Mother/daughter relationships can be tricky.  We all have countless girl friends still reeling from the scars inflicted by this relationship.  Let’s just say Emily and Lorelai Gilmore are not extraordinary.

That said, through some wonderful gift and happenstance, I have been blessed with a fabulous mother.  She’s a little bit Zsa Zsa Gabor, a little bit Scarlet O’Hara, and very much her own.  It’s from her that I get my passion for decorating, creating a home, excellent food from the best ingredients, and complete focus on my extraordinary daughters.  My mother was all of that.  And raised four daughters who, even as adults, are amazed by her energy, her enthusiasm, and her excellent taste.

But even someone as independent as my mother and father eventually look around them and say, it’s time to down-size, to simplify.  And so I’ve secured for you the opportunity to peak inside their retirement home of the past 20 years, and the opportunity to get your hands on a few of their pieces.