Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grandin Road

I just started receiving the Grandin Road catalog and came across this...
You may not see the need for such an item but in our west facing condo it would be perfect!
We love our porch but during the summer the huge west facing windows really heat up our place.  The temperature is at least 10 degrees warmer in the afternoon sun.  Having an umbrella like that would really help keep out the sun without us having to close our blinds every afternoon. I think we will be keeping our blinds closed though because I just can't justify purchasing it for $430 before taxes or shipping.  
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They also had these really cool pictures,

They are $150 and can hold up to 10 letters!
 I may see if I can do something like this on my own.
Wouldn't that make a great wedding present?

8 comments:

Suzette said...

Those pictures would make great wedding gifts!!!

What a cool idea on the umbrella!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I have seen those pictures at craft shows. I bet if you search around you could find them for much cheaper.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

That umbrella is so cool - great for a small deck out back!

THE Stephanie said...

Love that umbrella, but $430!! That's crazy!!

Casey said...

Love the letter idea. I'm going to try to do that!

Beth said...

that is a perfect idea!!!

Meg said...

That umbrella is a great idea; we have a similar situation in our place and would welcome the shade come late afternoon. I'm keeping my eye out for a less expensive option!

Katie said...

I found your blog through Lis Loves and it is so cute!

That umbrella is such a great idea!!