I have a lot of collections. In fact, if you ask me what I collect, I would answer "collections". Some things, I set out to collect, others came to me unknowingly. Several years ago, I went to a sale and purchased over 50 aprons for 10¢ each. It was a huge box of aprons! I took them all home and washed them, only to find an ungodly gnarl of apron ties in the washer that took me days to untangle. There were many aprons of all sorts in that box. Aprons for holidays, aprons for every day use, aprons with the grnadkids names on them, aprons with pockets, aprons with holes. Lots of aprons. I have given a lot of the aprons away in swaps and in gifts, but I still have a lot of them. It occured to me one day that if I was going to keep any of these aprons, I needed to find a common theme in the ones that I liked and only collect those. As I looked through them, I was drawn to the gingham aprons. Particularly the aprons with chicken scratch on them. I went through the aprons, found all the gingham aprons and put them in my kitchen. I have also added several from sales over the years.
Now I have a virtual rainbow of gingham aprons. I actually don't have a yellow apron, that is a yellow gingham tablecloth (with chicken scratch) stuck in there to complete the rainbow. On this year's Wish List when it comes to thrifting: A yellow gingham apron and a brown gingham apron to complete my rainbow of aprons. I don't really need a yellow or a brown apron, but that is just part of the thrill of the hunt when it comes to thrifting - finding what you really wanted!
Wish me luck!
Wish me luck!