I spotted this drop-dead gorgeous, I must-have-it-now pagoda-style umbrella in one of my myriad e-mail newsletters and had to investigate. Turns out it is designed and made by a local company (love that) and can be customized in a variety of fabric colors and handle colors. At this point in my fact-finding mission, I am ready to order a smattering for the store, until I see that they retail for around $100. This gives me pause.
I think I might pay $100 for a spectactular umbrella if I happened to spot it on a day that I'd just landed a big design job, gotten a call from "House Beautiful" wanting to do a spread on my home, or was fresh off a huge argument with my husband (kidding...sort of). But I'm wondering if I'm being more conservative (my more elegant-sounding version of "cheap") than most.
Would anyone out there buy one of these in the perfect color combination for $100? Maybe I just need a little convincing to pull the trigger.... Of course, feel free to rain on my parade. (Bah dum bum.)
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