Show Me Top 4 Reasons to Theme My Christmas Tree

Show Me Top 4 Reasons To Theme My Christmas Tree ……… part 1

“Theming for a Lifestyle” is a mantra Kathy and I live by! Why you may ask? It narrows down the choices and creates focus and direction in decorating, for a party, your home decor, a celebration or event and your Christmas Décor. Because the Christmas tree is your largest Christmas decoration it is only natural for it to be front and center!

 

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Kathy and Becky, sisters and co/owners of Miss Cayce’s Christmas store, Midland, Texas since 1984, creators of Show Me Decorating

 

Definition of a theme:
Wikipedia: “a central topic, a subject or concept (the author is trying to point out)”
Webster’s: “a unifying or dominant idea or motif with common elements”
Show Me Decorating: simplified focus, narrowing choices of common elements when decorating for Christmas, parties, events, home décor and personal style
Top 4 Reasons to Theme
1. A unifying concept or theme gives even modest home displays a professional sheen
2. Simplifies your decorating, buying
3. Saves money and time
4. Creates focus and finish

We created several new themes for Vickerman’s Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas. We hope you are inspired to try theming for the 1st time or incorporate one of our new Show Me Decorating themes in your Holiday decorating!

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Christmas Confection accented with bright colors and sugared treats

 

Chef Santa serves up sweet treats of colorful concoctions from cupcakes to lollipops. Glittered ribbon adds an extra touch, and don’t forget to sprinkle in the multicolor candy polkadot balls. Yum! A Flocked Christmas Tree is the perfect base to highlight this fun mix of colors.

Add in your favorite collection of gingerbread ornaments, perfect for a kitchen or breakfast room!

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Peacock Splendor with regal gold accents.

 

Peacock Splendor Christmas Tree Theme is majestic shades of turquoise, blue, green and gold. Strutting a color palette that matches your homes decor will compliment the celebrations. Picking core ingredients that reflect your taste and personality will give your home its own one of a kind look and style.

The gorgeous Blue Green Tinsel tree shows off all the fabulous shades of blue. Add in your personal collection of gold, crystal or peacock ornaments and you are set to celebrate!

Peacock Christmas Tree Theme, Animal Print Ribbon,

Peacock Gone Wild, slim or narrow Christmas tree works well as a living room tree!

Leopard print ribbon, balls and ornaments added to the Peacock Tree Theme are a perfect match to our homeowners living room. Our Show Me Decorating step by step techniques will help you decorate like a designer!

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Deer, birds and furry creatures will celebrate the Christmas Season with the Enchanted Forest Christmas Tree Theme.

 

Glistening icicles and snow tipped branches, Christmas holly and Red poinsettias transform your Christmas into an Enchanted Forest! Frosty woodland snowmen and critters play amongst the CHristmas Forest shades of greens, rich ruby reds and accented with platinum sparkle and a touch of rustic burlap.

Curl up next to the fireplace on a holiday night and celebrate the Christmas season in an Enchanted forest!

Follow all our decorating How To and bring out the designer in you!

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Show Me Decorating “How To” Trim your Christmas tree

 

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Christmas decorating since 1984

Show Me Decorating

 

Next post we share 3 more Christmas tree themes, Peppermint Twist, Christmas Sparkle, Metal Mix and more.

There is something for everyone!

 

 

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

Fly, drive, walk or run to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas

New Location, 1012 Andrews Hwy

the Best store just got BIGGER

Show Me A Texas Sized Royal Red and Gold Tree Theme.

Texas Sized Royal Red and Gold Tree Theme

Texas Sized Royal Red and Gold Tree Theme

Show Me A Texas Sized Royal Red and Gold Tree Theme.

This tree is reminiscent of a live poinsettia tree. The best of both worlds, live red poinsettias encircle the beautiful Royal Red and Gold Tree Theme, and are low enough to maintain. The tree is filled with permanent botanicals (no watering required!) of big red poinsettias, glitter leaves and sprays. The fresh poinsettias fool the eye into believing this Christmas scene is a real tree!  First Baptist Church in Midland was forced to temporarily relocate to the Midland Center, due to a fire, during the Holiday season. The Show Me Decorating’s Midland team came to the rescue with a plan! A theme and color story were determined, ribbon, balls and florals were selected. The team kept in mind future decorating needs and the ability to reuse the investment decorating the Midland Center. This beautiful tree will be able to move to the reconstructed church for the NEW season and coordinate with their overall Christmas decorating theme and color story!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Drive ,fly ,run or walk to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland Texas

the best store just got BIGGER!

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

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

the Christmas Decorating Experts!

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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

Show Me Decorating Gives Back at Christmas to the Museum of the Southwest

Museum of the Southwest

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Red and Green says Merry Christmas

Opportunities to be a part of the community and benefit organizations and charities are always taken around the holidays. Museum of the Southwest hosts Christmas at the Mansion every year and local stores and designers help to decorate the areas at the museum.

Large decorated garlands festively decorated in red and green hang over the doorway. Topiaries dressed up with lit packages, stand guard beside the door and welcome guests.

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Dressed up topiaries

Inside furniture from a local interior designer front is show cased in the parlor and sets the stage for a beautiful flocked tree. A palette of olive green, lime green, and reds, black and cream paper mache balls, burlap ribbon tied with cheetah print velvet and tufted metallic olive green ornaments assist in the decoration of the tree. The choices of the decorations add interest and texture to the unexpected mixture. A beautiful wow for all to see.

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Christmas living room

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Snowy Tree with Red and Lime Green

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Inside The Musuem of the Southwest for Christmas

Patrons of the museum decorate areas and trees as well. This gingerbread town with a presiding snowman as mayor is festive, fun, and colorful. Turquoise adds a pop that is unusually delectable. Lime green, pink, and turquoise ribbon look so yummy with the traditional red and white.

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Whimsical Gingerbread

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Gingerbread

TIP: Mesh fabric used as ribbon tied in loops and woven through the tree is colorful and works as great filler. Starting at the top and working in a spiral around the tree downward tuck the mesh in and out.

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How to use Christmas mesh?

DECORATING TIP: Lime green is almost as popular as Christmas green and certainly adds a fresh bold color to any tree, wreath, or garland. To add zing all over your project use in multiple numbers distributed throughout.

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Christmas Tree Ideas