Miss Cayce's Christmas / Midland

Show Me A Lifestyle of Giving Goes Beyond the Christmas Season.

Create and give back, Miss Cayce’s home of Show Me Decorating partnered with Coton Colors and their Attached to a Cause Event!

and here is what happened……kids in the Permian basin benefited!

A Lifestyle of Giving

A Lifestyle of Giving

A Lifestyle of Giving Goes Beyond the Christmas Season.

Christmas is a time of giving and Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store has honored that tradition for over 30 years! Owners & Sisters Becky McCraney and Kathy Harrison are home town girls raised in Midland by parents Clarence & Betty Murray who still live here down the street from Kathy. Becky & Kathy graduated from Lee High school and have raised their families here also. They love the Permian basin and believe in giving back to the community that has helped them grow their business.

Kathy, Becky, Betty (mom) and Clarence (dad) at the NEW Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Kathy, Becky, Betty (mom) and Clarence (dad) at the NEW Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

It takes only one visit to the seasonal Miss Christmas Store to keep you coming back for more. The sisters and their staff work all year buying, planning and displaying the fabulous products purchased from all over the world and preparing their marketing strategies to include fun-filled events that feature specialty exclusive merchandise with great artist and vendors. But it doesn’t stop there; these events are always partnered with a charity that benefits as well.

Kathy and Becky were thrilled to partner with Coton Colors for their 2nd annual Attached to a Cause, charitable giving program Art with Heart, and Midland’s own Rays of Hope was the perfect fit.

Coton Color's attached to a cause.

Coton Color’s Attached to a Cause. Art with Heart.

Rays of Hope offers classes for children and teens who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce or other painful transition. Kelsee Jones says “Our goal at Rays of Hope is to provide a safe, neutral place for children and teens to do the work of grief.  Through facilitated peer support groups, we encourage children to use the creative arts as tools of expression.” If you know of a child or teen that needs this, please call (432) 684-5437 for more information.

Kelsee, of Rays of Hope, accepts the Happy Everything Platter from Coton Colors and Miss Cayce's

Kelsee, of Rays of Hope, accepts the Happy Everything Platter from Coton Colors and Miss Cayce’s

Kathy and Becky present Kelsee and Rays of Hope, the donated Art Supplies and Color Me Happy Coloring books.

Kathy and Becky present Kelsee and Rays of Hope, the donated Art Supplies and Color Me Happy Coloring books.

Having seen the positive impact of artistic expression while volunteering with pediatric patients Coton Color’s designer Laura Johnson created the “Art with Heart” Gallery Attachments for their second annual Attached to a Cause program. A portion of the proceeds from these limited edition attachments and the corresponding Color Me Happy Coloring Book will benefit the art therapy program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally Coton Colors will donate one coloring book for every one sold. Read more…

Coton Color's Happy Everything Base, Gallery Art attachment, Color Me Happy coloring book

Coton Color’s Happy Everything Base, Gallery Art attachment, Color Me Happy coloring book

Miss Cayce’s hosted their own “Art with Heart” event benefiting Midland’s Rays of Hope. During the month of February, Miss Cayce’s asked their fabulous customers and Coton Color fans to donate art supplies for Rays of Hope and in return they received a 20% off coupon. The sisters also offered the opportunity to Buy a Book and Give a Book. For every “Color Me Happy” Coloring Book purchased, Miss Cayce’s donated a book to Rays of Hope.

As a parting gift, Coton Color’s and Miss Cayce’s donated an “Art with Heart” Gallery Attachment and Happy Everything Base to Kelsee Jones at Rays of Hope, to give the children a place to display their works of art for all to see.

the gift of a Coton Color's Happy Everything Platter and Art attachment.

the gift of a Coton Color’s Happy Everything Platter and Art attachment.

“It’s a win, win for everyone” says Becky each year the girls select several of the many worthy organizations from our area to team up with. Sometimes it’s actual % of sales given, a raffle ticket for a chance to win a huge special prize like a completely decorated tree with Christopher Radko ornaments or customers bringing PJ’s for Safe Place and receiving a discount on store purchases.

