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Canada 150! Celebrate with some interesting Canadiana

Happy Birthday Canada! #Canada150

This week we are coming up to Canada’s 150th Birthday! I thought I should highlight some of the fun items you can find to celebrate.

This Canada pillow done by Cat Studio, sold at Root’s Canada stores, is a nice pictorial of Canada from coast to coast. They also have a Canada 150 line of clothing apparel to sport you patriotism. http://www.roots.com/ca/en/celebrating-canada150.html

Cat Studio Canada Pillow

The Drake General Store is always a great destination for Canadiana. They even have an x-Oh Canada shop on their website to source anything from a Royal Canadian Mountie mug t0 a tea towel of all our provinces. http://www.drakegeneralstore.ca/x-oh-canada#

Tea Towel of the Canadian Provinces

Drake General Store Mountie Mug

Love my Local http://lovemylocal.ca is a great website for bamboo cutting boards done by a Vancouver artist. They make the perfect cheese platter for your  Canada 150 celebrations!

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is a large part of Canadian history and an excellent source of Canadiana. The ultimate being the HBC Canoe which is a collaboration with Langford Canoe.  The HBC line offers Towels, mugs, t-shirts and  blankets with the signature HBC stripes.   They also carry all the Canadian Olympic branded items. thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/brand/hudsonsbaycompany/home

HBC Canoe – A collaboration with Langford Canoe

This Charles Pachter collaboration with HBC is a clever twist on the original HBC striped blanket and looks wonderful as a throw on a sofa or bed for a brilliant pop of colour.

At the Art Gallery of Ontario you can  find unique houseware items by Canadian designers. Shop AGO

The Gardiner Museum gardinermuseum.on.ca/shop/ and Craft Ontario shop in Yorkville are other great destinations to buy Canadian designer goods. craftontario.com/shop/craft

To celebrate the First Nations heritage west coast Kwakwaka’wakw artist Curtis Wilson’s flag is a work of art that represents all of the First Nations people in Canada. It is a lovely addition to any flag pole.

Artist Curtis Wilson’s rendition of the Canadian flag celebrates the First Nations people across Canada

For that cheap and cheerful touch to a back yard BBQ check out these great chairs at Canadian Tire for $39.

Cheap and Cheerful Muskoka Chair for that Canada Day BBQ

We are truly blessed to be Canadian and we all should celebrate this freedom we have to live in such a spectacular diverse and accepting nation. Happy Canada Day! Enjoy your celebration whether it be watching the Fireworks over Toronto Harbour, a backyard BBQ, or a cottage retreat. Wishing you a safe and happy long weekend!


2 Comments to "Canada 150! Celebrate with some interesting Canadiana"

  1. Reply
    Donna Barnes
    July 8, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Curtis Wilson’s flag is absolutely beautiful and should be our national flag! Fantastic art work.

    • Reply
      Helen Braithwaite
      July 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      It is beautiful, I agree!

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