Friday, September 7, 2012

Pink Flamingo from garden tools

Last weekend my sisters and I went to the Sparks Kansas  Flea Market that is held twice a year in the spring and fall.  They have 500 booths with vendors there serving food and drinks.  The kettle corn was wonderful and the funnel cakes scented the air.

I spotted a pink flamingo made out of gardening tools. 

Looks like his eyes are washers and his ears an old pair of scissors or pliers.  I did not inspect the beak close enough, not sure what it's made of.

I did not purchase this one but it gave me lots of ideas.

I did spot a vintage spice rack that I did purchase and I am using it for my acrylic paints. Have to be honest and say I found the idea on Pinterest.

Just happened to be painted pink and I really LOVE it.  I would like to make several of these for a craft fair in October. I do have a perfect pattern.

Getting my fall decorations out, I'm excited for the crisp cool air.  Have a wonderful Saturday.



Susie Jefferson said...

What a great idea - and the bar at the front to stop everything falling out. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I love your pink rack! I am so ready for cooler temps and fall craft shows! Enjoy the weekend, Ann.

ImSoVintage said...

Love the pink spice rack. What a great find :)

Leslie D. said...

Love that critter! Fun blog...

The French Hutch said...

Hi Ann, Going to the flea markets is so much fun but with sisters I know you had a blast. Love your rack. A lucky find. Happy Pink Saturday……..

The French Hutch

LV said...

With a head full of ideas, you will do wonders with this.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great post sis. Loved getting to sparks with you!

chubskulit said...

How pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

PINK reminds is my entry.
Have a great weekend!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

A very creative and original flamingo!
Love going to flea markets too!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice weekend****

ps: the statue of the hearts is in front of one of the train station entrances in Nancy (Lorraine- France);o)

Marianne C. said...

The spice rack is a great idea, Ann. My paints are thrown in a box..oops...hate to admit it.

Your poem about your mother's hands is most beautiful! And your remembrances of all she did for you (well, most of what she did...I'm sure we don't remember half of the loving things). I, too, remember my mother with dear affection and the cloths she made for me, etc. Anyway, lovely tribute to your mom.

Thanks for visiting me. Many blessings for a wonderful weekend,


Birgit said...


Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment -- so very much appreciated!

Your post is just perfect for Pink Saturday. That pink flamingo is quite something. Let us know if you make your own one later. :)

Of course, I would love to welcome you back to my blog. Currently, I even have two giveaways -- details are on the left sidebar of my blog.

Greetings from Germany,

Mary said...

Love you pink paint rack !! We have cool weather headed our way !! WooHoo Happy Pink Saturday

romance-of-roses said...

The rack is such a good idea for paints. My daughter would of loved the flamingo, she collects them. You must of had a grand time there. Hugs...Lu

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hello Ann, I have fallen behind with posting and reading blogs (visiting Salt Spring Island) but was happy to read your words and see your pictures this morning. That pink flamingo was great fun and I love your paint rack. Your happiness and anticipation for all the pleasures of autumn are catching. I'm feeling it too :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The spice rack is perfect for your paints! I think I must find one too.
Thanks for sharing :)

Annesphamily said...

I would have been in heaven at that flea market!

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