Friday, June 24, 2011

Circle of Friends Canada Day Tea

Welcome friends for tea.  I'm linking this post with Bernideen's Tea in the Garden Saturday and Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday.  It's been rain, and more rain the last few days so I was not able to set tea in the garden this week but with Canada Day coming up on July 1, I'll share the latest circle of friends lunch that had a Canada Day theme.  I must mention though, that north of the border, we don't decorate inside or out in the patriotic way our friends to the south do for July 4.
My simple centrepiece; the maple leaf is an iron one normally outside in the garden somewhere and inside the red glass vase are red and white, strawberries and cream jellybeans.  
Each napkin had a Canada pin for the guests to wear and mine just happened to have butterflies on it.  :-)
Red is not a colour I have for dishes but a couple of Johnson Bros. red and white teacups plus two other patterns that had some red in them would have to do.
And the tea we had with dessert was a new one I'd recently bought especially for this luncheon called 'Oh Canada'.  It's available from David's Teas.
Just look at those tiny maple leaf candies and bits of toffee that give this rooibos tea a hint of maple and it is sooo good.
A few plastic flags from the dollar store ran down the centre of the table and the wine glasses are for water with slices of lemon and lime in it.  I tried to come up with a menu that would say Canada Day to us and so we had fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and corn bread.  Dessert was not for anyone watching their waistline.
Pecan pie; I had baked two of them, one for us and one for our family Father's Day celebration.  You can never have too much pecan pie, can you?
Thanks for visiting and do pop over to my two gracious hosts to have tea with them too.


  1. Love it Judith! Very creative and cheerful - Hope you have a fantastic day!

  2. What a sweet idea for you tea lovers....and you can count me as one too. We put up the flag on Canada Day and when the kids were young I'd make a cake or cupcakes, but we don't decorate at all - just enjoy the day!

  3. Hi,Judith!
    What a beautiful scene you create! So lovely! I am so pleased to share with your tea time with the beautiful red glass vase, white napkins and Canada pins, the pink tea cup and blue glass wares, and your pecan pie! Wow, it seems nearly to smell sooo good!. Hope you have a great time,Judith!.
    See you soon!

  4. Hi Judith,
    fabulous post about Canada treats, thank you for sharing. I love the Canadian maple leaves and sirup. And pecan pie is sooo delicious. What a wonderful party. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. Lovely Canada Day tea. Enjoy the weekend.

  6. Looks wonderful and what a great display you put on for them.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. Love that rooibos tea with tiny maple leaves! Could almost taste it! Now, about your menu - are you sure you're in Canada? Sounds like something we'd serve here in the sates way down south! Common places make me smile.
    Miss Kathy

  8. I think it's sad that we don't go all out for Canada Day decorating here like our American friends do. I'm glad you came up with the idea for your tea which looks lovely and the menu sounds delicious! Have a great weekend! Blessings, Pamela

  9. Love the red and white teacup and the yummy looking pecan pie......looks sloop good. Thx for stopping by new new blog! I just became one of your followers.....I hope you will follow me too! Have a fun weekend!

  10. The vase is beautiful! I love the way you set your table too, Judith. The Oh Canada tea sounds fantastic! Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings, Beth

  11. Everything looks so lovely. I adore that maple leaf. I hope you have a great Canada Day on the 1st.

  12. Good morning my friend,
    Your tea table looks very festive. The tea looks delicious with its little maple leafs in it. I bet it is too with a hint of maple; Mmm! I am loving your red transferware teacups! They are perfect for your Canada Day tea. And my mouth is watering for a slice of your pecan pie; yum! Very enjoyable post, Judith. It's always a pleasure to have you come for tea. Thank you for sharing and I wish you a delightful day.


  13. Hi there visiting from Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday.. Great post and being a fellow Canadian ~ Happy Canada to you!! You have a great blog ... I'm now following it...HHL

  14. What a grand celebration for Canada Day! The tea was a fun find. Your centerpiece, very clever! Happy Tea Day!

  15. Beautiful tablescape... Love the red and white tea cup....!!


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