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Red, White (& Blue) Tablescape Blog Hop

Happy Monday Friends!  Monday’s are always a little bit easier to take when you know they are leading up to a long holiday weekend!  Today is extra special because it is the first day of our week long Red, White and Blue Tablescape Blog Hop where a group of very talented bloggers share their patriotic tablescape ideas!  I am honored today to be sharing my Canada Day Tablescape ideas with you!

Canada Day Tablescape Ideas

Now, while my table decor is all about Canada Day tablescape ideas, a few simple changes and some touches of blue and you would have an equally patriotic tablescape for your 4th of July celebration too!

Canada Day Tablescape ideas

Canada Day in Niagara is full of events and activities but we will always end up in the backyard of family to enjoy a summer meal!  

A patriotic tablescape does not need to be a budget buster.  In fact, most of the tablescapes I do start with shopping the house and flying by the seat of my pants until I have a look that represents the theme or season I am decorating for. 

Flowers are always a must and red geraniums that will be planted in the garden were a bargain that I couldn’t resist.  I simply plunked the four pots into a wicker basket to use as a centrepiece!

Canada Day Tablescape ideas

A trip to the dollar store and sometimes a little splurge at Homesense is all it takes to pull everything together.  I bought 4 little Canada Flags at the dollar store, and some really fun Canada themed melamine Rae Dunn plates at Homesense!

How cute are these……

Canada Day Tablescape Ideas

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Canada Day tablescape idease

Canada Day Tablescape Ideas

…….is there anything more Canadian than red Muskoka chairs?! And, paired with words that encourage us to slow down and enjoy the summer! Couldn’t resist!  If you can’t find them near you, I have seen them here on Amazon, but definitely check out Homesense and Marshalls in Canada, because I didn’t pay anyway near this price!  But, I hear Rae Dunn is in demand and tends to go for way over sticker price for harder to find pieces!

Canada Day Tablescape Ideas

I stacked them on top of beaded rim dinner plates and red hemstitched napkins I already had.  Round red wicker place mats from the dollar store completes each place setting.  A white hemstitched washable poly/cotton blend linen tablecloth anchors the entire table and is easy to through into the washing machine after.

Canada Day tablescape ideas

I find that simple brushed sliver flatware goes with pretty much any occasion.  I like the simplicity of this style.

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Tall beer glasses with the tiny dollar store Canada flags add a patriotic touch. Over sized wine glasses will be filled with wine, a cool summer cocktail.

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Speaking of wine, you can’t get more Canadian than a bottle of  wine from Wayne Gretzky’s winery or a bottle representing Canada’s National hockey team!!

Canada Day Tablescape ideas

Canada Day Tablescape ideas

Simple Canada Day Tablescape Ideas:

  • begin by shopping your home for things that fit your colour scheme/theme
  • use potted potted geraniums as a centerpiece and then plant in your garden after
  • check out the dollar store for a great selection of Canada themed accessories
  • red napkins, whether cloth or paper add a pop of colour
  • using fresh fruit also adds a pop of colour for very little cost, plus it doubles as dessert
  • “splurge” on themed salad plates to pull the look together (mine plates cost only $19 for 4)

Canada Day Tablescape ideas

Fresh fruit and other sweet treats are always a great way to add colour to your tablescape.  Local strawberries and a few raspberries add a pop of red, while provided a little snack!

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Of course, a little strawberry shortcake never hurt anyone!

Canada Day Tablescape IdeasThis oar, which had been painted blue and once used in the living room was given a coat of paint left over from this project, and stenciled with a maple leaf.  This will be its’ home for the summer!

Canada Day Tablescape Ideas

I had such fun coming up with these Canada Day tablescape ideas and putting it all together.  Although my husband may not agree!  At one point it started to rain and we had to quickly get everything into the screen porch! And, the rain showed no signs of stopping.  It wasn’t until the next day that we had a 2 hour window to get everything set out again!

Canada Day tablescape ideas

Thankfully, this weekend the weather calls for clear skies, sunshine and really warm temperatures! A stellar long weekend in Canada indeed!!  

Whether you will be at the cottage, at the beach or just enjoying time with family and friends in your own backyard, I hope you have found some inspiration to set your own patriotic tablescape be it Canada Day or the 4th of July!!

Thanks so much to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting this fun Red, White and Blue Tablescape Blog hop!  Be sure to check back every day as the links go live on their appointed day!  Scroll down for all of Monday’s Patriotic inspiration!

Until next time…..

Red Cottage Chronicles

 

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  1. Hi Maureen, I love the Rae Dunn plates with the Adirondack chairs and messages! Your red accents from your geraniums, flags and berries provide such a festive pop of color for your table and your maple leaf oar is perfect as a backdrop for your Canada Day celebration! It’s always a pleasure blog hopping with you!

