My aprons are just inside my door. I come home from work and put an apron on right away, then start dinner. Since we cook most of our food from scratch and I am a messy cook, I need an apron to protect my clothes. An apron also feels homey and comforting. I picked one of these aprons up at Seattle's Public Market on a trip there a couple years ago. The yellow apron I bought at a chef's store on a weekend trip many years ago. The blue stripe I have had so long I can't even remember where I got that one. The hooks I picked up at Cannon Beach on vacation a few years ago, I love their eclectic, artsy style. And the memories they and my aprons hold.