Umbrellas are Not always for Rain...

Look at these Fascinating Umbrella Installations via Crooked Brains ...
I know this one is not outdoors... but I couldn't resist it...

Another one not exactly outdoors... but you can see outdoors via glass ceiling...

I think these umbrellas are my favorite...

HOWEVER... I actually saw this next installation in person... CHRISTO's YELLOW UMBRELLA along the Interstate 5 in California...

There I am standing under the umbrella... you can tell they are quite large... my car fit under it too...One of the umbrellas up close and personal...viewed while picnicing underneath... Fifi and Hubby(then bf with a BAD haircut... sorry dahling... ohhhhh I wish I still had those abs... le sigh!)... anyhooooo... it was a romantic!
Umbrellas are quite ROMANTIC... look at these paintings... Proposal on a bridge in NYC with a blue Tiffany box (original ON HOLD... PRINT available)...Ooooh la la the Paris proposal...
Maybe no proposal... just running off to elope... with the dog as the best man...But for moi... I like this image... "My dearest Fifi... please marry me and I promise to always be by your side as you paint beauty into our life..." LOLOLOLOL... (I know dear it was not the exact proposal... but this is my blog)
Do you have a romantic umbrella story? If not, grab an umbrella and make one or make one up! All of these umbrella paintings and more are AVAILABLE in My Etsy Shop!
Andddddd don't forget to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY delights via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer... ENJOY!!!

46 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Hi Fifi!!! I just love umbrellas and I just love this post! The tree with the Yellow umbrellas is so clever. Wonderful post...yet again!!!
xoxo
Judith~

Heidi said...

Ooh la la, those brollies are just divine! I also love the proposal paintings, especially the one with the dog as the best man!
Thank you for such lovely frivolity Fifi!
heidi

Eleanor said...

What a wonderful array of fantastic umbrellas. My favourite umbrella story is Mary Poppins' umbrella with the talking duck handle! And my favourite umbrella scene is the east wind blowing all the stern governesses from Cherry Lane away, vainly clutching their umbrellas! Mmm, next week I leave for Paris - the real thing!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Fifi! I love the different uses you have shown for umbrellas! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

debbie said...

Dear Fifi,
What an awesome post.....there is some insurance company that has the coolest commericial about a big red umbrella that protects you and at one point he turns it upside down and they float across the lake in the red umbrella...
I love these pictures soooo very much
hope you are having a wonderful anniversary
hugs
debbie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your umbrella photos, Fifi, especially the pastel umbrellas photo.

Millie said...

Gosh dear Fifi, that's the most subdued work of Christo's I've ever seen! Love you 2 Love-Birds, & yes, those abs were pretty awesome girl.

No romantic umbrella stories here unfortunately, as MOTH is 14 inches taller than me & we have never been able to do the umbrella thing together without me getting soaked to the skin. So separate umbrellas for us sadly.
Millie ^_^

cindy : quaint said...

love all those umbrellas and photos. your illustrations are wonderful. it's raining here today. maybe time for some singing ;)!

ButterYum said...

I just love, love, love this post!!!

Still Learning said...

Who knew you could do so much with umbrellas? I loved the white ones with the lights. Very creative.

Hey was that the same Christo that wrapped the islands around Key Biscayne Fla in pink? We have a signed poster of those. That was some great art. What an artist...

Jennifer

Chris said...

I don't have a romantic story, but I am attracted to umbrellas, though I don't use them too much. I'm intrigued by them so much that I bought several pretty models just so I can display them in my entryway and use them during especially rainy days, lol :)

Pug1 said...

What a cool post! Luv it!!!! FiFi, you are so cute! CHEERS! Michele

That Girl Designs said...

great collection of images. my favorite is the tree with all the yellow umbrellas. and the first image of the building, so cool!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Oui Fifi, very romantic!

Chandy said...

I love umbrellas and if I am to make up a romantic story, it would be where I am by myself at a bus stop waiting for the next bus in the pouring rain and my knight in shining armor drives by, stops abruptly, gets out in the rain, and gets under my umbrella, looks into my eyes, tells me he can't believe he's finally found me, his dream girl then whisks me off to the nearest Jared's to design my engagement ring... In reality, my own proposal was on a bright July day with our music and at a lovely park and a fast food dinner to go -I had to work! It was actually quite romantic...

