Autumn’s Delight is Center stage at the Harrison Home

Autumn’s Delight is Center stage at the Harrison Home

Metal Pumpkins gather in a Tray to create a Dining table Autumn centerpiece.

Metal Pumpkins gather in a Tray to create a Dining table Autumn centerpiece.

Kathy uses the Black and White tray, burlap runner, a glass and iron bowl filled with wooden fruit and decorative salt and pepper shakers for her everyday decor.

When decorating seasonally edit the everyday decor and include some items in the holiday decorating. In this case the burlap runner, and tray get to stay.

Kathy Fall 15 2013

The Metal pumpkin trio is a new twist on fall pumpkins, the patterns and antiqued colors coordinate with Kathy’s decor.

Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, small

Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, small

Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, Large

Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, Large

Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, medium
Metal Polka Dot Pumpkin, medium

Garlands used down the middle of the table pull the Autumn centerpiece together.

Kathy Fall Table 6

Garland is laid down the middle of the table, in and out of the tray.

Metal Pumpkins gather in a Tray to create a Dining table Autumn centerpiece.

Metal Pumpkins gather in a Tray to create a Dining table Autumn centerpiece.

Kathy Fall 12 2013

Ribbon always adds the finishing touch!

Ribbon always adds the finishing touch! Ribbon tails are easy, be sure and cute the end of the ribbon at an angle, for a finished look.

Finished Fall table! So "Show Me" simple and easy

Finished Fall table! So “Show Me” simple and easy

Candle sticks that are used in everyday decor on Kathy’s mantel get to stay out in a new place!

With this low table decor, guest would be able to have conversation across the table.

Happy Fall Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Ingredients to complete this project can be found at Show MeDecorating or make a visit to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland,Texas

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Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY

Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY

Mantels and fireplaces are great areas to decorate for the Holiday season!

Theme: Halloween, this years color story for Halloween is orange and black, with a pop of black and white!

This white-painted fireplace and mantle show off the Orange and Black used in Halloween decorating!

The heart of the home the fireplace is a great place to decorate for the Halloween season

The heart of the home the fireplace is a great place to decorate for the Halloween season

A great base for the mantel decoration is a garland to work in and out of the Halloween decorations.

Start with a Twister grass garland and glitter ball garland.

Start with a Twister grass garland and glitter ball garland.

Using two garlands twisted together is a great backdrop to the Halloween blocks, pumpkins and candle holder. I like to use a group of three.

Next add the finishing touch, ribbon.

3 ribbon patterns combined in a half bow are a great finishing touch to the mantel garland.

3 ribbon patterns combined in a half bow are a great finishing touch to the mantel garland.

easy 1,2,3 half bow

Halloween Bow Mantle 4 WM

Make a loop of orange and black, and add a stripe black and white ribbon loop, secure with a floral wire, tie a strip of Black and White polka dot over the middle.

Make a loop of orange and black, and add a stripe black and white ribbon loop, secure with a floral wire, tie a strip of Black and White polka dot over the middle.

Wire the half bow ties into the garland, wire on the Polka Dot Bats and the Halloween mantle is complete!

 Scare up these Halloween ingredients at your favorite haunts  Show Me Decorating or Miss Cayce’s NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas

Happy Halloween decorating y’all!

Becky & Kathy

Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!

Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Boo! Happy Halloween!

At our house we love Halloween, more fun than frightening!

The front porch becomes the main attraction to welcome the trick or treaters!

We hope you enjoy the treats and a few tricks to help you do it yourself!

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Ribbon tied in half bows then gather ingredients with fun signs, ghosts, and pumpkins

The garland around the front door is where we started. I love to leave in the permanent screws to secure the holiday decorations.

Now to add the finishing touches.

The carriage lights need a Halloween bow.

The carriage lights need a Halloween bow.

Bow is tied and wired to the top of carriage light

Bow is tied and wired to the top of carriage light

Whimsical Halloween bow adds the finishing touch!

Whimsical Halloween bow adds the finishing touch!

The big planter needs to be "Tricked" out.

The big planter needs to be “Tricked” out.

Adding a Twister Grass wreath to match to garland fits just right.

Adding a Twister Grass wreath to match the garland, fits just right.

Black and orange pops against the lime green potato vine

Black and orange pops against the lime green potato vine

Matching bow is wired on to Twister grass wreath.

Matching bow is wired on to Twister grass wreath.

Theme-Halloween, color story Orange, Black and White, ribbon choice supports both

Theme-Halloween, color story Orange, Black and White, ribbon choice supports both

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Add in a contrasting black and white diamond pattern ribbon.

Add in a contrasting black and white diamond pattern ribbon.

Finish off by tying the Black and white polka dot over the middle

Finish off by tying the Black and white polka dot over the middle

"Has any one seen my sister?" add in witch legs and a broom for some laughs!

“Has any one seen my sister?” add in witch legs and a broom for some laughs!

