. 56 village! especially the foggy base.

A favorite spot to view the spooky village!

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…….

We are dressed for the occasion!

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!

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