Amongst the many charities that have benefited from Miss Cayce’s and the communities generosity are High Sky Children’s Ranch, Hospice of Midland, Rays of Hope, The Midland Junior League, Samaritans’ Purse, Christmas Shoe Box, Hunt for Heroes, American Red Cross, Safe Place, Young Life, Girl Scouts Of America, the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, Buckner Children’s and Family services and Casa De Amigos just to name a few!

Our store requires so much of our time and talent that it’s hard for us to serve on boards or lead out in each one of the wonderful organizations available to our community but this way we can give back in these big and small ways.

In 2013 the sisters moved their retail store to a NEW location at 1012 Andrews Hwy (behind Westlake Ace Hardware) growing from 8000 sq ft to over 16,000, allowing them to expand current lines and add new ones. Coton Colors is a manufacturer of colorful, handcrafted pottery, creative giftware and seasonal pieces to live life in style. They are a key supplier in the new location. The Coton Colors line along with new Home décor (rugs, lamps and furniture) is available year round at special events or by appointment, (432)689-7192.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, your NEW "Happy Place"

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, your NEW “Happy Place”

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store will open for the 2014 Christmas season in their NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, on Friday Sept. 5. Bring your friends and families, experience your NEW “Happy Place” and we will serve you a warm cookie and a soft drink while you shop. We promise you’ll be glad you did.

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Happy Giving y’all,

Kathy and Becky

Create, Inspire, Educate to Decorate

Show Me Decorating for all your seasonal decorating!

The following is  a list of art supplies Rays of Hope can always use:
Fun & colorful duct tape
Large construction paper (legal size or larger)
Scissors (all sizes)
Acrylic paint
Canvases (small/medium)
Paint brushes (all sizes)
Hobby Lobby or Michael’s giftcards (we use these to purchase frames for our teen photography class)
Dry erase markers/erasers/cleaner
Clear tape
Ribbon
Yarn
Google eyes
Cardstock
Glitter glue
They can use all kinds of art supplies, so any donation is wonderful!
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A Wild, Wild West Texas Christmas Tree

On the plains of West Texas sits a Texas sized Christmas Store, Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, owned and operated for over almost 30 years by sisters Kathy Harrison and Becky McCraney. Midland, Texas residents love to shop this seasonal Christmas Store open September through January.

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Enjoy the themed vignettes like this West Texas inspired Christmas Tree and you don’t want to miss the warm cookie and coke while you shop!

Cotton bowls, Windmills, Pumpjacks and Red pickup trucks inspired this Wild Wild West Teaxs Christmas Tree

Cotton bowls, Windmills, Pumpjacks and Red pickup trucks inspired this Wild, Wild West Texas Christmas Tree

A Western Santa rides the West Texas plains in this Texas inspired Display

A Western Santa rides the West Texas plains in this Texas inspired Display

3 key Ingredients make a Western themed tree. Ribbon, Balls and Florals. Bandana and Burlap ribbon, gun metal shatterproof balls, and cotton bowl sprays, red berries, long needle pine sprays, Button sprays all accented with longhorns,trucks,cowboys,pumjacks,saddles,hats,and spurs ornaments.

3 key Ingredients make a Western themed tree. Ribbon, Balls and Florals. Bandana and Burlap ribbon, gun metal shatterproof balls, and cotton bowl sprays, red berries, long needle pine sprays, Button sprays all accented with Longhorns,trucks,cowboys,pumpjacks, saddles, hats and spurs ornaments.

The 3 Show Me Decorating key ingredients, Ribbon, balls and florals are available in each themed vignette.

Mix in ornaments like Rustic, Western and Texas inspired ornaments, add the Cowboy/Cowgirl saddles and boots and Santa is sure to ride into the West Texas sunset to deliver all his goodies.

Mix in ornaments like Rustic, Western and Texas inspired ornaments, add the Cowboy/Cowgirl saddles and boots and Santa is sure to ride into the West Texas sunset to deliver all his goodies.

Fun Rustic Lamps, decrotive accessorries like this iconic Super Shell gas pump add to the West Texas themed vignette

Fun Rustic Lamps, decorative accessories like this iconic Super Shell gas pump add to the West Texas themed vignette

Santa Claus is all decked out for his West texas appearance with his cowboy boots and 10 gallon hat! Check out his Red Pickup truck ready to load with goodies! Rustic Lanterns, wire candlesticks and wooden ruler boxes finish of this Wild Wild West Texas Christmas theme.

