Friday, 29 March 2013

Apron Display on One more Day!

The steaming and ironing begins! I thought I would just love ironing all those aprons, but after the first two... I figured out that straighting the rolled and crinkled ties was quite time consuming, the ruffles even worse!

Dampened a few to speed up the process! It takes a good ironing session to reacquaint oneself with fabric again - the good cotton, the linens, searsucker that doesn't iron and the delicate nylon organdie that required steaming.

Sorting, can't take them all....props to use...this is Mom's 1960s metal clothes hanger and she still uses it!

Then they have to dry before we cover and pack in van.

With help from a good friend and #2 son, we finally get packed, unloaded and set up.

Display is at the Wild Rose Antique Collectors annual show & Sale...on tomorrow Saturday March 30 10am - 5pm at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

I didn't know I had this many aprons either!!

Saturday, 2 March 2013


The most loved of the household linens.  In preparation for the upcoming Wild Rose Antique Collectors Society Antique show… here is the start of the line up that will be used in my Display.
Remember the first sewing and embroidery class in Home Ec class?! I think our aprons are now parts of Mom’s quilts but fortunately there are many, many gingham aprons out there that survived the scissors. What was left of the apron made for Barbie.
The oldest apron that I have…early 1900s
A maids apron…unused. Note the label.
I like the aprons that were handmade....
And a new apron that I received from a sister this Christmas!
The 1950s and 60s hostess nylon aprons:
Now to mend, clean and iron.
Attend the Wild Rose Antique Show to see the final display…and it is a great place to shop for all things antique and vintage!