Where can you find vintage aprons? It's easy to buy old fashioned aprons once you know where to look. I've been collecting them for many years and can give you some tips for finding a genuine vintage apron of your own.
The easiest way to find vintage aprons is to ask the people you know if they have any. Your mom, aunts, grandparents... anyone could have an apron or two stashed away someplace.
During the “apron dark ages” in the 70s thru the 90s, people stopped wearing aprons. (Heck... lots of people stopped cooking at home!) But that doesn't mean they got rid of them.
So ask your family, friends and neighbors to show you their aprons. You
may be surprised at what treasures you'll find and the stories they
The next place to look for vintage aprons is anywhere you can find second-hand things. That means garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and antique stores.
Hunting for your perfect apron takes time and practice. You'll learn to recognize old fabric. Yes, it does look different than modern fabric.
Spotting old aprons mixed in with the newer clothing will be a breeze once you get an "eye" for seeing old fabric. Of course, when you find them used, you'll need to wash and sometimes repair them before using them. No problem... it's easy to do!
Another great place to find vintage aprons is online. The internet makes hunting for anything easy! Ebay is the obvious place to start. Look in Collectibles-- click Linens and Textiles-- Kitchen Textiles-- Aprons.
Today when I checked eBay, there were over 3000 listings for aprons! So pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy shopping from home.
But don't stop now... that was just the beginning! There's loads of other places to buy an apron online. Some of my other favorite sites are Etsy, Main Street Mall Online, Ruby Lane, and Bonanza.
Just type “vintage aprons” into the search box on the website's home page. You should have quite a few to browse thru... enjoy window shopping!
If you have any ideas for finding vintage aprons that I didn't mention, I
hope you'll drop me a line and share your tip. After all... treasure
hunting is half the fun, isn't it?