There’s a lot I love about winter.
Boots, jackets, cosy nights in with red wine and an open fire. Cold rainy days…not so much.
However, being the eternal optimist and lover of colour and design, I have to say this cloud does have a silver lining.
For centuries the humble umbrella has been used as an elegant fashion accessory and today the quality and range of exquisite brollies is almost endless. From classic polka dots, elegant stripes and traditional tartan, to floral prints. I have to confess…I have a thing for designer umbrellas!!
Please indulge me, take a breath and enjoy some serious arm candy…
There is one more item that’s a must for those of us who appreciate their treasured brolly.
Apart from helping avoid the frustration that comes with not being able to find your umbrella when you need it, an artful umbrella stand adds an element of style to any home entryway.
For some of the most elegant umbrellas and parasols on the market, take a look at the collections and design styles from some of the best in the business…
All images via Pinterest.