With all the rain we have been having lately, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to purchase an umbrella stand to hold all those fabulous umbrellas you own that you might need at a moment’s notice! This pretty lattice-patterned cream stand is $100 at http://www.ballarddesigns.com/
Aside from storing umbrellas, this stand can be used as
– a decorative element left empty
– a vase to hold decorative reeds, canes, or artificial flowers
– a holder for wallpaper/fabric rolls/art supplies such as rolled up tracing paper, etc.