This was our lucky day!
Tom came home with a brand new patio table umbrella,
a nice big one too. Free!
It doesn't have a crank handle so you have to push it up,
place a pin in the pole and then reverse the process to lower it.
The customer didn't care for it so she gave it to my husband
while he was working on her house.
Mom had given us a snap on umbrella light that has variable
brightness and color settings while also being able
to shine down, up or both at the same time.
The pole resting on the table is the piece that should
be inserted into the umbrella stand holder beneath the table.
The top piece is actually fine, it just needed to be tightened
so it would stand up.
This gives us a couple of tables with umbrellas which is handy
when we have guests. Some sit at the tables or gather by
the fire pit, some rest on the covered porch or sit on the garden walls.
I like to put the cushions on the loungers and star watch
but end up with at least one or two cats in my lap!