April 9, 2010

Aprons away!

 momma carolyn pre-bumpit do1

{my dad, age 1 with his sweet southern momma in her cutie-pie apron…that hair-do was achieved without the aid of a bump-it…I’m impressed}

I am the proud owner of three very cute aprons. That being said, they were all gifts and I probably wouldn't have bought them for myself otherwise. I was never opposed to wearing an apron while cooking, but it didn't seem like something I thought to be necessary either. I'm not really sure why the apron went out of fashion, but from its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the frilly, pretty style most typically seen worn by tv housewives, fell  into decline.

creative stuff and random As we are now turning back to handmade things, items of substance that aren't mass produced, the apron has made something of a come-back. I found these adorable options on Amazon (designs by Now Designs, DII, and Jessie Steele), but I know Etsy has a plethora to choose from as well. Some of these are almost too cute to wear because I know I would be spilling and slopping food all over them, but if you are a neater cook than I, they might be perfect. Even if you can't get used to the idea of an apron, it adds a certain cozy warmth to a kitchen just to have one hanging on a hook.

Before I knew what I was missing, I cooked sans-apron, but now that I've had one, I don't think I would go back. It is so easy to run home for lunch and throw it on over my work ensemble while I whip up a little dĂ©jeuner. And there’s something about an apron that makes me feel like a ‘real’ cook! Do you have a favorite apron that magically transforms you into Julia Child? Are you anti-apron, but thinking about changing your mind? Please share!