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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tropical Flamingos

I like pink birds and I cannot lie.... (the Sir Mix-A-Lot tune is playing in my head)   Yes, I am addicted to pink flamingos.  The table this week was inspired by the lovely flamingo plates I found at Home Goods earlier this Spring.   I found some gorgeous pink and green shopping bags that I knew would match perfectly to make placemats.  The shopping bag placemat tutorial is on the blog. 

The flamingo wine glasses were found at Marshalls earlier this Summer. 

The flamingo is from Orchard Garden Center. 

I made the pom pom/popcorn stitch napkin rings and the placemates.   The flamingo glasses are from Marshalls.   The napkins are bandannas and were found at Walmart. 

Flamingo bandannas work great as napkins. 
Seaside, coastal feel server.  The mercury glass spheres are from the Valerie Parr Hill collection at QVC.   The glass floats were found at Home Goods.  

I found the pretty flamingo serving platter at Home Goods. 

The illuminated mercury glass spheres are so pretty at night with the lights turned low. 

Overhead view of the shopping bag placemats. 

Overhead view of the completed table. 

Overhead view of the stack. 

I used a shopping bag to make the placemats.  You can check out the tutorial with detailed instructions on the blog. 

The plate stack starts with the shopping bag placemat, the hot pink scalloped edge dinner plate, mint green dinner plate and topped with the tropical flamingo salad purchased at Home Goods. 


This post is linked to the following parties:
465th Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Thursday's Favorite Things - Katherines Corner
Home & Garden Thursday #278 - A Delightsome LIfe
Vintage Charm #96 - Our Hopeful Home
Grace at Home #262 - Imparting Grace
Home Sweet Home #336 - The Charm of Home
Home Matters Linky Party #149 - Life with Lorelai
"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday - How Sweet the Sound
Dishing It & Digging It Link Party #162 - Life and Linda
Inspire Me Monday - Week #294 - Create with Joy
The Scoop #290 - Stone Gable
Amaze Me Monday #228 - Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home
388th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Celebrate Your Story #91 - Celebrate & Decorate with Chloe Crabtree
Make it Pretty Monday #225 - The Dedicated House
Wow Us Wednesday #350- Savvy Southern Style


  1. I too love flamingos and just have to tell you that your tablescape is beautiful. Everything is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This year I got addicted to them too! I like the dishes you found and the Pink Flamingo piece. I tried to find one but they were too tall or a plastic blow up. I am amazed at the wonderful placemats you made using the bags. Cheers to Flamingos!

    1. Thank you Liz. I found the flamingos at Orchard Garden Center. It's a new boutique hardware store here in South Florida (Cali based). I'm loving the placemats.

  3. So pretty fun and festive. Love the flamingos. I have some in the works. Great job on making those fabulous placemats.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! I look forward to seeing your table! I know it will be fabulous Also, I need to get up with you very soon about making my website. My blog is a year old this month so it looks like I'm going to keep rolling with it. It's time for a nice .com :)

  4. I've visited your blog from Beverly's Pink Saturday. I just ADORE your festive and colorful tablescape and room decoration! I love pink flamingos (doesn't EVERYBODY?) - and this remarkable collection really does make the room look like instant party! I'll never get it together to make placemats, LOL, but it looks like a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Tristan! The flamingos have been a lot of fun this week. Thank you for stopping by for a visit! :)

  5. Such a fun table you have created. Cute plates and centerpiece, love your creativity in making the placemats. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is so original. I like that you made so many of the pieces and I especially like the shopping bag placemats.

    1. Thank you Barbara. I enjoy making things for my tables and the placemats were really fun to make. I'll be making more in the future. :)

  7. This really came together so well! It's light and fun, and I can't believe the napkins were bandanas:) Love the placements! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen! I had fun making the placemats and napkin rings. All the colors and patterns pulled together to become a fun little flamingo table. :)

  8. I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  9. Nice photo. You are looking beautiful.