Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. The Flamingos Nest opens its doors for business. With the focus on artist and artisan works of art, furniture and decorative accessories, Bob and I delivered a van full of painted furniture to the store that will be for sale exclusively through The Flamingos Nest.
Darrell and Nicki Hoke have created a tropical paradise in Osprey, Florida. Their wit and ingenuity will delight your senses when you walk into the 10,500 square foot store. A custom-made boardwalk and beach area leads you into the store past the little beach car, flamingos and an alligator spitting water into a pool to the left. Lights made from sand buckets hang over the bamboo checkout counter at the back. Delightful touches that inspire.
On the floor you will find quality new furnishings by Tommy Bahama, Seawinds, Broyhill, Lexington and many, many more mixed with on-of -a-kind creations by hand-picked artists and artisans from Florida and neighboring states. If you see it and love it you had better buy it right then as you may never see it again.
Their sister store, Pelican Cottage, is just down the street. The focus there is on new and used furniture and high quality consignment items. Spend a day cruising these tropical retreats and then do lunch at one of the nearby restaurants to end the day. Check out their websites at http://www.theflamingosnest.com and http://www.pelicancottage.net and see what they are all about.