Show Me: A Home for the Holidays

A beautiful home deserves beautiful Christmas decor! Teardrops attached to lanterns adds a festive touch to the exterior of this home. A large crescent over the double iron doors is a good choice when you’d rather not cover up the doors.

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This homeowner preferred traditional red, green, and gold with mixed greens that looked more natural. Red velvet, cheetah print and gold mesh compliment the red brick but show up well against the limestone.

Tip: taking a small crescent and wiring 2 teardrops to each side can make a large crescent.

In the entry an extra piece of garland was added over the mirror.

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Floral, ribbon, a ball spray and an ornament were added to give guests a jolly welcome. Fresh red poinsettias in an urn are the perfect touch to the gold musician angels. The winding staircase is decked out with multiple lengths natural lit garland.

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Large bows made of 4” platinum polka dot, quilted chocolate, solid matte, and shiny red metallic stripe, and music printed ribbon are a combination that coordinated the entrance and dining area to formal living room. Red poinsettias and sparkling platinum florals enhance the elegant bows.

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Tip: Use long zip ties to attach garland to banister, then wrap a piece of greenery to hide the zip tie.

An arrangement in the niche mirrors the colors and style of the staircase florals.

In the dining room fresh poinsettias in mercury glass bowls and candlesticks provide perfect centerpieces, and they are low enough to have a conversation over. A decorated 9’ garland lies gracefully atop the china hutch and again is a coordinate to the theme and color story happening around the corner.

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Tip: Remember to add touches of floral, ribbon, and greenery to sconces. This usually can be done with scraps from the larger projects.

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In the formal living room, the winter white painted mantle is the focal point commanding special attention. From the chimney hang lit garlands, with versions of the same ingredients and colors of red platinum and bronze. The upper molding surrounding the fireplace looked neglected without a hint of green. The berries just add some sparkle and make it pop.

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Tip: use remote control timers on the plug ins for easy access but also conserving energy and lengthening the life span of lighting on trees, wreaths, and garlands.

In the kitchen and family room, a more casual approach was taken. Matte gold balls, red and gold polka dot ribbon, and the brown cheetah print we saw outside with gold mesh tie up extra fun bows. Lime green glittery balls and curly wired trim add a whimsical touch. Antique gold leaf sprays and animal print flowers mix well with a red and lime berry. Merry Christmas signs, gold jingle bells, and assorted glitter package ornaments look great with the family’s own collection of treasured ornaments.

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Tip: A wooden box was built by a handy man to raise the tree up 12’ to fit the scale of the room and give more space for packages.

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Across the room two garlands were hung, attached at the corners of the mantle with a c-clamp. One laid across the mantle on top and hung over the right side while the other draped down and hung off the left side. Coordinating ribbon and some of the elements from the tree decorations were added to the lit greens.

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Filling glass jars with balls, ornaments or candy look nice on the bar or island. A favorite scripture about the holidays was ordered online in the popular chalkboard print and framed to hang over the stovetop.

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This home is ready for family and friends to visit for the holidays!

Show Me Top 4 Reasons to Theme My Christmas Tree

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!

 

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Kathy and Becky, sisters and co/owners of Miss Cayce’s Christmas store, Midland, Texas since 1984, creators of Show Me Decorating

 

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!

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Christmas Confection accented with bright colors and sugared treats

 

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!

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Peacock Splendor with regal gold accents.

 

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!

Peacock Christmas Tree Theme, Animal Print Ribbon,

Peacock Gone Wild, slim or narrow Christmas tree works well as a living room tree!

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!

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Deer, birds and furry creatures will celebrate the Christmas Season with the Enchanted Forest Christmas Tree Theme.

 

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!

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Show Me Decorating “How To” Trim your Christmas tree

 

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Christmas decorating since 1984

Show Me Decorating

 

Next post we share 3 more Christmas tree themes, Peppermint Twist, Christmas Sparkle, Metal Mix and more.

