Saturday, September 08, 2007

glorious gingham


It all started with that orange gingham apron. Remember that post here? Then a few weeks later I came home with another one. It seems every time I would visit my little thrift store I would find a different color gingham apron. You had to wonder if the same lady had made all of them at one time many years ago. And I wondered, what was I going to do with them all? (only paid a dollar for each)


The detailed handiwork on these aprons are simply awe inspiring. Works of art. I knew I couldn't just fold and tuck them away. They had to be out for all to see and enjoy every single day! So I had already bought that IKEA wire/clippy thingy in "as is" several months ago, so we finally put it up where the closet folding doors use to be and hung my gingham apron collection. I am thrilled with the results and so is Mrs. McGillicutty! Do you see that garden hat she is sporting? Found that cute "collapsible" garden hat at Goodwill for a dollar. Yes, it folds up. Yes, way cute. And yes, I can borrow it anytime.

12 comments:

NanAZ said...

Wow! You're right. It is gorgeous hand work and looks great there as a valance. You could continue the same idea over the window if you find more. Love it!

Lori said...

Awe, just loved the post on your husband. I'm so glad you found your safe place and love. I have to tell you that randy looks like he could be a twin to the owner of my husbands company! I had to do a double take! Love, Lori

miranda said...

why does Mrs. M get better clothes than me... I'm your daughter and that dress is cute!!

Heidi said...

I love how it looks! I see those gingham aprons a lot and have always thought they'd make such a neat display. I was right! :) LOL

Sarah and Jack said...

Do you have the Apron Book? She has a bit on chicken scratch aprons in there. (I can't quite tell if yours are chicken scratch from the photos though, do they have any embroidery x's on them?)

Jessica said...

Is this your craft room??? It looks so whimisical and relaxing! I want to see more of that room!! : )

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

What a cute idea for hanging aprons!

Sandy said...

Love those aprons, girl!
Sandy :)

Zoey said...

I love how you find a way to display and enjoy all of your treasures!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE gingham - one of my favorite patterns and I'm making sure my little girls wear it alot. Love your idea of the gingham apron curtain.

Sandy said...

Linda, Barb commented back to you on my blog.
If you're near the capital, you'll wanna stop and say hi to her! You won't be disappointed!
Sandy

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading your past posts.

I am starting to get into gingham aprons and would like to make and embroider some of my own. If possible, could you take some close-up photos of the embroidery work. It looks beautiful, but I can't really catch the detail even when I click to enlarge them. You have the most extensive collection of gingham that I've seen!

Thanks
~elaine~

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