I'm sure the below apron piece has been making the rounds, but I really loved it and after reading it it evoked some wonderful memories of my mother wearing one of her mod 70's aprons. I didn't grow up with a grandma, so I don't have any grandma apron memories, but I do of my mother. I knew when my mother was wearing her wild mod apron that it meant A.) my parents were having a party and B.) my mother was making her delicious French bread with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
The closest apron I could find to what my mother use to wear, was one I found that Rebecca Harkin made on her blog.
The History of 'APRONS'
I don't think kids
Know what an apron is now days.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,because she only had a few,it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing Hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears..
From the chicken coop,The apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.And when the weather
Was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.From the garden,It carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men-folks knew it was time to come In from the fields to dinner. It will be a long time Before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
To thaw. They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I never caught
Anything from an apron
I do wear an art apron, I actually have several aprons I keep hanging in different parts of the house because I'm such a messy artist! They double as kitchen aprons as well. Here's one that was gifted to me by my Diva buddy Kari, it's hanging from my very cool crown hook that my buddy Jean gave to me.
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"Art-There are no rules!"
I was going through some of my inventory for Outside The Margins and I came across one lone apron I had left so I've decided to offer it as a blog giveaway in honor of my Blogoversary (33 days today, 706 posts since Feb 2007):
Here are the 5 ways to enter this blog giveaway....follow all 5 you'll have 5 chances chances to win the above apron.
**One thing I forgot to mention you MUST MUST MUST leave your email on the post so I can notify you. I can't tell you how many times I've had to move on to the next person because the first person who won did not leave an email so I had no way to contact them.