Saturday, July 10, 2010

Aprons: A whole new Meaning

When I was growing up the pinny,or apron, was a symbol of domesticity and drudgery. It took a new generation of women for me to slowly change that view. It's so intriguing to see how they have become so popular and a fashion statement of sorts.

Village Herb Shoppe in Yellow Springs
I just read this on the "who does she think she is" facebook page

"I would like to take the lowly apron, worn by common housewives and redefine it as the battle gear needed for the 21st century. Instead of the meek, demure, frilly half skirt speaking of scrubbed sinks and clean dishes, the apron should speak to world peace and sanity. Like chamber maid furies, we need to recycle, clean up, and restore. Strap on your aprons girls."
~~ Edith Vonnegut, Painter

If you make aprons/pinnies please share your link and I will post here.
Meanwhile check out

 Apron Goddesses-the history of aprons
Kind of puts my apron to shame.

  DANG, Pinny has a slang meaning. Wearing my pinny may have a whole new meaning.


Megan Carroll said...

Thanks for link! I have since borrowed books about aprons from the library to add some more thoughtful insight to this conversation.


David Howard said...

That darn skeleton still hanging around - and with an apron to boot-it's almost sacrilegious.

Fiona Leonard said...

no such thing as a "common housewife"!

my mum used to carry my pet guinea pigs around in her apron!

When I was travelling last year I bought a gorgeous apron in Santa Fe - it was a wonderful home touch while we didn't have a home!

jafabrit said...

hum, the "common housewife", no not nowadays-thank goodness.

Debrina said...

Aprons transcended their utilitarian mode ages ago:
Personally, can't stand the shape of them - they make me look pregnant all over again because of the size of my boobs. lol.

JafaBrit's Art said...

What a LOVELY pic Debrina :)