Canada Day Mantel

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I’m not a huge fan of red, which makes Canada Day decorations a little tricky. And, here in Canada, we tend to be a little more subdued anyway. 😉 I wanted to add a little something to the mantel for Canada Day, without being too in your face. I think I found the perfect balance, with a nice mix of modern and vintage, and nothing too fussy.

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I started out with this great vintage Mountie print of a postcard, that I found on-line. I also used the snowshoe print on wood veneer that I bought for my woodland Christmas decorating here. I liked the white frame with the wood image, and thought it worked well with the wood scrabble titles. I borrowed the letters from my scrabble game to write “Oh Canada”. And, for a little more typology, and to add some height, I wrote out some of the words to our national anthem on a little chalkboard. I added in a single, obligatory Canadian flag, cause hey if you can’t wave a flag on Canada Day, when can you?

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And the final element was some white lanterns. I like their modern lines, but nod to camping and all things rustic. I considered adding in red candles, but thought the white kept it all just a bit more subtle.

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I really like how it turned out, my fav is the Mountie, with that pretty turquoise sky behind him.

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Since my American friends are getting all red and white and blue for the 4th, thought this might inspire how to do a nod to the patriotic with a little vintage thrown in. With a handsome Mountie on your mantel, life really is a party! Happy Canada Day!

This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello, and Craftberry Bush.

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  1. Your Scrabble tiles are super cute! Nice touch 🙂 And, Happy Canada Day!!

  2. Love the vintage look! The scrabble tiles are a perfect idea – I’ll have to remember that one! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This makes me homesick. I’m from Calgary and my husband is from Vernon. Beautiful job.

  4. Super idea. luv the snow shoe sketches…..

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