Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick message in between last minute gift-wrapping to wish all followers of our blog a wonderful, magical Christmas!

We'll be back with some brand new minis soon...

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Save 15% in our Etsy Store NOW!

Christmas shopping - you either love it or hate it.

But Christmas shopping for yourself is much more fun!  Especially when you can save a little too :)

So we're delighted to announce that you can now save 15% on everything in our Etsy store with immediate effect.

You will need to enter the coupon code CHRISTMAS15 at the checkout to claim your discount.

You can find our store here:

Note that the discount can not be applied to orders that have already gone through the checkout.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

"Yule" Love These Christmas Miniatures!

Yes, it's taken a little longer than we hoped but our new miniatures should be in our Etsy store before the end of the day!  Hooray!  And Yippee!!

And as you may have guessed from the cringeworthy post title, there will be some super classy brand new French Yule logs!  We hadn't planned on making any this year, but then what kind of world would we be living in if Paris Miniatures didn't make any French Yule logs for Christmas...?!  Hmmm?

Anyway, here's a glimpse at some of the new Christmas stuff.  Hope you like it!  Be sure to let us know in the comments which are your favourites.

And if you're interested in adding any of these to your collection, check our Etsy store a little later on Sunday evening (or early/mid afternoon if you're in the US)

Bisous :)

Update:  The listings are done!  You can find them here

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Busy Christmas Preparation Table

Long time visitors to the blog might remember this from a couple of years ago when it was nearly finished.  Well it's finally really, really finished!

So here is a glimpse of our Christmas preparation table...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Hutch

Among our new Christmas miniatures is a one-off Christmas hutch packed full of hand crafted festive miniatures.

It seems to have attracted the attention of this old white-bearded chap...

If you want to see more pics of the Christmas minis - let us know!

Christmas Miniatures - Coming Soon!

Details on where and when they will be available soon :)

Friday, 11 November 2011

Armistice Day / Remembrance Day

On the very edge of our tiny French village (pop 185) there is a quiet cemetery looking out over what were battlefields during the Great War. Today is Armistice Day here in France, when those who fought and died in the First World War are remembered (World War Two has its own Remembrance Day in May).

Most of the soldiers here are Scottish (with some American) and a long way from home, but each November, a lone piper leads a tiny parade from the church at one end of the village to the cemetery. It's very emotional and touching that almost 100 years after their deaths, these brave young men are still remembered. Long may it continue.

An inscription in the cemetery reads:

 "Here the noble thistle of Scotland will flourish forever amongst the roses of France"

Former battlefield

Monday, 24 October 2011

Halloween Miniatures - Save 15% NOW!

You can now save a rather juicy 15% in our Etsy store

Enter the coupon code HALLOWEEN2011 in the coupon code box at the checkout and the discount will be applied.  Simple!  You can find our Etsy store at:

As usual the discount only applies to items currently in our Etsy store.  It can't be back-dated.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

We're back....for now :)

We're delighted to be able to let you know that after a few weeks away, we're back with a brand new selection of miniatures for Halloween 2011!

Here's a quick look at some of the pieces that will be listed in the next couple of days :)

We'll post again as soon as the listings are ready so keep an eye open here and on our Facebook page


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Marie Antoinette Party Table

It's not very often we find the time to put together a complete table, but with a short break coming up, we didn't want to leave this one hanging around waiting for us to get back to it!

The inspiration for this table was a "Marie Antoinette" themed party or tea-time, so there are lots of pink goodies and prettiness.  Hope you'll enjoy seeing the pictures which have a bit of a vintage pinky look to them :)

And of course if you want to add this piece to your collection, you can find it in our Etsy store.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Pink Pastries, Petals, Pyramids, Plates...and more

At a time when many people are away on holidays, dreaming of romantic sunsets, eating ice cream to cool down or lying on the beach eating fish 'n' chips covered in sand, we're spending the end days of our summer in the workshop continuing to turn out some pretty fine miniatures (even if I do say so myself!)

It feels like we're on holiday even though we're at home - there's a gorgeous sunset over the village each evening and the freezer is full of ice cream and sorbet (I've lost count of the number of Magnums we've downed this summer).  There aren't any fish 'n' chips here in France...but fortunately Emma is an amazing cook, so it's not like there is a shortage of tasty things to try :)  Spoilt?  Me?  Damn right!

Oh, and she made these too...yeah, I'm proud of her :)  Go girl! xx

If you want to add any of these beautiful pieces to your collection, head over to our Etsy store where you can find these and many more brand new truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

Have a fun weekend!  We'll be back with more very soon :)


PS Do leave a comment if you enjoy seeing Emma's work - we love reading them :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Pink Miniatures and Promo News

Here are the latest additions to our Pink Patch collection!  They've just been listed in our Etsy store.

You may remember that last weekend we ran a 10% promo in our Etsy store which was supposed to finish on Sunday.  We'd planned to add lots of new pink items over the weekend, but things didn't go quite to plan (which had nothing to do with spending Sunday afternoon watching Jenson Button win the Hungarian Grand Prix!)

