The Famous Pink Flamingo
A page to honor the Pink Flamingo and some pretty cool Flamingo Home decor items too
Donald “Don” Featherstone (January 25, 1936 – June 22, 2015) was an American artist most widely known for his 1957 creation of the Plastic Pink Flamingo while working for Union Products. Featherstone died one day before National Pink Flamingo Day, a day created in his honor in 2007 by Dean Mazzarella, mayor of Leominster, Massachusetts, to honor the 50th anniversary of the plastic flamingo’s creation in his town.
An art school graduate, Featherstone created the pink flamingo in 1957 as part of his job at Union Products in Leominster. Eventually, he became president of the company, from which he retired in 2000.
Union Products stopped making pink flamingos in 2005 and went out of business shortly thereafter, which could have been the end of the plastic bird. But Cado Co. acquired the rights to manufacture Union Products in 2010, and the bird lived. (Look for Featherstone’s signature on the bird to know you’re getting the real deal.)
Whatever Floats Your Flamingo 2 T-shirt by WhateverFloatsYour
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Whatever Floats Your Pink Flamingo Classic White Coffee Mug by WhateverFloatsYour
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Whatever Floats Your Flamingo Pillows by WhateverFloatsYour
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Florida Christmas Flamingos Wrapping Paper by WhimsicalArtwork
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Fun Pink Flamingos Pattern Wrapping Paper by WhimsicalArtwork
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Cute Pink Flamingos Santa Hat Wrapping Paper by WhimsicalArtwork
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Fun Pink Flamingos Pattern 10″ X 15″ Tissue Paper by WhimsicalArtwork
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Retro Flamingo Pattern Pink and Aqua by UTeezSF
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Pink Flamingo Reflection in Pond by WhimsicalArtwork
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Flamingo Kiss Art Designer Pillow-Square Throw Pillow by romanceworks
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Perfect Flamingos for a Florida Summer Home.
Matching Shower Curtain
Silly Flamingos in the Bath Shower Curtain
Matching Bath Set
Silly Flamingos in the Bath Set
Matching Pink Flamingos Bath Mat
Silly Flamingos in the Bath- Bath Mat
Matching Flamingo Pillow
Silly Flamingos Pillow
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 cup vanilla ice cream
¼ cup crème liqueur (like Bailey’s Irish Cream)
2 tbsp grenadine syrup, plus more to garnish
¼ heavy cream, whipped (or prepared whipped cream) – technically optional
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Blend the vanilla ice cream, crème liqueur, and grenadine syrup. Divide in two glasses and top with whipped cream; drizzle with grenadine.