It's Canada Day on July 1st, just under one week away! Let's celebrate with a tablescape...ohk-eh?!? You probably have to stay in because of social distancing, so I'll show you a fun way to style your table that'll be just as fun and Canadian as heading out to see fireworks, eating strawberry topped pancakes and sharing white cake with red buttercream frosting. ;)
If you've been following me for the last three years, you know what that means here at Wild Rose Country Home...it means that it's time for my one and only Canada Day Pillow to show up, eh! I keep this cutie tucked away and a couple weeks before the celebratory day, I bring her out to play. Did that rhyme? Haha....It makes me laugh every year, "EH?!...- right, okay, please, maybe, thanks, wow, what, get it, oh, hmm" lol!!
TABLE SETTING 101
I was inspired by these cute place-mats my daughter discovered at our local thrift store, The Olive Tree. The simple plaid pattern made me think of classic Canadian decor.
Building a great tablescape starts from the bottom up. I have a beautiful plaid place-mat, a solid red charger, a gold-lined dinner plate, some french country inspired napkins and a fun red & white check accent plate.
Finish it off with something fun for the center to draw your eye in. I chose a starfish because it was summery, white and fun!
Add in a glass that fits the theme. Here I added a mason jar with a brown paper straw. Super Canadian if you ask me!
The final touch is the wooden log name card and some gold cutlery to match the gold rim on the dinner plate. It gives that bit of fancy to the setting. And we all know us Canadians need a little fancy every now and again, am I right?!
THE TABLE CENTER PIECE
I really wanted to showcase my awesome wooden bowl, so I made that the focal point in the center with a couple of antler salad tongs on a white cake pedestal. From there I worked my way out...
You want to create height when styling a table, but not too high so you can still see your guests.
I added a white water jug and a few touches of green for the woodland/summer feel. You always want to have a lighting aspect at your table, so I added my black lanterns with three varying heights of battery operated candles inside.
Then I added my festive Canada Day accent pillow-- to either the head chair or dinner bench. Everything felt perfect and ready for a Canadian feast!
I'll show you a few different looks you could go for. P.S- Please ignore the gazebo construction going on outside...I wish it was done, but it's taking longer than we expected with the company we hired. I can't wait to show you when it's all finished.
There you have it Homies!! A simple shop-your-home during Covid-19 tablescape that you could do too! We will definitely have to serve, some beautiful salad in that wooden bowl, but along side will be classic poutine, BBQ hot dogs and treats too! There's no shame in my Canada Day food game hahahaha.
Check out my previous Canada Day blog post here for more inspiration, including those recipes for poutine and hot dogs....yum!! I hope wherever you are celebrating you will be safe, happy and have lots of fun!!! Cheers CANADA!!!!
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SHOP MY HOME
Some things I can link, others I can't, but I'll direct you to the website.
Pillow, bowl, tongs, cutlery, red & white check plates, napkins, cake stand, lanterns, rug from Homesense
Topiary's, posies, water jug from IKEA
Chargers, gold lined dishes from Dollar Tree
Candles, curtains from Amazon
Table and chairs from Wayfair
Dinner bench from Home Hardware