Saturday, May 26, 2012

Vintage Apron Love; National Photo Month, Day 26


Show me a vintage apron and I'm instantly transported to my grandmother's farm kitchen on a hot summer day.

Eggs to boil.
Bacon to fry.
Bread to knead.
Butter to churn.
Fresh vegetables to clean.
Pies to bake.

My first sewing project in Home Ec was an apron. I still have it. I still wear it. The fabric is thin and worn through in spots. I've patched it more than once.

These sweet aprons are among those I've collected from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores over the years. They're all handmade--with love, most likely.

I'm working hard to get an Etsy store up and running--hopefully within the next few weeks. You just might see some of these lovely ladies--and others--offered there.


Make it a great day!

20 comments:

  1. Good luck with your Etsy shop. I also have a collection of aprons that I am fond of. Yours are very pretty.

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  2. What a wonderful collection of aprons. Best of Luck with Etsy Shop.Anna

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  3. These are so precious. I just adore the fabrics that these old beauties were made from. I'm sure your Home Ec apron is the best of the best.
    Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend:-)

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  4. Aren't they just the sweetest.
    x

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  5. I just love a pretty vintage apron.

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  6. There is nothing better than a vintage apron!!

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  7. There is nothing better than a vintage apron!

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  8. Oooh Ann... I felt just like I was transported to your grandmother's farm as well... it all sounds so wonderful!... I love posts like this, filled with pretty things and precious memories that never fade... your aprons are all so beautiful!... I have a small collection, always looking for more... I have my home~ec apron from 7th grade (we did not make them, they were ordered with our names embroidered on them)... I treasure it too!... thanks for sharing... I especially love seeing them on your clothesline... just like my grandmother hung hers as well... xoxo Julie Marie

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  9. Old-fashioned aprons make me feel so domestic. I love the style and the fabrics. Hanging a group on the clothesline just adds to the vintage feel!

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  10. I once went to an exhibition hosted by the CWA and they had strung the Hall with vintage aprons and had explanations of their origins pinned to them. It looked great and the info was actually very interesting - such a reflection on female life at any given time!My Mum always wore an apron. I wear one for printmaking ....

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  11. those are all so cute! Fun!

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  12. So pretty!! My cousin had a bridal shower where the theme was "1950s Housewife" and all the bridesmaids wore aprons! These would have been perfect! Definitely start up that Etsy shop!

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  13. A very nice display of aprons, cute and fun :)

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  14. What a great memory!! And a great photo!

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  15. I Love Vintage Aprons, I must get mine out and do something with them! Yours caught my eye on 1929 Charmer! Newest Linky follower, hope to see you visit. Love your memory story.

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  16. Love your collection of timeless aprons. I really like how you displayed them too! Beautiful...

    Jody

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  17. lol! My first attempt at sewing was in junior high school and I made an apron, too! lol! Haven't a clue where it ended up, though. :) Love your sweet collection! You're right about it bringing back so many charming memories!

    xoxo laurie

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