Barbara Mandrell and I have something in common.
No, it isn't the perky blonde hair, it's not the flannels shirts, and it's not that we are both fans of Roy Rogers.
The thing we have in common is that we've both been "something" when that "something" wasn't cool.
There is a trend today on the blogs that I read to be "all vintage!" and "back to basics."
I've done that for years, folks.
I don't need Passionate Homemaking to tell me the benefits of baby wearing. I just did it.
I made my own baby sling and wore my last five babies until I could no longer empty the dishwasher without fear of them toppling out of the sling and into the dishes. I did it because "hands free" is practical. When I could set the baby down, believe me, I did.
I have always done homemade crafts for gifts. Like these and these and these. Seriously, people, I did these in 1985!
I'm so vintage it stinks! I regularly press my sheets on an "very vintage" 1940's Ironrite named Irene.
I even have a vintage Ironrite charm bracelet to wear while I press.
I have a vintage Kenmore sewing machine,
and a sad-iron that I use for a bookend.
Even a vintage potato masher that I used just last night.
I guess I am trendy!
I'm so cool, it just oozes from every pore. It's just that I don't blog/brag about it, so nobody knows just how cool I am. (Don't you think those two words often have the same meaning?)
I've been making scrap quilts since the 80's too. Not because scrappy was cool, but because we were poor college students and I could only afford to cut up fabric from the leftovers of a more necessary project. And we need a pretty bed covering to keep us warm.
I've been wearing aprons all my married life too. Oh, aren't they so cute and homemaker-ish?
Yes, they are. And practical. And I'm all about practical.
Does that make me trendy? If you say so.
So I guess I'll just continue to be trendy, and practical, and so very vintage! I may or may not blog about it, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
June Cleaver and Barbara Mandrell have nothing on me.