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Egg-tra Quick with Show Me Decorating

For those of you with little time, try this Egg-tra Quick

Easter decorating project.

An everyday bowl transformed egg-tra special!

I love plastic eggs! They are colorful, available, cheap and sooo versatile!

I mixed in a few of my favorite eggs the kids had made with the plastic eggs and finished it off with a bow made of sheer pink ribbon embossed with flowers. The bow is tied to the handle.

This will be a great addition to our family Easter celebration on the buffet table!

Happy Decorating!

Becky McCraney

Owners Kathy & Becky

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“Life is so Delicious” with Show Me Decorating Step Three

Show Me Decorating’s Step by Step techniques apply to “Life is so Delicious” ladies event!

Step Three. Food Table Scapes.

No event is complete without food, and we will show you how to create a more inviting and interesting table scape with unusual containers, risers and fun! We coordinate our decorating with our theme of “Life is so Delicious”, black and white paisley and check then punch it up with bright colors from our napkins!

Paisley table cover (vinyl purchased at Hancock Fabric’s) is placed over a black floor length cloth. Serving pieces are gathered from our collection of black and white. Iron plant stands hold the black and white trays (Courtly Check from McKenzie Childs) and ceramic bowls, add height and interest to the table. The iron garden girl is dressed for the occasion with a tissue and cellophane apron accented with ribbon and wooden spoons.

The beginning of the appetizer table and serving pieces!

The colorful Gerber daisy topiaries were borrowed from a recent wedding and are made with styro foam balls, moss and silk Gerber daisies inserted onto a wooden dowel. The dowel is set into a florist bucket with plaster and then placed in a plastic garden pot with green moss filling in the base.

The appetizer table is ready for the goodies! Yum!

Now we can add the appetizers and our guesst and we are ready to enjoy!

Serve your self from these inviting and elevated serving bowls.

We even coordinated our aprons for the event

Southwestern cheesecake takes a starring role on this tablescape.

Basket is ready for corn muffins and bowls for salad!

We repeated the iron plant stands on our main serving table to hold the Ramen Salad and dressed up a plain basket with one of our bows. Learning the basics of bow tieing from our Show Me Decorating app is great for holiday and everyday occasions!

After dinner its time for coffee and dessert and we could quickly reset our table with black and white tiered dessert holders and trays.

Alta shows off the desert table!

Show Me Decorating is all about
showing you how to be the decorator.
1. Selecting a theme and color story (what inspires you or the occasion) 2. gathering your supplies to coordinate with your theme and color story, 3. organizing and executing your plan!
Happy Decorating!
Becky McCraney

Owners Kathy & Becky

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“Life is so Delicious” with Show Me Decorating Step Two

Show Me Decorating’s Step by Step techniques apply to “Life is so Delicious” ladies event!

Step Two. Putting it all together.

“Life is so Delicious”, especially when you know how to add pizzaz to your table decorations and invite friendly conversation over appetizers, dinner and dessert! Our theme and color story was based on the Keepers Cookbook cover that is black and white paisley and our bright-colored napkins. We used our vinyl squares (cut & purchased at Hancock Fabrics) in paisley and check, alternating on tables, topping white round cloths. Next we gathered our supplies of ribbon, pots, plants, paper placemats, tissue and cellophane and the assembly and decorating begin. I like to carry with me a tool and supply bag with scissors (extra for helpers), tape, wire, wire cutters, trash bag (for cleanup) and a bottle of water. Let’s start decorating!

The Black and White Paisley square topper, blue paper placemat & napkin

Blue paper placemats with our colorful napkin and clear silverware on Check

Now it is time for some centerpieces.

Being organized is key and setting up an assembly line will help speed up the process. Plants were purchased the day before the event to insure freshness, we chose some flowering and some herbs to match our cooking theme. Next tissue and cello were cut and placed on plants as we dropped them into the pots, you can secure with a rubber band if necessary. Yellow shred was added to top of plant for more color and to hide any ugly areas. Bows were tied ( see the step by step in our Show Me decorating app) and the wire was used to insert into the dirt to hold in place. Wooden spoons carried out our cooking theme and were inserted into dirt.

Plants, assorted ribbon, pots, tissue and cellophane are gathered

Colored pot, plant and 1/2 sheet of tissue and clear cellophane, ready to assemble

pot ready for yellow shred

black sheer ribbon bow

adding pizzaz to a plain black bow

Red sheer ribbon with all the pizzaz

White geraniums, black and white polka dot tissue and bow!

Sage smells appetizing and is ready for a cook to take home!

Friendly conversation around lively decorated tables.

Stay tuned for step three!

Life is so Delicious!

Becky McCraney

Co-Owners Kathy & Becky

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“Life is so Delicious” with Show Me Decorating Step One

Show Me Decorating’s Step by Step techniques apply to “Life is so Delicious” ladies event!

Step One. How to gather your materials.

Choose a location, select a theme or color story and get started!

For Example, We are having a Blume Ladies Event at Crestview where we attend church.

The theme for the event is Cooking, Entertaining and Fun!

Inspiration Theme (Book on the left) and color story (napkins on the right)

The cover from the Keepers Cookbook (on the left by the event speakers) was the inspiration for our main pattern and colors, and the napkins selected add the supporting color story. With these two in hand we begin collecting all our supporting items, table cloths, serving pieces, centerpieces etc…….

We will use white round table cloths with the black and white vinyl squares in assorted patterns. This vinyl is available from Hancock Fabrics and is great because it wipes off and is reusable! Serving pieces will be an assortment of black and white that we have been collecting. The centerpieces will be potted plants in assorted colors of pots that cost a $1 from Wal-Mart! Notice how they match the colors in the napkins! We will gather kitchen utensils to add to the centerpieces with Ribbon.

Collect Supporting Patterns, Gather Supplies!

Now that we have gathered all of our materials lets move on to the next step!

Step Two. Coming soon in the next blog as we decorate for this weekend…….

Stay Tuned for more this weekend!

Becky McCraney

Show Me Decorating Co-Owners Kathy & Becky

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Springtime! What does it mean to you?

Springtime, a fresh green, more like a yellow green beginning to emerge everywhere, even out here in dry West Texas! It causes me to think of a new year, cleaning out and organizing!

Mark and I tackled the new storage shed today. Mark is so thrilled! Everything that was laying around is off the floor and hanging up! He can see all his yard supplies and I can find all my gardening supplies, soooo no more buying the same item twice. One of the fringe benefits of being organized, you SAVE money.

Spring cleaning is different for a lot of people so hopefully Mark and I have inspired you to start before the weather gets to hot.

What does spring mean for you and your family?

Do you have any tips and tricks that could help us out?

(leave a comment!)

Good Luck!

Becky & Mark McCraney


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