The umbrellas that all of us have to replace bi-annually, drive me crazy! It drives me nuts to just throw them away. Yeah, I know they are pretty much totally recyclable, but for me they just call out to be reborn. There is a sucker born every minute, I know. I have lost count of my lives. Oh, and pretty soon Steven tells me I will run out of room to put my creations, lol. Not so, ha ha, I will just redo my redo’s. Well, I have been stubbornly holding on to a wood umbrella frame. I will find the perfect place of honor for it someday! For every suggestion, Steven has found a flaw, it just frost’s my cookies!
While I was in Ireland, Steven found me a gift! He must be so tired of me pitching uses for my umbrella, lol. While he was out and about, he came across a whole new line of garden accents made of wrought iron. Low and behold, one of them was an umbrella. He took me to see it when I got back and surprised me by buying it for me. I was so tickled and thrilled to bring home said umbrella…..
Kinda hard to see, but there it is. Now where to put it……
I will pay for it later, but I decided to get it situated in it’s new home while there was a lull in the hot weather. The wall behind it is my craft/sewing/ceramic, well heck everything room. You can just see the new window that hasn’t yet been trimmed out. I probably made that process harder for my Steven, oops, oh well it’s in. Now look at how much it has grown….
The “Thunbergia” that I planted is in heaven! It is climbing and growing so quickly. This beautiful vine loves the heat, tolerates cold weather, and will return if we get a hard frost. Perfect! I don’t think it will have a problem with the reflective heat off the wall during the winter months, but we shall see.
When it fills my umbrella I will repost it’s progress. Can’t wait to see it……. Cyn