Vintage apron for Berry

vintage-apron-for-berryBerry contributed the 1,000th photo to our Save The Pink Bathrooms flickr pool. As a token of appreciation, this vintage apron – never used – is on its way to her. I bought this apron at the amazing Adams time capsule house. The fabric is a polished chintz – really nice – and I love the little terry cloth towel detail, which I have never seen before. Thank you, Berry, I hope you put it to good use. 🙂


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  1. says

    My grandma made several of these type of aprons for my mom when she got married back in 1980. The hand towel sewn on is great because you don’t have to move across the kitchen to wipe your hands – you already have a towel with you. Most of Mom’s were made out of gingham. Mom always made us use them as giant bibs when we had our good clothes on and we had to eat before going somewhere.

  2. says

    Oh my goodness! My mother had two aprons that were identical to this! Different fabrics and colors, but the towel hanging from the waistband on one side and the other end of the towel used as pocket trim (if I remember, one of Mom’s was yellow and one was turquoise and they had the same white, brown, and turquoise striped towels on them). I’ll have to see if she still has them. Must have been a popular pattern – I’m pretty sure my mom made hers – unless my grandmother made them for Mom’s wedding in 1955. Cool!

  3. nina462 says

    Aprons are cool again! I made aprons for my nieces last year for Christmas presents with a cherry print (we had cherry orchards). My mom has made me several aprons and I’m always on the lookout for new ones –this is a great one!

  4. Alison Marie says

    I love my vintage apron with its sewn-in terry towel (mine’s pink, too!). It really is the handiest thing…..when it finally wears out, I’ll have to make another.

  5. CouldBeVeronica says

    I’ve never commented here before and I know this is an old post from November that no one seems to be reading at the moment, but this apron pushed me over the edge. My mother had one of these when I was growing up in the 70’s. Hers was in the same pattern, only a gold colorway, so maybe these were not all handmade? I enjoy the site very much and check it out a few times a week with great pleasure.

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