I had a very productive day at the thrift store today!
The scenario running through my mind is that it was folded in Aunt Mildred's closet wedged between other aprons and the yellowed part is the only part that was exposed. Aunt Mildred never wore this one because she was saving it for a special occassion. Yeah, that's it.
So where are the rest of Aunt Mildred's aprons?
Well here's another one. I found this one at the same thrift store.
There is a huge pocket that runs along the bottom of the apron below the thick red stripe
It has this cute rick rack around the neck. Or is it called something else if it's not wavy? Piping maybe?
I also saved this Sheffield silver plated cup which may be a sugar bowl. It is ridiculously tarnished and it looks like some of the plate is coming off in places, but it was only $.50 so I picked it up to put pens and pencils in.