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Americana Interior Design

   
Ralph Lauren Parker Throw, 54 x 72 Martha Stewart Collection Texas Patchwork Cotton Full/Queen Quilt Ralph Lauren Parker Decorative Pillow, 15 x 20
Ralph Lauren's plush cotton throw lends all-American style and an extra layer of cozy warmth. Show your pride in the Lone Star State with the Texas Patchwork quilt from Martha Stewart Collection, featuring a decorative state outline, a red, white and blue color scheme, as well as embroidered stars and appliqué. Ralph Lauren's plush cotton throw pillow lends all-American style to the guest bed or sofa


Lab Road Trip Canvas Pillow
Tommy Hilfiger Timeless Plaid Bedding Collection Lab Road Trip Canvas Pillow
Keep your room's stylish look classic and clean with the timeless, red-and-blue-plaid motif of this Timeless bedding collection from Tommy Hilfiger. Classic Americana: a black Labrador road trippin' in a vintage pickup. This comfy lumbar pillow is made of a soft cotton canvas cover and plush polyester-fill insert. Designed by Vermont artist Laura Megroz. 


  Stars and Stripes Striped Bowl
AMERICAN FLAG TABLE RUNNER Stoneware Pitcher with Anchor & Stripes Stars and Stripes Entertaining Collection
A bright backdrop to lively summer gatherings, this all-American runner is proudly printed with crisp stars and rich red stripes. Bring nautical seafaring charm to your indoor or outdoor tablescape with the crisp red, white and blue finish of the Anchor & Stripes pitcher. Handcrafted ceramic pieces. Dishwasher safe.

 

AMERICAN FLAG NAPKIN, SET OF 4 AMERICAN FLAG TEA TOWEL AMERICAN FLAG TABLECLOTH
Star spangled with patriotic pride, our linen/cotton napkins are the perfect accent for your Fourth of July feast, or any other lively summer gathering. A subtle sun-bleached appearance gives this festive towel the look of an heirloom piece. Line your 4th of July feast along the festive stripes of our true-blue tablecloth. It’s a fun accent to outdoor picnics, or to any meal wanting a spark of patriotism.


 
Ryden 8-Pc. Quilted Comforter Sets   Avanti Home Sweet Texas Bath Accessories Avanti Home Sweet Texas Bath Accessories
Lift up any room's look and feel with the Lone-Star-State style of these Ryden comforter sets, featuring soft quilted grounds finished with an outline of Texas filled with classic shades of red, white and blue. The coordinating decorative pillows, featuring stars and cowboy boots, add an extra element of Southwestern flair to these ensembles. Showcase your Lone Star State pride with the durable Home Sweet Texas Bath Accessories from Avanti. Combining a patriotic pattern with vintage-inspired Southern hospitality, it’s the perfect collection for those who know that Texas isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind Showcase your Lone Star State pride with the durable Home Sweet Texas Bath Accessories from Avanti. Combining a patriotic pattern with vintage-inspired Southern hospitality, it’s the perfect collection for those who know that Texas isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind


   
Avanti Home Sweet Texas Bath Towels Avanti Home Sweet Home Texas Bath Rug 18" Square Cotton Pillow with Embroidered Anchor
Showcase your Lone Star State pride with the Home Sweet Texas bath towel from Avanti. This piece combines a patriotic flag design with quintessential Southern hospitality for your bath. It's the perfect gift for those who know that Texas isn't just a state-it's a state of mind Showcase your Lone Star State pride with the Home Sweet Texas bath rug from Avanti. This piece combines a rustic styling with quintessential Southern hospitality and has anti-skid backing to secure it in place. It's the perfect gift for those who know that Texas isn't just a state-it's a state of mind. Anchors aweigh! The soft feel of this 18" Square Cotton Pillow is complemented by a red embroidered anchor that stands out on its crisp white fabric, lending it a bold maritime character

American Flags, Art and Gifts

Patriotic decor for every room in your home.

American Flag Art Lincoln Eagle Figurine
American Flag Art Jay Strongwater Lincoln Eagle Figurine
Patriotic folk art promises to bring rustic charm to your home or summer getaway. You will love how the stars and stripes painted on slats of pine give this wooden flag a vintage appeal. Wire hanger for easy wall mount. 21½"H x 38½"W. Weighs approx. 11 lbs. For use indoors or outdoors in a protected area. Handcrafted eagle figurine. Beautifully designed for the Highland collection. Hand-painted enamel and set with Swarovski® crystals. USA


GRAPHIC FLAG COASTAL STRIPES FLAG AMERICAN STAR
This bold and simple artwork of an American flag is classic Americana. This striped nautical flag has a three-dimensional, authentic look. In red, white and blue, it brings an Americana feel to an art wall. In red, white and blue, this graphic star creates a dynamic composition with a nostalgic flair.


