I am also joining Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday over at COLORADO LADY
FLAMINGO! This word brings to mind FLORIDA, right? That is where this story of my collection of Flamingo's starts! When Mister and I went to Sanibel Island, Florida for Thanksgiving week 2008 we had a grand time. Since we would be celebrating our first Christmas together in December and I like to get an ornament from new places I visit, we wanted to find something that just said...FLORIDA and would be special to us.
It is 24 inches high so not an ornament but I was in love with this work of art, handmade by using galvanized wire and beads.
Check them out they are fabulous! I wanted this, but instead got this... a key ring!
Perfect for the tree as an ornament. I love these great beaded creations and they can be ordered from Unique Gift Art. They have animals, flowers, jewelry and many other creations to choose from. I have some other pieces that I bought online from them and their service was great.
We have several Flamingo ornaments but they are packed away. I have however collected a few other Flamingo's.
I won these trays (there are two of them) on Ebay
Thrift shop chair picture frame with flamingos...one is missing but still I had to have this with it's pink flamingo cuteness
Another thrift shop find was this vase with handpainted flamingos
Now for some vintage goodies!~
This creamer was found at one of my favorite antique malls. I don't know the pattern name. I have seen a teapot in this pattern and I want it, but was too rich for my pocketbook.
This is probably my most unique vintage flamingo...it is a candle holder. I found it at Value Village and just swooned.
This is marked Five and Dime Inc 1986. This was part of a set of flamingo items sold in Woolworth Dime Stores. I have seen other pieces of this and I heart them....one of these days.
This is a twizzle stick from my drink on Thanksgiving Day 2008 at the BUBBLE ROOM RESTRUANT on Captivia Island,FL. What a fun place and full of collectibles. It's a feast for the eye as well as the stomach!
This is a flamingo I use every day...can you guess?
It attaches to my keyring and hangs on the edge of my purse so my keys don't end up lost in the bottomless pit. I love its happy look.
So this is my F is for Flamingo post. Hope you enjoyed another little look at one of my collections!