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Off-brand lawn flamingos

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Tragic but true: there are lawn flamingos migrating around which are not from Union Products. While the Featherstone signed Union Products lawn flamingos are of course the best, you may encounter the others while out and about. A pair or two may even follow you home if the price is right.

Embrace the kitsch with lawn flamingos everywhere. Your neighbours will love it and be sure to comment on your tastefully kitsch decor.

Use this easy guide to identify off-brand flamingos and other flamingo garden art.

Oriental Trading Company

Oriental Trading lawn flamingos This pair of baby flamingos are from Oriental Trading Company.

They are made of a hard plastic in a two-piece mold, and they are more purple than pink. There is a set with two "adult" flamingos and two baby flamingos, and another set with just two baby flamingos.

Unlike the Union Products flamingos and most of their imitators, they aren't blow mold lawn art. The quality just isn't there but they are both cheap and easy to acquire.

If your budget for lawn flamingos is low, these may be a good choice.

Pink Inc

Pink Inc lawn flamingos Pink Inc produces a huge assortment of lawn flamingos. They are not marked in any way, but their design is distinctive in that the legs peg into an enclosed "thigh" section on the flamingo's underside. This helps keep the legs in place.

Colours offered by Pink Inc include pairs of black, red, crimson, dark blue, dark orange, gold, green, light blue, light pink, maroon, orange, purple, royal blue, silver, white, and yellow. You can buy two different colours to make a four-pack for your favourite sports team, or for a holiday. There is also a rainbow pack of six flamingos (great for Pride Day).

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For holidays, Pink Inc has a single standard pink flamingo available in several outfits such as a bunnymingo, an Uncle Sam mingo, a witchmingo, and a turkeymingo. There are also pairs of devilmingos, skelemingos, a two-pack consisting of an angelmingo and a devilmingo, and a special four-pack of Santamingo with three reindeermingos.

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Southern Patio

Southern Patio lawn flamingos While Southern Patio may not have as large a selection of lawn flamingos as Pink Inc, they do stock a decent assortment of flamingos. I find that the quality is not as good as the Pink Inc flamingos -- the eyes of the Southern Patio flamingos have cheap paint that wears off quickly.

These flamingos are not marked in any way, but their design is distinctive in that the legs peg into an openwork "thigh" section on the flamingo's underside. This helps keep the legs in place.

In addition to the expected pair of pink lawn flamingos, Southern Patio has flocking-size 10-packs of flamingos in pink, red, black, green navy blue, orange, yellow, and baby pink and blue (for those very special flamingo themed baby showers).

Southern Patio lawn flamingos

Other flamingo lawn and garden art

Some of these are things I had seen one time at the garden supply store and not since. There's usually no brand info or markings on this kind of thing.

Tip: If you find something you like, grab it while you can because you may never see it again.

The collection currently includes an Allied Precision flamingo watering can, a vintage metal "flamingo crossing" sign (yard sale find), a large metal garden spike, a pair of flat metal skelemingo garden spikes, zombie gnomes devouring a downed flamingo, a couple of plant picks, wind chimes, a metal hanging spinner, mini-spinners, and two different light-up Christmas flamingos.

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Where to buy off-brand flamingos

If it's an off-brand flamingo, there are several places to check if you to buy a pair or five for your yard.

       

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