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March 21, 2007

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Anina

Wow, they ARE lovely! I should find some estate sales to go to. Yard sales these days just have a bunch of junk. Beautiful aprons!

Pam

oh, I need that blue apron! I must plan thrifting trip in the south. There is nothing good here in the north, or they want an outrageous price for it. Your thrifting experiences are like a dream come true.

Jan in PA

I always feel honored when I find an apron needing a second chance on life. As I scrolled down, I thought, "That's my favorite," on each one.

Lucky you! Enjoy!

Tammy518

I love the book, salt and pepper shakers and all the aprons. I especially love the red and gold apron since those are my colors. You have the best luck! Must be because you are such a sweet lady. By the way, Kim, I'm fixing your tortellini salad tomorrow!

LaTeaDah

I love the aprons! They are all lovely, lovely, lovely --- but my favorite is the orange and blue! Wow, what an awesome find!

That Jill

I really love the blue one! These are so fun, and perfectly at home in your beautiful daisy cottage.

Tina

Love, love, love your aprons Kim! I just bought an apron at an estate sale a week ago~ the only thing I bought there. I paid $4.00 for it~ I thought it was a good price because it is reversible. Two dollars for each side! lol! And my Mother gave me a couple of her old vintage aprons~ they were in her cedar chest! Love that cedar smell! Also I found a cute potting apron at Goodwill~ I'm going to blog all of this some day soon~ But Kim, you got all your goodies for $1.00! I bet you were doing the "HAPPY DANCE"...LOVE IT ALL!

Linda Thompson

I love that aprons are making a come back... and that our apron finds are getting a second life!!
I am so glad that YOU got those treasures. Cuz now we all got to see them and to appreciate the craftsmanship that went into making them! Thanks for sharing with us Kim!

Susan C

I just love aprons. These are great. Congrats on the great steal.

Beata

I absolutely love the blue rosey one! What a little treasure!

Cindy

Oh Kim, I love aprons too. I made a couple a few weeks ago and I was surprised at the comments of my dd's. They all wanted one! I particularly love the vintage ones. Cindy S.

Chris

I would love to go shopping with you! But there would be a problem-we'd be fighting over the same stuff! Love the aprons.

Sue

Such delicious treasures! Aprons such as those remind me of my Grandmother who was never without one. She had one similar to the blue one. Of course, I love blue too so that would be ny choice as favorite!
*smile*
I have a few small aprons that my MIL made Grace before she passed away. Grace loves to wear them when she helps in the kitchen.
I just smile when I think if the sweet home these precious items have gone to. A home where they will be cherished, used and needed once again.
Love to you Kim! Happy Spring!
Sue

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Such wonderful colors and patterns. Good thing there are 7 days in a week so you can wear all the aprons you've collected!

Renee

Wow they are so cute! I think my favourite is the yellow one. Enjoy them, its such a treat to find such wonderful treasures at a great price! Renee x

Clare

Hi Kim, I've had to catch up again! Those aprons are lovely - love that blue roses one! What a terrific bargain you got there, amazing! Clare x

charlotte lyons

Love that blue one....1.00 for all? Didn't think it could get better than your Goodwill but there it is. Fabulous! Do you have a storage barn in the back? Better open a shop :)

Diane Duda

Somehow I hadn't come across your blog until just this morning. I now have spent much of said morning wandering through the photos of your cozy home.
I used to be just like you...moving things around each time I cleaned...painting and repainting every piece of furniture I could find. Lately I spend so much time on my art, making cute things to send off to other peoples homes, that I've sorely neglected my own.
Today you've inspired me to go and paint something RED!
Thanks!

Allie from Minneapolis

Kim, they are all such great aprons. What a lucky find - and for a $1 (with the cookbook and S&P shakers). What a great day for you! All of the colors are so wonderful as well. It's it the best when you get to bring your new stuff home and get it put where you want it to be. I love that.

Alexandra

I wonder if there is an antonym to the term "schadenfreud" (not sure I spelled that correctly). Certainly there must be a word to describe sharing the glee of others good fortune -- for that is truly what is called for here.

Aprons make me think of cooking Easter dinner more than anything else. With Easter approaching, you have so many wonderful options. I am struggling now, as it is going to be hard to decide just which apron I want to wear (and of course, I'll have to plan my attire around the choice!).

