Patriotic Apron Giveaway!

‘Tis timely to laud the women of an earlier generation who’d had it up to here with their lack of rights. Thanks to the feisty suffragettes, who put the walk into their talk, picketed the White House, and participated in hunger strikes and other forms of civil disobedience, the 19th amendment was ratified to the Constitution in 1920, giving women the right to vote.

The intervening 80+ years have wrought significant changes for women, including whether or not to tie one one…an apron, of course!

In celebration of Voting and Choice, I am giving away this vintage apron

The cobbler-style apron pattern is copyrighted 1952, the presidential election year that voted Eisenhower into the White House. 1952 was also Elvis Presley’s junior year in high school, which is beside the point of this giveaway, but for Hunk a Burnin’ Love’s military service (1958-60).

To enter this giveaway, simply share your patriotic apron comment. To double your chances, post this giveaway on your site or blog, and leave a comment with a link to your post. Comments espousing a particular party, candidate or ballot issue should be saved for fights with your family, friends and co-workers. Such comment will cancel your entry to this giveaway.
This giveaway will close to entries on October 15th at 8:59 pm mountain time – one minute before I shut the computer for the night. Drawing October 16th.
Please enter often and increase your chances to tie one on…this apron, of course! and wear it November 4th when you Vote.


  1. My mother is sooo patriotic and I would love to give her this. We love the USA and all it stands for. We support our troops by donating to Blue Star Moms and the whole nine yards. Please enter me in this. I love it and all the stars and stripes. Here is my quote for the month…

    If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.

    That is the clean version. Some say another word for complain, but I like this version better,

  2. Oh I collect aprons and one I don’t have is a patriotic one so I would love to win this! Pick me! Pick me!!

    I was also born in the 50’s so this would be perfect for me!

    I will post a link back to your giveaway on blog for you.

    Thanks for having such a great giveaway.


  3. I would certainly love to don that apron and walk into my town office to vote! Yeehaw. I will let you know when I link to you in my blog…Great idea! Get out the vote and wear an apron while you do it!

    EllynAnne, I have tagged you for Six Random Things About Me—check out my post to see if you’d like to play along. Let me know!


  4. Thank you all for finding me and my giveaway! This apron’s fabric is absolutely vibrant – testimony I think to its being worn and/or laundered infrequently. Hopefully one of you will be tying it on come November 4th!

  5. Having a husband who was born on the 4th of July and is serving in the military, I am constantly reminded how blessed a country we are. I served myself and I cannot tell you how HAPPY I was to see the shores of the USA each time I returned from deployment. And along with my obsession with anything 1950’s, this apron is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love this give away!!
    We are very patriotic in our home I support the troops every day as I kiss my husband and send him out the door. I even know what it feels like to send a husband off to war and hope and prays that he comes home safe.
    I love being an American and I am very proud of my grand fathers my father, my father in law and My Brother in law and of course my hero my Husband who have all fought in war to protect our freedoms and the freedoms of other countries.I am very grateful for all the Men and women who serve our country.And I am even grateful for the politicians who make the laws. I hope we all chose to use our freedom and rights as Americans to vote this year..
    God Bless America and God Bless and keep our troops safe.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great apron.
    I can’t wait to see the original Crayon apron pattern. That will be so cool.
    I am off to post you on my blog..

  7. This is not actually a patriotic comment, but a memory from the Republican convention when Eisenhower was nominated. Our cat was about to have kittens that night, but my mother was glued to the TV because my aunt was a delegate at the convention in San Francisco. The cat would not stay in her box without my mother nearby so she nearly had her kittens in my mother’s lap! There were four kittens born that night -Ike, Dick, Mamie and Pat.

    quilt8305 (MJF farmgirl)

  8. Very pretty apron and love the patrioticpart too. I havent been wearing aprons long so I dont have many but have sure come to love them and this one would be a perfect addition to any collectors wardrobe!. Thanks for a great giveaway see you over at MJs.
    Blessings, Karen

  9. What a great old apron! It’s a real apron too, kind of a kitchen workhouse, I love the old smock style ones, but this one is a real dazzler.

    I have your apron book and I love that too, it is such a treasure….


