Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

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Christmas Decorating in Funky Colors

One of my personal favorites! Who could ever be sad when surrounded by these colors!

Sometimes we ignore the décor and go with traditional colors for the Christmas decorating and sometimes we embrace the décor and treat it as part of the whole look.

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Christmas Decorating to match Room Decor

In this home we wanted the decorations to look like they could be up all the time.

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Close up of Christmas Decorations

In the front room we chose a white tree to showcase the bright ornaments. It was a fun focal point for the room.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Idea-Decorate in Funky Colors

Hanging a fun finial from the curtain rod made a colorful statement.

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Fun Finial in a Window

We created a whimsical centerpiece for the table featuring a Mark Roberts fairy. The table looks so yummy it hardly needs food! Well, a cookie or two never hurts!

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Cookies for Santa Centerpiece

The top hat showcases her beautiful collection of Radko ornaments. We added floral, ribbon, and snowflakes to take her tree to a whole other level.

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Top off your Christmas Tree with a Top Hat

The nine foot garland added another dimension to her chine hutch. Garlands are not just for mantels or doorways. They can be used in many places to finish off and compliment your personal items.

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Christmas Garland in Funky Colors with pops of Black and White

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Show Me Christmas Inspirations from Market 2013

A  Christmas Store takes lots of time and planning, but especially inspiration! We go to market in Atlanta and Dallas in January every year right after the holiday season. Believe me -it takes alot to inspire us especially after a busy year! After spending several days looking at what’s new and hot at market, we get together with our team and plan the theme’s for Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and Show Me Decorating.  Here’s a quick look at what inspired us and soon we’ll unveil Miss Cayce’s spin on the looks from market.

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Christmas Tree Theme Traditional Red and Green

Traditional red and green explosion with a tree top filled with florals and pops of lime green.

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Christmas Tree North Pole Theme

North Pole a whimsical play on Elves and friends on a snowy tree. We love the elf legs as a tree topper. The colors of red, emerald green, and lime green with a pop of white say Welcome to the North Pole.

Peacock, Turquoise, Christmas Theme

Peacock colors for Christmas

Peacock Splendor – we love the monochromatic color of turquoise and peacock feathers.

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Christmas Tree Vintage Shabby Chic

Vintage Cream and Silver-Shabby Chic is back! We saw this throughout market in home decor, furniture, gifts, and jewelry. Vintage was all over! Wait until you see our take on this look-we’re going to call it Silver Service!

Snowman tree theme, Arch Tree, Doorway

Christmas Tree Theme -Snowman Arch Tree

A what? A SNOWMAN ARCH TREE- oh my! Wouldn’t this be amazing for an entrance or doorway. Frosty and friends also translates to a tree or garland with flocked foliage. We saw lots of snowmen!

We work hard at market but enjoy every minute of it and can’t wait for you to see the new Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Midland. Did you know it’s worth a trip from anywhere?

Did you see a theme you really liked? Comment below

How do you decorate your tree? We would love for you to tell us and share a picture or two.

Happy Decorating Ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Sells Seashells by the Seashore….or should I say decorates with seashells…..

Summertime brings on lazy days, boat outings on the lake, travel, walks on the beach, family reunions and weddings!

I have two ideas involving seashells, flip flops, wreaths and the all important ingredient….. Ribbon

We recently set sail on the Carnival cruise ship the Magic! What an incredible trip with our daughter Rebecca and her best friend of all times to celebrate their 15th birthday’s!

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday's with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday’s with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

We love the sand, the sea and the beautiful blue of the Caribbean water!

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

While on our trip I collected a few seashells, rocks and coral that had washed up on the shore. Since this is a favorite of mine I have a glass jar in my bathroom filled from many of our trips. However it was full and while shopping at Hobby Lobby I spotted 50% off glass jars with lids and snagged one! It is perfect and as you can see and it still has plenty of room for more shells so I can take more trips!

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Now I love decor that can do double duty, and since our son Will recently proposed and Susan accepted I have wedding planning on my mind.

Will and Susan

Will and Susan

We have been discussing parties, engagement celebrations, wedding decorations and reception centerpieces and I had an

ah ha moment!

I could dress up this glass jar for a warm, inviting, summertime engagement celebration!

The theme is established: seaside

List of ingredients:

Glass Jar: Hobby Lobby

Seashells collected or purchased at craft stores

Wreath

Ribbon

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

I have a choice to go with a more rustic elegant look, touch of burlap, more mono chromatic or bright, fun with a touch of black and white!!

Who wants to see both?

1st option: Rustic Elegance

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

I want to add a table runner to extend the centerpiece down the middle of my table, there are several options: purchase a table runner to coordinate, use a length of material or mesh. I think I will opt for the mesh because it is light and breezy!

