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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.
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!
I hope you all take the time to do something for our beautiful Mother Earth today. Let’s keep her beautiful & healthy for our future generations. Cheers!
(Photo from AP via ABC)
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This man had such a profound impact on our nation, and is one of my heroes. I hope we all remember not the violent, senseless act that took his life, but instead remember the power of his messages of hope, unity, love & peace.
I cannot get over the beauty of this photo and the sense of wonder it makes me feel. SPACE rules!
Does anyone have one of these? I really want one for fresh herbs & possibly another for tomatoes. Since I’ve MURDERED every plant I’ve ever owned, I thought this might be a good option. I know my friend Meredith has one & likes it. Anyone else?