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Grand Christmas Entry

Grand Christmas Entry

Welcome your guests by creating a beautiful grand entryway. What says "Come on in" better than this home's 12 foot Christmas Tree and over sized Nutcracker?

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Show Me Decorating Gives Back at Christmas to the Museum of the Southwest

Museum of the Southwest

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Red and Green says Merry Christmas

Opportunities to be a part of the community and benefit organizations and charities are always taken around the holidays. Museum of the Southwest hosts Christmas at the Mansion every year and local stores and designers help to decorate the areas at the museum.

Large decorated garlands festively decorated in red and green hang over the doorway. Topiaries dressed up with lit packages, stand guard beside the door and welcome guests.

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Dressed up topiaries

Inside furniture from a local interior designer front is show cased in the parlor and sets the stage for a beautiful flocked tree. A palette of olive green, lime green, and reds, black and cream paper mache balls, burlap ribbon tied with cheetah print velvet and tufted metallic olive green ornaments assist in the decoration of the tree. The choices of the decorations add interest and texture to the unexpected mixture. A beautiful wow for all to see.

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Christmas living room

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Snowy Tree with Red and Lime Green

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Inside The Musuem of the Southwest for Christmas

Patrons of the museum decorate areas and trees as well. This gingerbread town with a presiding snowman as mayor is festive, fun, and colorful. Turquoise adds a pop that is unusually delectable. Lime green, pink, and turquoise ribbon look so yummy with the traditional red and white.

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Whimsical Gingerbread

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Gingerbread

TIP: Mesh fabric used as ribbon tied in loops and woven through the tree is colorful and works as great filler. Starting at the top and working in a spiral around the tree downward tuck the mesh in and out.

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How to use Christmas mesh?

DECORATING TIP: Lime green is almost as popular as Christmas green and certainly adds a fresh bold color to any tree, wreath, or garland. To add zing all over your project use in multiple numbers distributed throughout.

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Christmas Tree Ideas

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Show Me A Whimsical Look for The Magical Season

Show Me A Whimsical Entry Way for The Magical Season

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 July 4th all Through the House Cont’d

Three Cheers for the RED, WHITE, and BLUE

From the Front Door

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Hip, hip, Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue

You can add a touch of July 4th Decor to the inside of your home. Gather up your red, white, and blue accents. Mix them together, add in a Americana sign, and tie it all up with @ShowMeDecoratingBow.

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Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

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Versatile Accent Piece can go from one Celebration to the next-just change out magnet or add your own message and fill jar with seasonal ingredients. Available from ShowMeDecorating.com

Decorate your mantle, top of your piano, or a shelf

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Mantel display honoring Cooper C. Remembering

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Candle jars filled with red, white, and blue and tied up with Show Me Decoraitng Bow

Then add some FireWorks to your  potted plants and let the Celebration continue….

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Happy July 4th!

Happy Birthday, America!

How do you celebrate July 4th? Do you decorate a table top for a bbq? Or hang out Red, White, and Blue Bunting? Comment and share with us-We love to hear from you.

We love to gather at our lake house and eat brisket, watermelon, and home made ice-cream. Our kids love to shoot off fireworks and light sparklers.

Happy Decorating, ya’ll!

Jennifer

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Ribbon, Chalkboard jar, Wreath, The Round Top Collection decor, Patriotic sign

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Show Me a Seasonal Wreath with Magnets

Show Me a Seasonal Wreath with Magnets

Seasonal Wreath for Magnets by the Round Top Collection

Seasonal Wreath for Magnets by the Round Top Collection

So you don’t fancy yourself a designer, but love to celebrate and decorate for the holidays? This is the wreath for you! It is also perfect between a glass door where you need a flat wreath. How about a dorm room, apartment or retirement center doorway. Stores easily when not in use.

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Add ribbon and seasonal magnets and you are set to go! As as much or as little as you like! Ribbon easily laces in slits cut into wreath.

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I used excess ribbon at top to tie in a knot and hang on the wreath hanger used over a door.

Wreath with ribbon

Wreath with ribbon

Now add magnets! I used patriotic to celebrate Memorial day and 4th of July!

