A Stars & Stripes Salute~
In a centerpiece and a book for the coffee table~
in celebration of the American flag
for Independence Day!
I found a copy of Long May She Wave for $9.99 at a bargain outlet last week. I’m pledging allegiance to shop for books there more often. :)
From one of the world’s leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America’s most enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes. The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that ‘the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation.’
Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, and designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate America’s independence. This collection of more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century ‘friendship’ kimono and original flag art by several of the world’s leading designers.
In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY SHE WAVE gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result is a stunning visual history of America’s most treasured symbol.
A decorative birdcage with an Eagle landed from HomeGoods. It’s flying flags as a centerpiece for a patriotic table.
Stars and stripes are paired in napkins. . .
And blue plates are layered over
red and white ones for
an Independence Day table.
Blue bottles are offering a flag and
hydrangeas at each place setting.
Eagle Birdcage/ HomeGoods
Chargers/ Pier 1
Plate layers~ Paula Deen Whitaker, Crown Ducal Bristol Pink, Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage
Flatware & Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn
Goblets HomeGoods & Dollar Tree
Napkins/ World Market & Kohl’s