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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vintage Aprons on the Clothes Line

I have some vintage aprons on the clothes line today.....and I have started to decorate a little bit for the 4th of July.

This wrought iron cart holds wet laundry waiting to be hung on the line...and yes, I do use the line sometimes!    I love the way sheets smell when they are hung on the line.   Bath towels are a different story...they have to go in the dryer so they will be nice and soft!

The roses that I bought at the grocery store are fading...they are ready to be hung to dry.

I found this fish net basket at a little shop the other day and thought it could be repurposed as a apron display....

and clothes pin holder!   
I think this embroidered apron is so of my auction finds.

You can see the studio thru this sheer apron...

I had flags hung on the line for Memorial Day, so I wanted to do something different for the 4th of July.

I love to sit and watch aprons lightly blowing in the wind...very relaxing
I have a wicker dress form all decked out for the 4th....

and I added a few more .....

little touches here and there!
I hope you are having a wonderful day.....

Til next time...♥-fridays-link-party-614/


  1. Hi Penny,
    I just love your pretty aprons. My mother (now 92) used to have a collection that her aunt had made her many years and I am constantly treasure hunting for ones like yours. They are so dainty and feminine. Pink aprons are my favourite! I hope that you have a wonderful week! Thank you for sharing!
    Take care,

  2. I remember my Grandmother and aunt wore aprons all the time. My aunt always had circus peanuts in the pockets of hers when she'd come to visit. Grandma had full ones too, that criss crossed in the back.What I'd give to have them. I never saw either without one on. I love your collection, brought back so many memories.

  3. Your vintage aprons are very lovely. Your settings are always amazing!

  4. You have such a gifted flair for decorating! Lots of eye candy.

  5. I like your apron collection. I'm a full apron gal and have several that I love - and wear every day for cooking and baking.

  6. Those aprons look so pretty fluttering in the breeze!

  7. So much lovelines there on the line and what a great way to use the basket! Clever, clever and it evokes sweet memories of days gone by!

  8. Love the fish net idea for displaying the lovely aprons!

  9. What a sweet collection of aprons. I love hanging clothes outside- xo Diana

  10. Hi! I amy, and I'm visiti g from Embracing Change! I'm a lover of all things vintage- your display is lovely!

  11. Those aprons look just adorable hanging on the line! Love the washer full of flowers too. So sweet!

  12. Penny, your aprons are lovely. I love the smell of sheets fresh off the line too. I also dry my roses and I have dozens of them. I am planning to make a wreath one of these days. Have a beautiful day.


  13. The "studio thru this sheer apron" is a prize winning photo shot Penny! Of course you are very creative....never boring....always inspirational. Have an absolutely apron nice day!

  14. Oh the apron with the embroidered label stole my heart! But WOW, I love all of your collection!

  15. Hi Penny,

    Visiting via Sherry's party. Vintage aprons on a clothesline, pure, old-fashioned charm! Thanks for the lovely images, so, so, pretty!


  16. Hello,

    I'm visiting via Fishtail Cottage. Your aprons looks wonder on the line and I agree completely with your comment about the sheets smelling wonderful after being dried outdoors.


  17. What a heartwarming, nostalgic post. I can feel the breeze billowing the aprons and what a sweet image. They will smell so good when you bring them in.
    Happy Flag Day, Ruthie from:

  18. Love the aprons on the line! Reminds me of my Mom hanging clothes! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.


  19. Love love love the embroidered apron. Clever use of the basket for display and storage. Stopping by from the T.G.I.F. Link party.

  20. So pretty vintage and fun!! Gives me ideas!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful post!
    Miss Bloomers

  21. What a sweet post! :) I just love your collection. Thanks for sharing it.


  22. Penny,
    Love all of your beautiful aprons and that cart is so charming!!

    Such a delightful post!!

    I am playing nurse to Joe...he had major dental work done which involved several extractions...... He is not a happy camper....


  23. Sooo pretty!! Love your little white cart with linens, roses, and flags! And of course all those pretties on the line! :) Have a great weekend! xo Holly

  24. So lovely! I love vintage aprons, they are so pretty. Your clothes lines is absolutely gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  25. Love your aprons! They are much too pretty to ever wear -- especially that embroidered one! I just can't imagine women making such beauties and then getting gravy on them!

  26. You always have the most interesting displays and collections. It's so fun to visit you! I wish I could see everything in person! Happy Weekend!

  27. Love your pretty aprons and the clotheslines. :)
    Happy Pink Sat.

  28. So pretty! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  29. Hi Penny,
    These are just wonderful! I managed to find a couple and have a couple of my grandmother's but no where as pretty as yours. What fun!

    Laura from

  30. Well I just can't say enough about this post . . . I ADORE vintage clothing AND aprons. I have 3-4 and have never really figured out what to do with them. I've been talking about wanting my clothesline put back up (after we had new siding put on) so this really inspires me. What a creative idea to use a clothesline to decorate!!

  31. Hi Penny,

    I love your aprons. I pinned it so I can reference them for future projects.

    Bye for now, Darlene

  32. Just DARLING~~~~~LOVE those aprons! Blessings~~~Roxie

  33. All so lovely! The embroidery girl is fabulous!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  34. Such lovely aprons!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    1. Penny,

      When I saw your link about aprons I had to click on it. I have seen your blog a few times... but have not started "officially" following any until just very recently. I started blogging just over a year ago...just writing about my childhood memories that are so precious to me. I wrote a post for Mother's Day about aprons and how my mom was hardly ever without one. I love the sweet memories they stir up! By the way, I love your vintage collection! My mom was nearly 98 when she died in 2010 and I wish so much that I had one of those old aprons she used to wear. I'd love you to come visit me on my blog!

  35. Hello Penny, Your aprons look marvelous - you have an amazing collection -I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  36. What a gorgeous collection of vintage aprons Penny. I'm an apron wearing gal and would love any one of those pretties to wear. Do you ever wear them? Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  37. Lovely vintage aprons! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  38. So lovely, Penny! this is my Garden Feature for this week's Creative HomeAcre Hop! Thank you for linking up!
    xo, Andrea

  39. So may sweet aprons, charming on the clothes line! I used to hang clothes out to dry...especially sheets...but don't have a line any longer.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY, always a treat having YOU!


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