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Vintage Aprons...like Mom used to wear

Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 02:35 PM

I wish I could find those classic aprons that tied at the waist that Mom used to wear with her Tahitian pearls, pumps and a pencil skirt while cooking..
Love them...so girlie and frilly with fab cotton.
Any of you have some of these classic beauties?

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  1. LNG212 RE: Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 03:21 PM

    I don't have a frilly one like you describe. But for my birthday, my sister bought me something that I've wanted for years ever since I read about it. An actual flour sack apron! It's just fabulous. It's a pretty print too. The cotton (?) is soooo soft. Only down side is that it has no pockets. A small inconvenience.

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      LeoLioness RE: Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 03:29 PM

      I do. They are fun for cocktail parties when some sort of apron is needed but aestetics are wanted, too. Check Ebay for vintage ones, and Etsy for reproductions.

      1. pilotgirl210 RE: Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 03:57 PM

        I have inherited several of them from both my Mom and my Grandma. I feel like *Lucy* when I wear one. I have late-model heavy-duty aprons that I wear when doing some heavy baking, etc., and save the vintage ones for setting the table for company and completing a meal before guests arrive. I'm an antique collector and have seen many lovely aprons in antique stores. You might start your search there. And they aren't that spendy.

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          jaykayen RE: Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 03:58 PM

          Seen someat Sur La Table.

          1. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Jul 7, 2011 06:53 PM

            Thanks everyone...vintage aprons that Mom had ranged from her moods of frilly, goofy, cocktail hour, corporate, holiday and they were all so beautiful made..
            I couldn't imagine wearing pumps, pearls all gussied up cooking like she did...ugg boots, yoga pants and vintage t-shirt for me..

            I'll check Etsy/Ebay and the thrift stores in high end areas.

            1. onceadaylily RE: Beach Chick Jul 8, 2011 09:53 AM

              I have five that I turned into cafe curtains for my kitchen window. I cut the straps off and used them to make tabs that I sewed in along the top. They are very easy to find in my area, all the smaller vintage/thrift stores have a rack of them. Good luck in your search.

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                Beach Chick RE: onceadaylily Jul 8, 2011 11:25 AM

                How darling that must be...great idea!

              2. CindyJ RE: Beach Chick Jul 8, 2011 06:59 PM

                If you have an Anthropologie store nearby, check out their kitchen aprons. Some of them are VERY retro. http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/c...

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