{friday finds: red, white, and blue}

In a nod to Flag Day, June 14, and my own fondness for Old Glory and the Union Jack, I pulled together some images I thought you might enjoy.

With the “farm” look (a.k.a. country) becoming increasingly popular, and with the London Olympics fast approaching, we’ll be seeing more of these patriotic symbols and colors decorating our homes.

We take the stars and blue union from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty. George Washington, 1777, ¬†interpreting the Second Continental Congress’ description of the flag. (Country Living, July 2002)

Before 1912 there were no specific guidelines as to how the flag should look. President Howard Taft presented guidelines regarding the configuration of the stars in the 48-star flag.

Keep your eye on Jan Constantine and her beautiful works of art. She has been commissioned to produce the official London 2012 Olympics designs.

Images:

Country Living, ¬†Pottery Barn, ¬†Living Etc. April ’09, Country Living, House Beautiful April ’10, Vivenne Westwood, Traditional Home June/July ’10, Ideal Home May ’10, Country Living/Tom Pryor, Union Jack sofa needs identifying, Country Living/Judi Boisson, Michelle Lamb, The Trendcurve, Jan Constantine

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