I've just received the most amazing apron through the post. It came from a vintage textile collector in New York.
It's a sheer cotton lawn tea apron delicately embroidered with buttonhole stitch with white on white florals, even on the pocket and trimmed with lace. It dates from around the 1920s and measures 19"x19".
For the past 25 years the collector has been designing one of a kind wearable art. Her trademark was to integrate antique and vintage textiles with luxurious new fabrics.
She frequently traveled to Europe in her quest for the most beautiful embroideries, appliques and trims and her art coats, jackets and gowns graced many red carpet award shows, weddings, charity balls and the like.
Using brilliantly dreft sewers her creations sold for as much as $10,000. Her label The Gallery of Wearable Art which originated in Soho, New York can be found here: www.galleryofwearableart.com.
I'm carrying on my approach to have things just pass through my hands to enjoy for a while and then move then on to make way for the new. So if any apron collector is interested I've put the apron up on Ebay (item number: 200250614423) this week to pass it on.