Monday, March 22, 2010

Aprons....Oh My!

Aprons seem to have been around since the beginning of time. The blacksmith wore one to protect his clothing from the grime associated with his job, gardeners wear them even now to keep tools at hand, and of course the chef or baker will wear one as well. But for most of us, they bring to mind memories of our childhood. Ads from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s show ladies donning beautiful aprons for everyday chores. Though the apron is more traditionally a functional piece, there have been occasions that aprons have made a fashion statement, as evidenced in these ads.

Some of us feel different in an apron. I suppose that is because it allows for a freedom of creativity without worry. We lose the obsession with keeping our clothing free of the remnants of our creativity. We have at hand some cloth to wipe our hand and a pocket to place our smallest items. An apron makes the crafter free.

Whatever your project, whether crafting, cooking, baking, gardening, or even spring cleaning, you will need a good apron to help you get your work done. An apron is the perfect companion for your busy day. That's why The Odd Sparrow is introducing a new line of handcrafted, affordable, stylish aprons. Visit our aprons section on our website at

where you can purchase your apron for all of your spring tasks. And don't forget...they are just as beautiful hanging from a peg when you are not using them, so add one to your decor as well!

One other note: don't forget that tomorrow is Tuesday Treasures at The Odd Sparrow and at Shabby Lane Shops. Visit us and all of the other shops at Shabby Lane as we present our weekly themed shopping event: "Linens, Pillows, and Aprons...Oh My!" During Tuesday Treasures, celebrated the entire day, I will be offering select pillows and aprons at 20% off! So come and join the shopping fun.


wendy humphreys said...

Great aprons, I just love a good

Bailey Christine said...

your aprons are adorable! I love all things vintage, so aprons like these make me smile =)

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