Baby! It's cold outside!!
If the The Winter Doldrums have you feeling
blue, hopefully this will brighten your day!
Perhaps now is a good time to start ~fantasizing~
about a lovely new parasol!
So elegant, so chic, so feminine, ............
Above: Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939, active in France from 1898)
not to mention, flirty and ladylike!
The Garden Parasol, 1910 Oil on canvas
Just think, soon we will be walking in the
warm sunshine again.
La Promenade, la femme à l'ombrelle Claude Monet, 1875
Are you ready?
A parasol foretells the promise of spring...
Parasol: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum for Art and History
and lazy summer picnics!!
John Singer Sargent (A Siesta)
So delicate and colorful.........
Colorful silk parasols from Wuhan, China
....charming and dear!
Japanese postcard circa 1920's
Such beauty and attention to detail!
This spectacular silk parasol dates to the mid 1800's.
It is museum quality and valued at 550-
Even a symbol for future success!!
This parasol is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of
Parasols shade your face from summer rays.
Above, wonderful details from two antique Italian
parasols, purchased at a garage sale.
And make glorious light fixtures!
Using an upside down parasol for a chandelier, can masquerade an ugly light fixture. It casts a beautiful light, and is reminiscent of Fortuny lamps. For more info. about how to make one....email me, or simply buy one at the Luna bazaar.
I wish all the ladies carried Parasols.
You can go here for more about their history.