Oh, say can you see…
There’s nothing more Patriotic than our beautiful American Flag.
Growing up, my paternal grandparents were the most patriotic people, and certainly helped instill that sentiment into our hearts too. My grandfather served in the war while my grandmother knew what it was like to wait back home.
Every Fourth of July was spent at their lake house….American flags lined the driveway, the table linens were red, white, and blue, and lunch was called by all singing “God Bless America.”
While cleaning out their home after they’d passed, many American flags were found. I grabbed three for myself; one older, worn cotton flag in particular.
I knew I wanted to do something special with it, and was leaning toward framing it. But custom framing is just so darn expensive, especially for something that big.
My wheels were really turning after a quick search on Pinterest:
Check out these amazing uses of American and Brit flags…
I wanted to hang my grandparent’s flag in a guest room in our basement. I already had this preppy Union Jack pillow tossed on a chair next to my cutie pie mid-century table I recently had painted in high gloss black – it came out of my great-grandparents’ home.
Instead of custom framing, my solution was to mount Ol’ Glory between two pieces of plexiglass and bolt that to the wall as a “frame.” I love the way it turned out!
My hubs put the screw holes in for me, and a local glass shop cut the plexiglass to size.
I really love it!
It makes me happy to have something so meaningful in my home, and it’s pretty too!
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for my grandparents, those who fought under the Stars and Stripes, and for all my family and friends!
Have a safe and fun holiday!