as i’m writing this guide it is pouring down rain here in brooklyn and all i can do is yell at the television for not voting that kooky megan joy girl off of american idol. i mean seriously, seriously? not even in the bottom three? if alexis had to go, megan should be on her way out. ac suggested that she’d be perfect for a band like the squirrel nut zippers and right now i’d like to see her leave american idol for something more like that. so as i try to calm myself down i’m focusing on the sound of the rain on our fire escape. the relaxing sound of water steadily hitting metal has finally brought me back down to earth and gave me an idea for today’s under $100 topic: umbrella stands. [image above, clockwise from top left: owl umbrella stand $79.99, metro coat rack and umbrella stand $158, splash umbrella stand $75, eva schildt umbrella stand $144, cube umbrella holder $58, wavy mango umbrella stand $68, boot umbrella stand $39.95, marcello umbrella holder $79.95, cubed umbrella holder $98, blossom umbrella stand $97.99]
many of you have been requesting a guide to umbrella stands for a while now so i figured this would be a great place to focus my budget-attention this week. interestingly, many of the cool umbrella stands were over $100, so i’ve included a few (just a few!) stands that are around $150, but the majority are still safely under $100. i don’t know why anyone would need to pay more than $100 for an umbrella stand, but if you want to- there some pretty interesting ones out there. in the meantime, i hope you’ll enjoy the selection.
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[image above, clockwise from top left: caned ceramic umbrella stand $169, kartell umbrella stand $155, 'oriental' umbrella stand $100, brown and white marcello umbrella holders $79.95 each, aki umbrella stand $149, silver metalla can $14.99]
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[image above, left to right: iron umbrella stand $52.49, acrylic pillar umbrella stand $398 (a total splurge, but if you bought a plain acrylic column you could use a stick-on decal to create something similar), roost umbrella stand $165, jet turbine umbrella stand $180 (try ebay and 1stdibs for these, too)]