Seasonal Wreath for Magnets by the Round Top Collection

Seasonal Wreath for Magnets by the Round Top Collection

Happy Decorating Y’all ,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me Your Patriotic Pride

Show Me Your Patriotic Pride 

I love summer and I love America. The fact that two of my favorite holidays are close together, Memorial Day and the 4th of July allows for multi use of my collection of patriotic goodies.

It is a great time to gather all the Red, White and Blue and start decorating.

The front door and porch are the first place to start.

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

It is as easy as 1,2,3 4th of July!

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

A great wreath base is key, heavy wire construction and good wired branches allow for using over and over.

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

3 Key ingredients, wreath base, ribbon and focal point.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection's large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection’s large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

No glueing allows for items to be repurposed from year to year.

Add the length of ribbon securing with the wreaths wired branches, attach the focal point, tie a bow.  Need to know how to tie a bow?  We have an app for that! www.ShowMeDecorating .com

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

Happy Birthday America and Thank you to all our Brave men and Women who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom I enjoy!

 

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me A Wreath for all Celebrations

Show Me A Wreath for all Celebrations….

Alyssa and Tyler are newly married, with great taste and style.

Alyssa and Tyler are newly married, with great taste and style.

Black tinsel wreath leaps from one season to a holiday to a celebration in a few simple changes. The value of quality ingredients as been a lesson well learned by our own Alyssa. She shared with us how she has repurposed her wreath base, ribbon and balls to celebrate 4th of July, Halloween, and Valentines day. Now her neighbors are lining up, wanting to place an order!

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Red Tinsel wreath leaps from Season to Season and celebration to Holiday!Alyssa has learned the 1,2,3 of a great wreath,

Quality base

Wired ribbon

Focal point

Notice the items that she used the same in each wreath. She invested in the Black wreath base, bolt of black and white chevron ribbon, and some red balls.

Alyssa said she realized the quality of ingredients when she reused each time and it all still looked brand new. As newly married, with limited funds but the desire to decorate, she has found the perfect solution, repurpose and reuse!

From the looks of her wreaths she learned it well.

Way to go Alyssa, thanks for sharing!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park

 Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park……

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

When planning a party or celebration the Show Me Decorating team starts with a theme and color story. For this event, the picnic in the park was celebrating graduation, and the future university Coby is attending, Texas Tech. So with this in mind the color story revolved around Red and Black!

We could have also chosen the high school colors for Robert E Lee, maroon and white!

We choose a park in close driving distance from the high school and arrived early to secure some shade. We provided our own table, with blankets and quilts for the kids to eat and relax on.

We visited the Show Me Decorating online store for items to support our theme and color story!

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom's front door!

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom’s front door!

This fun canvas was great tied onto the basket we planned to hold packaged chips!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Wreck'em tech!  Glory Haus large football Burlee

Wreck’em tech! Glory Haus large football Burlee

Now that the location is set, the theme and color story are planned, its time to pick the menu.

Some of the criteria for a picnic in the park during high school open lunch.

Easy pick up food, no utensils needed, no drippy messes, no melting stickiness, simple to eat, and of course yummy for even the pickiest eaters!

Menu: Hawaiian Sandwiches, chips, brownie bites, cookies, and small bakery cakes.

A cooler was fixed with iced down water and Dr. Pepper

Red plates and napkins

One of our go to recipes is the Hawaiian Sandwich. Our dear friend Debbie created these for the Lee baseball team when they headed out on road trips. We have adapted it to fit our own personal taste. We also love to fix these at the lake to take out on the boat!

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack chess, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack cheese, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Gather all your ingredients and assemble.

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Remove bread from wrapper , cut top off with a serrated bread knife, put bottom back in pan. Add a scoop of mayo and a squirt or two of honey mustard and spread on each side. (there are different variations to dress your sandwiches, however this is my families favorite) Next layer top half with colby jack cheese and bottom half with pepper jack cheese, covering with layer of cheese. Add a layer of ham to colby jack  side and turkey to the pepper jack side then put together. Press down with your hand, slice in eight slices like a pie and place back in the wrapper securing with the bag tie. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. These are best made the night before.

