Wednesday, May 28, 2014

To Top Things Off

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!



Sunnybrook Farm said...

Looks good to me, you would need mosquito netting around it here though.

Lady Locust said...

That is fabulous! When ours 'died,' I looked at replacing it & found it more than I wanted to pay for one so we go without. Free is the perfect price. Your patio area looks lovely for entertaining.

Gorges Smythe said...


LindaG said...

Pretty neat. Congratulations!

Harry Flashman said...

When I saw that first picture I thought it was a UFO!

We don't have any umbrellas because the wind would come up at night and blow them away or destroy them. I have to set my little tables up in shady spots under the trees, from whence the birds poop on them.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

We don't leave ours up, either we pull it down and tie it closed or just pull it up and take it in, depending on what the weather will do. We cut back the trees to keep them from hitting the house (although they have grown in the last 14 years) so we have lots of sun in front. The covered porches help when it's really hot. We put fans on the ceiling to keep us and the cats cool.