Regardless of whether you actually use the umbrellas, the stands can be a good way to jazz up an entry way. Almost like jewelry for your front door:
This is one of my favorites that can be created by turning a ceramic garden stool upside down. And, these are now popping up at places like Ross and TJMaxx for $20-$30:
Brooklyn Limestone blog
Love Jenny's DIY monogrammed stand. (Image via Little Green Notebook blog)
I'm thinking of a brass one for our entry. I recently spotted one similar to this at a consignment shop for $12 and was feeling indecisive. I went back to get it and it was gone. Ugh!
Also really like this one:
So, I'll keep shopping for now. Next, I'm going to need some pretty umbrellas. . .