Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pain d'Epices

#168B Marguerite macaron, original watercolor
I'm still painting vase watercolors with Paris letters included.

BONNE JOURNEE! It's a bit of old Paris
Pain d'Epices' window proudly sports Monsieur Frog riding a Velib - a rocking velib.
Inside you could go nuts. Where to look first?
And there are two floors of toys, dollhouse stuff, endless treasures.
For those of you who long to write in the French style - nice pens and instruction notebooks.
French floor coverings for your dolls house
Ah la cuisine - so many essentials here.
Picnique anyone? So many picnic baskets.
Veggies and fruits may cost the same or more than in the supermarche, but these are permanent. If you're worried about the euro to dollar exchange there's always mini designer brand shopping bags. Even if you're not into miniatures, visit Pain d'Epices in Passage Jouffroy.


A Brush with Color said...

It kills me--I know YOU at least paint from these minis--I'd love to know what others DO with all those minis?!!! Do tell! Another lovely watercolor, Mademoiselle!

Anonymous said...

I love it!! The watercolor is so bright and cheerful and I love all those minis! Enjoy!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Another lovely painting. Just love that love letter theme you have going. I too wonder what others do with all these minis. It has to be a big seller as there are so many of them. Fun post as usual.

Parisbreakfasts said...

There are TONS of these minis out there Cris.
I think they keep them in little boxes or have dolls houses or..
They are collectors after all.
I am what?
I'm just as obsessed as the rest of them but I HAVE to paint them..
I still can't figure out my obession with painting tiny objects of desire..?
But it's too much fun to stop and give it much thought! :)

somepinkflowers said...

can we not ALL go shopping
with you in paris?


it just makes perfect sense to me....

Parisbreakfasts said...

Shall I start a Paris Shopping tour?
All say aye and raise your hands if you're in?
Then we'll do a head count...

Anonymous said...

I SO LOVE poking into your world, Carol!!
The soft renditions...

Anonymous said...

Love the flower !
beautiful work !

Anonymous said...

wonderful washes here, Carol!

Anonymous said...

I was there yesterday to find windows and some things for my little garden.
It's a wonderfull shop!
I'm sure that you also know the tea room in front of Pain d'épices: Le Valentin with macarons, and a lot of french pastries.

Janice C. Cartier said...

This watecolor is so cool and crisp and delectible. Just about as delectible as those pens and the fancy French writng books...drool.

Uh oh, when I get near papers and pens...almost like heavenly scented macarons, they are so tempting.

Beautiful marguerite love letters from Paris.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love the perfectly placed sweet litte kitten under the table. Loving your entries more each day!


La Belette Rouge said...

Yes, you shall start a Paris shopping tour!!!!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I found Pain d'Epices' on our first visit to Paris together in 2000. We brought " Chien Charlie", a cafe latte colored, curly haired pooch for our youngest daughter.
Thank you
for your lovely photos.
It made my day.

Anonymous said...

Another just PERFECT one!!
If we didn't know they were miniatures, we would never guess! Love it!!!

Jeanne said...

Such lovely treasures you always post.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this painting Carol.
If you try really hard just to focus on this gorgeous, soft, and harmonious painting.(and block the rest of the world out) takes you to a far off place that feels simple, perfect and happy - wow.

Thanks for these great emotions :) You do create magic.

Anonymous said...

Your remark on the cost of the "permanent" veggies makes me feel quite poetic:

Ode on a Plastic Fruit

Thou still unravished bowl of berries,
Thou foster-child of diminutive collectors,
Ah, happy, happy berries! that cannot lose
your shine, nor ever bid the spring adieu...

Well, with apologies to Percy Shelley, you get my drift.

Helene said...

I'd g crazy in this store!! On another note, I do my my pain d'epices!!
Carol: the word is "dipstych"

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the beautifull images you share with us!

Keep doing this great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely drawings as usual.
keep up the great work.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

So ok. Miniatures are cute and all but I just couldn't understand this mini addiction that you have.

UNTIL I saw those Cartier , chanel & mango mini bags. :-D
I.Am.Smitten!! Smitten I tell you. How adorable are those!

Gina said...

OH boy that looks incredible.

Ulla said...

Soooooo many wonderful little treasures! Love those vegetables! Kisses to you my dear!

Merisi said...

Is this "The Apple that Astonished Paris," of which Billy Collins was writing about? Beautiful painting in any case! :-)

I love the tile floor of that shopping mall!

One of these days you will have to get a miniatures an appropriately sized apartment! In Paris, of course. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Très intéressant , merci à tous