Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pink Flamingos for Sister's Collection


My Sister absolutely adores Pink Flamingo's from the 40's and 50's!  It all started while flipping through yet another decorating magazine.  A room was pictured all done in pinks, greens and cremes featuring pink flamingo pottery scattered throughout.  My sister says, "I want some of those."  So, off we go on a hunt to find them. 

The first one we found was in a little
antique shop in a small downtown area.
It was a whopping $50.!  (as usual, my sister has very expensive taste).

She was hooked from then on.

The first picture you see are the ones that I bought from one of our shop dealers.
She found them at an estate sale and all of them cost less than the first one she
bought!  Goes to show, it's who you
know!

Anyway, they look lovely on her mantel,
don't you think.


I'm sure the next time I visit there will be a few more pink flamingos.



13 comments:

Jane said...

I love all the pink going on on that mantle!! The flower arrangements are beautiful and the pink flamingos look right at home.
Jane

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the decoration!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Linda said...

The mantle looks outstanding...love the colors!

Blessings,
Linda

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Now that is a way to start a collection :-) The group of flamingos are pretty :-)

I came by way of Pink Saturday and hope you had a nice first PS :-) Love the ice skates. You're right, maybe they were meant to be pink :-) I like the glittery touch too :-)I don't know how to skate but I don't think that matters right? :-)

Mizpah,
LI

Riet said...

Oh , yes those flamingo's are so pretty. Great taste,

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Beautiful!

Popping in from SITS to support a fellow NC SITStah! I'm in the Raleigh- Durham area.

I'm following your blog...

Angie said...

What a cute and unique thing to collect!

the ungourmet said...

I love all of the pink over here! :D

Those flamingos are darling!

Thanks so much for visiting me yesterday!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Good morning. Popping in from SITS to say Hello.

You have such a lovely blog. Fun item to collect - Flamingos. These are quite unique (to me).

Make today a GREAT day!!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Sissie,
Thanks for commenting on my blog. My boys call thier sister sissie too! My MIL collects pink flamingos, she would love the one from the first picture. They are hard to find and $$$ here in TX. Lisa

GWENDOLYN said...

They do look lovely on her mantle. Blessings!
Gwen

Eva Gallant said...

How pink! lol I had a friend who hated flamingos and we used to buy them for him just to bug him! lol

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, I love flamingos! My aunt used to have a mirror with flamings on them and I remember tuquoise and big flowers . . . . I sure would love to have that now!!!

Hugs,
Marsha

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  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
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  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
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  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
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