My Mother, Rebecca Lou Schaeffer Tanner, was a pretty blond farm girl from Howe, Indiana, and an RN during WWII when she met and married my dad, a handsome lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. Mom took what could have been a disatrous homelife and turned it into a place of beauty, fun, and great food. She never was one to dispense a lot of advice, but she was always there with a soft shoulder and an endless patience for listening to every problem we kids had poured out to her. She fixed the screens, too a big old white house with black shutters and made it beautiful, she mowed our lawn until my brother was old enough to do it, she threw great parties, she had a garden, she tried new recipes on us all the time. That was the time of the Kenndys, the Avon Lady and the Fuller Brush Man, having coffee with your neighbor, watching their kids--well sort of like they did back then, not with the hawk eye we use now--- and an Amercian to land on the moon. I am sure you have fond memories of your mother, aunt or neighbor who was the sculpting figure in your life. I would love to hear them; please email me with them!
At La Dolce Vita, we have perfect gifts for that woman, from small things your children could buy to beautiful things from Europe. I invite you to come in, have a cup of coffee or a Perrier, browse the shop and chat with us.
We now have a Bridal registry for our great Le Cresuet, Wustoff knives, towels---so many great things for brides, young and old. So if you are getting married or know of someone who is and you are searching for that perfect gift, remember to shop small with a store who gives you the personal service you deserve in this fast paced world. We gift wrap also, naturellement.