Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Collecting Aprons

Most households have at least one apron in the kitchen if not several. Over the years the styles of aprons have changed. They have gone from full length to short mid-waist style to full dress style and even fancy party aprons were very stylish back in the 1960's.

There are antique apron show's/siminars periodically around the country that are fun to attend. It's always fun to see how the styles evolved and changed over the years.

Kansas State’s Historic Costume and Textile Museum in Manhattan, KS has a very a impressive display of the earlier Handy Dandy Aprons which were patented in 1925. If you are into Aprons and
in the area you'll want to check it out.

There are also many collectible events in the United States, many featuring vintage aprons.
I know of one show this year in Pocahontas, Arkansas in August. The dates are August 11 - 16, 2009. The Vintage Apron Show is at the Pocahontas Randolph County Heritage Museum. They will have a large variety of vintage aprons to view and this event is free so if you are in the area check it out.

There are ton's of vintage apron collectors in the world and many of them have blogs. Just Google in vintage or antique aprons and you'll have several to pick from. These blogs are fun to read, informative and cute but be careful they can become addictive.

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