Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Vintage Aprons and a Quest to Find Cures!
It's amazing what one idea, one vision and several very awesome women can accomplish in just a few days!
Recently while visiting my daughter and her family in Texas, I took two of my grandchildren to the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth. While perusing the rooms filled with bridles, saddles, cowgirl duds and tons of info about "real" female cowgirls, we happened upon a room full of vintage aprons. There were rows of them lining the walls, stretching across the room in long diagonal displays and some aprons so fragile that they were framed and displayed behind glass.
Then as usual my mind began to shift into over drive and the impulse to steal yet another idea from someone began to make sense once again. If the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, Texas could pull this very cool exhibit off, well heck, why couldn't we?!
So, yet another brilliant idea stolen, treasured and blabbed about on Facebook and yes...someone else loving the idea and suggesting that we perhaps take this "Albany Vintage Apron Exhibit" a step further.
Can't say too much yet but it looks like we have at least three women, an idea, a location, a few vintage aprons and it looks like Albany will be hosting its very first "For Women's Sake...A Vintage Apron Exhibit and Fashion Show With A Betty Crocker's 90th Birthday Party!" Raising money to help women in our community to get tested for the cancers that affect them, in the places that are covered by an apron!
Plan for now on Oct. 1st at 2pm for our first hopefully annual "Sweets Tea!"
Do you have a vintage apron you would like to exhibit or share at the tea? Leave comments on this blog or let us know if you have any questions or want to be on our committee to plan this wonderful "For Women's Sake" event!