The broken umbrella

Here it is. It still opens, but it won't close. It was the victim of Saturday's rain/hail/wind storm soccer game.

This is my favorite umbrella, given to me by my mother-in-law (who is awesome) during a great family vacation.  It's a nice automatic from Vera Bradley, produced in limited edition to help support breast cancer research. Pink and orange are such fantastic color playmates and the vintage/photo collage aspect to the print always intrigued me.

Now I guess I'll make a lovely weatherproof clutch out of it. Oh, wait, I don't have any idea how to do that. (Mom??)

Ah, well, it's just an umbrella. But it does bring back lovely memories, and I'm glad I had it for a while. (Do you have souvenirs like this? Insignificant, seemingly, but treasured by only you?)

So, it's on to other water and weather accessories. I'm feeling something whimsical. Here are my top three choices right now. What's your vote?

1. comes from Uncommon Goods
2. is from Totes
3. hails from the MOMA store

If repins and likes are any indication, #1 is the people's choice. Is it yours? Can I actually walk and use it at the same time? I think that's probably a need I have. :)

Have a great day, rain or shine...and enjoy your umbrellas.