What is it about aprons? I love the fabrics, the color... and the fact that they represent a woman caring for her family. Aprons are practical things that keep us clean while cooking, but they are also representations of the love we give to others through our endeavours.
This is a fantastic book. I stumbled on it at the library and then ordered my own copy on Amazon for a few cents plus shipping.
It has beautiful photos, history, women's stories, and patterns.
Here is my own collection of vintage aprons:
I wonder what the women where like that worn these in the 50's?
What kind of family recipes did they cook in them?
What events were hosted?
What love shared?
I missed one, but it's pictured in the grouping below. I had them "jimmy rigged" with nails and it was a mess. Then my kind husband bought me some hooks and set me up.
Looks like I need to patch the holes from the botched job, but isn't this nice?
And here is the apron I use ALL the time. It was a shower gift for my wedding 22 years ago this August. My mom made it from one of those pre-done fabric pieces, and I guess it is now "vintage". It's worn and stained, and it's wrinkled from getting shoved in the baking drawer, but it's what I always reach for.
And here is a memory from years back of the love represented in the apron. My kids and I were making Christmas cookies.
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