After doing my blog for 12 days in a row, I found that I liked doing it. I was wondering what I could write about next. On Facebook I saw a picture of a grandma wearing an apron and I reposted it and got several comments. I remember my grandmas wearing aprons and wondered what your memories of aprons might be.
These look really retro!
Here is a blog written in 2007 that shares beautiful thoughts on aprons.
This picture is on her blog. Sweet remembrances of her grandmother.
Also on her blog is this about gratitude
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. . .It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie
This site talks about the history of aprons.
The history of aprons is a long story, yet there isn't much written about it. There's no mention of aprons being worn in ancient times. I've heard it said that Adam and Eve wore the first aprons. I disagre.
Since Adam & Eve's intent wasn't to protect their clothing (or body) from chore-related damage, I don't consider their leafy covering as an apron. Loincloths, yes. In my opinion they inventedclothing, with modesty being the purpose. But that's just my opinion!
- From Ma Dear’s Aprons, by Patricia C. McKissack, American author
There is comfort food and comfort clothing. Mashed potatoes and gravy, meatloaf, and apple crisp figure are comfort foods we can all relate to. Aprons, in my mind, constitute the notion of ‘comfort clothes’. I always feel perfectly comfortable in an apron - like an anachronism but perfectly comfortable. A woman wearing an apron: a rare sight, I know so don’t look for it on any MTV video soon. But no frock, skirt, frilly blouse or gown makes me feel more feminine, and out-of-this-era than I do wearing one of my aprons – even my standard white chef’s issue.
Does it make you want to make one?
Girl in Apron - Painting
Wow! This site is full of information.
An apron is a garment worn at the front of the body, since ancient times, for practical, decorative, as well as ritualistic purposes. From the French word 'naperon', meaning a small tablecloth, aprons have been worn to protect garments, and indicate status. Aprons can depict the rank or a group affiliation of the wearer and have appeared as cultural icons. They are back in vogue, convenient and retro-chic.
Aprons are often the first garment made by someone learning to sew. They can be simple and tough, or a delicate and attractive fashion accessories.
If you want to see my Pinterest page of Aprons go to
Books about Aprons
Books about Aprons