Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage Christmas Apron

Matilda is ready for Christmas entertaining. Isn't she a lucky lady (mannequin) to be wearing this lovely apron! I found this wonderful vintage apron at Goodwill. I just love it. I think it must have been a kit. Kit probably included the netting, felt, ribbon, rickrack, beads and sequins. I hope my photos show the detail of the bell embellishments. It's obvious that someone spent hours and hours attaching sequins with beads. There is also a piece of the silver rickrack on each bell.
I always wonder about the history of things I find at thrift stores. Do you think someone actually wore this lovely little apron? Did someone spend all those hours making it as a gift? Did the recipient appreciated the hours it took to make it? How did it end up at Goodwill with a 99 cent price tag?


Grace said...

Oh my what a georgeous apron! I love it. Grace

Susie Jefferson said...

What a original idea - love it! But it's too pretty to wear, what if you got drips on it. Doesn't bear thinking about!

Martha's Favorites said...

That is the cutest vintage apron I have ever seen. Your children are beautiful. Have a great Christmas. Blessings, Martha

Tricia said...

Beautiful apron! Wow - what a precious find. I like to think about things I find like that, too. What is its history?, etc. I love scouring the thrift stores in hopes of finding "treasures". Maybe I am a modern day "pirate". :-) Love it!

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Very pretty, but certainly not a practical functionable apron. I guess not all aprons were meant to get dirty!