Umbrella loveliness | How About Orange

November 18, 2008

Umbrella loveliness

Once upon a time, it was raining in Chicago and a friend pointed out that my plain black umbrella was simply inappropriate. Why in the world didn't I have an orange one? Easier said than done. Where does one get a cute orange umbrella?

Lo and behold, a few weeks later the kind folks at The Umbrella Society emailed to introduce their shop, and I was in love. My black umbrella has now been replaced by some lovely orangeness. Browse the store! Get free shipping when you buy two. And best of all, money from the sale of each umbrella goes to help fight teen suicide in Japan and fund an orphanage project in India.

18 comments:

all over the map said...

my fave is the bottom right.
i guess you missed the bright orange cheapies ikea had this past winter?
just as well. these are much better and i love that they are giving to a good cause.

Jess said...

Oh, I did miss those. Oh well.

gina said...

love the clear rose in yellow- so cheery!!

jojoebi said...

top right is my fav.
i have pledged to leave a message on all the blogs i read for the next 2 weeks. As orange is also my fav colour, of course your blog is on my reading list! I love all the ideas and crafty bits you post about, thank you!
Jo
the pledge
http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2008/11/giveaway.html

The Logans said...

I love love love the brown one! It would look so great with my trench! :)

rocio said...

I'm torn...they're all so cute!

Erin said...

How funny. I'm super sun-sensitive, and there's a site that makes custom parasols with sun-blocking fabric as a lining. I was toying with the idea of using one of your fabrics on top!

Deidra said...

Thanks to you I can finally admit how much I LOVE orange! Check out the very cool teapot I found, created by Beehouse tea pots! They call it tangerine...and I love that!

http://www.teality.com/product_detail.aspx?cookie=add&id=1000100

Kyle said...

I like the flower one too. A lot of the umbrellas on the site are great! Good post

krystyna81 said...

I want matching boots so I can go puddle jumping!

Flyleaf Books said...

That site is amazing, I love those prints and colors! Now I want one to replace my dark navy blue umbrella which isn't any better than a black one! ;)

jen duncan said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the Christmas gift idea!!

emily said...

oooOOOOooo ... I'm so tempted, but my umbrellas (and sunglasses) have a tendency to walk away when I'm not looking.

amy@inspirationchic said...

GREAT blog! orange is my favorite color so I knew I would love it.

ArtShades said...

I too love special umbrellas and that site is great. You've inspired a blog post http://artshades.typepad.com/blog/2008/11/get-your-brolly-out.html

I thought it would be fun to see what umbrellas other creative-types use.

(PS I tried to add a trackback to your post Jessica but cannot find your trackback url)

The Lil Bee said...

These are all so cute! And sunny!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Ohh, just checked out their shop. They have some great umbrellas. Would make a great Christmas gift.

ismoyo said...

I was looking for some stylish umbrellas just the other day! Couldn't find any. So thank you for this post, i'm off to check out their store! And then waiting for it to rain ;)

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