White bench is accented with a Happy Halloween roll pillow (Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, in Midland), fresh pumpkins and a black cauldron filled with orange mums (courtesy of La Casa Verde Nursery, Midland)

“Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat!”

BooooOOOOOOooooooooo!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

P.S. next blog, a peek inside as the Halloween house tour becomes spooky fun!

2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks

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The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.

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Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pilling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pulling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

8" Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finishes are selected for interest.

8″ Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finish are selected for interest.

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas is the color scheme or theme allows)

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas if the color scheme or theme allows)

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Glitter Jack- o- Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter Jack o Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Quality ribbon will last several years.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. Loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Good quality ribbon will last several years.

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com

7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′  orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads

Halloween, Halloween Decorating,

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Candy Corn, Halloween Decorations, Ribbon, Doorway Decor

Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Valentine/ Birthday Celebration!

Welcome to my Valentine/ Birthday party!

Welcome to my Valentine/ Birthday party!

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My door is the 1st impression of the theme of the party!, Love the inspiration from my Lisa Frost Valentine heart!

My door is the 1st impression of the theme of the party! Love the inspiration from my Lisa Frost Valentine heart!

Miss Cayce’s is celebrating 29 years (1984) in business in the Permian basin. because we are a seasonal store and we have lots of women that work for us and they change sometimes from season to season it was hard to keep up with birthdays, you would remember some and celebrate and forget others and have hurt feelings! So years ago we instituted a policy, if your birthday falls during our open season, you are responsible for celebrating and inviting us to the party! We have had catered lunches, complete with cake and party favors, and if you don’t throw your own celebration you cannot be upset if no one knows! Because my birthday is in February, the 12th to be exact, and close to Valentines day (one of my favorites) I throw myself a Valentine/Birthday party and invite my friends and family. This year was especially special because my little sister Jennifer and our Show Me Decorating team, Sal and Lanisa (from San Antonio) surprised me!

Sister Jennifer (San Antonio Show me Team) Kathy, Betty (mom) and me!

Sister Jennifer (San Antonio Show Me Team) Kathy, Betty (mom) and me!

I requested everyone to wear red, pink or black and white.

Handmade and hand delivered! Using Valentine inspired scrap book paper and glue stick!

Handmade and hand delivered! Using Valentine inspired scrap book paper and glue stick!

I fixed my favorite lunch menu:

Tomato Basil Soup

Brown ‘n serve sandwiches

Salad with Strawberries and balsamic dressing

assorted desserts from Pinterest

Antique dishes, oblong plates with matching punch cups (borrowed from Alta Lynn) were perfect for my menu!

Antique dishes, oblong plates with matching punch cups (borrowed from Alta Lynn) were perfect for my menu!

 Betty & Tammy help themselves to assorted treats! Black and white serving pieces coordinate with party theme!

Betty & Tammy help themselves to assorted treats! Black and white serving pieces coordinate with party theme!

This year I found a drink on Pinterest where you dipped the clear glass in white icing and then in colored sprinkles!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca, were great helpers for the celebration!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca, were great helpers for the celebration!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca were kind enough to serve and help, and clean up!

Drink:

Fresca

splash of cranberry

twist of lime and

optional: vanilla infused Vodka

pour in a shaker with ice and shake, pour in sprinkle rimmed glass

Shaken and cold! Delicious!

Shaken and cold! Delicious!

Birthday glass for the birthday girl! glass rimmed with birthday sprinkles!

Birthday glass for the birthday girl! glass rimmed with birthday sprinkles!

I love love love pinterest! I get so many ideas and want to always try new ideas, especially food and desserts!

my desserts were

Red Velvet brownies

Red Velvet brownies

Red velvet brownies (cut with a heart shape cookie cutter)

Strawberry lemonade bars

Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese glaze

Brownies, Strawberry cupcakes and pink lemonade bars

Three layer Brownies, Strawberry cupcakes and pink lemonade bars

chocolate dipped strawberries

and my all time favorite,

Three Layer Brownies

1 cup butter

4 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 1/2 t vanilla

2 c sugar

1 c flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. melt chocolate with butter, cool and add other ingredients. mix well, but do not beat. Put in a greased and floured 10x 15 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. cool.

Spread with icing made from 1/2 c soft butter, 3 cups sifted powered sugar, few drops cream and 1t vanilla. Smooth as evenly as possible. chill slightly

Glaze with 1/2 c butter melted with 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and cooled.

These freeze well. I love this recipe because I made the week before, drizzled with white chocolate tinted pink and froze.

I collect recipes from friends when I attend an event or party and like the food served.This recipe was given to me by my good friend Cliffy who served these at a reception.

These sandwiches also freeze well and are perfect for a brunch lunch or late dinner! I made the week before and made extra to store in the freezer.

Baked Sandwiches, Yum!

Baked Sandwiches, Yum!