I need to add a welcoming front door piece and the Glory Haus Happily Ever After burlee is it,

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just add a bow to coordinate and create a great 1st impression for your guest! (gift to the engaged couple to decorate their new home!)and personalize with wedding date!

Next post…..Option 2: Bright Fun with a touch of Black and White!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

check out ShowMeDecorating for your key ingredients and more DIY

Show Me Bunko Party, 4th of July Style

Show Me Bunko Party, 4th of July Style

Mom, ready to host her Patriotic Bunko party!

Mom, ready to host her Patriotic Bunko party!

Our mom has always been a great hostess. We grew up with wedding showers, bridesmaid luncheons, graduation parties and a host of celebrations large and small.

She always allowed us to participate and by doing so, we all learned to entertain and love to!

She has a group of friends that take turn hosting their Bunko group. We are so proud that mom hosted this month because she had not done so since she broke her arm, had surgery and survived therapy!

The 1st step to make your entertaining easier is to decide a theme, and because it fell the 1st week of July, a patriotic theme was chosen (plus she had a collection of red, white and blue goodies) So mom gathered up her red, white and blue table cloths, flag squares, patriotic pails (to fill with candy), star centerpiece explosions, and small red, white and blue candles. Card tables were set up for bunko play and her dining table was set to serve buffet style.

Bunko tables are set and ready for fun!

Bunko tables are set and ready for fun!

Coordinating Patriotic paper goods mean less clean up!

Tip: Investing in washable table cloths allows for multi-purpose use from party to party.

Place table cloth on table and add collection of patriotic goodies.

Place table-cloth on table and add collection of patriotic goodies.

Abe Lincoln stands tall on antique metal lunch box, beaded necklaces (used to mark the bunko) add some whimsy!

Abe Lincoln stands tall on antique metal lunch box, beaded necklaces (used to mark the bunko) add some whimsy!

Metal picnic basket elevates the red tulips with a red, white and blue floral garland tucked in.

Metal picnic basket elevates the red tulips with a red, white and blue floral garland tucked in.

Next was deciding the menu and a picnic theme came to mind, with fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon and Blueberry Ice Box Pie.

Easy as Pie! for the 4th of July!

Easy as Pie! for the 4th of July!

Tip: To enjoy a party, plan food that is pre made: potato salad, broccoli slaw salad kit and fried chicken. (no hot kitchen or last-minute prepping) Serve food in platters and bowls that coordinate with your theme!

Platters, bowls and serving pieces were gathered up to coordinate with the table-cloth and marked with post it notes of food they were to hold. White bowls, red platters and blue specked tin wear were all put to use.

The centerpiece was created from a drum lunch box (mom’s from a high school fundraiser), a metal picnic basket (which belonged to the original Miss Cayce’s), a basket of faux red tulips and ivy (they resides year round on the kitchen table) and an Abraham Lincoln wooden figurine from my collection.

A metal cross is displayed on the corner of the picnic basket, a nod to the sacrifice of so many for our freedoms!

A metal cross is displayed on the corner of the picnic basket, a nod to the sacrifice of so many for our freedoms!

Tip: When creating a centerpiece, consider shopping your home, bookcases, shelves, cupboards and closets for items that relate to the theme. Use different textures, materials and heights for interest.

Now have fun in displaying the food. Fruit is perfect for summer and what says picnic more that a watermelon. Be creative and scoop out all the melon leaving a bowl you can carve to serve it in.

"Watermelon Bowl" and cantaloupe are a refreshing summer time treat!

“Watermelon Bowl” and cantaloupe are a refreshing summer time treat!

"Watermelon Bowl"

“Watermelon Bowl”

Filled serving bowls and trays become part of the centerpiece, when food is served buffet style.

Filled serving bowls and trays become part of the centerpiece, when food is served buffet style.

Good food displayed is great food and a fun celebration!

Presentation, presentation, presentation!

Happy Decorating Y’all and Happy Birthday America!

Becky and Kathy

Guest are welcomed at the front door with a fun firecracker popping 4th of July wreath, a hint to the celebration inside!

Guest are welcomed at the front door with a fun firecracker popping 4th of July wreath, a hint to the celebration inside!

Show Me July 4th all Through the House Cont’d

Three Cheers for the RED, WHITE, and BLUE

From the Front Door

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Hip, hip, Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue

You can add a touch of July 4th Decor to the inside of your home. Gather up your red, white, and blue accents. Mix them together, add in a Americana sign, and tie it all up with @ShowMeDecoratingBow.

