Kitchen aprons and dishwashing gloves have a definite vintage feel to them. Aprons and gloves recall television shows from the last century where mothers wore aprons, heels and pearls to cook dinner and greet their husbands after a long day at the office. Today’s moms and wives are also likely to have jobs outside the home as well as household responsibilities. Yet, we still appreciate the appeal of aprons and vintage style kitchen accessories like dishwashing gloves.
There is a cottage industry that creates nostalgic and girly rubber gloves for doing the dishes. Some gloves even have rhinestones and pearls on them to add a little touch of bling. If these feminine style rubber gloves can make even one person like doing the dishes more, then they are a good thing. These rubber gloves can protect hands and manicures when cleaning, mopping as well as doing the dishes.
Aprons are also practical as they are pretty. Aprons can protect your clothes from water when doing the dishes or food splatters when cooking. Our mothers and grandmothers were smart to wear them when doing projects around the kitchen.
Today’s aprons and gloves are often color coordinated with other kitchen accessories like tea towels and toss rugs. Runners and mats in front of the sink are a great place to add an accent color or tie in with other colorful accessories in the room. Why not coordinate other accessories like aprons and dishwashing gloves into the overall color palette. Whether your kitchen style is vintage or not, a pretty apron and a charming set of fancy gloves can be stylish and practical vintage inspired accessories.