Everybody remembers Mom's or Grandma's aprons. Some were utilitarian cotton half aprons or smocks in pretty colors or prints. Some were used only for special occasions in holiday motifs or fabics of organza or satin. Any vintage film of the 30-40-50's show any respectable woman wearing a dainty apron in the kitchen or as the hostess. We cannot forget June Cleaver with her fashionable kitchen ensemble. There was even one with matching oven mitt and dishtowel. With the advent of women's lib in the 70's the lowly apron represented women's servitude, those apron strings, those ties that bind, and they were cut. Fast forward 30 years, and many stained frocks later, the apron has found new popularity and uses. There is a new Apronation(C) on the horizon. Whether new or vintage the apron is not seen as being only utilitarian, but expresses our personality, our unique apronature(C). Apron's are not only worn in the kitchen, but in the garden and craft room, on the sales floor, and even as fashion accessories. Look below and choose your apron.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

January

I have been stitching away in my cold corner of Bloglandia and to celebrate January's Flower of the Month I created a little vintage inspired apron set......................................................

 I found a nice carnation printed tablecloth that was in a mixed rag bag at a sale. Just enough to create this apron









I then hand-embroidered some of the carnations and fern fronds to give a little more texture and make it pop.


For fun I located a vintage 
Carnation Milk Cookbooklet  
and to complete the set I made a dishcloth/table runner from what little material remained. I love finding old textiles that folks think are past their usefulness and recreating something brand new. I also love searching for little things to go with it to make a bit more special. Do you have any old textiles that are ready to abandoned....
old doilies or potholders...hankies or buttons that belonged to someone special or just remind you of the 'olden' days, but you hate to part with em.....well, leave me a comment or send an e-mail
brownginghamcreations.fuse.net and let's talk. Maybe we can turn those memories into a treasure. I do custom designs! If you're interested in this apron set or other designs go HERE for more info.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Melody, your apron is darling. I love the red design. What a great old cookbook too. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.
    Hugs

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  2. I love your aprons pretty lady! I also love the red one and yes, I love aprons and like to wear them when I cook! Love the old cook book as well. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2014, it's still early to wish the best!
    FABBY

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  3. That is a very pretty apron, Melody! Oh, I think your idea about repurposing old worn out, but prized and precious vintage items is a grand idea. In fact I think I'll mention it on my blog...going over now to add it on.

    Blessings,
    Marianne xo

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  4. Melody, do you mind if I used your apron photo for the write-up? I added it to my post.

    Marianne

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