Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday--Vintage Aprons

I love adding to my vintage apron collection. As much as I love making aprons, I love finding vintage ones even more! It's fun to imagine the women who wore these aprons and the circumstances in which they might have worn them. And I'm drawn to the whimsical and sweetness of the fabrics used in these vintage beauties, even though there are gorgeous, fun and funky fabrics widely available today. I suppose it's the nostalgia of a vintage apron(heck, vintage anything)that gets me.

These are two of my more recent vintage apron finds.

This one is even more adorable in person. The print is little clowns/men holding umbrellas and giant raindrops. I love the shades of gray and brown w/the big orange border. SO sweet!And this. Swoon! Cobbler aprons are my favorite style...even though they aren't so figure flattering on me! I don't know why I'm drawn to these more, there's just something a little extra sassy about a cobbler apron!Earlier this week, I scored two more FABULOUS vintage aprons(one is for the fellas). I'll be sharing them next week!

Head over to Coloradolady's blog for more Vintage Thingies Thursday.

18 comments:

SueLovesCherries said...

The word that comes to mind is PERKY! I bet that's what kind of personality their owners had!

Coloradolady said...

These are so cute! The first one is really a wonderful design and color. I like the red one too, but I tend to not buy these for some reason. I have never seen one made like this pattern around here, the ones I find mostly just have the bib fronts.
Great Post! Vintage aprons are so wonderful.
Have a great VTT!

Keetha Broyles said...

These are BOTH beautiful aprons. I love the "swirl" of the skirt with the orange flair on that first one. And the second is divine in every way. Nope, I don't think I could wear it these days either - - - maybe back when I was 21.

ClassyChassy said...

Definately great items from the past! My how things change! Happy VTT to you!

Postcardy said...

The top one really has personality.

~~Carol~~ said...

What sweet aprons! I have my Grandma's apron, but I would be just devastated if I wore it and got a stain on it! Which is silly, because, hello, that's what it's for!

Barb said...

Love old aprons.
thanks for sharing.

blessings,
barbara jean

Brenda said...

I love aprons. When I was young women did wear them. Yours I picture Lucille Ball in for some odd reason!
Brenda

msartist said...

I love old aprons. I do artwork and used them all the time. Those are so pretty I would only use them in the kitchen. :) ~Theresa

Dawn said...

The scalloped orange border on the first one is su-weet!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a fun post. i love the whimsy of vintage aprons. Because most women made their own the variety is almost endless and the creativity is delightful. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment about my clothespin photos. I have only been taking pictures for about 4 months now, but I think I am getting better. Thanks for your support.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

love your aprons!!..i find vintage aprons irrestible too :)

Susan said...

OMG, what a cute blog title and header-love. love. love it. Vintage aprons are the best and isn't it fun to make them?!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I nevah...evah...enter a kitchen without an apron on!
I'm so darn sloppy while cooking.
These are truly...some terrific aprons!

Bea said...

Who doesn't love a vintage apron? Yours are wonderful. Love the orange border.

Miri said...

Great aprons! The first is so nicely styled!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cute aprons! Happy VTT

Elizabeth said...

That first apron says Sassy! to me. I love the clown fabric!