Mostly, what's best avoided are items that are hefty and heavy, which means they require extra postage and an extra large box. But for some reason these think-twice purchases also include aprons, which are neither hefty or heavy. Could it be that aprons are so over and everybody but me knows that?
I tell myself not to buy aprons and I try not to look at aprons when I’m at a sale. But sometimes, those darn aprons are so extra-cute and so extra-cheap that I give into temptation. Which is how I ended up with four more aprons from the Rummage Sale Where They Wanted to Charge Me for My Purse.
They include, on the left, the cutest tulip apron that I’ve ever seen, which has wonderful springy pleating. Of course now that I've washed the cutest tulip apron that I've ever seen, I have to iron it to restore that wonderful springing pleating.
On the right is a design in red and aqua. Red and aqua? 'Nough said. There was no way that I wasn’t bringing this one home.
And continuing on, a Christmas apron. Don’t tell the folks at the What Does and Doesn’t Sell Division, but I always buy Christmas aprons, if only for the fabric.
And speaking of fabric, that's why I bought the final apron. I’m guessing it’s from the 1950s, given the style of the television, the record player with the 45s, the butterfly chair and the rotary dial telephone. Very cool, don't you think?
And finally, here’s a closeup of the clothespin bag, which I found at another sale and I hang on the line when I’m drying the linens that I’m not supposed to buy. The lady on the bag understands my weakness for aprons and I’m sure she probably has quite a few of them herself. But she’s been bugging me to wear pearls when I'm doing the wash, which is definitely not going to happen.
How about you? What have you learned not to buy?