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Flowers Friday: No really, WTF is up with ALL the Flamingo stuff??


So Brandon Flowers has an album coming out called Flamingo. DUH. Ever since this announcement in late April it is like Flamingo merchandise has been appearing all OVER the place. I know it has nothing to do with him, I know it is merely a coincidence that he said Hey I’m going to do a solo album and name it Flamingo! and somewhere at the exact same time merchandisers said Hey, this year let’s do loads and loads of stuff with Flamingos!

Of course I’m guilty of buying ALOT of this stuff that prior to April, wouldn’t have even gotten a second glance from me (my friend Rachel: thank god he didn’t name it “Frog.” What would you do then?!) Here’s just a few of the the Flamingo items that I’ve seen in the last few months (yes, some of them are from my own personal collection!):


Gift bags


Mirror – WANT!! But it is $200 :-((


Napkin rings

Clock AND figurine AND napkin rings (again!)

Party pack with flamingo CONFETTI!!!

Kids books


Bag AND garden thingie AND chimes

Night light

Flip flops

Towel and S&P shakers

Necklace FROM The Flamingo in Las Vegas!

This isn’t even including my lawn flamingos, the baby girl onesie Jill sent me a picture of, OR the full body Flamingo COSTUME pic that Felicity sent me!!

But my very favorite and most coveted piece of Flamingo merchandise is of course this:

Coming to a hotel room near you September 14!!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

6 thoughts on “Flowers Friday: No really, WTF is up with ALL the Flamingo stuff??

  1. what an excellent line up. the tray is almost too classy to be included somehow…

  2. I can so relate to this… I saw this 3 ft tall ceramic flamingo’s today! There were so cool. And yes, I did get a pic haha Is it sad that I want everything you posted? I think not! =]

  3. Amy, Bridget has a little dress with flamingos and flowers on it for the special occasion! will send you a pic one of these days!

  4. “Coming to a hotel room near you on September 14th” means HIM right and not the album lol

    I guarantee you the Flamingo in Vegas is gonna jack up their room prices now because of him-they know all the obsessives are gonna want to stay there and they can totally make money off of us!

    And that mirror would only be worth $200 if he licked it-just saying.

    • I don’t know about The Flamingo – Sam’s Town sure as hell hasn’t caught on!

      I still think we should get the costume that Felicity found and wear it in NY! There’s a guy around Boston who ALWAYS goes to U2 shows dressed in a cow costume!! Gets in the pit every time too!

  5. That first pic really grosses me out for some reason – they look more like pink turkeys than elegant flamingos! I do love the glassware though, and of course your bag & my very own flamingo minature figurine 😉 But like all this unrelated swag we’re building up, the one I really want is still a month out of reach! I’ll no doubt end up will multiple copies of that too!

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