Santa Claus is all decked out for his West texas appearance with his cowboy boots and 10 gallon hat! Check out his Red Pickup truck ready to load with goodies! Rustic Lanterns, wire candlesticks and wooden ruler boxes finish of this Wild, Wild West Texas Christmas theme.

An iconic image from the West Texas plains, a rusty Windmill displayed alongside this Wild Wild West Texas Christmas Tree.

An iconic image from the West Texas plains, a rusty Windmill displayed alongside this Wild, Wild West Texas Christmas Tree.

Cowboy or Cowgirl up and make the trip to Midland, Texas, to enjoy this Texas size Christmas Store

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store home of Show Me Decorating

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Happy Decorating y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show me Show you how to Fly……

Show me Show you how to Fly……

Get some of the jumbo candy at www.ShowMeDecorating.com

When the local airport, Midland International Airport comes calling…. we answer!

16′ fully decorated tree in 2.5 hours?….. in time for the biggest travel day of the year?

The Show Me Decorating’s “how” to system works from 2′ to 20′.

We hope the holiday travelers enjoy the Peppermint Twist Tree!

The Show Me Decorating #Christmas experts fly high! #Midland International #Airport

The Show Me Decorating #Christmas experts fly high! #Midland International #Airport

#Peppermint Twist #Christmas is sweet to the weary traveler this #Holiday Season, at #Midland #International #Airport

#Peppermint Twist #Christmas is sweet to the weary traveler this #Holiday Season, at #Midland #International #Airport

#Red #Poinsettias #Texas sized are a perfect fit for this 16' #Christmas tree. Complete with Red #mesh, #Candy canes

#Red #Poinsettias #Texas sized are a perfect fit for this 16′ #Christmas tree. Complete with Red #mesh, #Candy canes

Oversized #Peppermint candy and #Glitter #snowflakes, complete the #peppermint twist theme!

Oversized #Peppermint candy and #Glitter #snowflakes, complete the #peppermint twist theme!

Thanks to our fabulous team of Show Me Decorating elves, the job was complete just in time for the busy travel day!

Choose a theme, select the 3 key ingredients, Ribbon (Mesh), balls and floral to compliment the theme and color story .

Peppermint Twist will be oh so sweet in your home, maybe not so Texas sized!

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Happy Decorating ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

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Halloween…….all through the House

Halloween…….all through the House, more fun than Frightening!
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Beverly McClatchy loves Halloween. She  started decorating when her son was young, helping with school carnivals. Her love of decorating spilled into her home and she began collecting Halloween and decorating from the front porch to the half bath and every room in-between. Now her passion is sharing with her granddaughter and creating traditions and memories with her. Listen in to the podcast as Beverly discusses with the Christmas Decorating Experts how she starts weeks in advance and carries the theme throughout the house, more fun than frightening!

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Stroll through Beverly’s house and don’t be spooked…….

Halloween is front and center as you enter the house. She has chosen her entry table to display fun Halloween with pops of purple and lime green along with the traditional orange and black!

Halloween is front and center as you enter the house. She has chosen her entry table to display fun Halloween with pops of purple and lime green along with the traditional orange and black! Beverly loves to incorporate deco mesh!

The bride has lost her head! Halloween wedding couple! Beverly said het granddaughter even had them perform a wedding ceremony last year! It's fun with kids imagination!

The bride has lost her head! Halloween wedding couple! Beverly said het granddaughter even had them perform a wedding ceremony last year! It’s fun with kids imagination!

The mantel is a great focal point! The large spider is creeping down the mirror! a witch,ghost and pumpkin complete the scene!

The mantel is a great focal point! The large spider is creeping down the mirror! a witch,ghost and pumpkin complete the scene!

Even the floor lamp is transformed with a witches hat! Tthe black top hat on the hearth adds another detail, along with her collection of sit abouts!

Even the floor lamp is transformed with a witches hat! The black top hat on the hearth adds another detail, along with her collection of sit abouts!

