Miss Cayce's Christmas / Seasonal holiday decorating
Create stunning designs with these quick and simple tips for Mark Roberts fairies, elves and Santa's.
Pumpkin spice and everything nice. There is something about the Autumn Season and the bounty we call Fall Décor that brings us joy. Cool weather and warm colors make you want to cuddle under a blanket next to the fire.
Show Me Top 4 Reasons To Theme My Christmas Tree ……… part 1
“Theming for a Lifestyle” is a mantra Kathy and I live by! Why you may ask? It narrows down the choices and creates focus and direction in decorating, for a party, your home decor, a celebration or event and your Christmas Décor. Because the Christmas tree is your largest Christmas decoration it is only natural for it to be front and center!
Definition of a theme:
Wikipedia: “a central topic, a subject or concept (the author is trying to point out)”
Webster’s: “a unifying or dominant idea or motif with common elements”
Show Me Decorating: simplified focus, narrowing choices of common elements when decorating for Christmas, parties, events, home décor and personal style
Top 4 Reasons to Theme
1. A unifying concept or theme gives even modest home displays a professional sheen
2. Simplifies your decorating, buying
3. Saves money and time
4. Creates focus and finish
We created several new themes for Vickerman’s Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas. We hope you are inspired to try theming for the 1st time or incorporate one of our new Show Me Decorating themes in your Holiday decorating!
Chef Santa serves up sweet treats of colorful concoctions from cupcakes to lollipops. Glittered ribbon adds an extra touch, and don’t forget to sprinkle in the multicolor candy polkadot balls. Yum! A Flocked Christmas Tree is the perfect base to highlight this fun mix of colors.
Add in your favorite collection of gingerbread ornaments, perfect for a kitchen or breakfast room!
Peacock Splendor Christmas Tree Theme is majestic shades of turquoise, blue, green and gold. Strutting a color palette that matches your homes decor will compliment the celebrations. Picking core ingredients that reflect your taste and personality will give your home its own one of a kind look and style.
The gorgeous Blue Green Tinsel tree shows off all the fabulous shades of blue. Add in your personal collection of gold, crystal or peacock ornaments and you are set to celebrate!
Leopard print ribbon, balls and ornaments added to the Peacock Tree Theme are a perfect match to our homeowners living room. Our Show Me Decorating step by step techniques will help you decorate like a designer!
Glistening icicles and snow tipped branches, Christmas holly and Red poinsettias transform your Christmas into an Enchanted Forest! Frosty woodland snowmen and critters play amongst the CHristmas Forest shades of greens, rich ruby reds and accented with platinum sparkle and a touch of rustic burlap.
Curl up next to the fireplace on a holiday night and celebrate the Christmas season in an Enchanted forest!
Follow all our decorating How To and bring out the designer in you!
Happy Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy
Christmas decorating since 1984
Next post we share 3 more Christmas tree themes, Peppermint Twist, Christmas Sparkle, Metal Mix and more.
There is something for everyone!
The Perfect Family Easter
I don’t know about you but when our family gets together we always have a big meal, especially when it’s to celebrate a special holiday like Easter! Here’s my delicious family celebration menu. Our traditional Easter lunch is centered around my famous brisket, a twice baked potato casserole, yummy green bean casserole and Sister Schubert’s Rolls (almost as good as mom’s). I don’t know what the Sister does, but her rolls are just so amazing!
Here’s my famous brisket recipe! The recipe is so simple, people don’t believe me when I share it with them, but take my word for it, it is!
This delicious brisket recipe is just like our Christmas decorating recipes; easy & quick and you can do it!
Spray pan with Pam before placing trimmed brisket, fat side up in the pan. I like to use disposable baking pans for easy cleanup!
Cover brisket with heavy duty aluminum foil (Reynolds) and seal tightly. Place in a pre-heated 250-300 degree oven on middle shelf. Cook for 8-9 hours, depending on your size of brisket.
After cooking, remove brisket from oven being careful not to slosh the liquid. Carefully open foil to release steam and heat, then allow brisket to rest, loosely covered.
Next, remove the top layer of fat and discard, place the brisket on a cutting board and use an electric knife for perfect slices! Pour off 1/2 of the liquid and discard. Return sliced brisket back into pan (or fancy serving dish) and top off with your favorite bottled BBQ sauce. Cover with foil until ready to eat. You may want to reheat slightly.
Did you notice my Lisa Frost cutting board?
Show Me Decorating Tip: Plan a make ahead menu for large family gatherings. This brisket recipe is great prepared the day before and cooked overnight. Most vegetable casseroles can be made the day before and refrigerated until ready to heat and serve. Ask family members to bring a salad and desserts!
We finish off with an Easter egg hunt and fun desserts!
We love to celebrate Easter with the eggs, candy, rabbits and new clothes, but the real celebration is life. Life given to us because Christ is Alive!!
Thank you to AKA Design + Life for this beautiful printable!
Happy Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy
Here is last Easter’s Family Parade…
Oreo Cookie Lollipops
Let me “Show You” a quick snack that is a winner with my grandkids. I love to have my grandkids over to make things, either a craft or something fun to eat. On Wednesday nights we go to KSG at Crestview in Midland where they enjoy crafts, bible study, and snacks! The kids take turns bringing the snacks, and this past Wednesday it was their Emma, Ethan, and Noah’s turn.
Of course we cannot just take a pre-packaged snack, the kids want to create something! (I wonder where they get that?) They start pulling out the Sprinkles and here we go!
What you will need:
You’ll also need lollipop sticks or craft sticks.
Show me Decorating tip: keep candy melts and sprinkles on hand for a quick and easy food/craft project and everyone is happy!
You can always adjust the color of the candy melts or sprinkles if you have a holiday or special event to celebrate. On this occasion we went with spring colors and Easter cello bags for packaging. There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest for homemade snacks! Check out Craft-O-Maniac and Eugenie Kitchen.
We used Oreos (double stuffed) and craft sticks to create cookie lollipops. I thought I had the lollipop sticks but Rebecca had used them in making cake pops! So we improvised with the craft sticks.
We started by separating the cookies, dipping the stick in the candy melt, placing it on the white filling and putting the cookie back together. Allow the cookie to set before dipping and decorating with sprinkles.
Follow the instructions on the candy melt packaging. Then let the kids dip and decorate! (Be careful the mixture is hot!)
I found these cute Easter cello bags at Walmart.
We shared our treats with our friends at church and then took some to cousins in San Antonio.
What will you be serving for your Easter celebration?
Happy decorating y’all!
Creating memories is a wonderful opportunity as a Gram, and hands on activities are the best!
Create Inspire Educate to Decorate!
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-
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)
Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.
Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!
Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!
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!
| St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. ~Adrienne Cook
Start with a St. Patty’s Day Wreath in lively shades of Green, Gold, White, and Black
1. Quality Base Wreath- I repurposed from Halloween. A black wreath can be used for many season’s when topped with the colors of the Seasons. Wreathes come in many colors and a green tinsel wreath would be great for St. Patty’s Day. Shop at http://www.showmedecorating.com/collections/wreath.
2. Next add in focal points. To save, I purchased these focal points from @PartyCity. A Green & gold thin garland with gold 4 leaf clovers, a Lebrechaun Hat, and a Lucky Horseshoe
3. Black and white tied into a Show Me Bow will top off the wreath, with pig tail bows added in and gold balls for the gold at the end of the rainbow.
4. When you decorate a wreath, think in the shape of a triangle and in 3’s.
Another touch of the season is to decorate a table top. Here I reused the same ingredients just in a different way.