April Showers Bring Lovely Umbrellas

Wow! It’s already April?? The weather is just soo beautiful this week that I don’t want to think about rain… but it’s inevitable, April does generally bring those showers. So to get you inspired for those rainy days… here’s a collection of lovely umbrellas.

umbrella image found on broken saucer. you can actually download a printable 11″x14″ version to hang up in your home!

rika and henry’s e-session on ingrid joy. definitely hop on over to her blog to see the rest!

sarah waterhouse textiles hand printed golden yellow bird brolly fabric seen on i art u. would love to sew a little wallet with this!

pare umbrellas found on design*sponge. this is the nokko, i also love the hello gorgeous, lace queen dot, and her.

whisperous rain II pin and let it rain necklace from oh hello friend. would love to accessorize with these!

valerie + jimmy wedding photographed by stephanie williams. so amazingly beautiful.

my umbrella by lauraamiss seen on down and out chic. this would look wonderful hung up in my crafting corner!

i won this beautiful bundle of riley blake fabrics on a 44th street fabrics giveaway! you should check the blog often as they periodically have fabric giveaways! i’m still debating on what i should make with these! any ideas??

Aren’t these all just so lovely? I’m kind of looking forward to rain now… just so I can sport a cute umbrella!

P.S. Last day to enter my little FABRIC WALLET GIVEAWAY is today, at 11:59PM CST!


  1. April 1, 2010 / 9:16 am

    I love umbrellas they make the perfect accessory. These images are all so lovely. Really loving the second to last canvas! I want one 🙂

  2. April 1, 2010 / 9:44 am

    Your post is so perfect for my day here — it’s pouring outside. And how I’d love a funky umbrella to spice things up. It usually takes me at least a week to make a shopping decision; I can’t imagine how long it would take me to find the perfect umbrella (one day…).

    As for the fabric, a quilt perhaps? But what would be even more fun are small stuffed animals. You could create the sweetest menagerie.

  3. April 1, 2010 / 10:06 am

    What a terrific post! I love these images! Even though I live in Seattle, I never carry an umbrella – I like the rain. But they are so much fun. The fabric? More wallets!!! Have a lovely day and weekend. xo – g

  4. April 1, 2010 / 10:15 am

    Love this post, super cute! The hand printed golden yellow bird brolly fabric was such a great find… I might have to make a purchase!

  5. April 1, 2010 / 10:30 am

    Love that engagement photo. Such a cute idea!

  6. April 1, 2010 / 11:16 am

    umbrellas are sooo mary poppins:)

  7. April 1, 2010 / 11:42 am

    Oooh, I am loving the picture with all the umbrellas. Nice…

  8. April 1, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    That yellow bird umbrella pattern is the best ever!

  9. April 1, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    love it!!

  10. April 1, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    so cute! i love umbrellas and parasols!

  11. April 1, 2010 / 3:48 pm

    Aloha Sandy!
    How lucky of you to have such an awesome and pretty fabric win! I suggest that you frame the ones that are your most favorite 🙂 they would look amazing framed on a wall.
    I love the Ingrid Joy photo! The composition draws your eyes in and the red heels and red umbrella draw you even further in. And look at their smiles, they are really in the moment 🙂
    Broken Saucer’s umbrella photo is super lovely and I wish I had a gorgeous printer…preferably Epson 3800, to print out that 11×17!
    This umbrella post of yours is wonderful!

  12. April 1, 2010 / 4:13 pm

    I love the first image… it looks fantastic all of them hanging like tons on Mary Poppins….

  13. April 1, 2010 / 4:53 pm

    oh wow amazing photos!

  14. April 1, 2010 / 5:12 pm

    I need a new umbrella. Something with a fun pattern i think.

    although, my last cute umbrella leaked blue dye all over my clothes. darn.

  15. April 1, 2010 / 7:18 pm

    oohhh, i love umbrellas, well i have no choice since it rains 10 months out of the year where i live!!

  16. April 1, 2010 / 7:49 pm

    such a lovely collection! i am inspired! you are sweet to credit me 🙂

  17. April 1, 2010 / 11:08 pm

    I love that whisperous rain pin!

  18. April 2, 2010 / 9:20 am

    we are getting our april showers now, but as long as they bring the may flowers, keep raining! i saw those pare umbrellas too and my first thought was, i must have that!! love all those fabrics you won! you sure do win a lot of neat stuff!

  19. Julie
    April 2, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Love the first picture! Might have to get that printed and hung somewhere!

  20. April 2, 2010 / 2:46 pm

    Oh I love umbrellas. My boyfriend tells me I have too many.
    I can’t get enough of them. Hate the rain though lol

  21. April 3, 2010 / 1:36 am

    ohhh nice finds! i love the first picture and the umbrella journal. it reminds me of the salt lady!

  22. April 4, 2010 / 12:10 am

    i LOVE the photograph of those umbrellas! hehe, i have a bit of an obsession with umbrellas too. they’re just so cute! i wish it rained more out here so i could use them more often (but who cares, right? i could just buy some cute ones anyway!). ;D

    hope you were able to get a sheep from target!!


  23. April 6, 2010 / 1:45 am

    What a great collection of fabulous umbrellas in this post! I only wish it stopped raining here in Italy… 🙂

  24. April 6, 2010 / 11:07 am

    I love umbrellas! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks again for visiting my site! I am in love with yours! 🙂

  25. April 7, 2010 / 6:19 pm

    thanks for the link love!!!

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