This summer, in Chicago, has been a wet one! Rain rain and more rain. But, as they say, "every cloud has its silver lining." In this case, such intense weather and the need of rain gear and umbrellas presents the ideal excuse to splurge on a wanted-yet-not-needed home accessory: the umbrella stand. Check out some attractive options that can reside in your entrance way by the time the next cloud rolls around.
(1) Boot Umbrella Stand in White, $49.95, Z Gallerie, (2) Alessi 'blow-up' umbrella stand, $250, fratelli campana (3) Owl Umbrella Stand, $150, Two's Company (4) Porcelain & Brass Umbrella Stand, $199.90, Neiman Marcus