Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FABULOUS FLAPPERS APRON...

Preface:  This post was originally done last week for White Wednesday at Faded Charm, and it just so happened that a call was put out for favorite aprons to join the fun at Sweet Magnolias Farm for their Apronology Blog Party - most of my original post is intact, with maybe a few descriptives and a little bit of editing added, here and there.

One of my favorite 'whites' in the house turned out to be one of the harder to photograph, and get it all in.  I was lucky enough to be gifted with this beautiful circa 1920's home sewn, embroidered/appliqued apron from a dear little lady at a local tea house, during a spring art show a few years back.  Setting up a display/sale area of vintage aprons, she had pulled it from a box to be sold, and was wearing it when I arrived to set up our wares in their courtyard that morning...and had to endure me drooling over it, all morning.  She finally talked me into a swap - actually, she simply she took it off and tied it around my waist - I quickly offered up the trade.  The much loved and coveted apron in exchange for a custom purse. 
Two beautiful flappers face each other - meticulously embroidered, and cleverly appliqued pockets.  The tops of their hats were left open to house hands, hankies, recipe cards, and whatever else might have found it's way inside.  My own grandma kept hard candies in hers - as well as in the infamous candy drawer she kept for the grand kids.
Delicate white lace was sewn around all edges, with a dainty pink heart with blue detailing, embroidered across the bottom edge.
I marvel at the size of the woman that made and wore this...the waist on it is so tiny (the tie ends in back are not at all that long), and the lines are so slender.
 The 'girls' behind the scenes in the photos are Edwardian parlor pillows...all three are dated between 1900 - 1910.
True beauties, all!  Make sure to stop by the Apronology Blog Party at Sweet Magnolias Farm, for more apron fun today - Happy February!

15 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great apron, so unique. And those pillows....so pretty. I am joining WW tomorrow too. Hope you can stop by:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jeannie B. said...

What a cute,cute apron!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I LOVE that apron.....I have a "thing" for vintage aprons and that one takes the cake!!!
I adore the parlor pillows too; beautiful!!!

The Primitive Bucket said...

What a great apron to have and such nice work. Truly a work of art. And your necklace for the giveaway is to die for too!! Glad to see you back on here girl..

Jackie said...

Beautiful apron! Love the necklace!
Your blog composition is amazing!
Fabulous work.

Terry said...

Cool stuff here.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...that apron is so wonderful and unique!!

Only Prettier said...

awesome apron! Your stuff is great!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Super, super sweet ... thanks for sharing!
xo
Jill

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That apron is adorable and probably one of a kind. The pillows are very unusual too. I do not think I have ever seen any that are dated. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Carol said...

Beautiful apron! Love the lines of it.

Victoria said...

The apron is darling and I am in love with those pillows...gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my WW post:)

Ellen said...

What a great apron, good for you! Thanks for sharing!!

xoxo,
Ellen

Lizzy said...

What an absolutely adorable apron. Thanks so much for sharing

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

I love your apron ..this is definitely so unique ..I've never seen a vintage one with flappers faces embroidered on it.

What a true treasure you have !

And your post is worded so beautifully !

Thanks for participating in our blog party ..

Sara And Abbey