Lettuce, tomatoes and avocados are optional. It is best to add these right before serving so the sandwich is not soggy and people can choose to add if they like.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Packaged and ready to go!

Packaged and ready to go!

Table set up is complete!

Table set up is complete!

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Picnic Party Pics!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce's fabulous designe)rs!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce’s fabulous designers!)

Friends enjoying lunch!

Friends enjoying lunch!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

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Show Me New Creative Graduation Invites

Show Me New Graduation Invites

Have you been opening mail and making a stack of Graduation invites?  Well I have, and I have been finding all these fun “new” creative invites that really show the grads personality and interest.

In case you haven’t been so fortunate to receive any, here are a few ……

Classic announcement and a picture collage

Classic announcement and a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

Ashley created her own unique announcement, oversized card with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

Ashley created her own unique announcement, a card printed on both sides with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

Here are the sites where these cards were created

www.peartreegreetings.com

www.shutterfly.com

These unique and personal cards allow the sender to share about themselves and their future plans.

One very special young man has worked with us over the past year at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and we wanted to honor him with a Picnic in the Park!

Our High schoolers have open lunch and we picked a park close to the school. Coby sent out a text to all his friends with date time and location!

and the kids came!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Everyone loved the picnic and the weather was perfect.

We provided lunch and laid out quilts and blankets in the shade to enjoy the food and friends!

In the next post we will share the menu, recipes, and table decorations!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

get your guns up!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Day to Remember, Memorial Day

Show Me a Day to Remember….Memorial Day

Honoring the memory of Cooper C McCraney

Honoring the memory of Cooper C McCraney

Cooper Clinton McCraney

Cooper Clinton McCraney

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.[

Mantel display honoring Cooper C McCraney

Mantel display honoring Cooper C McCraney

In honor of my father n law, who served during  World War II, I like to decorate the mantel with his picture, flag and certificate for service signed by Richard Nixon. I pull in other Patriotic pieces from my collection to coordinate and compliment the Red, White and Blue theme. It is a great teaching tool with the kids and grandkids. It is an opportunity to reflect on the lives of so many men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice and service to our country.

We are free today because so many have given so much.

The display is personal to Cooper, the photo is signed to Christine, yours always,Cooper

The display is personal to Cooper, the photo is signed to Christine, yours always, Cooper

The original Pearl larger beer actually belonged to Cooper and my husband has kept the unopened can as a remembrance.

Lady Liberty stands guard and Old Glory is proudly displayed.

So today as you fly your American Flag, say a thank you and remember all those who died for the sake of our freedom!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky

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Show Me Land of the Brave ,Home of the Free

Show Me Land of the Brave, Home of the Free

This week has been a great reminder of what makes America strong- that in the times of destruction we can come together and help those in need. It reminds us that we can pray for those affected by the storms and we can give to those who can offer practical help.

If you would like to help, Samaritan’s Purse http://www.samaritanspurse.org and the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org are wonderful organizations that provide on the ground help to those directly hurt by the storms.

Lets celebrate freedom!

Round Top Collection's Chalkboard jars

Add a touch of the season’s to any room in your house with the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars by changing out magnets to match the season or mood.

A favorite stuffed teddy is all dressed for a parade, and my collection of red, white and blue is all brought out to celebrate America’s birthday!  (or Memorial Day). I have been collecting for years and store it all in accessible clear tubs marked “patriotic”.
A new favorite to add to my collection of seasonal decorating is the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars. This versatile Jar with the change of a magnet or chalkboard message leaps from one celebration to the next! 
I love to group complimentary items to make a statement. The metal flag container doubles as a silverware holder for the fun family cookout! Filled with a permanent ivy the green adds life. You could easily substitute a fresh flowering plant or maybe a fresh herb!
Ribbon! The addition of red satin ribbon compliments the red, white and blue theme.
Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonallyThe Round Top Collection

Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonally!The Round Top Collection

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Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil!

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil! Uncle Sam hat could be personalized with family’s last name!

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

Happy Memorial Day and 4th of July!

Show your patriotic spirit in red, white and blue…….

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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