A Patchwork of American Recollections
- Southern Ties – Jan. 24 thru April 5
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections is a traveling exhibit that utilizes storytelling as a tool of remembrance and connection through the guise of the humble apron. Just as with every family’s best storyteller, the exhibit holds the attention of child to adult while […]
- 101 Things To Do With a Pickle
I enjoy a cold, crunchy pickle as a side to a sandwich, but never pickle as an addition to a recipe. So it appears an odd pairing that I’m reviewing this book: Pin It My receipt of the book was generated by a six degrees of separation thing […]
- Mother’s Day Keepsake
An estate sale purchase of a box of vintage goods contained the most wonderful surprise: a telegram dated May 8, 1938. Pin It Wired 76 years ago, the paper is softly faded, yet bears not the slightest tear. I imagine this telegram was stored safely in a scrapbook or empty […]
About EllynAnne Geisel
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I wanted to share this photo with you. It was taken by my father at my grandparent Crawford”s house in Memphis, Tennessee on Christmas Day in the late 1950’s.
My grandmother is standing next to my grandfather who is seated at the head of the table. My dad’s cousins are the other two ladies standing and all three women are dressed to the nines and wearing their freshly laundered and ironed ‘fancy’ aprons for the holidays. My grandmother likely made them and embroidered the designs on them. I can almost smell the homemade yeast rolls on the table, along with all the pies I know are sitting in the kitchen waiting for their turn at the table. Oh to go back and rejoice in those days again.
Thank you for bringing back the memories!
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Annie Collins (1875 – 1943) grew up in London and worked as a maid for the Harris family (Canadian manufacturer of agricultural machinery and co-founder of the Massey Harris Company, later Massey Ferguson).
She moved to Paris to follow the Harris family. She married Jean Brass (valet de chambre for the Harris family). Annie and Jean followed their employers when they returned to Canada. The couple stayed in Canada for two years and decided to come back to France because the winters were too cold… Read more…
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I love creating each apron and I guarantee you will be delighted with your purchase. —EllynAnne Geisel
Each apron is handmade with love. The notecards feature vintage aprons & snapshots with quotes provided by contributors to the Apron Chronicles. The dishware is inspired by the vintage apron patterns in EllynAnne’s collection.
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“EllynAnne Geisel is essentially a pioneer in the notion that we tell stories in fabric, in stitches.
When she arrived at NPR with The Apron Book — and a sewing machine! — I think she believed that since she hadn’t been in a war zone, I wouldn’t take her seriously. In fact, I wish people could see the stitching, knitting, tatting, piecing, and so on that go on in that very world.
There is something about telling stories in cloth. I believe in narrative; her work makes this three-dimensional, tactile, and intimate. Thank you, EllynAnne!”
~ Jacki Lyden, Host and Contributing Correspondent at NPR”
“Oh, EllynAnne, I have tears in my eyes…I love my Apron! It’s beautiful, you are so creative! Even the packaging is a work of art…”. Read more…
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