You’re a Grand Old Flag: Touring Main Street America

In celebration of Independence Day, I thought we would take little tour of “Main Street America.” These beautiful, historic homes all have one thing in common…they are all flying the colors! I love seeing an American flag blowing in the breeze from a wonderful old porch.

These homes are from various places in the southeast. Some are in Greenwood and Columbia, South Carolina and Asheville, NC but most are in Marietta, Rome and Roswell, Georgia. I’ve also added a few from a recent trip to Savannah and the Isle of Hope. See if you can spot the flags and/or patriotic bunting in each picture. Some are a little tricky to see, but they are there. Hope you enjoy the tour!

Hope you enjoyed the tour. Did you find all the flags?

See you Sunday evening for Metamorphosis Monday! I have a fun surprise for you. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for three years and I finally did it! πŸ™‚

Pssst: If you’re looking for a cute patriotic napkin ring for your 4th of July festivities, I posted a tutorial HERE for the napkin ring I used in this tablescape, HERE.

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  1. Susan @ says

    What beautiful houses Susan! I want to move there and sit on one of those beautiful wrap around porches… of course I'd fly my flag!
    Happy 4th!

  2. Esther@fleurcottage says

    beautiful homes & beautiful AMERICA!

  3. How fun! What beautiful homes all in their own unique way. Love the patriotism! Happy 4th of July!

  4. Miss Char says

    Susan, thank you for the flag tour, the homes were beautiful and I love looking for all the flags. Happy 4th. of July.

  5. The Real Me! says

    Oh I love love love these homes. Such character. Thanks for the tour and the fact I won't be able to sleep tonight because I'll be thinking about what you possibly could have wanted to do for 3 years and are now doing! LOL! Hey, thanks!
    See you Sunday! Ha! Ha!


  6. laxsupermom says

    Beutiful pictures of some gorgeous old homes! I especially loved seeing the bunting – there's nothing more americana than bunting on a home in July. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mom in High Heels says

    What a lovely post! The houses are all so pretty and American.
    When I was younger we lived in a house identical to the 10th house from the bottom (the brick house with the high peak). Our house was reversed though and had a slighly extended archway over the door to form a very small porch. The windows on the far left of the house (the far right on ours) are a sun room. We turned it into a library and it was my favorite room in the house.

  8. Kelsie From Our Country Home says

    A gorgeous display of wonderful historic homes demonstrating their pride in the blessing it is to live in the USA.

    Blessing Kelsie

  9. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    You know I love these old houses!

    Flying the colors proudly year-round here at My Place to Yours. UNITED we stand! Happy Independence Day!

  10. Ivy and Elephants says

    What an awesome tour. Thank you for taking us along with you! The homes are simply magnificent.

    Happy Independence Day!


  11. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    We share a love for old houses and a love of our country. Thanks for the tour. When we go for a tour, I'm usually driving and I can't concentrate on the details. So your tour was so much better!

  12. Oh Susan what a grand example of July 4th celebrating than main street USA. All the lovely homes with flags blowing in the breeze. Perfect post, thanks for sharing. Happy Fourth of July

    The French Hutch

  13. You take us on such amazing tours!
    I have enjoyed them so much…
    Thank you for the fun!

  14. What a tour, Susan! I loved seeing all of these beautiful homes flying our nation's flag proudly. Hope you and yours have a wonderful 4th of July!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  15. What a fun tour ! Thanks so much for the patriotic fun πŸ™‚

  16. Richard Cottrell says

    Happy 4th of July weekend. Richard at My Old Historic House

  17. Ironstone and Pine says

    Lovely, lovely homes…..all gorgeous! I would love to know where the little white one towards the end with the picket fence is, that is my favorite, believe it or not, out of all of these beauties!!

  18. Ironstone and Pine says

    oops, most of them have the picket fence! im loving the 19th cottage from the top down πŸ™‚ and would love to know where this is located!!

  19. Designs By Pinky says

    What beautiful homes and they alm show such pride of ownership! We fly our flag EVERY day. God bless America! Hope you have a GREAT weekend! XO, Pinky

  20. Thank you so much for the beautiful parade of homes and flags. I thoroughly loved it! I often visit your blog, but this if the first time I've commented. You inspire me each time and again, I say thanks. πŸ™‚

    Happy 4th of July!

    Chris in Idaho

  21. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    They're ALL wonderful! We should all take and post flag flying pictures all across blogland…..from sea to shining sea!

  22. LOVED the house tour, Susan. Even saw a couple of front entry Colonials like our house. Thanks for taking us along. Susan

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Ironstone and Pine, that adorable house in located on Kennesaw Avenue in Marietta, Georgia. I love it's roof line. I love houses with multiple pitches or eves or whatever you call that. Throw in a few dormer windows and I'm totally smitten.

  24. Patrizia says

    Old houses have so much more character than new. I would do anything to be able to sit on one of those porches & just rock my life away on a rocking chair, enjoying life with my family. ah, so delightful.


  25. Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor says

    I loved the tour. The houses are all beautiful, and I found all of the flags. This tour really represents what Independence Day is all about, and our love for our American flag.

  26. I love this post! Thank you so much for showing us all these beautiful homes with their flags. Happy 4th to everyone!

  27. Barbara Anne says

    She's a grand old flag .. an emblem of the the land I love… and forever in peace may she wave. Our flag is flying, too!

    Thanks for the tour and Happy 4th!

  28. Beautiful homes, wonderful flags..I remember when I was young and in the North. Most homes proudly flew the flag…Flag Day parade celebrations and warm exchanges among neighbors…Oh, thank you for the wonderful salute to the flag.
    Enjoy your 4th. of July.

  29. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    wow, I love all those big front porches!

  30. that's wonderful Happy fourth of July everyone! Time to relax and enjoy our great cosy loved homes and family and freedom to do so!

  31. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  32. OH how I love these beautiful homes!! They are all so inviting and unique. Happy Fourth!!

  33. Beautiful photos – thank you for sharing them – I'm a sucker for old houses – we bought ours 15 years ago as a fixer-upper and I saw the very same style in one of your photos above.

  34. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Oh my goodness, so many gorgeous homes and only one … me. πŸ™‚ I want to visit them all, decorate them all, live in them all!! *Phew* I’m exhausted just thinking about it. But looking at these does remind me what a beautiful country we have and how thankful I am for the people who took care in building all these lovely homes. Just think of all the people’s lives who pass through these doors and call these places, ‘home.’

  35. Linda Palmer says

    Thanks for the tour, Susan! It was almost like driving those streets myself. Lovely homes and landscapes.

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