My Mum was a bride in the mid 60's and she had made for her "glory box" many aprons. Some purely for work and some pretty "hostess" aprons.
I remember Mum usually wearing an apron in the kitchen when we were small but gradually I think this became less and less. I am so glad she kept them though.
Some of these were from Grandma and I think even from her sister. Some have come from the thrift shops. I love the cross stitch designs on these simple gingham aprons. Some designs are quite intricate.
This little brown check apron is the very first one I ever owned as a child. I loved wearing it in the kitchen when learning to bake. My Mothers' friend had made it for me and I think her Mother had made the little "Crinoline Lady" crochet for around the bottom.
This apron I found quite recently in the thrift shop. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw is there! How anyone could give it away. The embroidery is delightful , with her skirt covering most of the bottom of the apron. There was another there that day in an unfinished state - I wish I had purchased that one too.
This is my most recent find. I don't think it is hand made but lovely just the same. It is a child's size bib apron with a lovely flouncy skirt. Crisp, white and not hardly ever used.
I mostly wear an apron in the kitchen now. Mostly because of the busyness of our life and coming and going in the afternoon, helping to keep clean before the next afternoon event!