Perfect way to cover an area, and light it at the same time. Maybe use solar lights under the umbrella like they did in Italy! (Using white umbrellas looks sensational!) repurpose umbrella for a light fixture!
In today’s GOOD NEWS: I salvaged a vintage globe and turned it into a lampshade! The globe’s owner – my aunt – tried for years to repair the decades-old globe (which had split apart and would no longer stand upright on its bent, rusted metal base).