  10. Count me in !! Yay!!
    I love anything patriotic and feel especially that way with one grown son in the Army reserves and my dad and Granddads were all veterans. I don’t have a patriotic apron even though I have quite a few others.

  11. I love the apron. I have a dining room that is decked out in flags with a huge flag quilt that my mom made. I am a proud military wife, and love to find little trinkets to go with my room.

    Get out and Vote, if you don’t you can’t complain about the people in office.

  12. I’m proud to be an American and wear the red, white and blue! We still live in the land of the “free”. So exercise that freedom of choice and vote for the candidate of your choice! USA!!!

  13. I was born in the UK and married a GI in 1987 and emigrated to this great country. A few years later I chose to become a citizen. You just cannot imagine the depth of feelings when you stand for the first time, place your hand on your heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance. It is one of my ‘snap-shot’ moments of my life.
    I’m just so proud to be an American.

  14. We have two sons in the Army, both serving their second tours in Iraq and a nephew in the Air Force in Africa. Our home is very patriotic and I would be honored to wear that apron!
    I found your site via a link at This Handmade Life.

  15. My dad is a retired Fighter pilot,
    my brother is retired chem warfare
    and my brother in law is retired infantry. They all served somewhere…my dad SEVERAL times.
    The Pledge, the Flag, the COLORS of our country are something our family takes very seriously.
    Freedom isn’t free and I fear many people have forgotten that.
    Thank you for hosting.

  16. Hi Ellyn Anne,

    This is classic! It reminds me an “I Love Ike” dress I saw at a museum this summer… There was a lot more of the “wearing of the colors!” But of course, the most important thing is that it reminds people of their right and their very important responsibility to vote. The entire world will be watching to see what we do on November 4.

  17. I am an Army Brat, & I say that proudly as daddy was career Army.
    Please drop my name into the drawing…after all, a gal can never have enough aprons & this R/W&B one would be Cool to wear to the voting poles!

  18. Thank you for reminding us, if it wasn’t for those that have gone before us, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
    Beautiful apron, thanks for letting me toss my hat in the ring.
    Carol Sue

  19. What a great apron. I retired from the Air Force Reserve after serving 7 years on active duty and 16 years as a reservist and my living room is decorated in an Americana theme. We take voting seriously in my home and vote in every election at the polling place so I would LOVE to have this apron to wear on election day.

    If you don’t vote then don’t complain!



  20. I was in grade school in the bicentennial year and we put on a huge celebration at the high school stadium and everyone was situated in a location wearing red,white,blue shirts so the whole stadium looked like a flag. It was a huge, huge deal. Ever since then I’ve enjoyed the whole patriotic decoration activity thing! This is a fun giveaway.

  21. In an era when women were wearing aprons, my great grandmother, Mary Ann Sorden Stuart was busy securing womens rights in the state for all women. Grandma MASS brought in Susan B. Anthony and others to tirelessly fight for women who couldn’t vote because they were single or widowed.
    While I may not be as politically inclined as grandmother was, I am ever grateful for all the work she did to help all women and not just herself & yes, I am sure she wore an apron in the kitchen!

  22. This is the most wonderful idea. I teach English at the university level and am always so addled by my students’ failure to participate in elections and other civic functions.

    The girls are always astonished to realize that women have had the right to vote for under one hundred years.

    The things we take for granted…

  23. Oh my goodness! My mom just e-mailed me your blog address and boy am I enjoying this! I have a small collection of vintage aprons that I just adore. And my mom made me a clothespin apron out of a vintage tablecloth and it is one of my favorite things! ANyway, love this apron and your blog!

  24. Love the apron and loved meeting you today in Abilene in Hancocks when you were shopping for some darling vintagy fabric!! I would love to win your apron to go with my signed book my friend (jana)gave me and I will wear it to vote and to work that day!! Hurray for our country!

  25. Not long ago, I posted an article on women in Canada and their right to vote.

    Voting is a right that I practiced today. It is election day in Canada.

    Love the apron. I’m not sure if I’m eligible for the giveaway, since I live in Ontario. It is beautiful.


  26. Our family has a long history of men and women in service. My father, uncles, husband, daughter, and son have all served. I am proud to be the wife of a man and the mom of a son and daughter who went not because they were drafted but because they chose to do so.

    I will be including this on my website as well.

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