OLD COAST AMERICAN FLAG FRAMED NAUTICAL FLAGS AMERICAN FLAG FRAMED PRINT
This coastal American flag, featuring an anchor surrounded by stars, has an antique look and is ideal as part of an Americana gallery wall. Nautical flags have given seafaring vessels a way to communicate with each other since they were first commissioned by the British Board of Trade in 1855. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet, creating a bold graphic on the wall. This giclée print reproduction of an aged and weathered American flag brings a time-honored Americana look to any room in your home.


Americana Gallery Wall
AMERICANA GALLERY WALL MARINER STRIPE THROW LIT PAPER LANTERN, RED/WHITE/BLUE - SET
This eclectic collection of artwork was especially curated to easily create an Americana Gallery Wall. Choose to display these pieces separately or arrange them together for added drama. Stripes ahoy! The classic stripes on this throw have a surprise pop of red that will liven up your decor. Give summer outdoor celebrations an Americana touch with our Lit Paper Lantern. In red, white and blue, it’s ideal for Fourth of July festivities.

 

Washington Grand Eagle Figurine   HCF17_H8PLX
Jay Strongwater Washington Grand Eagle Figurine Tommy Hilfiger Cotton 35" x 66" Printed Beach Towel Jay Strongwater Small Eagle Figurine
An impressive symbol no matter the country, this magnificent eagle figurine is especially endearing to those who call the United States their home. Add a splash of color and quality comfort to your seaside essentials with the super-soft cotton and stylish print of this beach towel from Tommy Hilfiger. Handcrafted eagle figurine. Cast metal. Plated in 18-kt. gold; hand polished.

 

Small Gray Eagle Sculpture Capitan Pisapapel Paperweight Capitan Frame, 5" x 7"
Daum  Small Gray Eagle Sculpture Jan Barboglio Capitan Pisapapel Paperweight Jan Barboglio Capitan Frame, 5" x 7"
Jan Barboglio Capitan Frame, 8" x 10"
Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Made in France. Wax cast iron eagle paperweight. Wax cast frame with eagle and removable netting.

 

Patriotic Pup Cotton Tee American Flag Belt American-Flag Polo
Patriotic Pup Cotton Tee American Flag Belt American-Flag Polo
A soft, all-cotton patriotic dog tee that pays tribute to two things that give us great pride: our dogs and our country. This hefty tee is pre-washed for a comfortable feel and relaxed look. In midnight. Washable.  Sport the Stars and Stripes with our sturdy cotton web leather flag belt for men. The flags are embroidered onto woven nylon; the belt is finished on the ends with genuine leather and solid brass hardware. In navy mix. 1¼" wide. Made in USA. Our best-selling pure cotton piqué makes this men's polo shirt breathable and comfortable; an American flag embroidered on the chest pocket makes it an instant summer classic. Rib-knit collar. Chambray-colored hemp/cotton trim inside the button placket, as well as on the neck seam and straight hem's side vents. Slightly longer tail stays tucked in.


Loyal to the Red, White & Blue Ball Cap American Flag Dog Paw Long-Sleeved Tee American Flag Cap
Loyal to the Red, White & Blue Ball Cap American Flag Dog Paw Long-Sleeved Tee American Flag Cap
All American color choices in an everyday favorite ball cap embroidered with an American flag in traditional needlepoint. Constructed from soft cotton twill for a great fit right from the start. Sailcloth band adjustment, antiqued brass closure. For all the dog lovers out there, we offer you the most comfortable long-sleeved graphic T-shirt you will ever own. Prewashed and constructed from pure cotton for a soft and broken in feel. Features a dog paw print on the left chest and American flag dog paw print on the back. In midnight. Pure cotton. Washable.  Say it loud and say it proud with our American flag ball cap. Pure cotton twill, tri-glide self closure, high-quality embroidering. 

American Flag history

The American flag, officially, the Flag of the United States, has 13 horizontal stripes ( 7 red and 6 white alternating) which represent the original 13 colonies, and in the upper corner a rectangular field of blue with 50 white stars representing the states of the union. The origin of the design was a resolution passed by Congress on June 14, 1777. Although Betsy Ross is traditionally given credit for making the first flag, this has not been proven, nor is anyone certain when the first American flag was flown. As new states were added to the Union, they demanded representation. Although it was decided to keep the stripes at 13, it was decided in 1818 to increase the number of stars to represent the number of states. By the time of the Civil War in 1861 there were 34. The 50th star was added in 1960 for Hawaii. By executive order of William Howard Taft in 1912 the exact dimensions and relative proportions were fixed. In 1942 Congress adopted a joint resolution for the proper display of the flag.

Popular American Holidays

Holidays are shown with the date celebrated in the United States. Banks and government offices are closed on all legal holidays although retail stores and restaurants are normally open with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. If you are planning to travel, be sure to verify dates and details for your destination.

