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Collecting pink flamingos -- 1950s kitsch icon


collecting pink flamingos
Why collect pink flamingos? When people think "pink flamingo", they no longer just think of the animal. Since the invention of the lawn flamingo in the 1950s, pink flamingos have been an icon of kitsch and a popular item to collect. For most pink flamingo collectors, it usually starts with a pair of lawn flamingos and escalates from there. Next thing you know, there's a house full of pink flamingo items.

It is true: pink flamingos like to gather in flocks! If you can think of it, you can find a pink flamingo on it. Look around, you might be surprised where a pink flamingo for your collection might turn up. And of course, once word of your collection gets around, all your friends and family will bring you pink flamingo items "because I just thought of you." Watch your collection grow fast.

Vintage pink flamingo decor

Some items you might encounter when shopping for vintage pink flamingos include:

Note: I have not to-date seen a ceramic flamingo wall pocket.

Pink flamingo collecting tips

When buying and selling pink flamingos, bear in mind these three factors:

As to where to go, try any of the following:

More pink flamingo decor

Even if you aren't interested in vintage kitsch, there are plenty of modern pink flamingo decor ideas for every taste and household!