Bring-In the Sunshine!


Modernist Ceramic Umbrella Stand with Splattered, Highly-Textured Yellow and Marigold Glazing (LEO Design)

The Summer's light is fading, just as the Holiday guests are arriving.  Give them a place to stash their umbrellas (in style!) while bringing-back a touch of the Summer Sun into your home.  While this heavy ceramic umbrella stand is up-to-the-job, it's not oversized; it's just the right size to fit into that tricky corner by the door.  And the highly-textured, "splattered" glaze—a combination of frothy lemon cream over rich, golden marigold—will certainly remind you of sunny days in warmer climes.  The piece likely is either West German or Eastern European, certainly from the 1960's or 1970's.  Its Modernist design will quietly brighten that corner of your room during the coming frosty months ahead.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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