About Us


Your local gift shop to find all things fun, quirky, beachy, thrift, and vintage.

The Blue Flamingo was born out of a desire to sail our own course and to share our passion for unique, quirky and one-of-a-kind items. Inside our shop you will find up-cycled and repurposed goods, renewed furniture, décor, jewelry, and many other unique items from several local artisans.

We opened the shop in September of 2018.  We quickly realized that we needed more space, so we purchased the shop building and the auto mechanic shop behind it.  In doing so, we were able to enclose the area between the two and make it one cohesive shopping space. Most people are surprised when they walk in the shop how large it is, but they are even more surprised when they walk through the garden area and into the shop in the back.


Find gifts for any occasion.
  • Coastal Decor
  • Local Artisans
  • Repurposed furniture
  • Outdoor/Garden
  • Art
  • Dixie Bell Paint
  • Home Decor
  • Bath and Body
  • Jewelry

In the shop we carry a few of the following lines:


Oxford Candle Company

Great scented soy candles in a hand-thrown pottery bowl that is food, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.


Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paints

Paints for furniture, glass, fabric, and more that require almost no prep.
It comes in 64 different colors, stains, prep coats, and finish coats in a bunch of different varieties.


30 Fathom Mats

Hand-Made locally in Matlacha out of reclaimed and new commercial fishing lines. Their name tells you exactly how much rope they use to complete each handwoven mat, approx. 180 feet.  Because they are made from fishing line, they are waterproof and can be easily hosed off for cleaning.


Florida Salt Scrubs

The original Florida Salt Scrubs – Key West, Florida inspired Salt Scrub! Experience Florida hand and body scrub for yourself today. Made from the finest natural ingredients which make this a Florida must-have. Whether you live here, have visited or want to visit, this is something that belongs in your bathroom. This small-batch, handcrafted sea salt hand and body scrub will gently exfoliate your skin and have it feeling silky smooth, rejuvenated, and leaving it with an absolutely wonderful scent. Perfect for: gifts, weddings, events, and more. Locals here in Florida will often buy several of the 2.9 oz jars for out of town visitors staying with them. Talking about a wonderful and thoughtful way to welcome out of town guests! A perfect real Florida lifestyle lover gift!

Sea Salt, Coconut Oil, and essential oil


Made with Coconut Oil / Made with Love in Florida / Never Tested on Animals

Wine Oh by Roxi

Bringing new life to old jewelry boxes

Amazing Cork artwork including Key chains, jewelry, and wreaths

Art from cork, bottle caps, and pull tabs.  On foam core, so it weighs very little.


Freckled Beachcomber

Donna makes custom designed and painted folding tables.

She also makes Map serving trays and Painted and Scrabble Tile Signs


Think Outside

Amazing beverage coolers handmade from recycled oil drums

Our beverage coolers continue to surprise and delight customers all year round due to their charm and versatility for use at any indoor or outdoor occasion. Artisans loving handcraft each piece individually from recycled and sustainable materials. Colors and shades may vary from the images displayed online. You can, therefore, be confident that you are investing in an eco-friendly and unique work of art.

These popular beverage coolers are amazing! Fully insulated, they will keep your drinks cooler for longer. When you are not entertaining, many of our customers tell us they like to use it as a toy chest or for general storage, making this the ultimate in multi-purpose, functional art!


What our customers say about us

    5 star review  Very cool. Lots of great beach and Florida decor and gifts.

    thumb Brian Kinn

    5 star review  Went to this awesome shop with my girlfriend on a day out of shopping and browsing for our girls day out . What a find this store is ! Owner Andrew was fabulous and helpful and great to chat with . Lots of great items inside & outside with tons to choose from local artists and one of a kind fun things to see & buy . This is will on our list of regular places to stop in to see what great new items have arrived and say hello to Andrew . I would give them more stars if I could . My new favorite store !!

    thumb Liz Fisichella