Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Men Like Seeing Women in Aprons"

I LOVE MY NEW APRON!  DON'T YOU LOVE THE COLOR PINK??

I am participating for the first time in Pink Saturday.  You can link to Pink Saturday here: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.  Come by and take a look at all the pink!Do men love seeing women in aprons?  If they do, is it chauvinistic to say so?  I love aprons!  I don't have many, but I love them.  When I am feeling serious in the kitchen, I like to wear one...it's like a uniform to me.  What do you think?  Do you like wearing an apron?
 

The quote in my blog title today is from the lovely Mitford Series by Jan Karon.  In the second novel of the series: "A Light in the Window," on page 354 Father Tim walks into the kitchen where Cynthia his girlfriend is cooking dinner. He looks at her and thinks: "Good L....d, what had she done to herself? She looked so positively breathtaking that he was stopped in his tracks. 'It's the apron,' she said, reading his mind. 'Men like seeing women in aprons.' He kissed her tenderly. 'Please!' she murmured against his cheek. "One mustn't put dessert first.'

 I read almost all of the Mitford series in January.  I especially enjoyed the first four books ( At Home in Mitford, A Light in the Window, A Common Life, The High Green Hills).  These books have been out for quite some time; but I just stumbled upon them in my local library.  If you haven't read the Mitford series, I will briefly summarize the first few.  Father Tim is a very beloved leader of his parish.  He is older and his life gets shaken up by the following events:
  • He gets diagnosed with diabetes.
  • A large dog adopts him.
  • He takes in a young 11 year old boy to raise from a tough background.
  • A very attractive female neighbor moves in as his new neighbor. 
You can find these lovely books by Jan Karon at your local library or I have included the link to Amazon for the second book in the series, "A Light in the Window," where I found the quote.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+ligt+in+the+window&x=16&y=27

I have included pictures of my new apron my 15 year old son bought for me for Christmas.  It is made by Flirty Aprons.  They have a kiosk in one of the malls 1-1/2 hours away from us.  They were having a sale after Thanksgiving and I also bought four for gifts.  I have included a link to their website:http://www.flirtyaprons.com/.

24 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Joni, I always wear aprons-love 'em! Very cute!
xoxo Pattie

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Ann Creek said...

I just started the Mitford series this last week. Cant wait for the apron story. Welcome to pink saturday.
Ann

Sherry from Alabama said...

I love your apron! I wear them all the time, and my pink ones are my favorites. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Denise Marie said...

very sassy apron, indeed! I love it that your son got it for ya. You could do anything in that and it would perk up hubby. lol

Maggie said...

I adore this apron- how cute! Welcome and happy Pink!

Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

I hope they love seeing us in aprons...and I don't think it's a bit chauvanistic...no more so than us liking...say...work boots and big biceps...hmm...um, I gotta go see my honey;)

LV said...

That is one of the prettiest aprons I have seen in awhile. I have read that entire series of those books. I love anything she write.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Lovely apron! I really don't wear them though because I TRY NOT to cook! LOL! I do love to display them!
Debbie

BethieJ said...

I LOVE that pretty pink apron.. and would so wear it if I had it! :)
Happy PINK Saturday!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Nice apron. Don't you just love the gifts your son gives you? I treasure what my son chooses for me. My grandmother always wore a bib apron with frills. I like that they seem to be coming back. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Gail said...

Pretty apron. I love the quote from the book, made me laugh. I don't wear aprons, don't have any, though
they are pretty.


Happy PS
Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack they .

CC said...

Hi Joni and welcome,welcome to Pink Saturday. Oh yes..I do so love aprons and have many,many in my collection..yours is a most beautiful one. I just love it tho I'm not sure if I could bring myself to actually cook with it on,it's just too pretty..., tho I do wear aprons every day,some are reserved for very best.
May all your pinks be happy ones..have a great weekend.

Mary said...

What a great apron! Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a lovely day.

© Jennifer Raley said...

I love aprons. I need some b/c I'm always spilling stuff on me when I cook. I keep talking about making one ... just haven't done it yet. Happy Pink Saturday! Jenn (and welcome! I've only been posting what, 3 or four Pink Saturdays now. It's fun!) Jenn <><

Purvail said...

Love the quote about the apron. I have an apron my husband bought me years ago with chickens on it. Pretty apron
Welcome and stop by and visit when you can Elaine

Terri Morse said...

Joni, welcome to Pink Saturday! That is a lovely apron. I adore aprons, and I love making them. I was delighted to see that you're a fan of the Mitford series! I was just thinking about doing a post about it the other day. I'm currently still reading the series - I'm on book seven. I started back in October and I was hooked. I don't know what I'm going to read when I finally finish the series. Mitford is like an old friend! Have a great week! Terri

Bella said...

I just love your apron! It's so adorable. I have a thing for aprons, too, though I don't own many either. There's something very domestic goddesslike about wearing one, though, I always think. :) Happy Pink Saturday. Stop by for a visit if you get a chance.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Nice apron - welcome to Pink Saturday!

dottydotty said...

never weart aprons although i do love them I think it harks back to my mother nagging me to wear one never rebelled as a teenager so perhaps I'm doing it now welcome to pink saturday

Val

CraftyMammie said...

that is so pink and pretty!

welcome to PS!

Mary said...

Pretty pink apron and I loved the Mitford Years series. I like to wear aprons - they make me feel connected to the generations of moms and grandmoms gone before me. Happy Pink Saturday~

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Joni. I am happy you decided to participate.

My mother loved those books, too. And, I love your pretty apron from your sweet son.

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Love your apron. What a sweet boy to give you it! I have read the Mitford Series too. Fun! I love your red couch!

Engageya