the chic sisters apron by marie-madeline studio (We use our chic sisters aprons EVERY DAY! One thing I like so much about this apron is the neck strap fits just perfectly. Usually once we put our aprons on, we don’t take them off till bedtime!)
I don’t know who the first lady was to use an apron, but whoever it was, she was extremely smart! Aprons have more uses than anyone could ever imagine. Here’s a short story of the wonderful, practical uses of Grandma’s apron… there’s a lot we can do with ours too!
I don’t think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, 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.
And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood was 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 knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time [or never!] before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
the pleated cottage apron by marie-madeline studio (I’m sorry we just realized we’d never really "introduced" this apron! This is such a sweet half-apron featuring stylish pleats and extra long ties. We make both bottom banded and non-banded ones. The pleated cottage apron will make all housework much more fun!)
REMEMBER: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.the frilly fandango apron by marie-madeline studio (this apron just grabs us by the throat! The four frilly ruffles are so feminine and flattering. The frilly fandango apron reminds us a beautiful senoritas swishing skirts at a fandango… thus we thought this a very appropriate name!)
Lets all enjoy the beautiful simplicity of an apron! They always come in handy!