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So sang John Fogerty in one of my favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, Fortunate Son. Of course he was referring to our good ol’ red, white & blue. And while I get a stirring of patriotism stirring in my heart every time I see the stars & stripes, the American flag is not my favorite. Let me say that I would NEVER burn a flag unless it was severely old & weather damaged, I ALWAYS stand for the National Anthem, & I am very proud to be an American. It’s just that other countries flags to me are so beautiful. I get a little jealous during the Olympics or World Cup when I see some the designs these other nations are sporting on their patriotic symbols. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites, shall we?
Kazakhstan, besides unwittingly inspiring a great character in Borat, also gives us this beautiful flag. I am deeply enamored of the image of the bird flying in front of the sun, the ornate stripe on the left, & I just adore the colors of this flag. I am thinking of using this color combination in a room someday. I just love it!
This one, from the Marshall Islands is simple, but striking to me. I am drawn to the widening diagonal stripe heading to the corner & the star on the opposite corner. They chose a great blue for their flag!
Albania has a simple color combination, but a features a powerful image of a two-headed eagle in the center.
My final favorite is Argentina. I don’t really know why, as I am usually not on board the powder blue train. I think it has something to do with the combination of the stripes & that sun in the middle. I have a thing for that sun.
At any rate, I find flags inspiring, not only in color & design, but what they represent. I like thinking of someday seeing these flags in person, flying over a building in the home country they represent.
Today, I couldn’t be happier that the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup!!! I’m going to take a brief blogging break to celebrate, but will be back next week with all new design-themed stuff & a new pop culture round-up weekly feature that I’ve been working on.
I cannot get over the new line of green products at Whimsy Press!
I also love their other products, like this stunning wedding gift wrap:
Indeed! I fell in love with these bookplates:
As a notorious lender of books, I simply MUST have these. I will strive to always have whimsy in my life & Whimsy Press on this blog!!!
Of course, I mean my favorite store in the world: Jayson Home & Garden!!! I stopped by my beloved shop with my visiting Mom & my husband in tow & both were amazed by all the beautiful things. Here’s just a sample of my favorites:
That Faulkner chest is astonishing in person. It has the lovely, faded shimmer of a formerly gleaming piece of furniture that has seen many days & could tell a roaring story. I love pieces like that! (more…)
After a ridiculously long hiatus, I’m happy to announce that Big Daddy Seashell is again open for business!!! I can’t wait to post in the coming weeks all the wonderful things I’ve been inspired by, loved, hated & experienced since I last posted over a YEAR ago. I hope I haven’t alienated all my readers by my lack of new material & I hope you all will enjoy what’s to come!
Once again, I apologize for my long absence. We went on a little trip to Door County, Wisconsin & have spent the rest of the time engrossed in our new little entertainment purchase – Mad Men. We just finished season one last night & I CANNOT WAIT for the season 2 premiere next weekend. Everything about this show is fabulous; the acting, direction, casting and writing are all superb. But what has really been blowing me away is the spectacular set design, props & stunning costumes:
I can’t get over this show. I almost want to start watching it right away again. Maybe this time I won’t interrupt every two minutes by squealing over lamps, wall hangings, office equipment, phones, dresses, shoes, & headboards.
I LOVE that headboard. It almost makes me want to be a 1960’s era housewife. ALMOST. I think I’d miss the women’s liberation & the Diet Mountain Dew way too much. Have a great day & go watch Mad Men right now!!!!
I hate to veer to far from my normal interior-design themed posts, but I have to share with you my new love:
I have fallen hard for my new pair of spring shoes. I can’t get over how comfortable they are, as well as how adorable they look on my feet. Too frickin’ cute.