“Welcome to Florida – here’s your flamingo.” It’s not quite that crazy in the Sunshine State, but flamingos – especially the lawn ornament variety – almost seem like the official state bird. (It’s not – that honor is reserved for the common mockingbird.)
The phenomenon of the plastic flamingo goes all the way back to its invention in the late 1950s, but director John Waters really kicked up our feathered fascination with the 1972 movie Pink Flamingos. Now, the plastic bird is firmly a part of Florida’s lawn kitsch.
If you’re looking to express your flamingo fandom, there are several far classier ways to show it. Here are five flamingo-themed accessories we think you should own.