Apronpalooza! CONTEST #8: Apron Memories

I know, from reading some of your comments, how much you all are really getting into the “apron thing” and how some of the vintage styles really hold a special nostalgia for you of times spent with your Mom watching her cook, or times spent with your Grandmother. Aprons are by nature, I really think, a tie with our pasts. If they weren’t why would there even be such figures of speech as, “cut the apron strings…” a phrase that is pregnant with meaning and fraught with all sorts of emotions, whether good or bad.

No one has captured the history of the apron, I think, as well as EllynAnne Geisel, owner of Apron Memories. EllynAnne has taken what to many is just an article of clothing to be thrown on the minute before cooking something particularly splattery and has unwrapped for us the history and the rich emotional significance that a simple piece of womanly attire can elicit.

Not only has EllynAnne published book, called The Apron Book on the topic of aprons, she has won an Independant Publisher’s award for it! EllynAnne is the writer and apron curator for a traveling exhibit known as Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections.

All of EllynAnne’s apron designs are interpretations of old patterns and are inspired by the stories of the contributors to Apron Chronicles. So when you win this contest you are getting not just a vintage style apron but also a story. Each of EllynAnne’s aprons comes with the story of its namesake.

This cheerful half apron is called the “Deni.”


Here is the “Mary.”

This real woman’s apron is called the “Mama Mia.”

The WINNER of this contest will receive their choice between the Mama Mia and the Mary.

To Enter this Contest:

1) Visit the sponsors website, have a look around and then leave a comment here telling me which of EllynAnne’s aprons is your favorite!
2) You may enter this contest only once.
3) This contest’s deadline is Friday, June 8th at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time
4) Do NOT post anonymously. Anonymous posters will not be entered into the drawing.
5) A winner will be chosen by random drawing (for more info. on this, read this post)

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p.s. If you want to pass the word about these contests, please check out this post where you can get a code for a button for your blog!

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  1. Deni is gorgeous.

  2. Who would have thought to make a whole ensemble out of a vintage table cloth. I love those.

  3. Amore makes me think of the diners I used to go to with my Grandmother!

  4. Jana (sidetrack'd) June 8, 2007 — 7:53 am

    I think “Karen” is my favorite, but I really like “Mama Mia” as well.

  5. I love the Mary and the Deni, it’s very unusual And isn’t she Cute!

  6. mama mia! count me in! 🙂

  7. The Deni is my favorite!

  8. Mama Mia is my favorite! I just love the look of the full aprons.

  9. This is another of the sites that I can’t just choose one favorite! I like the Deni and the Mama Mia. I think the Cheye is adorable too. If I don’t win any of the aprons this week, I will have to come back to Apron Memories and buy one. Or two.

  10. “Erin” is my favorite. What a sweet idea.

  11. I love the Cheye apron!

  12. The Rob Apron – What a cute idea!

  13. I like Karen! But they’re all cute!

  14. I would be irresistible in Smoochie.

  15. sara - The Estrogen Files June 8, 2007 — 3:18 pm

    I really like the Mary, but the Mama Mia is probably more my style.

  16. Rob-great pockets!

  17. I think the “Deni” is my favorite.–Barbara

  18. I love the KarenLori B

  19. Kansas A. Lillooet BC June 8, 2007 — 6:34 pm

    The “Mary” is gorgeous!

  20. Karen is my FAV!

  21. I don’t have to look at the site to know that the “Mary” is my fav. I also like the Smoochie.

  22. Shannon (PW Dec03) June 8, 2007 — 10:19 pm

    I like the “Karen” apron the best, I think, but I have to say, the “Smoochie” is pretty darn cute, too!

  23. LOVE the Mary apron! And wishing that the Apron Chronicles was coming to my town soon!!

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