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Friday, July 9, 2010



They are some of MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Sometime, when you have time, GOOGLE

"The History of Aprons..."
so cute !!

My mother sewed ALL the time...ALL our clothes !
There is absolutely NO telling how many aprons she made..!
My mother wore one every time she went into the kitchen.

I just wonder and wonder where all those aprons are...
garage sales, maybe...she had a lot of them.( a lot of aprons AND a lot of sales) :))

ROSEMARY ROLLS from MY kitchen...but I stole the recipe from A MYSTERY WOMAN..(shhhhh....)
I wish I had just ONE of Mom's aprons..:(

I found a few really cute PINK aprons on the net....
BAKING just seems to take on a whole new meaning
when you're all decked out in a really CUTE apron...
Aren't these so yummy looking ?

Now, this little sexy number...

well....there might be more than ONE KIND OF COOKING going on, if you know what I mean!

Cute and SASSY, indeed !! When I grow up, I wanna LOOK JUST LIKE HER !!

awww....I can remember putting an apron on MY little girl a few times....*gulp
I love EVERYthing in this photo...every single thing !

and...hey...wonder where they got those cute hangers for the aprons ?

I have a couple more CUTE aprons that I will share with you once I get a few more to add to the collection....?I think ALL mothers used to wear aprons...!

but, mine never wore one as cute as this POLKA DOT one....

...isn't she the cutest thing...and don't you love her HAIR !!


OOO...and let me tell you the SWEETEST story about this adorable apron that belongs to ME.....

Once, a couple years back, I made mention on a post that I was


Now, the kind, sweet and thoughtfulness of PENNY that lives in THE COMFORTS OF HOME decided I needed AN APRON...She in turn, contacted KATHY that lives in KATHY'S COTTAGE and ordered an apron to be sent to ME. bwaaaaaa....

My heart just flat came up in my throat the day I received this beauty in the mail. I cried for 2 hours (and I am tearing up so fast right now). MR. SWEET thought something was really wrong because I couldn't talk for a few minutes...too filled with emotions think that people I don't know and may NEVER meet, would do such an act of love and kindness.


ummm...there's those ROLLS again !!

HOT... right out of the oven...I'll tell ya about them next time..
(remember, I said SHHHHH)

This adorable apron is in the ETSY shop that belongs to KATHY at KATHY'S COTTAGE .

THE WOMAN IS A MASTER OF APRONS...and many, MANY other things...Isn't it so might want to check out her shop...she always has some really pretty things there for your own self or for gifts.

Please tell her bj said hello..:))



Damaris said...

Aww...they are just SEW CUTE!! I never had my own apron. And then about two months ago, I entered in my sweet friend's blog giveaway, and guess what the prize was!?! I won the sweetest apron EVER!! And I shall treasure it forever!! XXOO, Damaris

Sherry said...

That apron Penny sent you is adorable! I love it. I know how well it suits you too, because you love that color combo. What a nice treasure to have an old apron. I agree. Have a great weekend BJ!

Jeanette said...

I love aprons! My daughter started a collection of aprons for me many years ago and always wondered how to display them properly. I saw a post on Miss Janice's post so I am using that as inspiration! Can't wait to finish it an share with everyone.

Linda Chapman said...

I love aprons, too, and have over a dozen! Somehow they just MULTIPLY! Some are vintage, some I made, some were gifts.I may take them out and admire them later this evening....they used to hang on one of those accordian hanger thingies but I now have them in a wicker basket. Funny, I seldom avtually WEAR one!

Kathleen Grace said...

Awww, thanks again my dear friend. I had the best time designing that apron and knowing all the time the sweet surprise you would get when you opened the package! I wear aprons all the time. I think a cute apron just makes my cooking and cleaning more fun, and it saves my clothes from my my messy habits!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love aprons and always wear them while cooking or doing the dishes, I even have one particular one that I wear only when canning! Yep, I do.
Your post is cute, and I'd love the frilly cupcake, #11-thanks!

Lisa said...

Aprons are super fun! I do so love them! What a great apron display you shared! I have enjoyed it!
Hugs, Lisa

Blondie's Journal said...

I love aprons and wish those days would come back. It never matters, when I cook dressed up for a holiday, I splatter on myself. I need a bib, too! lol!

Love this nostalgic post and all the cool pictures, especially the baking mosaic. How sweet it is that Penny sent you the apron...what sweethearts she and Kathy are! :-)


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, this is such a fun post! Just the sight of an apron makes my mouth water, thinking of a good meal of vegetables and corn bread. Your apron is so cute, and all of these photos you posted are so fun. They brought back memories (and more mouth watering)! Thank you for linking all of this apron fun to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh they are all so cute!!! How sweet that your Mom was into aprons also. I love that!! :)

Annesphamily said...

