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elizabethswhimsies Posted - Mar 23 2016 : 2:05:43 PM
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.

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horsecrazy60 Posted - Oct 27 2020 : 2:21:04 PM
I used to do chickenscratch, brought back memories. I think I still have some books with patterns. Maybe I will give it a go again. I sew aprons to enter in the county fair. I bet no one else would enter one with chickenscratch.
stephaniesmith Posted - Jan 06 2020 : 7:15:00 PM
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?
katmom Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 3:18:50 PM
Erin,,, your aprons and table cloths are Adorable! Lucky you...

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

willowpatches Posted - Sep 28 2019 : 09:13:56 AM

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.
willowpatches Posted - Sep 28 2019 : 09:12:03 AM

I love my vintage aprons and table cloths

Sew seeds of kindness, reap a harvest of joy.
loribeck Posted - Jan 29 2019 : 5:48:24 PM
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
elizabethswhimsies Posted - Jan 25 2019 : 03:58:01 AM
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.

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ceridwen Posted - Jan 24 2019 : 07:57:52 AM
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!

Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
windypines Posted - Dec 24 2018 : 03:56:03 AM
they look beautiful hanging, but i hope you enjoy using them as well.

Farming in WI

Janice Posted - Dec 23 2018 : 6:59:17 PM
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.

Vintage Artist
& city gardener.
MBurns Posted - Jun 04 2016 : 10:14:53 AM
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.

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Nana Shirl Posted - Jun 03 2016 : 9:42:30 PM
Way to score lil farmgirl! Love finding lil treasures! BLESSINGS!

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mrssarahhall Posted - Apr 13 2016 : 6:44:10 PM
What a great score! So pretty.#128522;

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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan Posted - Mar 30 2016 : 12:39:57 PM
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.

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Bear5 Posted - Mar 30 2016 : 12:30:54 PM
Such beautiful aprons. I'm sure there's a lot of memories in each apron.

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

NikisMom Posted - Mar 28 2016 : 2:50:05 PM
Wonderful find! I love using my vintage aprons. I always try to imagine the ladies who wore them before me.
elizabethswhimsies Posted - Mar 25 2016 : 1:54:16 PM
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.
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Mar 24 2016 : 05:02:51 AM
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
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Mar 24 2016 : 04:24:30 AM
Great bunch of aprons Elizabeth! They look great on the hooks. You did well.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
katmom Posted - Mar 23 2016 : 10:41:19 PM
Oh Elizabeth,, what a great score! and yes,,, who doesn't luv a sweet gingham stitch 'chicken scratch' stitching..

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

YellowRose Posted - Mar 23 2016 : 3:09:45 PM
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.

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