Fran from Palmyra Design in Milton, Ontario, was in touch to let me know about a new shipment of patio umbrellas she has just received from Jaipur, India. Available in several styles — from super-bold patchwork to quieter block-printed paisleys and florals — these exuberant umbrellas are guaranteed to wake up your patio and add a groovy global vibe to your next outdoor gathering. You won’t find these at Homesense.
Priced from $345 – $395, the umbrellas are 7’6″ tall and 8′ in diameter with sturdy tilt-locking poles. They’re made from heavy cotton fabric, not rain proof but great for shading you and your G&T.
Fran adds that she’s holding a 10th anniversary warehouse sale at her beautiful showroom in Milton this weekend and next (May 24 – 26 and May 31 – June 2) with “hefty discounts on all the items from the depths of the warehouse, including indoor and outdoor lighting, lamp bases, vases, candles, cushions, some jewelry, character teapots. Also, all display lighting and a selection of mosaic tables; the last three large rectangular mosaic tables are on sale at 50% off. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!”
Fran’s showroom is on a beautiful property tucked into a fold of the Niagara Escarpment; it’s a heavenly destination for a Saturday or Sunday drive; please give her a head’s up that you’ll be stopping in so you don’t miss her out in the garden.