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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Red and White for Canada Day!

...God keep our land glorious and free!

Hello my lovely friends and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

We are having the most beautiful day and Hubby and I are heading for the beach. Later we will come back for a barbecue and a tasty dessert I made for the holiday. 

It's all red and white today; like our flag. And speaking of flags, those little flags decorating my dessert were a gift from a blogger friend. Aren't they cute?

My china is made by Maxwell and Williams and the pattern is called  Rose Petals

The mug rug was also a gift from a blogger friend. A cute maple leaf; very appropriate for Canada Day.

A King's Crown red rimmed sherbet dish holds our trifle and it sits on the matching plate to the teacup. 

Would you like to join me for some tea and trifle?

"Stay" is the most charming word in a friend's vocabulary. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Here is the recipe for the Trifle. I can't remember where I found the recipe so if it's yours, let me know and I will give you credit for it.

Strawberry Banana Trifle

1 container strawberries, sliced
4 bananas, sliced
1 large pkg Vanilla instant pudding
2-1/2 cups milk
1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1 angel food cake- cut up
1 large container Cool whip

Prepare pudding with milk and Eagle Brand Milk. When pudding starts to thicken, add 1/2 the container of Cool Whip.
Layer half the cake cubes, half the pudding, half the bananas, and half the berries. Repeat the layers and top with Cool Whip. Garnish with extra berries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thank you for visiting today. I wish you all a lovely and safe weekend. The Lord watch over you and your families! 

courtesy of the Internet

I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 The Art of Home-Making Mondays
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Happy Canada Day Sandi! We will be seeing the fireworks of Victoria, BC across the Strait of Juan de Fuca tonight...the trifle looks luscious! Beach and barbecue...sounds like a perfect celebration! Have fun!

  2. Happy Canada Day, Sandi! Your trifle and china are just perfect for the celebrations!

    Sorry that I have been absent - life has been crazy, lots and lots of company overnighters......just posted some good news on my blog.

    Have a wonderful safe and fun holiday weekend! : - )

  3. Dear Sandi:
    What a beautiful posting and I love that song when they sing it during the bombing of London in Anne The Continuing Story. You may well remember the part I am talking about. Oh Canada! Your trifle is lovely and looks delicious. Have a lovely weekend. We are enjoying the same company again that we had a few weeks ago.

  4. Happy Canada Day to you!!! The trifle looks so delicious! Lovely china!! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. Happy Canada Day to you! My dear Mother in law is Canadian and we try to keep in touch with the family still in Canada. We enjoy our visits there very much.

    Your trifle looks wonderful and I know it will be enjoyed!

    Beautiful china too!

    Have a wonderful celebration!

  6. Happy Canada Day sweet friend. I so love that trifle dessert and gorgeous china for the setting and celebration, as usual.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Happy Canada Day, Sandi! I'm loving the red and white-themed tea that you're holding in honour of our country's 149th birthday!

  8. Happy Canada Day !!!Strawberry Banana Trifle looks yummy !!!!

  9. Happy Canada Day dear Sandi ~ Your trifle looks delicious and your china is oh so lovely.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

  10. Beautiful cup and saucer! The trifle looks so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Happy Canada day to you sweet lady. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. I haven't made a trifle in ages and yours looks delish! Our dessert for July 1 was a Victoria sponge cake (Bernideen's recipe) and I stuck one of the little flags in the top too!

  12. Sandi,
    Happy Canada Day to you!! The cake looks amazingly yummy! And of course your tea cups is lovely!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Hi Sandi! I love trifle and yours looks so yummy!! A perfect holiday desert! Happy Canada Day to you! ;)

  14. Hi Sandi. A very nice post on Canada Day. I was too busy to blog lately. I was away to my Granddaughter's graduation and had visitors for a week. Your trifle looks delicious. I found a trifle dish at a garage sale yesterday that looks very similar to yours. Have a good week.

  15. I have never heard of adding Eagle Brand milk to pudding!! I have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. I love your red & white for Canada Day.

    I can just imagine the pudding with Eagle Brand milk - sweet and tasty.

  17. I love trifle (thanks for the recipe). Everything is just perfect for Canada Day. Lovely Rose Petal china and cute "mug rug"!

  18. What a pretty dedication to Canada Day! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  19. Happy Canada Day Sandi! Your trifle looks amazing! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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