I have to admit that putting on an old fashioned apron really gets me into the spirit of cooking and baking. It must be because it reminds me of my Mom and how safe and cozy I always felt in her kitchen. To this day whenever I feel melancholy or am trying to work out a problem and wish that I still had my Mother here to advise and comfort me I bake up a batch of cookies or a cake and by the time they are cooling on the rack I feel as though I had somehow visited with her and benefited from her advice. That is also why I must have designed my own 1950's style kitchen around memories of the one we had in our little house in South Philly. Nostalgia is a powerful feeling and has been a profound influence on my paintings and designs. With all this in mind I have just added a new line of vintage inspired aprons into The Curious Kitchen shop featuring my favorite anthropomorphic food fellows. These guys always put me in a good mood and I hope they do the same for you!
You can see more photos of my kitchen on my Apartment Therapy Kitchen Tour.