July 4th Decor, American Flag, Tabletop, the Round Top Collection

Pick an area to decorate seasonally, especially a place you see often! (by the kitchen sink!)

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Versatile Accent Piece can go from one Celebration to the next-just change out magnet or add your own message and fill jar with seasonal ingredients. Available from ShowMeDecorating.com

Decorate your mantle, top of your piano, or a shelf

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Mantel display honoring Cooper C. Remembering

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Candle jars filled with red, white, and blue and tied up with Show Me Decoraitng Bow

Then add some FireWorks to your  potted plants and let the Celebration continue….

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Happy July 4th!

Happy Birthday, America!

How do you celebrate July 4th? Do you decorate a table top for a bbq? Or hang out Red, White, and Blue Bunting? Comment and share with us-We love to hear from you.

We love to gather at our lake house and eat brisket, watermelon, and home made ice-cream. Our kids love to shoot off fireworks and light sparklers.

Happy Decorating, ya’ll!

Jennifer

Ingredients you can shop for

Ribbon, Chalkboard jar, Wreath, The Round Top Collection decor, Patriotic sign

all available http://www.showmedecorating.com

Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park

 Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park……

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

When planning a party or celebration the Show Me Decorating team starts with a theme and color story. For this event, the picnic in the park was celebrating graduation, and the future university Coby is attending, Texas Tech. So with this in mind the color story revolved around Red and Black!

We could have also chosen the high school colors for Robert E Lee, maroon and white!

We choose a park in close driving distance from the high school and arrived early to secure some shade. We provided our own table, with blankets and quilts for the kids to eat and relax on.

We visited the Show Me Decorating online store for items to support our theme and color story!

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom's front door!

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom’s front door!

This fun canvas was great tied onto the basket we planned to hold packaged chips!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Wreck'em tech!  Glory Haus large football Burlee

Wreck’em tech! Glory Haus large football Burlee

Now that the location is set, the theme and color story are planned, its time to pick the menu.

Some of the criteria for a picnic in the park during high school open lunch.

Easy pick up food, no utensils needed, no drippy messes, no melting stickiness, simple to eat, and of course yummy for even the pickiest eaters!

Menu: Hawaiian Sandwiches, chips, brownie bites, cookies, and small bakery cakes.

A cooler was fixed with iced down water and Dr. Pepper

Red plates and napkins

One of our go to recipes is the Hawaiian Sandwich. Our dear friend Debbie created these for the Lee baseball team when they headed out on road trips. We have adapted it to fit our own personal taste. We also love to fix these at the lake to take out on the boat!

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack chess, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack cheese, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Gather all your ingredients and assemble.

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Remove bread from wrapper , cut top off with a serrated bread knife, put bottom back in pan. Add a scoop of mayo and a squirt or two of honey mustard and spread on each side. (there are different variations to dress your sandwiches, however this is my families favorite) Next layer top half with colby jack cheese and bottom half with pepper jack cheese, covering with layer of cheese. Add a layer of ham to colby jack  side and turkey to the pepper jack side then put together. Press down with your hand, slice in eight slices like a pie and place back in the wrapper securing with the bag tie. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. These are best made the night before.

Lettuce, tomatoes and avocados are optional. It is best to add these right before serving so the sandwich is not soggy and people can choose to add if they like.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Packaged and ready to go!

Packaged and ready to go!

Table set up is complete!

Table set up is complete!

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Picnic Party Pics!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce's fabulous designe)rs!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce’s fabulous designers!)

Friends enjoying lunch!

Friends enjoying lunch!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

Show Me New Creative Graduation Invites

Show Me New Graduation Invites

Have you been opening mail and making a stack of Graduation invites?  Well I have, and I have been finding all these fun “new” creative invites that really show the grads personality and interest.

In case you haven’t been so fortunate to receive any, here are a few ……

Classic announcement and a picture collage

Classic announcement and a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

Ashley created her own unique announcement, oversized card with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

Ashley created her own unique announcement, a card printed on both sides with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

Here are the sites where these cards were created

www.peartreegreetings.com

www.shutterfly.com

These unique and personal cards allow the sender to share about themselves and their future plans.

One very special young man has worked with us over the past year at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and we wanted to honor him with a Picnic in the Park!

Our High schoolers have open lunch and we picked a park close to the school. Coby sent out a text to all his friends with date time and location!

and the kids came!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Everyone loved the picnic and the weather was perfect.

We provided lunch and laid out quilts and blankets in the shade to enjoy the food and friends!

In the next post we will share the menu, recipes, and table decorations!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

get your guns up!

Becky and Kathy

Fun collegiate goodies available at ShowMeDecorating.com