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July 13, 2011

vintage aprons

The sight of my vintage aprons still makes my heart smile. 


I imagine the women who have worn them before me…singing as meals where prepared for family gatherings, praying as soup was made for sick loved ones, humming Christmas carols as cookies and pies were lovingly placed in the oven.


 It makes me want to add new stories to the old... new memories for generations to come.

I'm joining Dayle for Simple Pleasures.

21 comments:

  1. I know what you mean, I always imagine what people were doing long ago with wonderful treasures I have come to inherit....it makes my heart sing :) Lovely aprons! Xoxoxo

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  2. What a great Simple Pleasure - I love seeing your collection of old aprons each one telling its own story.


    ~Jean

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  3. You're a girl after my own heart, lol!!
    Your vintage aprons are very pretty indeed.
    blessings..Trish

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  4. Beautifully said! You have a lovely collection and I am sure you are making your own wonderful memories of food, family and fun. Blessings, Tammy

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  5. That is EXACTLY how I feel about aprons! They make me SMILE as well! I just went to a garage sale and a lady had passed away and i bought a sweet apron, one of the ones that has a little dish towel attached to wipe your hands... so sweet AND useful! I bought it and use it. The towel is even on the left for a leftie like myself. And i think of her asI use it even though I have no idea who she is. I can tell it was one of her favorites. It is funny ... because i seems so personal to wear "her apron". Like it's a little honor.
    Great post. Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  6. I love looking at vintage aprons. I am not an apron kind of girl, but I have a Christmas hostess apron my grandmother gave me, and looooove it!. I've never worn it, for fear of damaging it, but I like to stumble upon it in my dresser every once in a while...

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  7. Thanks for sharing .....this took me back in time as my mother always wore an apron ..I just wish I had some of the ones she wore...thanks for sharing a wonderful post

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  8. Oh YES. I totally relate to this one. I love aprons, and the vintage ones are the best because of the history. One of my most cherished possessions is my grandmother's apron. I'm pretty sure the yellowed bodice came from a lot of peanut butter and jelly hugs.

    This is a wonderful one.

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  9. My late grandmother always wore an apron. I have a picture of us together; she was about 96 or so, wearing her apron.

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  10. When I was a little girl my mother always wore a pinnie, I never do though. Yours are lovely.

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  11. I adore vintage aprons. I still wear them while cooking. Yours are adorable.

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  12. Hello,
    I saw you on Imagery by Kimberly.
    Aren't Kim's posts great? Your photos are so lovely, and your blog is charming. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful, creative ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. Nice collection of aprons. I have just a few.

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  14. How I wish I still had my mom's aprons - my sister and I used to tie two around our waists to make a full skirt then dance about the living room while dad played his boogie woogie. Precious memories - and stories - you're right!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  15. Found you at Simple Pleasures and you had me at vintage aprons! Your's are lovely. I collect them as well, and I just love wearing them. You will generally find me in one, and I can't wait to pass them down to my 2 girls. They are an easy way to bring a smile to me face. And the colors of your blog-my favorite. So glad I found and look forward to spending some more time here.

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  16. Why don't I edit before I hit publish comment? I meant to say "a smile to MY face" and "so glad I found YOUR BLOG", and I'm sure there are more that I didn't notice :)

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  17. Wow, that is quite a collection. I do hope you wear them.

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  18. I felt like I could see them doing just as you said, while wearing their beloved aprons. :o) And now you have them to love and create with. What a treasure.

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  19. Hi, I like aprons but never think to wear them.When I was at school we had to make and cross stitch an apron using check cotton, just like the one in your post.Boy, does that take me back a long time!!(I'm 69)
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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