I’m not sure how I ever managed to get anything done before I discovered the benefit of aprons. It seems most modern day women don’t use aprons, but I now find them INVALUABLE.
I wear a full apron every day for work while packaging orders for my vintage shop. The full apron protects whatever shirt or t-shirt I am wearing from all the boxes I handle in a day. And the pockets! Pockets are my favorite thing about aprons. You can never have too many pockets! They hold pens, notepads, stickers, and any other item I need for packaging.
I also wear a full apron when taking photos for my vintage shop. The pockets hold my tape measure, a magnifying glass, notepad and pen, iPhone, and even my camera when I am moving from one area to another. PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: A black or white apron hides the color of whatever shirt you are wearing when taking product photos, which keeps the tint of your shirt color from interfering with your product photos.
And don’t even get me started on gardening! A full apron is a must-have when gardening! Pockets for sunglasses, gardening tools, water bottle, seed packets, and more. Having the pockets is almost like having three extra hands!
Cooking? Yep. I wear an apron. Take that -pesky spaghetti sauce splatters!
It’s now become a habit for me to put on an apron right after getting dressed for the day – I’m always ready for work! I’ll admit… sometimes I forget to take the apron off when I head in to town. I’m sure the people at the gas station have a good laugh when they see a lady wearing an apron, pumping gas into her truck. (Good to know I’m making somebody smile).
I especially love old hardware store aprons – the pockets are large, and since they are usually made of a canvas material, they are heavy-duty for all my needs.
How About You?
Do you use vintage aprons?
What are your favorite things about them?