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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giveaway of Two Books from The Supreme Apron Goddess Herself: EllynAnne Geisel

It's Monday morning and time for the next fabulous giveaway at TAG. This week I can offer you ladies (and gentlemen-Ron and HC) your own personal copy of The Kitchen Linens Book or The Apron Book, both penned by EllynAnne Geisel, the ultimate Apron Goddess. Each book is packed full of wonderful pictures and accompanying stories. With receipes, patterns and words of apron wisdom you will be happy looking through either book!

EllynAnne had not wore an apron until 1999 when she was writing an article about a vintage apron. But after her awakening to the history of "the apron" she became THE Apron Goddess though her research about them and by collecting vintage aprons. EllynAnne has over 400 aprons in her collection!!

The Apron Book is wonderful to look at with it's many color photographs of aprons. It features new and vintage apron styles so you can catch up on your American apron history. Also, included in this book are stories and pictures from other "Apron Goddesses. I wrote up a full report on this book HERE.

The Kitchen Linens book gives us an up-close look at tablecloths, dishtowels, and napkins with details and histories as fine as the stories themselves. Embroidered or hemstitched, linens or oilcloths–these are the fabrics and the memories of our mothers and grandmothers. And each one has an endearing story and a vivid history.

This giveaway closes Saturday, April 11th at midnight and TWO winners will be drawn, one for each book.

To enter the giveaway for one of these books visit EllynAnne's blog site Apron Memories and say hi to her OR visit The Apron Memories web site OR take a look at the aprons EllynAnne has for sale. Simply visit her links and come back and make a comment about whatever you like from the world of EllynAnne! Also, please indicate your preference for either book. The first drawn winner gets the book on which they comment.

For five extra entries into the drawing blog about this giveaway on your site.

For ten additional entries in the book drawing, send me a photo of you or a family member wearing your apron and a few words about your apron attitude. I will use it for a write up in future weeks about you and your blog!

Good Luck!

If you can't wait to win these books check them out for sale here: The Apron Book or The Kitchen Linens Book.

50 Goddesses Have Spoken:

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

It's Sunday night.

Sorry...I just had to go chase the crazy cat lady away. And now I forgot what I was going to say.

ChefBliss.com said...

How fun is this!! Great books and I love all the sites and colors! I love that she hadn't worn an apron until 1999. We always wore them as kids growing up but I have rarely worn them as an adult and now I find myself wanting to all the time! I feel this great urge to make one now!! It keeps getting stronger!!:)

Julia said...

Entry for comfortjoydesigns@gmail.com

Terri said...

I love the "Erin" apron from EllynAnne's shop - it would be the perfect gift for a bride, wouldn't it? I would be happy with either book, but since I'm a recent winner, I'll abstain! :)

Suzi said...

I, as always, am in!

Ally in WA said...

How nice to discover 2 blogs in a space of ten minutes --yours and Apron Memories. Both are bookmarked now.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

mrsb said...

I popped over and commented on her train case post. What a great site she has!

Oh, and I'd love to win that apron book!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'd love the apron book. Aprons are one of my favorite things to make and I love to wear them.

I tried the links and none work yet...I'll stop by later to try again.

Jenny said...

I've seen the Aprons book before and it's actually on my wish list. The Linens book looks great, too, though. I really like the Smoochie apron even though I'm more of a full apron kind of gal. Those lips are too cute!
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Kebi Cedawna said...

I visited the Apron Memories blog. I loved her Train Case story, the mystery surrounding the letter is so romantic. I also love the purple apron that she posted recently. The yo-yos on it gave me some ideas for the apron I'm working on for the Vintage Remix Flirty Apron Swap.
If I were the lucky winner, I'd choose the Apron Book.

Jenny said...

1. I blogged about it here:
http://www.petalzandfinz.com/2009/03/tie-one-on.html

Jenny said...

2. I blogged about it here:
http://www.petalzandfinz.com/2009/03/tie-one-on.html

Jenny said...

3. I blogged about it here:
http://www.petalzandfinz.com/2009/03/tie-one-on.html

Jenny said...

4. I blogged about it here:
http://www.petalzandfinz.com/2009/03/tie-one-on.html

Jenny said...

5. I blogged about it here:
http://www.petalzandfinz.com/2009/03/tie-one-on.html

Tart Deco said...

