Friday, September 2, 2011

FLAMINGO WHIMSY

Here it is the end of summer and time for an outdoor tablescape.  However, the heat and a small foot injury have kept me from doing that today.  Instead I'm going to share this fun tablescape from last summer.  So appropriate for Diann's Thrifty Tablescape Party since Diann gifted me with most of these great items. 
Let's start shall we! 
 Now many of my readers know I have a collection of Flamingos which I blogged about Here
For my Birthday I received a huge box in the mail 
FULL of FUN and FLAMINGOS!
Thank you Diann, Troy and the Princess!
I set this table outside on the deck
I started with these striped place mats from the box of goodies
Used the cute matching plates 
Matching tea glasses and my blue handled silverware
I also have bowls and margarita glasses on a Flamingo tray
The Flamingo coasters were a birthday gift from another friend
Thanks Sandie
I had the pink napkins but the fish napkin rings came from the  amazing box!  Oh and the cute little Flamingos on each plate from the box!  Also the candle holders & tea lights..from the box!
I couldn't resist using my 'yard' flamingo as a centerpiece.  He is wondering what the heck is going on?
I only have one of these, really only one!! 

When it gets dark beside the candles we can plug in the 
Flamingo & Palm Tree Lights!
So there it is!  A fun Whimsical Flamingo tablescape.   
The cost....almost nothing! 
I was lucky to be gifted with everything except: napkins which were thrifted for $1, flatware also thrifted for under $4 and my yard Flamingo bought at Target for $1....now this is a thrifty table.
Thanks for joining me and I hope you drop by Diann's and check out all the other thrifty tablescapes! 
 
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Linda

37 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

What a fun flamingo fling for the fleeting days of summer!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Linda, this is such a fun and colorful tablescape. I like the flamingo in the potted plant. xo,

Chatty Crone said...

You know I love this girlfriend. My favorite.

sissie said...

Hi Linda!
I always smile when I see your pink flamingos! I know how you love them.
Your table setting is so cute with all the pink and green going on. It's perfect for a pretty summer patio treat.

Now, I'm off to check on some of your posts that I've missed.

hugs
Sissie

Red Couch Recipes said...

I think I remember this one. I have a spot that I would like to put some flamingoes in and can never find them in the store -- they crack me up! Love all your flamingo things. Joni

Blondie's Journal said...

So cute and fun, Linda!! I love the little flamingos!! I think this is the perfect summer table!

XO,
Jane

BECKY said...

My favorite is that crazy guy/gal? with the flip-flops on!!! LOL. :D

Marigene said...

What a fun table, Linda! I look for flamingo items each time I am at the thrift stores...
Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

An amazing array of pink and a cute flamingo. Everything puts you in a party mood... Happy weekend..Don't overdo and take care of your foot

Bill said...

Colorful, FUN, frugal, and very, very festive! What a delight!

Sorry to hear that you're on the injured list. Feel better, OK?

Sending hugs ...
Bill

Suzanne said...

ooh...I just love flamingos! So cheery and fun...just like your tablescape! Feel better soon my friend!
Hugs, Suzanne

Ames said...

I love the flamingos Linda. The yard flamingo in the potted plant is a clever idea. Our 96 year old neighbor fell and broke her hip and each member of her church buys flamingos for every sick members and places them in the yards of the sick members of their church. We woke up day before yesterday and her front yard was covered in pink flamingos. I wish I had taken a picture of them.~Ames

Beth said...

Linda, Love your whimical table! My favorites are the fish napkin holders, the plates and the flamingos that sit on each plate. Adorable!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love flamingos! I came home from work one day and our front yard was filled with plastic flamingos! A youth group was raising money and for $25 you could send the flock of 50 flamingos to a friend
s house! I quickly got on the phone and invited all our friends for supper ... got out all my flamingo patio plates ... and everybody had such a good time that they donated $$ to the cause, too! Thanks for sharing .. .thanks for visiting my site.

Susan said...

Linda you are in Flamingo Heaven! What a great friend to send you all this beautiful stuff!

cj Schlottman said...

Linda

I'm so glad you're "In the Pink" for the weekend. Your photos are fabulous!

Namaste.........cj

Pam said...

Too cute. A perfect post for the last days of summer. Hope your foot feels better!

~~Carol~~ said...

Well either I missed this last year, or my memory is really bad, but I love this! I think it would be so much fun to sit at that table, and a great way to squeeze the last bits out of summer. You always put together my favorite tablescapes, Linda!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

So much pink! I'm lovin' it Linda!!

Feel better!

Catherine said...

That is a fun table setting! Of course, pink does seem like a good party color! :)

Happy Sunday friend!
xo Catherine

Cottage and Broome said...

Cute tablescape, oh so summery, thanks for sharing, Laura

Scarlett said...

Oh Linda this is my dream table! Oh how i love the kitsch flamingos - my ones in my garden are looking a bit worried about the autumn weather coming - eek! Scarlett x

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, what a darling flamingo table! I love it and it's so much fun! This would make all your guest just smile their tiny heads off! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane Mars said...

What a darling table setting, your Blog is lovely my first visit, I am your newest follower~ Hugs, Diane

Diann said...

Well Linda, you know I love this tablescape because it just makes me smile! of course all your new goodies I have here still waiting to be packed up would fit nicely on this tablescape too! LOL I am sooooo bad lately abut shipping things out! I sure hope you are feeling better. You take care of yourself girlie! thanks for joining the Thrifty Tablescape party!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
When I see a cute tablescape like this...I don't want summer to end.

Blessings,
Linda

Annesphamily said...

You are so loved! I am loving those flamingos! They are pretty and so pink! What dolls the Thrifty Groove/Refuse to Recede family is!

Nancy's Notes said...

Fun and whimsical, indeed! Linda, your tablescape is just so inviting and your little flamingo friends are adorable! I have missed reading your awesome blog and glad I'm back! It's been a busy summer! How's your grandbaby?

Nancy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape is pretty and pink with your flamingos so inviting...Im coming right over sweet lady. I would like to thank you so much for your comments on my new post abouth my first year tablescapes Anniversary.
XXOO Diane

pamq said...

Love the big flamingo!

I think you need to gather a flock together, though..........

I would like to have a flamingo or two---just missed one at a yard sale not too long ago.

Drat.

C'est moi Claudette said...

What's wrong with your foot? I hope it's nothing bad.
Yes I remember your fetish for flamingos, lol.
I brought a set home from Fla. and I had to throw them out. The sun faded them to nearly white. How do you keep yours so PINK?
Diann is a very generous gal. I've enjoyed her thrifty party.
xoxoxoxo

C'est moi Claudette said...

I forgot. When is the next BACHELOR?? Do you know?
xo

Julie Harward said...

What a bunch of cuteness and fun, love it! ;D

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I always adore your Flamingos Linda, so cute! Have a great day.

thestonerabbit said...

I have said all summer that I am going to have a Flamingo Party again...and I haven't done that. I have a huge box of "supplies" ready and waiting...now you've inspired me to make sure that happens next year!

Love all of your goodies!

This needs to be a Pink Sat. post!!! :)

dana

dogsmom said...

This is one of the most FUN tablesettings (extended well beyond the table) that I have ever seen. So, is this in honor of your birthday or Charlie's? I am sure he also enjoys it.

Elaine said...

THINKING OF YOU...WARM HUGS ELAINE