Thursday, March 17, 2011

spring's here!

Linked up to Junkin' Find Fridays! 

Spring is just around the corner here in MB and we're definitely seeing it.. The grass is showing up through alongside all the other goodies that somehow got left underneat the snow. We found lots of garbage that wasn't there before it snowed, and if any of you have pets, you know how unwelcoming their surprises are underneath it all too! Its been in the plus's here so opening up the windows, spring jackets, and rubber boots are all in full swing!
As I was running some errands this morning I had one of those "i have to go inside" feelings passing by MCC. So I pulled up and made a quick runabout the store.. And there it was..

This vintage umbrella holder. It looks more goldy in this pic as my speedlight was quite bright, but its more of a rustic gold look.. and NO rust! I think it would look perfect in my back entrance. I'm not entirely sure if I wanna paint it a bright color, white, or what with it, but its going to look great with all of our umbrellas in it!

EDIT> exchanged the old bright photo for a more realistic one.. Kinda gives you a better idea of the look. 
Hope everyone' having a great St.Patrick's day!!


  1. Great find on your vintage umbrella stand. It would look so good painted white... but then I'm a white paint fanatic!

  2. I like that umbrella stand! Great find. Thanks for linking to Junkin Finds Friday! Please add a link back to the party in your post. Enjoyed looking at some of your older posts. hugs, Linda

  3. Awesome find! I would love to find one too; would look cute in the mudroom or entry-way. Have a great weekend.

  4. wow- it does come across bright. I like a tarnished brass look. I don't think I have ever seen one in a thrift. Great find.

  5. I like your new umbrella stand. I need one of those for my mud room.

    ~ Tracy

  6. Thanks everyone!! I was surprised too, wish I knew more about them and the era they came from. This definitely has a tarnished brass look (just overflashed makes it look bright).