The History of APRONS don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussychicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hotwood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved herapron, and the men knew it was timeto come in from the fields to dinner.It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. It can be a good history lesson for those that have no idea how the apron played a part in our lives. REMEMBER: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron, but love !!

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1 - I love being a Mom and Grandma and now I'm going to be a great Grandma soon.
2 - My favorite colors are green, yellow, orange of the 70"s.
3 - Bowling is my favorite sport to do at this time of my life.
4 - Going garage sailing every Friday and Saturday morning makes me feel great. (My time)
4 - I look forward to the 160 mile garage sale in August from Fort Smith, AR to Beebe AR. So much fun.
5 - I am a cancer survivor (two years now)
6 - I love to sew. I make apron and sell them on
7 - House work isn't my favirote thing to do.
8 - I collect Christmas tree pins ( I have about 170 now), Marbles have lots of them too and Precious Moments.
9 - I like working in my flowers.
10 - I always wanted to take a vacation where you go and watercolor painting for a week.
11 - I like working my Flea Market booth in Tontitown, AR. Tontitown Flea Market and Antique Mall #18.
12 - I have 3 grils and 3 boys and 8 grandchildren and soon 1 great grandchild.
13 - I was born in Boulder City, Nevada in 1932.
14 - Lived in Southern California for most of my life tell we moved to Fayetteville, AR in 1975.
15 - It's hard to get California out of you when you have lived there so long.
16 - I really miss doing things with my family. Garage Sailing with my Grandchildren for one thing.
17 - Its hard when most of your family live so far away.
18 - Our family alluim is great.
19 - Sorry no pets for me, Been there and had to many.
20 - I love Chocolate, Especially SEE's
21 - I like finding antiques for family and friends.
22 - On our 50th aniversity our friends picked us up in a big white limousine and took us to eat. It was neat.
23 - I bowl with my husband every Friday night. It's fun.
24 - My worst habit is I'm a clutter
25 - My goal is to still have my own antique and gift shop, even at 76.

I sell my aprons on and I also sell vintage things, Hallmark Ornaments .

Handmade aprons by Elwanda Fairley. I sell my aprons online and at Tontitown Flea Market, an Antique Mall in Tontitown, Arkansas. Go online at and visit my shop.

I try to give them a vintage look. I love sewing with rick rack, eyelet and laces. I can make them for special events or orders.

I just finished a Valentine half apron and a Shamrock full apron.