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matching flamingo love

Valentines Day. The hallmark of romance. Apparently. Yeah whatever, televison…

Unlike the faithful flamingo who mates for life, human love may not last. Sadly.

Witness the divorces!  As we moved [sulkily] into the ahem, forty-is-the-new-thirty-something- #denial-crowd separation started to show it’s ugly messy head in sometimes unexpected places. Conversations with the girls [alright, ladies then] like no matter how much we care we all drive each other crazy right? etc. etc. make me wonder about relationships. Till Death Do Us Part? That’s a long flocking time in this non-Bubonic plague era. Who ever invented monogamy may not have been so optimistic had they factored in the average age of death was 50 max, now its 85.

Flamingo love- A thing of beauty is a joy forever copy

Whats the best scenario long term? Opposites attract or birds of a feather? Huffington Post says opposites can work, but it will be harder than sharing similar core values.

And this doesn’t mean that you both like smooth peanut butter or toast cooked to the same shade of brown [first world problems anyone?] but more to do with how you were raised and how you agree to raise your children and, another important factor: how you spend your money. It’s a deal breaker.

Not that I am an expert, but I’ve put in a good solid nearly 16 years of married life. I buy both kinds of peanut butter, am over toast anyway and ignore the rapid accumulation of mid life crisis motor related accessories muscling out the Urban Rustic Warehouse AKA our garden shed. Mid-century chairs vs hot metal = equally crazy, just in opposite ways. Same same but different #whatever : )

Happy Hallmark Day people ❤
Here’s my commercial offering:
The new pair: Don Featherstone 1957 designed lawn flamingos
available at Urban Rustic and still $50 = love

Featherstone Flamingos pair urban rustic

Flamingo love- A thing of beauty is a joy forever copy

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: 
Its lovliness increases; it will never 
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep 
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Extract from Endymion, Keats

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he’s carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he’s carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you’re drunk.

Jack Handey


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Of the millions of Flamingos in America today, only a handful are alive.
The rest are front-lawn effigies, proclaiming to all passers-by our national love for beauty.

the artist, Charley Harper

concrete garden flamingos Palm Springs Dazzles
Wild concrete Garden variety, documented by urban rustic at
Dazzles Palm Springs.

flamingo_scultpure John Perry
An indoor species captured by John Perry. Also found in Palm Springs.

And then there’s the soon to be introduced to my Australian garden…

The original and iconic plastic pink flamingo, designed in 1957 by
Don Featherstone  for Union Products and won him the Ig Nobel Prize for Art in 1996.
You can buy yourself a set here. Get Flocked.
This impressive company refunded an overpayment on shipping. Like! Can’t wait for them to land.

Flamingo vintage salad servers

You may have seen a few flamingos in various forms recently, they are suddenly everywhere. I’ve pinned down a few more if you care to look.
Tacky or kitsh? Love them or hate them? For inanimate objects they can create quite a stir.
These ones from Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre.
Serving the best of taste.


So my little Lily aged 4.5 was in her first Ballet Concert yesterday and danced/ stomped her way through a dress rehearsal and 3 performances in one very hot 33 °C day [tutu much?]

Though she was in sweltering brown fluffy polyester teddybear pants and hot pink spangly singlet [for a version of a magical toyshop] here’s my tribute to a little Ballet. It’s my favourite take on pink.

An unknown solo piece.

Meakin pink bowls

Classical Meakin.

A fine tea for tutu.

Settle petal.


What do you think of pink? Amazing how many little girls naturally love it.

Inspired by my little girl starting ballet today, I decided to show some pink bits.

But all I have to say in the end is what Da Funk?

Those Johnson Brothers. You’ve got to hand it to them.
Still looking sharp after all these years. [Circa 1960’s]

Love the Dawn.
One more would be nice…

Pink bits give some lift…

Extra support.


Tea for One

How come twenty four hours, baby sometimes seem to slip into days?

Led Zeppelin


Probably not Robert Plant’s cup of tea…


Embrace the inner pink

Milk Money [Box]

There is a line but I’m going to let it go…
[it’s a bit off]

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