Monday, December 3, 2007

Kitchen Lust: Pretty aprons for pretty cooks.

Anthropologie subscribes to a French flea market aesthetic, one which dictates that no household item, no matter how mundane, shall remain un-fancified. Tea towels are flounced and fringed. Doormats are creweled. And the humble apron is turned out in toile and needlepoint.

While my tastes run a bit sleeker in most of the house, I fully embrace this idea when it comes to my kitchen: since I can't renovate it, I have to cover its seventies cabinets and fake-wood linoleum somehow. Currently, I'm obsessed with the idea of a wall rack full of their aprons, feminine, flouncy things that hug your curves while protecting your cashmere. Unabashedly girly, they're practical, too, turned out in 100% cotton and machine-washable.

After all, if you have to wear something every day, and look at it in between, don't you want it to make you smile each time it catches your eye? Plus, if your apron is this pretty, you don't have to take it off to greet your guests.




5 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

I'd need a leopard print apron with some bugle beads and rhinestones. lol

Meg Blocker said...

Hmmmm...probably not something you'd find at Anthropologie, eh?

However...

http://www.wishingfish.com/apronleop.html

miya said...

Robyn got me an apron for my shower- it was the BEST gift. I'll whip you up an apron anytime- we could make a weekend out of it, complete with a trip to Purl!

Meg Blocker said...

I think I will have to take you up on that, my dear!!!

Willow said...

OK, you just created a monster. I went to the website cause I couldn't believe how cute these are and found, like, 10 I want!! You might even see me walk into the office with one these on ;)

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