There is something for everyone!

 

 

Show Me Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Show Me Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts, signing event and Brunch.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

We are so blessed to have amazing friends and team members who worked so hard to help us host this amazing event! Alta Lynn’s house was a whimsical wonderland of Mary Engelbreit inspiration, vintage and new and Mark Roberts Christmas Magic!

Tricia adds the last minute touches to the delicious Christmas brunch for the Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Tricia adds the last-minute touches to the delicious Christmas brunch for the Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

We hope you enjoy the delicious recipes and Show Me Decorating tips and ideas for celebrating this glorious time of the year, Christmas.

Pecan-Pie Muffins were voted a favorite! Trisha Yearwood shared this recipe on her cooking show and it was everything we hoped a Pecan-Pie muffin could be!

Pecan-Pie Muffin was a favorite at the Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Brunch

The Pecan-Pie Muffin was a favorite at the Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Brunch

Show Me Decorating tip: Presentation! Collect serving pieces in your homes color palate, example Alta collects all things Black and White, checks, stripes and polka dots, these mix in with all her bold colored dishes including Christmas. Silver cake stands, trays and tiered servers are a great  neutral color. The silver also adds the Christmas sparkle!

Pick a theme: Christmas Brunch, choose a color story: Red, Green, Black and White, gather from your dishes and borrow your best friends especially if y’all decorate the same!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites had a surprise tater tot in the middle, yum!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites was a delicious breakfast all in one bite treat!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites was a delicious breakfast all in one bite treat!

Featuring the bacon-egg breakfast bites in a yellow paper cup was genius!

Tricia planned for weeks and researched, baked and taste tested many recipes before she found a balance of salty, sweet, tangy and spicy! She then set out to find napkins, paper cups and fun goodies to present the wonderful creations in!

Brunch Egg Casserole serves up beautifully in a Christmas casserole dish.

Brunch Egg Casserole serves up beautifully in a Christmas casserole dish.

The Brunch Egg Casserole was a great dish to make the night before.

Show Me Decorating tip: plan out your serving pieces and layout weeks before your event, gather supplies and plan recipes that can be done in advance so that you too can enjoy the party! Enlist friends as helpers (Alta’s motto)

Maple-Bacon Breakfast Rolls were the perfect mix of salty and sweet, it was like dipping your bacon in syrup while eating a bite of pancake!

Maple-bacon breakfast rolls served on a metal tiered tray, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Robert's Christmas brunch

Maple-bacon breakfast rolls served on a metal tiered tray, Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Robert’s Christmas brunch

……..and we have to share one more!

Banana French Toast Bake

Banana French Toast Bake, is festive, served in an oven proof casserole dish!

Banana French Toast Bake, is festive, served in an oven proof casserole dish!

Burton and Burton is a favorite supplier for Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and they create the best oven safe Christmas and holiday dishes ever!

Show Me Decorating tip: Collect serving/baking dishes that go from oven to table, or fridge to table, less cleanup!

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Enlist "friends as helpers" says Alta Lynn and Sheri is that kind of friend!

Enlist “friends as helpers” says Alta Lynn and Sheri is that kind of friend!

Red and black and white check, no better combination! Mary Engelbreit inspired back splash at Alta Lynn's. McKenzie-Child pot is a perfect accent!

Red and black and white check, no better combination! Mary Engelbreit inspired back splash at Alta Lynn’s. McKenzie-Child pot is a perfect accent!

Alta Lynn’s house was the perfect backdrop for this fun brunch honoring Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts.

Bold red curtains, chevron chairs and a flocked tree pair perfectly with Mary Engelbreit ornaments and decorations.

Bold red curtains, chevron chairs and a flocked tree pair perfectly with Mary Engelbreit ornaments and decorations.

Becky and Mary trade decorating ideas with a loyal fan.

Becky and Mary trade decorating ideas with a loyal fan. Show Me Decorating tip: Hang a wreath on the inside of your door to enjoy! Fun ribbon and focal point create a whimsical wreath.

