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.