Yes, the patio is still a work in progress. I have been so
I ordered an umbrella to help bring some additional shade to the back area. I can use the umbrella with my table or I can move it out with my stand to another section of the backyard. I am still looking at some additional patio furniture / garden furniture to complete my look. One bonus of blogging is that the fine people at www.everypatiofurniture.com sent me my umbrella for a blog post exchange. So don't ever let them tell you blogging is not lucrative. I think between the 3 years I have been blogging, I am averaging 1/2 cent a day on my monetary return but my return from the heart has been priceless!
So, if you are looking for a large market type umbrella (great price $49!!), you will love the one I ordered. It is on a wood pole with a very easy rope pulley system. The umbrella opens very gracefully and gives you two different settings of openness. I also love the neutral color!
Here is the link to the umbrella I ordered: http://www.everypatiofurniture.com/Bond-9-Market-Umbrella-Natural-Y99151.htm
Be sure to check out http://www.everypatiofurniture.com/ for all kinds of great patio and garden furniture ideas. I promise to get off my lazy butt & paint!
Have a great holiday-