Monday, June 18, 2007

DO YOU HAVE AN APRON STORY?

I was married in the 1950's and that was just about the end of "wearing aprons" as a homemaker. It was not a daily happening for me but when I was planning a large family dinner or holiday cooking I usually did don an apron. My aprons were well starched with gathers and tied at the waist with long apron strings and it was usually a half apron. Aprons were definitely a part of my "vintage". My mother-in-law on the other hand seamed to have an apron on when ever she was cooking. They were the typical full bib vintage aprons that you usually see. About a year ago I attended the Gift Shows in Los Angles and San Francisco with the owner of the Boutique where I work. I noticed a considerable number of aprons were being shown and I thought to myself .... I can do as well or perhaps even a little better or at least a bit different. so -- my apron journey began. Aprons are definitely on the come back and the young women are having fun wearing aprons not only in the kitchen, or for entertaining but as a part of her "look: wearing them over her jeans and dresses. Toddlers love to wear them to help their mothers cook, bake or doing crafts. I would love to hear about your "apron story", about you or your mother or your grandmother. All apron stories are just another extension of our cultural history. Please just leave a note in my comments of your interest in sharing your apron story and I will get back to you immediately. I think it will be fun for all of us!

3 comments:

Marjorie Dawson said...

Hello there!

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! You are very kind. I came to find you and your pages and wow! what terrific stuff! You do have fun.

I was readin here and thought that have been hearing a lot about alpacas lately, mainly on David Reidy's "Sticks and String" podcast and blog, have you heard him, he is very polished and fun too.

OK back to work, I have to get some stuff ready to submit to a store tomorrow %-) me, nervous, Nah %-)

Precious Quilts said...

Hi, found you through Etsy! I have a shop there too.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read and saw your aprons!! Oh my goodness..... I was clearing out my late mother-in-law's house when I came upon an old apron of hers. Kept it as I had the idea of making more and trying to sell on Etsy. You will find 2 sets of a mother and daughter's aprons.

I think yours are brilliant and such fun as well as very feminine.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, thank you!

Pat
xx

Alpaca Granny said...

So enjoyed reading your apron saga. I too wore aprons for special occasions. When my son was in home ec. (another blast from the past), he made me a bib apron which fell apart before washing, but, which I still have.
Maple