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RENAISSANCE PARASOL, WITH A TWIST

A new customer from Kentucky, USA, is looking forward to the 2018 Spring/Summer re-enacting season.  And she’ll be ready, with her reproduction Renaissance period parasol …  but with a twist.   This parasol may imitate the Renaissance period style, but it definitely has 20th century input.  This parasol has a double-canopy.  Both the outer layer and […]

100 YEARS LATER, BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

Nothing is more enjoyable for me, than to open a shipping container, knowing it’s contents to be an antique frame, in need of some TLC.  It’s quite something, to think that what you are holding, was once held by someone at least 100 years ago, maybe more. And, handles of antique umbrellas (or parasols), are […]

I CAST A SPELL ON YOU !

The sun is lowering in the sky, on a warm day, in New Orleans, a city known for its magic, mystery, voodoo and spells.  Long strands of moss, hanging from tree branches, sway in the breeze, while crickets begin their songs of the evening.  Sultry.  Seductive.  And it all comes together in this one-of-a-kind, very […]

(SENSE)UALITY, SENSIBILITIES AND BLACK OSTRICH FEATHERS

Apologies for the play on words, as I’m sure that Miss Jane Austen would not have envisaged black ostrich feathers on a parasol for a well-respected lady.  I, on the other hand, am immediately drawn to early 20th Century New Orleans, with it’s gris-gris dolls, potions, talismans, magic and mystery.  Oh, and spells  – – –  […]