Jul 1, 2012

Red and White

There are more Canada Day celebrations going on around here. Yesterday involved a quick trip to the vet, followed by an hour lazing on a blanket in the park (and then some outdoor baths when the dogs decided to roll in poop!) We had dinner with our neighbours and then I broke out the treats.


We had red and white cupcakes decorated with strawberries and icing sugar. I'm not going to claim to have baked them or frosted them, but I did add the extras. That counts, right?



These cupcakes were so very good. But that red icing was dangerous - my hands were stained just from putting them on the plate.

I also bought some red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting. Red velvet is still a novelty for us in Canada. We've heard about it for years, but it's only recently that anything has been available in stores.


To add some more red - and to up the nutritional value - I brought out a bowl of fresh cherries. In a white bowl of course. And decorated with one of the flag headbands I bought for the dogs. Don't you love how the silver fringe looks like fireworks?



These cherries are so wonderfully sweet. I've probably eaten 5 pounds of them by myself in the last few weeks.



Just to finish off, I made a Canada Day wreath for the front door. It's kind of silly and kind of hippie-ish, but I think it's fun. Sort of like if Mr. Snuffleupagus fell in red & white paint.


I used a pool noodle with the ends taped together for the base. I then cut up red and white tshirts into strips and loosely tied them around the noodle in alternating colours.




I finished if off with a Canadian flag in the middle and some red and white roses at the top.

Our front porch is a bit plain right now, so it adds some colour, along with the gorgeous purple and red potted flowers we found last weekend.




I hope everyone is having a terrific weekend - the weather is gorgeous here - and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!





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I'm linking up here this week!




25 comments:

Claire @ alittlesomething said...

It looks like a delicious red and white spread!

Happy Canada Day!

Wrench50 said...

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marissa said...

so much fun! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Ehubbard6030 said...

Look at all of these great foods! I'm a new follower and would love if you checked out my blog to follow me at 
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Kathryn Griffinn said...

Your treats look simply delicious!  Very pretty to look at as well.  Had to giggle at the dogs rolling in poop.  Oh, our animals!  Visiting from DIY by Design.  Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html  Wishing you a grand day!!  Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse 

Julie_marling said...

Newest follower from Someday Crafts. Those cookies look great ;) Thanks for sharing. Love for you to stop by and return the follow.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

It's all so pretty! Love all the red.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! It was a last minute decision to buy anything but I'm glad I did.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! Yes, they make life interesting, don't they?

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Elise! I love your blog name by the way!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

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Thank you!

Barefoot Hippie Girl said...

I'm not Canadian, and I DO like your wreath. 
Linking up from made you look.

Ca4ole said...

This is a fun post.  I found this through Thriving on Thursdays.  I have linked in a corned beef hash cakes recipe using corned beef leftovers.  I selected the right picture but the linky thing went crazy, so you will have to click through to see the picture.  Have a great week.

Kathryn Griffinn said...

Thank you for sharing this fab post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House.  Hope to see you again on Monday!  Wishing you a grand weekend.  Toodles, Kathryn at TheDedicatedHouse.

Micki said...

I love the pool noodle wreath idea! thanks for linking up to pin'inspiration thursday

becolorful said...

What a fun color palate. Great for Canada's Day or maybe later for Valentines. :D Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
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STacey said...

I love red and white!  Beautiful job!
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Verymerryvintagestyle said...

Gorgeous decorations and sweets. Thanks for linking up to STL Wednesday!
Mary

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