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Collection: Shady Dell Diner
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My design is inspired by the diner and service station that my grandparents, Harry and Louise, owned back in the 50s -- The Shady Dell, in Coal Valley
My design is inspired by the diner and service station that my grandparents, Harry and Louise, owned back in the 50s -- The Shady Dell, in Coal Valley, Illinois, was an authentic family owned joint. It was a meeting place for local farmers, a faithful bunch of truck drivers, and various travelers on the way to somewhere else. My grandpa manned the gas/service station outside while my grandma ran the diner inside. Starting at 5 each morning grandpa fried up 12 dozen donuts and grandma made 6 different pies (4 fruit and 2 cream), from scratch of course! My mom washed a lot of dishes, and cleaned, stocked and organized the Coca Cola cooler while her two younger sisters "intimidated" customers when they sat on their favorite stools. When I saw this theme I immediately thought of the Shady Dell and how to incorporate it into a breakfast themed fabric design. I decided to incorporate diner lingo and was inspired by the Richard Scary children's books where everything is labeled (my son loves those books and so did I!). In the near future I hope to make up a "pie" themed fabric to match!
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Thanks, all, for your kind comments! I had fun making this design...
Posted over 5 years ago.
I love all your illustrations with their amusing textual enhancements. The story behind your design's inspiration is lovely.
This is a marvelous way to record your fond childhood memories and share them with others! The design is amusing and nostalgic at the same time. The fabric would be great used as a tablecloth but would also be an interesting feature print for patchwork.
This is great, I love the diner lingo! It's a really fun design, and the story makes the fabric a wonderful tribute.
I love the names for all the dishes, really made me smile. And the story that goes with it makes it all the more fantastic. Well done!
Thanks so much for your comment Patty. My mom just sent me a photo of the diner, classic! Gotta get to work on those pies...
What a great tribute to your grandparents and memories of your childhood. Your illustrations are wonderful as are the labels you've given them. I can't wait to see your pie fabric! :)
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