Our flea journey continues where I left off ..
Actually, I'm going to fast forward a bit and tell you about my flea finds that I found at the big red barn. Julie, Kelly and I stopped at the barn before heading into White Cloud.
I believe this is a classic flea market story. The kind of story that will live on in my memory for year's to come, and don't get mad at me, cause I believe this day, "the sun was shining down on me."
I jump out of the car and head quickly over to a large table piled high with what looks like vintage pinnies. Pinnies of all sorts it appears from a distance.
As I approach the table I see that they are indeed pinnies. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy I say to myself! I didn't see a price, "how much for the aprons?" The nice farmer lady replies, "are you serious?", meaning did I really want them?YES, I exclaimed! She then replies, "I had a dollar on them, but if you're serious, I'll take .50 cents." SOLD, I say, and I begin neatly digging through the large pile of pinnies gathering my collection. I say neatly, because it always aggravates me to see woman tossing the freshly laundered ironed linens ever so wild animal like. Come on, they know how much work went into that presentation!
As I began to dig, I noticed some of the aprons didn't have neck ties or straps. I thought to myself, what's up with that? The farmer lady then proceeded to give me a bit of pinnie apron history. "You see, some ladies didn't like to have the strap around their necks, it bugged them while they were cooking, so they made the aprons without straps so that they could be pinned onto their clothing rather than tying the apron", she replied. Now you know what? I did not know that! In fact, I don't recall ever reading about that in any of my apron books.
It makes sense though. Those farmer ladies were serious about their work, and didn't have time for those pesky apron straps to get in their way!
This is glimpse of the strapless pinnie, the one with the darling applique. I'll be sharing more detailed pictures and interesting flea market tid-bits in the week to come.
Enjoy a caring and sharing long weekend.
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)