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Thursday, July 21, 2011

MoS Obsessions: Flamingos Done Right

I go through phases with animal obsessions- first it was owls, then vintage poodles.  Now the latest is flamingos.  Sure, flamingos can be incredibly tacky, particularly the version that is made of hot pink plastic and found in yards.  Or they can be overly teeny-bopper-girlie, accenting a room with way too much pink-and-green (think feather boa lampshades).  But done right, flamingos can be so chic and elegant.  After all, they are a long-legged, hot pink tropical bird- how much better can it get?! 

Here are a few rooms inspiring my recent flamingo obsession:


Southern Living, July 2011

Lonny

Photo courtesy of Caitlin Creer

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

This pink and white flamingo batik cotton fabric is made in the Bahamas and would be so cute in a little girl's bedroom.

You can find fantastic flamingo watercolors on Etsy for a song.  We'd love this one matted in white with a gold frame.

A set of vintage animal drinking glasses- the flamingo is my favorite!

These vintage playing cards would make an adorable hostess gift!

Isn't this brass flamingo absolutely fabulous? 

If you have money to spend, this Herend version is to die for!


For something a little funkier, isn't this bicycle chain flamingo unique and interesting?!


Are you on board with flamingos? 

6 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love flamingos!!! That herand one is to die for!!!

Melissa said...

In my own home--maybe not, but I have never been able to get that Palm Beach thing down:-) That LONNY image just slays me, though!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Yes in the right doses like you did!

Kerry said...

Those vintage glasses are enticing.

Christian Guevara said...

we share something in common! i love flamingos too!!! done right of course.
i had done a post on it myself a while ago. come visit me.
chicdelight.blogspot.com
great minds do think alike!

Shannon said...

Where in the world is that first flamingo pic from? I'm dying!

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