OUR STORY—SAINT CLARE’S CORNER CHRISTIAN SHOP May 11, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Some time back Donna started offering a line of Christian jewelry and accessories. They went very well. People started asking for more Christian items and so Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop came into being. It has continued to grow and now is the largest selection of rosaries in Western North Carolina with at times as many as 90 to choose from. There are brightly colored rosaries for the tiny tots, wood bead or stone bead rosaries for the men, and beautiful shiney bead ones for the ladies. It is not just rosaries though. Saint Clare’s Corner has greeting cards, holy cards, statues, tee shirts, jewelry, dog and cat tags, holy water fonts, first holy communion items, baby crib medals, angels big and small, music boxes and oh my so much more. Through out the year Saint Clare’s Corner offers special items for first holy communion and confirmation. There are wonderful crosses that come in a silk lined gift box with a certificate you can fill in with the information about your special event. These crosses are special for graduation, new baby, confirmation, wedding and there is even one for a house warming. The laminated holy cards are always a popular item as is the little saint medals. People love sifting through the tray of medals until they find their favorite saint. Summer brings with it gardens and Saint Clare’s Corner offers several outdoor statues and yes, of course, we have Saint Francis the patron saint of animals, and by popular thought, of gardens. Just in are crosses by well known southern artist Jim Shore. These works of art will become collectors items for sure. Don’t see what you want? Ask us because Saint Clare’s Corner just like the Pink Flamingo does special orders. And last but not least is the Saint Joseph home sale kits for anyone wanting a little help selling their home. Tell all of your friends because it does work, really, everyone says so too.
OUR STORY CONTINUES April 28, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
One of the most fun parts of the Pink Flamingo Boutique is finding exciting new fashions, accessories and even home items. From the start the idea of the shop was to offer all new one of a kind fashions because this is a small community and the same gals go to the same parties—–they Do Not want to show up in the Same outfit. The Pink Flamingo became known for beautiful gowns for prom, weddings or any special event. Our gowns have appeared on stages and at events all over the world including the White House. And what is a formal gown without drop dead glittery earrings and a matching necklace? The Pink Flamingo Boutique became known for a “sea of costume jewelry” as one gal called it. If it is shinny we love it!
Frequent shopping trips to New York were as exciting as they were work. We would spend as many as five days in the garment district. What a unique place that is too. Sometimes there is just too much to see at one time but oh the wonderful things you do get to see, smell, touch and taste. The food is abundant and from all over the world! John and I had one memorable evening at Planet Hollywood on Time Square when we were up there one November and it was our wedding anniversary. The wonderful waitress found this out and treated us to free drinks from the bar. Since we were walking we decided to take her up on it and I first tried an apple martini. Not bad but not good. I also tried a chocolate martini and now that was good. John always enjoyed going down the list of beers at a restaurant we frequented and trying each one. Some were interesting to say the least but he enjoyed himself. We formed close friendships with our suppliers in New York and they really took care of us and still do. I will never forget when we were up there shortly after John had major shoulder surgery. He was doing the best he could however he started to fell faint and I told our supplier I would take him back to the hotel and I would return early afternoon. The man said “Bring him back too and we will put him on the couch in my office. I am a real good baby sitter.”
While on our shopping trips we have visited Ground Zero. Boy that was only several months after the towers had come down and that was very sobering. What struck me was everywhere in the city you hear noise such as car horns—-not down there, not then. One time someone set off a bomb in Time Square which is only seven blocks north of where we were staying. We have been to the top of the Empire State building, attended Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, shopped in Macy’s as well as Lord and Taylor and FAO Schwarz where John bought me a stuffed flamingo, we have taken the subway down to Little Italy and then rode it back up to Time Square. We went to Build A Bear and John bought me a—–wait for it—-a flamingo. Instead of build-a-bear would that be fill-a-flamingo? Just asking.
OUR STORY CONTINUES April 7, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
The Pink Flamingo was nicknamed a “fun place to shop for exciting New York ladies fashions” and so it became. Working with the designers and manufacturers in New York’s garment district Doris then Donna and John brought to Brevard the latest new styles and fun fashion accessories. Traveling to New York every few months keeps the selection fresh and ahead of everyone else in the area. A big banner announcing a shopping trip was under way is displayed in the front window of the shop. There is also a very special sale at these times called “While the cats way the mice will play and have a sale.” Play they have! They even had a popcorn machine going at one time.
Alas a few years after the start of the Pink Flamingo Doris’s son became ill. Without insurance he struggled to pay for his cancer treatments and medicines so Doris sold first her shop up the mountain and then the Pink Flamingo in February of 2002. New owners John and Donna Kaup stepped right in and executed a seamless change of management while their shoppers continued to experience fine new fashions and accessories. At that time three great gals who had worked for Doris stayed on to help Donna learn the customers and run the shop. Since then one dear lady has passed away, one has moved to Florida, imagine that, and one has retired.
