Friday, August 20, 2010

{nostalgic gingham}

{so fresh}

{so cheeky}

{domestic bliss}

my gingham apron collection
perfect for
Friday Pretties

{thank you joyce for hosting}



The gingham dog went "bow-wow-wow"
And the calcio cat replied "mee-ow"

The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham & calico
{Eugene Field}



Happy Weekend my Friends

77 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay!! I got in 1st.
happy Friday sweet Koralee, I'm off to bed.

Maria said...

Koralee... you're soooo cute... love the writing on the clothes pin!
Gingham reminds me of my grandmother and mother...their sweet aprons... like yours :o)
It also reminds me of the many baby bibs I sewed for my three, family, friends and for Grandma's Pie Shop in Albany. Gingham was my background print of choice!
so easy and sweet and clean!
*Happy Weekend my dear!
Wishing you an awesome time camping ~

with blessings on your way . . .
~Maria

Ana Degenaar said...

I LOVEEEEEE IT! How gorgeous!

birdie blue said...

love the gingham aprons! so fresh and pretty.
have a lovely weekend!

xo
~molly

Sewn With Grace said...

Doesn't gingham just make your heart sing? I don't know if there is a happier fabric than gingham. Happy Friday Friend!

Vintage Home said...

...Sooo Pretty.....
I hope you will like my pretties as Joyce asked me to LINK up!..hahah..probably thanks to you...but I think you will like my choice of knobs for some of my pieces for the sale!...let me kow if you recognize where they are from!...Have a greaaaat weekend Koralee!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love gingham...it's so fresh and country looking...and I also love the little poem...too cute.

Laura Marcella said...

I love that orange one! It's my favorite color. :)

Have a happy and sweet weekend!!!

Elizabeth said...

Darling apron collection!
Thanks for the smile :] that poem is to cute!
Have a lovely friday!
Elizabeth

Cláudia Murakami said...

May your weekend be sunny and full of blessings, dear Koralee!! I wish you the best!
The aprons are sooo cute!! My cupcake fabric is waiting, in line, to be transformed into an apron...hurry, Bela, hurry!!!!
Kisses!!!!! Bela.

Blondie's Journal said...

The gingham aprons remind me of the little rompers I wore as a child! I love the cute little rhyme, too! Have a wonderful weekend, Koralee!

xoxo
Jane

myletterstoemily said...

ha ha! one of my favorite nursery poems to
follow your darling gingham aprons.

i think one of my sons memorized it . . .
too cute!

have a lovely day!

Bonnie said...

oh I love that poem!!! I'd actually completely forgotten about it until just now. wow, talk about flashback. :)

your aprons are precious and I love how "cheeky" they are! hehehehe

oh and you so have me craving fall candles now. I may just have to purchase one. mmmmmm
pumpkin spice has been one of my favorite scents for autumn. It's funny, I made beef stew and cornbread for dinner last night and my friend told me I was making cold weather food. (it's still reaching the 100s here) guess I'm just ready for fall!!! :)

Have a lovely weekend Koralee!

xoxo,
Bonnie

Farm Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by this morning.
I love gingham! it is all so pretty.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Such a happy and chipper post my sweet! And I bet you look just darling in these petits tabliers!!!! Have a fabulous weekend...Anita

LuLu said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!! Gingham arpons are the best!!
xo,
LuLu

Sarah Knight said...

very sweet : )
a good thing to start the weekend with

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Gingham may be the sweetest & happiest fabric around...thanks for the FRIDAY PRETTIES!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Sweet as June said...

There is no other that compares to gingham... timeless. ;)

paperbird said...

This is so sweet- I love the little poem and I love your Gingham collection for your Friday Pretties- so very colorful and happy.


Happy Friday Koralee- have a beautiful weekend.

Marilyn said...

Love your gingham apron collection. Thanks for reminding me of that quote and story.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What fun aprons! It makes me want to bake cupcakes! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That little song or is it a story is cute! When reading it, i sang {in my head} the words on the melody of the wheels of the bus go round..
Gingham = happiness. Even more in these cheery colors.
Hope you are having a lovely time in Seattle today, perhaps you are about to jump in the car.. In the Netherlands it's bathing time, my four little monkeys have been in the garden all afternoon, sand, swing, tumbling backwards, forwards, jumping, the things little ones should be doing in Summertime. Lots of hugs for a joyful weekend, sweet Koralee. xxxxx

The Garden Bell said...

