28 May 2019

A sign in my local post shop reminded me the other day that it’s the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac. But, when I go shopping and looking on-line I could swear it was the year of the flamingo.



Those beautiful birds are just popping up on all sorts of product at present. My neighbour has one as garden art, I have one as a watering can and as a print on a powder-blue nighty, and at Westgate Lifestyle they’re imprinted on all manner of things … on cushions, on canvas, on beach towels, beach bags and so on.

I actually found a whole host of critters while shopping this week. If flamingos don’t get your feathers flapping then how about monkeys or toucan (on cushions), frog (on a headlamp), woodland animals (on a duvet or sheets), or a zoo full of animals (in a sticker book). Sometimes such things make a perfect gift for our little people, or a pressie for a difficult-to-buy-for adult. The antelope head bookends may well be an option for he/she who has everything, and check out those cute doorstop options (owl, hedgehog, sheep…).

It’s a great time to shop, with plenty of sales to entice – the flamingo beach bag, for example, is only $9.99 at Briscoes and the doorstops are now half price at $12.40 at Bed Bath & Beyond. The price of the pink flamingo artwork from The Importer is also significantly reduced as are the antelope bookends from NOOD. Happy shopping.


1. Nautic Cub, flamingo round beach towel, 150cm, $25, from Briscoes |2. First sticker book, zoo, $12.99, from Briscoes |3. Kookie animal stickers, $4.99, from Warehouse Stationery |4. Pink flamingo artwork, $82.50 from The Importer |5. Branck toucan cushion, $24.95, from The Importer |6. Home chic door stops, $12.40, Bed Bath & Beyond |7. Flamingo beach bag, $9.99, from Briscoes |8. Junior Depot folktale junior sheet set, from $79.90 to $99.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |9. In the Woods single duvet cover set by Jiggle and Giggle, $129, from Harvey Norman |10. Companion Kids headlamp frog, $14.99, Rebel Sport |11. Antelope head gold bookends, $39.99 from NOOD |12. Monkey play cushion 30×50, $69.99, from NOOD.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.