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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Aprons

I've often wondered what it would be like to have a sister. I find myself wistfully studying sisters together, and notice there is often something very special between them. My poor little daughter, is also sister less, as was my Mother. It seems to run in the family! Hopefully, this trend will be broken one day!

For a family of eight, you would expect there to be more aprons hanging in the pantry than just two ~ Ashley's and my own. Now since Thelma has been visiting, we have added another one!

Speaking of aprons, I found some old ones recently at the local thrift store. The creative designs of these utilitarian garments is a testament to the resourcefulness of the homemakers who made them.

This one is made just like the one above. There is a little pocket concealed here on the sides.

This is a long border printed fabric.

Don't you love the pocket?

A pretty tie. I suspect these aprons are from the 1960's, if not a bit later.

This is a fancy one! It is ruffled with cotton organdy.

It's pink bias binding adds a special touch.

Ah cotton organdy! Nothing stands out like it!
I have a couple more to show you when time permits.

I wanted to give you a little peek at Marmee's new calendar for 2009! It is full of sweet family images that are sure to cheer you.
There is usually a receipt for the month, and some sweet poem or verse. If you have room for a very large calendar, you will like this one!

Special touches.

Thank you for visiting!


Marqueta said...

Dear Sharon,

Such sweet aprons! Who can have too many?
I know what you mean about sisters-my sister is twelve years older, between three brothers, so we've never been very close. I am in awe when I watch my four girls being so "girly" together, wondering how my life would be different if I'd had a close sister or two.


Sharon said...

I'm so glad for you that you are enjoying FOUR girls~ and girly girls at that! I always enjoy seeing pictures of your family, and the sweet way you dress your girls, and the way they interact with one another. I'm so glad that you have chosen to invest your life in them. You won't be sorry!

Anonymous said...

What exquisite aprons! I particularly like the apron with the organdy. Your calendar is just wonderful. I know your holidays must be filled with smiles and love in such a full household!

Paula said...

Dear Sharon,

Your aprons are so beautiful!!!! What wonderful finds. Thank you for sharing them! I love aprons and enjoy wearing them. Vintage ones are especially lovely!
Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Shan said...

Dearest Sharon,

What a lovely post! I too, love aprons and wear one daily. Something about them makes me feel like I am capable of baking a 10 layer cake while I am dusting and folding laundry!

I have the Yearbook for the Homekeeper from Marmee Dear and I just love it. I think it is important to be orgainzed in the running of our households.

Well, the Holiday baking is calling out to me, so I will say farewell.

Yours kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

P.S. I am posting my Holiday Home Tour of my Victorian farmhouse in the coming weeks, so please stop in for tea.