On a daily basis, I open my pantry door and grab for an apron.
See them hanging there in the corner?
I was chatting with a friend last week, and she mentioned to me that her mother-in-law buys her all kinds of aprons! I also have another friend who collects aprons (I’ll have to introduce you to her collection sometime, it’s really amazing!) and I got to thinking about MY aprons.
Some people are amused at the fact that I wear an apron to cook, but I normally do it because I come home from work in work clothes and start dinner. It’s easier for me to just throw an apron on, cook, eat dinner and THEN change into my comfies than to change, then get ready to cook. I think I lose momentum or something, ha!
But each of my aprons has a story.
The white one:
This is the only apron I bought myself. There’s just something about putting on a fresh, white, clean apron that I LOVE. This one hangs at the front and is normally the first one I grab!
The red one:
I received this one at a Women’s Ministry event, and it’s especially great for Christmas! Any time I’m working in the kitchen at the church, I make it a point to wear this one, too! Can you read the inscription? It says “Love Finds a Way”. One of my faves!
The vintage one:
This apron was my grandma’s, and I have lots of memories of cooking in the kitchen with her, while she was wearing this apron! I use this one especially when I’m doing something that makes a big mess, because the bib comes up pretty high! And it makes me smile!
The missions one:
My aunt gave me this one. It’s hand painted, and supports missions in Africa! Lots of us in my family are huge supporters of missions – and this one helps to remind me what’s really important!
The pretty one:
My mom bought me this one. Can you read the text? “Domestic Diva!” That might be pushing it a little, but it sure is fun to take off a messy apron and put this one on right before guests arrive! Cute little rhinestone bow and all!
Do you have anything special around your home that you use all the time, but carries a story along with it? Do tell! I LOVE this stuff!