Friday, August 10, 2012

A COLLECTION OF MINIATURES












Paris Miniatures




I started collecting Gault miniatures on my trips to France and on each visit I would select a new house to add to my collection. Each one holds such a special memory and I enjoy adding these to tablescapes or creating a vignette on the French Hutch. I've redecorated the back hutch so I've removed the miniatures and added my new copper cookware and brought out my old french canisters for a new French feel. Hope you enjoy a French tour in miniature, so let's take a stroll through Paris, Alsace and Provence and look at the beautiful old architecture, miniature style.





Antique and Couture Shops 





Hotel Louis





Parisian Woman walking her Dog




Brasserie






Cathedral in Provence




Alsace 





Provence





French Canisters




Copper Cookware




I like the new look



This is a small town cottage in miniature given to me by my sister. She found these collectibles in Atlanta. They are so sweet and charming, and I keep this set displayed in a small cabinet that hangs on the wall. 

Antique Shop




Outhouse







Cottages










Cottage Collage



Blooming Now



















Sunset and Love Birds





A few outside snaps at what's blooming now. We've had much needed rain and now I have a few roses blooming, the crepe myrtles have gone wild and the lantana has grown tall. 
Hope you enjoyed my miniature collection. So what do you collect in minatures?

55 comments:

  1. Emily, I didn't know you collected these. They are charmers! It is so much fun to see the different ones. ;-) Who makes these? Are they ceramic?
    You know I collect many different things. As far as miniatures for me, that would be my collection of little mini picture frames and boxes. My husband started me on the petite frames because he knows I'm drawn to small things. It's a challenge to find photos to fit in them. I group them on small silver trays and have them in various spots around the house. I should do a post on these sometime. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection.......Sarah

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  2. Emily, you're always dreaming of France, so it doesn't surprise me that my last two posts tie in with you. ;)
    These are GORGEOUS!! Oh my goodness, I can't choose a favorite. They are all so pretty. I would have to say the Brasserie, and your baker's rack is gorgeous, not to mention your garden.
    Thank you for stopping by the shop, love.
    Happy pinks!!
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  3. Such a sweet stroll along champs elysees! :0)

    I started collecting mini porcelain furniture...I also have other minis in an old secretary desk of my Grandmother's. Fun to collect! I had a friend who used to shriek "SHRUNK IN THE DRYER CUTE!" every time she saw something miniature. So funny!

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  4. OH Emily, your Gault miniatures are adorable, I have never seen them!! What a wonderful collection! I love the new look of your hutch, too, and your garden looks wonderful! Beautiful photos!
    I love each and every one of these!
    Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  5. Hi Emily, Your blog is just awesomely gorgeous!! I love your miniatures! Beautiful.

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday Emily, That is quite a HUGE collection. Just beautiful and so is your garden. Thanks for your visit and comments. Have a wonderful weekend. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  7. Bon jour! I just love your French miniatures - they are fabulous! And the cannisters are equally as lovely. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  8. What a beautiful collection!! I just love them all, I love your canister set as well. Beautiful pictures....thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    Aledia

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  9. What a wonderful collection of miniatures! I love the Antique Shop best. And the pink lantana is beautiful...a fav or mine. Happy PS!
    Ruth

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  10. Delightful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Wedding Anniversary Pink, your comment will mean so much!

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  11. This was fun visit .I like french things too.
    Happy PS
    Laura

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  12. Oh my my they are too gorgeous!!!! It may seem funny, but the outhouse is charming. Glad you still have flowers blooming.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ann

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  13. Wow, such a gorgeous post, and I really like your little miniatures. What a cute collection~ it has made my day!!!

    Your garden is so pretty....but I think Tuscaloosa has gotten rain every afternoon for the past couple of weeks! :D

    Let's hope it stays cool for all the little PNM's going through sorority recruitment.

    Enjoy your weekend!!!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  14. What a marvelous and charming collection! Goes to show the many times you've explored France as well.

    That is a lovely garden as well.

    Cheers on this Sunday morning!

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  15. I had the fun looking on your photos. Those miniature are so cool!

    Visiting from Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/08/new-hello-kitty-shoes.html

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  16. Emily, Your Gault miniatures are darling...so much detail. It looks like your garden is doing great. My Natchez crapes are finished, but the watermelon colored ones are going strong. Love the new look of your hutch and your gorgeous copper cookware.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  17. Amazing miniatures! Happy you came to be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Emily, what a fabulous collection! They are so pretty! Loved seeing all of the great images of your plants. Everything looks so lovely, as always!

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  19. What a unique collection! I LOVE the roof on the restaurant! So charming! Pretty garden too, lots still going on.

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  20. Hello, your minature collection is amazing. And your garden is looking lovely with all the blooms. Beautiful post.

