Sunday, July 25, 2010

HOW TO MAKE SOME SHADE FOR THIRTY DOLLARS

Bless the Melrose Flea Market.
                                          





22 comments:

Angie said...

what a great idea!!!

Pam said...

Kevin, this is outrageously and simply elegant or weird or whatever, but I really do LOVE IT! Are the parasols secured somehow to the limbs of the tree? And oh yeah......BRAVO! :)

Mlle Paradis said...

gorgeous! so pretty and so simple. especially the variation on the pinks. guess it was a good day at the market!

the gardeners cottage said...

kevin, you must extrapolate on this. this is freaking adorable. please tell how you secured the parasols and everything else you did to create this truly charming look. i'm dying to know! colin cowie eat your heart out.

~janet

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

All I did you guys was place them in the tree, I didn't secure them, when the breeze came in to push the fog away a few did fall. Although, part of the fun was having the kids hang them back up. One did fall and land on a certain mother in-law, that wasn't fun.

Angie said...

HA! What are you taking about Kevin- here at my house that would be considered LOT'S of fun! ;)

Angie said...

oops that's "talking" HA!

normadesmond said...

between the ovens PS and NYC, thinking of this was born out of sheer survival!

La Dolfina said...

Love it... what a great effect!!!
Thank you so much for your recent comments on my blog, it's always a pleasure to have you visit :)
La Dolfina
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jason said...

cool!
Literally and figuratively. :)

Suzanne said...

Love! those umbrellas! So pretty and festive. Great idea. I wish I had a tree close to the house I would totally copy you...;)

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Oh lordy...did you just stick them up there for the fun of it? Are they still there? Did you take them down? Did Mary Poppins visit? x Stan

Kathy said...

Love the pics...and the idea. The second pic could be a magazine cover. Well done K!

Karena said...

Kevin how fun and summery! LOve the bright coors for shading!

Karena
Art by Karena

Reggie Darling said...

What fun, and how elegant. Great idea!

sherri said...

beautiful AND smart! i love the way the light looks through them. may your parasols keep you in the shade all weekend!

Dandy said...

i love it, too, and boy, do we need shade in savannah :)

we want the ny pics!!!

:) :) diane

victoria thorne said...

love it...btw, the red chair: i think it was a (really-truly) throne. if i find the notes, i'll give you more info (i never seem to find my notes). it's in Karlsruhe, at the palace (museum) and probably seated members of the family Baden.

My Owl Barn said...

Wow, love this shade! And at a great price too :)

Slim Paley said...

What a fun idea and beautiful photographs! Would you mind if I nick #2 photo for an upcoming post I'm doing on Orange and Pink? With credit to you of course!

Best,
Slim Paley

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the idea with the lttle parasols it look's so cool! Have a great Friday....Julian

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love love love this idea!