The Fourth of July has us thinking about flags; here are some sourcing ideas.
Above: Best Made carries an American flag by its downtown New York neighbor Annin flagmakers, a Fulton Street company founded in 1847. Annin's flags are the classics: they were at Abraham Lincoln's inauguration and funeral, and planted on the North Pole in 1909, the South Pole in 1930, Mount Everest in 1963, and on the moon during the 1969 Apollo mission. Best Made's Annin American Flag is made in New Jersey of 100 percent cotton and is available in three sizes; the smallest, 2-feet-by-3-feet size, is $34. Annin Flags are also available at Flag Store USA.
Above: A 48-Embroidered Star Flag dating from 1945 to '50, from Jeff R. Bridgman, a antiques dealer specializing in flags. This example is sold, but Bridgman has a range of others.
Above: Room & Board sells vintage American Flags from the 1950s and 1960s mounted in solid wood shadow-box frames that measure 55 inches by 35 inches. The flags come with a certificate of authenticity; $999.
Looking for more red, white, and blue? See inspirational images of Red Palettes in our Gallery of Rooms and Spaces. On Gardenista, see A Last-Minute Party for the Fourth of July, patriotic garden torches included.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 24, 2012 as part of our Scandi Summerhouse issue.