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.

outside christmas decor, christmas teardrops, front of house christmas decorations

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.

christmas decor, christmas entry way,

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.

christmas garland, staircase garland, christmas decor, silver and red bows,

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.

silver and red bows, garland bows, staircase garland,

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.

dining room christmas decor, hutch garland, christmas garland

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

christmas decor, christmas sconce decor,

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.

mantle garland, living room christmas decor,

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!

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Show Me: A Few of Our Favorite Things

If you know anything about Miss Cayce’s or Show Me Decorating, it’s that we LOVE colorful things! That’s why Coton Colors fits us so well! It’s so bright and colorful and well, it just makes you happy! Our first favorite thing is the Happy Everything Platter.

happy everything, coton-colors, colorful plates

It’s so great because you can change out the attachments for different seasons or occasions. This platter comes in neutral and white, for those of you that prefer a little less color. The platters also come in a mini size, too.

There are also cookie jars, canisters, and soap pumps you can put attachments on as well.

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Next, we have the table swap. Now, this is fantastic! We love these dishes. There are charges, large plates, salad plates, and bowls. You can mix and match any colors you want! Isn’t that awesome? Here is some inspiration from a table we decorated at an event.

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A white table setting is offered as well. This is great because if you don’t like a ton of color you can just add pops to fit your taste! This would be really great with all the different serve-ware options they have. It would add just the pop of color you need to the white.

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coton color serve ware, colorful serving platters, serving platters, mix and match bowls, herbs and spice jars,

Seasonal plates and table decor is also a must!

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Here are some of the cutest candlesticks, too! So fun, but yet classy.

red candlesticks, coton color candles, decor for mantle

So, I am sure you can see why we love Coton Colors so much! There is just so much you can do with it! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Happy Decorating Y’all!

 

Show Me How 2 make a Clover Bow for a Wreath

Bows, Bows, Bows, so many ways to tie a bow!

Have you downloaded our Bow App? It will show you how to tie a beautiful bow that you can add to so many things!

For Wreathes, we love to use a Clover Bow and layer it with several ribbons.

Choose a wired ribbon and practice until you love it! Shape the bow out and wire it into the wreath.

Burlap Wreath Bow

Wreath Bows

Then add in an accent ribbon in a print and tails

Fiesta Wreath

Ribbon tails weaved into the wreath add extra dimension.

This week, we had a great time at our Fiesta Make it and Take it Party. It was so much fun to share the How to of Show Me Decorating!

Here are a few of our pictures-

San Antonio Show Me Decorating Team

Love these Gals!

Love these Gals!

Fiesta Wreathes

Creations from Wreath Party

 

Fiesta Wreathes

Look at those WREATHES

If you would like to be invited to the next Make it and Take it event, email

social@showmedecorating.com!

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

 

 

 

 

Show Me How to Make a Fiesta Wreath

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-

RTC Fiesta collage

The Fiesta Collection at http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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)

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Lime Green Wreath

Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.

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Ingredients

Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!

Wreath, Ribbon, Floral, Fiesta

A Few easy steps

Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!

Fiesta, Wreath, Ribbon, Floral,

Viva Fiesta

Ingredient list-
1 30” Lime Green Wreath
1 Metal Donkey Pinata
1 Metal Fiesta sign
1 Bolt of Candy Loop Ribbon – 5 Yards
Available from-
www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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!

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

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

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New Location, 1012 Andrews Hwy

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Enter if you dare…..Halloween entry!

Enter if you dare…..Halloween entry!

An entry table is the perfect spot to showcase your seasonal decorating. Keep it simple and easy! Coordinate color story (orange black and white) and theme (Halloween)from the front door décor!

Entry Table is a great spot for seasonal decorating! It's Halloween at my house!

Entry Table is a great spot for seasonal decorating! It’s Halloween at my house!

Show Me Decorating Tip: Pick out a focal area to decorate seasonally, entry table, sofa table, top of the piano, island or bar in the kitchen, mantle, buffet, or dining table. Store your decorations in clear tubs, marked with the holiday! This makes it easy to pull out the Holiday decorations and fill with your everyday decor! Cute Little Monsters frame shows of the grandkids at Halloween.

Start with a glitter grass twister garland and Glitter ball garland.

Start with a glitter grass twister garland and Glitter ball garland.

Layer the two garlands together twisting wires to combine.

Add in a group of three! Frame shows off the grandkids, cute signs and Metal Pumpkin Boo!

Add in a group of three! Frame shows off the grandkids, cute signs and Metal Pumpkin Boo!

Add in the finishing touch of Ribbon!

Wired ribbon adds the finishing touch, the icing on the cake the... well just add the ribbon!

Wired ribbon adds the finishing touch, the icing on the cake the… well just add the ribbon!

Halloween Entry Complete!

Show Me Decorating Halloween DIY!

Scare up the ingredients  at Show Me Decorating or

Miss Cayce’s NEW location 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Show Me Decorating Christmas Confection Tree

Show Me Decorating Christmas Confection Tree

Christmas never tasted so sweet!

Christmas never tasted so sweet! Christmas Confections Tree Theme

Christmas never tasted so sweet! Christmas Confections Tree Theme

 Sweet Christmas Confection tree topper

Sweet Christmas Confection tree topper

Our colorful Christmas Confection tree topper is so sweet and simple. All it takes is the Show Me Decorating 3 key ingredients, ribbon, florals and a focal point.

A flocked tree is a perfect backdrop for this colorful candy Christmas Confection tree theme.

Large Red, White Swirl Lollipop

Large Red, White Swirl Lollipop

Start with a giant red lollipop, 3 floral sprays to compliment the tree theme, and 2 bows made with wired ribbon. A recipe for this sweet tree can be found at Show Me Decorating. Christmas Confection Tree Theme 

Curly Spray, fun floral for the ChristmasConfection Tree theme!

Curly Spray, fun floral for the Christmas Confection Tree theme!

We start at the top of the tree placing 2 bows back to back leaving part of the tree top showing. So many times we see bows perched on top of the tree and we prefer to wire on lower on the tree top and then placing 2nd bow in back. This gives the appearance of a bow all the way around!

Red and green swirl dot wired ribbon pops against the solid colored glitter mesh.

Red and green swirl dot wired ribbon pops against the solid colored glitter mesh.

Lime green glitter mesh is a versatile wired ribbon.

Lime green glitter mesh is a versatile wired ribbon.

Next place the focal point or tree topper  (the Red and White lollipop) and secure with florist wire. A faux tree, green or flocked has wired branches making them easy to decorate and secure bows, florals, balls and ornaments. However the same decorating techniques can work on a live Christmas Tree.

Floral stems complement our Christmas Confection tree theme. 3 different floral sprays are used at the top and placed directly into the top of the tree, no need for wiring on this top. A Fuchsia Poinsettia is added for a finishing touch.

Peppermint Sequin ball spray in Red and white are another seer addition to this tree theme.

Peppermint Sequin ball spray in Red and white are another sweet addition to this tree theme.

Using our step by step Tree decorating DVD or downloading the Christmas Tree decorating app for your iPhone or iPad, you will gain the confidence and expertise to decorate your largest Christmas decoration the Christmas tree!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy