I was recently looking at Anna Spiro's stunning new online Spring Vignette http://www.absolutelybeautifulthings.com.au/ and fell head over heels in love with a gorgeous vintage pink flamingo. Off course by the time I visited the website it was sold, as were a lot of the gorgeous pieces which Anna hand picks. I tried to trace one down through etsy, eBay, gumtree but only found imposters! Loving the one that Anna had so much, I could not settle for something that just didn't quite resemble the one she was selling. To my absolute amazement, when it was my mums birthday we went to an op shop on the other side of town and what was starring me in the window? None other than the pink flamingo! My heart started to skip a beat as I could not believe I had found a needle in a hay stack. I was even more thrilled to read the little price tag stating $12.50!!!!
Mine is slightly different as it is not standing up, but for the price and compared to the others I had seen, I was a very happy camper! I am not sure how much Anna's was, but I can assure you it would be close to $100 if not more. It just goes to show you that with a bit of thrifter's luck and some dedication, you just never know what you might find out there in your local op shop.
For those who don't like thrifting, you just don't know what you're missing out on and the savings you can make in the process! I am not sure as to where I am going to put her (my flamingo) but I think it will be in my office.
The other beautiful piece that Anna had for sale is this stunning vintage pink and green jug or vase. She doesn't mention if it is a brand name, however I think it is Majolica. This beautiful item was another that was sold when I visited her website. As they say, first in best dressed.