Besides having a lovely afternoon tea party with Aunt Cella, I also enjoyed an afternoon spent going through her cedar chest. We looked at old linens, laces, and other textile treasures. Aunt Cella has many beautiful European linens, collected during her years of living on that continent. She also has many wonderful vintage pieces from Grandmother and from Grandmother's sisters. I especially enjoyed looking at all the aprons she has. The aprons in this picture once belonged to Great-Aunt Clara. They are quite old and well-crafted. When Grandmother, who is 104, was born Great-Aunt Clara was already a married woman with three little boys. Great-Aunt Clara adhered a small tag inside each apron that she wrote her name on. I'm not sure if this was so her apron wouldn't get lost or if she worried about a visitor wearing it home from a day of activity at her house. But whatever the reason, I'm glad she added the tag, as it personalizes the apron so much.
Speaking of aprons, Deanna and Erin at The Apronista are conducting their inaugural giveaway for 2008. If you leave a comment on their blog, they will enter you into their drawing for a Vintage Apron from their collection and for an autographed copy of the book "The Apron Book". So hurry! The deadline for commenting so you can be entered in this drawing is Friday, January 11. Please tell the that LaTeaDah from Gracious Hospitality sent you!
What lovely aprons and I love the story of going through the chest and finding these family treasures.ReplyDelete
I agree with Clarice.....a browse through all of this would be a touch of heaven.....I bet it was a memory you will never forget....ReplyDelete
Did anyone save grandma's apron patterns? I'd love one for such styles!ReplyDelete
Wonderful treasures !ReplyDelete
What a treasure you have! Thank you so much for linking to us!ReplyDelete
That is a day I would LOVE. how luckey you are.ReplyDelete
Oh those are so pretty on the line.ReplyDelete
I want to make an other apron now:)
I love this photo of the aprons! And the story is so interesting. Aunt Clara sounds like an amazing woman!ReplyDelete