Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Mini Bla Bla Bla

New Pylones Piu-Piu in the house Announcement: NEW BIRD IN THE HOUSE!
This is Piu-Piu#1 from Pylones in Paris and acquired in 2006 And this is Piu-Piu #2
Bought to keep Piu-Piu#1 company.
The New love birdsAnd let me tell you these birds are inseparable!Of course it's true that these birds just happen to be magnetic...Ahem
Their main job is to collect metal paperclips =
They are "working birds"!
But these little guys are awfully fond of having tea with Pierre Herme desserts. In fact they've become regular slackers and refuse to mess with paperclips at all! Shocking is it not?
New mini tea setSo what's up with all this interest in mini this and mini that?
Mini tea sets and mini birds and mini desserts? Hmmm...
Provencal mini treasuresI'm trying to figure that out myself.
Did the attraction start in Provence or buying the 1st mini Eiffel Tower on a Paris street corner..?
L'Ile Flotantte on the Ile Saint-Louis Or at the petite boutique, L'Ile Flotantte on the Ile Saint-Louis.
I found myself taking pictures of mini nonsense everywhere...
This toy store on rue Cassette was loaded china sets even in the window. *Note the naughty drunken French pig at the table...
I meant to go back and buy one. I think with all the tough things going on in the real world, taking refuge in a mini perfect world seems like a pleasent escape at the moment...
Look! I spotted these mini fried eggs in my local 24-hour store in the Marais. Awfully silly and awfully sweet. Well they are candy after all...


  1. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Great photos, Carol! It really is true--there's something very appealing about mini-anythings. Your bird siblings are a riot--they just have the most classic shape; I love 'em. The fried eggs might be my favorite--too funny. (By the way, I see you in one of those pictures!);))

  2. Love these! The two birds and the Ispahan especially. A little dreaming of a world in mini, little story telling...what fun!
    All best, Jan

  3. Aw! Lovebirds! The "eggs" are great.

  4. How nice that piu piu #1 has a mate. You never can have just one you know. They are so cute. It would be interesting to see how many have minitures. I have a tiny black & while toile cup and saucer attached that was given to me a few years ago. I display it on my dresser it's so cute.
    Would love to know what those 'eggs' taste like.

  5. Love your birds, tres mignonne! I am kind of grossed out by gummy fried eggs. I'll pass on those ;-)

  6. Those oeufs plats are hilarious. A store in the Marais open 24 hours?? What's its name??

  7. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Piu-Piu #1 is beautiful, and they both really go well together.

  8. Anonymous1:10 PM

    I love the magnet birds and mini tea sets.

    I'll have to take a photo of our mini-tea set made to look like bird's nests!!

    cousin Cathy Coate

  9. I heart anything Pylones, so this is a wonderful post to me! Thank you for brightening up my day!

  10. Great photos and great paintings too, I love your style, its very simple and very fresh...and mini things is a nice idea too..In France you'll find many mini things one of them is cafés with mini tables, and mini chairs :)
    I am exagerating....

    check out my blog, your comments are most welcome,


  11. Anonymous3:22 PM

    I just stumbled across your website today and I guess it was my lucky day.
    Your drawings are simply gorgeous, pretty and scrumptious as the desserts.


  12. Anonymous3:24 PM

    The company should be paying to use your gorgeous watercolors to promote the line...so adorable!

    Now I imagine you playing with the teeny tiny cakes all day long - just like I will when I get them:)

  13. I love what you say,
    I love what you paint,
    I love what you write,
    I love what you photograph,
    I love everything in your blog.

  14. LoveItaly - You never miss a visual trick! :)

    Janice - The minis are a dreamy world...Where's my Alice In Wonderland DRINK ME bottle so I can go to the tea party.

    WendyB - the "fried gummy eggs" are a hoot! I wish I'd tasted them.

    Cris in Or - Yes I'm glad I didn't have to go to Match.com mate hunting for Piu-Piu

    Pieplate - It was maybe a late-night little corner grocery store. Certainly not a candy store as such.

    Cakespy - Don't you think there should be a Pylones Club for us addicted fans? I could not go to Paris and not check out Pylones' windows.

    Doudy - I'm just discovering the mini side of France! It's fascinating the detail.

    Alice - THANKS!

    Anita - I haven't actually gotten to "play" with these toys...too busy painting and drawing. But what a good idea!

    KITEM! - THANK YOU for such kind words!!!

  15. Anonymous6:11 PM

    First of all, your website is so adorable. I am inquiring from you because of how attractive it is!!! Our restaurant is looking for wrapped brown sugar cubes. Can you please send me some details and pricing on what you have available? You may also call me if that is easier. Either way, I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Warmest Regards,


  16. Well Carol, I suppose the only sensible thing left for you to do is to find a mini Carol to sit in her mini cafe on her mini chairs sipping her mini Pierre Herme hot chocolate in her mini cups as she nibbles on her mini macarons!


  17. Carol,
    Can I put a link to your blog on mine ?? because I just love it ....

  18. Anonymous5:38 AM

    I love those 2 inséparables and all the mini sets ... and I love these watercolours...

    You are a maxi artist !

  19. Those two love birds melt my heart.

  20. Anonymous4:53 AM

    I just now discovered Piu-Piu has a friend!
    I *love* them together!
    I look forward to seeing them in many watercolors at your next sale.


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