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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Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Christmas Decorations, Hot Pink Christmas, White Tree, Turquoise

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.

Christmas Decorating, Show Me Decorating, Christmas Decorating Themes, Black and White, Hot Pink

Christmas Decorating to match Room Decor

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

Christmas Decorating, Mackenzie Childs, Black and White decorating, Show Me Decorating

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.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, White Christmas Tree, Show Me Decorating, Hot pink, Turquoise, Lollipops

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!

Christmas Decorating, Christmas Centerpiece, Christmas Tablescape,

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.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Tree Topper, Show Me Decorating, Top Hat, Radko

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.

Christmas Decorating Ideas, Christmas Garland, Show Me Decorating, Christmas Decorating Themes

Christmas Garland in Funky Colors with pops of Black and White

Show Me Your Patriotic Pride

Show Me Your Patriotic Pride 

I love summer and I love America. The fact that two of my favorite holidays are close together, Memorial Day and the 4th of July allows for multi use of my collection of patriotic goodies.

It is a great time to gather all the Red, White and Blue and start decorating.

The front door and porch are the first place to start.

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

Red Tinsel Wreath with Popping firecracker and big Red Check bow!

It is as easy as 1,2,3 4th of July!

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

Red Wreath (also used for Christmas & Valentines)

A great wreath base is key, heavy wire construction and good wired branches allow for using over and over.

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

Gather ingredients, Ribbon, focal point and star garland

3 Key ingredients, wreath base, ribbon and focal point.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection's large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

the back of the Celebrate America with Roundtop Collection’s large Explosion! has a wire loop to attach to the wreath.

No glueing allows for items to be repurposed from year to year.

Add the length of ribbon securing with the wreaths wired branches, attach the focal point, tie a bow.  Need to know how to tie a bow?  We have an app for that! www.ShowMeDecorating .com

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Now we are ready to add the bow.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Learning how to tie a bow is easy, especially with our fabulous wired ribbon.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

Our wreath is complete, adding a warm welcome and great 1st impression to the front doorway.

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

It also looks great on the front of the house for all to see!

Happy Birthday America and Thank you to all our Brave men and Women who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom I enjoy!

 

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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 a Day to Remember, Memorial Day

Show Me a Day to Remember….Memorial Day

Honoring the memory of Cooper C McCraney

Honoring the memory of Cooper C McCraney

Cooper Clinton McCraney

Cooper Clinton McCraney

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.[

Mantel display honoring Cooper C McCraney

Mantel display honoring Cooper C McCraney

In honor of my father n law, who served during  World War II, I like to decorate the mantel with his picture, flag and certificate for service signed by Richard Nixon. I pull in other Patriotic pieces from my collection to coordinate and compliment the Red, White and Blue theme. It is a great teaching tool with the kids and grandkids. It is an opportunity to reflect on the lives of so many men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice and service to our country.

We are free today because so many have given so much.

The display is personal to Cooper, the photo is signed to Christine, yours always,Cooper

The display is personal to Cooper, the photo is signed to Christine, yours always, Cooper

The original Pearl larger beer actually belonged to Cooper and my husband has kept the unopened can as a remembrance.

Lady Liberty stands guard and Old Glory is proudly displayed.

So today as you fly your American Flag, say a thank you and remember all those who died for the sake of our freedom!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky

Show Me Land of the Brave ,Home of the Free

Show Me Land of the Brave, Home of the Free

This week has been a great reminder of what makes America strong- that in the times of destruction we can come together and help those in need. It reminds us that we can pray for those affected by the storms and we can give to those who can offer practical help.

If you would like to help, Samaritan’s Purse http://www.samaritanspurse.org and the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org are wonderful organizations that provide on the ground help to those directly hurt by the storms.

Lets celebrate freedom!

Round Top Collection's Chalkboard jars

Add a touch of the season’s to any room in your house with the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars by changing out magnets to match the season or mood.

A favorite stuffed teddy is all dressed for a parade, and my collection of red, white and blue is all brought out to celebrate America’s birthday!  (or Memorial Day). I have been collecting for years and store it all in accessible clear tubs marked “patriotic”.
A new favorite to add to my collection of seasonal decorating is the Round Top Collection’s Chalkboard jars. This versatile Jar with the change of a magnet or chalkboard message leaps from one celebration to the next! 
I love to group complimentary items to make a statement. The metal flag container doubles as a silverware holder for the fun family cookout! Filled with a permanent ivy the green adds life. You could easily substitute a fresh flowering plant or maybe a fresh herb!
Ribbon! The addition of red satin ribbon compliments the red, white and blue theme.
Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonallyThe Round Top Collection

Fun versatile jar for decorating seasonally!The Round Top Collection

available at ShowMeDecorating.com

Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Chalkboard Jar, ribbon and Uncle Sam magnet.

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil!

Finished Chalkboard jar filled with chocolate kisses in shiny silver foil! Uncle Sam hat could be personalized with family’s last name!

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

Stars and Stripes magnets perfect to add a touch of celebration to your Seasonal wreath, Chalkboard Jars, or Flag Wreath

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

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

Happy Memorial Day and 4th of July!

Show your patriotic spirit in red, white and blue…….

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

Decorate Once Celebrate Twice or Three times..Valentines, Birthdays, and more

Decorating can be so fun when it’s easy and especially rewarding when you benefit more than once! At Show Me Decorating, we go all out for Christmas and ok-Halloween, but I also love to add a touch of the other celebrations through out the year. It may just be my candle jars changed out with sea shells for summer or back to school supplies for the month of September. I do LOVE Valentines.( Maybe, it’s because I’m a mother of 4 boys but I always want to spread L-O-V-E instead of f-i-g-h-t-i-n-g, but that’s another story.) This year for Valentines,  I decorated my door,  my candle jars, and my new chandelier.

Valentine Decorating-Jennifer '13

 

To decorate, I tied new @ShowMeDecorating.com bows with our fabulous wired ribbon for my door, chandelier, and candle jars. Great way to re purpose from Christmas! I love my @LisaFrost door banner and my talented niece and Show Me Decorator, Katy,  created the cute complimentary Hearts that are a little bit funky. I always love to add color with flowers for my pots from @Lowes and change these out for the season. I filled my candle jars with @conversation hearts and @redhots from @Target where I also found the cute Heart cut out table runner.

So, when an opportunity arrived to have a party-I was ready!

Valentine Table set

There is nothing more fun than hosting a party for a friend’s birthday!  I was very blessed this week to host a surprise luncheon for my friend, Suzanne.  Ashley, Suzanne’s daughter,  a fabulous chef and party specialist created a yummy lunch and fabulous birthday decorations that complemented my Valentine’s decorations. She really out did herself! I had decorated my chandelier with #showmedecorating #bows and covered the table in a simple black cloth with a chevron table runner from @groopdealz. Ashley added a garland tied with black, white, and red patterned fabric, black cake stands, delicious food, and a customized Happy Birthday #Bling banner!

Valentine Bday Cake
Valentine saladValentine bday lunch

Valentine Chicks 1

Ashley really out did herself and her Mom loved it. Her menu was Spinach quiche, capris salad, a spinach salad with blackberries with a raspberry vingaigrette, @LaMadeline’s strawberries and creme, then a yummy Lemon creme cake. We all enjoyed each bite! We would love to see how you all are celebrating the seasons so share with us on #facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and check out showmedecorating.com If you like reading our blogs, please leave us a recommendation.

 

Happy Valentines,

Jennifer