3.06.2012

what to wear?

My last post was about spring cleaning, and what better way to celebrate spring than with a new apron. Well, really an old apron because these are all vintage. I've added a few pretty ones to the website...

appliqued apron

This is a very cool bib apron with gorgeous detail. Her skirt is appliqued pink and white gingham (also used for the binding and ties) and outlined in black embroidery. There are embroidered flowers on her bonnet, bodice, and skirt—all expertly done. I'm thinking this is from the 1960s—the illustration style looks very familiar. It's one of those on-the-tip-of-my-tongue but I can't quite remember things :)

appliqued apron detail

embroidered apron

The next one was probably done from a kit. Heavy cream cotton with cross-stitch embroidered flower packets—rose, daisy, lilac, and tulip—and a geometric border. Very spring, as our thoughts turn to getting our flower seeds ordered and planted. Although, to be realistic, you don't grow roses, lilacs, or tulips from seed.

embroidered apron detail

feedsack apron

A simple design for this next apron—a floral feedsack in red, pink, and a touch of blue that I haven't seen before. The scalloped bottom border and three tiers of creamy white rick rack are what make this one special!

feedsack apron detail

yellow floral apron

Last, but not least, is a reversible apron in a pretty yellow and blue floral with sheer yellow layer, bright yellow binding, notched bottom edge, and a row of rick rack on the pocket. So pretty!

yellow floral apron detail

5 comments:

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

just love the southern belle and that fabulous vintage cloth. Happy spring!
deb
linens lace and lattes

LBP said...

What pretty fabrics! I wish they still made them.. so hard to find pretty fabric.

Blessings

Linda

Mom Wald said...

Those are lovely! Your first one looks like it is from the 30's unless it was a reproduction done with poly gingham in the 60's.

You have a wonderful selection with a little bit of something for everyone!

Ms. Moffatt said...

So much fun to see! I love aprons. A perfect post for the start of spring.

anita / kavita said...

lovely and cool.Happy spring