Flag Day: Long May She Wave!


 June 14th is Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the flag

of the United States, paying tribute to the banner

that weaves us together and waves above us all.


Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives :)

Click on the links for a Stars & Stripes Salute!


Long May She Wave

Patriotic table & book review




Patriotic Dressing~ Potting Shed




Watermelon, Feta and Blueberry Flag 


A “ready-refill” at Lowe’s was proudly hailing its patriotism with a combination of  white petunias, red verbena, and blue lobelia.


Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue Picnic


 Banner Yet Wave,

Table & Star-Spangled Menu



Red, White and Blue Transferware


Flags on the Porch for a Stars & Stripes Salute


Long May She Wave:

Long May She Wave

“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.”

Flag Day collage

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  37 comments for “Flag Day: Long May She Wave!

  1. June 12, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Very pretty! Love the red, white and blue Mary!!! Your pinwheels in the watering can are really neat-Happy Weekend:@)

  2. June 12, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Just one of these posts would be amazing but all together, the collection is stunning! Thank you for celebrating the things most take for granted! XX

  3. June 12, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Thanks for the patriotic review for flag day, Mary, which will also wave us through until the 4th of July! Happy weekend to you!

  4. Sherlie Magaret
    June 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    What a beautiful and patriotic collection, I love it,

  5. June 12, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful collection! Love your gorgeous display!

  6. Ellen Stillabower
    June 12, 2015 at 8:24 am

    HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE & BLUE..long may she wave!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  7. June 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I always love seeing the garden shed dressed in its patriotic theme and then there is your porch!…Just let me know when you want to let go of that amazing red and white pillow!!…I always come away from your posts with so many spectacular ideas!..I have that book and love it!…a gift from my son as he knows I am such a “flag waver”…have a great weekend Mary!

  8. June 12, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Mary, I think you’ve outdone yourself with this post….it might be my new favorite! I love the shed and how she’s all dressed-up in American flags. LOVE the idea of a red white and blue picnic. I like the color bowls from Lowes so much I might see if our local Lowes has them.

    Have a great weekend!


  9. June 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I have copied your iinspirational ideas before- the watermelon flag, the hydrangea displayed with flags. I wish I could copy them all! Love this post.

  10. Granny Gay
    June 12, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for sharing your “American Pride” in such a creative way. Even the watering cans are standing at attention!..love that!

  11. June 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Mary , thank you so much for such a lovely patriotic post! Love everything! God Bless America.

  12. June 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful pictures – such inspiration ~ Love red, white and blue. Happy Flag Day !

  13. June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

    What a fabulous red, white and blue patriotic display! It is all so festive! I decorate for it but you have given me more ideas! Can you tell us where you got some of the materials? (like pinwheels)

    • June 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Hi to you and thanks! All the details and sources are on the individual posts, just click on the links :)

  14. Debbie
    June 12, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Your decor is so lovely and oh, so Patriotic! I love it. You always amaze and inspire me.

  15. June 12, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Mary, my patriotic soul needed this post this morning. All my red, white, and blue is packed and in storage, and I’m missing it as summer days dawn. I stopped in Target this morning and picked up a few things. I know, what am I thinking when I have boxes of things I could go pull from. Just couldn’t resist the pretty folded paper stars and fans that I can hang from a tree or possible the dinning room light fixture.
    My younger brother was born on Flag Day, so it has a double meaning for me. Long May She Wave has long been my all time favorite patriotic book.
    Thanks for the review of all your fantastic patriotic posts. I need to check my pin board and make certain I have all of these ideas pinned.

  16. Darlene
    June 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Mary this is simply beautiful! I love decorating for the patriotic holidays – we deck out the outside of our house in flag bunting and since we have lots of red flowers and navy shutters – it is very patriotic! You are always an inspiration to me. Have a great weekend!

  17. June 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous images, Mary! Happy weekend!

  18. Liz
    June 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for reminding me. I was a little late, but my flag is flying. Your post is wonderful. God Bless America.

  19. June 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Wish I had visited this morning I would have put my flag up, today was my tea party, to drunk, I mean relaxed to handle it now. The coast guard is training on the beach with loads of men, maybe to show their extra patriotism they picked today. Wonderful collage of god bless America over the years in all its glory.

  20. Margie Pousardien
    June 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    So beautiful!!!! So inspiring!!! I have a lot of Americana things myself. You have given me some great ideas, I love the birdcage with the flags!

  21. June 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    I well remember the first time I recited the pledge…

  22. June 13, 2015 at 7:24 am

    My dad shares his birthday with Flag Day, which is totally appropriate since he’s one of the most civic-minded, patriotic, America-loving men I know. I always pay tribute to him and this day by proudly displaying our flag. This are some scrumptious ideas. I had to share your post on my blog!

  23. June 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Mary, I fly our flag everyday but today I add some extras to the table and the house! Long May She Wave is a favorite book of mine too and full of inspiration and tidbits of info. Later today I will sit on our deck with something cool in a vintage glass :) and enjoy going back over your patriotic posts! Linda

  24. June 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Happy Flag Day Mary! I love your patriotic tribute to the good ole’ red white and blue! Go USA, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  25. Joan Miles
    June 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I love your Flag Day decor and for the 4th of July. I love your blue bottles, could you tell me where you found them.

    • June 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Hi and Thanks! The bottles came from the flea market :)


  26. Bev
    June 19, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    So beautiful! Love the centerpiece…great transferware…love it all…

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  28. Nancy
    June 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Really lovely! Where did you died all of the round baskets with handles on the side? Thank you!

  29. Nancy
    June 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Sorry for the misspelling. Where did you find the baskets with handles?

  30. hollybertone
    June 23, 2015 at 8:14 am

    HI Mary – This is patriotic perfection! I could look at this blog post all day. Seriously. Happy 4th! Hugs, Holly

  31. June 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    This is a beautiful post! I love all the lovely pictures—–wish I could have the red and white quilt pillow–saw a perfectly perfect quilt similar to the pillow several years ago. A great price, even. Didn’t buy it. I’m still regretting my self control…..
    Thanks for sharing the great tributes!

  32. Cindy
    June 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Wowo! Wow! Have you got some great ideas! Terrific job!

  33. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    June 13, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Such beautiful pictures and ideas. Love all the patriotic inspiration!!!

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