So we're happy to announce that the promo is still running :)  So if any of the above items interest you, you can still use the promo code 'SUMMERLOVE' to claim your discount (you can find out how to use the promo code here).

Remember that the 10% discount applies to everything in our Etsy store - not just a few selected bits and pieces :)

We're hoping to add some more pieces very keep your eyes open on the blog, Facebook and Twitter. We'll keep the promo running for a little while longer.


-- Neil

Friday, 29 July 2011

New Miniatures and 10% off Etsy! Remise de 10% !

We've just listed all of these lovely new miniatures in our Etsy store!

As you can see, we're continuing with our Pink Patch!  And it's far from over, so I do hope you like pink...

And to get the holidays off with a swing, we're bringing back our SUMMERLOVE promo for one more weekend!

With immediate effect, you can get 10% off everything currently listed in our Etsy store.  Not just selected "old" items.  Everything!  A little summery gift from us to you :)

To obtain your 10% discount, enter the code SUMMERLOVE into the coupon code box at the check out of our Etsy store.

That's all there is to it!

Oh, wait!  Before you rush off, a couple of important things to mention - the discount does not apply to shipping, nor to custom orders and can not be combined with any other offers. Sorry, but the discount cannot be back-dated to orders that have already passed through Etsy's checkout. Payment is required at time of checkout.

Ooooh you tease!

A vintage-style sneak peek at some of the pieces coming this weekend :)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Summer Skies...

We're enjoying some gorgeous French skies this lunchtime. With a juicy burger :)

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Fabulous Pink French Pastries!

Some new pink-themed miniatures are now in our Etsy store!

The selection includes these four beautiful cakes and pastries.  I can't pick a favourite!  Which is yours?

Now available at

Have a lovely weekend :)

- Emma

Sunday, 17 July 2011

New pretties!

It's been a while, but here's a look at some new pieces!  

They are now available in our Etsy store:

Hope you like them!

 - Emma

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Happy Bastille Day!

It's the 14 July, and a national holiday here in France - a day which started with the traditional "défilé" of various military organisations down the Champs Elysées this morning.  All enjoyed on live TV from the comfort of the sofa :)

There were some lovely images of the City of Paris which I'd like to share - they are taken from the TV so a little blurry, but if you squint, it's almost as if you were there :)

And on this day of "Frenchness", why not treat yourself to something 100% "made in France" from our Etsy store :)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Etsy promo update...

A big thanks to everyone who has visited our Etsy store over the last couple of days and enjoyed the current 10% off promo.  It's still available on everything in our Etsy store but only until tonight (Sunday), so if you haven't stopped by yet, don't delay!

Details of the promo can be found here.   Visit our store here.

Some people have reported that the Etsy checkout is not accepting the promotional code SUMMERLOVE.  It wouldn't be a surprise that Etsy has thrown a bit wobbly (it's not the first time!) but please make sure that you enter the code in capitals with no spaces or quotation marks - SUMMERLOVE

We've temporarily added the possibility to pay using "other" for those who still encounter problems using the promotional code.  If you select "other" as your payment method, please add the promo code in the 'note to parisminiatures' box.  We'll work out the discount and send you an adjusted invoice ASAP.

Please contact us if you need any more info :)

Friday, 24 June 2011

HUGE store update and 10% off this weekend!

We've just updated our Etsy store with dozens of fantastic new goodies!

For those who weren't able to attend this SIMP show last Sunday, we've added a selection of pieces similar to the ones we had on show.

We've also added some brand new temptations to our range of individual French pastries including some new flavours of religieuse...

We've also added some new flavours of Ladurée cupcakes!

And that's not all!  We're happy to offer everyone a special 10% discount for the weekend :)

The discount applies to EVERYTHING in our Etsy store.  All you need to do is enter the promotional code in the coupon code section of the Etsy checkout.  And that code is:


So, go!  Enjoy!  All these and more are waiting for you!

10% discount applies to everything in our Etsy store until the end of Sunday 26 June 2011.

Does not apply to custom orders or orders that have already been placed.

New goodies coming later today!

It's a beautiful afternoon, Emma's making cake, I'm photographing some
new goodies, and it's nearly the weekend! Woohoo!

By the way, keep your eyes on the blog and Facebook this evening. A
very special announcement to come! :-)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

SIMP 2011 - Turning Japanese?

For the curious! A look at our stand from Sunday's SIMP show...

We were still setting up at this point.

Some pink pretties :)

No sooner had we said "Hello" to everyone than it was time to say "Goodbye" knowing that it'll be another year before we see each other.  We had a wonderful day which passed way too quickly.  Big hugs to all of our mini friends, thanks to everyone for the various nibbles and treats!

And a big "Konnichi wa" to these friendly faces.  We always get excited when we send our work to Japan.  After all, they're the experts in miniaturisation! But to have a group in front of our stand ooh-ing and aah-ing over our work was really quite a thrill :)