Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Today I'm linking up again with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday and also What's It Wednesday over at Ivy and Elephants!  I hope you'll pop over to both these fabulous places and check out all the things offered up this week!  We all have a wonderful time and we'd love to have you join us!

Over the past few weeks I've been working on creating some new merchandise for my A Gathering Place Shoppe!  For the longest time I've wanted to stitch up some vintage style aprons, but with a weathered-lace twist!  I've finally gotten around to making a few and honestly I've had more fun sewing in my studio than I've had in a long, long time!

Each of the aprons you see were fashioned with vintage sheeting, pre-owned (used) window panels or newer cotton sheets.  The laces/trims are all vintage as are the buttons! 

There won't be two alike!  The aprons weren't terribly hard to make once I settled on a specific pattern.  One basic layout was used for each apron even though the tattered cotton and lace trims have been mixed up a bit!!!

Once our new kitchen is finished I'm going to love hanging one of these up on some little chippy peg-shelf or over a cabinet knob!  

Couldn't resist tossing a pink one into the mix!

(Now you know a wee little bit of what I've been working on!!!!)

TODAY (Wednesday) our new wood floors are being installed.  Can you see me jumping up and down with excitement?  I can hardly wait!
Will post photos soon!

Hope your day is wonderful!

Love to you...


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them:)

Ginger said...

The aprons are beautiful Miss R. Hope I can snatch one. Tomorrow is your big day. Can't wait to see your beautiful new floors. Have fun and show us soon.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh of course, they are just so lusciously beautiful girl!!!

You have the touch for putting lovely whatever you do.

barbara jean

Anonymous said...

I love the darker linen look! Fabulicious if you ask me!!! I also adore the quote from Luke you have on your sidebar. It's hung on my cork board right by my work station. One which reminds me daily of the purpose being for His purpose! I keep peaking over and every time there is something different on your blog. I love how it looks now. so pretty. Hugs. T

Oh, I think they are just as sweet as the other but the linen is my fav.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

OMG!!! Rebecca, those aprons are Gorgeous! I like all 3 colors you've done :)

Can't wait till you show us pics of your new floor after it's installed, and everything put back together!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marilyn said...

I've been missing the pink so was happy to see the pink apron. All of them are so cute! OK, new floors, so what have you done with all the furniture? That would be no fun moving that out of the way. Then to put it all back. Makes my back sore just thinking about it!♥♫

Susan said...

I absolutely love that apron!! Lace with anything is a favorite of mine.

Donna said...

Love, love, love your aprons! Anything with vintage lace and buttons warms my heart :)
I know you will be so glad to have your floors done!

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- Those are just gorgeous. I LOVE them. They look like they came from a past lifetime! I am so excited for you getting your wood floors. I can't wait to see pictures. xo Diana

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
I'm sort of an apronaholic - is this possible? :-)
I buy nice ones at craft sales and country stores -and have a few special ones that are favourites.
I'll be sure to check yours out, I love the design.
Hope the wood floor goes in smoothly, I like mine.

Old Time Cindy said...

Be still my heart!!! Love them! I have been planning on making aprons with my vintage stash. I must admit I'm overwhelmed with the possibilities. Great job!

chateau chic said...

Your aprons are sooo charming. I love them, especially the fun pink one!
Mary Alice

ShirleyC said...

Those are all lovely, but it's weird not seeing everything in pink. LOL

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca, those are sooo gorgeous!... I can just picture one hanging up in my kitchen too... can hardly wait to see your website!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh YUM! What darling aprons! There is a ton of fun stuff over here. Thanks so much for stopping by, and joining up! So glad we found each other!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Rebecca your aprons are GORGEOUS! So much detail and pretty.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

My, and I had guessed some over sized pillows... But you are a genius for dreaming this up. Very nicely done. That brings back a mix of old west and romantic home style. Perfect for this downward economy where more women might bake and cook in the home for being thrifty.
Love to you talented lady and wow, in a few days you're living in a different place!


Sherri B. said...

Those aprons are just dreamy and the pink one is my favorite. You have given new life to those special pieces from long ago. xo

romance-of-roses said...

Oh Rebecca the aprons are exquisite. Love them, wow! As my grddaughter would say, they are awesome. Hugs..Lu

Deanna said...


Unknown said...

Hey Rebecca, your new blog look is so pretty. And these aprons are so sweet. I know they'll be snapped up fast. And the "Always kiss me goodnight" pillow on your sidebar is, well, beautiful as always.

Hugs Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

Людмила said...

Ребекка!Какое сказочное воплощение идеи!Прекрассно,очень романтично и красиво!У меня ассоциация с временами Тома Сойера,там тоже была девочка Ребекка!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful aprons !! All your creations are so stunning!!


Yasmin Smith said...

I think your newly styled aprons are lovely. They have such a quaint, old-fashioned look to them, reminding me of "days gone by"........love them!! I could not choose a favorite, they are each so pretty. I hope you make plenty, I think there will be an "all the latest rage" rush for them! LOL
I bet you are up (it's 4:45AM) and
ready for the professional guys to
get to your house and begin the wood flooring project! I am so happy for you because I know how long you have been waiting for this to be done! I know you are going to love it all when it is finished.
Happy Hump Day!!! Take lots of pictures!!!
Hugs and love, Francy

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful aprons:) Your talents are GINORMOUS! Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

Anne said...

WOW those are gorgeous.They are going to look fab in that beautiful kitchen you all are working on.

Miss Gracie's House said...

These are so pretty!! I so admire those of you with the patience to sew...give me a paintbrush any day of the week :)...It is fun to see all of the *changes* you are making!
ps...your post on Sunday with the song lyrics really spoke to me...one of *those* days...and it encouraged me to just wait on the Lord...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work on those aprons, your blog is pretty!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Rebecca! So glad you stopped by for a visit. I wish I had that Fu Fu dog lol! Someday. I know you have a precious Yorkie, and she is a doll too! Love your beautiful aprons. You are so creative!

Love and hugs,
Debbie xo

Your Craft Book said...

Hello Rebecca, Thank you so much for your visits, I have been so busy trying to create some new stuff!

I love everything that you create and I love the stone washed apron or pinny as they as also called in England. I can still remember putting my pinny on, blessings, Maureen.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your gorgeous apron is just too divine! I'd wear it as a dress, it's so beautiful. We'd love to have you link it to WIW as well, and show it off over there, too!

Sandi said...

Such pretty aprons Rebecca! I have grand intentions of making aprons out of white skirts that I have accumulated, but haven't gotten around to it yet. At least the bottom of the apron would be almost all done!!

Mari said...

Hi Dear Rebecca~loving your beautiful creamy white aprons, but I'm soooo drooling over the gorgeous pink one....lol


Debra@CommonGround said...

These are adorable. love all the wonderful crocheted lace!!

Passionate for White said...

They're all dreamy... but the pink one....WOW

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