Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Another beautiful showpiece.

When I won this apron on eBay, I asked the seller if she knew the origins. From what she replied, I believe her mother made it, and it was done for competition in a show. I thought it would attract huge bids, so I put my maximum bid in for $40, but there was only two other bids, and I won it for less than $10!!!!



Close-up of the main design. Sorry about the different colours in these photos - I don't know why that has happened, but the close-up pic is the actual colour of the calico fabric.

5 comments:

Bernadette said...

You have a lovely collection of aprons. Do you have a particular era that you focus on with your collection, or do you just obtain the ones that catch your eye?

Gina E. said...

Hi Bernadette,
As with most of my collection, I concentrate on hand stitched items, but I do have one or two machine embroidered tablecloths. But not aprons - they are all hand stitched. I don't go for any particular design or era, although most of it originated in the first half of the 20th century; after that, people stopped wearing aprons anyway!

woof nanny said...

Wow. Gorgeous. I can't fathom how anyone could part with something her mother put so much effort into.

Chelle said...

Just gorgeous!

Maggie Ann said...

Now this one beats out even the dog apron...its gorgeous!