Beverly's dining table is set for a party...a ghostly party, complete with characters! Even her grandaughters life size doll is in costume.

Beverly’s dining table is set for a party…a ghostly party, complete with characters! Even her granddaughters life-size doll is in costume. Spooky green witch parties with a scarecrow, skeleton wearing sparkly glasses and the ghost, all set for a ghoulish feast!

Purple and hot pink dress this lady skeleton up for the Halloween festivities! More Whimsey and fun!

Purple and hot pink dress this lady skeleton up for the Halloween festivities! More whimsy and fun!

Creepy crawly ghoulish dishes are not for the quimish! Fun colorful placemats, tablecloth,placecards, glass cupcake ornaments all are part of her vast collection.

Creepy crawly ghoulish dishes are not for the  Squimish! Fun colorful place mats,Chargers, tablecloth, place cards, and glass cupcake ornaments all are part of her vast collection. Who wants to sample the eyeballs and fingers for a snack?

Bright orange feather boa, adorns the top of an antiques cabinet. the purple striped spider is crawing down to sample the goodis! the fun collection of green witch, spooky ghost and hats all complete the vignette!

Bright orange feather boa, adorns the top of an antiques cabinet. the purple striped spider is crawling down to sample the goodies! the fun collection of green witch, spooky ghost and hats all complete the vignette!

The base of the cabinet serves as another are to display more witches, a pumpkin head man and cute Halloween glass plates!

The base of the cabinet serves as another are to display more witches, a pumpkin head man and cute Halloween glass plates! A bright orange leaf garland is intertwined with purple and orange balls.

The half bath is painted a burnt orange, a perfect backdrop for halloween. The mice decals attached to the wall add to the creepy crawly feeling of the spiders, bats and witches hats!

The half bath is painted a burnt orange, a perfect backdrop for Halloween. The mice decals attached to the wall add to the creepy crawly feeling of the spiders, bats and witches hats!

Beverly is not a scardy cat when it comes to halloween, every room is decorated and most have a fun touch of purple!

Beverly is not a scardy cat when it comes to Halloween, every room is decorated and most have a fun touch of purple!

This life size witch stands guard in the living room with her purple pouch filled with candy for the brave at heart! the narledy tree lends a whimsical airy touch to complete the scene!

This life-size witch stands guard in the living room with her purple pouch filled with candy for the brave at heart! the  knarledy tree lends a whimsical airy touch to complete the scene!

Even the kids can't resist the treats, especially the hand filled with carmel corn and tied with a festive bow! there is even a spider ring to wear after the the popcorn disappears!

Even the kids can’t resist the treats, especially the hand filled with caramel corn and tied with a festive bow! there is even a spider ring to wear after the popcorn disappears!

One of the favorite characters is the Jack-o-lantern head man, dressed in his finest, he holds one of the newest Halloween treats

One of the favorite characters is the Jack-o-lantern head man, dressed in his finest, he holds one of the newest Halloween treats

If this was not enough, we ventured over to the neighbors and one of Beverly’s close friend and crafting cohort, Gina and enjoyed all of her Halloween decorations and treats! Who is ready for Trick or Treating?

Gina's colorful electic house lends itself well to whimsical Halloween decorations featured here on her buffet!

Gina’s colorful electic house lends itself well to whimsical Halloween decorations featured here on her buffet! Colorful feathers and a glittered skull fill a spooky black urn!

Gina's round dining table is set, her centerpice is filled with faux pumpkins she painted and embellished. the ghostly grey table runner grounds the vignette, dont let the creepy skull scare you away!

Gina’s round dining table is set, her centerpiece is filled with faux pumpkins she painted and embellished. the ghostly grey table runner grounds the vignette, don’t let the creepy skull scare you away!

Halloween more fun than frightening lights up these favorite haunts!

Have fun with your kids, make a treat, create a memory and begin a tradition!

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Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland Texas!

Happy Halloween Decorating y’all!

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me a Mantel Many Merry Ways…….

A mantel and fireplace are a great focal point to a family, living or game room. Garlands have long been the go to decorating choice for many decorators. Most green christmas garlands come in 9′ lengths and are a wonderful base to build on, prelit or unlit. Faux garland is great because it will not dry out and lose its needles, however before your family events or parties, tuck in some fresh greens for smell and freshness. Adding novelty garlands (usually 6′), florals, balls, and ribbon can add that special touch to your holiday decorating.

