Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Girl and Her Umbrella

For many of us, it's rainy weather. A girl needs her umbrella.  
Want to see some pretty ones?

 You can find vintage umbrellas at places like Ebay and Etsy.  Here's one from my friend Amy's Etsy shop, All Things Home.

Many umbrellas...

Have you ever had any of these mishaps?
Can't find my umbrella.
Umbrella won't open.
Umbrella won't close.
Umbrella turns inside out in wind.
Umbrella collapses on my head.
Hair gets caught in umbrella.
Umbrella blows away.
Inside arm(s) breaks and umbrella is droopy on one side.
Put umbrella outside of building to dry and forgot it. 
(Share) with my kids while I get wet.
Sat on a wet umbrella.
Stepped on an umbrella.
And the worst- pinched my finger on an umbrella!



If you can't find your umbrella, dance in the rain!

(All untagged photos are courtesy of Pinterest)

Enter my giveaway and maybe you can buy a new umbrella from Ebay! 


Cindy said...

Very sweet!!! So many pretty umbrellas to choose from. I think I like the ruffled ones the best.
It is beautiful and sunny here!
Hugs for your rainy day!

Anonymous said...

I'll take mine with ruffles, please! One thing I miss about living in the mid west. We rarely get a good old fashioned thunderstorm in CO. Love the photo of them hanging from the strings of lights. Beautiful quote, too. I don't think you can appreciate the sun, without the rain.

Have a good one!

classic • casual • home said...

OK...all of those things have happened to me with umbrellas! I just got back from Paris and felt like the girl in the first photo...although the weather was mostly great. How cute are those cocktail umbrellas? I want them!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Seeing these gorgeous patterned and colorful umbrellas makes me realize I need to replace my boring black umbrella with something more exciting- and maybe add a cute pair of rainboots! I love Cath Kidston things!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Almost makes me want it to rain now! Love the umbrellas!

d e l i g h t said...

Love the rooms where they have used umbrellas as decorative objects...very clever. Beautiful composition of photographs.

Anonymous said...

Hey Blog buddy!!!!
I miss ya, things are good here in So Cal.
I love the pic of the bride and the umbrella.

Hugs, Vi

Karen said...

Who knew there were so many beautiful umbrellas and yes all of those fun things have happened to me. My least favorite is the old inside out from the wind business grrrr.

Anonymous said...

Loved the 3rd and 5th picture. And the drinks with the little umbrellas. Now, how cute is that?!

ramsam said...

Oh my...I actually gasped at some of these photos.
Thank you for the time you took to put together this gorgeous post. I LOVE IT.

Pamela Gordon said...

So many beautiful umbrellas! I like the flowered ones by Cath Kidstone and the vintage plaid one. ;-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great photos. Some great umbrellas and we will need one again tomorrow.

From the Kitchen said...

You left out the bane of my umbrella existence--leaving it every where I go!!


podso said...

Hey I wonder what it must be like to be under all those black umbrellas! My husband used to routinely get an umbrella every Christmas because he is known for leaving them wherever he takes them.

Also, here in the south we use them at ball games when the sun is intense, and sometimes for taking a walk in the sun. When I was a kid we were in a hurricane and all the adult umbrellas turned inside out. I'll never forget that my sturdy little kid one stayed intact and served its purpose!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...love so many of these images! Really loving the umbrellas with the patio lights in the garden....

raggygirlvintage said...

So pretty Tammy! The garden centre where I buy all my annuals decorate with all brightly colored umbrellas.
In our house we're usually trying to find where we left the umbrellas, which is a little crazy considering it rains here all the time!

Becky K. said...

We were looking for a special umbrella to use as a prop for Chelsea's senior pics. I thought we would just get one for a couple of dollars...and then we got a reality check. Umbrellas are certainly an art form all their own.

You made beautiful choices to share.

michelle said...

Theses are gorgeous photos and I love the umbrellas!! It is rainy here today so this was perfect!! I can't tell you how many times I have pinched my finger in one! :)

Donnie said...

Loved all the umbrella's and I usually forget mine somewhere.

Heather said...

I just the first image of the girl stepping off the sidewalk!

Love all the umbrellas, but the ruffled ones are especially cute!

salmagundi said...

Great images! Personally, I think an umbrella is more work than it is worth. I have one in the car; toted one all over Europe, but haven't used one for years! Sally

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How do you think of these things? LOL! I love it, and yes, I have had about all those things happen to me one time or another.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Dancing in the rain - love it and I LOVE this post!! Delightful umbrellas photographs. Hope you're having a fabulous week.

Anonymous said...

Love these images. Yes, I think I've experienced almost every one of those scenarios lol.


Anonymous said...

I love the one with the ruffles!! Beautiful photos.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great post and great pics...my fav is the ones with ruffles!!!


Jillian said...

Gosh, Tammy, you make umbrellas so fascinating! Great post. I also like the giveaway "tie in" at the end!

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Amy Kinser said...

Hi Tammy! All of these posts are beautiful! I love the thought of "feeling" the rain.

Thanks for showing my umbrella along with all of these other beautiful ones.

Have a wonderful trip...Blessings