Monday, April 7, 2008

TIE ONE ON!!

Farm Girl's Love their aprons..or at least love collecting them!

Me..I love collecting them..I guess that reason is mostly because my grandmother always, every day... wore an apron..a half apron..with a pocket.

She used her apron to wipe her hands after doing dishes, to keep her skirts clean when she did her other chores.She kept things like a piece of candy, or a hanky, or bits of sewing supplies in her pocket..she was always crocheting or creating something with her hands.

Sadly..I do not own one of my grandmother's aprons..but I certainly have fond memories of her always "tying one on!"

In fact it was always a funny game between my dad and my granny..anytime dad saw granny at the sink washing dishes , and if he happened to walk by, he'd pull her apron strings..then she'd turn and pop her wet wash cloth at him..it was always good for a laugh as he'd duck like a little kid to avoid her popping him with the rung out wash cloth...ha.
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I have been collecting aprons and items like vintage hats and purses now for several years.

In fact a few years back I even used to sell a few of my finds in an antique booth..but now I simply collect them.
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My favorite apron is one that I acquired a few years ago on an ebay auction.

It is almost entirely hand sewn/stitched by hand.

I have never seen another apron like it.And I must say I do not know the age, but judge it to be from the late 40's to early 50's based upon the feel of the fabric.

The pocket is a chicken!

And I just love that combination of red gingham edged with black rick rack.

And the scalloped edging.

This apron hangs in my kitchen on a peg rack devoted to all things "farm girly!"
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10 comments:

Beemoosie said...

Hey Tina!!! I posted about my favorite apron!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

My grandma always wore an apron as well. Now, although I'm a grandma, I have never worn one. I love your little apron, with the cute chicken pocket! Collecting old aprons would be neat, if you can find them.

The Farm Girl Blogathon looks like a fun thing. I'll have to visit some of the other participants.

I enjoyed reading your post. Have a great week.

Renie

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I too have posted about my favorite apron. Thank you for doing this. It's going to be soo much fun.
Laura

Amy said...

Hi Tina,

I plan to post about the apron theme on Thursday :-)

Jeanie said...

This is adorable. I remember my grandmother wearing aprons -- mom and I never did much, though I find myself doing it now and then when I'm especially messy (or especially dressed up -- less likely than being especially messy!). My grandma was quite the baker and I think of her in the kitchen more than any other place (the garden being a close second!)

I'm enjoying this. Wish I had more time to join the Farm Girls!

Tara said...

Tina

That apron is just adorable. I find putting on one sets me to the task at hand with some seriousness! I feel like a chef!

Needled Mom said...

This is such a great idea. I have so enjoyed looking at all of the aprons of the participants. Yours, too, is just lovely.

Peggy said...

Tina! This is wonderful and so ME! Thank you for hosting! I have my week one up. I added the link as well to Mary Jane's Farm:-)
Have a grand day!
Peggy
The Simple Woman

meg said...

That is very cute! I purchase a collection of vintage aprons there & managed to keep half of them after spreading the wealth for gifts :-)

50shousewife said...

Your apron is SO cute! I am blessed to have several aprons that belonged to both my grandmothers. I treasure them.

You have such a fun blog! I am enjoying looking around. I found you at Peggy's.