Yours are lovely!

Lynda

The aprons are all lovely but I think the blue one is my favourite. Of course, I *am* partial to blue! :) Only $1.00???? How fabulous! Enjoy your new treasures!

Beachy

Did you just hear that >> all the way from Cape Cod? That was I... when I fell on the floor after reading all your treasures were $1.00! I especially love the "cottage-perfect" apron! The print and those colors are so totally vintagey scrumptious! =)

Beachy

well... my little ascii characters messed up my post! It was supposed to read "THUD!!!". oops! =)

carolyn

Gorgeous, it would be hard to pick a favourite but maybe, just maybe, the blue.

Mizsmoochielips

Oh yes, the blue one is my favorite!!!

Debi

Oh there they are...how cute...love the blue and orange!

Betty Jo

OMGosh! $1.00 . . . for all of that! Incredible! You are the absolute Queen of bargains! I want to come shop with you. I love all the aprons too, but I think my favorite is the cottagy-perfect one. xoxo

tracy

You lucky girl!
It would have to be the blue one for me.
tracy x

Pat

I knew I would like those aprons. My favorite is the blue and orange!

Rhoda

Kim now that was a bargain...you get the prize this week for the best goodies at the least price! Can you believe I don't even own an apron? I'm sure you even wear yours too, don't ya? LOL...my mom used to wear aprons (so June Cleaver :), but I've never even had one...maybe I'm missing out. They sure do fit your cottage so well though. :)

nel

What great finds...and so cheap! I would love to find some beautiful aprons or anything that nice for that price...happy baking!

Monique

They look wonderful !! Such luck to find such a bargain. It's nice that all the things will be used again. Such things must be treasured !! I love the orangy apron btw ; )
Have a great weekend.
Greetings from The Netherlands

niki

Why, oh why, do we not have estate sales in the UK? Sniff. I would attend every one that I could!

Your aprons are fabulous! I like the blue one with roses best. And the price!! Unbelievable!

naturegirl

Unbelivable how you can find these treasures and then pay so little for them! you must have a built in radar!! Lovely each one of them!hugs NG

Nonnie

Such bargains! How will you ever choose which apron to wear. They're all lovely but I think my favourite is the red and yellow one.

Brandy

OOH, what great bargains!! Don't think I could pick a favorite from those. All gorgeous. I think I need to get up early tomorrow and get thrifting...thanks for the bargain inspiration!

ameliab

Beautiful finds. I love the last apron (and the blue and the yellow/ red too of course) :-). Get deal to! lol

~Amelia

annewithane65(kim)

Your aprons are just beautiful and what a great price you paid for everything...you sure can't beat that...glad you were able to find such lovely items!

julie (jane's apron)

you know how I love aprons! I've never been a fan of blue flowers but something about them is growing on me...so I have to say that the blue rose is my favorite...love the robin's egg blue edging.

Kim Sherrod

lovely aprons! I found one the other day too- I have to wash and iron it first..Happy Spring sistah!

Elizabeth

The aprons are great! Can't decide which is my favorite (I think they all are). As always, love visiting you.

berrie

LOve them all! I've been so busy kim I've hardly found enough time to come visit..always so glad when I do:) beautiful things to see and read. xo!

jenny holiday

Ohhh my!!! A lucky lucky girl indeed!!

Lovely!!!!
xoxo Jenny

carol

kim,
what a great find
dont ya love it when that happens
carol

Teresa Sheeley

I have to say the blue one is my favorite, it is reminding me of something from my past I just can't place it yet. Great finds as always!! Have a great weekend!!

Teresa

MilkMaid

OH MY GOSHES! A buck, for all that??

I love the blue one best.

Susan

I'm told you can find wonderful vintage items down in Florida. Your lovely aprons prove it. We're heading down to Florida for a short family vacation next month. Can't wait to see what I'll find!

Jenny

I think I have died and gone to heaven. What lovely aprons!

I love your blog, and have for some time. I hope that I can find the perfect house one day, like you have. In fact, I really think that's almost all that I long for.

Happy day.

Carrie

Soooo pretty! I love estate sales....and garage sales. Can't wait till it warms up enough to start going again!
God bless :)

kelleigh

The apron's are gorgeous, I especially like the orange and blue - what an interesting combination of colours! But so pretty! Lucky you!

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