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Saturday, August 04, 2007

birds of a feather

flock

on my summer "done" list, i included the initiation of a friday happy hour / playdate group. so good. as our neighbourhood changes and new families move in the sense of community continues to grow. i am not the "creator" of the concept we are following. it began between a couple of neighbours, then combined with an idea another neighbour and i had been discussing. our concept was based on one i heard about happening in an eichler neighbourhood in orange county. the concept is that a flamingo on the front lawn indicates drinks being served. so as said neighbour and i kicked back our raspberry lemon drop we logged onto ebay and scored 8 sets of plastic flamingoes in a rainbow of colour combinations. (perfect for our colourful neighbourhood!) they are from the original don featherstone moulds created in 1957 (just 2 years after our homes had been constructed)- important to the mcm enthusiasts amongst us. the birds were distributed last night. as kids played. mango-tangoes were consumed. and good conversation and company made for a lovely evening.

happy weekend!

10 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

What an incredibly fun idea.

robiewankenobie said...

are there any houses for sale in that there neighborhood of yours? i'm moving in!

leslie said...

yet another cool idea! my father in law is obsessed with pink flamingoes (they are a joke in our family, his presents always have a pink flamingo theme) but i think this sounds like something i would enjoy! thanks again for more mcm ideas!

molly said...

it sounds perfect. what a fantastic idea.

petite gourmand said...

okay I'm so wanting to move to your neighbourhood.
that is so fun!

Zoe said...

Brilliant idea and those flamingoes are fantastic!

Felicia said...

What a terrific idea for builing community spirit.

Amy said...

This idea is brilliant. Brilliant. I'm so starting this in my neighborhood, lame neighbors and all.

honeybunch said...

amazing! so fun.

Tracy said...

thanks! pls let me know if you give it a go! xo