Thursday, August 23, 2012

Details, Details on a Vintage Apron

I've been meaning to share this with you for a few weeks now. My Mom found this apron that had been at my grandmother's house. The details and colors are so pretty on this apron. You just don't see things like this made any more and that's why I think it's really something special to hold onto.

It's got attached straps that criss-cross in the back and beige stitching around the outside edge.

I love the peppy colors of bubble gum pink, lavender, marigold, and grass green with accents of off white and black.  Here's a closer look at the workmanship toward the bottom of the apron.

The top of the woman's umbrella is actually a small pocket...

More details...

Wouldn't it be such a fun accessory to hang in a shabby chic or vintage inspired kitchen? I've also thought about the possibility of having it framed (just like my scarf) and use as color inspiration for Sheila's next room. We'll see. I hate not to have it displayed somewhere but Sheila's room is really the only place I could envision it.

Have any of you used aprons in your decorating or in other projects? Or do you have any other ideas of how you would use an item like this?

Thanks so much for your feedback on our kitchen - I'm going to attempt to get better lighting and will post the rest of the kitchen tour for you. Have a great day!


  1. Beautiful! Original works of art come in so many forms!

  2. It's awesome!!! I love the little pocket. I found a vintage sewing apron at an antique fair a few years ago. I gave it to my mom as a present and she loved it. How cool that it came from your family.

  3. What a treasure, Holly! I love every little thing I have that belonged to my grandmothers. It would be beautiful framed, and make a great statement piece!

  4. I just love vintage cross stitch linens. So much detail, like you said! I think this would be sweet in a little girls room.

  5. It's almost like cross stitch is a forgotten art...the different stitches add so much texture to the designs...the colors as you say are so beautiful...too pretty not to have out to enjoy!

  6. Such a pretty apron, Holly!!!

    Oh wow, Happy early Birthday, Sheila!!! Hope you have a fantastic day and a great party!! (Want to know more of the details!) Can you believe we are going to have 2 year olds?!

  7. How beautiful! Even more so that it belonged to your grandmother. My mother in law gave me some vintage tea towels that she found at her mother in law's house after she passed away. I use them daily (maybe that's bad), but I can't stand to have them stored away out of sight and not being enjoyed.

  8. The vintage apron is beautiful. I think hanging it would be lovely. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. :)

  9. Wow, so pretty. This definitely needs to be on display!