Every year, on the anniversary of his passing, Pat likes to recognize the truly iconic American kitschy-artist and inventor, Don Featherstone [1936-2015], winner of the IG Nobel Prize and the hearts of millions of people. "Who is he" you ask? Why, he is the inventor/creator of the plastic pink flamingo. And what is the IG Nobel Prize? It's a humorous and slightly satirical award [the IG stands of "ignoble"] to "honor the achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." You can find a list of IG winners at this site: Here.
Pat has set a few tables over the years using our plastic pink flamingos and plastic flamingo plates - so this is just another week of "plastics" to celebrate our favorite pop culture hero.
Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Linentablecloth.com (an inexpensive site for great table and wedding supplies)
"Rope" Metal Charger - from Pier 1 two years ago
Charger - "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - "Lemongrass" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements.com
Luncheon Plate and Candle Holders - "Rose" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from eBay
Pink Flamingo Accent Plate - by Sakura from Pat's "find" at a rummage sale years ago
Flatware - "Flamingo" by Towle Living from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Lemongrass Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond four or five years ago
Pink Napkin - from Linentablecloth.com last year
Lemongrass Napkin - Handmade by Pat to match the Fiesta(ware)
Plastic Centerpiece Flamingos - Original Featherstone Flamingos from Ross six or seven years ago
Flamingo Votive Candles - from Pat's collection
This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/