Monday, May 14, 2007

My Favorite Apron

It's National Apron Day! And another "after the day is over" post for me. I'm so behind. You know, 'cause I had to work, mow the lawn, feed the family, pay the bills, and squeeze in a picture of my aprons while the sun was still up. ;-)

The minute I read on Randi's blog that it was National Apron Day, I knew I had to post my favorite apron. It was my Grandma's. Grandma has been gone for over 30 years now. She died when I was 14 and I tucked her apron into my hope chest. It stayed there until we moved into this house and when I found it during unpacking, I decided I'd really like to wear it every now and then. Not too much though -- it's getting pretty old. Grandma was a great cook, so when I need extra special good cooking karma, I don grandma's apron and go for it.

Most other days, I wear this apron. (I should have taken a cue from Randi for how to pose in a full length apron -- her cute pose is much better than the dorky look you see here!) I'm a slob, so I really need a full length apron. Although, I must say, that Amy Butler 1/2 apron is sure tempting me! (For a super cute version, check out Weathertop Farm!) I love the little pleats. I wore my aqua apron most of the weekend. It probably still has beehive cake residue on it. Speaking of which, thanks for all the beehive cake comments -- I'll look online for pan sources and the recipe and post them in the next few days.

Hop on over to Randi's blog and view other apron participants. I love aprons and have fabric for several more ... just need to get sewing!

XOXO,
Anna

15 comments:

Randi said...

Oh gosh, what blessing to have your grandmother's apron! That is certainly a treasure.

I love the kitchen appliances on your apron---so cute!

jessi said...

both such great aprons - and so nice to have one of your grandmother's!

Connie said...

Somewhere I have one of my grandma's aprons too. I hardly remember seeing her without one on. And she made wonderful pies while she wore them! Maybe if I wear it my pies will turn out better, you think?

rohanknitter said...

That is so neat to have your grandmother's apron - what a treasure. I do better with a bib-style apron myself but I tend to wear the non-bib style more in the summer.

Ragged Roses said...

Those aprons are great! I have a polka dot one and a floral one, but always forget to put them on until it's too late!
Kim x

SingForHim said...

Great aprons! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. BTW, I love the beehive cake. Where did you get the pan?

Dawn said...

Very cute aprons...and I absolutely LOVE your banner photo!!!
Thanks for coming by!

Juliet Echo Mike said...

Grandma's apron really is a treasure! I like the kitchen equipment and the trim around the neck on your more-often worn apron. Very cute.

XO,
Jill

karen said...

Well you might be a little late in posting about the national apron day, but I didn't even know it existed, lol. Your one step ahead of me. Darling aprons and how special that they come from grandma. I wear a long one also, I'm a bit messy in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing the darling aprons.

meggie said...

How lovely you have your grandma's apron. And your's is nice too.
I must make a new one!

Louise said...

How lucky to have such a personal reminder of your Grandmother. Did you know there is an apron swap over at www.onehourcraft.com/. I also adore aprons and I also have heaps of fabric awaiting sewing. The swap sounds like the perfect inspiration.

Melly said...

Oh, I wish I had known it was Apron day - would have been an excuse to get out some of my favourite vintage aprons - love your Grandma's one - sooooo cute!

Isabelle said...

Love the photos - aprons and quilt and graduand's eye... I never realised that this was another American / British vocabulary difference, though: we would call those things in the headless photos "pinafores". Aprons in Britain are always just waist downwards (and no use for me, who sloshes things all down her front).

Gardengirl said...

WOW !!! I didn't know there was a National Apron Day. I just started collecting them and so far have three....one was my Mothers. I saw a beautiful pink and orange one at the thrift shop and didn't pick it up. It was on my mind all the rest of the day so I went back to get it and so sad to say it was gone. I still think about that apron and hope that it is being loved in its new home.

sara, the wine amkers wife said...

OH i am a sucker for all things Amy Butler... Oh shoot... now I think I need to make an apron!!