Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unusual Pink Decorations

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her and look at all the pink inspiration in blogging land!

This week I want to show you the flamingo tree at Merrehope- Meridian's only antebellum home. Merrehope is a project of the Meridian Restoration Foundation which is supported by several groups that are part of the Federated Women's Clubs.

During Christmas this home and a Victorian home on the same property are decorated for the Trees of Christmas tour which last from the week of Thanksgiving though the first of the year. This project is our biggest fund raising activity. The two homes feature 40 displays including trees and mantels this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Trees of Christmas. This flamingo tree is in the main living room of Merrehope.

Here's the mantel....A little bear wearing flamingo sunglasses......
And a tablescape set with flamingo dishes!

I am a member of one of the women's clubs, but did not help decorate the tree our club did since I have not been able to go to the meetings. I did help decorate two others-one for Alpha Delta Kappa, my teacher sorority, and one for the MSU Riley Center, where I often volunteer! I'll show those trees in a later post.

Thanks for stopping by!
Diane

41 comments:

Bo said...

Haha Diane...NOW I have seen EVERYTHING! Such a great fundraiser too. ;-) Bo

Mary said...

That's an unusual theme for Christmas - bet there will be many comments and smiles!
I tend to be more traditional but have graviated towards neutrals - my only red and green being the pine garlands and holly berries!

Have a great weekend Diane.

Lorrie said...

This is a fun theme-I bet people love it. I'd love to hear all the comments too!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Diane, That's too funny!!!

Smilingsal said...

lol I belong to a church name Flamingo Road Church, named so because it's located on Flamingo Road, a major road here in South Florida. Thanks for the chuckle.

Sandy Toes said...

what fun flamingos! Great if you live in Florida..or want to live in Florida!
-sandy toes

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Diane! They are speaking to the flamingo in me. What a hoot!

Meridian is such a nice town! And it's nice to see someone outside of us here in Florida have an appreciation of the finer birds in life like flamingoes! ;-)

This was so cute!

XO,

Sheila

Elizabeth said...

How great that you have these wonderful homes to visit. I love the flamingo motif, I used to have a huge collection!

Sondra Behne' said...

Now that what I call a lot of flamingos. You got to love them, they are so funny looking with their long skinny legs...and of course love the pink.

See ya agin soon.
Sondra

splummer said...

Hi!
Interesting! But I like them!! Take Care!!

Sherrie

ann said...

ME TOO BO,THIS TAKES THE CAKE.I LIKE THE FLAMINGO GLASSES.HA...ANN

Darlene said...

What fun, whimsical decorations using the flamingos! Have a great Saturday!

Joy said...

What fun they must have had decorating all that up!

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane what a fun Christmas tree that was..Hope you show more of the house..would love to see it..Happy Pink Saturday to you girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

g said...

How fun, a flamingo Christmas! perfect for Florida!

Have a great Pink Saturday.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Diane...that tree is a hoot...love the clock behind it, also! Great Pink Sat. Post! Susan

Sherry Goodloe said...

happy pink saturday diane! what is it about pink flamingos anyway? love em!

Riet said...

That is too funny.Makes me think of Florida where we loved to go .Happy pink Saturday

Melissa Wertz said...

Diane, that is a FL Christmas if I ever did see one! Happy Pink Saturday.

bj said...

wow...this is pretty amazing.
Pink Flamingos never looked so good...
love, bj

kari and kijsa said...

Love these flamingos! Happy Pink Saturday! Hope you had the most blessed Thanksgiving!! thank you so much for your sweet words!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute Pink Saturday Post, Diane!

I'm slowly coming out of Thanksgiving mode. Hope to be around blogland in a day or two. Fun here with the kiddos at the lake.

Pat

She'sSewPretty said...

I never would have thought pink flamingos and Christmas would go together but what a fun Christmas tree!
Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

What a great Christmas tree. I've never seen anything decorated with flamingos like this.:). But I love little bear in his glasses..he's so sweet. Happy Pink Saturday..

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I did a small flamingo tree for the screened porch a few years back; it was the bomb!
I'd love to tour Merrehope, I'll bet it's amazing.

Alex said...

Hi Diane...Happy Pink Saturday. The flamingo tree is cool...and so are the glasses! :)

Madam Zelda E said...

How cute. My friend LOVES flamingos. She sent me to your blog site.(Nola @ Alamo North)Love youe site and those are the cutiest kids!!!

KatCollects said...

What a fun tree and a fun post. I hope you are having a great day.
Kathy

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

The flamingo decorations are so fun, and great that it is to support a worthy cause.

nikkicrumpet said...

Well at least a flamingo Christmas is gonna be different...you won't see that in every house! Have a great Saturday night.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane! I haven't hung a single decoration anywhere; I can't imagine 40 trees!!!lol Pink Flamingos - I was born in the same town they were!!lol Believe me plastics stink literally!!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely Jeannette

suesueb said...

love the flamingos! my grand daughters room is decorated with them!! happy pink saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

What a unique Christmas theme, but it works! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

MARIA said...

Hi Diane!
Beautiful and lovely!

Have a blessing Sunday!

justabeachkat said...

Gosh, I haven't been by in awhile so I've had fun, fun, fun tonight "catching up" with you.

I'm busy decorating for Christmas.

Hugs!
Kat

Dawn said...

I never would have thought of flamingos and Christmas together like that! I do like the glasses though. They look fun!

take care,
Dawn

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Diane; I just love the Pink Flamingos. How cute they all are, the tree is very pretty. I adore the bear with the sunglasses how cute he is.. Happy Pink Saturday

Hugs;
Alaura

Ellen said...

How fun are these??? They are s sign of warmth and sunshine.:)EllenL

jeanne said...

Diane, I am commenting late today too. I think the Christmas tree and mantel are so much fun with the flamingos. The dishes are a hoot. I would love to see all those trees. How fun! For a minute I thought the decorations were yours. (Smiling) and had to go back and read your text again. I need to go to bed.

The pink Christmas tree dishes are lovely and I found four on Ebay and bought them. It is a start. I have not seen them before. I found the ones I posted on Google.

Hugs...Jeanne

Stephanie said...

I love the unusual! How fun!!

Connor is precious!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Nancy said...

Diane, that bear with those glasses on..."takes the cake"! LOL Nancy