Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"You can never have too many aprons..."

I love aprons, I really do. They are a terrific way to find the most beautiful bits of fabrics of the past and they fit the ever important rule - "cheap and cheerful". When I didn't win one of the aprons in the give away at Oodles and Oodles , I was pleased as punch when she copied the pattern for everyone. Except I have made and remade this apron several times now, and I cannot manage to get it to where I like it! This time the embroidery is off center. Ah well, as soon as it gets warm enough it will be put into service.
When I was thinking of what to put in this post, I realized I had totally forgotten about the new Apron book, Apronisms , which I will be picking up at the bookstore this afternoon now that I have remembered it.

You have seen most of these aprons before if you have been hanging out here awhile, but they are some of my favorites.
I know that a lot of you are apron lovers too, so how about an easy swap?

Aprons are easily found everywhere: thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, even at antique malls where the prices are still pretty reasonable. Or maybe like me you already have a huge stash of them in the drawer. And they are so cheap to mail.
All you have to do is leave a comment specifying that you want to swap on this post before Sunday, April 13th and I will pair you up with another apron lover.
You will send just one vintage apron to your partner (vintage only please!) by May 14th. Vintage aprons still leave you a lot of choices: printed fabric aprons, dish towel aprons, chicken scratch aprons, bib aprons, half aprons, children's aprons (a personal favorite!), sheer nylon aprons, etc.

In order to relieve any swap anxiety, please only send an apron. Nothing extra is necessary and it eliminates a lot of worries for your partner.

Feel free to post a note on your own blog to help draw more swappers. (If anyone out there is able to create those blog button things and would be willing to make one, it would be much appreciated. Just shoot me an email.)

Ok, then. Are you in? :-)

28 comments:

  1. I love Aprons! Love them. They look so great hung up.

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  2. I'd love to swap! I recently found out that the author of the Apronisms book lives in a city a few hours south of me. I know that at one time she had an apron exhibit but I think it's gone now. Rats! Maybe she'll do something else fun with all of her aprons.

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  3. I'm up for it if anyone is willing to send to the UK?

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  4. barbara1:54 PM

    Hey, I love your apron! I'm so impressed. Sure, I'll swap!

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  5. Doh, I can't spend money now and I will not part with my grandma's aprons. Please have a handmade apron swap! I found one but they wanted embellishments and I'd already made mine with no extra embellishments.

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  6. Count me in - I have one that I'd love to swap if only for the excitement of seeing what I would get in return!

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  7. Oh this is a fun swap! I am totally in!

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  8. Y'all, hey! It's me, EllynAnne, author of The Apron Book and Apronisms. I have just returned home, a lucky traveler, having managed only a 22 hour delay courtesy of the American Airline fiasco. In need of a bit of frou frou mental relaxation, I happened upon this lovely blog. I'm off tomorrow to do apron presentations in North Carolina and Michigan, then home a few days, then off again to Georgia and Florida. Then...well, if you're interested, visit my site apronmemories.com. Heidi - Are you by chance in Denver? My sons live there, and we visit often. And my exhibit Apron Chronicles continues to travel via the Women's Museum in Dallas. Perhaps we can meet up!

    xxea
    Tie One On...an apron, of course!

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  9. I'd love to join your swap! I have a nice collection of vintage aprons that I've been picking up for several years and swapping is always a hoot!

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  10. Count me in too Sarah, I have some cute apron stacking up over here. Great swap idea!! Kristin

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  11. I'm in...and I might be able to make a button for you.

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  12. I would love to join in. I have a stash of vintage aprons that I inherited from my Grandma and I'd love to share them!

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  13. Count me in! I some cute ones that I would love to share!

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  14. Vicki4:14 PM

    I like aprons too. Basically, I like everything you like. You were right about the fabric on my site. Good eye! Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com

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  15. I would love to swap also :) Heres my email address:
    rwa3457986@aol.com
    Rosemary

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  16. Count me in! I love vintage aprons! You've just inspired me to get busy with my kitchen shelf, where I've been wanting to hang all of mine.

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  17. You can definitely count me in on this one.

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  18. Sure, I would love to be a part of the swap! Thanks for the invite.

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  19. I'd like to join your swap.
    Can't wait to see how it goes, I've not done this kind of thing before.

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  20. not signing up twice here...just wanted to let you now I created a button and emailed it to you (worried it might have gone to your spam folder so also posting a comment here...I'm crazy like that).

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  21. I love the fabric prints on these aprons. I could use the fabrics to make a baby quilt. Hmmm, the overhead light bulb just came on. I'll be on the look out for similar aprons next time I go thrifting. Thanks!

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  22. I'm in. I have a ton on display and a ton to share. I particulary like blue, pink and red aprons, but, really all aprons are cool.

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  23. Sarah, if you have an odd number, i'd be happy to swap two aprons ;) Rosemary

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  24. Sarah,
    I would never want you to be "uneven", so I've decided to join in on the fun. Can't wait!!! I'll post the link on my blog, tonight.

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  25. Anonymous6:00 AM

    I know I am late for the swap but if it is uneven, then count me in.

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  26. I just found out about your swap...it sounds like so much fun. I realize I'm late, but if there is a way, I would love to be counted in...if not maybe next time?
    Pam

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  27. Am I too late? If not, count me in please. I always pick up aprons and would love to trade one. :)

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  28. Can I join too?? What a great idea! :)
    Jessica
    Jessrodarte@verizon.net

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