You might remember that between houses, we spent six weeks with my parents in Texas. It was a great time of visiting with family, telling stories and sharing family history. While visiting with my grandparents one afternoon, my Papaw told me he had something to show me that I might be interested in seeing. He took me out to the storage room in their garage. He handed me a paper sack that had been taped up for several years. And to my delight, when I opened the sack it contained vintage linens belonging to my great Aunt Grace Herdrich. Included in the linens were about 20 gorgeous vintage aprons. (Please excuse the farmer’s tan…I picked that up while I was in Texas as well).
Now my Aunt Grace was no country, farming woman…so sir! She was an Indianapolis society lady who hosted teas, and women’s meetings and luncheons. Many of the aprons are pretty fancy, made of taffeta, lace, or even silk…yes one is actually silk.
Now I am not a fancy gal. You know I have a love of the work aprons. Those that are worn and patched. But some of these aprons are just too darned cute not to display.
Here are a few of them for you to enjoy.
And as you can see in the first photo where I am sporting the Hawaiian apron, I am on the phone. With whom, you might ask? My fellow Apronista, Domestic Chicky of course. (seriously, I was) She and I have been chatting a lot lately and have BIG, BIG plans for this little blog. Hopefully we’ll be able to share some of our ideas soon. Very soon.
Glad to be back and sporting some new, family aprons. Long live aprons!