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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Flea Market Apron

Introducing The Flea Market Apron.

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It’s no secret that I adore flea markets. Many of my home’s treasures have come from flea markets.
But I don’t think I have ever shared the tools that assist me. I always take a coin purse, a tape measure, pen and small notepad that contains a list of what I am looking for, measurements and other pertinent information.
I also jot down booth locations and phone numbers when purchasing large items that I like to pick up at the end of the day.
I want my hands free to dig for the good stuff and I don’t want the worry of my purse or phone walking away. So, I wear an apron.

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This flea market apron was created from several different pieces of antique and vintage linens and lace. All the elements were hand dyed and sewn together by yours truly.

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The extra long apron strings can be tied at the back or wrapped around the waist for extra security.

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Do you wear an apron while at the flea market?
Laura

16 comments :

Laura said...

What a beautiful apron and what a beautiful idea.

I think I need a flea market apron too!

Laura
WSP

Cristina Garay said...

This is gorgeous, and what a great idea! I'll be happy to join in.:)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

My goodness, this is beyond precious and beautiful!
I love it!
xo
Jemma

Angela Boone said...

I surely will! And the apron is a fabulous idea :)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is going to be so fun!! Love the apron and I like your new blog name (or the addition to it)!

Jane

Denise said...

It sounds like great fun, Laura! I hope I can join in! :) I see you've made another beautiful apron; some lucky winner is going to enjoy that.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, you create the most amazing aprons out of your vintage stash. This one is stunning. Can't wait to link up to your party.

Lisa said...

Your apron is lovely Laura! Thanks for the flea market tips!

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

Laura,
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and to let me know about the new party that you and others will be starting next Thursday!! I will be there every week with bells on!! I will advertise it for several weeks on my side bar too!! I miss the old days of blogging too so this is a wonderful idea that I will be proud to support!! looking forward to next Thursday!!

Hugs,
Deb

Auntie Em said...

Sweet apron! It looks so delicate.

An apron with pockets is always so handy. I always thought that every skirt, dress and pair of slacks or shorts should be make with pockets.
It certainly make the day easier to get through when your garment has some. :)

lynn cockrell said...

That flea market apron is gorgeous, Laura. You have such awesome talent! Have a beautiful weekend!

Jeannie Marie said...

That is really a great idea and so practical! It's beautiful on as well. I have always thought a tool apron was a neat invention, I never thought to make it feminine!

Mildred said...

Hi Laura, So very nice to check in with you today. My heartfelt prayers for your mil and aunt.
I love your apron. Even around the house, I find that I need pockets for tissues, timers, etc.
I do not blog any longer, but just want to say Hi and God bless.
My adult nephew and his family are relocating from CA to TX in the next few months. They are buying/renovating a 1945 home.
It's been a year since Harriet (the doxie) passed away. We recently rescued a 2 yr old Cairn Terrier - we named him Theo, which means a gift from God. He truly brings us a lot of joy/laughter.
Love, Mildred in Georgia (mwnalley827@gmail.com)

Rita C. said...

Looking forward to this, Laura! You know I love my apron, and it'll be exciting to get acquainted with new (to me) bloggers.

foxandfinchantiques said...

Beautiful apron, Laura. I am a huge apron fan. I just found you on Facebook through today's post. I thought, "Hey, why aren't I following Laura over there!"
You know my uncle got very sick two years ago on a cruise through the Panama Canal. I wonder about those air exchange registers. I hope and pray Aunt Beth recovers soon.
Ginene

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Laura,
Your apron is just so beautiful! I love the lace trim, the doily pocket.....sigh, and the long ties!