Yesterday, I wrote about how I don't like using sunscreen (read here for my reasons), and one of the ways people the world over keep out of the sun's sometimes-harsh rays is by using an umbrella or parasol. If you are thinking of taking up the trend, some of the glorious vintage umbrellas below will add some flair and fun to your outings.
This sweet and colorful 1960's-era umbrell has a very festive summertime print of pink flowers on a bright green background. Via Revvie1 on Etsy.
The longacreflea shop on Etsy has this gorgeous late 40's stunner for sale - not only does it boast a gorgeous, graphic print, but its handle is made of real lucite. What a find!
Growing up, my grandma always carried a clear-topped, dome shaped umbrella - when it is raining hard, you can lower it over your head and look out through the transparent part, which is ideal when walking city streets. They are also less wide, so you are less likely to hit someone. This one from vintapod on Etsy is a perfect, graphic example of the 60's style.
This gorgeous Art Deco umbrella was originally from the famed Marshall Fields department store. Via colderthanheck on Etsy.