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Remember when you were young and you went to visit Grandma? I do and what I remember most is walking in and smelling all the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen and her coming out wiping her hands off on her ever present apron. I bet she had dozens of them and they all had a pocket on the front to keep small treats in for us. I really don't remember a time I ever saw her without an apron with the exception of times we had family get togethers at restaurants or the time we had pictures taken.
For some reason when I see someone with an apron on I immediately assume they are a wonderful cook like she was. I also wish that wearing one would make me into a great cook, but that is a whole other story.
Lately when I look through womens magazines I see several of the women wearing aprons so I looked into where they were getting them and I found the Jessie Steele site.
Look at this super cute aprons and accessories.
Dinner party chef's apron
Childrens brown/pink bib
Childrens Cafe Toile
Retro Cherries half apron
Leopard Ava half apron
Blue Poppy Fields apron
Red/ Pink Damask mitt
Brown/ Pink Polka Dot Pot Holder
Summer Lemons Hot Pad
Table Floral Tea Towel
Ava Brown/Pink Dot
Pink Polka Floral tea towel
Information from the Jessie Steele site:
Jessie Steele's vintage-inspired, hostess and kitchen aprons prove true the old adage that beauty and style are timeless. Influenced by the romantic visions of a bygone era, and designed in vibrant colors, flirty patterns and figure flattering shapes, these fine quality, retro-chic cooking aprons make the perfect fashion accessory in or out of the kitchen.
Helena Steele had collected 20 th Century vintage aprons for years, enchanted by their amazing styles and nostalgic charm. These beautiful kitchen aprons symbolized the grace and beauty of a forgotten time. She visualized it was possible to preserve their heirloom characteristics while giving them a uniquely 21 st Century fit and appeal. It was time to re-focus on friends and family, and revive the fun of the "hostess" party.
Establishing a successful Kitchen Design firm, including manufacturing the custom kitchen cabinets she designs, was invaluable in launching the Jessie Steele line of vintage aprons with her daughter Claire.
Principles of balance and aesthetics apply whether you're designing an awesome kitchen, or a delightful kitchen apron. Helena and Claire create Jessie Steele vintage aprons using the same basic formula that's served her so well in all of her endeavors: a solid foundation, high quality materials, and a natural gift for expressing beauty.
**Bonus info I found on the Jessie Steele site when I was there today!! Save Now! 25% off your purchase when you enter discount code 'JSTHANKS9' at check-out. For a limited time only!
I also have this 50's Kitchen apron to give one of my readers. Just do the usual to enter- go to the Jessie Steele site and take a look a round. Come back here and let me know what you would love to have from the site.
If you want some extra entries you can:
*Grab my button and let me know where you put it
*Blog about this giveaway and let me know where
*Buy something from the Jessie Steele site before the end of this giveaway
Easy as that. So get the entries in because this is a really cute item and you could use it for a very nice Christmas gift.
Giveaway ends 12/14/09 11:59pm
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