Southern Flamingos

Submitted by Christi

This past week, one of my Facebook friends posted some really cute pictures of some kitschy flamingos that were used to decorate a table  for  a pink benefit golf tournament. I emailed her and asked for permission to use her pictures but haven’t heard back yet. I’ll definitely post them later on this post if I hear from her!

In the meantime, I got to thinking about the flamingo decorations that have been around for years (actually, since 1957). They were kind of viewed as being a bit tacky back in the day, but now they have achieved a status of being the ultimate, fun retro kitsch.

plastic pink flamingos

The original flamingos always came in pairs – one standing upright and the other with it’s head down. Now you can buy them in bulk and really go crazy.


You can even buy costumes for your flamingo!

Uncle Sam Flamingo

How fun is that? If you are having a tropical themed party – well, don’t they just scream tropical?

Let’s have a look at the real thing.


Happy Pink Saturday!

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

Today’s Lagniappe:  Pink Fluff
A retro dessert to go with those pink flamingos!

2 small boxes Raspberry Jell-O
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 9 oz tub Cool Whip
1/2 cup chopped pecans or nuts

Dissolve Jell-O in 2 cups boiling water.

In a blender, combine Jell-O and cream cheese. Refrigerate until the mixture has thickened slightly.

Stir in the pineapple and nuts. Fold in the Cool Whip.

Transfer mixture to a pretty mold and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

When ready to serve, dip the outside of mold into hot water for a few seconds to release. Run a butter knife along the edge. Flip over onto a dish and serve.

4 Responses to “Southern Flamingos”

  1. Marydon Says:

    G’morn ~
    I so remember the pink flamingo craze ‘way back when’ … a year or so ago the pink flamingo rage hit this town & you’d wake up in the morn with your yard covered in this pink fellas.

    Love & will try this deelish sounding dessert.

    Happy PS,
    Have a lovely summer day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Hayley Says:

    Happy Pink Saturday!! I have knitted a washcloth/dishcloth with a flamingo on it!!! We have a teenager here that you can hire that will place his 50 some plastic flamingos in someone yard for a birthday surprise! It’s super cute & amusing!!

  3. Eileen Says:

    Great post and I have one of the Pink Flamingos in my yard. They are cute but I really like your shots of the real thing.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Stickhorse Cowgirl C Says:

    Love the flamingos. And, of course, I always think of that stunning scene in “Out of Africa” where Karen and Denis are flying over and the flamingoes take of en masse! C

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