I am super excited about her giveaway by recycling vintage household goods. I have a damaged vintage dress that I am in process of turning into an apron :)

I would LOVE to get the Apron book

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Tart Deco said...

I just sent pics of me and my fiancee wearing aprons :)

Patty said...

I have The Apron Book and I love it so if I win, I would choose The Kitchen Linens Book. One thing about her website that makes me crack up is that they quote me on the press page. I had posted on my blog about a giveaway for her book and all I said about heThe Apron Book was "If you don’t have it yet, go get it." and they put that on her site. I love that. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Lee said...

I'd be very happy to win either of these books! Thanks for your generosity.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I would love to win the apron book. I want to make an apron for my best friend.

barncat said...

I just checked out EllynAnne's blog, and don't just like one thing, I love everything! I'd love a chance to win!

barncat said...

Forgot to say I'd love the apron book, I already own the The Kitchen Linens Book (love it!)

Rhondi said...

Hi
I found out about your giveaway from another blog and this is my first visit. I love aprons and sewing and would love to win. I'm glad I found you!
Rhondi

Kristina said...

ooh, I hope I'm not too late to enter! I blogged about you here:

http://momtionary.blogspot.com/2009/03/note-from-kristina.html

And I'd like the Apron book, pretty please. :)

sandyandcosmo said...

I love the smoochie apron! If I win I'll take the apron book, please!

Emily said...

I'd love the apron book! I love both the "Erin" and "Cheye" aprons on EllynAnne's site!

mleplays (at) yahoo (dot) com

JULIE said...

Ooh, I love the Deni apron...very cute!! If I won, I'd pick the apron book.

Danielle said...

Oh no, now I'm going to look like I'm copying the person above me, but I absolutely love the Deni apron she has for sale...red is my fave color so it caught my eye right away! I would love to win The Apron Book. Thanks!!!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Arin said...

I love her quote about putting on an apron is like putting on lipstick..love it. I would like to win the kitchen linens book. What a fun giveaway!!
arianiah@hotmail.com

BUSY BEE said...

I recently have been taken by vintage aprons. They are so beautiful and remind me of simpler times. I would prefer to win The Apron Book.

I love the quote from the apronmemories.com site "Aprons don’t hold us back, they take us back." It is so true.

Thanks for the giveaway.
whitten100 at yahoo dot com

paula h said...

I really like the Karen apron. It's colorful.

I would like to enter for the Kitchen Linens Books. Thanks.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Brittany Ann said...

They are all so perfect. My favorite in her store is the "Erin." It's feminie and adorable.

The Thrifty Trendsetter said...

I love the Deni apron! It is so pretty! I would love to win the Apron Book!

suburban prep said...

I am so impressed with people who make such darling aprons.
I love the Apron book because I'd love to be able to make my own.
I went to her sale site and I am seriously considering the Erin apron. It is such a cheery apron that it would just make you smile to put it on.

Jill said...

I went over to Apron Memories and commented on her Vintage Trivia post. I luv all her Retro pics and information!!

I would luv to Win The Kitchen Linens book!

kathy55439 said...

Kitchen Linens Books looks cool I have good collection would love ideas on what to do with it

Marie R said...

I like the Smoochiee apron.

mccataquet@comcast.net

miss mary said...

wow those are really nice aprons. I really like the deni. how adorable.
Please enter me for the book -The Kitchen Linens Book.These look like really great books.
Hugs and God Bless

Just Me said...

What an awesome site you have! I blogged about the giveaway at www.inpursuitofagodlywoman.blogspot.com and I love the Karen apron! I think hubby would like that one as well. If I were lucky enough to win I would love to have the Kitchen Linens book. My grandmother taught me to embroider on a flour sack dishtowel. I wish I knew what happened to them!! They would certainly have been treasured items for me. I'm new to blogging so I don't know if you need my email addy as well as my blog site...if you do could you comment on the post about the giveaway? Sorry that I'm a little clueless...LOL!!

beckilove said...

Ohh, I love all her aprons - especially the Deni! I would of course love the Apron Book!!

David and Sarah said...

Ah ha! I now have a website to browse for great kitchen linen ideas! Embroidered dish towels make a house a home:)
I would love either book, but I think The Kitchen Linens Book would be especially fantastic.