May 6th, 2009 in member junk     
Akkerdaas Akkerdaas, member
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Umbrella Style

Umbrella Style

I hated the ceiling in my shop. It started off with just one umbrella. Now look. We have people that drop off umbrellas or mail them to us. People come in just to see where we put them up. I have even had people do the same thing in there homes. It sure is fun. We call it where umbrellas go to live!

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Comments (15)

Akkerdaas writes: Mimitoria, I just looked at your webpage for your store. Wow, what a great looking place. Hey, hang them umberlla's!!! I tell you people will talk about them alway. They can be broken, holds, etc. But people love them. The best thing I have done lol Good luck and I would love and see more pictures of your shop. And how it is going. Posted: 12:30 pm on May 13th
irishrovr writes:
A very fun idea!

Winchester is a great town! I'm missing the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns but not enough to suffer through those hot and very humid summers out there!

Eileen Posted: 1:05 am on May 10th
junkermidge writes: Love, love, love the umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Such a fun idea and a great way to set your store apart from the others.
Midge Posted: 11:31 pm on May 9th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: What a great idea, so long as your not superstious, haha. I love the look. annie Posted: 11:11 am on May 9th
MimiToria writes: Awesome idea. Our new shops biggest deficit is the forest green ceiling. We just didn't have time to repaint it and mess with it. We only had 2 weeks to clean the place out, patch plaster, repaint all of the walls, paint the carpet, and set up a huge place for opening day. No time to deal with a ceiling too. Wish we could of. Might have to start collecting umbrellas though. Cool idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Gretchen Posted: 10:54 pm on May 7th
Akkerdaas writes: Hey Patti, Winchester VA is right next to Middletown. I'm on the Old Town walking mall. Fabulous Finds 540-678-0181. And all umberla's are alway welcome. So thank you so much. A lot of mine are broke, have holds in them but we love them all. I think we are going to start and put tags on them where we got them. People have been very nice to let us hang them. If I get a lot more I think I'll have to do my front window all in umberlla's. As for the Crawl....I did that one year. But was not that good. Maybe I should try it again.
Oh one more thing. We had rain big time today. And guess what? I didn't have a umberlla lol Posted: 11:07 pm on May 6th
upyourattic writes: I'll be down that way for the Yard Crawl in August and will definately stop in to bring you my umbrella that I just cannot sell at the yard sale or ebay and I just cannot give to Purple Heart. It's a gorgeous green number with ruffles and gems - you'll love it and I'll love seeing you place!

Where, exactly is it in Winchester? My dad used to live in Middletown, so we were up that way alot. It's nice to have someone on here that's on this side of the states!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!
Patti Posted: 9:44 pm on May 6th
leesee64 writes: What a wonderful store display...ceilings are sometimes so tall and empty and this is a great solution. Great idea! Posted: 9:01 pm on May 6th
Christina_S writes: Wonderful way to set your store apart, so very cute! Posted: 8:09 pm on May 6th
alicemom writes: That is really great if you have a leak! Our back room does.............maybe this would work for us!
Darling idea.
Alice Posted: 5:00 pm on May 6th
georgiamoon writes: This really is a conversation starter. Sometimes it is just something like this that will bring more people in...and that's always a good thing. Fun! Georgia Posted: 4:29 pm on May 6th
piecesofthepast writes: This is really a cute idea...I just love umbrellas and the fact that they are so colorful really does add some pizzazz! Posted: 4:21 pm on May 6th
monakent writes: What an awesome idea!!! This sure does add to the look and feel of the shop. Adds color and pazazz to the surroundings. FUN!!! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 3:46 pm on May 6th
Akkerdaas writes: Thanks grannijo! Yes, I wanted to take them down at one time. But I can't. I have people talking about them all the time. They even want to buy them. But how can I let them go? Most of them are gifts. So I just keep them up. And still looking for more. Have my front room of my shop to do. lol Posted: 3:18 pm on May 6th
grannijo writes: What a neat idea!!!...very interesting...would be something to talk about!..."you know ..the shop with all the umberlla's on the ceiling!" Posted: 3:00 pm on May 6th
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