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!)
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.