Many people have asked me where the name "Neon Flamingo Designs"
came from. In the mid 1980s, when I was doing a lot of business travel for my
day job, I thought it would be fun to have something to collect, an easy-to-find
souvenir from those trips. Having long had a fondness for art deco, flamingos
seemed like a good idea.
Since then, my collection has grown by leaps and bounds! When I get some good
pictures of my collection, I'll put them here to share.
Many of my friends see flamingos in their travels and send me pictures:
- Nancy Kirwin has taken many pictures for me:
- These flamingos live in Stoneham,
Massachusetts. The baby in the middle was born on my 47th birthday!
- Here are some from Orlando,
- And another one from Orlando.
- Here is a set from the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island
taken on September 6, 2000.
- Nancy is much better with a camera than I am -- here is my attempt from Orlando.
- Sue Reed thinks of me whenever she finds any pink birds while she's on
- Regina Bolduc found this group in Berlin,
- Bland Crowder has found pink birds on two continents:
- This is from the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in the Jardin des Plantes
in Paris, France.
- This lawn ornament is from a special exhibit at the McCord Museum in Montreal,
- Kate Fenton took this picture at Windsor Safari Park in Windsor,
- This group of Florida birds was
photographed by Jill Diewald.
- Nancy Cucci contributed these leggy lovelies (the Fantasia 2000 Flamingos)
from the Disneyland Character Parade in Anaheim,
- I met Diana McFadden at the EGA Seminar in Newport Beach and she sent me
this picture of her office in San Diego.
I wish my collection was this well organized.
- Sue Andrews took these pictures of the real-life birds, also in San
Diego, at the zoo.
- Pat Van Cleve stitched this wonderful
picture and displayed it at the exhibit at the ANG seminar in
2001. It certainly got my vote as my favorite piece!
- Kathy Cronin saw these flamingos at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park.
- Nancy Crissman's friends Joanna and Roger Brown took this picture of flamingos
in Africa. Nancy herself took this picture at Sea
World in Orlando, Florida.
I am not alone with this obsession! There are a number of Web sites devoted
to the fabulous pink bird! While I was looking for these sites, I found two
- When flamingos gather, the resulting group is called a pat.
- A flock of flamingos is also called a pat.
When I realized that I shared my name with a group of flamingos, I decided
that I was destined to collect them!
- The Funky
Flamingo Contest, the results of a challenge to create an original
pattern for a sexy flamingo doll.
Communications - Just for Fun, another flamingo collector
Archives, see (and hear) flamingos take a virtual road trip; it can take
a while for the sound and images to load
fanatic, the home page of a flamingophile
true facts from Sea World
- planet flamingo,
more facts from Planet Pets
Flamingos, created by a true lover of the pink bird
Pink Flamingo, a drink recipe
Pink Flamingo, A National Archive, created to protest the banning of
pink plastic lawn flamingos
- Flamingo Mania, The Internet's
Original Faux Flamingo Store
- Uptown Flamingo, a retail source
for all things flamingo
Diego Zoo, nice pictures
Pink Flamingo at 40, an article from the Houston Chronicle about
- Company Store, another
- The Glass Flamingo, a funky
50s retro shop
- Flamingo Fiesta, flamingo
- The Pink Flamingo, a lawn
and garden store with a nice selection of flamingo items
- Flamingo - Birds
Provence-Beyond, flamingos in France
- Peace Love and Me - Gifts,
Tie-Dyes, Jewelry, Candles, Sunglasses, Books, a 60s retro site with
some flamingo merchandise
- Flamingos at the Ardastra
Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre in Nassau, birds featured in an
article in the Sunday Star Ledger that my mother sent to me from
a tutorial on the pink bird
- Cool Animal Stuff, enter
flamingo in the search box to find a nice collection of flamingo products
- Larines, another
retailer with flamingo products
I'm not the only person who likes needlework and flamingos
And some good, old-fashioned ASCII art
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