Friday, 5 December 2008

My newest (old) aprons.

A colleague at the Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria also collects aprons, and she gave me these aprons after she'd culled her collection recently.
This is an uncut calico apron which has been partly embroidered. Probably dates back to the 1940's or 50's.

Whenever I see gingham I think cross stitch and chicken scratch. But the person who made this apron had completely different ideas. It is machine stitched, and a lot of work has gone into making the strawberry part of the flower, and attaching them to the fabric. A very unusual addition to my collection.

Naughty French Maid's apron. I put this on last night just for fun when I got out of the shower, and pranced around the living room in front of Ken. He just raised his eyebrows!

This is a cute little half apron - not a child's size, but not for a large adult either!

This IS a child's apron, and one of the cutest ones I've ever seen. I'm going to ask my niece if I can photograph it on her 3 year old daughter, who will look just adorable in it!

Finally, this is obviously for the hostess when she has friends around for a card night! I've got plenty of card table cloths in my table cloth collection, but this is the first apron I've seen to match them!


Wanda said...

What a collection of aprons, I expecially like the one for a child it is so sweet. I have always been a fan of vintage linens and such, and thought aprons were a part of that. But never did I think it would become such a world sweeping craze. I think it just shows the power of the world wide web. Keep colleting I will return to see what you have. TTFN

Patty said...

I love the strawberries on the gingham one.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just love all of them and you made me smile when I read about the maids apron. What we will do for our sweeties! lol. Blessings, Kathleen

The Lone Beader said...

I laughed at your comment regarding the Naughty French Maid's apron! :D

And, thanks for your comments on my blog! I would love to see your beaded bag sometime!

And, with the start of the new year, I hope to make some smaller bead paintings for my Etsy shop... who knows... maybe I will finally make that peacock! :D

Catherine said...

My favorite apron is the green gingham with applique. Very imaginative. Collecting chicken scratch is a passion of mine. I can never have enough.

Faith said...

you made me laugh about the maids apron I didnt realise aprons were embroidered too in days gone by.
Ive heard of embroidered tablecloths my not aprons so this was nice to see.


woof nanny said...

oh those strawberries are precious!