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elizabethswhimsies
Farmgirl in Training

16 Posts

Elizabeth
New York
16 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2016 :  2:05:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought you all might understand why I was delighted to find SIX vintage aprons at the Salvation Army today! They are lovely! The gingham with chicken scratch is probably my favorite. Most of them appear to be handmade, except the linen one that is second from the left in the photo directly below. It has lovely machine embroidery on it. I will have to photograph the details in that one better when it's brighter out.



YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4679 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4679 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2016 :  3:09:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Elizabeth, great find on the aprons. Love everyone of them. Now you have aprons to fly for our Jubilee in May.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12804 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12804 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2016 :  10:41:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Elizabeth,, what a great score! and yes,,, who doesn't luv a sweet gingham stitch 'chicken scratch' stitching..

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2016 :  04:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great bunch of aprons Elizabeth! They look great on the hooks. You did well.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4422 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4422 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2016 :  05:02:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a fantastic find, Elizabeth!! Those aprons all look to be in great condition and they look so sweet hanging up in your kitchen. Enjoy wearing them!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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elizabethswhimsies
Farmgirl in Training

16 Posts

Elizabeth
New York
16 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2016 :  1:54:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, ladies! I think they must have been someone's apron collection in a drawer. They are all perfect and had fold lines as though they were folded up for a long time.
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NikisMom
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Julie
Framingham MA
140 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2016 :  2:50:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful find! I love using my vintage aprons. I always try to imagine the ladies who wore them before me.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2016 :  11:48:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great finds! They are all so pretty. I don't think I can pick a favorite! Enjoy your new beauties.

Krista
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13055 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13055 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2016 :  12:30:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Such beautiful aprons. I'm sure there's a lot of memories in each apron.
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2016 :  12:39:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the red gingham! Reminds me of the "Home Ec" aprons we made in 8th grade. Your red one looks lovely with all the cross stitch detail! They had us tear the fabric instead of using scissors, so we would be certain to have a square cut. I wore my green checked apron for years.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."

Edited by - Marilyn Hartman Sullivan on Mar 30 2016 12:40:42 PM
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1174 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1174 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2016 :  6:44:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great score! So pretty.#128522;

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Nana Shirl
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Shirley
Kit Carson Colorado
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2016 :  9:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Send Nana Shirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Way to score lil farmgirl! Love finding lil treasures! BLESSINGS!

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1033 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1033 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2016 :  10:14:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a collection of vintage aprons also and look at flea markets thrift stores garage sales and many other sources. love the ones sewn by hand and old. average price is $8 great find and I to think about who might have owned them. my mom, aunts and grandmothers all wore aprons. I wear one to help serve funeral dinners at church.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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Janice
True Blue Farmgirl

182 Posts

Janice
Vancouver WA
USA
182 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2018 :  6:59:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Elizebeth,
I see you have an apron addition/ collection too. I have 4 full body aprons and 3 half aprons. Some I have sewed myself, some came from estate sales and some came from Farmgirl mail swap. Such fun. Can you have too many aprons? Hee, hee. Serious, no. If one apron gets too many stains on it, I have a back up.

Janice
Vintage Artist
& city gardener.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2836 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2836 Posts

Posted - Dec 24 2018 :  03:56:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
they look beautiful hanging, but i hope you enjoy using them as well.

Farming in WI

Michele
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

735 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
735 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2019 :  07:57:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OMG! I love them! What a find! I never thought of looking for aprons when I go to a second hand store. I'm always looking for kitchens stuff ... Oh wait, aprons are part of kitchen stuff! lol

Thanks for sharing!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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elizabethswhimsies
Farmgirl in Training

16 Posts

Elizabeth
New York
16 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2019 :  03:58:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aprons are a lot of fun, aren't they? I routinely run through my Salvation Army store looking for fun stuff but it is becoming more and more difficult to find. They are ebaying a lot of vintage things now and just carry really basic stuff at the store, like used clothes. But I keep looking, anyway! I have also found a great sewing box with vintage accessories there, too, which I now use as my current workbox.

Elizabeth
Farmgirl Sister #7339
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2019 :  5:48:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the aprons. Thrift shops are so much fun and you never know what you will find. You really scored with the aprons.

Lori Beck
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willowpatches
True Blue Farmgirl

69 Posts

Peggy
Erin Tn
69 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  09:12:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I love my vintage aprons and table cloths

Sew seeds of kindness, reap a harvest of joy.
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willowpatches
True Blue Farmgirl

69 Posts

Peggy
Erin Tn
69 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  09:13:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

These beautiful old table cloths are a combination of yard sale finds and gifts from a friend. I treasure them.

Sew seeds of kindness, reap a harvest of joy.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12804 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12804 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  3:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Erin,,, your aprons and table cloths are Adorable! Lucky you...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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stephaniesmith
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Stephanie
Independence MO
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  7:15:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sweet aprons! I love the red gingham, too. The flower one next to it is gorgeous also. There's just something about vintage aprons, isn't there?


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