I wish I had had even one of my late mom's aprons. Your post is really sweet. I told you you always make me smile! I love stopping by. Have a sweet weekend my friend! Anne

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
What a great post today. I love aprons too and I can remember my Mom wearing one everyday. I can remember sitting on her lap and smelling kitchen scents on her apron. If I cried she would wipe the tears with the corner of her apron. If my hands were dirty she would wipe them with the edge of her apron. She had a pretty one that she made, for everyday of the week. Thanks for bringing back such a happy memory.

Aren't bloggers just the most wonderful people and aren't we lucky to be part of this lovely group of creative and lovely friends.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun post girl...My mama always wore an apron to ccok...had one for each hoilday even...thanks for the trip down memory lane for me today...Now I miss my mama even more sighs...
Hugs and smiles to you my friend...Gl♥ria

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ, I love aprons too and have 4 of them that I wear often when I cook or clean. There's something about an apron that just feels good when you wear it. You've got some beauties. Enjoy your aprons ...and those buns! Take care....Maura:)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ, I love aprons too and have 4 of them that I wear often when I cook or clean. There's something about an apron that just feels good when you wear it. You've got some beauties. Enjoy your aprons ...and those buns! Take care....Maura:)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what precious aprons! My mother was just like yours - she never entered her kitchen without wearing an apron! She doesn't do that now because she doesn't cook too much. But I'll never forget those days!
How sweet of Penny to order you that darling apron! It's gorgeous!!
Happy Pinkness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

I'm your newest follower....why? Because of that little quote at the top of your your humor!!!
Blessings to you!

Julie Harward said...

I just can't get enough of them them so much! This is a cute bunch of history and it! :D

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I also remember my Mom wearing and making aprons...I don't know why I never cared for them...Now I think these are wonderful!!! Maybe I need to make some!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hey Sweet BJ! I had so much fun conspiring with Kathy on your Apron! You deserved the very best and that is what Kathy makes!

I have a Kathy Apron too and wear it all of the time.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, that is the CUTEST apron! I love it! Perfect for you.

Now, what it the shhhhhh about the Rosemary rolls??? What am I missing?

Dropping by to wish you a very Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

shannon i olson said...

Oh I love aprons too, in fact I posted some of mine a while ago I did not have all those cute vintage photos you do. What a blast from the past!! fun post!

Kathleen said...

Very cute aprons! Kathy and I have the same name , first and last ! Someone sent something to her and thought they were sending it to me! LOL

xinex said...

Those aprons are just s adorable, BJ. I bet you look really cute in any of them. Aprons just remind me so much of Harriet Nelson and Donna Reed...Christine

Kim said...

Don't be jealous BJ, but I can still fit into my apron from college!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

The cutest and prettiest Aprons ever!
I wear Aprons a lot, I agree with that they seem to hug you.
have a sweet Pink Saturday!

marian elizabeth

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello BJ~I luurrvve vintage aprons.
I think it is the sweet reminders of out moms wearing their aprons while they cooked, it was an affection of the five senses.
My moms were misplaced along the way too. Isn't it funny how at the time we thought aprons would always be hung at the ready in every kitchen.
I like the idea of carrying on the tradition.
Sweet wishes,

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Such a cute post! Aprons are certainly making a strong comeback! For some reason I don't feel I should have one as I don't love to cook, ya know? :)


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Rettabug said...

BJ, this is such a wonderfully touching post! You've reminded me that I have 2 of my Mother's aprons & have been intending to duplicate them for a long, long time. They hang in my sewing room now but she wore them daily.

I'm SEW glad you now have your own apron to cook in.

Rettabug (who is anxiously waiting to hear more about those rolls!)

A Garden of Threads said...

My mother and aunt used to wear an apron everyday. When my boys were younger and I did more baking used a apron, but nothing like you lovely pink ones. Happy PS.

From the Kitchen said...

I picked a great day to "visit". I read, ogled and enjoyed every bit of your post . When I think of all the women in my past, those most dear to me were apron wearers. Some plain, some pretty but mostly utilitarian. Thanks for the memories!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ!! I love aprons, too!!! I have a couple that belonged to my mom....and I still use one my boy (now 34) made for me in his Jr. High home ec class!!! Of course, I have a few I wear while I work on my crafty items...they are covered in all colors of paints and stains, but that just makes me realize how many projects I've created while wearing them!!

Your post was soooo much fun, BJ...just like YOU!! Have a swell day!! L, Dana

Kathy said...

Hello! Happy Pink Saturday! I still wear aprons! Can't have enough of them! I love how feminine they were and can be! You found some terrific ones!

LV said...

