Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dealer Bridget McCarty: Miniature Pets & More

Bridget McCarty creates hand-sculpted 1:12 scale furry animals and pets loaded with personality. She also makes enchanting dolls, fanciful characters, and imaginative scenes that are sure to please. Her work is always fresh and innovative. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.bridgetmccarty.com. Blog: http://bridgetmccarty.blogspot.com

Reminder: Click on any photo and it will enlarge.

The Stars of the Holiday!
I'm your Christmas gift!
A cuddly kitten having Christmas fun!
Waiting for Santa!
Beautifully decorated Christmas tree with presents.
Can you find the wee Christmas kittens?
"Catty Claus" got the cover of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine (Nov/Dec 2012).

To see more of Bridget McCarty's work, go >here<.

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England: Collectibles, International Artisans, & More

From England, dealer Karon Cunningham's selection of exquisite handmade miniatures is sure to delight. She carries the work of many leading international artists. Do take a look at Karon's website and Blog, as you are sure to be delighted with her beautiful collection. Web: http://karoncunningham.com. Blog: http://www.karoncunningham.com/blog/

Twelfth Night cake.
Staffordshire pottery inspired Christmas ornaments.
Autumn wreaths.
Chestnut basket.
Delightful Santa weather vane.
Sleighs by Laura Montgomery.
Lovely embroidered Christmas stockings.
Christmas centerpiece with candle.
Lantern by Matthias Matthews.
Holly trug.

Dealer Sylvia Mobley: Animals, Figures & Collectibles

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley creates porcelain dolls, wild animals, domestic cats and dogs, and a line of resin figures. She also makes a wee Christmas Village and Haunted Village designed to work as decorations in a 1:12 scale setting. Sold separately or as a display. Email: smobley377@gmail.com. Web: http://www.sylviamobley.com. Blog: https://sylviamobley.blogspot.com 

Santa in chair, with bucket of apples.
Santa with reindeer, raccoons, and a bobcat.
Autumn Harvest.
Sylvia's table at the 2014 Good Sam Show. Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve.
Christmas Village with buildings 1/2" to about 1-1/8" tall.  All of the structures can be lit but Sylvia does not provide the lights or electricity.
Lighted Christmas Village buildings. 
Wee log cabin, trees, and treehouse for Christmas Village.  The big treehouse with colored beads and the tree with the colored beads and star on the top can be lit. The other trees are solid.
Lighted tree houses and Christmas tree for wee Village.
Blacksmith shop, General Store, and Tudor Mill for Christmas Village.
Shoe Cottage and Windmill for Christmas Village.
Houses of Sweden, Norway and Flanders (region in Belgium) for Village.

To see more of Sylvia Mobley's work, go >here<.

Dealer A&R Miniatures (Alvin & Rose Schulz) - Holiday Candles, Lighted Xmas Trees & More

New to Good Sam this year, A&R Miniatures specializes in LED lighting accents. Their line includes Halloween pumpkins, Holiday pillar candle sets, Christmas trees, flickering log sets (with or without sound) and mantels. They also do custom LED lighting designs. Most products are 1:12 scale. Email: alvin@arminiatures.com. Web: http://www.arminiatures.com

Hand-carved pumpkins with flickering candles inside, 12 volt.
Flickering Halloween candles, 12 volt. Set of three orange 1/2" round candles of different heights on black holders.
Flickering Christmas Candles, 12 volt. Set of three red 1/2" round candles of different heights on beautiful silver or gold holders.
Christmas Tree with 30 warm white LED lights randomly placed on the tree, 6" tall. The kit comes with decorations that you add.
Christmas Tree with decorations in kit added. 

To see more of their products, go >here<.

Exhibit: Christmas Cart

Marjorie Milani, Redwood City, CA is a member of MiniAttics. She shared her "Christmas Cart" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "This is the 2013 NAME Day cart from the event hosted by the MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass," Marjorie tells us. "In 1:12 scale, it is 9-1/2 inches wide, 9-1/2 inches deep, and 9-1/2 inches tall."

Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve, Good Sam Show Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Christmas Ornament Cart

Lynn Miller, Mountain View, CA is a member of the MiniAttics. She shared her "Christmas Ornament Cart" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "This is my version of the NAME Day 2013 Cart," Lynn says.  "I modified it by adding a canopy and rods for ornaments. The Poinsettias were designed and made by me. I painted and decorated the ornaments which are laser cut kits from Robin Betterley and Cynthia Howe."

Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve, Good Sam Show Exhibit Chairman.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dealer Ken Byers, Shaker Works West & Doors Art

Dr. Ken Byers, Shaker Works West, celebrates the Holiday Season with one of his miniature lighted Door Art pieces from around the world. 

From the "Doors of San Miguel de Allende" series. Many date back to the early 1700s.

All doors are approximately 8-1/2 x 10 inches and framed appropriately. Ken also handcrafts exceptional 1:12 scale Shaker and Country primitive furniture and many other wonderful artisan collectibles. Email: artisan@pacbell.net. Door Art: http://www.door-arts.comShaker Works West: http://www.shakerworkswest.com. 

To see more of Ken's work, go >here<.

Reminder: Click on any photo and it will enlarge.
Here is our Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures 

Dealer Phyllis Hawkes - Folk Art & Painter

Working mainly in 1:12 scale, IGMA Fellow Phyllis Hawkes paints fine art and folk art reproductions and commissions. She paints antique, contemporary and custom signs, and decorated folk art furniture. Phyllis also makes 1/2" and 1/4"acrylic paintings and signs, as well as paints small scale folk art furniture. 

"Thanksgiving Spirit." Original Thanksgiving cornucopia. Acrylic, 2-1/16 square.
"Peace - Joy - Love." Partridge in a Pear Tree. Pennsylvania Dutch style. Acrylic, 1-3/4" square.
"Believe. Be Merry." Folk Art Santa. Acrylic, 1-1/2" x 2-3/16".
"Holiday Cheer." Williamsburg Style. Oil & acrylic, 1-5/16 x 2-1/16.
"Dashing through the Snow." After the work of Richard DeWolfe. Oil, 2-5/8" x 1-5/8". 
"Believe!" After the Thomas Nast Santa, colorized. Oil & acrylic, 1-7/8" x 2-1/2".

To see more of her work, go >here<.

Dealer True2Scale (the Kubricans) - Kits, Holiday Decor, Quarter-Scale

For the Holiday Season, Carol and Tomas Kubrican (True2Scale Dollhouse Miniatures) are offering the Gingerbread Village series in 1:48 scale. The first two kits are now available for purchase. To see all of the Kubricans fine 1:12 and 1:48 kits along with LED lighting, visit their website, http://www.true2scale.com.

The Gingerbread Cafe is the first quarter-scale kit in the Gingerbread Village series.

The Gingerbread Ornament Shop is the second quarter-scale kit in the Gingerbread Village series.

For Holiday inspiration, you will find several dollhouse miniature tutorials on their Blog: http://www.true2scale.blogspot.com. To see more of the Kubricans work, go >here<.