Sunday, October 5, 2008

Apron Collection, Show and Tell Sunday

















I started collecting vintage aprons about 10 years ago when my daughter was in preschool. I began inviting LuLu's friends over to decorate holiday sugar cookies and this blossomed into a much more elaborate gingerbread house decorating party. I have hundreds of cookie cutters, so we can have cookie decorating parties for any holiday or event. I was able to find the most wonderful aprons at the flea market and I usually paid about $1.00 each for them. The kids love being able to go through all of the aprons and pick their favorite one. At first the kids were timid about getting the aprons messy but I explained that's what an apron is for. The aprons are usually beautifully ironed when I buy them, and that's the last time they will be ironed! I don't mind a few wrinkles, and they will look just fine after a few minutes in the dryer.
Please check out JunqueArt in my favorites to see wonderful vintage aprons!!!

14 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Linda, wow you have a wonderful collection of aprons. I think my favorite is the aqua and red one. Too cute! And what a great idea with the cookie party! How much fun to pick out an apron and make cookies! I'm with you on the ironing! I'm allergic to irons, lol. If you noticed Ethel was sporting some wrinkled aprons too! LOL Thanks so much for taking time to join show & tell today!!! Have a great Sunday!

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow! That is an amazing collection. Very pretty. Take care~

farmerjulie said...

Morning Linda!
Love the aprons. I hate to iron as well..
You are inspiring me to have a cookie party! How fun that looks!

Miss Rhea said...

You have an awesome collection !! How fun for them to pick one and then to make cookies !! I want to come over and play !! lol !! :) Have a great weekend !! :)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a sweet use for your aprons; looks like so much fun! You are helping to make some wonderful memories for these girls!
:)
~Becca~

KatCollects said...

I love your collection of aprons and how you let the kids use them to bake with, so sweet.
Kathy

Juanita said...

I love how the kids get to use them during your parties. What neat memories they will have. Love the collections that you have, it would be hard to choose!

Mona said...

You have a beautiful apron collection! I just love that you have the young ladies creating with aprons on!!

LISBETH---<-@ said...

Hello! Thank you so much for your nice comment. Wow, you have a lot of aprons.. I do admire people that can collect vintage stuff in the way you do.
Not long before we are going to have cookie party... Christmas you know ....
All the best,
Lisbeth

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

I love your story about the aprons. Each year all the females in the family get together to makes tamales... I should take all of my aprons over so that we can wear them. :) xoxo, Joanna

Elizabeth said...

Linda,
I love how you use your fabulous aprons for a cookie party. What wonderful memories you have created for your children and their friends.
Elizabeth

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

What a fun collection you have! I love that you let the kids use them - that's what they're for!

Jennifer Conway said...

Oh! I love seeing your aprons all spread out on the table.....twice!! Lovely collection, thanks for sharing.....can't wait to start decorating Christmas cookies now!
~Jennifer~

Anonymous said...

What a lovely collection of aprons. I have always enjoyed my daughters helping in the kitchen. We wear aprons as a matter of course when doing housework. I noticed your collection seemed to be half aprons, we prefer the older style full pinafore aprons. Do you collect them?

Blessings,
Grace.