03 November 2006

parma mourns

Via Apartment Therapy,
Union Products, the company that produced pink lawn flamingos for nearly 50 years, closed its doors yesterday.The kitsch icons swept Florida then the nation. Union Products made 250,000 of the patented flamingos annually.

(A commenter notes she thinks another company has bought the molds to continue production.)

Personally, I appreciate the kitsch value of pink flamingos. If I had a '50s-style backyard set up, I'd totally try to bum my grandma's flamingo from her. (Although then her statue of Mary sure would be lonely.)

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