Umbrella Heaven: you can find this UK based store on Etsy(!). I couldn't be more excited because, to tell you the truth, I am sick of using those nondescript black compact umbrellas. They're fine, but have no personality, and wouldn't you look forward to a rainy day if you could carry one of these fancy things? I might even skip when using it.
So, I think it's time for me to upgrade to something like this:
Navy Blue Pagoda Umbrella, $70.00
Or, try these classic shapes in a fun color (like pink!)...
Classic Pink Umbrella, $25.00
Classic White Umbrella, $30.00
Dashing Red Umbrella, $30.00
The "Sport" Umbrella in Blue, $35.00
Bonus: every umbrella is made with exceptional quality (no more protruding wire frames, or the dreaded and unexpected "inside out" umbrella situation). And, she ships internationally! I think that one of these umbrellas would make a great gift too!
Here are a couple more umbrella photos from Etsy that made me happy...
"waiting for the rains" by Rainwolf, available here.
"bear's umbrella" by Peevish, available here.