aprons on parade ...
Tags: Vintage, aprons, vintage fabric, old books, cottage style decorating, thrifting
My daughter stopped over during her lunch break yesterday and noticed that my mannequin looked very fetching in a pretty blue vintage apron.  She was flying out the door on her way back to work when she glanced into the spare bedroom and saw the mannequin posing pretty by the window.  Kelly loves vintage like her mama.  She hesitated at the top of the stairs and said, "Oooh, I love it!"  Kelly's enthusiasm got me thinking that maybe you'd like to see a few of the vintage aprons I've collected over the past few years too.  Here's a few aprons on parade ...

Isn't the sweetheart neckline pretty?  The big pocket is shaped like a tulip.  And it's in new, never worn condition.  I love it when I find vintage aprons in such great condition.

Lots of pockets on this little half apron.  And I love the stack of books featured on the vintage fabric. 

I remember buying this apron at an estate sale.  It's ready to be embroidered.  The embroidery transfers are printed on the fabric and it's edged in blue calico.  What a labor of love it would've been for a woman to embroider an apron like this. Anybody interested in giving it a try?  It's heading to my etsy shop.

I love these colors!  Again, lots of pockets across the front and cheerful rickrack trim.  Another brand new apron with the tag still attached.  I imagine aprons made great gifts and maybe some were just too pretty to spoil by actually using them.


I love this one with the ruffle on the bottom and vibrant color scheme.  Do any of you use aprons?  My daughter does.  And she has the cutest pair of pink rubber gloves.  It's so fun being a girl!

I've got lots more I could show you but they'll have to wait for another time.  They make such a happy statement in the kitchen, don't you think?  I gave Kelly a new Vera apron for her bridal shower and I made Jeremy one out of camouflage fabric.  Of course I can't find a photo, though I know there is one!

The days continue to get away from me.  I feel like I'm up to my eyeballs in work but I can't seem to make much progress.  I did pay all my hospital bills today and mailed in the paperwork for a NYS real estate tax credit that I've been procrastinating on.  I've did a lot of "desk" work today as well as got caught up on the laundry.  All good stuff, for sure.  Tomorrow I'm taking my mom to get her back brace.  Never a dull moment!