  2. Maurine, You shop the house well and always add some pretty food. I could eat your strawberry shortcake for breakfast right now!
    Those cute salad plates with Muskola chairs ( thanks for teaching me a new term) are the piรจce dรฉ resistance. How appropriate for summer to shout out,” rest, relax, breathe, and sit.”
    Candian flags and your maple leaf oar add the perfect finishing touch to your tablescape,
    Happy Canada Day!

  3. So cute Maureen! I am crazy about those fun chair plates! I love the geranium basket for your centerpiece and the red Canadian oar on the wall- Happy Canada Day!

  4. Oh Maureen, I am so glad I didn’t chase you away with the red, white and blue theme, I always love seeing your Canada Day tables! I have picked a couple of favorite things right off the bat, both your oar and those sweet “relax” plates are my favorites! How nice that the geraniums are the perfect color for celebrating Canada Day! I so fondly remember the July 1st we sailed through the Welland Canal and arrived in lake Ontario with a big storm brewing. We were welcomed into the St. Catherine’s marina and joined all of the Canadians celebrating Canada Day! Thank you so much for once again joining me for another blog hop!

  5. Maureen, What a great table!!! Being from Ohio, and my boys played (and still play) hockey – we have always been big Canadian fans! We used to travel and tournaments in Canada almost every year. I swear my son knew the words to O Canada before he new our National Anthem! So I enjoyed your post immensely ๐Ÿ™‚ All of your red touches with the berries, napkins and geraniums just accent your Canadian flags so well. Really loving that maple leaf oar! Always fun hopping with you!

  6. I love the whole red theme. It just sparkles! Those plates are great and I reallllllllly want a fence just so I can decorate it.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ gwingal

  7. Maureen, you’ve brought out the best in red in so many natural ways. I have those same placemats and they work for so many holidays. Loved how you combined natural elements with the store~bought. Great tablescape.

  8. Maureen, you did a wonderful job! And I’m especially awed by your photography skills. So beautiful! My husband and I are going to Vancouver in September; I’ve never been to Canada, so I’m quite excited! Your Canadian tablescape is getting me psyched!

    1. Oh Wendy, you will love Vancouver! I have a nephew living there. We are on the complete opposite side of the country, but in my humble opinion all of Canada is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Maureen, what a perfect setting for Canada Day! Each of the red details and those Canadian flags create a fabulous setting. 5 Stars!!!

  10. Maureen, what a beautiful table! I left the Rae Dunn plates wit( the Adirondack chairs, they are must too cute. Your centerpiece of red Geraniums is perfect. You did an outstanding job for Canada Day. I love all the red accents! It is always a pleasure blog hopping with you!

  11. Hello Maureen,
    Just like Chloe I am really adoring these relax plates and your Oar. Everything on your table is so appealing and attractive with such clean lines.
    Jemma

  12. Maureen, I want to make strawberry shortcake right now. Yummy! Your tablescape is lovely and I couldn’t take my eyes off your red oar. Beautiful. It is a pleasure to blog hop with you.
    Kari@meandmycaptain

  13. Maureen, what a fun tablescape celebrating Canada! Those lawn chair plates are adorable and so fitting for the table’s vibe. Pinned!

  14. Lovely table Maureen. Love the relax plates. You celebrated Canada perfectly, oar and all. Strawberry shortcake is always so tempting. A pleasure joining you on this blog hop.

  15. Happy Canada Day to you and your family, Maureen!!!

    I love your red and white tablescape, and yes it would be so easy to add in just a little blue to bring that same tablescape into the 4th of July for us here in the USA! Love it!!! I have a lot of relatives and most of my ancestors come from Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, so I’ll definitely share on my FB for you and for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to seeing some others’ beautiful posts,
    Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. you do the classic so well! Love all the little Canadian touches, and of course that flag oar. Looks like you’ve got a great tablescape planned, and I hope it gets enjoyed!

  18. This is so pretty Maureen and those plates are gorgeous. I love the idea of using the fresh flowers on your table and then planting them outside. Have a great weekend!

  19. Maureen, what a fun Canada Day tablescape you created! I’m in love with the adorable plates and you even have Canadian Wine! The red geraniums look beautiful and I wish I had a piece of that strawberry shortcake now! It’s been fun hopping with you!

  20. Love it! I’m a Canadian living in the US – this definitely makes me feel a little bit homesick. I LOVE the Canadian flag oar in the background – so adorable! Your setting is so flexible and definitely could work as red, white and blue with a quick flag swap. Oh, and your shortcake? YUM!