June 17, 2012

Flamingo croquet...

Josie's birthday flamingos have found a new purpose!  Croquet!

We recently purchased this lovely vintage croquet set and it was missing a few wickets. 


 
No problem.  Our plastic flamingos have adjustable legs, just the right size for a few croquet balls.

 


I'm guessing the "official" rules of croquet don't include flamingos.

Did everyone have a happy Father’s Day?
We certainly did. 

    

18 comments:

Jodee said...

Too cute! Hope you had a great weekend!

Tammy's in Love said...

As I recall, there are flamingos involved in Disney's Alice in Wonderland movie croquet game!!!

Our lawn flamingo has also had an Easter basket over his neck, a bundle tied in a baby blanket tied to him (neighbor's baby) and patriotic garland strung on him... Versatile right!?

Tammy

NanaDiana said...

LOL- My gosh-that is hysterical. We used to have a "thing" about flamingos in our family and were always "planting them" on each other's lawns to see how long it would be before they noticed they were there!;>)

We got our croquet set out today but didn't play...darn it- and I so love croquet-xo Diana

vivian said...

just like in alice in wonderland! what fun. I want to play too! I have a crochet set somewhere, weve never used it. maybe Torry pie would like to try it out this summer.
have a great day kim!
xoxo

Lynn said...

I love that and it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland when they use the flamingos to hit the balls!! I would love to be a guest at your home, your family always looks like that are having a wonderful time!
Hugs,
Lynn

My Vintage Mending said...

Use what you have on hand...very crafty. I would guess you had no problems asking Josie to play. We have played crochet for years. Very competitive household! Smiles...Renee

Heather said...

How very cute!

craftyles said...

I love it. Use what you have. They should invent flamingo croquet-so much cuter than regular wickets!

vintage grey said...

How fun! The flamingos work perfectly! Wishing you a beautiful Monday! xo Heather

Cheryl G. said...

Lots of fun!
I think there might be an addendum to the rule books!

DearHelenHartman said...

OMC (OH MY CROQUETTE) I totally want to play flamingo croquette.

Janet said...

What a really fun idea!
Blessings,
Janet

Nellie said...

I love to play croquet! Flamingo wickets would add to the appeal!

Donna said...

How fun, Kim! Now that's ingenuity!

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL!!! Fun solutions to the missing wickets problem.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I immediately thought of the scene from Alice in Wonderland! very cute - I wish we had a large lawn to play croquet. It's such a fun activity.

Pam said...

You are using the croquet set!!!! I am so jealous. Great idea to get double duty out of the pink girls.

Life in Rehab said...

I'm pretty sure flamingos are a MUST in Wonderland croquet!