A “flamboyance” of flamingo bombing in St. Louis Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • July 26, 2014 This is the best news report EVER. Thanks to Donna for the tip. Hey, it’s summer, do you own a set of authentic 1958-reproduction Featherstone Flamingos? Get yee a pair… hey, get yee a flamboyance and you, too, can become a mystery Flamingo Bomber, spreading Random Acts of Flamingo into your neighborhood, too: *affiliate link Flamingo hunting: Retro Genie found these old old NOS! Related stories Improve your home’s curb appeal with shutters: How to choose the right size & more tips from landscape architect Ted Cleary 12 places to buy aluminum awnings — including from three companies in business since 1946, 1947 and 1948 Vintage long chime doorbells — “enchanting” reproductions from ElectraChime doorbells Where to get parts for a centered front door knob Ad Comments 17 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Rebecca says July 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm I love my Flamingos! They stay in my yard year round! Reply Carrie says July 27, 2014 at 1:22 am Yep, I just bought a pair of the Featherstone Realmingos at Ross. Only 15 bucks each! Reply pam kueber says July 27, 2014 at 9:16 am yes, “realmingos!” Note, I am pretty sure the ones I show via Amazon are the authentic reproductions — made by Union Products, today. Reply Melanie says July 27, 2014 at 1:40 am We are moving into our St. Louis MCM next week and this BETTER happen to us! 😀 Reply pam kueber says July 27, 2014 at 9:15 am A flamboyance Welcome Wagon! 🙂 Reply Andi says July 27, 2014 at 10:07 am This is FUN! I loved that the reporter really got into it, as did the “bombees,” both kids and adults. I have seen a few flamingos in yards around town here in semi-rural PA….for the moment, mine are confined to a few vintage prints on the sun porch, but a pair of “realmingos” could be winging their way here any time now. Fun story, thanks for posting it! Reply virginia says July 27, 2014 at 11:31 am Bought a pair of these some weeks ago — Have them nestled in a large large plant-tree in our living room. Along with a papier mache tucan made by a friend over 25 years ago. The box alone is worth it. Awesome graphics on that box. Keeping mine indoors. Reply Mary Elizabeth says July 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm One of our daughters spent some time in Florida before moving back to Connecticut, and she loved the real flamingos. So when she and her fiance had a lawn wedding, I dressed up a pair as a bride and groom and planted them in her front yard. They still come out once in a while. Our other daughter and son-in-law have been carrying on a gnome prank with us ever since the year they got married. Suddenly, a gnome will appear in one of our yards, sometimes carefully screened by a plant, so it isn’t discovered for weeks. I would like to know if garden gnomes started in the 1930s or so. I seem to remember them in relatives’ gardens in the 1950s. A story on those sometime would be welcome. Then there are the pinwheels and whirligigs, which 1950s fathers and grandfathers fashioned from hobby magazine plans for the enjoyment of their spouses and neighbors. I love to see a yard filled with Dutch windmills, Sunbonnet Sues watering flowers, etc. Keep on the lookout for them. Reply pam kueber says July 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm My dad made me a pink flamingo whirligig! Reply Mary Elizabeth says July 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm The best of both worlds, or should I say, the best of both obsessions? Reply Debbie says July 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm I bought a couple of pink flamingos at Wal-Mart this spring: $4.99 each and the label actually said “Made in U.S.A.” I now wish I’d purchased an entire flock. Reply midmichigan says July 28, 2014 at 9:13 am Over the weekend St. Louis police have posted a picture of the suspect “bomber” from a security cam image, asking citizens to contact them if they recognize the individual: http://magazine.benettiyachts.it/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/dibujos-pantera-rosa-g_OK.jpg Reply pam kueber says July 28, 2014 at 11:11 am hehehe Reply Scott says August 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm Congrats Genie on finding these NOS, how cool is that? They even look great inside with that snazzy green wall. Original boxes are soooooooo much fun. I followed the bread crumbs from RR to Amazon and snagged a set last year. They have been patiently waiting but will be set free sometime in the next few weeks as soon as my garage goes from beige to mint green. I can’t wait. Reply carole says August 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm Hubby and I have been seeing flamingos showing up for sale all over the place lately. Kind of fun. Reply carole says August 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm The above video wouldn’t play so I had to Google the story…Too funny. Reply Mary Elizabeth says August 3, 2014 at 9:25 am I forgot to say that around here, if you wake up to a multitude of flamingos in your front yard, they say you’ve been “flocked.” Someone collecting for a charity leaves you a note, and you can make a donation to the charity. Then by dark of night you move the flock of flamingos to someone else’s lawn, along with the note, and so it goes around town. Prior to this, we used to flock someone on a major birthday (such as 40 or 50), or retirement, etc. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! 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