Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Home Is: The Love of Aprons

Grandma's Apron
~Author Unknown

When I used to visit Grandma. I was very much impressed,
by her all-purpose apron, and the power it possessed.
For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed.
The strings were tied and freshly washed, and maybe even pressed.
The simple apron that it was, you would never think about;
the things she used it for, that made it look worn out.
She used it for a basket, when she gathered up the eggs,
and flapped it as a weapon, when hens pecked her feet and legs.
She used it to carry kindling when she stoked the kitchen fire.
And to hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire.
She used it for a hot pad, to remove a steaming pan,
and when her brow was heated, she used it for a fan.
It dried our childish tears, when we'd scrape a knee and cry,
and made a hiding place when the little ones were shy.
Farm produce took in season, in the summer, spring and fall,
found its way into the kitchen from Grandma's carry all.
When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest.
I'm sure the apron she chose that day, was her Sunday best.

Aprons, for me, have provided both beauty and feminity in a world of dirty dishes and hot pots.
I love that I can embark on creating a new generation of aprons for my own family and yours as well.
My girl's girl might even be writing an apron poem for me one day!
I can hope!

Please visit Reluctant Entertainer for a whole heap more of aprons today over @ Sandy's Wednesday
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Over at We Are That Family!!  Check them out!!

The apron shown above and many others can be found at my Etsy shop, Lima Bean Designs.



Jenny said...

Beautiful aprons. I'm going to check out your shop.

Christi Williams said...

I LOVE vintage aprons!! So Cute!!

Sandy said...

Classy and beautiful! Thank you for linking up today at RE, and so nice to meet you!


the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I think this is your kind of link up! How cool!

Stopping by from Sandy's party! : )

Lisa said...

very sweet!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

What beautiful aprons! I keep thinking I need to start wearing one, but so far I haven't gone past thinking;) Great poem about your grandmother. What precious memories!

I would love it if you would link this to my Tuesday's Tips at

The Hip Hostess said...

I love that poem, brings back warm memories for us all. Your aprons are adorable! So happy I was able to meet you through Reluctant Entertainer.

Kirstin said...

How fun and those are so pretty. I love that poem

Betsy said...

This was lovely! And very similar to my post today! I loved it!

Holly said...

Kelli- You are awesome. I just adore that poem...what a great way to celebrate aprons. Um, yeah...that apron you created...I LOVED your aprons before, but you have outdone yourself.