Our Story


On a whim, Michael and I rented a booth space inside a local up-scale flea market. We thought we would test the waters in order to see if we would really enjoy the adventure. We got hooked, fast!

Many months later, we set out to an estate sale to grab one item we saw advertised – Captain Jack, a vintage ceramic peg-leg ship captain. Upon walking into the store, Captain Jack was at the door welcoming us. The next thing we knew we had purchased the contents of the estate sale and leased the space. Our voyage has begun…

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.


What our customers say about us

    review rating 5  I absolutely love this place! There are so many unique treasures to be found, and they are changing Inventory all the time so there’s always something new to discover. The one of a kind front door wreath I got there is one of my favorite treasures. It was made by a local artist. I smile every time I come home. I have also found many cool and unique gifts for friends and family. The owners are amazing. You can tell they really love what they do and care about their customers. This is more than just a store to them. It’s a place where they can reach out and connect to the community around them. I moved to Sarasota so I don’t get to visit as often as I’d like, but it’s definitely worth the drive when I’m on the search for something special.

    thumb Shana Hamel

    review rating 5  What a great place! The Blue Flamingo is the only gift shop around that has something suitable for everyone on my list. Great customer service, great pricing, great selection and great quality! I highly recommend the Blue Flamingo!

    thumb James Carver