In the years since getting the shop John and Donna have done many very successful fashion shows such as the yearly Breast Cancer fundraiser. First held in 2001 the Pink Flamingo and the, then known as, TCH Hospital Foundation asked area women who had had breast cancer to be models. It was always the most fun! Over the years that the successful fashion show brought in thousands of dollars in donations. The money was used for mammogram screenings for local women. To celebrate the shop’s 10th anniversary a “Pink Party” was held over a period of several days. A percentage of all purchases also went to the TCH Foundation fund. At one point the Pink Flamingo sold special cookies and part of those sales also went to the fund. We always want to support our friends in the Transylvania County area who have been touched by breast cancer. We love each of you and always enjoyed working with you no matter how crazy we were and girls you know who you are.
There have been so many fun fashion shows through the years. Each group that we did fashions shows for invited ladies from that group to be the models. We did shows for Sacred Heart Ladies Guild, the Elks club, Hendersonville Country Club, High Vista Country Club, College Walk, the Brevard Chamber of Commerce, Glade Creek Baptist Church, the Agudas Israel Congregation Sisterhood, Delta Kappa Gamma, NC BEMO, the Silver Belles Red Hat Club, First Baptist in Brevard, and the VFW just to name a very few. The greatest distance we have gone to have a fashion show was down to North Greenville University. We met some really great people doing these shows and sure look forward to doing more of them. Sometimes “fashion shows” were also seen in the idea of an Easter hat parade. We invited ladies to wear their best hat and then the whole group paraded around downtown Brevard. We all ended up at the gazebo where our friend Dottie Vaniman delighted us with her beautiful harp. Other times it was just too much fun not to walk down the sidewalk in a full length faux fur coat and matching hat.
We Invite You To Come Celebrate With Us March 24, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
We are celebrating 20 years in beautiful downtown Brevard. Stop in and see all of the new exciting items for Spring.
SAINT JOSEPH March 17, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
The feast of Saint Joseph is coming up on March 19th. We invite you all to come see our latest collection of statues featuring Saint Joseph. These statues range in size from 8 inches to 12 inches. We look forward to seeing you.
OUR STORY March 16, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
“A lady’s dress shop called the Pink Flamingo? Are you from Florida?”
Well no I am not from Florida however the lady who started the Pink Flamingo Boutique was indeed from Florida and she loved pink flamingos so that is where the name came from so many years ago. This year the Pink Flamingo Boutique celebrates 20 years of business on Main Street in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. Indeed the Pink Flamingo Boutique has offered upscale, new, one-of-a-kind items since 1995.
It all began when the lady who owns the building we have been in all these years approached Doris, who owned Hogback Fashions, and asked her to duplicate the very successful dress shop that was located up the mountain in Sapphire, NC. This was at a time when the downtown Brevard area was starting to really revitalize itself. Several new businesses started at this time and are all still going strong.
The interior of the building was already divided into little nooks from when it was used as a real estate office. The walls of one nook were painted dark pink and that was named “Vanna’s Closet”. Other walls were painted with fun tropical murals depicting palm trees and sandy beaches. A flock of eight flamingos dance their way along one wall. Towards the front of the shop one mural even continued “through” the window and onto the outside wall. The walls in the restroom were treated to a bold printed wall paper showing larger than life palm leaves. The cabinets were painted black and trimmed in gold. With the walls finished teal colored carpet was put down. Store furniture was painted gold and mirrors were attached to several surfaces. All that was left was to fill the shop with new, fun and interesting items for all of our friends to enjoy.
20th Anniversary March 2, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Since this year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary we will be doing a multi-part series on the history of the Pink Flamingo Boutique and Saint Clare’s Corner. Believe me there will be some fun stories to tell. We invite you all to share your stories with us too. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put PFB STORY in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Come Celebrate With Us March 1, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
We are celebrating our 20th anniversary!!! We invite all of you to stop by and see us. Keep track of the activities here as coming up soon we will kick off with a wine and cheese party!
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Snow Sale February 27, 2015Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Downtown Brevard has had some snow to deal with these last two weeks. A couple of days there was little or no one out on the sidewalks. As the roads are cleared it becomes easier to get out and shop soooooo we are having a Snow Sale!!! Come see us Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm. It might be a good idea to call first to see if we have safely made it into town. 828-883-4515
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You’ll flip for our new line of exotic embroidered tunics September 16, 2014Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Our 100% cotton tunics are embroidered with 100% silk.
Silk worms feast on a strict diet of mulberry leaves, providing you by way of their silk the foundation for the spectacular colors that accent your own natural beauty.
Come in for a fun shopping experience and see our complete line of these ultra-comfortable tunics!
