Anyway, we had a wander around the house and reminisced about the aprons, table mats and tablecloths we remembered from our mothers' homes that were in the same styles as the ones on display. They were in several rooms, so we kept coming across new ones, prompting more memories.
We also discussed not wanting to wear such lovely items while cooking or cleaning!
|The dark one in the middle is made of ties.|
It made me want to get out some of the old embroidery I did so long ago. I still have an apron that I learnt to do smocking on - in grade 4. It is the only smocking I have ever done, I think. And I remember getting a table cloth with a pattern stamped on it, from the Women's Weekly, if I remember correctly. I just may have to rummage around and see if I can find them. The embroiderers' guild is having a display in July of similar items, maybe I could put them in, if they are in good condition.