You got it right. Friday pretties that's for sure. I can feel the cool breeze right through the screen. Charming and clever, as always, my friend.

Toodle-oo,
Kate - The Garden Bell

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

So darling, as always! I love your title for this post! And am such a fan of aprons, and the cute verse at the end. :)

Hope you have a fab weekend!

theUngourmet said...

Oh I have such a thing for gingham! So Darling! I love the poem at the end too. It makes me smile! ;D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What pretty aprons...I love them! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

bellaboo said...

I love gingham..especially red,it's so fresh and pretty and reminds me of my childhood.Mum used to make my sister and I pretty little gingham dresses and green gingham was our uniform at primary school.I have red gingham ribbon tied in a bow on my glass candlesticks right now.

Bellaboo ;o)

Rosie said...

Oh Koralee gingham is just H*A*P*P*Y!!!!
and to have a gorgeous collection to chose from...well, what could be nicer?...Have a glorious weekend...thinkin' I might pop out to Whiterock and scoop a few treasures...will I see you there?...hope so dear one!...love Rosie

Martha said...

So pretty...and gorgeous as aprons!!!

Blissitydoodah said...

Those remind me of a certain stack of tablecloths on the cover of one Better Homes and Gardens issue when I was a teenager. One layer of each gingham..each with bright colored cross-stitch on their borders...placed on the table this way and that way...I could NOT stop looking at them!

Gloria said...

Gingham is such a sweet, cheerful fabric!! Love it!!!
I hope your weekend is very blissful, full of sunshine and love!
Blessings to you my dear friend,
Gloria
@}~`}~~~

{kara} said...

Okay Koralee, This might be one of my favorite blog posts of yours ever. I love those aprons, I have a gingham brown and white apron with an appliqued yellow butterfly, vintage, of course!
LOVED that little poem!
Too much I tell you, Too Much!

It's me said...

Happy friday pretties......Koralee.....what a pretty post !!! love Ria......

Martina said...

Fresh and pretty! Love the litle detail you added with the writing - the small things make all the difference! Let's celebrate summer, as log as it's still here!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Very pretty! I have a few of my grandmother's gingham aprons in my kitchen! :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

another friday's favorites for sure!
I ♥ those aprons :-)

Rosa Blu said...

Have a great weekend too, make it a good one!

xoxo

P.S. Thanks for your comment the other day, did you see my reply? You can buy Uppercase magazine also in Canada! Yay! :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Gingham. Just saying the word makes me happy, but gingham aprons, two of the best words ever. Better than James' "Summer afternoons."

Loved this,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

rachel awes said...

sweet, sweet soul,
will you dance
in the land
of aprons
with me?
xox

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Koralee, did I ever tell you about the garage apartment in OK I turned into a guest house? Well, I had four windows in that thing and I sewed four sets of cafe curtains out of four different colors of gingham. T'was cute as a bug's ear!
Brenda

Beatnheart said...

Happy Summer Weekend to you Koralee! Enjoy it..

pollydove said...

Darling gingham, darling aprons, darling YOU!

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

Andrea said...

awww! nothing like a pretty pile of aprons!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, goodness, Koralee--you always manage to hit on the very things I adore--gingham is one of my very favorite things of all! And that sweet childhood poem, another!

Thank-you for always sharing the loveliest things...hope your weekend is wonderful!

Julie

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Aaaahhh Gingham...one of my favorite things of all time! It makes anything and everything Pretty!!!
Thank you again Koralee for another very, very pretty Friday Pretties!!!

Love, Joyce

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I didn't realize I had a gingham apron collection until I saw yours. I have 3, so that counts, doesn't it? One of them was my grandmother's, made by her many years ago. Yours are so sweet Koralee.
Blessings,
Marcia

*Ingrid* said...

Goodmorning Koralee,just stop by to say that I love your colorful laundry!certainly the pink one!

have a beautiful weekend...
Ingrid

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, i am such a HUGE fan of gingham fabrics!! Loving your gingham apron collection lots too! I am currently working on some gingham projects and this is truely inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Nina said...

Happy weekend to you too! Your aprons collection si so pretty! I don't have any apron, can you believe it?! After I saw yours I want to buy one too!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hye sweet girl
im a gingham girl.
i love all of these aprons.
so cute.
hope you are having a fab summer.
xoox,
jessi

francis said...

fifty-one comments .... you'll be reading all weekend ! the words made me happy ! Like a joyfull song as Saskia wrote in her comment .
I too love gingham and I love stripes and I love polka dots and ... I love them all together !
Happy times for you !

