I've blogged several times about being an attendee at Thursday Teas at Two held at Troy Historic Village, but on June 25th I had the privilege of being the presenter of Aprons Through History. What a fun time I had with the ladies. They were so responsive, and several brought aprons from their own collection to show me afterwards.
~ Ladies arriving ~
You gotta come early for a front row seat! ;-)
By starting time the church was almost filled to capacity. Stephanie Suszek, the Adult Programming Director, opened the program donning an apron in keeping with the theme.
I began by showing my paternal grandmother's bib apron, which I'm so happy to own. An apron was part of her everyday outfit, and the only time she didn't wear one was when she went to church or to the store.
The black silk apron on the left is from the Victorian Era and is the oldest apron in my collection. The sashes were pinned instead of tied, and as you can see, whoever owned the apron had a very tiny waist. A full-size apron on the right.
Special thanks to Carol, an attendee, for taking all the photos and letting me use them in this blog post. Below is a crazy quilt apron and a beautiful crochet apron.
The half apron on the left has a terrycloth hand towel sewn to the waistband. On the right is a Christmas apron.
Novelty aprons - one from Germany and the other from Russia.
~ I took my mannequin "Matilda" with me to model a pinafore apron ~
Aprons are the ties that bind! The photos are a small sampling of what was shown during my presentation.
What lady do you have fond memories of who wore an apron? Do you wear one yourself?