I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

folkart from my web files---I'll do my best to find the info, isn't this wonderful!?
 Happy Fourth of July!

Be sure to get out your flags and fly them with joy---and pride!

vintage postcard

Some flag trivia....On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field..."

large wooden folkart Betsy Ross flag
handmade by my dad c.1986
  The flag with the circle of stars is the historic and iconic Betsy Ross flag.

close up of flag.
It hung on Cape Cod house til 2008

Although the Betsy Ross legend is controversial, the design is among the oldest of any U.S. flags. Popular designs at the time were varied and most were individually crafted rather than mass-produced.
Imagine sewing a flag! By hand!

wooden folk art flag my dad made for my deck

I believe my dad began making flags during the 1976 Bicentennial...he painted the garage door as a flag and had his Corvette pinstriped red-white-and blue, or so the story goes.

my deck flag, close up
 The large flag hung on the grey shingled side of my parent's home in Cape Cod. I plan to hang it in my living room, at least for the summer! [It's bigger than it looks, the swan decoy is very large!]

Have a great holiday!



               gone to the beach