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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday – Crinoline Lady Apron


This post is part of Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa, the Apron Queen.


My vintage item combines three vintage categories embroidery, aprons and the Crinoline Lady motif.

The Crinoline Lady has a dramatic hoop skirt in green fabric, embroidered in pink. Her outfit is also embellished with a collar and large bow at the waist. They are in white fabric dotted with blue French knots. Her bonnet is a shapely green and pink design with a white band.


The apron is of white bordered with light blue seam binding that also serves as apron strings. The embroidered three arcs of grasslike tufts and two floral sprays give a garden effect to the space under the Lady.

The lovely, always elegant Crinoline Lady motif was used in china dishware, figurines, and embroidery or crochet patterns for all sorts of linen and accessories -- doilies, aprons, pillow cases, tablecloths, table runners, napkins, handkerchiefs, etc.
This apron, although quite lovely, has a utilitarian design. The pockets are joined in all one large space, so it is a clothes pin apron. The homemaker would fill it with wooden clothes pins for handy access while hanging clothes on the line.



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will stop by again soon. To see more vintage things, please visit Lisa at the Apron Queen for a list of participating posts.

23 comments:

Vintage Mommy said...

So pretty!

Patty said...

Wow, someone did some nice stitching on that apron! It's really pretty.

Amy said...

oooh those are lovely :-)

Grandma J said...

I love stitching. Those are quite nice!

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet apron. I have to say, I don't think I would have the nerve to wear that when I cook. I would rather ruin my clothes than that cute apron. Very nice.

eileen said...

simply gorgeous apron. I love all the colors and the work is exquisite. thank you for showing this today.

Drewzel said...

I love embroidery! Absolutely lovely!
xx steph (blog portion)

grey like snuffie said...

The Crinoline Lady brings back so many memories. I have a quilt in my living room with that pattern all over it in different fabrics. We also had pillowcases with that pattern---they were VERY difficult to sleep on. LOL They were partially embroidered and the big hoop skirt was tatted I believe---it was quite a bulky feel to try and lay your head down onto. I'm not sure who ended up with those.

marybt said...

Oh my gosh! I love her! Where did you get her at?

ellen b said...

Oh how very lovely! I love the apron and all the information that you shared about the Crinoline Lady!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful apron. I love it.

Lidian said...

That is one beautiful apron! Love it.

Carrie said...

Marybt -- I found it on Ebay. Glad you like it too.
Carrie

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What a pretty clothespin apron!

The Apron Queen said...

Love it! If I'd have seen it on e-bay, I would have outbid you!! :) Just kidding. I need to share the wealth & not hog all hte aprons! Or at least thats what my husband says!

Amydeanne said...

what a neat apron! reminds me of ones my mother used to make!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

It's simply ADORABLE!!! I LOVE crinoline lady designs they are my FAV and this apron has to be the sweetest one I've seen :) xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love embroidery and that cute dress with bonnet. Can I be her?

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Just wonderful! And I mean that!--I never tire of vintage embroidery on dish towels, pillow cases, sheets, linens, and aprons, of course!
I so happy to see so many ladies who still cherish these lovlies from the past!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Dawn said...

My sister and I used to have matching pillowcases with this lady billowing and cascading off the end! I loved them. I wonder where they went??? Thanks for the memory!

Corgidogmama~ said...

Oh wow, I love the colors, the detail, and the stitching. What a wonderful apron!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! Everything about this apron is exquisit! It probably should be framed!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a pretty apron! Too nice to use!!

Katherine