Monday, July 27, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays: Vintage Umbrellas To the Rescue

As the rain pelts down this morning in London, I'm getting a sense of déja vu. From last summer, and the summer before, when "summer" seemed a hopelessly optimistic term for the ongoing conditions outdoors.

So! You can't change the weather but you can brighten your sightlines with a fantastic vintage umbrella. Pop one of these babies open and the world will know who's great company in a storm:

(n.b. Umbrellas, like suspects, are best shown mug-shot style, profile and head-on)

Top: A graphic beauty with a red bakelite handle . . .

Center: A secret garden umbrella, with the floral riot hidden inside a plain white exterior . . .

Bottom: Umbrella as scarlet petticoat, doing the can-can against the showers . . .

If it ain't gonna rain on your parade, baby, brollies like these are the way to go.


  1. What beauteous brollies! I'm especially fond of the red number, it looks like something picked from a lush summer garden.

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. I love the white one with the hidden floral lining, I always love contrasting linings in things, like handbags and shoes.