Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rednesday Festive Aprons

I was cleaning up my blog posts the other day and I came across something that I started last Christmas but never posted. It was a display of my Christmas aprons.
Yes, those pictures were taken last year -- back in the good old days when I could stand on 2 feet; when I could walk, run and twirl to my heart's content with the sheer joy of the season! (How those aprons delighted in their Xmas twirls!) And any cook would agree with me that you can never have enough aprons. Let me show you my Xmas collection.
Here's a good one for baking as it covers me completely; I won't mind getting it's plain, servicable fabric full of flour and butter.
The next 3 aprons were purchased last year at a local thrift store that usually displays Xmas in their basement. I've had to miss it this year :( The first 2 are vintage 1950's, I would say.

This pretty bibbed apron has a good full skirt for twirling, perhaps while listening to The Barra McNeils sing "Christmas in Kilarney" and carefully serving round the eggnog and shortbreads. (Or this year, for catching the droplets and crumbs that may miss my mouth. ..... But then, there's not much of a chance of that with me, is there!)
And this last one (my favorite) was a gift from Santa last year; he got it at a church sale. I love the deep pockets; they're good for holding my tissues on Xmas Eve as I watch "It's a Wonderful Life" (and cry) whilst cracking almonds and filberts and sipping my wine.
It was fun to find this lost post, even if it does make me sad thinking of the lack of twirling that will happen in them this year.
This year, I am reduced to the memory of twirly-Xmas-aprons-past; and the thoughts of twirly-Xmas-aprons-future. Xmas-aprons-present shall not twirl; they shall simply sit in a quiet state of obedient repose! How boring! How sad for my Xmas aprons!
How do you think I can help my Xmas aprons experience the joy of the season without their usual twirls?


Garden of Egan said...

I love those aprons! Every single one!!!!

I also love the Barra McNeils. I can't get enough of that Christmas Special.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A cook is only as good as her aprons. Obviously you're a great cook!

Marie said...

Love the aprons Sandie and the post! Don't be too sad, perhaps you can let whoever is going to cook your Christmas dinner this year give one or two of them a twirl! Happy Christmas my dear friend! Here's to a good 2011 with lots of twirling involved! xxoo

Gail said...

They shall twirl again.

Merry Christmas.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Aprons are one of those things that bring a lot of happy memories to me. I don't wear them at all any more but have lots tucked away. I love yours and hope that although you are not twirling on your feet you will be in your heart...the spirit of Christmas is found in many places especially deep inside of us where nothing can take it away. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love the aprons :) Makes me want to start collecting some for myself. Merry Christmas!


You have a wonderul collection of Christmas aprons!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love it! I posted about Christmas aprons too! Here's to a twirlful 2011!

Merry Christmas and continued quick healing!

Eva Gallant said...

All those aprons are wonderful! Love every one!

Nezzy said...

Girl all those aprons are great and wonderfully festive. I have no doubt in my mind that you too shall twirl and whirl again!!!

Happy Rednesday and a very Merry Christmas sweetie!!!

God bless ya'll :o)

Nezzy said...

OOooooo, word recognition was "mated". Do I see a big old strong handsome hunk under your Christmas tree.

Just sayin'...'might be Carma :o)

Nezzy said...

OK...maybe I'm just crazy because the last word recognition was...

LOCAL (how does it know me???)


Sarah said...

I love aprons and your Christmas ones are so fun!

LV said...

You have a very nice collection of aprons Enough that you could wear a different one for a week

My Grama's Soul said...

I think you could still twirl them around your head sweet lady,.....kinda' like a lasso. (O:(O: What do you think?

Merry Christmas,