Thursday, June 25, 2015

Canada Day Home Tour

A Mini Home Tour and A Tablescape

With this being my first year on my little farm, I have been documenting my "first's", and Canada Day is no exception.
I have been busy adding our nations red and white colours to my home.

 I bought a few flags from the Dollar Tree, a bouquet of red carnations at the grocery store,
and started adding some patriotic cheer throughout the house. 
And I also pulled my red and white dishes for a tablescape.

In the living room, I added a few large and small flags and put them in a galvanized bucket, along with some burlap.
Not a whole lot of red and white in this room, but I still wanted to add a bit of celebration in here.

You will notice the new to me coffee table.  Since I moved in here last October this is my third coffee table.
I had been looking for a drop-leaf table for a while, and was happy to finally find one I like.
It adds a bit of vintage integrity to my farmhouse.
I bought it off Kijiji for $50.  Not sure if I am going to paint the bottom white, or just leave it as it is.

 The table is kinda boring right now with not much on it,
but I intend to add some baskets for the bottom layer and a cute vignette for the top.
And of course some flowers. :)

"Oh Canada, our home and native land.
True patriot love in all thy sons command...."

Moving into the dining room and a tablescape.

This sunny room is my favourite.
The one window faces the huge lilac tree.  In the Spring it gives me purple flowers,
 green leaves during the summer and coloured ones in the Fall.
The other window overlooks my country road.  I like to look out this window, see what's going on, who's coming who's going.
Also out this window in the front yard are the two tall pine trees,
and beyond that is my neighbouring farmers crop growing in the field.

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

 Little bit of red here, little bit of white there.

The red and white dishes I bought a while back at Walmart.  Part of the Home and Garden series.
The Canadian napkins are bandannas I picked up at Dollar Tree.
Vintage milk white vases hold miniature flags.
White pitcher holding the carnations is from Canadian Superstore.  Wicker tray at Winners.

"From far and wide,  Oh Canada,
we stand on guard for thee...."

 "God keep our land glorious and free.
Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee." country, my roots, my heart, my home.

Happy Canada Day!!


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  1. Lovely patriotic tour... your tablescape is beautiful.

  2. Your patriotic touches look wonderful! Our red and white national colours look so "fresh and crisp" and you've done a lovely job incorporating them into your home. Love the pattern on your white bowls. Happy Canada Day from one Canadian to another!

  3. Diane, I love your farmhouse with the black and white and when the red is added it is just perfect. Looks like you are settling in well. Happy Canada Day to you..Happy Friday..Judy

  4. After all the stressful, gut wrenching chaos you have had due to your change in marital status, it seems you have settled into a cheerful and lovely life. Your home shows you have reached a level of order and happiness. I am sooooo pleased for you. Your strength, fortitude and stability is reflected in the "pretty little nest" you have created. It is amazing to have watched you negotiate a very difficult transition. Bless you for a job well done.♥

  5. Looks great! Happy Canada Day from a fellow Canadian!

  6. Looks really nice. Like the new table...

  7. Beautiful post! I love your Canada Day decor. Your new coffee table is sweet. I think I'd be tempted to paint the base white but the black goes with your checked curtains too. Have a great weekend and a wonderful Canada Day this week.