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!

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Top 4 How to: Theme your Christmas Tree Part II

Top 4 “How to” Theme your Christmas Tree: Part II

Kathy and I are all about “Theming for a Lifestyle” to simplify and focus your Christmas decorating.

Just in case you missed this post Show Me Top 4 Reasons to Theme My Christmas Tree: Part I

We have 3 additional new themes to share with you from the Show Me Decorating by Vickerman Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas. We hope you are inspired by one theme and create a new Christmas tree!

Gold, silver, bronze, copper, pewter and platinum melt into a noble metallic mix fit for a king. Add sparkle to your tree with luminous shades of metallic finishes. The shimmering gold and silver florals, brushed matte pewter balls melded with antique copper and rustic bronze finials offer an added dimension of elegance on the Show Me Decorating  Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme.

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Metal Mix Christmas tree theme in shimmering metals

Christmas Sparkle Christmas tree theme takes traditional red and green, adds sparkle with accents of silver and touches of gold. Pop this tradition with a playful mix of black and white patterns, checks, chevron and polka dots. Rich red poinsettia with red roses and lime green glitter sprays adds a fresh touch. Lime green adds a punch of color to celebrate Christmas with a new twist on tradition.

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Let your “Christmas Sparkle” with this new Christmas tree theme

The Peppermint Twist Christmas tree theme will make you as jolly as Old St. Nick! The traditional colors of red and white take a twist. Mix checks, dancing polka dots with red velvet, and candy ribbon for a crowd pleasing collection that’s as sweet as a peppermint.

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Peppermint Twist Christmas tree theme is so sweet!

We believe there are 4 steps to creating  your Christmas Theme or Color Story.

1. Select the room or location where you will place your largest Christmas decoration the Christmas Tree and decide on main ingredients or a color story that fits that room, home décor or favorite collection.

Theme ideas include Gingerbread for a kitchen or breakfast nook,  Western or Woodsy Lodge for den, man’s study or office. Dressy Red and Gold or Gold and Crystal for a dining room or entryway. Peacock inspired for a bedroom or living room. Your space and home décor colors will help determine. A favorite collection of ornaments or family heirlooms needs to be considered. The choices are only limited by your imagination and creativity!

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Show Me Decorating Western Tree and Glitzy Glittery Gold Themed Trees

Show Me Decorating uses 3 key ingredients Ribbon, Balls, and Florals to enhance your theme or color story.

2. Choose your ribbon next. One or more ribbons can be combined to make your bows. Follow “How to Tie your bow” section on the Show Me Decorating app to complete your bows.

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Go wild with ribbon selection! Mix textures, prints and colors for the unexpected.

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A pillow is inspiration for your color story, choose ribbon to compliment.

3. Select shatterproof balls in 3 sizes to add depth, background and balance to your color story or theme.

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Matte Gold ball Kit, Shatterproof balls, choose your base color and use a variety of sizes.

 

4. Add in your coordinating florals for added dimension and interest on your tree.

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Peppermint Sequin ball sprays in Red and white are a great addition to many Christmas tree themes.

 

Now your are set to mix in your favorite ornament collection and enjoy the Holiday’s decorated in style and you did it yourself!

Save time and money by choosing a theme or color story for your Christmas tree and Christmas decorating all through your home.

Follow our step by step videos and instructions on our Christmas tree decorating app, and share your creation or follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Me Decorating your largest Christmas decoration, the Christmas tree!

Royal Red and Gold Christmas Tree Theme

Decorate like a decorator, using the Show Me Decorating step by step instructions from the DVD and guidebook, or the Show Me app for the iPhone or iPad.

Gorgeous trees don’t just happen. they take planning, the right ingredients and the Show Me Decorating recipe that anyone can follow to create that special tree your family and friends will enjoy!

The recipe for trimming a beautifully decorated tree requires a variety of ingredients.

Mix all ingredients with fun and serve up to your family and friends a tree designed by you!

Plan- Select your decorating ingredients around a theme or color story. Determine the ornaments you plan to use from your favorite family ones or special collection.

Tree– Select style size and color for focal impact in your home, determine the location, measure ceiling and available floor space, near an electrical outlet. Prelit trees come boxed and ready for easy assembly. There are many shapes, sizes and colors of Christmas trees to choose from, here are a few examples.

Follow the manufactures instruction for assembly. Shape and fluff each section for your desired look.

To create a theme tree, decide on main ingredients or color story that fits your room, home décor or favorite collection.

Theme ideas include Gingerbread, Western, Red and Gold, Gold and Crystal, Peacock inspired, or the wild side with Animal prints.

The choices are only limited by your imagination and creativity!

Select the Show Me Decorating 3 key ingredients Ribbon, Balls, and Florals to enhance your theme or color story.

Follow the step by step instructions to tie bows, hang balls and season the tree with florals in the DVD and guidebook or  the Show Me App

Mix in your favorite family collection of ornaments to finish off your Christmas tree!

This stunning tree topper is made with 2 bows, 2 red poinsettias and 3 each of 3 florals. We chose the Gold glitter leaf, the Red and Green  spray and the Gold Sparkle Pine Spray. Follow the Show Me Decorating tips for tying a bow and decorating your tree topper.

Wow! Show Me a gorgeous tree, and you did it! Let your imagination take over as you create a wonderful Christmas for your family & friends with fun!

Visit the retail store, Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store NEW location 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas

or online at

ShowMeDecorating.com

Merry Christmas and Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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

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

Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating TricksFollow Me on Pinterest

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.

For these great ingredients visit http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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

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Halloween Decorating Ingredients available now at http://www.showmedecorating.com

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Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me a Christmas Wreath Idea

Christmas wreath is hung by ribbon on a curtain rod.

Christmas wreath is hung by ribbon on a curtain rod.

Kathy completes the decorating with a matching bow.

Kathy completes the decorating with a matching bow.

The French Country Christmas theme is a perfect compliment to Kathy’s home decor and personal style.

The Christmas Wreaths adorning the windows add a finishing touch.

The Christmas Wreaths adorning the windows add a finishing touch.

Faux garlands, Christmas trees and greenery take all the mess out of decorating with fresh greens and can be reused from year to year.

For the best Christmas ingredients and “how to” ideas, Show Me Decorating

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Wreath, Bow, French Country Christmas

French Country Christmas

Show Me Decorating Commercial Decorating for Christmas

Show Me a Fresh look that says Merry Christmas!

This year one of our business clients moved to a new location and wanted to add several trees and wreaths.

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Greet your customers with Merry Christmas!

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Hang a wreath in your business for holiday cheer

They wanted a classic and elegant look. This was one of our favorite color mixes of rich reds, lime green, gold, and platinum.

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Nothing says Christmas like Santa

The collective look included everything from Miss Cayces Christmas Store. We are blessed to have customer’s who entrust us to bring Christmas cheer to their home or places of work.

The challenge was to create a Christmas environment that was beautiful, but not too feminine for the many men at the work place. We combined traditional red, green and gold but also did decorations in shades of gold. The decorations complemented the office decor and brought Christmas cheer to everyone.

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Poinsettias and Christmas Trees go together

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Customers love the touch of Christmas