Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Half Apron from Canada.

I found this in an op shop today, and had an interesting discussion with the lady behind the counter, about its origin. She thinks it was a souvenir brought back here for someone who didn't wear aprons, and discarded it with other stuff destined for the op shop.
I pounced on it as soon as I walked in to the shop because it is so beautifully stitched, and an unusual design for an apron. I was surprised to find a label on the back of it in French. Some of the words are a bit hard to make out, but I think it says:
Tisse a La Main Hand Loomed
Au Terroir
STE Madeleine, Quebec
Fabrique au Canada. Made in Canada.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Found in an antique market.

I've taken to hanging my linens on the line outside, to photograph them for my blog, but when it is sunny, they tend to look a bit washed out as in this picture. The colours are indeed pastel, but brighter than they look here. This one cost me $25, which is about average for an apron of this vintage and condition.