May 10, 1840 ~ Philippine writes to her sister Euphrosine, Madame Jean-Joseph Jouve: "I want to thank you again for all the pretty things you sent me recently. The vase is in a gilded case in our parlor here at Florissant and is admired by everyone who sees it. The percale roses deceive all by their likeness to nature. They ornament the altar and the parlor on our biggest feast days. Several ladies have tried to copy in embroidery the bouquet designed on the vase, and we have enjoyed this very much."
Taken from the book: "Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne"