There are a lot of ethnic groups in my lineage, and among them is Canadian. This comes from both sides of my family. Canada Day is July 1, so this year I created a Canadian-inspired table setting. I do have some Canadian pottery in my collection, but I need to find it in amongst all those boxes in storage!
I started with a red-and-white checked tablecloth by Pioneer Woman (Walmart) and used white cotton napkins (Living Quarters, Herberger's). The cute red-and-white and vice versa plates came from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago. I love polka dots! They remind me of the late Princess of Wales, whom I idolized as a teenager. She often wore polka dots...so I did, too! Flatware is Elegant Bead by Reed and Barton (QVC). Fiesta Scarlet and White ball style salt and pepper shakers are on the table. Drinkware is Central Park by Anchor Hocking (Walmart). The centerpiece is Fenton Art Glass in milk white hobnail (various sources), and interspersed between the ball style small vases and the ruffled compote are pins I received while visiting Canada for various functions when I was a City Councilwoman and as a member of the Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association and Old Forts Trail group. In the middle is a recent acquisition-a little Hallmark Ornament replica of the Anne of Green Gables house (eBay).
On the menu:
Tossed green salad with ranch dressing
Cheeseburgers with various toppings
Not very Canadian, but I find the foods in Western Canada tend to be a lot like ours.