I love umbrellas, I really do, especially vintage umbrellas. I have a few rules though, they have to be in 100% working order since I use them, and I have to find them in person - otherwise I'd lose my mind on ebay/etsy.
I found this lovely little number yesterday, with a red clover print, lion head clasp, wood shaft and lucite (bakelite?) handle.
and...just to show you I'm not the only one obsessed with umbrellas - check out Pete the cat. "He did this all by himself. I pulled him out of there a couple times while he protested, then threw up my hands and got the camera." - from flicker user andrea z
me and pete = simpatico