One thing I've done recently is to join ESN, Ecrater Stores Network. It is a super site for Ecrater store owners and shoppers. You can check out ESN here. A fun thing we are doing now is a scavenger hunt for fall items.
Here are some treasures that I have found on ESN that can add cheer to your fall days:
From the The Embroidery Fashions Boutique
a wonderful "Happy Thanksgiving" Apron
I have recently realized the importance of a good apron myself and this looks like one I would make good use of.
My daughter who is "into" aprons right now forwarded this to me, and I have seen it on several other blogs. You might enjoy it, too.
The History of the Apron
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be along time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
********Here's another "pretty" from Bass Bead Gallery to cheer your fall season. It makes me think of the orange and yellow corn candy we used to get a Halloween. Looks good enough to eat, but really think this "Howling Good Time" Bracelet would better enhance your fall ensemble.
|Howling Good Time Bracelet from Bass Bead Gallery|
And here is another bit of nostalgia.
|1940's Fall Coat Pattern|
Fall is truly a wonderful time of the year. Enjoy whatever it brings in your part of the world.