Mary Engelbreit Sprites by Mark Roberts hang on to this feather tree adorned with Mary Engelbreit ornaments.

Mary Engelbreit Sprites by Mark Roberts hang on to this feather tree adorned with Mary Engelbreit ornaments.

Mark and Alta share a fun moment! Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark and Alta share a fun moment! Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Believe...says it perfectly, Faux garlands and greenery are the perfect base for decorating this mantel. Red, green, and lime green are accented with pops of the Show Me Decorating black and white checked balls.

Believe…says it perfectly, Faux garlands and greenery are the perfect base for decorating this mantel. Red, green, and lime green are accented with pops of the Show Me Decorating black and white checked balls.

This Christmas brunch was a dream come true to spend time with two of our favorite artist! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts.

May you have a blessed and merry Christmas!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

This season Kathy and Becky were honored to host Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts for an event signing at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas.

Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark Roberts and Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Several collectors won the invite to a “private” brunch before the event to meet and greet and have their favorite Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts collections signed.

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Alta Lynn hosted the brunch in her “Mary Engelbreit” inspired home!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta's "Mary E" inspired doorway!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta’s “Mary E” inspired doorway!

Tip: Mary Engelbreit prints were framed in Dollar Tree black frames and hung on the garland as focal points.

Best friends, Tricia and Sheri (also huge Mary Engelbreit fans) prepared amazing delicious brunch dishes.

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

GeorgeAnn and our Show Me Decorating team decorated this home with a whimsical Mary Engelbreit inspired theme. Lots of touches of bold colors paired with black and white patterns of polka dots and Mary’s signature black and white check.

The table is set, complete with a "Vintage" Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The table is set, complete with a “Vintage” Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

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Feather tree on the Kitchen table Shows off many vintage Mary Engelbreit ornaments

Festivity and fun was inspired by Mark Robert’s fairies, elves and Santa’s and created Christmas magic in this holiday home.

Mark Robert's chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert’s chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert's and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mark Robert’s and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta's festive house.

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta’s festive house.

A fun time was had by all and  Alta Lynn’s, Mary Engelbriet inspired home with a touch of Mark Robert’s Christmas magic will be a source of Show Me Decorating  ideas for everyone

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

The Lamp in the background is accented with a Mark Robert’s fairy

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

Tip: Carry out your table theme and color story to your chandelier.

More Show Me Decorating ideas and brunch recipes to follow!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

We are your Christmas Decorating experts! Thanks for following along!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Show Me Decorating, Fun and Funky Christmas Tree Theme

Show Me Decorating, Fun and Funky Christmas Tree Theme!

A White Christmas tree is a great backdrop for bright colors, red and white candy and spiral floral sprays.  

Show Me Decorating, A Funky White Christmas Tree Theme

Show Me Decorating, A Funky White Christmas Tree Theme

Step 1: start with a white Christmas Tree!

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, White Slim Fir Christmas Tree

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, White Slim Fir Christmas Tree

2. Pick out an assortment of florals, purchase in multiples of 3, and for a 7 1/2′ tree we recommend 12-15.

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, 29" Red & White Sequin Ball Spray for Christmas decorating


Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, 29″ Red & White Sequin Ball Spray for Christmas decorating

Tip: This floral spray is great for a tree topper, use in 3’s

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman,Turquoise Candy Polka Dot Ball- Christmas Confections Tree Theme

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman,Turquoise Candy Polka Dot Ball- Christmas Confections Tree Theme

3. Balls in large to small sizes are a great background base to your Christmas tree.

Show Me Decorating ,Vickerman, Glitter Spiral Ball Spray for funky fun Christmas Tree theme

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, Glitter Spiral Ball Spray for funky fun Christmas Tree theme

 Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, Glitter Sequin Ball Spray for Christmas tree topper

Show Me Decorating, Vickerman, Glitter Sequin Ball Spray for Christmas tree topper

Glitter Mesh Ribbon, wired and easy to make a bow with the Show Me Decorating app!

