From the cottage of Maud and Claude

Monday, February 18, 2013

Farm Girl Aprons

Awhile ago, I pinned this adorable tutorial:


(Source:  http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2010/09/apron-bouse-how-to.html)

What a delightful and very easy idea!  Spring is just around the corner and it'll soon be time to get dirty in the garden to get it ready for planting and what better idea than to use aprons tied at the shoulder for a stylish yet very practical smock.

I'm a sucker for aprons, especially very worn aprons.  Not too long ago, I picked up a set of 4 aprons from a central Missouri farm house and they have been recently listed in my Etsy shop.







Look closely and each apron tells a story.  You can just imagine a farm girl from long ago grabbing one of these aprons as she stood in front of the cook stove preparing breakfast for her husband and children.  Later in the day, the apron would catch wind as she stood at the line hanging clothes to dry that were recently hand washed.  There are stains, holes and fading but I think that adds loads of character.

While perhaps these aprons are too worn for use in the garden today, they sure would look lovely hanging on a wooden peg in the kitchen if just for a reminder of those who toiled the land before us.  If you are interested in the aprons, please click my store link to your right.

There are so many vintage aprons on Etsy and even new ones that you'll have no problem finding just the perfect match to wear next time you're outside working in the yard.  Have fun!

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