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  21. What a delightful post of miniatures! I feel like I just traveled to Paris :-)

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  22. What a super collection. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Emily.

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  23. My heart skips I love your stuff! ^_^ Thanks for sharing.


    Kim, USA

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  24. Cool pics. Love the little cottages that look handmade...the one like your sis found in Atlanta. Any idea who made them? Thanks for sharing. dix---

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  25. Emily!! It was so nice to see you at Frenchy's today. I was going to stop by this weekend to let you know about her very French Monday party, but I was running with all sorts of busyness. I'm glad you linked this gorgeous post. Hope to see you there Mondays. Well, as long as I keep my French theme going. I think I'm going to for the rest of summer.

    Have a lovely Monday.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  26. LOVE your music, by the way (I LOVE PENNY SUE was playing).

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  27. Hi Emily, the Gault houses are charming. The wee church is too sweet. I imagine it is fun to add to that collection. xoxo, olive

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  28. Your miniatures are charming. I can see how this would be addicting.

    Your garden is very lovely.

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  29. Your miniatures are lovely. You have a great collection. Love the French canisters as well.
    Mary Alice

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  30. Beautiful collection..

    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/08/toy-story-sharpa-blanket.html

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  31. Your collection is just wonderful, Emily. You have the prettiest things and you sure know how to use them.:)
    I have quite a few collections but nothing in miniatures.

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  32. I've never heard of these and they are absolutely enchanting! And so beautifully displayed! They do give you such a French feel. And I love the shelves with the copper pots (envy bits!) and cannisters. You have the knack and it shows!

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  33. Your miniature collection is beautiful and your hutch looks gorgeous!

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  34. A little stroll around Paris via your minis! Fun

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  35. Love your little collection. I feel I have traveled the streets of Paris.

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  36. Loved the stroll through Paris ~ Collection is exquisite as is your hutch with French decor ~ Fantastic photography ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  37. Your petits collection is darling! I love it. Thank you for sharing. Saw you over at Wow us Wed. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  38. These are lovely, Emily! Thanks for the virtual mini trip to Paris! Your flowers are gorgeous! Hugs...Debbie

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  39. Your French ceramic buildings are gorgeous and love the new look you've created on the hutch.

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  40. Your baker's rack looks lovely! I really love those miniatures from your trips ~ such a great way to bring a remembrance of it home.

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  41. These are just the cutest French miniature buildings that I have ever seen, Emily. What a neat collection and nice of your sister to add to them. Pretty display of your canisters and copperware...Christine

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  42. The sweet little antique shop is my favorite! That's where I would live, if I were a fairy!

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  43. So many wonderful minatures. There are too many to select a favorite. They are wonderful treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. So many glorious details to enjoy in your miniatures collections, and I love the lady walking the dog. Your copperware is wonderful as well!

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  45. Your cottages are delightful mementos of your trips to France. So much detail -- especially love the flower boxes at the windows.

    You are lucky to photograph the bird on your blooms. I never seem to have the camera ready to capture those special visitors. Thanks for stopping by my garden post and leaving the sweet comment.

    Debra

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  46. What a fantastic post filled with so much eye candy!!
    Love your little village of cottages.
    The blooms in your garden are stunning!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  47. what an incredibly beautiful post, Emily! I am happy to have found you through sweet Jann's blog.
    I, too, love Country French...and Country Cottage.
    Thank you for the uplifting photos!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  48. Your miniature collection is so very lovely! What a fantastic thing to collect from your trips - LOVE your copper pots and the cannisters - they display so beautifully - so very glad for the rain and am looking forward to the cooler temperatures to play in the garden some more - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  49. Hi Emily, your collection of miniatures is precious! I have never seen them before. Loved the detail of each and every building. The new look of your bakers rack is great. Your canisters and copper pots are gorgeous! I love those little cottages. Makes me yearn for a trip to France! So happy to have you share with Share Your Cup. Hopes you will share often.
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. Enjoyed your garden photos!

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  50. Love all the little houses! They are so much fun to collect!

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  51. pretty paris figurines. :D would love to have one someday. sorry for the l8 visit, hope you could visit my Blue Monday here: http://www.memorylanebymel.com/memory-lane-monday-27-clinton-square-park-travels-at-syracuse-part-1/

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  52. Thanks for joining me at HSH!
    Sherry

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  53. you have a lovely blog and great photos
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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  54. Your hutch is lovely with the 'new' look of beautiful things on it and since I am addicted to miniatures (except that I'm into making and decorating them) of course I just love your miniature collection. What a wonderful way to remember special times. Your garden looks just gorgeous.

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  55. Emily~ I missed this post, what a charming collection! I love the wonderful details of your village houses! I'm afraid this is the only stroll thru France I will get to take :) I adore your copper pots~ I was just given one, I'm anxiously awaiting soup weather!

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