We invite you to our wine and cheese party August 20, 2014Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Enter your 360 shopping experience! July 29, 2014Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in Saint Clare's Corner, The Pink Flamingo.
You are invited to come see why The Pink Flamingo Boutique is known as a “fun place to shop”. This boutique has offered new one of a kind items since 1995. Our friendly and fashion aware staff will help you put together an entire outfit or accessorize an existing one. This is the place to go first for casual-to-black tie. We specialize in accessories and have a large selection of jewelry offering earrings, including clip on, sassy watches, fun rings, tiaras, and more.
After shopping with us all your other clothes will be jealous.
here on Main Street in Brevard, NC
is ever the site of the prestigious
Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop
Scroll down to see the previous posts which our blog-master (GDB) has put up of for the length of the existence of Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop at the instigation of Mrs Donna Kaup, owner of The Pink Flamingo Boutique. Our one and only blog-master over this entire period is continuing to help us as we move forward in beginning to create updated posts of our updated inventory for Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop as we begin 2014. All pictures and content are the property of Mrs. Donna Kaup. We are excited to be able to serve your needs with our offerings! You are most welcome to come in to our friendly shop!
UPDATE: Here are some pics of Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop
Above you see Holy Water fonts, rosaries, medals, necklaces with medals and crucifixes and also rosary bracelets, not to mention some rosary holders.
Above you see “Jesus Heals” band-aids, Holy Cards, religiously themed key-chains and purses and music-boxes and even pet-medals. Should we mention “God Bless You” tissues?
Finally, here you see a rack of inspirational cards which were locally created. These are favorites. Next to that you see the Mystic Monk Coffee mentioned above. The little sampler-packs are used by our clientele to decide which flavor they would always like to have on order. Just today, a lady chose Midnight Vigils and Royal Rum Pecan flavors to decide which one she wants. I bet she chooses both and more!
got habits? get them at the one and only Saint Clare’s Corner @ The Pink Flamingo Boutique June 2, 2014Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in Saint Clare's Corner.
Saint Clare’s Corner Store Front Catching Your Eye January 16, 2014Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in Saint Clare's Corner, The Pink Flamingo.
Here’s the lower left corner of the shop window for The Pink Flamingo Boutique, featuring items from Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop.
We are right across the street from the County Court House, which you can see in the reflection of the window. We love the patriotism of the U.S.A., P.O.W.-M.I.A., and State flags. Right next to those flags, if you look hard, you will be able to see one of the many mannequins of The Pink Flamingo Boutique.
Since the beginning, our blog-master has always insisted on Saint Clare’s Corner carrying Mystic Monk Coffee, one the many items you will enjoy perusing in this Christian apostolate. The coffee, for instance, helps to support the building of a new monastery for Carmelite Monks!
Super Shoe Sale July 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
We have our Maggiez shoes, straps and buttons all on sale. If you are tired of flip flops that just do not hold up try Maggiez. They are light weight yet sturdy and the perfect shoe for travel since the reversable straps take up a sliver of your luggage space.
Introducing new Lotion Candles July 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Mountain Home Soy Lotion Candles are both a candle and a wonderful all natural body lotion. Each candle will last from 60 to 80 hours and can be used for body moisturizing, massage, or just to create ambiance and atmosphere around your home. Just light, burn, blow out, and pour. The warm lotion is a unique, safe, relaxing gift to your skin each time you use it.
Coobies!!! Colorful and… Oh! So Comfortable! July 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Who doesn’t enjoy style AND comfort? If you have not already done it come experience the comfort of a Coobie. What is a Coobie you ask—-a Coobie is something you will try on and fall in love with instantly. And they come in many beautiful colors with lace or without lace.
Fresh in from New York July 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Spring fashions this year are fresh and fun with great patterns in exciting colors. Light weight, lacy and flowing our new spring outfits are perfect for every where from the beach to that special event or wedding. Something new in sun dresses is the balloon skirt however ours have a fun twist to them as you can untie the balloons if you wish. Or maybe only tie up a section of the skirt and let the rest fall out longer. Top a simple shell or tank, with a built in comfortable shelf bra, with a sassy mesh top or vest then pair with a cool cotton skirt. Or combine a tunic top with leggins and a cute kitten heel shoe from Switch Flops. All Switch Flops and tops are now on sale.
QUICK CHANGE COLOR June 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
You can be a quick change artist with Magnabilities. Select a pendent then several magnetic inserts to change with your outfits. The perfect necklace to travel with as the inserts take up the smallest amount of room in your luggage or overnight bag.
ALL NEW SUN DRESSES June 26, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Just in from New York, a great selection of cool and stylish sun dresses! Oh so comfortable wash and wear dresses feature the fashionable “bubble bottom” where you can tie up the skirt to form bubbles or untie it for a longer look.
