Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aprons,You just have to love them

My daughter gave me this one.
I love to wear it with jeans or a denim skirt
She also gave me this one with the roosters.

This one belonged to my Mother and
she wore it every day.

1940's Hostess apron
What a wonderful pattern.
I don't think our young generation 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.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
window sill to cool.
The new generation would go crazy now trying to figure out
how many germs was on that apron.
I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron!


  1. Cute post and thanks for the reminder. I have aprons and I should start using them....Christie

  2. Cute aprons especially the top 2, you did a great job, beat me to the punch though, I will put a different spin on mine though.

    Your Daughter

  3. Hi Judanna,
    This post just makes my day, I love aprons, and have many. My mother came out to visit me today and brought an apron pattern and material and we have set a date to sew aprons Monday week. How cool is that,? Your aprons are beautiful and how great to have your mother's.
    I loved what you had to say about aprons and it brought wonderful memories of my grandmother and her aprons.Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love aprons but only have one, similar to your rooster apron. I remember my mom and grandmother always wearing one. I need to buy myself some new ones! (or maybe make one?)

  5. I love your vintage apron post! My grandmother and Mom use to wear one all the time in the Kitchen. My fondness memories are them wearing an apron! I found a vintage pattern at a garage sale, I am thinking of making one, now after reading your post, I cannot wait!
    Thanks for your sweet message on my blog. I love your blog too. I loved your tribute to your Dad too...and I love angels too!

  6. So much has been lost on our generation. This is a wonderful, informative post:)

  7. Aptons are wonderful, I have kitchen aprins and garden aprons with big pockets you can pick broak beans or potatoes in or dead head 500 spent blooms into, have your seateurs and gardening gloves in. Aprons have a million uses and are a tradition in our family.