Monday, April 18, 2011

April Showers

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Tis the season for rain showers. 
Umbrellas needed.


One day while browsing in GW, I found this large vase.  It was only $12 so of course, it came home with me.

It's about 2 feet tall and very heavy.  I decided to use it for an umbrella holder.  I'm working on my very small entry space and will show you in a week or two. 




Gathering inspiration.

  
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Do you have a special place for your umbrellas?

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34 comments:

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I have wanted a spot for my umbrellas for so long. Your pictures are inspiring me to look for something that can hold traditional black umbrellas and kid's sized Barbie umbrellas! Love the vase/umbrella holder you found- looking forward to seeing your entry space.

Heather said...

We rarely use umbrellas in southern California, so ours are stored in a cabinet most of the time. I must say, however, I am rather jealous of your new umbrella stand. I am also looking forward to seeing your new entry!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

We rarely need an umbrella, however your new vase will make a fabulous umbrella stand. Can't wait to see the entry. Hugs, marty

Brandi said...

Great Goodwill find! Beautiful inspirations photos. We have a small entry. I keep our umbrellas in a vase like yours, but in our coat closet. Can't wait to see your entry!

d e l i g h t said...

Lovely collection of photographs and inspiration. Can't wait to see what you do with the great GW find.
Linda

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is so great...I don't think there is anyone who wouldn't want an adorable umbrella holder. I might actually be inspired to finally get one. I have a few umbrellas that were gifts and I really should do something with them. One has pansies on it and was my mother-in-law's. Thanks for another great post. ~Ann

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

Oh my! I don't own an umbrella.I can't even remember the last time I used one. I have been however caught in the rain- unprepared.Now,I am inpsired and will be in search of one!Love the collection of ideas

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I'll say it again, you find the most incredible inspiration photos! You can pack a lot of drama in a small space. How sweet is that shopping buggy with the flowers inside? I like to see dressers used in an entry. They look great and are very practical! Can't wait to see what you do! XO

Cozy Little House said...

I'm loving your inspiration! Hey, I just posted about Pinterest. You should join if you haven't already. And you'll have someplace to organize all these inspiration photos you're gathering.
Brenda

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful pics! I've been searching for the perfect umbrella stand for my foyer. Great inspiration pics. Thanks for sharing.

Diann said...

Beautiful images! I have a large wicker urn shape basket that is used for umbrellas. Here in Michigan we get rain all the time. Except for last night. We got snow! Argghh!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

With all the wonderful inspiration you've gathered, you're sure to make your own little spot a charmer. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great inspiration photos and what a great GW find!! No special place for my umbrellas they usually stay in our cars. Martina

Sarah said...

Great find, B. There is something very welcoming about an umbrella stand. Guess it says, "Come in out of the rain." Ha! Not that we have seen any rain here in months.
Beautiful inspiration photos. Love the idea of the tulips in the umbrella on the door. ;-)
~ Sarah

Donnie said...

Loved your post. Our umbrella's always seem to be in the back of the car...lol...

From the Kitchen said...

Your post gave me a good laugh. You see, I love umbrella stands but I have no need of one. I leave an umbrella wherever I go. Therefore, I have none to put in a stand. It's truly amazing that I cannot hang onto an umbrella for more than a couple of rains.

Best,
Bonnie

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

lots of great inspiration there...I love that first umbrella...might have to use that idea for the white lace parasol I have in the guest room just sitting in the corner.

You also reminded me I have a coat rack I need to redo...

Thanx for sharing Kelsie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

It's raining here today which is pretty rare in Utah...love your inspirational photographs! (*_*)

rosarod said...

Hi Beatrice, that beautiful pictures, especially Easter. Where to put the umbrellas? I have no samples but this variety is amazing! so many beautiful and that comprastes for that price is a bargain, because it looks so pretty! Greetings, Rose Marie

robyn from whimages said...

I LOVE that first photo of the umbrella with the flowers....delightful~!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I couldn't agree more with this statement.
Lovely interiors...


~ Gabriela ~

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat vase...perfect for your umbrellas. Mine are usually in my car! lol! Great place for them, I know!

XO,
Jane

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Who knew storage for umbrellas could be so uber-awesome!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

That is going to be a terrific piece to hold your umbrellas! Love every photo, especially the one with the large mirror.

Ann-Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your big vase! I usually just throw on a hooded raincoat! lol But umbrellas can be great...if you have them handy! ♥

Pamela said...

I love love that umbrella on the door!!

I really like your vase and yes i too would use that for umbrellas.
The images are all so beautiful Tammy!!

Marianne said...

I am just loving that umbrella turned vase with the tulips and birds nest. THat would last all but 5 minutes on my front door. And you such a great find at good will. Can't wait to see you entryway!
Marianne :)

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour ~ That green umbrella on the door is just the sweetest spring decorating idea that I've come across. First thing in the AM, I'm off to the second hand store to find just the right one for my front door! Thanks for sharing ~ Au Revoir

Amy Kinser said...

I do have a place for umbrellas in my entryway. Your ideas are wonderful.

I also have to say that I have a beautiful vintage umbrella in my Etsy shop that reminds me of some you showed.

Thanks for sharing a neat post and some wonderful inspiration photos.

Blessings, Amy

Carla said...

I live in CO. We don't have umbrellas here. We're usually so grateful for the rain that we just get wet. This is also a fairly casual state. Most Coloradans wouldn't freak out if their hair got wet. All your pictures were fascinating and beautiful. I kind of want an umbrella now.

podso said...

Love that top pic especially. Umbrellas: such a challenge when you get into a car with a wet umbrella. Seems you get as wet as you do when not using one. But a long walk in the rain? That's different!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I liked the 4th image best. But who knew umbrellas could look so great?? You! You do the best posts!

Sue @ House Pretty said...

I love that umbrella filled with tulips on the front door! What a joke, here they are calling for a freezing rain/snow storm tomorrow. Geesh!

CHH said...

Lovely post, Tammy. I love the first picture the best.