Thursday, July 09, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Happy Friday! The girls and I like to collect aprons, so today I'm going to share some favorites...

Many of them are from the depression era and have been found at local antique shops.



Gingham Apron

Christmas Apron
I got this Christmas apron for Grace many years ago.

My Grandma made this child sized apron for my sister and I.


Diner Apron
And finally, the latest apron to add our collection has a fun diner theme. My mom made it from vintage fabric for Emily's birthday.

Thank you for taking a look at our our aprons! I hope your week has gone well. We've spent a lot of time at the pool with swim lessons and playing with friends. The plans are the same for next week!

Remember, that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your exact show and tell blog post link, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the very last one best. Vintage aprons are so cheery. Too bad the housework done in them~not so much!

Bethany Hudson said...

Welcome home! I love vintage aprons.

Needled Mom said...

I love all the old aprons. They have such character to them.

Jules said...

Great aprons! One of my favorites is one my grandma made for me when I was a girl. I still wear it from time to time. The other one I have is one from Pampered Chef that I got from one of my bridal showers a couple years ago. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed looking. :o)

Linda said...

Your aprons are wonderful....I fancy them too and wear one every day. I especially love the one your granma made for you and the one Emily's granma made for her...hugs, Linda

abnsigoslady said...

What a beautiful collection. Thank you for sharing it with us. Laura@ the mansion

Amy Sue said...

I LOVE COLLECTING APRONS!! I don't think I've ever met anyone else who does! I also get them at antique stores as well. Thank you for sharing!

Anne Fannie said...

I love vintage aprons. Yours are so beautiful! I found a vintage pattern at a garage sale last month and I can't wait to make one! I haven't participated in Show and Tell Friday for a while. I am excited to join again today!

GlorV1 said...

I love aprons too. As of late I have been collecting them also. I need to get to the thrift store and see if I can find some more. Very nice aprons. Thanks Kelli.

Gattina said...

You are the first person I "know" collecting aprons ! They look very nice ! I never wear or wore an apron in my whole life, and none of my friends either. Maybe they are still worn in little villages, but otherwise ..

Unknown said...

Love those vintage aprons - a lovely practical and fun item to collect.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home !!
Those aprons are great, I love all the different fabrics.
Have a fabulous Friday !!

Hootin Anni said...

I've never been an 'apron' person, but I must say I really like the one for Christmas!

My show n tell is about a crystal mermaid today.

Happy weekend, Kelli

Gee said...

Those aprons are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy M. said...

I love aprons also! They look so pretty! thanks for

Candy said...

We saw some pretty aprons on our junkin' trip yesterday. Dixie posted a picture on her blog. (I forgot to get a pic)
Love you collection. Don't they make cookin' more fun?


Rosanne said...

Terrific aprons, I have a few I've collected too!

Jill said...

I collect vintage aprons too (and use them!) They make my heart warm just looking at them. You have some special ones.

Nanna said...

what a sweet post I love the aprons, my grandmother use to wear aprons all the time & when you'd go to my hubsbands grandmothers house you wore one or didn't go into the kitchen LOL

vintage girl at heart said...

Your aprons are fantastic!!! I love that you still have one from your chilhood!!! I have quite a few and cannot seem to pass them up at yard sales!!! I always wonder about their history!!!
Have a Blessed weekend!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Always lovely to come on over for a visit and today was the purfect time to do so. I have not been to see you for some time. will be back real soon and love so much your aprons. Lee-ann

Mrs.T said...

Oh Kelly, the aprons are just wonderful!! I love the Christmas one and the diner theme -- what fun!

I love aprons, both collecting them and wearing them.

Thanks for sharing (and hosting!
God bless,

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your apron collection! I love the little one your Mom made for you and your sister! How sweet Emily has a apron made by her Grandmother on her Birthday! What a wonderful Grandmother. My daughter,Suzette made an apron when at our Home School. She is so happy today to have her little apron. I wish I had kept more of my aprons! Too young to realize I should! Now I have saved TONS of other things! lol My Grandson, Gage is 4 he asked me yesterday, how did I get so many things! lol I have one apron from when I was 20, and a new one made by a friend, now if I would just wear them, I would quit ruining my clothes! My Mother and Grandmother had their aprons on all day, even at the garden with rags to tie up tomato in the pockets. I always loved to see what all was in my Grandmother's apron pocket! What a great apron show! I just love it!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting.
You always do such a great job.

