Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Linen Days



Today is one more apron in my collection of vintage linens.
Not really a linen apron, but a silk apron used for special occasions.
Company is coming and you are serving a festive dinner.
I have found on several of the fancy aprons there are no
ties for around the neck. I once remember that the
ladies would pin the front corners to their dress bodice.
This apron has ties only for around the waist.
I wonder if they used a pretty brooch to attach the bib?
The pockets are the side petals of the flower.
I love the embroidery.
What fun to imagine what meal this hostess served in
her pretty silk apron.

11 comments:

Annie said...

Marilyn,this is soooo pretty. I think there actually WERE kinder and more gentile times, don't you think?

paris parfait said...

That's so lovely! Reminds me of the kind of aprons my grandmothers used to keep for special occasions - lots of organdy and lace.

Deanna said...

What a sweet and delicate apron!
Blessings,
D

Torie Jayne said...

What beautiful linen, Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I am a fashion designer currently working on swimwear x

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parTea lady said...

That apron is a real beauty. I didn't know about some aprons not having neck ties.

Rosemary said...

What an amazing apron! Thanks for sharing! My first sewing project was making an apron in home ec. It certainly didn't look like this one!!
Nancy

Cathy said...

Wow, that is so interesting, and what a beautiful apron. I remember my grandmother cooking dinner for company. She was all dressed up and had a fancy apron for the occasion.

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Angela McRae said...

That is definitely one unique apron!

Bernideen said...

This apron is a blast fromthe past!