I have to admit that I’m a sucker for the Sky Mall catalog on airplanes. While it’s true that I don’t buy everything I like, I like more things in that catalog than most others I peruse. Why is that?
Could it be as simple as the fact that I’m a captive audience while flying? Hmm, I doubt it. I think it’s because that particular catalog is really a compilation of items from numerous companies. That means it shows a wide variety of items in an effort to attract the largest number of buyers. Since I’ve never been able to look at that catalog without tearing out pages of things I want, consider this fair warning that I’m going to highlight a few of my favorites over the next few posts!
Let’s start with this 9-foot Umbrella Screen. Haven’t we all fought off flying insects while trying to eat on the patio? Even to sit outside under my table’s umbrella to have coffee… alone… would be great. If you’re like me, you want the only things moving under the umbrella are the people I’ve invited to share the table with me! Imagine being able to enjoy your patio table and be free of mosquitoes, bees, and flies!
Made of see-thru black mesh polyester, this umbrella table screen slips easily over any patio umbrella up to 9-ft. in diameter and has a large zippered entrance for easy access. Yes, it actually lays on top of your umbrella’s outer edge. There’s an adjustable cinch top so you can tighten it to fit your umbrella properly. If it’s windy out, you can fill the tube at the bottom of the screen with water to add weight so it stays in place rather than blowing around. This umbrella screen is lightweight and is easy to clean by hand washing in cool water and air-drying.
Now keep in mind that, while this could make for much enjoyable outdoor living, it is intended for 9-foot table umbrellas. That means you need to have a patio table that’s only about 3-4 feet in diameter so your chairs have room to sit around the table inside the screen. My own table is only about 42″ in diameter so this would be perfect on my patio.