Here is a cute picture of my Mom with a creation she helped me make last year for a Dolly Parton themed party, Dolly-Rama.
We took themes from Dolly's songs to create the party decor, and I decided to create a "Tablecloth of Many Colors," based on Dolly's tribute to her own mother, Avie Lee Parton. The songs talks about growing up poor in the Appalachian Mountains and her not having a coat when the weather tuned cold, so her mother took scraps of fabric and sewed them all together to create a "Coat of Many Colors," that she wore so proudly. It's a love song to her Mama, who did her best to help her family, and counts as one of Dolly's favorite songs she's ever written
Now my childhood was not a poverty stricken as Dolly's, but Mom was always thrifty when it came to providing and used to make our clothes when we were small. For fun, she always had craft projects for us to do at home -- from pouring handmade candles to making glittery Christmas ornaments. In fact, when I had a preview for my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects and Vintage Details, she and Dad made a box of Rice Krispie Treats and sent it to the party. I love my mom very much.
Happy Mother's Day!
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Always Frugal, Always Fabulous -- The Elegant Thrifter.