Saturday, October 24, 2009

International House of Aprons

I may as well just come right out with it loud and proud—I have an apron fetish. It began in high school when Shareen brought me a funky apron from Austria.

I wore it so much- whether in the kitchen or not; whether indoors or outdoors; whether with pants or without- that the rest of the family (but still mostly Shareen) continued to feed my addiction.

I have two Christmassy aprons…

A denim one that is currently MIA…

A denim/floral reversible apron that I made for Lowell less than 24 hours after he insisted that I become his girlfriend (what every guy dreams of I’m SURE).

The denim side is for when he’s feeling like a manly man…

And the floral side is for his more feminine days…

I purchased an apron in New Zealand…

Then one in Thailand…

And Marc & Kylie brought me one from Holland…

I’m kicking myself for not getting one from Australia. At that point I was strictly following my “ONE SOUVENIR” policy, so my sole Australian purchase was a pair of Uggs. Genuine Uggs, mind you. Maybe when they’re too worn out to be suitable footwear, I’ll somehow fashion them into an apron. Perhaps a kangaroo-style apron with enough room to stuff a baby (or two) in the front.

In the meantime, however, I shall continue to enjoy the heck out of my current apron collection. Just like I'm enjoying my multicultural jammie collection.

7 comments :

Bloggy Mama said...

Ooh ooh, you should have posted this eons ago. I used to sew cute girly aprons... Shelley has one. Dang, that would have been sweet. Maybe, if I find some time...

Shelley said...

yep..liz made me an apron. It's my one and only apron and it's adorable! This is a good fetish to have :)

(i, too, have a pair of original sheepskin boots from NZ)

Anonymous said...

I think aprons are kind of "homey". I also think they are a very wise attire protector- especially in the presence of anything with tomato sauce in it!!! I love wearing aprons too. In fact I am just going to put one on over my Sunday clothes right now- before breakfast. :) Mum

shareen said...

I too love my aprons (is it a family thing? Did we learn it from Mum?) - and your contribution to my collection (Hawaii). I love my Austria apron and wish I could go back to that store...I feel like I could find it in an instant, on the Maria Hilfer Strasse in Vienna.

Lowell & Julie said...

Yep, I'm pretty sure my love for aprons roots from Mom's love and constant use of aprons...and the homey-ness. This love deepened when I had a funky apron to call my own!

Liz- lucky Shelley! I bet you'd make a mean apron! I give you permission to wait until all your kids are in school and you're bored, alone, at home, and looking for something to pass the time:)

landomartz said...

Lowell is scary in the flowery one! I will never look at him the same again!

Carlynne said...

I should start to wear aprons to work. So much homier than a lab coat:)