Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pink Parasols

On the southern California coast, it's been a reluctant summer. Mornings dawn gray and cool, and colorless skies linger until afternoon. The hallmarks of summer have yet to occur - though I'm longing for beach trips, bike rides, and picnics. And while the sun has only just started to break through this week, I know before long we'll have the kind of weather that can only be abated by tall, cool drinks in the shade.I recently made these cocktail umbrellas for Papermash and photographed them in a picnic style setting. They come together simply with mini doilies, wooden skewers and a few other supplies - a softer more delicate twist on the ubiquitous tropical version. You can find all the details on the free project sheet available for download at Papermash.

38 comments:

Julie Gallagher said...

THIS IS THE BEST IDEA I HAVE SEEN ALL MONTH!!!

Laura@trendinozze said...

You are a genius. It'sa mazing what you can do with such simple material!

CoccinelleRouge said...

These are absolutely awesome!

S.L.North said...

so lovely ;)

Anna said...

these are so sweet and dainty!
perfect for a bridal luncheon.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh I like.. I like.. the tutorial.. its gorgeously pink!!

Leslie @ every good and perfect said...

Adorable! And so simple. Thanks for sharing :)

cecile/detour2Mode said...

wow i love your blog!!

Dandelion and Grey said...

These are perfection!

I know what you mean about the So Cal weather! I'm glad it's gotten better this week.

I love your work, Livy!

Georgia @ simplydirtyprettythings said...

awwwww beautiful! xxx

cindy said...

i love them!

lavienouveau said...

this is the CUTEST thing ever! I adore!

Charmed Earth said...

Pretty in pink. These are so charming!

Barbara said...

Oh those are adorable!!!

Amber said...

Whenever you need a ride and a picnic, you can visit my blog adn come along to Sweden and enjoy the ride with me! Cute brollies!!!

Natasha said...

These are amazing just what I needed for a party I am planning!! Thank you thank you thank you!

Olivia said...

this is such a good idea! how pretty!

olivia
x

Craftiness NOW said...

adorable, so sweet!

Lindsey said...

Goodness, girl, it's now Saturday and it's hot as blazes here in San Diego. No more hesitant summer here! (Although a little thunderstorm last night was fun, it was still ridiculously hot!)

Imperfectly Perfect said...

these are great! In our wedding we will be having real lace parasols, so these cocktail umbrellas will compliment them perfectly!

Torie Jayne said...

These are so adorable and cute! Have a sweet day!

Maisonette said...

These are hands down the prettiest drink umbrellas I have ever seen. I am so stunned.

Persis Shah said...

these look so pretty!

i LOVE your blog!!!

Persis
www.onestylemile.blogspot.com

thea said...

Oh I LOOOOOOOOOVE these!!!

I'm going to have to talk you into doing a tutorial for Spoonful one of these days...
(www.spoonfulzine.com)

thea.
xx

Melissa said...

These are awesome. I love the wonderful touch that drink umbrellas add to any drink.

Crystal said...

The drinks looks so elegant and cute. Love the umbrellas. Your blog is amazing!

Teresa said...

Super cute! :)

♥ Teresa ♥

Sum said...

My gosh, are you good. I can't get enough of your designs + photos + blog! Jealous that you get to live in southern California!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, those are too cute! I'll definitely be using these for my sister's upcoming Bridal Shower. Thanks for the template! :)

Krishana said...

These are positively too sweet! Looks like July has been a wonderfully creative month for you. Kudos!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Love these!!! ;^)
Perfect in pink.
;^)

Romantic Crafts said...

I love these, so adorable!

brieahnj said...

I stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it. I have recently found a love for all things timeless and pretty. I've also gotten back into getting crafty around the house so I am always looking for new ideas to add a little something extra. Just Love!

claire eliza said...

these are so adorable!

Nikki said...

Do you know about the site pinterest.com? Basically, if you see a picture you like on a website, you can "pin" it to one of your boards, and then other people can repin it if they like it. The first picture in this post is all over that website!!

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catherine said...

Well it seems that I am well behind the curve but I love this project! The link to the tutorial is gone, does it exist anywhere else these days? Also, can you tell me where you found doilies in such a lovely color?

Livy said...

Hi Catherine,

I redid this project for country living a while ago — here's a link to the instructions:
http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/fun-summer-crafts#slide-1

Olivia

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