apron

More vintage aprons

My vintage apron collection is growing! Last time I visited my mom in Connecticut, she gave me two lovely aprons that belonged to Memere. We think she made them both by hand.

I love, love, love this.

I love, love, love this.

I love red and adore polka dots. The rick-rack and piping pull everything together. So cute. The next one is more of a smock:

Bright fruit print against a polka dot background.

Bright fruit print against a polka dot background.

It’s summery! It’s eye-catching! It’s definitely one of a kind. Whimsical, if you will.

A view of the back.

A view of the back.

Detail of the zany pattern.

Detail of the zany pattern.

These two aprons join the others I’ve received from the wonderful Lisa Kiner and my mom. I still need to figure out a way to display them, although as the collection grows to include more patterns and colors, I imagine the display will become more… schizophrenic? Eclectic? It will be something, all right.

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Apron appreciation

Last Friday night, my friend Lisa gave me two wonderful aprons she found:

Yosemite National Park apron

Yosemite National Park apron

orange apron

A wonderful orange apron with tons of pretty pockets.

They were in a trunk that belonged to her grandmother. She thinks that her grandmother made the orange one. It’s got such great details – as soon as Lisa gave me the aprons, I put the orange one on and wore it around the house all evening.

Two other recent additions to my apron collection:

blue gingham apron

A blue gingham apron

I aquired this blue gingham apron around the same time as the car show at Ralph’s over the summer.

plastic rose apron

This apron is actually some kind of plastic.

My mom found this plastic apron in her attic – I’m not sure what it was intended for. Obviously, it offers better clothing protection than the fabric versions. It’s even got a pocket.

Any clever ideas for apron display?