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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!

Hi Everyone! It is a RED Letter Day!  I found a wonderful book, The Kitchen Linens Book, by EllynAnne Geisel from her blog, Apron Memories. You can find her HERE  She collects and writes about all kinds of vintage textiles...especially aprons.And, is the leader and inspiration for Tie One One Campaign. A few weeks ago I found her book, The Apron Book, at JoAnn's and inside it was filled with all kinds of ooooh and ahhhs vintage aprons. There are half-aprons, full aprons, work aprons, fancy aprons, even a distinctive South of the border apron , but one in particular caught my eye. A vintage 1940-50 plastic apron. My Mom had a child-sized that I remember in her collection..she used em all the time, but they are a collection now.  I said to myself...'someday I'm gonna find one of those'...and closed the book. Well, last weekend we went to the Antique Mall...LOL...it has been sooooo long I was having withdrawl.....anyhoo, Mom and Dad  were with us and they found this cute little number....................................................................................
Isn't it just tooo retro?! And, yes, it is plastic! I was doin the 'Happy Dance'  in the aisle.
Here are some close-ups of the detail...........

The pocket hangs from the waistband. I love the little white flowers and leaves 
that  are on the plastic material.

This is the red rose under the pocket and

this bouquet of mixed flowers is on  the other side.

More of the little white flowers are on the waistband and apronstrings.

Pink plastic ruffles frame the apron at the hem which accentuates those little white flowers
that create a border along the hem too. Can you believe it was only $8! I really didn't look to close at the detail of the apron til I got home..hehe...I saw no stains, so home with me it came 8o)
Sorry this will not be available on any of my websites this one goes into my personal collection. I just couldn't not share the pics. Ya know this is also gettin me to thinkin. I said I'd find a plastic apron......well I've been sayin,   Today I'm gonna win the Lottery...sigh....how come nobody up there listens when I say that!


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24 comments:

Antiques Galore Gal said...

That is a great find! I always pick up children's aprons, but to find it in plastic is worth the happy dance!

Mecky said...

That's a great find.
I bought The Apron Book some time back. I really want the green one she has in the book and on her blog.
Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Mecky

C. Joy said...

A plastic apron and it still looks good?! Wow. Cute, cute. Enjoy.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody--So awesomely retro--love it, my friend!!! If you ever need a blog button I can make an awesome one from your blog header...they're only $10. If you ever want it done, let me know so that it can increase your traffic too!
XO
Cindy

KitschKrafts said...

Hi Melody!
Thanks for stopping by the blog the other day. Great find at the antique mall!
I saw a magazine at Joann's this morning called Apron-ology and thought of you. I did not get a chance to look at it, but the cover looked like it was probably pretty cool.
Check it out when you get a chance!
Erika

Mary said...

Ooo, love your darling retro plastic apron, Melody! That does bring back memories :) I sorta* collect aprons but don't have a single one that's vinyl? What a find~

*"sorta" just means I can't afford to buy all the aprons I love ;)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wonderful find, it is a beautiful apron !

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
Oh what a great find. Love it and so glad you are keeping it for you and your collection.
It looks to be in excellent condition too.
Thank you for stopping by, it was so great to see you.
Hope all is well in Cincinnati.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Melody, Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, and absolutely please do use the Ideals cottage. I just knew readers would enjoy it as much as I do. I love visiting your gingham cabin in the woods. It is particularly lovely this time of year! PS Your embroidery basket is right up my alley - wonderful fabric! Elizabeth

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thanks for visiting me!

I think I remember my Grandma had a plastic apron at once. The one you have is in great shape!

Ivy and Elephants said...

That is just the cutest apron. I can't remember the last time I saw a plastic apron. What a great find. Love you blog my dear!

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is the cutest little apron! Great find! ♥

LV said...

I think all the aprons are adorable. Ladies never used to get in the kitchen without one. They seem to be making a come back now.

Daniella said...

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xxDaniella

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Don't ya love it when you put something "out there" and then ....
there it is !
(())

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for your recent visit!!

This is one darling apron and I would have never even thought it was plastic until you mentioned it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Pat said...

A plastic apron - now that's a great idea! Happy PS!

Coloradolady said...

This is amazing! I'd be doing the happy dance too. I love the color and the roses..and plastic to boot~~ Cute beyond words. Happy VTT!

Kerrie said...

What a great blog, love your post for pink Saturday!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Fabulous find! And the book sounds fab too!

Diann said...

Oh, I love it! I have about 10 vintage aprons and I think they are so fun to use and display. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!

Anita said...

Of course you're gonna keep that one, lol!! Too pretty!! I thought about making an apron from feed sacks, but haven't gotten there yet! Thanks for stopping by!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Cute apron!
And its in such nice condition. Sometimes the plastic ones I find have yellowed a bit.

Kimberly :-)

Miss Merry said...

I love the Apron Book. It brings back so many memories of my mother, my aunt and my grandmother who always wore aprons. Beautiful post.