Very recently I bought a pair of denim just because it has “Vintage” on its tag. It must be a ‘by-product’ of being a history fan. I read something that reflects at the moment what I think and like about the thing:
Strictly speaking, vintage fashion is clothing and accessories that are at least 20 years old. However, as vintage fashion is now coveted the world over, it can be from as little as two [season’s] ago. Wearing vintage provides an opportunity to sport beautifully made clothes… and a unique piece of history…. ATELIER-MAYER.COM
An apron, whether it’s 20 or 2 years old, has an aura of vintage to me. I have never worn one in my life. That’s probably why it intrigues me. So when I saw ladies wearing aprons ‘live,’ I savored the sight.
Colliery Village, Beamish Museum: these ladies were telling visitors a story which I forgot. I was probably too engrossed in the atmosphere. Looking at them in their costume was traveling back hundreds of years. As they narrated the story I do remember words like egg, onion, throw and roll on the hill, onion skin fossilized into the egg shell….
Those bits of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods woven into the tale were overwhelming. Ah well, maybe I should go back and listen again. But if any of you have any idea what could that story be, I’d love to hear it.
Colliery seems to rhyme with scullery…. A beautiful maid with soot on her apron and a broomstick in hand sings “someday my prince will come….”