What I really mean is The Generosity of New Friends!
There are so many nice people in this world, and now I know three more of them–Sheri, Regena and Jodi! Here they are with my “old” friends Connie and Robin.
I’d met Sheri and Regena oh-so-briefly when they came to the final Anna Lena sale, and I knew Jodi from her blog. After my recent post about the apron program at Pomeroy House, Sheri emailed to tell me about a stack of aprons she had that had belonged to a friend, and I said, “Oh, I’d love to see them.” That led to a visit yesterday from Sheri and the two others. I was quite excited–a day of looking at old aprons and making new friends! What could be better? Well, sharing it with Connie and Robin seemed like a good idea, too!
I promised to make lunch, and the girls arrived just before noon. It was fun to set a fall table.
I couldn’t believe that Sid’s Market still had strawberries, and they were nice ones, so I figured one more strawberry whipped cream cake was in order–probably the last one of the season.
But then, to my surprise, I discovered they had each brought me a gift!
Regena brought me her world famous chocolate chip cookies. They are absolutely delicious and I’m wondering if I should hide them from Bob!
Now, amazingly, Sheri brought me a giant bag of vintage aprons. The aprons I thought I was just going to have a look at–she gave them to me! There were so many of them–more than two dozen. And they were all different styles and eras. Well, here, have a look!
There’s this wonderful aqua and orange one set off with the black panel in the middle.
And check out this vintage organza one that has a fancy hankie in the front.
And I love the patchwork style apron. One of the fabrics is a novelty print with pianos and musical notes on it!
Every apron collection should have a gingham apron in it–and this one did–an aqua one!
It was decorated with ric rack–and the way the ric rack was stitched down was so adorable.
And here’s a pretty pink floral.
Do you remember cobbler’s aprons? I do. When I was a teenager working at my dad’s grocery store, I had to wear on everyday!
Simple but classy.
There were lots more, and I love them all!
It was a delightful day. Thanks, ladies!