Monday, June 29, 2015

Farewell, Mr. Flamingo

Pink Flamingos have become an iconic part of Americana.
 
from royaldesignstudio.com


We decorate our lawns and homes with them . . .
 
Hhhmmm we seem to see this a lot, pink plastic flamingos in campgrounds & RV Parks... Do you have one in front of your camper or RV?
photo from Pinterest
And even take them camping with us.
 
 
So it was sad to read of the recent death of Don Featherstone in Leominster, Massachusetts. 
 
 
Mr. Featherstone created the original flamingo lawn ornaments we all know and love.
 
from Pinterest
 
My sister brought this flock to New Hampshire with us just last week. 
They soon dotted the campsite and lake shore.
 
 
On a trip this Spring, we admired the flamingos at this beach house on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.



Of course we had to pull over and take a few pictures of them!

 
 Mr. Featherstone's flamingos have even made their way into the hardware department.
This roll of Duck tape is for use in our little Casita camper.
 
 
 
Whimsical flamingo d├ęcor can be seen everywhere, especially in the summer.
Blogger Handmade Charlotte created this fantastically-feathered flamingo chandelier.
I love it (and her blog is worth checking out too)!
 
from handmadecharlotte.com
 
So here's a toast to Mr. Featherstone . . .
 

Thanks for all the years of kitchy, beachy, feathery
pink plastic fun!


 
 
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