Friday, May 16, 2008
Mrs. Mc & gingham aprons
Mrs. McGillicutty was so thrilled that my daughter Miranda let her wear her Princess gown after the Ultimate Princess Party. You remember the Princess Party post here, don't you?
Well, it fit her to perfection. And she may never take it off! Sorry Miranda.
You've heard the story... how I found each of these vintage gingham aprons at my little thrift store, one at a time. (for a buck each) Seriously, I would go one day and find the pink one... a few days later, the aqua blue one... and on and on. This went on for several weeks and then it tapered off. At one point I actually thought I was being set up... like I was being 'punked' or something... like it was all a joke to film me getting all excited and then they would steal my joy by telling me it was all a gag. So needless to say I started paying a little more attention to my appearance... you know, in case I show up on one of those new reality shows where they feature crazed women overreacting to their favorite finds. You gotta admit, it has potential. Hey, I'd watch it!
Anyway, I am still finding an occasional gingham apron now and again... these two being my latest. Oh and here's the other deal ... I have never found more than one of any color! Ok, a few are the same color, but totally different shades of that color. Seriously, look at all the variety of colors! I continue to wonder how this can be... I mean, all these vintage gingham aprons from the same thrift store? That's crazy! As I've said before, it does make me wonder if the same gal made em all. But we will never know.
Be sure to enlarge the pics to see the exquisite "hen scratch" stitching and matching ric rac! No two apron designs are the same either!