(For sale at my Etsy shop - just click here)I really couldn't paint of enough of these flower store fronts. There seem to be so few here in the US. Flowers don't seem to mean as much to the average Americans as they do to Europeans. Flowers are for special occasions we Americans think. But isn't everyday a special occasion? I started buying flowers for myself on a regular basis right after my "D" (divorce). They made me happy. And, even when I really couldn't afford them, I'd buy a small bunch anyway. To me, they keep me sane, happy and hopeful. If I had the money I would open me one these beautiful French flower shops right here in St. Louis - and where there weren't flowers there would be paintings of flowers. ... sigh... it's fun dreaming sometimes.