Dolly Parton to auction bedroom furniture for charity
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Dolly Parton is auctioning off the chance to sleep in her bed. In fact, you can own her bed.
Dolly is everything inside her former Dollywood apartment's bedroom suite on eBay to benefit the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation. Bidding starts at $15,000.
"I first offered up my bed and lots of folks kept asking ‘Got anything else?'," Parton said in a news release. "Since it's for such a good cause, the Dr. Thomas Foundation, that's so near and dear to my heart, I started digging through stuff and thought, "Why not just auction off the whole bedroom suite?"
The auction listing is inclusive of the following items:
· King-sized white painted cast iron bed, each piece features six brass vertical insets
· Mattress & boxspring
· Two autographed pillowcases in a king-sized set of white, lace-trimmed sheets
· custom-made light pink bedspread (satin-like fabric)
· custom-made light pink dust ruffle (satin-like fabric)
· 3 custom-made light pink standard-sized pillow shams (satin-like fabric)
· 2 custom-made light pink sets of curtains with valances (satin-like fabric)
· Light-pink colored, wood-framed chaise with throw pillows
· Matching wooden side table
· Floral arrangement
· Two cast iron bedside tables, each with glass tops, which match the bed
· Two lamps
· Oval-shaped wall hanging featuring dried flowers and butterfly images
· Round light pink-colored vanity stool (vanity is not included)
· Bonus surprise framed wall hanging
The bed's headboard and footboard are white-painted solid cast iron. Each piece features six brass vertical insets.
Since Dollywood opened in 1986, Parton kept a personal apartment upstairs above what is now Apple Jack's restaurant. After the close of Dollywood's 2010 season, the space was renovated and is now executive office space.
"We were absolutely thrilled with Dolly's bed but when she came back to us with the news that the Dr. Thomas Foundation could offer her entire bedroom, we were excited beyond words," said Deborah Dowling, Executive Director of The Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation. "This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own these beautiful items."
Parton, one of the many babies delivered by Dr. Thomas, is the foundation's honorary chairperson. Established in 1983, the not-for-profit Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation's mission is to help expand the range and quality of healthcare services available in Sevier County, Tennessee.