Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SuzAnna's Antiques Newsletter

This week, it is all about aprons! I got this email this week, and Gary and Teresa have their aprons on sale for 20% off, plus a new consigner brought in some of the MOST beautiful aprons ever, so enjoy
The History of 'APRONS' I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come In from the fields to dinner. It will be a long time Before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. We even have a PANTS apron!
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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That pants apron is something else! Gave me a good chuckle! Very pretty aprons and I love the ducky1

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love a pretty apron and I enjoyed the poem about aprons. Your basket with the pink blooms below is lovely too. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


Sherri said...

I just love aprons! I always look for them now when I go to the thrift stores! They are fun and I love the bright fabrics! I hope you are having a great weekend and you have had a good Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

Mary said... glad to know you've tossed the walker and hope you are behaving yourself with the cane - you can keep Bruce in line with it, ha!ha!

Shop looked amazing Sat. when I stopped by with the other Mary Sullivan - my sweet sister-in-law from Arizona. She loved everything and told Jenny she'll bring an extra suitcase next time!!

Get well dear friend - hope you're still flipping magazine pages and saving all those great ideas.

Love and hugs - Mary and Bob