I use the closet to store seasonal clothing, extra canning jars, a few bags of fleece. I pulled out a couple of boxes to sort through, two were labeled summer clothes, one was not labeled. Thinking I still might find more summer clothes, I opened it. It held a pleasant surprise and walk down memory lane... treasured items that I had saved from my grandmothers. Not sure if you would call them retro or vintage, but I loved them back when they used them and still do now, hand embroidered Tea towels, table clothes, pillowcases; a sheet set with tatting on the edges and aprons.
I love aprons especially vintage aprons. I have been searching and collecting patterns for all sorts of aprons for quite awhile. Sister and Mother occasionally will surprise me with a new hand sewn addition to my collection.
Most of my vintage collection is of the fru-fru half apron style that my grandmothers wore, though my favorite is the below knee length full aprons with pockets, you know like the frontier women wore and pinafores. I love them.
Not long ago I ran across an apron for clothespins. During the summer I dry our clothes on the line. This would be handy dandy.