Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can You Say Apron?

A friend gave me the History of Aprons and I just love it!


I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ' old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

REMEMBER: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.

Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.

My nana used to wear aprons, but I don’t recall my mom wearing one, so I am bringing aprons back!

Here are a few of my most recently crafted aprons:

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And another one:


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  1. Oh, how beautiful these all are!!!! I've got to tell you my little story...My daughter is 29, but when she was little, I always bought us matching aprons and they hung in the kitchen together! I still have them and they are my pride and joy.

  2. Cindy what a great story, I love that you did that..I need to figure out how to make an infant apron, I think that would be so cool, maybe matching mother/baby aprons!

  3. I remember the grandmother and mother always wore them.. There is a poem out about the apron on the net.
    Hope you have had a goodweekend.

  4. Very pretty aprons. Funny. I wear an apron around the house all day long for doing all of my household duties. I even use it carry in produce from the fridge in the garage to the house, to carry laundry and even toys. I wear it to extend the wear of my clothing. I don't know when I picked up this habit up because my mother and grandmother never wore them and I didn't growing up. I even have my children wear one when helping out in the kitchen, and my husband wears one when I serve a messy meal like spaghetti, for example, because he invariably always gets something on his shirt. My aprons are so worn out. The ones I wear I've been wearing for over 15 years. They have holes in them and are getting thread bare. I must make some new ones.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my thrifted dress.

  5. Oh I love that! My mother had a eautiful one my grandmother had embroidered on and mom used to wear it- loved it. I do think they need to come back! So does wearing dresses- I'm working on it :-)
    Saw your comment to Cindy - there are little girl patterns out there still to go over dresses - I have one down stairs

  6. Your aprons are adorable! Love the post on them. My grandmother always wore one. This brought back some happy memories. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My Granny Walden always had an apron on but my Grandma Dow was never seen in one. My mom did not don the apron nor did I but my daughter has many. Go figure!!!!

    Yours are just adorable girl!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a warm fuzzy kinda day!!! :o)

  8. Thank you so much for wishing me congratulations on my pregnancy and for your prayers. I will try to get some baby bump pictures posted in the next week or so


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