Everton Terrace said...

So pretty. I remember my mother had a purple one when I was growing up. I have no idea if she still has it. Must investigate, would love to see it again.

cathleen said...

Oh....I LOVE gingham...so pretty! Have a lovely weekend, Koralee!

Susan said...

What is it about gingham? I think it reminds me of picnics and a simpler time...so pretty! And I love that sweet poem.
You've got me wondering if Mom has any gingham aprons tucked away in the old house. I must investigate soon as most of her and dad's belongings will go up for sale in a few weeks. My brother will be home from Arizona to help with an estate sale/auction. Mom is in a nursing home now, and she isn't able to care for herself so living alone in a big old house is out of the question. My feelings about the sale are bittersweet. It will be nice to get the place cleaned out, but I it makes the fact that they aren't ever going to be right next door again so
FINAL...ah, but life goes on and we must look for our blessings and the simple things that bring delight. Thank you Koralee for your daily reminders!
Love you, my friend!
Blessings!

Dogwood said...

Gingham reminds me when I was in grammer school. I loved pink and white along with yellow and white. I still love it. Have a fun weekend.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gingham are so pretty, love it, I want one!!! LOL!
Hey, there's an award waiting for you beautiful blogger, come see it at my blog!

Lynn said...

How pretty! Have a great weekend Koralee...

Elyse said...

hi cupcake!

once again, i am wayyyyy behind on reading blogs and am enjoying a little coffee-fueled catch-up session today.

love your always pretty, always uplifting posts.

happy weekend, my friend

xo
elyse

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Koralee!!! You are the master of magic....and thank you for always being a source of inspiration to me sweet one! Yep, school is starting and it is kind a scary!! I so understand about being a little on the absent side with blogging....I am wondering how I will fit in visits to blogs in the morning with having to take Ruben to work first and then myself clear on the other end of town!!!! HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND AND PREP FOR SCHOOL! LOVE YOU, Anita

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

A girl after my own heart... I LOVE gingham! Love it.

shabbydreaming said...

ehhhh ahhhh LOVE it!!!! what a great collection of pretty gingham!! Love the images

curlysusieQ said...

Happy weekend to you girlfriend. I needed to look at something pretty today, so thank you.

Fifi Flowers said...

Gingham is sooooo FUN!

Kellie Collis said...

So gorgeous Koralee! Hope you are having a perfect weekend! Kellie xx

Kathysue said...

Koralee, I would have to say that gingham is my all time favorite pattern. I can remember sweet dresses made for me out of pink or turqouise gingham. Sweet, sweet memories. I would love if you have the time to come by my blog and leave a comment or email on why you have named your blog Blue bird notes. I have several bloggers that have responded and it is a really fun post to read. Hope you can join in, Happy weekend, Kathysue
Goodlifeofdesign@blogspot.com

Free Pretty Things For You said...

hmmm.. i would pick... the pink one!!
what a LOVELY collection my dear!
i think ill have to start one now :)
xoxo!
Keren

zenmasterlauren said...

gorgeousness!!!!!!!

blue moss said...

love gingham...love the photos
happy weekend
michelle

Teresa said...

Is there ANY~ONE?
Is there ANY~ONE...ANY~WHERE...more PRECIOUS than KOR~A~LEE?
Don't think SO!
Sure don't! ;o)
xo

Vivre Le Jour said...

Adorable as usual!
Have a great weekend :)

Kara
http://vivrelejour.blogspot.com

NENSA MOON said...

pretty cool, Koralee!!

Wishing you a very happy weekend!
nensa

Agneta said...

Koralee...

I just love this post.... but gingham???

Thanx for nice comment on my WabiSabi blog!

LAV from Sweden & Agneta

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just popped in to wish you some happy happy days!! xoxoxoxo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I think I would be hard pressed to ever tire of gingham!!! I especially love the pink one in the image...it just says summer!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness.... I am so glad I just came across your blog!
Love it!
I am signing up to follow now!
Have a beautiful day!
Leticia

Haleigh said...

i love gignham! it was a huge hit in summer fashion this year I think much because of miss bardot being so in style again...

xoxo Bardot in Blue sending you love from Paris