Monday, July 28, 2008

Real men wear aprons!!!

About a week ago my mom gave me 4 more aprons .... 2 of them were hers and 2 of them were my grandmother's (my mother's mother). I think all 4 aprons are from the 1940's and/or the 1950's.....ANYHOW, I wanted to have someone model these aprons and , unless some of my niece's or Matt's girlfriend is visiting, we have an acute shortage of girls around here .... hmmmmm what to do, what to do ......


......bribe Evan and his buddy Tyler to model them!!!! (if you click on the picture you'll get a clearer view of all the details, such as the gaping hole in the armpit of Evans' shirt, those ridiculously baggy shorts ....oh, and the aprons ....) I know it looks like they're about to have a sword fight with that huge spoon and fork, but they were pointing to the sign above the window that says "It's a Wonderful Life". So....anyhow, you may be wondering how I was able to persuade these two to put aprons on .....well, like I said, they can be bought .... not with money, but with .....

....Toaster Strudels ..... two boxes .... EACH !!!! (These kids drive a hard bargain, but I think I can meet with their demands...)

Anyhow, let me get back to the original reason for this post, THE APRONS !!!

Here we have Evan modeling his great grandmother's full length apron .... this apron has the tiniest baby ric rac trim on the pockets and above that flirty little ruffle ... (as I recall,however, my grandmother's baggy gym shorts, LONG hairy legs, and BIG feet didn't quite make as much of a statement as Evan's does, but she was pretty low key ...)

Next we have dainty Tyler sporting another one of my grandmother's everyday aprons ... this blue floral half apron has a cute heart shaped pocket ....oh, and don't make fun of Tyler in his pretty apron or he may just pound you into the ground....

......and there's that Evan again ... adding his own special twist to this pretty white apron with the floral accents ..... that is slung low so that it sits below both your baggy gym shorts with the crotch riding at about knee level AND a bonus of your plaid boxers sticking out of the top! (I don't know why my mother didn't wear it this way......) I think with this outfit Evan will make quite the splash at his next dirtbike race .... the green leaves on the floral accents of the apron pick up the green color of his Kawasaki KX250 very nicely !

And , now on to our evening wear ...... next we have Tyler modeling what all Defensive Tackles will be wearing this season......

..... a mohawk with their football jersey numbers carved into the back of their heads AND this filmy baby blue organza hostess apron with the pretty white ric rac trim ..... isn't it DREAMY !!!!












Well that concludes our little apron fashion show .... we hope you've enjoyed it. Evan and Tyler .... take a bow .... hey, where are you guys? .....

.....oh, of course .... in front of the tv..... they said to tell you all that aprons are quite comfy for laying around on the sofa playing X-box "MX vs ATV Untamed".

OK ... gotta go and get my aprons off of those guys.... looks to me like they're getting a little too attached to them!

Be back soon !
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

13 comments:

Malphi said...

I think you've chosen the perfect models there!

Mona said...

Whatta hoot!! :D Great job guys!
Mare, your 'treasure' aprons are just lovely!! Thanks for sharing.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

BOYS WILL BE BOYS!!!! LOL!!! Nice aprons by the way.

Dandelion Quilts said...

You make me laugh. They make me laugh. Hey, I have a It's a wonderful life sign in my house, too.

Cool vintage aprons. Wowsers.

debbie said...

LOL! What good sports they are! :oD
The aprons are great too! :o)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It takes a very special kind of a guy to model an apron, especially the floral ones. The aprons are great...the boys have a great sense of humor. Susan

Jane said...

I am partway through ironing a quarter drawer (cedar chest so big one) of old aprons.
And as I ironed them I did give thought to who would model them....not sure I can find willing ones as easily as you have.

Vallen said...

You can take the boy out of the apron but you can never take the apron out of the boy!! They did eat them didn't they?

Dawn said...

What a combo----ATV Untamed & aprons. Who knew your frilly-attired models were so cutting edge?

rachelgriffith said...

oh my gosh.
that was the funniest thing ever.

:O)

Tipper said...

Love the aprons and the models!

Lisa said...

haha! love it..what good sports. Male carpenters wear 'utility aprons' right? lol

Happy Zombie said...

What great sports your models are! I love it! What I love even more, is your yellow/white/red room. Dying over it. Just. Dying.