Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Showers...May Flowers...


I bought me a red umbrella like this green one today...I posted this pic last April and have thought about it a lot, but didn't have just the umbrella I needed. I found one at Goodwill today.

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The GREAT Matthew Mead's Original

Mid West Living


Linda posted a pic of one at the Bachman House this spring...go look at all the great junk inspiration!

Ki's awesome version...



Bachman House
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Since mine is red, I was thinking white or yellow flowers and maybe just a burlap bow...I've seen them used as baby shower decor as well...I love them...

Singing in the Rain
Lezlee

updating to show my version...


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16 comments:

Linda said...

I just love this idea so much...and I love umbrellas, too...can't wait to see what you do!

Holly said...

What a pretty idea...that is original and a nice departure from wreaths.

Coleen's Corner said...

A red umbrella to adorn your door... pretty! I know you'll make it all unique and definitely Lezlee : ) I enjoyed your family pictures too. What lovely people. Love the sisters in the hats!

Tete said...

This is the best idea I have seen in awhile! Can't wait to see what you do with yours.
Hugs- Tete

Jill said...

I saw this in Midwest Living last year (or somewhere?) and tried it. Mine did NOT turn out at all. I had to break the metal pieces in the umbrella to make it fan out right and still...I hope you have a better outcome (I'm sure you will!) and I look forward to seeing it.

Kathy said...

Gadzooks! Love, this idea. Just so you know, I'm stealing it. Cold hearted stealing. Love, love, love! Thank you for the inspiration. Cheers - Kathy

Granny said...

That is so much sweeter than a round wreath on the door. Yours will look fantastic in red. Have a blessed day.

trash talk said...

Perfect touch for April showers! I've got a clear one with plastic flowers I should do that to!
Debbie

rustandruffles said...

Whoa....gorgeous!!! Must get myself a baby blue or green one!
xojanis

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I remember seeing these before... I like the idea.
But I have to ask... are you singing in the RAIN? REALLY?
Cause it keeps going on around us, and you're not that far off from me.
It even sprinkled at the youngest daughters this morning ...and she is only about 3 1/2 mi. from me!
I WANT SOME RAIN....TO SING IN... Pat

shannon i olson said...

I hope I can one day visit a Bachman house!! great ideas...I for one wish we would stop getting Spring snow showers here. grrr! have a great day Lezlee!

Mimi Kinder said...

Lez I love this idea! You are so clever! I got great finds at Goodwill yesterday! WooHoo Loving the oldies...

JunkinJane said...

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Green Pea said...

Lezelee, that is just the best idea.
You have a wonderful Easter Sunday.
Hugs, sandi

clustres said...

Thanks for this idea...I may try it too but can't wait to see yours!

Susanne said...

I've got these same 2 photo's saved, love this idea! On my wish list. The burlap bow sounds like a nice idea.
Susanne.