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Reply from: Gina on 2/23/2012 7:20 PM
 You do have quite a collection of aprons! The first one is my favorite...I love the blue, I love the neckline.
Reply from: Tammy Loves Dishes on 2/23/2012 8:44 PM
 Love your collection; thanks for sharing. I have a few of my grandmother's aprons and they are treasures to me.
Reply from: Verna on 2/23/2012 8:45 PM
 Those are really beautiful, I love the one that's ready to be embroidered. I collect them also. I don't know what it is about them but I just can't pass them up when I run across them.
Reply from: Danielle @ Blessed Serendipity on 2/23/2012 8:53 PM
 I love your vintage apron collection. Such pretty collectibles you can actually use everyday.
Reply from: Poppy on 2/23/2012 10:17 PM
 Oh how adorable, they all look so pretty! I love the colors and the fabric print especially the first one:) You have a wonderful collection and I enjoyed peeking at them! Thanks for leaving me such a sweet note and following me. I'm happily following you back through LF. Have a great weekend!~Poppy
Reply from: Bonnie Hitchcock on 2/23/2012 11:16 PM
 Oh, Lynn. Aprons are my favorite but I have never, ever found any so beautiful! Wow, I'm in love with them. My mama and granny always wore an apron. An apron was used to wipe a nose, brush off a skinned knee, transfer a hot pan of buscuits from the oven, and the pockets of granny's were always filled with a hankie to dry a tear. Oh My, how these bring back memories. Thinking of you and enjoy hearing from you! Blessings and Prayers, my friend.
Reply from: Aledia on 2/23/2012 11:23 PM
 Those are just fabulous!! I love them all, thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Aledia
Reply from: Pondside on 2/23/2012 11:27 PM
 What a beautiful collection! You've had a busy day - it must be rewarding to be caught up with paperwork.
Reply from: Linda@Itsy Bits And Pieces on 2/23/2012 11:47 PM
 What a great collection you have! They all look so cute displayed on your mannequin, too!
Reply from: carol Lewis on 2/24/2012 1:35 AM
 Love your vintage aprons,thankyou for visiting my blog. I have linked you back.
Reply from: Katie Jakubs on 2/24/2012 2:11 AM
 Stopping by to follow you back!!;) So glad I did!!
Reply from: Nani on 2/24/2012 8:36 AM
 I love that first one! I'm a big fan of blue and green together!
Reply from: Marianne on 2/24/2012 9:40 AM
 Lynn, I , too, love vintage aprons! They remind me of loving childhood days around my mother. She always wore aprons. I have a sheer one she used to wear packed away somewhere. I wore it a few times. I love the lightness and airy feeling of the vintage aprons. Thank you for sharing these...I can see Kathleen, at Yesteryear Embroideries, doing remarkable embroidering on the white one. Have a happy day, Marianne xo
Reply from: Ashley on 2/24/2012 11:40 AM
 I love all of these! My apron is so blah but these are all so pretty and feminine! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I am now following you too.
Reply from: Joy on 2/24/2012 3:16 PM
 What a great collection of aprons you have. So nice that you and your daughter like vintage things and can share that together.
Reply from: Pam on 2/24/2012 3:19 PM
 Those are wonderful! I love how you dress the mannequin with them.
Reply from: JP on 2/24/2012 6:27 PM
 First, nice to meet you! Second, good luck with your Mom and her brace. Third, enjoyed my visit!...:)JP
Reply from: WendyBee on 2/24/2012 8:14 PM
 Oh, I just love your aprons! What a treat to see all of the colors. I loooove vintage aprons, they evoke such memories of warm kitchens, cheery Mums, and delicious treats. Thank you for the lovely pictures and happy memories!
Reply from: momto8blog on 2/24/2012 8:34 PM
 wow!! i have never seen a collection like that!! the aprons are really fabulous!! some of them are too pretty to wear or have been worn. fun to look at! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
Reply from: Carolyn on 2/24/2012 11:05 PM
 The best kind of parade...all prettiness and no fire truck horns! Thanks for dropping by Moose Mouse Creations. I'm happily following you back.
Reply from: Patricia Kemp Blackmon on 2/25/2012 3:23 AM
 Thanks for following my blog. I am now gladly following yours. If you like to read I have book blog also. Would love to have you visit. I am in awe of your blog! http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/
Reply from: Nikki on 2/25/2012 3:13 PM
 Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! :)
Reply from: Annie on 2/25/2012 4:08 PM
 Thank you for following me with Linky! I am now happily following you back! What a collection of aprons you have! They are all beautiful, but I love the blue-purple poppy-like flowers one! I agree, I would not be able to wear it fearing for messing it up...
Reply from: Honey on 2/26/2012 8:55 PM
 You apron collection is adorable! Thank you for creative idea at Potpourri Friday!
Reply from: RHome410 on 2/27/2012 11:00 AM
 Oooh. I love vintage aprons and one of my daughters is a particular fan. I'm trying to make her some vintagey styled aprons for her birthday, which is past, but it's hard to get them sewn as a surprise when she lives here! She works tomorrow, so maybe then...
Reply from: Sherry on 2/29/2012 10:55 AM
 Fantastic collection! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Sherry
Reply from: Lucile on 12/18/2012 10:28 AM
 You sound like a younger version of myself. I too love every little piece of paper, pens, books. I was so lucky to get my mother's Baby of Mine book dated 1915 and many of her old 1927 recipe books and embrodery things. I am 71 years old and I still love everything old, every old family story too.I have huge books of all these written down with photos. So no need to tell you how much I love your blog. Thank you so much.


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