Clear Thinking

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It’s a dreary, gray, rainy Monday here in New York.  However, the rain did remind me of a post I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now.  This past year, I came across a modern, clear glass umbrella holder.  The funny thing is, I don’t know where it was that I spotted this fun idea…(which is very unlike me).  I knew for sure I wanted to add one to my own home.  I like the idea of adding modern elements to my traditional center hall colonial.  I also love searching for objects on the internet,  that I have come across either in stores, magazines, blogs or friends’ homes.  I love the hunt!  However, this time I was stumped.  There was nothing. I googled my heart out, I inquired at local design stores, no one knew what I was talking about.  Then, one day, a catalog came in the mail, and I spotted these!

Could these cylinder vases from Crate and Barrel be just what I was looking for?  I quickly took out my measuring tape, and decided that the second tallest one might just do the trick!

And, here is the result!  It’s not the exact umbrella stand that I once spotted, but I love it just the same!


but, if anyone out there should know of a glass modern stand, …please let me know!

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  1. The perfect modern touch to your colonial abode. Love it and love the hunt! Bravo.
    XX Kate

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