I am participating in the Vintage Apron Swap at Mama and Jack's . I have a ton of aprons that I originally bought for resell, but a few of them won my heart over. I had such a Hodge Podge of them, that I decided to think of a theme or color scheme of the ones I wanted to keep.
The first theme to evolve was BLUE. I particularly like the blue ones that are made of soft old flour sack or feed sack material. These are hanging in my bathroom, which may seem a bit unorthodox, but I had a spot for them, so that's where they landed. And the walls in the bathroom are blue. So, it worked out. There is another on hanging on it's own hook to the left that has a rather dignified lady on it wearing a long skirt. But, lift up her skirt and you will be her matching undies! Dignified? Not. Funny? Oh, yeah!
I also bought this funny apron today for $1.00. Can you read the pockets?
I also bought this pretty pink apron today. They were all $1.00 each. I left a few behind at the thrift, but I promise I bought they best ones. One of the thrift ladies came and admired them and told me how much she loved them and was happy to see my buying them. At that point I only had the pink apron and the Kiss Me apron in my hand. Then she spotted me later with the green one and was happy that I had gotten it too. I also got the Betty Crocker's Parties for Children book for $1.00 which is totally vintage and rather comical itself. The old wire letter basket was 25¢. Just this morning I was on a new blog and they had propped up a wire basket just like this and used binder clips to put a photo in the center. I made a mental note to look for wire letter baskets, and I kid you not, not more than an hour later, I had one.
Mental note: Keep eye out for Hundred Dollar Bills.
I only found one yard sale today, but it netted me these cool old chippy shabby white table legs. Not sure what they will become or where they will be repurposed, but at $5.00 for the set of four, I grabbed them. I also got the silver tidbit up in the previous photo for 75¢. It was completely black when I found it. I like a bit of patina, but it was completely gross. Now it's shined up with a bit of patina still on it holding some blue robins eggs.
You might remember my cake plate that I bought after Easter. It was just a cake plate with no cover and, although I loved it, I was dreading trying to use it the first time and figuring out how to cover the darn cake up to keep it fresh. Oh, sure, I could eat the whole thing in one sitting....
Anyway, last weekend, I found a cake cover lid at a yard sale for 50¢. The man that sold it to me was astonished that I would want it since it was only the top. He had almost thrown it out. Lucky for me, he didn't! It's a perfect fit. And, because my cabinets are too full to store it and I am trying to enjoy what I own, I incorporated it into my bookshelf and it now houses one of my favorite chickens and some more eggs.
I may really need to "tie one on" after tomorrow.