Thursday, June 29, 2017

Celebrating Canada Day 150 in Style

This year, we Canadians are very proud and super excited to be celebrating our nation's birthday. Our wonderful country is turning 150 years and while that may be quite young as far as many other countries in the world go, it is a big deal for us.   So with that in mind, I knew I wanted to put together a fun, festive and stylish tablescape in honour of the occasion.

Bring on the red & white...

...of our beloved maple leaf Canadian flag.

With the nice weather of late, I chose to set the table in our backyard cabana.

A white tablecloth and a red/white striped runner (from Christmas) became the backdrop for the tablescape.

I recently purchased a few of these kind of lanterns and used them for my centerpiece.

A red lantern was set in the middle of the table with white ones on either side of it.

Next to the lantern, I placed mason jars filled with faux white flowers and a couple of Canadian flags.

Here's a better pic of one that I put out on the patio area.

I was pleased to get this shot with the flags blowing in the breeze.

The view towards our patio area which is also done in red and white.

The place settings are anchored with a red placemat and square white charger.  Maple leaf printed kerchiefs from the Dollar Store make terrific napkins.

Red and white plates with a small bowl on top are flanked by red-handled flatware.

The stemware includes a red wine glass and water glass with frozen cranberries to match the table.

I got the festive red wine glasses in the clearance section at Pier 1 recently.

Themed placecards were made by gluing a confetti type foil maple leaf to a plain white name card.

Now to come up with a menu for the occasion...

...although I find that any type of food always tastes better when eaten outdoors.

I'm sure we will be enjoying more than one meal out here in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

This will be a special Canada Day that goes on for a month if not all summer!

If you are Canadian, I hope you enjoy your celebrations on the 1st and for my American friends, best wishes for your national holiday on the 4th!

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Sandra said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm sure you'll have many celebrations to enjoy! The simplicity of only using two colors allows each element to really pop. The variety of textures and patterns and shapes makes it interesting. I think I could keep your table this way all summer!
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Unknown said...

Happy Canada Day! I'll be celebrating in Germany and thinking of your lovely red and white table set up in the cabana! #homematters

Barbara Windle said...

This is a beautifully festive table. Very well thought out. Enjoy the holiday celebrations. Happy 150.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Super cute table! I am reading this in the car on the way home from a week's vacation in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and have been enjoying all the patriotic decor being displayed by the businesses and residents. You have lots of great ideas that could be used by us US folk too for our Fourth of July next week. Have a great Canada Day! Jane

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy Canada Day Lori! You've created a very festive table! Enjoy the holiday and great summer weather!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Happy Canada Day.....
Love your looks lovely. Very Festive!
Hope you enjoyed the day.

Sandra Lee said...

Happy Canada Day! Your table is very pretty and the lanterns, as well as the runner, are perfect for it. You also chose a very picturesque setting for it. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

Louca por porcelana said...

Exquisite tablescape!Happy Anniversary Canada!

Sylvia said...

Lori, I love the lanterns. Your table looks amazing. Have a great day! Sylvia D.

Tea in Texas said...

Perfect place to dine for celebrating your 150th! Love all the red and white touches especially the flag napkins. Your centerpiece with the lanterns adds a charming accent to light the night! Hope you will pop over to Tea in Texas "Patriotic Bear" and the unusual patriotic plates!
Have a grand weekend!

thel day said...

Hi Lori,
Your tablescape in gorgeous. I love all the detail. Especially the lanterns and napkins.
We live in a great country.

Jann Olson said...

Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! Everything is darling. I especially love the runner! Thanks for sharing with SYC.