Chris B, home to Ms Cellania, played hostess for this week’s Fun Monday playday, and this was her simple wish:
" ‘show your aprons’ it can be your favourite or an unusual one or more than one. Be creative as you like; and
secondly if, like me, you have lots of ‘tea towels’ that are brand new
(or could be an old favourite) I would like to see those as well and
hear the story behind the picture- was it a gift from a holiday, a
present from auntie that you only use when she visits etc……….."
Having been out of town for the eleventy-seventh time this summer, I’m late. But one of my many mottos is "Better late than never" (as opposed to "better never late"), and I do likey Fun Monday’s, so here’s my go:
First, the only reason I even own an apron is because of this saint–
Sarah, my mother-in-law, is an AMAZING cook and has taught me much–not just about what goes on in the kitchen, but also cookin’ in life :). She ALWAYS cooks wearing an apron, and this one is hand-painted, a gift from someone who knows her well.
My talented sister-in-law personalized this one for her, it has names of all nine of her grandchildren (and a great niece). This one is her favorite. How cute is that, that Sarah started mugging–figuratively AND literally–for the camera when I told her I needed to blog her?!
Here’s a picture of the tea towel of hers I mentioned a few weeks ago:
Here’s a few of the ones I own…actually, these are ALL the aprons I own:
Geez, look at that expression. Out of pure vanity, I’d love to re-take that shot, but, heck, I think with all I’ve shown and shared over the past year or two, I got over it. Red has been my favorite color ever since I remember having a favorite color, and when I saw this apron on sale at Williams-Sonoma after Valentine’s Day one year, I had to have it. Red. Half-price. Williams-Sonoma. Valentine’s. Yep, HAD to have it! And it even had a matching tea towel which has been used quite a bit more than the apron.
Next, here’s me and my daughter "modeling" (???) two aprons Sarah gave us–she wanted to make sure when we baked cookies we had all the necessary equipment. I think Rach and I used them twice…instead, our clothes always managed to be covered in flour :/ (shhhh! Don’t tell!)
Doesn’t Rach look like she’s having fun?? I can see it in her loving and adoring eyes…:).
Chris also asked to see our tea towels, and here’s a favorite Sarah gave me this year for my birthday. I actually kinda-sorta use it, mainly just to hang on the stove to look pretty (I consider that "using it").
Last but not least, here are some FUN tea towels I saw a while back and bought to give as gifts…you know, sursees! I just don’t know who the lucky recipient will be yet, but they were too cute NOT to buy :).
* If you can’t read it, the verbiage left to right is "Don’t give in to frumpy undies", "Does my insurance cover retail therapy?", and "Indulge your inner princess".
Hope you had a Fun Monday! I did, even though I’m posting on a Tuesday, which for some of y’all is already Wednesday, which will be for me when I actually visit your FM posts, which for some of y’all will be Thursday.
I don’t know about Rachel looking like she’s having fun, but she sure is looking a lot like you.
WT’s right, I just enlarged the photos to check and you do look alike.
Why would you have a message about frumpy undies in your kitchen? USUALLY (but not always) we’re clothed in our kitchen to protect ourselves from splattering bacon or whatever else might be cooking, so nobody would see your undies.
Willowtree, I resemble that remark.
TOB, first, giggles on your comment. Second, those tea towels could just as well be hand towels used in a bathroom, yes? Third, I NEVAH wear “frumpy undies” in the kitchen…just leather and lace 😉
I agree with the better late than never because this is too good to have missed. My immediate thought was you MIL looks good in the kitchen- why can’t I look poise and clam instead of messy and frazzled. And then a double take you and your daughter look like sisters. I love Williams-Sonoma had a browse in one when I was in Canada how I wish they had been doing a half price sale!! I just ‘love’ those tea towels too good for the kitchen!!
So where were you off to this time? Perhaps you’ll try to tell us you escaped to your place in the Hamptons. Or maybe you found a rental in Tuscany? Sounds like a “welcome home” is in order–again. 🙂
Nice pictures…especially of you and your daughter. Looks like you were both having fun.
Cute tea towels. I can’t remember to wear aprons either when I cook. It’s just easier to wipe my hands on my pants.
I always enjoy your posts, Whatever the topic, you seem to wrap your entry with humor and grace. Your mother-in-law even looks like a saint.
Chris, well, now, you, my dear, are too sweet (with a comment like THAT!). My MIL ALWAYS looks that good in the kitchen–even when preparing a meal for 30!
Robert, hehe, I’ll write a “tell-all”, but doggone it, I’m so far behind in blogging–I’ve yet to post a top ten from the beach, let alone our trip out west, let alone what we were up to over the weekend. I will say this…no Hamptons, no Tuscany.
Nikki, that’s why I do a thousand loads of laundry a week :/.
Molly, you join Chris in the sweetest Fun Monday comment evah :). I’ll be sure to tell my MIL one of my blogger friends agreed she looks like a saint :).
The thing about frumpy undies in the kitchen is this: doesn’t your dear husband ever ask you to wear LESS under your apron? LOL That is the universal comment I get when I am selling my aprons at a craft fair! LOL They all think the same!
You and Rachel are just too dang cute.
Hey Kitchen Madonna, me likey your aprons! Hmmm, your comment reminds me of French Maid “uniforms”…;).
Karmyn, well, now….thanks sweets!
I so LOVE your attitude…Better late than never…Words I live by!!
I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking at first it was a photo of your daughters.
Your MIL is so cute!What a great idea for a gift, an apron with all the grandkids names on it.
Williams and Sonoma is one of my favorite places to browse around, LOVE that you got that cute apron on sale.
I’m just glad I wasn’t the only one on vacation and got in late for Fun Monday!
Your daughter is taller than you? Glad that you get along in the kitchen.
Christine, misery loves company? I STILL haven’t hit everyone who aproned this week :/.
VegasJoe, Actually, the photo is misleading. We’re debatablely the same height.
Glad you liked mine!
I don’t know how but I missed checking out your blog. :O
*slaps self on hand* 😉 LOL
LOVE your towels.
On my blog you asked I had seen Mary Engelbreit’s “Life is just a chair of bowlies” print…and YES! 🙂
I heart Mary Engelbreit! Her prints and other things get me into deep trouble. I have a couple of her cross stitching charts and fabrics. Did I mention I get into some “trouble” when I see her things. LOL
LOL I laughed at your comment on my apron FM…get to making it! LOL!!! Yes, I saw miss lion hearts FM I thought it was AWESOME!
I love your FM post! I would have to answer your question,”NO, you look like Betty Crockers daughter or maybe granddaughter!” I thought the same thing as chris about the photo of your daughter and yourself…you look like sisters and way too young to have a what I am guessing is a teenage daughter! I wish I could age like you!
I like all of your tea towels too!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your kind words!
Deb, send me your snail mail address…I have a little somethin’ for ya :).
Kaytabug, well……HAVE YOU STARTED YET??? (and thanks for YOUR kind words!)
Is this is new kitchen?
Sigh — mine has consumed me these past two weeks. I never managed to find 5 mins to take the photos of aprons (that I can’t find in the shipping boxes..sigh).
Better go get my bath or I’ll be sleeping in paint dust;).
doh – correction:
Is this THE new kitchen?
TLG, actually, the part you’re looking at hasn’t yet been renovated (you’d have to scroll back to see those posts…).
Lovely blog! Sarah’s aprons rock.
great aprons and teatowels, lol @ the frumpy undies. your daughter and you look so much alike….and like sisters 🙂
love the new reds…very pretty 🙂