Monday, January 27, 2014

My Apron Obsession

I was cleaning the kitchen drawers the other day and found some aprons that I have collected throughout the years. I love aprons. I rarely wear them because I forget they are there then I ruin a shirt and dig one out. I am a messy cook so I have to wear one when possible. I used to have more but we did some summer cleaning this past year and Tom made me get rid of some because there were so many.

I was able to hoard some and then I bought more when I was in Europe. So the collection will probably grow again. Right now, I am looking for a minion apron or a grumpy cat apron. I think they would make a great addition to my collection.

This is my current favorite apron. I received it with a prize I won and I loved it. See, "Recipes are for Sissies" is my philosophy on cooking. That is not to say that I do not use recipes but I like Willy-Nilly cooking.

I love this apron given to me by my friend, Tammi. It is a pink Day of the Dead apron! I love Day of the Dead and I love pink!

This apron belonged to my grandmother so I will never get rid of it. I got shortly after she died and I have had it for about over a decade. I never wear because I want it to stay as is. Besides her pots and pans, this is all I have left of her.

The blue apron on the right also belonged to my grandmother. And the one on the right was given to me by my sister. I sometimes wear the cat apron because it is just plain cute.

I was awarded this apron as well as a cash prize when I won the Saucy Mama recipe contest. Yeah, I actually won a cooking contest. I will always keep this because it was the first and only recipe contest 
I have ever won and I am proud of that fact. 

This apron was given to me by Chef Arnold. When I lived in Florida, I used to work at the Lord's Place in West Palm Beach. It was a great organization that sheltered and fed the homeless. We had a restaurant on site and when I left, Chef Arnold, gave me this apron. He was a little eccentric but I liked him and he cooked good food! I never throw out anything that was signed for me. That's how I roll.

This cuteness I won a long time ago from Carolyn's Kitchen. Not me Carolyn, but another Carolyn. It is funky and retro and I love it. If I ever had a real dinner party, I would wear this because it is sort of fancy.

This apron I bought. It is handmade in India. It was on sale and it was so beautiful. I am not a fan of the half aprons but I could not resist! 

This apron I received when I attended the Disney Dining FAM trip last year. It's Mickey. It's Disney! How could I not totally love this apron, right? I almost am afraid to use it because it is so adorable. 

This is one of my new aprons. Yes, I bought this in London. We did not buy many souvenirs because we have so much crap already. But I could not resist buying this because it reminds me of our European trip.

This apron I bought in Madrid. Again, another half apron but I HAD to have it. The picture does not capture the intense colors of the apron. Plus, it is just so Spanish! Love it. 

I still look around for other aprons to add to my collection. I know I should wear them more often but I don't. I just like collecting them. 


  1. Those are some awesome aprons that you have collected throughout the years, Carolyn! I think that I only have two, one plaid one and one frilly one that I bought a potholder to match it!

  2. I have never seen such a big collection of aprons I won a apron years ago and think its adorable. It is the only one I own for some reason. i love the different styles you have.

  3. What a wonderful collection! I love aprons, too, but I never wear them. I keep a couple in the kitchen where they're handy to grab and put on, but I just never think of it (and my clothes suffer the consequences). Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think the interwebs just ate my comment! I was complimenting you on your lovely apron collection and saying how I have some nice aprons but never ever think to wear them. Thanks for the peek at your fun aprons.

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  6. I think I have one apron. Don't remember to wear it very often.
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