Are you having crazy weather in your neck of the woods? Last week we were freezing in the 20’s and 30’s and today it has been in the 70’s with the threat of thunderstorms tonight. My husband is currently in the middle of a bad snowstorm while traveling in Chicago and a tornado just ripped through Georgia! Everyday I have to check the weather report every day just to see what clothes to wear!
Any hoo, today I wanted to talk about vintage kitchen aprons. I love to collect vintage aprons and even make them.
My first sewing project happened to be an apron I created in my seventh grade Home Economics Class. I still have it.
A few weeks ago I treated myself to a shopping trip and while scouring a few local consignment shops I came across three handmade half aprons in aqua blue, yellow and red gingham. Ding Ding Ding! …those are MY colors and they would look great in my kitchen. I picked them up for only a couple of bucks a piece and brought them home. I wanted to create a way to display my aprons so I could admire them whenever I walk into the room but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. I turned to the internet and blog land to see what other gals had come up with. I found quite a few clever and pretty ways to display vintage aprons…..
Junk Market Style member TheGoodOlDaysHouse created a curtain valance out of a couple of vintage aprons. Too cute!
Over at Musings from Kim K. I found this neat idea of hanging a bunch of aprons on a wall with ribbon and clothes pins creating a clothesline look.
A couple of years ago I helped out a friend with decorating for a Kitchen Bridal Shower. We hung aprons off the back of chairs for a fun look. This is a great idea for a party but not practical for every day living in my house.
I love how they displayed this vintage tablecloth apron from a vintage hanger over at Q is for Quilter . Just hang it with a couple of vintage clothespins and display on a wall. A quick and easy display and a great look to boot!
This one is one of my favorites. I LOVE this vignette by Sweet Eye Candy Creations. Her blog is just gorgeous by the way. Sweet Eye Candy is the perfect name for Jennifer’s blog.
So after a couple of days of gathering my inspiration, this is what I came up with…..
I hung simple jute string with eye hooks anchored into my window casings in my breakfast room. I hung aprons from the line with hand painted clothespins, creating a fun window treatment. Hmmmm, I like it but not sure I am lovin’ it. My husband came home from work and asked me “What’s up with the aprons in the windows?” Maybe he thought I was doing laundry or something.
I think the jute string was bugging me, even with the cute polka dotted clothespins. It just wasn’t working for me.
After a few days of living with my apron/clothesline window treatment I decided to try something else.
I had a piece of shabby, chippy salvaged molding sitting in the garage, just waiting for me to find a use for it. I attached five ceramic drawer pulls to the board and attached it to the wall, hanging an apron from each knob. Of course I had to dress up the knobs a bit with some fun red polka dots!
So, here’s my dilemma. I love this look but kinda like the window treatment (with a more substantial clothesline perhaps) too. What do you think? I am taking suggestions blog friends!
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