Glitter Mesh Ribbon, wired and easy to make a bow with the Show Me Decorating app!

Add in your own favorite collection of ornaments and now you have a Funky Fun Christmas Tree!

The step by step instructions are available on the Show Me Decorating DVD or the app for the iPhone or iPad.

Shop for your key ingredients and holiday supplies at Show Me Decorating

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Fly, drive, walk or run to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas

New Location, 1012 Andrews Hwy

the Best store just got BIGGER

Show Me How to Decorate Big Spaces

Show Me How to Decorate Big Spaces…….. Security Bank

 Show Me Decorating, Security Bank atrium, Multi colored Christmas Tree theme

Show Me Decorating, Security Bank atrium, Multi colored Christmas Tree theme

Big Spaces require big and bold decoration. multicolored balls in all sizes work great on this 15’ tree to make an oversized statement in this large office atrium. Red mesh bows with streamers work their way down from the top of the tree. This allows an easy and inexpensive solution for large areas.

Show Me a Bold Christmas tree theme for the Security Bank atrium.

Show Me a Bold Christmas tree theme for the Security Bank atrium.

Six foot ball garlands drape boldly on the chrome staircase tied in place with metallic ribbon.

Show Me Decorating, Christmas Tree, Security Bank

Show Me Decorating, Christmas Tree, Security Bank

Becky and Kathy have been decorating homes and businesses since 1984, Security Bank, they are the Christmas Decorating experts of Show Me Decorating

Becky and Kathy have been decorating homes and businesses since 1984, Security Bank, they are the Christmas Decorating experts of Show Me Decorating

Designers and Store owners of Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and Show Me Decorating, Becky McCraney and Kathy Harrison, visit with a longtime friend and business associate Alta Lynn Gerlach. A little time to rest between jobs!

The Christmas Decorating Experts, of Show Me Decorating, Security Bank Atrium

The Christmas Decorating Experts, of Show Me Decorating, Security Bank Atrium

make a great treatment for the base of the large ficus trees. The wire holds the balls in place and the different sizes fit together to cluster or wrap on a tree trunk.

DIY: Thread individual balls in assorted sizes onto a soft wire, Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

DIY: Thread individual balls in assorted sizes onto a soft wire, Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

The wire holds the balls in place and the different sizes fit together to cluster or wrap on a tree trunk. Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

The wire holds the balls in place and the different sizes fit together to cluster or wrap on a tree trunk. Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

Ball cluster at base of tree, Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

Ball cluster at base of tree, Show Me Decorating, Security Bank

Find your 3 key Ingredients for all your holiday decorating at

Show Me Decorating

Fly, drive, walk or run to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas

The Best Store just got BIGGER!

NEW location 1012 Andrews Hwy

Happy Decorating y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me “Moustache” a bow on every Christmas Tree!

Show Me “Moustache” a bow on every Christmas Tree!

Ribbon, one of the 3 Key ingredients, used in the Show Me Decorating Christmas Tree DIY steps. Try this easy “bow” to add to your Christmas Tree this year.

Two strips of ribbon are wired together to create our "Moustache" Bow!

Two strips of ribbon are wired together to create our “Moustache” Bow!

Decide on your color story or theme for your Christmas tree and select ribbons to coordinate. Our theme is Christmas Gone Wild, using , animal print ribbon, red, gold and touch of lime green.

Top ribbon is shorter, edge cut on an angle, bottom ribbon is longer, straight cut and rolled up for a curled Moustache

Top ribbon is shorter, edge cut on an angle, bottom ribbon is longer, straight cut and rolled up for a curled Moustache

If you Moustache a bow, have fun!

If you Moustache a bow, have fun!

Christmas Gone Wild Tree Theme

Christmas Gone Wild with Moustache Bows!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky