Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Aprons


Happy Thursday to you! Come on into the kitchen so I can show you what I got a couple weeks ago at the local flea market.



I found a stack of vintage aprons. When the vendor told me they were $2 each, I had to hide my excitement for fear that she would decide they were worth more. This one had to come home with me. I love the bright yellow waistband, pleats and binding at the hem.
But I lovelovelove the kitchen print used to make this.
Look what is tucked inside one of the pleats. A pocket, of course.

I gasped when I uncovered this one. It is so soft.
There is no waistband. Instead there are little pleats tacked with cross stitching.

The cross stitching also adorns the pocket and the hem. Tucked behind each cross stitch is a bit of ribbon. I wonder what woman put so much time and effort into this black and white beauty?

This is an apron I purchased on Ebay last year. It is brand new, never been worn. I bought it to use as a template for some aprons I want to make. My vintage sack material would work up really well with this pattern, don't you think?

I showed my mother in law this apron on her last visit. It brought tears to her eyes as she told me her grandmother always wore an apron just like this. Same style, same floral pattern and always, always in purple. Whatever I paid for it was worth the money bringing back this memory for Hubs' mother.

I would wear this apron, but then I would get it dirty and have to launder it. Then the tag would be lost. What year do you think you could have purchased this apron at Woolsworth for sixty seven cents?
Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you check out the other vintage, antique and retro things shared by my friends this week. You can click here to take you to Suzanne's lovely blog. Be ready to say awhile.


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23 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

I agree the best apron is the kitchen
print, it is a terrific find! The
prices were wonderful, hope you
bought them all!!! :) I would!

Kelly said...

.67 cents? Wow! Must have been the forties from the look of the fabric. I love the full apron but gingham always steals my heart! So pretty! How are you? We have not e-mailed in a while. We should blog something together. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

LV said...

You found a great deal on the aprons. God choices too. I have fond memories of those days as well. Nice post.

Elizabeth said...

I love the kitchen print on that first apron, too, Bea! My favorite style is the full-cover up. That's what I need for myself!
Be sure to come by on Friday for my big book giveaway!

Dawn said...

What great aprons! Don't you love it when you buy something and find the original tag! I purchased some fabric at a garage sale awhile back that had a TG&Y ticket! I kept it just for fun!

Lisa said...

I love that last apron so much!

CC said...

What can I say?? I love them all..aprons are my addiction. :). I think my favorite has to be the gingham one..gingham in any color is just wonderful. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Keetha Broyles said...

I REMEMBER making my apron in Home-Ec. We didn't do the fancy pleats - - - that would have been too complex for beginners, we just gathered ours onto the band.

bowerbirdz said...

I love vintage aprons. The designs and embellishments are so varied and fun!

Sarah said...

What a find at a fantastic price! These are really cute! Love that gingham one with the cross stitch!!

Coloradolady said...

I wish I could find a bunch of aprons with a 67 cent price tag. I just love that one...would not wear it myself...for the same fear of messing it up. The aprons you got for $2.00 each are really great, I love the kitchen print fabrics....but hey, I love all vintage aprons, and have yet to find one I did not want....

Have a great VTT!

Roslyn said...

I even bought a book of retro aprons, LOVE them!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow very pretty aprons! and I love the last apron you shared in here.. the one your MIL's grandmother wore.. just lovely i think..

Laura said...

Very cute aprons! And you're right, that kitchen print is just darling.

Becky said...

I'm fainting over here!! Wow!!!!

Will you puh-leeeeeze make me a pattern of the hidden pocket one?

Those are all awesome. Which flea market? I wanna go too.

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Unbelievable...only 67 cents! Too cute aprons!

Kathi Fly said...

You can never have too many aprons!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh Bea they're all GORGEOUS, even the 'new' one which at 67cents classifies it as vintage wouldn't you think lol!..can't wait to see the one you make from your 'to die for' feedsack fabrics :)

The imPerfect Houswife said...

OK, beyond adorable. I LOVE your aprons and could that be any more perfect for VTT!!!??? This was my first time participating and I can't wait to do it again. Your blog is adorable and I grabbed your button to post on mine. I just love aprons and I can imagine how excited you were when you saw how much they were! Good job!!! You take care ~

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I love vintage aprons..they are all so unique and cheery! great buy at the flea market.

Miri said...

Wonderful vintage aprons! I love the hidden pocket and the cross stitch on the black and white check.

67 cents!...no need for a dollar store!

Candace said...

What great finds, Bea! Such bargains - and cute, too!
Cheers!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Bea,
I enjoyed my visit to your clever blog! And I share your love for aprons. I don't have any that are vintage, but I do have one to match just about any outfit! Ha ha!

Warmly, Michelle