Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Canada Day Weekend

It's the first long weekend of the Summer. Summer, that short-lived burst of heat we get in Canada, which we pine and long for all Winter and Spring long. So after enduring the frigid cold of Winter and cold and rain of Spring, what do Canadians do? They head up North to get away from the heat. Ironic maybe, fun definitely!

We spent Canada Day weekend at the cottage, doing a bit of work and a bit of play. One project that we did finish was painting and assembling a pair of Muskoka chairs. While the origins of the Muskoka chair are no doubt rooted in America's Adirondack chairs. They have become such a staple around Ontario cottage country, that to me they are iconically Canadian.

We bought our chairs for $60 from Costco. They're made by the Bear Chair Company from Northern Ontario. The white pine that the chairs are made of also grow in Northern Ontario. So the product is a local one. We chose to paint ours in a nice patriotic colour (Cherry Cobbler by Behr).

The supervisor seems to approve of the colour choice:

And now we have the perfect place for morning coffee:


  1. They are so comfy too. The supervisor is adorable & patriotic!

  2. I can never go by a picture of adirondack chairs without looking at it and for some reason always feeling good about it. Great pic, and a very cute supervisor too !!