Sunday, March 29, 2009

Apronology


EllynAnne Geisel is an author and collector who is passionate about aprons. With nostalgia, she explores the history, form, and function of aprons in ways that inspire others. I love this quote of hers from The Apron Book:

"As an apronologist, I've learned that it is this humble domestic icon that ties us to earlier generations. And by designing aprons, sewing them, and tying them on, we're celebrating the spirit of women."

Some of my aprons hang in the sunshine, acting as homemaker flags on a breezy spring day. They bring color and cheer to the yard that is otherwise still somewhat brown with patches of green starting to come alive in the lawn. My aprons are making history in quite unusual ways! I wonder what the neighbors think?

9 comments:

  1. I like it!! If I drove by it would make me smile real big :0)

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  2. If you drive by, Ellen, be sure to stop --- I'll have a cuppa tea ready for you!

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  3. I'd love to have a neighbor with such a good looking clothesline!

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  4. I love old aprons and have this book also. I found a beautiful silk apron not long ago. One day it will show up on my clothes line for a picture.

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  5. They really do look a little like flowers blooming. What a great idea for color. I especially like the design of the one on the left, but that face is too cute!

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  6. What lovely aprons, how could someone not love those. Clarice

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  7. I love your aprons flapping in the breezy sunshine! I never do anything in my kitchen without an apron on. Even my little Gabby wears her little apron everytime she sees Grammy in one.

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  9. Those aprons are so nice. I love the term apronologist!
    Valerie

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