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, April 25, 2015

Dealer Maritza Moran: Furniture & Accessories

Maritza Moran, Maritza Miniatures, offers unique romantic furnishings in 1:12 scale. She coordinates the themes/style, colors, fabrics and finishes for each display with great imagination and flair. Maritza's interior designs, craftsmanship and use of materials is exceptional. Email: maritza@maritzaminiatures.com. Web: http://www.maritzaminiatures.com

Interior design by Maritza Moran on the cover of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene (January 2015, issue 248). 

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

Dealer Carol Wagner: Flowers, Plants & Vines

IGMA Fellow Carol Wagner hand cuts and hand-paints realistic 1:12 scale roses, flowering plants, vines, bonsai, orchids, and more. All of her designs are outstanding, and have great detail. Do stop by Carol's table at this year's show. You are sure to be delighted. Email: bobncar1254@gmail.comWeb: http://carol-wagner.com/miniatures/

Garden scene with rose vine. Wheelbarrow by Alan Hamer filled with larkspur, petunias, geranium, lilies, roses, lobelia and ivy. Hosta, sandwort, mallow Nile lily, and grass cover the base. Geranium in Braxton Payne pot hangs from post.
Macramé Hanging Geranium.
White Orchid.
Collection of houseplants on J. Getzan handcrafted baker's rack.
Roses in porcelain pedestal bowl made by Jack Cashmere.
Bonsai elm.
Gorgeous red rose tree.
Rose bush with Kerri Pajutee furred cat.
Pink-tipped white table rose.
Window box over-flowing with blooms and ivy. 
Gorgeous one-of-a-kind Wedding Bouquet. 

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

Dealer Shellie Kazan: Shellie's Miniature Shop & Gift Shop

For more than 30 years, Shellie Kazan has owned Shellie's Miniature Mania, San Carlos, CA. One-half is a fine miniature store. The other half is a charming gift shop with eye-catching reasonably priced items and special occasion cards. "The Queen of Everything" is the display theme for Mother's Day. Email: shelliesminis@msn.com.  Web: http://www.shelliesminis.com

Here is a selection of "Mother and Child" themed 1:12 scale miniatures.

Shellie's fine selection of Mother's Day gifts include unique jewelry, purses, accessories, toiletries and delightful cards for mom.

To see prior Shellie's Miniature Mania offerings, go >here<.
Shellie's eBay miniature offerings: http://www.ebay.com/usr/shelliesminiatures  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Exhibit: The Ruffled Rooster

Connie Sauve, Stockton, CA exhibited "The Ruffled Rooster" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "This was a project that I started in a 2-day 'Kitchen in a Cupboard' class, held in Morgan Hill. I decided early on to have lots of fun with the colors, graphics and accessories. I originally thought it would be a quick project, but it actually took 10 times longer than I thought it would!"

"The graphics are from scrapbook papers. I painted all the canisters in the door and on the countertop. I made the farmhouse sink from Paperclay. I wove the seats for the chairs, and made the seat cushions from fabrics I printed. I made the dishes by spray painting them and added the decals I printed on my computer. In addition, I made the tiled wall by hand cutting and grouting the tiles. I also wove the baskets from scratch. 

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

Exhibit: Kitchen in a Cupboard

"Kitchen in a Cupboard" exhibit by Rhona Lee, Gilroy, California. "This project was brought into creation by Karen and Mark Laisure, Ruth Heisch, and the MiniCals Club. Each participant individualized his/her own style. My version incorporates faux carved wood and painting on the doors courtesy of IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney." In 1:12 scale, the Kitchen is 12" wide, 9-1/2" deep, and 14" tall.

Photos courtesy of exhibitor Rhona Lee and Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Grandma's Kitchen

"Grandma's Kitchen" (Kitchen in a Cupboard) by MiniAttics member Marjorie Milani, Redwood City, CA.  The 1:12 scale Kitchen is 9-1/2" wide, 9-1/2" deep, and 9-1/2" tall.

Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.