Sunday, April 1, 2012
Chicken Scratch, Dishes, and Aprons
I am not a big fan of buying dishes all matchy-matchy, and love that my dishes come from thrifty places and make my kitchen sweet. Yes, my plates are all blue and white, but there are a few different patterns included to make up a mismatched set of dishes I love.
However, over the years I have been known to appreciate some patterns available in the retail stores. I have liked Summer Breeze and Blue Meadows by Pfaltzgraff.
I am attracted to the new pattern: Bright Bouquet.
Not long ago I rescued a small bowl from the Summer Breeze line. It is perfect for a pincushion and reminds me of the mixing bowls my great-grandmother may have had in her kitchen. Of course, like all good women Great Grandma Vanchie wore an apron each and every day.
My favorite kind of apron is made of gingham. I own too many to count and that's okay. Right? I love the stitching on these aprons, the traditional Chicken Scratch. My favorite window treatment is made up of aprons. Don't they make my baking kitchen look vintage and wonderful?
I decided this little bowl needed to fit my memories, my love of gingham domestic dress, and and my desire to learn a new skill. So, here are the beginnings of my Chicken Scratch stitching.