For several years I've followed Vicki Archer's blog French Essence. I also have both of her wonderful books, My French Life and French Essence. The photographs are by Carla Coulson, who I was fortunate to meet in Paris last January. My friend Dinah Toro, owner of Charlotte Woodson Antiques in Mt. Brook Village is a follower of her blog as well. She fell in love with the candles in Vicki's header so I emailed her and asked for the source. Now Dinah is able to sell these fabulous Mathias candles from France. As a tribute to Vicki, we decided to photograph them on this exquisite French mirrored coffee table with metal inserts in Dinah's shop. Ohhh la la!