Buying and selling vintage aprons and linens

vintage apron

handmade vintage apron

When you think of vintage aprons, they are mainly from the 1950s and 1960s but aprons have been around since ancient times for both practical and decorative purposes. Above is a typical apron from the 1950s. Made of gingham fabric and embellished with with cross stitch, it is both practical and decorative.

vintage apron

holiday vintage apron

Many aprons were made for holiday and purely decorative purposes. I find most of my aprons at local estate auctions where people are clearing out a generation of practical and decorative soft goods and linens.

vintage apron

PA Dutch vintage apron

Since I live in PA, I find regional aprons such as this PA Dutch one with great graphics and text. Other regions may find those pertinent to their areas.  This one is all cotton with a printed design. Probably 1950s or 60s.

vintage apron

vintage bib apron

Another type of apron is the bib apron that would cover more of the body in order to better preserve the dress underneath. This one is made of cotton with rick rack trim. It fits over the head and ties in the back.

vintage apron

vintage bib apron

The original owner even embroidered their name in the neckline!

vintage apron

vintage crocheted child’s apron

This one probably took a lot of time to make! It is a smaller apron, probably more for a child, and completely hand crocheted.

vintage apron

vintage embroidered and crocheted apron

No matter what the style, vintage aprons are a fascinating part of clothing history! Check out my listings such as these at everythingvintagesteph.com. Thanks!

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