Vintage beauty

Posted on | June 26, 2011 | 14 Comments |

I really do love my parasols – certainly there are plenty of pictures on this blog where I show them off. Just about every shop in Auckland that does, or might, carry them knows that I love parasols too – especially vintage ones – and keeps an eye out for me!

Passionata, which you can find on the North Shore of Auckland, has tempted me with a few pretties in the past (my lovely purple umbrella was purchased from them). The parasol in the photos above, though, was given to me by the owner as a gift, which blew my mind – it is very old and extremely fragile and extraordinarily beautiful. And some idiot wandering around the store had poked a hole through the wax-paper, so it was unsaleable.

(I really need to learn how to repair damage like that.)

When standing on Hylas’ balcony you have a 180° view of Auckland, from the central city on the left all the way around to the Waitakere Ranges. And the lush greenery in the reserve below adds an extra prettiness – so where better to have posed for pictures?


My current count is eighteen parasols and three umbrellas. I am well-protected from sun and rain!

Sinful Sunday

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14 Responses to “Vintage beauty”

  1. Jeffrey
    June 26th, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    Such a lovely view of the city. Looking forward to meet y’all.

  2. x_omnivores_x
    June 26th, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    What a pretty parasol! But I have to confess that I barely saw it or the view – that top makes your boobs look incredible…

    Mr O says he seconds that!

    – Miss O xx

  3. KaziGrrl
    June 26th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    Beauty indeed!! :)

  4. Jennifer
    June 27th, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    Wonderful shot, though you are quite the distraction from the scenery.

    Oh for the chance to use a parasol here! Umbrellas all the way… sigh x

  5. Molly
    June 27th, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Wow, that is a truly stunning picture. You look so beautiful in it…I have to admit that my eye was drown to other delights, but the parasol is pretty too.


  6. Denstar65
    June 27th, 2011 @ 1:37 am
  7. Denstar65
    June 27th, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Oops lost my connection there! The video is just a company who repair them but maybe useful at some point if you have that type.

  8. loves2lick
    June 27th, 2011 @ 4:41 am

    Beautiful parasol, scenery and especially you.

  9. Ali
    June 27th, 2011 @ 4:59 am

    purple is definitely a great color for you and i love that top. :) the parasol is fantastic as well.

  10. Catharine
    June 27th, 2011 @ 12:32 pm


  11. nilla
    June 30th, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    stunning view, stunning parasol, and mostly…stunning you!


  12. Dee
    July 1st, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    Jeffrey – I am very sad that your flight was cancelled. *pouts*

    Miss O – I do like my cleavage tops, I must admit …

    Kazi – Thank you :)

    Jennifer – My parasols only get used for about a third of the year. But my umbrella collection is growing nicely!

    Molly – You always say the nicest things, my dear :)

    Denstar – Those links were very useful, especially the first one. Thank you!

    l2l – *blushes*

    Ali – Purple is my favourite colour to wear, so I’m glad other people like to see me in it.

    Catharine – I do what I can!

    nilla – You are making me smile with your effusive compliments…

    xx Dee

  13. Fae
    July 12th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    You are so gorgeous xx

    I’m catching up on all your posts at the moment, you’re such an inspiration to me xx

  14. Dee
    July 12th, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Fae – And now I’m blushing. Thank you, sweetheart! *hugs*

    xx Dee


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