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When choosing a base garland look for Quality, (this garland can be used over and over), a strong base wire, bristle feel to greenery(a little stiffness signifies a heavier ply of vinyl and will have resilience to fluff out year to year) and strong wire in greenery tips.  You get what you pay for!

Quality garland ready to decorate

Probably the most asked question is how to hang or secure. Here are a few tips and tricks! There is no magic! It takes screws, hooks or nails. (Always check to see how your fireplace heats as to not damage or cause a fire hazard to your decorations!)

Wooden mantel: screw in tea-cup hooks at the back to attach wire to secure garlands, use a small nail with a head on it and hammer in molding to hold. If the mantel is painted paint screws or nails to match and leave in (no one will see!)

Rock, Stone or Marble (even thick wooden): use a c-clamp place garland and secure with clamp allowing greenery to work around to cover. you could even spray paint the color of your garland or mantel to camouflage!

c-clamps

The C-clamp holds garland secure

Beautiful mantel from Show Me Team in San Antonio!

Now we hope to inspire you with our Show Me Decorating Mantels…..

Rich and elegant

Fun Red, Green and lime green, oversized ornaments

Turquoise, animal print and peacocks!

Beautiful ornaments adorn the garland

Rich colors pop against the Austin stone

Something for a sweet tooth!

and the stockings were hung...

Pops of black and white, with red add a cheery note!

Understated, mission style mantel is complimented with colorful stockings, greenery, beautiful wreath and collection of nutcracker

Contemporary mantel allows garland to be worked in with existing decor and accented with Santa's and simple holiday decorations

No matter your style, taste or budget the mantel is a fun place to show off your holiday decorating talents……

Stockings can be hung with decorative stocking holders (heavy weighted ones are best), the garland itself, tea-cup hooks,@commandbrand, and how Santa chooses to fill will depend on whether you have you been Naughty or Nice!

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Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me my Grandbabies Nursery

Is is really almost August….?  While my elves are holding down the fort at Miss Cayce’s, I have been busy using all the Show Me Decorating techniques on Baby Rooms.  I am proud to announce the arrival of my 1st granddaughter Layla Elizabeth Hamilton born on July 14th @ 2:56 p.m.  Jim and I could not be more excited about the new edition to our family. 

Bedding

When we first learned the news that Layla was going to be a girl, I started thinking about how we would transition Kaydin’s nursery into a her’s.  The key thing to picking out bedding is to go basic with colors that are gender neutral. (No I don’t mean yellow and green) Find fabrics that you like that are very versatile. Amanda found what she loved at Graham Kracker (www.grahamkracker.com).

Kaydin's Bedding

We selected multiple black and white fabrics to coordinate with a basic denim.  Our boy fabrics included a rusty-red paisley, an olive-green chenille, and a red plaid.  We had 2 sheets made out of the green chenille and the rusty-red paisley.  We found these fabulous all boy pictures @gardenridge that pulled in our color scheme from the bedding.

Layla's Bedding

Using the bumper and skirt from Kaydin we switched the boy fabrics for a girly gray based multiple colored floral print along with a pink  chenille.  @GrahamKracker sewed the new blanked and the pink sheet.

Wall Decor

Play kitchen from @PotteryBarnKids

Wall decal from @hobbylobbystore

Tip: If walls are heavily textured and the words do not seem to be sticking. Wallpaper seam glue is the answer.  Simply rub glue on finger and spread directly onto the letters.

Accessories

 Cool hanging ceiling lamp from @Grahamkracker

Tip: Find a “Leon” (Jim my husband) to hang electrical things for you!

Bulliten board, frames, letters and photo book from @hobbylobbystore

 Oval mirror from @Lowes

Layla’s Finished Room

Show Me a nursery and I’ll Show You how to pull it all together!

Show Me Decorating is here to Create, Inspire, Educate you and you go Decorate! (or entertain)

Happy Baby!

Kathy Harrison (Owner)

P.S.  Tune in for more nursery tips with the next surprise addition Baby Thomas coming soon…

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