This lovely piece of embroidery was made by me. I have no idea how old it is but definitely a lot older than the second photo. I'm pretty sure the pre-stamped toaster cover was purchased at either Kresge's or Woolworths. For years it spent time in the linen closet with a bunch of other old stuff until my daughter found it and decided that it should be used.
With Father's Day almost here, I thought I would show you all this beauty. This barbecue apron was made as a Father's Day gift from the little ones. Obviously Ayla was here so it must be about 25 years old (either that or I added her name later which would make the apron even older.) Believe it or not, it is clean but those darn stains will not come out.
I used a bit of stuffing to give these the 3-D look. Everything was made from scraps I had on hand. I sewed most of the children's clothing and there were (still are) a whole lot of scraps around.
Although these may be judged vintage by some, I just think they're old. Vintage would be what my grandmother had.