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Canada Day Celebrations on the Deck | A Year of Feasting

Canada Day Celebration BBQ - Collaboration with Giant Tiger - by Flourishandknot.com

Canada is turning 150 years old on July 1st, and in honour of the big day, a group of Canadian bloggers has put together a series of Canada Day celebrations to inspire you! As part of our Year of Feasting blog hop, We’re sharing our ideas and recipes for pulling together a fabulous and festive Canada Day gathering, whether you’re expecting 150 guests or five. 

Giant Tiger has been generous enough to sponsor our summer edition of the Year of Feasting series, and we are thrilled to be incorporating some budget-friendly Canada Day inspiration and decor into our festivities. 

Canada Day Celebrations BBQ - Collaboration with Giant Tiger - by Flourishandknot.com

This post was sponsored in large part by Giant Tiger. It also features fabric sponsored by Milkshakes n Shunshine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Flourish & Knot possible. For more information, please see my Policies page.

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A Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane à sucre! | Year of Feasting

Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane a sucre menu | A Year of Feasting - Spring | Traditional Canadian Quebec meal

In springtime in Québec, Canada, we have one BIG tradition: “la cabane à sucre”, also known as the SUGAR SHACK! Cabane à sucre is a quintessential Québec experience (though I know that other parts of Canada also do the sugar shack thing), and I LOVE everything about it: the rich food, the great traditional music, the still-snowy landscape, the sleigh ride, and of course… the maple syrup.

When Danyelle of Life is a Party invited me to be a part of her series, A Year of Feasting, I jumped at the chance. This series is different because we are not only pulling together four tablescapes throughout the year, we are actually hosting real events! I love house tours and tablescape posts but they always feel a little hollow to me, mostly because the images are lacking, well, real life occupants.

I adore the entire premise of A Year of Feasting: host four different events throughout the year (one for each season), and blog about it. We are being encouraged to not only capture the food and the table settings and the details, but the people who attend and the overall vibe of each different gathering. This is totally up my alley!

Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane a sucre menu | A Year of Feasting - Spring | Traditional Canadian Quebec meal

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To kick things off and introduce myself as the Québecoise contingent in our group, I decided to host a small, laid-back “cabane à sucre” (or sugar shack) themed lunch. Let me show you how I pulled together this meal à l’anciennne (in old-time style). I even have a traditional recipe for you to try out at home!

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Monogrammed Cheese Board with Walnut Hollow

Create your own #DIY monogrammed cheese board using simple materials from Walnut Hollow | flourishandknot.com

Every so often, a challenge comes along that really makes your DIY genes tingle in anticipation. This month’s Create & Share, was just such a challenge! Using products generously provide by Walnut Hollow, myself and 30 other DIY bloggers were tasked with creating a unique piece for our homes. As I’m such a foodie, I thought I’d taken the opportunity to create a beautiful, custom-monogrammed cheese board.

Create your own #DIY monogrammed cheese board using simple materials from Walnut Hollow | flourishandknot.com

I received one basswood round and one woodburner from Walnut Hollow in exchange for writing this post.  All opinions are my own.

Create your own #DIY monogrammed cheese board using simple materials from Walnut Hollow | flourishandknot.com

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the wedding-season dilemma: what to get a couple that has been together quite a while, or who have already set up house? Sure, you can buy off a registry, or write them a cheque, but those options can sometimes feel impersonal. A personalized serving piece is a lovely way of acknowledging the start of their married life, and will be a beautiful reminder of the vows they made on their wedding day.

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