I have always loved aprons and I realize this isn’t my first post on the subject! I remember wearing one when I was little helping my mom in the kitchen. I do associate aprons with cooking, yet I find that I wear mine around the house and garden a lot more these days. The original idea was to protect the clothing and cut down on the wash load though I can see how apron can easily be a fashion statement. Why not have fun while working, and match the material to the mood of the day? Aprons do this for me!
In my opinion, aprons rank right up there with vintage picnic baskets and oil lamp. These are the things I look for in antique shops and farm sales. Like shoes, I would go so far to say that a gal simply could never have enough aprons. I've been feeling the "urge" to adopt a new apron as my authentic vintage ones are nearly threadbare now. I don't remember which great grandmother they came from but they've been put to excellent use. I did a searched and found this cute little number on Etsy. I like the idea of supporting artisans and fellow cre8tive crafters. I realize that just about everything under the sun is available at our local super stores however aprons manufactured on foreign soil just don't carry that "handmade, home-crafted vibe". To purchase a store bought one would be nearly be a sacrilege! *gasp* I don't sew yet, though when I do, I'd love to be cranking out a few aprons of my own!
Though my daisy apron is pretty now, I'm not saving it for good. In fact, I am about to go out and put some plants in the ground. I have water to haul for chickens and some weeding to get in before tonight's VERY IMPORTANT DATE (golf!) If you've followed the blog, you already know what is on my agenda this week so I shouldn't be spending any more time on the computer than what is necessary!
And last, but not least, I am delighted to know that I'm not the only one who thinks aprons are SEXY! I received a number of FUN facebook messages that back up my theory! Hummmm, wondering what my golf partners will think when I show up in an apron for league?!???