I was inspired by my 1800's French book - La Vie En Fleur, which translates to life in bloom in English. It is so cold and grey here and snowing right now. I just have to get through the next few weeks and I can start sowing seeds. In the winter time I get an intense craving for market flowers to brighten up the house. I stretch them to their limit. These are the ones I purchased last week for the mantel. I thought I'd share some photos of a quick vignette I did with some vintage books, flowers and a new vase I got over the weekend - a mix of new and old.