Monday, July 16, 2012

About Vintage Aprons


Do you love aprons as much as I do?
I've lost count of how many I have in my collection.
Recently, I've been trying to gather them all together
and store them according to decades.
To be accurate, I began doing a little research online. . .

Well, I've found a delightful blog 
that is all about vintage aprons--and more. . . 
Apron History is a mix of antique finds, vintage cookbooks, recipes, sewing, 
and, of course, APRONS. . . .


Heide describes herself as, ". . .a creative, vintage crazy girl. . . I like to do things like they did 'in the good ole days'; sewing aprons, knitting sweaters, using vintage egg beaters, cooking from my 1930s cookbook. . ."


I think Heide and I are kindred spirits. . .
She'd fit right in here at the farm. . . 
It's been fun reading her entire blog, getting to know her and the wonderful women in her family that she often features. . .


But, don't let all the extras I've mentioned throw you off the main subject of her blog. The focal point of Apron History IS APRONS--
the ones she collects and the ones she makes, as well as a wonderful reference section. . .that includes examples of apron patterns, 
drawings and advertisements from 1300-1960. . .
Here are just a few: 

 1900s ********************************** 1910s

1920s ************************************  1930s

 1940s *********************************** 1950s


You'll also find tutorials and free patterns. . .
Like this one. . .
This has to be the smallest apron of all. . . And, so cute. . .

I could go on and on. . .but why don't you see for yourself. . .
visit Heide at Apron History . . .I think you'll enjoy your time there. . .and tell her
The Farmer's Daughter sent ya. . .

One day soon (I hope), I'll share some of my apron collection with you. . .

Sharing this post with: * Share Your Cup @ Mrs. Olson's
*Vintage Thingie Thursday
Rural Thursday

27 comments:

Anne said...

Thank you for sharing.I am going to hop on over and take a peek.I love finding old aprons.I actually do wear them too!Not all the time just when baking.I don't have a large collection.But I do have a few that I love.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I scrolled through some of your other posts, and loved reading them too!
Great posts!!!
We lived in a farmhouse built in 1848. I sure do miss it sometimes.
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Thank you for featuring my blog, Dru!! I love your post.
We might possibly be kindred spirits! Even though currently I live in the middle of a city, farming and country run deep in my blood.

Florida Farm Girl said...

How neat. Mama wore an apron every day of her life. Put here clothes on and then the apron. I don't wear them because I can't seem to find one that's comfortable. Sure would save some grease spots on the shirts, though.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Dru, oh I love aprons too! Would love to see some of your collection. Seeing aprons through the years was so much fun. I am going to hop over and visit her. I have one of those little dish soap aprons. Have had it for years. Guess I need to pull it out and use it again.
Hugs,
Jann

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The aprons are so neat!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I do love vintage aprons,and your collection is amazing! Thanks for sharing it. Pam

Terri Buster said...

I love old aprons- my grandma used to wear one every day, almost like a housewife uniform! Nice collection of patterns too.

~ Liz ~ said...

Yes, please do show us your collection. I'd love to see it. Heide also has some of those wonderfully colorful aluminum cups in her cupboard... visible in that one picture. My neighbor had those growing up and we loved those. Hate to get off topic, but can I help it if she left the cups where I could see them:) Many of those aprons just bring back such great memories of my childhood back when the older women in my life always seemed to have aprons like some of these on.
Liz

LV said...

Enjoyed your taking us back to the days of wearing aprons. My family always wore one. I have a few, but never wear them.

Chenille Cottage said...

What a joy to discover your wonderful blog...and, it's thanks to Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson's.
I, too, am an apron lover...Everyone who knows me knows that I love giving them as gifts for all occasions. Your collection is a delight!
I look forward to popping in for many visits in the coming days!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Susan said...

Aprons were such a part of my world when I was growing up. On Sundays we always had company and my mother would lay out a spread of several meats vegetables and desserts. She would start cooking on Saturday night. She always, always had on apron similar to these in your post.

Jeanne said...

I too love vintage aprons. I have a few and I use them as well. Your post is so entertaining and fun. Loved it very mush. Especially the pics.
xo, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Oops a typo. "much' HA!

Happy day to you.
Jeanne, again

Donna said...

Love vintage aprons! I got a big baf full of 200 at a flea market one time, lady was going out of business. I only paid $20 for them.
At the time I had a store so no problem getting rid of them,I did keep some for me ....

tiarastantrums said...

my grandmother ALWAYS wore an apron - never took it off, I swear! Well except for church!

alissa apel said...

I love aprons. I tend to forget to wear them when I should. I have enough of them! The vintage illustrations you posted are so cool!

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love this post and vintage aprons! Thank you so much for sharing the link with us.

Happy VTT!

Buttons said...

I love vintage aprons I have a few from 1950's but seeing the ones you show make me want more. I am going to check out the other links you mention. Great post. B

NanE said...

Love all the pretty vintage aprons you shared today. My Mom, Grandmom and Great Grandma would never have thought to be in the kitchen without an apron! Sadly, I never wear one. My sister gave me a very pretty one for Christmas and I never remember to put it on. Happy VTT, Nan

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the aprons -- especially the littlest one -- how cute!

Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello :)
Yes, I love aprons and just did a short post about a cute apron I saw last week. Thanks for sharing the blog...I will take a peek. The dish soap apron is cute. Have a nice weekend,
SHawn

Rachel Donnelly said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely aprons. I love collecting and making these old patterns.

Country Grace said...
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HausNo7 said...

Hi, I found your blog via Pinterest and I think he's so great. Gotcha equal times subscribed. So beautiful Aprons ♥
Best Regards
Manu

Cindy Dy said...

It's enjoyable to learn more and more from your blog. Thanks for sharing.

MAcy
www.gofastek.com

PKLM said...

I always cook with an apron -'when I cook- it happens that my husband does most of it. I love the vintage aprons and sort of covet yours (so wrong I know). Maybe I'll luck out and find one or my sewing room will get cleaned out and I'll sew on - currently is packed with all the boxes from Christmas and they need to be moved to their storage place!

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