  • New Year's Day (Jaunuary 1): Celebrations begin with parties on New Year's Eve culminating with the countdown to midnight, a kiss for your sweetheart and fireworks. New Year's is a time of renewal and resolutions for the future.
  • Marin Luther King's Birthday celebrates the birth of an important civil rights leader active in the 1960's, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated 4/4/68.
  • National Freedom Day: signing of the 13th Amendment (2/1)
  • Inauguration Day: Every 4 years the President of the U.S. who was elected the prior November is sworn into office.
  • Groundhog Day (2/2): A tradition brought by German immigrants farmers which predicts that if the groundhog sees his shadow on this day, they would return to their dens which indicates another 6 weeks of winter; if not, spring was coming.
  • Valentine's Day (2/14): a tradition that goes back to the middle ages, this a day for true romantics to send Valentine cards and romantic gifts.
  • President's Day is the combined observance of Washington's birthday (leader of the Continental Army and first President of the U.S.) with Abraham Lincoln's birthday (President during the war between the states and author of the Emancipation Declaration).
  • Saint Patrick's Day (3/17): celebrates the patron saint of the Irish. Notable parades in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Savannah.
  • April Fool's Day 4/1
  • Mother's Day: Officially established by congress in 1914. A time to recognize mothers with cards, gifts and special pampering.
  • Easter is the Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Christ often with sunrise services. There are additional traditions which incorporate the festival of spring such as the Easter lily, Easter egg hunts and the Easter bunny.
  • Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to remember the dead soldiers. It has been expanded to include remembering all fallen soldiers and family dead. It is observed with parades and flowers taken to the grave.
  • "Juneteenth" is believed to be the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. On 6/19/1865 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX, announcing that the war had ended and the slaves were now free. Celebrations began in 1866, and are now centered on racial understanding.
  • Father's Day was officially established in 1972 to honor fathers and is usually recognized with cards and gifts.
  • United States of America Independence Day (July 4) was first observed on 7/4/1777, the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson, approved by the Continental Congress and eventually signed by all delegates. It is now celebrated with parades, picnics and fireworks.
  • Croquet: originated in France as paille maille. James I England brought it from Scotland and set up his wickets in St. James Park (the street nearby became known as Pall Mall), and by the 19th century it had crossed the Atlantic. By 1862 Newport, Rhode Island, had published a rule book, and by the 1920's there were croquet tournaments on Long Island
  • Labor Day recognizes the contributions of American workers. There is no significance to the date which was selected to provide a break between 7/4 and Thanksgiving. It signals the end of summer, vacations and the beginning of fall and the new school year.
  • Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. First celebrated in 1792 in NYC, it was declared a national holiday in 1937.
  • Halloween (10/31) is a time for costumes and "trick or treat" with children going from door to door for candy.
  • Veterans' Day (11/11)
  • Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 in Massachusetts by the settlers from the Mayflower and the native American Indians who shared their knowledge of agriculture, hunting and building. It became a national holiday in 1863.
  • Christmas (12/25) is celebrated with traditions brought from many parts of the world including carols, gifts, Santa Claus, and decorations including wreathes and Christmas trees with ornaments and lights. In most cities the season begins with the lighting of the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
  • Holiday show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC was created by Russell Market after seeing the Ziegfeld Follies. They debuted in 1925 in St. Louis as the "Missouri Rockets" and moved to Radio City for its grand opening on 12/27/1932. They now perform all year. The numbers: 72 legs, as many as 80 pairs of tights for each dancer for just 1 number, over 2 million watch the Christmas Spectacular each year.
  • Kwanzaa which comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" is celebrated from 12/26 to 1/1. Each day focuses on a different principle: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determiniation), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), Imani (faith).

Statue of Liberty Facts

  • Height: 151'1"
  • Ground to torch tip: 350'1"
  • 7 rays in crown represent the seas and continents
  • Tablet reads "July 4, 1776"
  • Total weight: copper, 31 tons; steel, 125 tons; concrete foundation, 27 tons
  • Winds of 50 mph cause sway of 3" in statue and 5" in torch

Statue of Liberty History

  • French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design the statue to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1876
  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, was called on for engineering help in designing the iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework for the massive copper statue allowing the copper skin to move independently but stand upright
  • Arrived aboard the steamship Isère in June of 1885 in 350 individual pieces packed in 214 crates and reassembled in 4 months
  • Granite pedestal completed in Aril, 1886, in the courtyard of the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood (which had been completed for the War of 1812.)
  • Dedicated on October 28, 1886
  • Designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924
  • September 7, 1937, jurisdiction was enlarged to encompass all of Bedloe's Island and in 1956, the island's name was changed to Liberty Island
  • May 11, 1965: Ellis Island becomes part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • $87 million restoration completed for her spectacular centennial on July 4, 1986
  • Liberty Island is federal property located within the State of New York
  • World Heritage Site - 1984
  • Liberty Island was closed for 100 days following 9/11/2001. Statue reopened 8/3/2004. Visitors have access to pedestal observation deck, promenade, museum and the area of Fort Wood

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