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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2015 Good Sam Show coverage: Miniaturas, Spain

Special thanks to our good friend Madelva Fernandez for the fabulous 2015 Good Sam Show coverage in the November 2015 issue of Miniaturas magazine, Spain.

Click any photo to enlarge it.

For subscription information to this very beautiful Spanish language miniature magazine, go to:
http://www.miniaturasrevista.com or contact Madelva Fernandez, email: miniat@arrakis.es

Our next post is scheduled for Saturday, November 28.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Happy Halloween and Fall Season!

Do enjoy the Halloween-themed postings shown below. The Good Sam Blog is taking a break, and will return on Saturday, November 28.

Witch Hat & Shoes and Pirate Hat & Boots from The Dolls Cobbler. 
Web: http://www.dollscobbler.com.
To see more work by Sylvia Rountree, The Dolls Cobbler, go >here<:

Dealer Barbara Sabia: Stained Glass

Barbara Sabia handcrafts gorgeous stained glass windows, doors, ceiling panels, floor-standing screens, and more. Her daughter Karen Renee makes fabulous exotic birds and other items. Email: minis@barbarasabia.com. Web: http://www.barbarasabia.com

Handcrafted door featuring stained glass spider on web by Barbara Sabia.

To see more work by Barbara Sabia, go >here<. To see work by Karen Renee, go here.

Dealer Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets

Bridget McCarty creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition 1:12 scale animals and birds. She also makes imaginative scenes, dolls, and fanciful characters that are sure to delight. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com

One-of-a-kind Halloween Market Stall, complete with black cat.

To see more work by Bridget McCarty, go >here<.

Dealer Bluette Meloney: Structures & Furniture with Faux Finishes

Bluette Meloney is best known for her distinctive 1:12 scale structures and hand-painted collectible furniture. An IGMA Artisan, she uses realistic decorative faux finishes and Trompe L'Oeil (fool the eye) painting techniques. Shown here are a few pieces with a Halloween theme. Email: jack.meloney@gmail.com. Web: http://www.bluettemeloney.com

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

Dealer Sylvia Mobley: Figures, Animals & Collectibles

An IGMA Fellow, Sylvia Mobley creates porcelain figures, wild animals, domestic cats and dogs, and a line of resin figures. Her diminutive Christmas Village and Haunted Village are designed as decorations for a 1:12 scale setting. Individual pieces are available separately or as a display. Email: smobley377@gmail.com.   Web: http://www.sylviamobley.com

Young Witch trying out her powers.
Resin cast mouse (white, grey or brown) available in assorted poses. From Sylvia's line of Resin Creatures made using her original sculptures. Body 1/4 to 3/8 inch long. Pumpkin by Pat Richmond of Twinheart. pat@twinheart.comhttp://www.twinheart.com
Tiny Haunted Village, shown lighted. 
Tiny Haunted Village, shown lighted at night.
To see more of Sylvia Mobley's work, go >here<.

Dealer Alan Hamer: Metalwork

Alan Hamer works in iron, copper and brass--sometimes silver. An IGMA Fellow, he makes a wide range of 1:12 scale children's toys, including pedal cars with working steering and pedals. He also designs gates, wind drags, brass beds, fireplace tools, household accessories, and more. Email: scalemetal@msn.com.  Web: http://www.alanhamerminiatures.com

Patina'd Witch Wind Drag. 
Raised Copper Witch's Cauldron. 

To see more of Alan Hamer's metalwork, go >here<.

Dealer Stewart Dollhouse Creations: Kits, Holiday Decor, Quarter-Scale

In celebration of Halloween, Ruth Stewart has created some delightful cakes and cupcakes. She offers a wide variety of kits and desserts for all the major Holidays. Ruth also makes molds, doilies, rugs, and more. She works in both 1:12 scale and 1:48 scale. Email: ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com. Web: http://stewartdollhousecreations.com

Pumpkin Cake with slices, 1:48 scale.
3-tier Halloween Spider Cake, 1:12 scale.
3-tier Halloween Cake House, 1:12 scale.
Mixed set of Halloween Cupcakes, 1:12 scale. 

To see more work by Stewart Dollhouse Creations, go >here<.

Exhibit: The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree in 1:12 scale by Tom and Linda Lee, Fremont, CA. "The exhibit is based on a story by Ray Bradbury entitled 'The Halloween Tree' (1972)," Linda Lee tells us. "Originally shown at the 1989 Good Sam Show, it has been restored and slightly reworked for the 2014 Show."