BJ, I never realized you were such an apron lover. You certainly have a great collection. My grandmother wore them all the time. I hate so bad I did get any of them. I see cute, little different ones in most antique stores. You have some that are very unique.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just adore all of the aprons that you shared with us today and I do agree with you in loving every single thing in that one photo!!
I bought an apron pattern at a Thrift Shop awhile back but now I just have to find the time to make some!! LOL!!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, all the aprons are darling, BJ! Love the one Penny sent you! It's a funny thing about aprons; my hubby just loves me in one; go figure! Does he know something I don't know? Wonderful post and thanks for sharing. Happy Pinks to you and have a beautiful weekend.


CailinMarie said...

such a charming post - I am headed over to Kathy's cottage now to have a peek.
Happy Pink Saturday-

Jacalyn @ said...

I think I love every pink apron you've shown today! I too love that picture with the aprons and flowers, so pretty!

Happy PS,

Mevely317 said...

Ah, where did this HUGE lump in my throat come from?
My mother also loved making aprons - where did they all go?
What I wouldn't give to have one of her "cobbler" aprons to hold and sniff.

Suzy said...

I love aprons too..although I have to say I like looking at them more than wearing them :-) My mom had a cute little half apron she wore to clean and stuff.

Maison Mutt said...

OOoooo love that sexy little number! How wonderful that you received such a lovely apron with very special memories of where it came from. Happy PS! Licks & Wags, Niki

~~Carol~~ said...

My Grandma wore an apron every day, and I'm lucky to have one of them! I have it packed away because there really isn't anywhere to hang it in the kitchen. Thanks for reminding me that it's PINK, and I need to go dig it out!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda said...

Ah Aprons, don't you just love them. My Mom always wore an apron with her dress or smock in those days. I wear them whenever I am cooking. Have made many over the years and have given them to my daughters who in turn wear them when they bake, cook etc. Those ones are too cute. Must make some sexy ones if you know what I

Aunt Snow said...

So cute. I love them all. I confess I always forget to put on an apron in the kitchen - I have at least one, but it stays in the cupboard!

Silly me! Maybe if I had pretty ones like those I'd wear them.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Marydon said...

G'day BJ ~ My fav is the final apron with the doily front, ADORABLY CUTE!
I gained 4# just smelling those rolls ... chuckle!

Oh, the memories of Mother & G'ma Maggie ... they had some of the prettiest aprons ... everyday ones, dressy ones, holiday ones.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love your apron post! I love them, too. My Grandma always wore one in the kitchen. I see you are friends with my good friend, Linda. She is a doll.

Nancy's Notes said...

BJ, those are the cutest aprons ever! I love aprons, the older the better! Lucky you to get one from Penny!


Deanna said...

Hey sweet lady! Loved the apron post. I recognized Jennifer's aprons right away and oh my goodness, I want to run out and buy a ton of aprons now. I only have two but I think a girl needs about five or six! Ross carries a line of Vintage aprons but you have to be lucky to catch them since they are snapped up right away. My favorite memory is of my granny in her red rick-rack and white polka dot apron. Thanks for a great post :D


A Write Life said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What lovely aprons. I especially loved the pattern of the first pink one. Too cute.

Grace Adams said...

You made me curious, so I'm off to Google the history of aprons. And yes, I miss W, too!

Dogmom Diva said...

BJ, I am a fairly new apronista..I have a couple and have joined a couple of mom did not wear aprons that she or I can remember, but my nana did..I also wish I had one of hers..what a treasure that would be...What we once though was junk would now be a treasure.
Beautiful post..stop by I have a giveaway!


I too love aprons. I try to wear one everytime I cook anything in the kitchen. I have a cute litte Russian khokhloma towel hook I hang my aprons on. My mother used to make us aprons with dish towels we would pick out. The she would sew a pretty ribbon around the top for our ties. And I don't think I even have one left either! such a shame!! I loved your tale of that pretty apron. Which got me to thinking.... You know what would be fun??? An apron exchange. And we could keep it in the theme of pink! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous aprons!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning BJ Sweetie...
Oh thank you so much this morning for wrapping me with love. I adore this post. Love all the beautiful aprons, but I think my favorite is the little cutie patootie in the over sized apron sitting on the bar stool. Now that photo is just priceless.

Your graphics are so gorgeous and what a fun post you have today. I love it BJ. You always have the best. Thank you for sharing.

Have a beautiful day today sweetie.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi bj...your apron pictures are wonderful. I haven't made one in years but made my share many times over! I love aprons...there is something so comforting about them.

Thanks for joining the Rooster Party and displaying the Button. I will enter your name into the drawing.

Hope you are having a blessed weekend.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Ann said...

Oh all of the aprons are lovely, I think my favorite is the pink striped. Every dessert looks heavenly in pink. Have a great week.

Michelle said...

I love everything in that one picture too!! What a great story about your apron. I have a little vintage apron collection of my own. It started with a couple that belonged to my Grandma.

:) Michelle