from Boston MA
half and half
I bought this a couple of years ago just loved it and always got loads of compliments every rainy day I used it. I managed to lose it as is so easy with umbrellas and decided to buy a replacement. This second one looked exactly like the first in every way but the first time I opened it a rose fell off. Not a big deal in of itself but it happened every time I used it and not just one at a time. Had my cruel stepmother and feckless father abandoned me in the woods with my brother Hansel and I was short on bread crumbs the falling petals from this umbrella would have marked my path home just as well but nothing like this has happened to me in quite a while. If you have the patience and the leisure time or even better a domestic staff the petals can be reattached pretty easily and if done with nylon fishing line instead of thread and knotted more than once they will stay on much better. Unfortunately it is difficult not to lose some without being aware and you will have gaps if you d
Received this lovely umbrella for a Christmas gift. Roses are fine no issues there. Opens fine. The wood handle is nice. It is a showstopper. I wouldn''t use it for a hard rainstorm but should work well in rain showers.
Not at all as presented
I have purchased numberous items from Victorian Trading Company inevitably being either very pleased or very disappointed. This purchase however was in a class by itself. The roses are literally hanging off and they came this way. The first time I opened the umbrella 6 of them fell off. Not one was attached as it appears in the photo. I can''t believe anyone would even be willing to claim this as their product let alone ship it out to someone. I was too disgusted to even send it back it''s still sitting in a corner. If I ever have another experience like this one I will never purchase from VTC again.