This listing is for the melon color vintage apron shown in the front of the photo only.
Like new melon colored sheer apron.
Vintage , but never worn and never washed.
21" long, 18 1/2" front waistband + ties that are 24" long each.
This is a beautiful vintage apron.
I got it at an estate sale.
It looks pretty clean and nice, I did not notice anything wrong with it.
I am not an expert and I have not washed it as it is still "crisp" and new although vintage it was never worn.
It iscoming to you just like you see it and the same way it came out of the house where it was stored in a cupboard.
Of course, it will need washed in BIZ to remove the old starch (it can yellow in storage and needs renewed from time to time) and to freshen them up.
I cannot say if the household had pets, but it is very nice and it does NOT smell like smoke at all to me so I don't believe anyone in the household was a smoker.
There are no returns as I am offering this at a good price and I have posted photos, so please look at the photos and ask any questions before you buy.
~ Ode to Aprons
Aprons The principal use of grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, 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, fussy chicks, 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 hot wood 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 her apron, and the men knew it was time to 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. 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.