Wednesday, August 08, 2007

When it rains . . .

It poured here in NYC this morning. And I heard a tornado touched down in Brooklyn. BROOKLYN! Seriously. It took me 90 minutes to travel the 8 miles to my office. My train was the ONLY one running in Queens today. What a mess. The last time we had a storm of this magnitude a steam pipe exploded. If I've said it once . . . we wrecked the planet with too much Aquanet in the 80s.

So . . . . what's a girl to do? Why take the chance to use one of her vintage umbrellas!



I found all three of these in the same store on the same day. Two were $3 a piece and one was $4. The beige one has some holes in the silk but I had to have it anyway. I have two other vintage umbrellas, a floral one with a bamboo handle and a whote Gloria Vanderbilt with a white plastic handle shaped like a swan. I would have KILLED to have the umbrella as a kid.

The black one on the bottom in the picture above is my favorite. It has a clear acrylic handle and a silver chain. The handle is also extendable so I don't think this one is too old but I just love the look of it.



The edges of the silk are scalloped and have gold and silver stitching. It's a very lady like umbrella. :)

So I guess I have a bit of a collection now! I don't think I need to have TOO many vintage umbrellas but if I happen to come across another . . . well as you know, thrifty is as thrifty does.

cheers
R



12 comments:

Mom2fur said...

There was a press conference on TV about that tornado. I said to my husband, "a tornado in NYC is like snow in Florida!"
Thanks for stopping by my blog. So...what percentage does make clearance worth it, LOL? For me...at least 50% off! Although 90%, if there's anything left, is heavenly.

Jenn Maruska said...

Keep dry over there! : )

flanthrower said...

I just saw some footage of the destruction the tornado caused in Brooklyn!! Glad to see you're safe.

Jennifer said...

PLEASE tell me you keep these in a cute umbrella stand by the door! I am left with this romantic vision of your stylish umbrellas waiting by the door to go with you singing in the rain...

Natasha said...

Oh seriously a Gloria Vanderbilt umbrella- would have been so cool with my 80's Gloria jeans!!! I would have been all over that too!!

Breanna said...

I thought of you when I heard about the tornado on the radio. Wild stuff, eh?

VaxGirl said...

I couldn't believe it! My birdbath was dry and now it's overflowing, but we didn't get any wind damage this time.

I have a vintage umbrella that was in my house when I bought it, and I just got a vintage looking one. I'm trying to figure out how to use them on the porch...

Katie Jean said...

yikes I heard about that tornado! How weird. That sucks about your commute, hopefully it was better today.

You crack me up with the umbrellas. I can only image how stylish and cool you looked walking down the street!

Heidi said...

Way to make lemons out of lemonade... :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Glad you made it through the TORNADO all right! What a flip!

I love your umbrella collection--and the black one looks very Audrey Hepburn to me. Love it.

LOL about the AquaNet--I think you may have something there!
Smiles, Karen

jungle dream pagoda said...

Oh golly I heard about the rains hope it was not too inconveniant! ...but hey,LOVE the umbrellas!

Vallen said...

I love the way umbrellas look and they are just delightful in their girliness but gessh they are more trouble to me so I just get wet. I love the idea of a collection of them though.

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