Spring is Here.... already?

With the warm weather, I start thinking of flowers, gardening and all the cheerful brightness of spring.  Here's a little peek of a shelf of inspiration I put together until the flowers come out of the ground.  

I painted this old envelope I found in my house.  The house is 120 years old and had lots of old things in it that weren't nearly as cool as this postmarked stamped envelope from 1932.   More details about it are here.  The flowers are ranunculus.  I'm bummed because normally I see bundles of these flowers for sale at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods - but so far none this year.  It still may be too early.  Gosh it's hard to believe it's only March with these near 80 degree days here in St. Louis.