Brown n serve Sandwiches

1 pkg brown n serve rolls (split in the middle) I used Hawaiian rolls

1 pound shaved deli ham

1 pkg sliced swiss cheese

sauce:

1 stick butter

2 Tbls sugar

1 Tbls chopped onion

1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce

2 tbls poppy seeds

2 Tbls Dijon mustard

salt and pepper

Saute onion in butter, add remaining ingredients. stir till sugar is dissolved and mixed well (I mix all and microwave for a couple of minutes really quick)

Separate and slice open rolls, brush inside (one side) with the sauce, layer cheese and a thin layer of ham. replace top, pour sauce over rolls and bake on 350 for 30 minutes.

These are delicious dipped in raspberry chipotle jelly!

I search magazines, the internet and Pinterest for recipes to try, I print them and make them for events and if I get good reviews I keep and if not I toss! (red velvet brownies)

My bestest friend of 27 years, past catering partner and Miss Cayce’s employee Alta Lynn Gerlach shared this soup recipe because she knew I loved La Madeline’s tomato basil soup!

Tomato soup made the day before and served from my crockpot!

Tomato soup made the day before and served from my crock pot!

This was inspired by La Madeleine’s Tomato basil soup, a favorite of ours when we go to market

La Madaltalynn’s (from Alta Lynn Gerlach)

1 stick melted butter

1 large 28 oz can tomato puree

1 can chicken broth

4 Tbls Basil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup whipping cream

Mix all ingredients except whipping cream.

Heat until warm and then add whipping cream right before serving. Do not boil.

garnish with fresh chopped basil

Life is sweet! especially when you have awesome family and friends!

Life is sweet! especially when you have awesome family and friends!

The guest arrived in Red, pink and black and white!

The guest arrived in Red, pink and black and white!

Even my granddaughter enjoyed the soup!

Even my granddaughter enjoyed the soup!

Sal and Lanisa, the Show Me team from San Antonio

Sal and Lanisa, the Show Me team from San Antonio

The top of the piano is a great area to decorate seasonally

The top of the piano is a great area to decorate seasonally

A command hook place upside down, on the inside of the cabinet will hold a shiny red heart!

A command hook place upside down, on the inside of the cabinet will hold a shiny red heart!

Sheer pink ribbon attaches to command hook to hold the heart!

Sheer pink ribbon attached to command hook to hold the heart!

The chandelier is a great place to add seasonal decorations!

The chandelier is a great place to add seasonal decorations!

My son, Price surprised me with a visit and gift!

My son, Price surprised me with a visit and gift!

Ethan delivered the gift! Perfect for my bedroom!

Ethan delivered the gift! Perfect for my bedroom!

No birthday would be complete without gifts to open!

No birthday would be complete without gifts to open!

My birthday party was recently featured with my favorite recipes in the Midland Monthly! Check it out!

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 Happy Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy

How-To Halloween Garland

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Trick or treats? “How to” Halloween garland for Miss Cayce’s front entrance!

Everyone feels like a kid when Halloween rolls around! What was your favorite candy to receive? Did you ever get the wax coke bottles filled with a liquid treat?

or how about the wax lips and teeth?

Did you know whose house gave out the best candy?

If you love Halloween and decorating as we do you, you will love this simple, easy, step by step garland used on our front entrance at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas, home to Show Me Decorating!

We hope you enjoy decorating and cooler fall weather. Watch as we transform this garland to fall and Christmas, in upcoming post!

Smiling pumpkin welcomes visitors! Happy Halloween!

Start off with a good quality garland, shape out the branches for a full look

Attaching the garland is easy if you have installed permanent screws in your brick, metal or wood door facing

After green garland is secure, add lime green mesh, bow loops in the middle and single loops in the corners, secure with wire and greenery

2nd and 3rd rolls of mesh added, big loops and tail on each side of doorway
Designer tip: each step should be able to stand alone!

Mesh comes on a roll (different quality and price are available at the retail level). check for good weight and texture to insure it will hold up in inclement weather. best source:
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Using the greenery branches, secure the mesh by twisting like a twist tie

Wire on #Dollar Store pumpkin buckets, great focal point   low-cost!

Get the most bang for your buck with a pop of Black and white! use wire to secure to garland. Ribbon is available on our website.

Betty, drills a small hole in lollipop sticks to secure to garland with a florist wire, this step is optional

Remember the  designer tip? Your design must look complete after each step. You could stop here and celebrate Halloween and add more next year!

Next step is to add 8″ balls as supporting focal points. Glitter polka dots add a whimsical touch to the Hot pink, lime green and turquoise!

The next step is to add large candy lollipops (2 sizes and mixture of colors)! available on our website  www.showmedecorating.com

Bright colored candy lollipops and balls add a Halloween treat!

Add the finishing touch with smaller (4″ and 6″) colored balls and sprigs of candy corn picks and it’s done! How many items can we keep for Fall and or Christmas?
Now its time for the fall weather to cool off!

Measure your doorway or entrance to determine how many 9′ (normal length) faux green garlands you will need. Lighted garland with colored lights added in, would add a spooky Halloween touch! Secure garland and leave up to decorate for Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky  and Kathy

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