Or try tiring up just the front and leave the back down long. We also have the popular mesh cover ups to go over your sun dress or whatever you want to pair them with.
NEW FOR SPRING February 22, 2013Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Spring and Easter are right around the corner and we have wonderful new fashions in. Come see the new dresses from casual to formal. We are dressing Mothers and Grandmothers in bridal parties now too.
Don’t need a new outfit—–jazz up what you have with fun jewelry or maybe a scarf. We have warm hats and sexy leather gloves. Pop on a pair of rhinestone decorated sunglasses and you are ready to go.
Don’t forget we have very popular and oh so comfortable Coobies. Come experience the comfort of a Coobie.
In Saint Clare’s Corner we have the best selection of rosaries, medals, and jewelry. We have expanded our greeting card line. And the latest addition is Mystic Monk coffees and tea blends. Come see the hand carved Italian stations of the cross. Parents and Grandparents let us know what you need for first communions and confirmations. We specialize in saint medals.
Last minute Christmas ideas at a big savings December 12, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
What would be Christmas without a Santa Flamingo? Shop with the Pink Flamingo Boutique and get all of those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers at a great savings. Guys we will also happily help you find just the right item for the woman in your life and then we will wrap it all up for you.
Holiday Decorations November 20, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
NEW CARDS November 1, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in Saint Clare's Corner, The Pink Flamingo.
We have a wonderful selection of cards for all occasions. Some of the Christmas cards are also available now. There is still time to special order cards for Christmas so when you find the card you want let us know how many you need.
Advent will soon be here so come in and see our selection of wreaths.
Start thinking of Christmas. We have the Saint Anthony, patron saint of lost objects, golf balls. There is a large selection of beautiful rosaries and chaplets as well as jewelry and the very popular soaps from the Soap Sisters. Gift baskets are all made up and ready for you to give as that perfect thoughtful gift you are looking for.
Great new coats October 22, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
As the weather turns cooler we start thinking about coats and sweaters. We have some super new reversible water repellent all season coats. And they are washable!
If you are a scarf lover we have a wonderful selection for you. Everything from sheer lightweight scarves to warm reversible Pashminas in a wide range of colors.
A new bunch of the very popular Fuzzy Footies has arrived. New colors!!!!
Everything is in bloom May 20, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
With so much beauty around you think of fresh summer outfits. Sundresses, capris, fun and colorful tops. Flip flops in exciting colors. Cool sunglasses. Come see all the new outfits and assessories we have for you!
WE STILL HAVE MAGGIEZ SHOES May 14, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
We still have a great selection of Maggiez shoes, tops and buttons. When they are gone they will be gone forever so hurry in for the best selection.
WE JUST GOT BACK FROM NEW YORK! February 24, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Yes we just got back from New York and we have exciting new fashions arriving daily!
Everything from capri pants to sun dresses and cover ups.
Dressy tops and jackets. Beach bags. Fun scarves.
For your upcoming weddings we have a wonderful selection of gorgeous gowns and dresses that are perfect for mothers and grandmothers.
If you need something for First Communion or Confirmation we have wonderful cards, certificates, rosaries for both boys and girls, crosses and a new selection of saints medals. Something else new is a group of Italian crucifixes ready to be put on the necklace of your chose. Many items come already gift boxed.
Let us know if there is a special item you are looking for.
We look forward to seeing you.
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The Pink Flamingo and a wonderful Bridal Fair January 26, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in The Pink Flamingo.
Here are some of the wonderful gowns that were featured, gowns that are perfect for mothers and grandmothers in your bridal party!
The Pink Flamingo welcomes Saint Clare’s Corner Christian Shop January 19, 2012Posted by Mrs Donna Kaup in Saint Clare's Corner, The Pink Flamingo.
- We offer over 50 rosaries for boys, girls, men and women for all occasions from weddings to the beautiful Pope Benedict rosary.
- You will find greeting cards for many occasions including baptisms, conformations, weddings, even ordinations.
- There are also beautiful holy cards and saints medals plus some very popular saints medals hand painted in New Orleans, La.
- The ever expanding selection offers gorgeous certificates, bibles, night lights, key chains and so much more.
- We will also have wonderful items for holidays throughout the year.
For fifteen years the Pink Flamingo Boutique, located at 24 East Main Street in Brevard, has been known for their exciting, new, one of a kind items from casual to black tie.
The large selection of jewelry and accessories always contains plenty of shiny rhinestones to choose from, and now with the addition of Saint Clare’s Corner, there are more beautiful pieces available such as necklaces in sterling and gold as well as several styles of bracelets.
Shop owner Donna Kaup, being Catholic, is very capable of helping you find just the right item.
Here are just a few examples of the wide selection of items:
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