So, at the local market, there is a very sweet, very beautiful older lady (which I have to say is rare in Moldova… women here just don’t have gobs of money to spend on anti-aging stuff like women in America) who has a booth full of used aprons imported from Germany. I stop every time I pass by and chat with her while I look through the piles of beautiful vintage patterns and designs.
Here’s the thing, for a long time I thought that the full aprons were 50 lei (which is currently $4.32), and had only bought one. It was a justified purchase because I am a messy cook and didn’t want to get the one I made dirty because it’s more for cuteness than for work.
It wasn’t until today when I offered her 40 lei for another one that I figured out that they are actually 15 lei ($1.30) for a full apron and only 10 lei ($0.86) for a half apron! Wow! (In my defense, 15 and 50 sound very similar in Romanian, just like they do in English.) So of course I bought two. Another full apron for cooking:
And a half apron for cleaning. It’s hard to tell in a picture, but this one has two pleats under the waist band on each hip, which gives it nice shape, and it has two huge, deep pockets on the front. Perfect for toting random things from room to room while I clean:
And, because I know it’s hard to see in the above picture, I took a close-up picture of the red apron to show you what REALLY sold me on this one:
Oh my… now that I know they are so cheap, I don’t think I’m going to be able to stop myself!