I've been buying aprons at the thrift shops for a long time.
The fabric is sometimes terrific
The one on the left has cocktail recipes printed on the cotton---handy.
The needlework is also fascinating.
Betty (Marty's Mom) remembers when these crocheted aprons were hot.
She works at the front desk and has been asked if this is her laundry.
Heart-shaped top and one made from a dish towel with an opera scene
We put the chiffon examples in the window
Chiffon aprons are an idea whose time is past.
Rick-rack--- real and printed
A friend recently sent photos of aprons her husband's grandmother designed for the family's Regal Paper Company.
If you haven't seen enough aprons yet go to this Flickr pool of hundreds of vintage apron photos