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Aprons- Part 1

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When I started working at Legacy I noticed that there were some of the very charming vintage aprons that were recently featured in books and exhibits going around the country. I told the staff to put aside any that were donated so I could feature them in a display. From the moment I said that, the quantity of very special aprons that came our way increased like an answer to a call. I thought that it was kinda spiritual to ask for something and it came to me. How very special… I went to an auction and there was an ‘Apron Lot’ of 25 vintage aprons. It got kinda funny. One day, Lucile is telling me HOW MUCH lace and trim we have that she working on…We see a woman heading across the parking lot carrying boxes piled so high she couldn’t see. We look at her and I say to Lucile real snarky, “It’s nothing but lace and trim” and she says “It’s nothin’ but aprons” But we put our game faces on and say real nice to the lady “So what do you have for us today?” and she says “This box is lace and trim and this box is a bunch of aprons” I thought we were gonna pee our pants. When it was said and done I had approximately 60 aprons to display and sell.

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I took a quilt workshop hosted by our Santa Rosa Quilt Guild featuring Cindy Needham (cindyneedham.com)teaching us about her Linen Ladies and what can be done with vintage linens that may be just to delicate to survive. She help to demystify her magic salvaging these treasures and shared her enthusiasm so we were all hooked as well. I’ll try to get a piece done and in the store to show how “ooo-ahh” quilts can be made. It has me looking at our vintage lace and linens in a whole new way.

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