Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vicarious baking

My oven has been broken for a few weeks now and I'm going into baking withdrawl.

So instead of a hit of the good stuff, I will have to be satisfied with showing off my aprons as a kind of vicarious baking.

Here's my number one workhorse apron, given to me by the lovely Jaja as a housewarming/welcome home to Philly present. The full coverage and sentimental value means that this one gets the most use.



This hilarious one I got at an estate sale in New Jersey a few years ago. I never use this in the kitchen, it makes me think of sexy housewives cooking in nothing but high heels. Plus, stuff would go right through it.



A tried and true fifties apron, stolen from my parents' house. I think this belonged to my grandma (Mom, correct me if I'm wrong).



One of my favorites, bought at a thrift store in Pennsylvania during college.



A lovely, too-good to use apron, given to me as a going away present by my friend Sarah in Davis.



A Christmas present from my friend Metthea. It's reversible, and those "mittens" on the side? Potholders!



This is where my aprons live, right where I can most easily access them in the entrance to the kitchen.



On a separate note, thanks for all of the congratulations on the job! I'm pretty excited about all the things I have cooking right now (wordplay!) and I hope to soon bring you all up to speed on the community garden project. Now go enjoy your working ovens and mail me some cookies, like Aunt Emmy always does.

4 comments:

J.W. said...

ohhhh bejesus what a collection. i know i don't love aprons as much as you do, but i LOVE this assortment of them! POTHOLDERS?!?! apron makers are innovators. i LOVE LOVE that second one and am foregoing precious study time to nail down ways to include it in an outfit?? (for you, of course. i like to use my time wisely and devote hours to projects others might find as only minimally enjoyable or helpful). so, look what i stumbled across:

http://apronista.blogspot.com/

it'd be sweet maybe as a summer shirt? with shorts or something? and, yes, HEELS. or boots.

that first one ain't to shabby either ;)

Era said...

Hahhahaha! It might be good as a shirt except that it's COMPLETELY SEE THROUGH. But you know, I like that kind of thing.

Geno's Garden said...

I actually pilfered the thrift store apron picture from your blog and have it on my computer..."Era's apron".
Congratulations, working girl! A job...it's a good thing.
Jeannie

Nicole said...

I knew you had an apron collection, but I didn't know the level of awesomeness you had. Great way of displaying them too!

I feel your pain about the oven---that is a major bummer. Hopefully it will be back in working order before prime time pie time begins.