Do you wear an apron? I do sometimes if I think things might get messy while cooking or baking.
I wear a full bib apron that is a green and yellow plaid. Utilitarian.
This pretty red and white organza apron was my dear mother's.
I can see her wearing it to serve dinner in the dining room at Christmas. Maybe she only did it once or twice. And we rarely ate in the dining room…..it was reserved for special occasions and guests. Our meals were in our big kitchen at an old farmhouse table with yellow vinyl-upholstered chrome chairs around it. I vaguely remember that we had black wood kitchen chairs before that.
No, we didn't live in the country. We lived in an upstairs flat in the city. The kitchen was large but, having been built in the 1930's, was not very modern. The sink was a big white 2 basin porcelain one set on a cream shaker style wood cabinet base. No counter top on either side. Mum had an old commode dresser on the right and one of those 2 shelved 'modern' white enamel tables on the other side. To the left of that was our washing machine. No clothes dryer. We went out to the back porch window and hung the clothes on the clothes line.
The cabinets were on the adjacent wall. About 7 feet of counter and cabinets - cream shaker style wood - top and bottom, with black knobs and the drawers in the base had metal cup pulls. The fridge was to the left of the cupboards. The stove was natural gas and was opposite the cabinets and next to the kitchen table. Needless to say it was a bit crowded. Every inch was used up.
Behind the table, on the wall, was a large chalkboard where we would draw. Also a large map of either Canada or the world was above that. We did our lessons and homework, coloured and played games at that kitchen table. We had no family room and weren't allowed to play in the living room. We could play in our bedrooms and down in the dark basement 2 flights down, where Mum set up our toys and some furnishings. We spent many hours down there in the winter months. The furnace was there too.
Well, I sure got side tracked didn't I?! Back to the
I decided to hang the apron near the little red child's chair that holds the antique crock with a mini tree in it.
Just a little reminder of my mother who loved Christmas and enjoyed decorating for the season, and serving dinner with a pretty apron once in a while.
It's a beautiful sunny but cold day here (-6C). I cut some greens today and made a swag for the man door to the garage and one to hang on the mailbox. The community Christmas tree lighting is tonight at the old school house. We might go.
The community tree with an almost full moon in 2012. No snow last year either.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.