Saturday, August 22, 2009

vintage apron

One of my favorite finds while up in New England last week was a vintage black gingham apron. I have tried to stop myself from starting to join in on the new trend of apron collecting but this one was too cute.

There was a little shop that had several aprons but I limited myself to this one since I know I would never make one like it. Smocking is not my thing! I wonder if this one was put aside for best and that is why it is in such great shape? My aprons are all working aprons and bear the battle scars or chocolate, tomato, and maybe grape stains!
I also brought back some vintage pieces I had left at my Mom's. The crochet edges on these pillowcases are really well done. I like how they look on the bed with my depression era quilts.

Thanks to all of you for you kind comments and your prayers. Surgery went really well...better than any of us expected. I'll be moving a bit slow (and definitely staying away from the rotary cutter) for a few days but hope to be back to "normal" within a week.

12 comments:

*karendianne. said...

I absolutely love aprons. All sorts of aprons. I don't own a single one. I think I like spying them but not buying or making them.

Beautiful! You're right about the crochet work. I love these types of linens.

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well but as for "getting back to normal" ~ remind me, why are we aiming so high? If normal is the new goal, I've got to reevaluate.

A little tilted, *karendianne.

Judy in Michigan said...

I remember my mother making an apron similar to your black gingham one. She wasn't much of a seamstress but did enjoy doing the smocking - I think the little squares were the guidemarks to the smocking. Thanks for the memories! and I'm so glad your surgery went well. Take care.

CarlaH said...

So glad that your surgery went well and that you are feeling up to blogging. Looking forward to new posts and projects - you are an inspiration!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

love the aprons and that embroidery. I have collected quite a lot (yet I never wear them!)and have many from my grandmother too.
Iguesss i missed the part about surgery. I hope your feeling better soon.

AnnieO said...

I have some vintage aprons that my MIL gave me but I never use an apron. They are folded up in the dish towel drawer. She also gave me tons of linens that she kept for decades, some with crocheting done by her mother or grandmother. Now, how can I let go of those, I ask you?

Glad to hear your surgery went well--don't remember what you were having fixed tho!

sewkalico said...

Get well soon now, you hear! (That's me in an American accent LOL)

carole ann said...

I love that apron, never have worn them myself but remember my grandmother and great grandmother always did. I have some scarves that my great grandmother gave me when I got married that she had embroidered and tated, still have them and I love them. I am very glad to hear that the surgery went well.

Mary said...

Glad to hear you're doing well - hope the week goes by fast.

Sweet P said...

I love the apron. I adore chicken scratch aprons.

julieQ said...

Very pretty apron. I have one I wear a lot, and several that wear my mom's...special. Thank you for sharing yours.

Judy in Michigan said...

I hope you are feeling better. I miss you!

crazypatch dreamer said...

I love old aprons and have a small collection of them. A member of my quilt guild had some old printed aprons from her MIL. The weren't in the best condition so she cut them up and made a really charming quilt.
Louise