Monday, August 5, 2013

White with Red Accents–A Canadian Holiday

Last week Cuisine Kathleen had a “Let There Be White” challenge. I was out of town and unable to set a table for Canada Day on July 1st.


So I decided to set my white tablescape with red accents to celebrate the public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August.



I picked up the maple leaf placemats early last fall. When I saw them they instantly said  Canadian tablescape to me.


Fluted edge chargers were topped with the same three plates I used for last years  O Canada table. It’s amazing how changing just one element is a stack of dishes can give you a completely different look.

Some ikat napkins I had made for another tablescape worked perfectly, but then I found some freeform red leaves on white at Bolts. I see a fall tablescape with the placemats coming soon.


The beer steins are very special to me. My cousin Bob won them  at Klondike Days in Edmonton playing a carnival game when we were in high school. I can’t remember how many dimes he tossed, but almost 40 years (really?) latter I still have all six that he won.


I love the shimmer of their iridescent finish.


The straws were in a drawer in the kitchen, I picked them up on sale years ago at Pier 1. Little fireworks at the table.


A beautiful white maple leaf  plate found at an antique store one weekend with the the Golf Guy holds some candy appetizers.



The sideboard is set to coordinate with the table.



Happy holiday to my friends and family in Canada. May you have a fabulous day!


Stitch at you Soon,


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  1. So excited to find you and your beautiful blog, I am now one of your followers, I love the tablescape you did and truly appreciate all the work that goes into making a beautiful table and then photographing it perfectly...doesn't sound hard to anyone until they try it.,lol thank you for sharing I love the red and white so much I am working on one for the future with watermelons,,,I will be back again to visit..yay for finding a canadian friend

  2. Gorgeous red and white tablescape. Your dishes and accessories are all so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me Hugs, Marty

  3. The fluted chargers are just wonderful! I love that you posted this week, I've missed seeing your creativity. The maple leaf placemats are really the perfect pieces for a tribute to the beautiful country of Canada. Your white dishes are wonderful. Your steins made me smile. I am sure they bring back many fun memories. And I am totally smitten by the gorgeous platter on the sideboard. So pretty. Happy Canada day.. xo marlis

  4. Dawna, you were clever to snag those red maple leaf mats. They are perfect for your table. The stack of white dishes with the red accent plate makes a pretty statement with the wonderful textures on the plate rims Love the ikat napkins for a contemporary touch. Paired with the vintage iridescent mugs, the look is supper. How special to have these treasures from your youth. Kudos for a fun, beautiful table to celebrate Canada Day!

  5. Your table is lovely - my favorite part? I love the beer steins. What a great memory. Thank you for sharing it. What a wonderful cousin you have - especially giving them to you at that age. I can see why you treasure them.

  6. Love your red and white table - red is my favorite color. Those beer steins are absolutely gorgeous! I love milk glass and they are just so pretty. Great job! Take care - Dawn

  7. Very pretty - absolutely LOVE those lace plates!

  8. Glad you set such a pretty table in red and white to celebrate the Canadian holiday. I love those lacey plates!
    Start thinking about the all white Fall challenge, one additional color.
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  9. Oh what a gorgeous table with beautiful lace dishes! I love the touches of red in it and the beer milky glasses are stunning! You did a lovely job. Tank you for visiting me. I'm your new follower, hope you want to follow back.
    Big hugs,


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