Flamingo-Away Sculpture

This outdoor metal sculpture includes a gnome-be-gone duo ridding your garden of a kitschy flamingo.
created by

Fred Conlon

$125.00

Fred Conlon created by

Fred Conlon

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Flamingos: Here's Your Pink Slip

Take care of that pesky flamingo problem plaguing your yard with the help of these helpful and humorous critters. A totally twisted (in a good way) garden sculpture that will have all the neighbors laughing (and hiding their flamingos, of course!). Handmade from both new and recycled parts by Utah artist Fred Conlon.

Set includes two Flamingo-aways and a plastic pink flamingo in two pieces.Will develop a rust patina outdoors.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

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Visit our blog for the inside scoop on Fred's background, plus a peek into a typical day in his shop.

US_UT

Made in Utah

Fred Conlon

created by

Fred Conlon

location

Utah

“I create stuff that brings a smile to people's faces...and I think good art should make you smile.”

What would metalsmith Fred Conlon be if he weren't an artist? "I can't imagine doing anything else," he says. Raised in Colorado, Fred now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes witty garden sculptures out of reclaimed metal.

Visit our blog for the inside scoop on Fred's background, plus a peek into a typical day in his shop.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
plastic, recycled steel
Measurements
24.5" L x 8" W x 17" H
Item ID
16750

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsFlamingo-Away Sculpture
 
4.6

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (60)
  • Unique (47)
  • Durable (41)
  • Bright (28)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (57)
  • Gifts (18)
  • Garden (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (42), Budget shopper (12), Practical (8), Stylish (8), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20), No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Disappointed, but still love it

Bought this for a Christmas gift for my best friend. I know these are hand made so I didn't expect it to be exactly like the picture but I expected to be able to...Read complete review

Bought this for a Christmas gift for my best friend. I know these are hand made so I didn't expect it to be exactly like the picture but I expected to be able to put them together. the holes were drilled in a very wide part of the head portion and the bolt in the hand is too short to go through both sides. I thought I could just use one side and tightened down the nut enough to hold it but the bolt is only threaded part way down. If this were for me I would put holes in the smaller part of the neck, and cut up the edges of the flamingo to look like the picture. But since I can't put it together I'm going to give it to my friend and give her the option of keeping it or me sending it back. I loved this in the catalog and I'm really disappointed. I wish someone had looked at these before they sold them to Uncommon Goods.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the idea, but mechanics mystify

I believe the artist is not doing quality checking on this one. Two different flamingo bodies have been sent for this gift for my mother-in-law. Both are different - different length of the neck...Read complete review

I believe the artist is not doing quality checking on this one. Two different flamingo bodies have been sent for this gift for my mother-in-law. Both are different - different length of the neck and different angle between the neck and the body - and neither are either (a) long enough to clear the head of the lead gremlin AND graze the ground as if the head were buried, and (b) angled enough to clear the head and get its feet in the position necessary to "rest" in the hands of the rear gremlin. I'm really disappointed and wish (a) the product actually came assembled in one piece (why can't the whole thing be assembled together?), and (b) they would AT LEAST include assembly instructions if they aren't actually going to assemble it. Thought I had the perfect gift, but....if I can't figure it out, there is NO WAY my mother-in-law will.

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4.0

Almost as pictured

By 

from Chicago

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

    The goblins are awesome and just as pictured, but the Flamkngo has a clean cut, so it's not quite as funny as the picture. It's still a great piece, but the image should be updated to reflect what we actually receive.

     
    5.0

    A whimsical feature for the home or garden

    By 

    from Elmira, Michigan

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Front of fireplace
      • Front Yard
      • Porch

      Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

      My sister has an older home with a stone and metal fireplace. She has these guys right in front and they match the metalwork of the fireplace.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Cute, but definitely not large.

      By 

      from Madison, MS

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard

        Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

        We live on the water, so these little guys are at the edge of my backyard in a flower garden. Because they are not really tall, I improvised and used rustic tin planters as risers (just turned the planters upside down).

         
        5.0

        Love It!

        By 

        from Parkville, MD

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

          Every time I look at it in my garden I smile. It also make me happy to hear a neighbor walking their dog laugh out loud when she saw it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The email notification said it would take 3 to 8 business days to arrive. Boy was I surprised when it arrived the next day!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great yard art

          By 

          from west allis wi

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Outdoors

            Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

            GREAT!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Hazleton, PA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Outdoors

              Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

              I was looking for something to add a bit of whimsy to my garden...these guys did it! Love them!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Super fast delivery!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Unique and Fun

              By 

              from Oregon, IL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Living Room
                • Outdoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

                This is the second time I purchased this for a gift and it has been well received both times. My friend is afraid to put it in her yard for fear someone will take it because it is so darn cute. The ends of the flamingo are not cut to make it appear as though it was ripped, so my husband used a pair of side cutters and that did the trick!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                so cute!

                By 

                from St. Paul, MN

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Outdoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

                I read the comments other buyers had written about this, they were accurate, so I wasn't surprised. The flamingo wasn't shredded, which I think would make this all the more funnier. The critters were a little rusty, but that added to their charm. I also drilled holes in the bottom to allow for drainage, and put a clear coat of spray paint on them, so it wouldn't rust any further, as these guys are going in my garden. I'm also going to put a hole in the flamingo pieces, so water will drain out of them as well. I saw these at Mall of America in MN for a lot more than these were on line. I was prepared to pay their price, until a friend found these on this website. They are so worth the money, and they make me smile every time I see them!

                Service and delivery comments:

                The package arrived intact. It was packed in a ton of cardboard pieces, I'm pretty sure they never moved around in the box. My cats bat the cardboard packing material around the house (bonus toy for them!!) It arrived within the timeline promised.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Wonderful Artistry! Super Funny!

                By 

                from Davenport, FL

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Hilarious
                • Unique

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

                Using in a landscaped area that we just bought for our RV. Everyone loves it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Amazing!!!!

                By 

                from Roseville, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Actual Item Different

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Flamingo-Away Sculpture:

                  My sister and her husband loved these crazy lil guys!! Wish the flamingo body did look the picture on line as the break was clean and on line more of a shredded look. Nonetheless, they now have these fun little guys in their back yard for all to see!! Nicely done!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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