Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Linen Days

Aprons are part of my linen collection.
Love the hand painted cluster of grapes
and delicate crocheted edge.
This apron looks comfy and would do the job
of protecting the clothes. Now isn't that
what aprons were designed to do.
Marmalady's apron and pattern were taken
from this apron. It is very comfortable, no ties to bind.
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from The Apron Book by EllynAnne Geisel
A Lovely Apron
by Phyllis Reedy Young
Once upon a time
An apron or two
Hung out on the line
Twirling in the breeze
Under a sunny sky,
Flapping dry.
(Can't you just picture that)
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Aprons have a feeling of nostalgia, but are making a come back.
They just make sense when working in the kitchen. They protect from unwanted splatters on clothes. Aprons have been used for many things including wiping away a tear, carrying produce collected from the garden, or dusting off the furniture as you go to answer the door.
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8 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

How beautiful with this printed linen. Here we see it mostly plain.

Angela McRae said...

Aprons are both beautiful AND useful, which should give them pride of place in any linen collection!

Annie said...

Marilyn, you make me want to go right out and buy an apron!

parTea lady said...

Your aprons are lovely. The second one is the style I want to make with some of my tea fabrics. The Apron Book is an enjoyable read.

Eileen said...

Loved the piece on aprons. I just gave up two that I have hung onto for many, many years. As we move into a new space, I have vowed to live more simply and to let go of that which no longer serves me. Unfortunately, that included one taffeta Christmas apron and one checkered everyday apron. Maybe I acted in haste in letting them go. Maybe I need to make myself a new one.

Duchess of Tea said...

You have a interesting blog and those aprons are very lovely indeed. I am going to explore now and will return later tomorrow on my off day to read more.
Duchess xx

paris parfait said...

I love the nostalgia of aprons, although I no longer own any. But my husband, the chef, wears a chef's apron when he cooks. I like the idea of using an apron to dust off the furniture when you go to answer the door! :)

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful linens --- aprons are always inviting.