Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace

Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace……as easy as 1,2,3!

The heart of the home, the fireplace,  is a focal point for seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country French home is no exception.

Beautiful mantel "before" Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Beautiful mantel “before” Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Take a look at your everyday decor and edit. On this mantel we removed the candle sticks, bowl, frame, tray and glass candle holder. The rooster and potted topiary stayed to be part of the fall decorating.

Now it is time to select the fall decorating items. A green garland traditionally used at Christmas is a great base to start with. Wired fall garlands can be layered and wired in, no glue needed. We call it making the garlands one!

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Now it is time to put the garland on the mantel.

Show Me Tip: Measure your mantel to determine how many garlands you will need for your Fall DIY. Green garlands and some novelty garlands are 9′ long.  Next decide how you will attach the garlands to the mantel if it is not wide enough for the garlands to lay on top. You can use nails, tea-cup hooks, wire and even C-clamps.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

This garland could also be used on a buffet, bookcase, or as the centerpiece for your dining table.

Celebrate the season  and decorate key areas in your home for family and friends to enjoy. Choose quality ingredients, wired garlands and florals, Wired ribbon, and focal points to make a statement. Personalizing an item with the family name or initial adds a personal touch. Edit everyday decor leaving complimentary items that coordinate with your seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country french home welcomes in the cool crisp air of fall and celebrates the harvest season. How will you decorate and celebrate?

Happy Fall Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Show Me a Champagne Toast …….Bow?

We love to decorate with Glitter! We have a famous saying at Miss Cayce’s! “Get Glittered or go home!” After a trip to the store you will always have a touch a shine! This tree is named “Champagne Toast” and I think you will agree. With the touch of mink, glitter and sparkle, it is ready for a night on the town or your living room!

When selecting a theme, and color story with start with ribbon. We love to layer ribbons for drama and interest! This is a brown velvet, Leopard print and glittery silver and gold. The “Mink Stole” will be added to the tree in lengths!

We selected our ribbon based on our Theme, Champagne Toast

Step 1, make a loop and twist

Step 2, make another loop and twist

Step 3, cut top ribbon

Step 4, add next ribbon loop and twist

Step 5, make another loop and twist

Step 6, cut second ribbon

Step 7, add wire across middle, twist behind to secure

Step 8 Next is brown velvet and we tie the same just making the loops slightly bigger to show after we place the 1st bow on top

When tying larger bows it is easier to tie them separately and then wire together!

To see a video get the app!

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Step 10,We made 2 loops on each side, cut, and wired over middle to secure

Step 11, Now we will place 1st bow on top of brown velvet and wire on to secure!

Step 12, Bow is almost finished! Love the glitter!

Pull out loops so all ribbon is showing!

Step 13, For an extra special touch, a clip on leopard print flower is added

Flower with clip

Bow is finished! Now it is time to decorate!

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Becky and Kathy "toast" the new season with the Champagne Toast Tree!

Happy Decorating Y’all!

Show Me a Thankful table from gathered goodies right at home!

A Thankful Table & Our Turkey Recipe 🙂

(Turkey Recipe Below!)

Thanksgiving is all about the food…. and being so thankful for all we are blessed with!

We can create a beautiful autumn table scape with branches, berries and leaves that may be available to you in your area. But dry West Texas has not allowed us to enjoy many fall leaves. So for this blog I am using faux florals but you can easily substitute what you have to gather from in your yard or countryside! Let the kids help you gather and be apart of the decorating!

I also made a trip to @Walmart and picked up gourds, pumpkins, squash, pomegranate, apples and green grapes for my harvest table.

Closeup of gathered branches, berries and leaves in a hand bouquet

Need help tying the bow? We “Show you” on the Bow app for iPhone & iPad $0.99

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Gather faux or real leaves, berries, wheat and branches

Curtain clips make great napkin rings, add name for place setting, Gathered from @Walmart

Gather your materials to start decorating!

Framed photographs from around the house

Table is set with gathered fruit, gourds and pumpkins!

Here is the easiest turkey recipe! please try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Miss Cayce’s Turkey

(Fix it at night and put on before you go to bed)

1-quart water

1-apple whole

1-onion whole

2-3 stalks of celery

Salt and pepper

1 stick of butter

Clean turkey! Don’t forget to
pull out the insides (usually in a plastic bag) and rinse cavity! Leave the
legs hooked together. Place turkey in roasting pan, rub butter all over turkey
and put remainder of butter in cavity, pour in water and place apple, onion,
and celery around turkey, salt and pepper. Cover turkey tightly with lid or
several layers of foil, to be sure it is completely sealed. Turn oven to 500
degrees, place turkey in oven, turn oven off after 1 hour. And the most
important step……DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR TIL MORNING!!!!!!!

Delicious Turkey served to our families at Thanksgiving!

(If you have a Convection Oven it will not cook this way, because the oven cools itself!)

 

Happy Decorating Y’all!

Becky & Kathy 🙂

Show Me a Thanksgiving Table ready for a turkey!

Thanksgiving is all about…… food! At least at our gatherings! It is also a time to be reflect on the past year and all we have to be thankful for! Our family gathers at our Grandmom and Grandaddy’s house (Clarence & Betty Murray.) The meall is served buffet style on the bar. Dad and I both cook the biggest turkey’s we can find and everyone brings their “must have” dishes. But we will have to share recipes later 😉 …..
Let me Show You a way to decorate your table! This works for a sitdown dinner because you can talk across the decorations (everyone wants to see who they are talking to!) or buffet style by working in all the different serving pieces on either side!

At Show Me Decorating we always start with a theme, what are we celebrating or decorating for?
-Thanksgiving
-The theme is nostalgic Thanksgiving
-The color story is Autumn Leaf colors

Now its time to gather materials. I love to repurpose and reuse items I have around the house, so all the brass candle sticks hiding in the cabinets and closets are rounded up, as well as all the family photos to use. Candles purchased @Walmart compliment our autumn colors, and paper plates are elevated to the look of fine china when placed on chargers (from @HobbyLobby and @Pier1 )

To pull off this theme I decided to use family photographs from around the house. However a great look is to print off some of those great family pictures you have stored on your computer! Frame them in frames from the dollar or discount store all in coordinating frames, or just do as my daughter did:
-Collect garage sale frames
-Spray paint all the same color
-Create a coordinated look
These will be tucked in to the garland down the middle of the table. It will be fun to look back at how everyone has changed and grown… great conversation.

Now for the base I will use a 9′ green pine garland and wire on the fall garland and red berry garland. Ribbon and mesh are gathered and it is time to start decorating. ( This look also works on a side table or mantel)

Enjoy your turkey day as we enjoy ours!

All we need now is the Turkey and family!

Green pine garland, sunflower garland and red/burgundy berry garland

Framed photographs from around the house

Gather your materials to start decorating!

The rolled mesh makes a great table runner, copper ribbon for a bow. Learn how to tie a bow http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com $0.99 app for iPhone or iPad! Closeup of finished table!

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A place setting is not complete without the napkin! Here I used a curtain ring clip and rolled a dish towel up as my napkin!
( purchased in a package @Walmart)
The place card was clipped on with a name or you could have thankful messages written!

Happy Decorating Y’all!