Of course you know for home goods the first place I look is BrylaneHome, they always have just what I need. I was able to find a great selection of outdoor products, and of course I found something that would work perfectly and be beautiful. I ended up getting a great umbrella and table to hold it so that Andrew can now be totally shaded.
The Umbrella Stand Side Table is a square and sturdy table that is the is perfect size for holding drinks and snacks. It has a center hole with a steel tube to accommodate a standard patio umbrella. While it is small enough to be manageable it is strong enough to hold your umbrella because it has a durable powder-coasted steel frame, which also helps it withstand outdoor elements. It does require some assembly and I was kind enough to share that task with Andrew.
The umbrella I found was the 9' Patio Umbrella That Cranks And Tilts. This umbrella is not only beautiful but is has some great features. It has an easy to use crank and tilting mechanism so that you’ll have sun protection in every direction. It can also hold up to the Kansas winds because it has a durable steel 6-rib construction with aluminum pole and heavyweight durable polyester canopy. I picked the lovely taupe shade, which can be spot cleaned if needed.
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