Thanks for sharing your pics!

Happy OW!

Frau said...

Love, love love everyone of the photos and your art. Cute picture of you and hubby!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fifi, this is such a cute post!

Once, when I was younger and a very thin magpie, I got caught in a gust of wind with my father's umbrella, and it drug me half way down the street. I thought I might become Mary Poppins! LOL!

Loved ALL of your umbrellas. They are wonderful... your paintings and the ones in the pics.

Happy OW...

XO,

Sheila :-)

grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderfully fun post...these are GREAT...so creative. Happy Wednesday!

Blue Muse said...

Hi Fifi! I've never seen anything like this, and truly love it! The umbrellas floating in the air with the lights and on the trees as leaves... it's all so fabulous! I never saw that yellow umbrella installation, but how fun is that?! I love how you had a picnic underneath it! So you!
Your paintings, as always, are wonderful! I especially love the last one.
xo Isa

Christy said...

Super cool images...and you did have some solid abs! Woo hoo!

Renee Finberg said...

this is fabulous !

what a ' make you smile ' kinda' post.

xx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh Fifi, your umbrella paintings are sooooo divine!

FrenchBlue said...

fifiness~~
You do it everytime!! LoVe lOvE loVE these umbrellas, especially the first photot!! omg!! Umbrellas are so whimsical to me. I wish I could display them in my house opened up!
Thanks for the great post today!
janet

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

My almost 5 year old son said "OMG, OMG, OMG" all through your post. LOVE it all. I love the first photo for true originality. Unbrellas mounted on a building. What not... Off to preschool and gotta grab my umbrella today. I will be looking at all umbrellas differently today.
Merci,
Christina

Mama said...

Fifi, your anniversary week of paintings are gorgeous, love all the umbrella's especially your paintings and your hubbies proposal lol, Kathy.

We were in Venice once sat under an umbrella watching it pour down with rain, but you know it was still so beautiful, maybe even more so, happy Wednesday, Kathy.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hmmm, these are great! Love your artistic interpretation of them as well! Luanne

Muffy said...

Oh, what a romantic post! Love all the scenes, ESPECIALLY yours!!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The umbrellas are amazing! Cute photo of you and hubby!

Char said...

one of my favorite shots of my niece is with an umbrella. beautiful paintings

Regina said...

I like this blog. Just came by from Outdoor Wednesday.

Mary said...

I love the umbrellas but they would have remained unknown treasures without your photographs. Have a wonderful day.

Kelli said...

Fifi,
Such a great post! Vibrant, fun and gets the mind rolling about using umbrellas for much more than rain or shine! :)
Cute pic of you and your hubby.

Martha said...

Fabulous!! You and your Dh are gorgeous!! I love umbrellas, adore the Chinese and colorful frilly ones used for sun protection.
Merci Mille Fois!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I love this post. I love umbrellas big time. All the paintings are wonderful too. Love that photo of you two. How cute you are. Having internet problems so will come back to really read this thru.

teasinglydiverse said...

Those are all great installations! I think the lit, white umbrellas are my favorite.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I will never look at umbrellas the same again!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

What a fantastic post!! All the photos and your paintings are just gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Never seen anything like those first shots! Phenomenal! What a vision. And so are you with hubby.
Brenda

Savvy Mode SG said...

how pretty..... i like the umbrella ball.

Pink Maple said...

The first photo with umbrellas on the building is fantastic! And your proposal painting would make the most perfect anniversary gift.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fifi,

I love umbrellas and your photos are all so lovely.
Cute photo of you and your husband.


I have a Chantell Thomas brolly that I bought in a little French shop, over here.
With a clock face and a pair of sexy legs for the hands of the clock.

Love your painting of the Proposal on the bridge and the Tiffany box.

Hugs
Carolyn

Liz said...

Wow what interesting pictures. Happy ODW

Kwana said...

Oh these make me smile so much. I love them all and you captured the magic beautifully.

LeonaGaita said...

These umbrella images are astonishing and beautiful, as are the umbrella themed paintings.

m e l i g r o s a said...

love that yellow-umbrella tree. absolutely gorgeous set ;D

cathy said...

ahhh! i <3 umbrellas! im so jealous you got to see christo and jean-claude's umbrellas!

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