Barbara Jean

PS Love the aprons!!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Vintage aprons are so pretty. I remember my mama wore an apron every day.

You have a lovely collection of them.


The Old Parsonage said...

Have you ever heard this before?

Grandma's Apron
by Tina Trivett

The strings were tied, It was freshly washed, and maybe even pressed.
For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed.
The simple apron that it was, you would never think about;
the things she used it for, that made it look worn out.

She may have used it to hold, some wildflowers that she'd found.
Or to hide a crying child's face, when a stranger came around.
Imagine all the little tears that were wiped with just that cloth.
Or it became a potholder to serve some chicken broth.

She probably carried kindling to stoke the kitchen fire.
To hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire.
When canning all her vegetables, it was used to wipe her brow.
You never know, she might have used it to shoo flies from the cow.

She might have carried eggs in from the chicken coop outside.
Whatever chore she used it for, she did them all with pride.
When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest.
I'm sure the apron that she chose, was her Sunday best.

Enjoy your day!

Pam B said...

I am new to your blog - found it from Lori's. I love your aprons and I really enjoy reading all of your posts! I collect clothing and cookbooks (and other stuff) from the 1930s-1950s so I really appreciate your love of linens and aprons. Oh, and I'm in DFW as well so I can definitely appreciate your sentiments regarding our weather - I'm a "fall" girl, myself! Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello.

Bovey Belle said...

What gorgeous aprons, especially the embroidered one. I hope you had a good vacation.

I have had no broadband (except blips) for nearly 2 months now, but the line is finally being replaced on Monday. I have missed you all so much now Seasonal Delights is no more. Jennie xxx

Mrs. U said...

Hi Kellie!!
These are SO very pretty!!

What's funny, I was going to post on the exact same thing today- my apron collection- but changed my mind! LOL!!!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. U

Jane said...

So many thoughts come to my mind with your aprons today. I didn't think you would show and tell today since you would just be back from your vacation so what a nice surprise when I looked. I realized how many aprons I have and don't think about them. Also how many stains could we prevent on our clothes if we did. I loved the poem that Leann shared in her comment. I should be wearing an apron when I go out to the garden not expecting to do anything and then I start picking some cucumbers or beans and need a pocket. Nanna's comment that she didn't go to Grandma's kitchen without them was cute. When my children were little and I needed a quiet place to pray someone shared with me about the woman who knelt down at a chair and put her apron over her head. That was her closet prayer place. Thank you for hosting show and tell.

marmielu said...

I just love aprons, and wear them during my days at home. My favorite was an antique cotton full coverage apron from the early 1900's. It buttoned in the back, and I wore it to death. I should have taken a pattern from it.
Thanks for hosting this.
Mary Lou

Simply Heart And Home said...

What lovely aprons, Kelli. I enjoy aprons too. :) I think cooking is more enjoyable while wearing an apron.



Anonymous said...

The second one really caught my eye! I'd love the see the entire thing so I can try to copy the design. ~Kelly in MN

Janet, said...

I love vintage aprons. Yours are very pretty. I have a large collection of them that I pick up at thrift stores and yard sales.

Dawn said...

That is great. What a unique collection.

Lori said...

Love all your aprons Kelli.

It's been awhile since I have been over here.
Just wanted to drop by and say hello.

My blog has gone private..( I really haven't posted much lately).
Email me( if you would like to recieve an invite.


Lori said...

Love all your aprons Kelli.

It's been awhile since I have been over here.
Just wanted to drop by and say hello.

My blog has gone private..( I really haven't posted much lately).
Email me( if you would like to recieve an invite.


sandra said...

I am an apron-wearer too. You have some pretty ones.