Monday, June 28, 2010

O Canada!


In honour of Canada Day on July 1st, I've created a patriotic tablescape in our little cabana.
Rather than state the obvious as I usually do when narrating, I'll leave it all to the words of our national anthem to take you through the pictures.
(I'll post a few details at the end)

O Canada!

Our home and native land,


True patriot love in all thy sons command


With glowing hearts, we see thee rise
The True North strong and free

From far and wide,


O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


God keep our land glorious and free

O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.


O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.


Happy Canada Day!


Although we Canadians tend to be a little bit "laid back" in our patriotism I, for one am very thankful to be a Canadian and am happy to celebrate the fact that I live in this magnificent country!

Thanks for looking!  
Of course, I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks to Susan for hosting this fun time each week! Be sure to head over and check out all the other patriotic tablescapes!
The details...
Centerpiece - glass vase (from long ago) with flags wrapped in red napkin
"Canada" vases - created with the use of vinyl cling-ons from the Dollar Store, faux red/white roses inside with tall glass votive holder
Hurricane shades over Partylite pillar candle holders (from long ago)
White plates - "Maria" by Pier 1
Red plates - ? no name set of four (from long ago)
Stemware - created with the use of vinyl cling-on from Dollar Store
Napkins & Centerpiece tablecloth - Bandanas from Dollar Store
Gold-en flatware (from long ago)

37 comments:

D said...

What a beautiful red and white "Canada" table. And what a nice tribute to your country. :)
D

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A beautiful red and white table!
Happy Canada Day!

Carolyn said...

Wow! I have never seen such a patriotic Canadian table before-good for you!!!

Happy Canada Day,
Carolyn

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE it!! Cannot go wrong with red and what a great showing of the Canadian Maple Leaf :)

Blessings!
Gail

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Splendid! Thank you for reminding us about Canada Day -- your table is just wonderful! Very festive, and the anthem lyrics are very stirring.

Kathleen said...

That looks great! I am so glad you did a Canada table. I love what you did with the clings.
Happy Canada Day! Great table.
I am sitting here thinking what I am using for my July 4th table. It has been so hot, I hope it cools off so I can do mine outside!

Pinky said...

Happy Canada Day to you, neighbor! YOur table is gorgeous. Don't you just LOVE those stick ons? I use them all the time too! XO, Pinky

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful! I hope you have a great time tomorrow-enjoy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty Canada Day table you've set. Love your reds and whites -- how nice that we neighbors have patriotic celebrations on the same week.

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice ... and thanks so much for sharing Canada Day with us!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really, really fabulous! What beautiful colors to work with and what a lovely idea!
Makes me want to be a Canadian!
Cindy

A Hint of Home said...

Beautifully done! Happy Canada
day

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Rettabug said...

I didn't know anything about this holiday!! Duh?
What a wonderful tribute you've created. Thanks for much for sharing it & for educating, as well.

fondly,
Rett

The Gazebo House

Tess said...

Beautiful table...it's so nice to see someone else's patriotic holiday table. It is really gorgeous. I'm in upstate NY so have been to your lovely country often. Happy Canada Day!!!

Barbara said...

Happy Canada Day! Your tablescape is so pretty. The words to the anthem are the perfect accompaniment. What a pretty setting!

Johanna said...

Oh, that's a nice and touching tribute to Canada day. I love the maple leaf on all the bright reds. Makes a happy table and I wish you a Happy Day, too.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

What a beautiful Canada Day table...love all the red and white.

xinex said...

Canada would be so proud of you! You have set a beautiful table...Christine

Americana Lady said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love your patriotism! You have really honored your country with such a pretty well thought out table. Keep your flag-a-wavin' Joan

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Lovely red and white table, very patriotic.

All the Best,

Requi

emptynester3 said...

So very beautiful a table! Love it! Thanks for visiting me as well! Love, ~Nana~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I caught my breath on this one! Yes, indeed I did! How lovely! What a treat to step outside and see this lovely table waiting for you! Just gorgeous!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Happy Canada Day Neighbor! I live in Western New York and love Canada! Your red and white theme is beautiful! What an inviting table. Have a great day!

craftyles said...

Love all the reds. Happy Canada Day!

Niki said...

Just Gorgeous!! I love your outdoor space...and the table is BEAUTIFUL!! When we visited Vancouver 4 years ago, I realized how I absolutely love the Canadian colors and maple leaf, not just for their beauty, but also for the people they represent. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to browse through your other dining delights.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Beth said...

You table is absolutely stunning! I really enjoy this tablescape.
Blessings, Beth

dee dee said...

Happy Canada Day!
Love the tablescape.. full of color, ideal setting... what time shall I arrive!
Dee Dee

GrannySue said...

What a great setting. It looks terrific and I really like the cabana!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a wonderful cabana, and what a fabulous setting. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. Love it all. Hope you have a super 4th. Hugs, Marty

kayellen said...

Happy Canada Day
!!
Pretty Placesettings~~~looove your chandelier too!!

xoxo
Kay Hammar

Anita said...

Beautiful! I do love red and white. Love the cabana, what a great setting! Thanks for stopping by!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great table! I love the striking combo of red and white; and in such a wonderful setting! I love the outdoor cabana!

Kathy said...

How very lovely! I love seeing your Canadian Patriotic table! The red and white just pops!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Kathy

Gracie Jewellery said...

Loved this. Proudly Canadian eh!!!

dom said...

you did a great job with your table dedicated to your country ! i set a table for 14th july, our bastille day in france to honor Paris and my country france.I posted it on my blog on 14th july so you can have a look at it if you want.
dom

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love, love this! Such pretty inspiration for Canada Day. I'm going to pin some photos, please let me know if you rather I didn't.