As Vintage Apron Week continues, come on a mini-tour of my home as I sport my vintage apron collection while being the domestic goddess of my domain!
Harnessing the power of a goddess can begin just with tying on an apron — or so I learned from a former beau who revealed to me the incredible sex-appeal of an apron!
I was a bit bewildered as he kept staring at me as I went about cooking dinner, and finally, I just stopped and asked what was wrong — thinking I looked weird with something splattered on me, or my hair frazzled.
And he just smiled crookedly, “It’s just you in that apron — it is so sexy”.
I blushed. It wasn’t my intent, I was just being practical.
So that day, I went from believing that aprons were useful kitchen accessories, as well as cute but a tad homely, and definitely old-fashioned items, to seeing that they were in fact, sexy, chic and absolutely Samson’s weakness.
So where could I get more of these aprons …
Since I’ve been thrift shopping and collecting vintage since I was practically knee-high to a grasshopper, I feel pretty confident in calling myself an “expert” in this field.
I’ve only come across five aprons (discovered on three occasions), in all my years of vintage shopping, yard-saling and thrift storing. Those were happy dancing in the street days, but I’ve since learned that the best place to reliably find vintage aprons is online.
There the world opens up into dozens of styles — bustle aprons, sweetheart aprons, cocktail aprons, bib ruffle aprons, knitting aprons, cobbler aprons, tea aprons, feed-sack aprons, handkerchief aprons, clothes pin aprons … and, I am quite sure that I have yet to discover at least another dozen kinds of aprons.
My collection currently consists of a couple of variations of half aprons. So here they are …
Are you in love, yet, with my aprons?!?
Here are some vintage aprons just like mine!
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These two aprons are in the “gore” style, like the one I am shown wearing on the front stoop, above.
This lilac & mint green cotton print apron matches the fabric, colors and design of the apron I’m wearing on the balcony.
This handkerchief sheer apron matches the color and print of the apron I’m wearing as I hold a seedling potter.
But this handkerchief apron matches the exact style of apron I wore while holding the seedling potter.
This sheer polka-dotted apron is very similar to the sheer Swiss-dot apron I wore while serving peppermint water.
Do a double-take just to make sure this isn’t my apron! This very closely matches the red-cotton printed apron I wore while doing the dishes.
The small floral print and with the rick-rack lines, the apron’s design is a close match to the apron I was shown in while beginning to bake.
I would love to know which is your favorite & if I’ve inspired you to take up apron wearing!
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