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, January 21, 2012

At the Show - Animals and Birds

This week's blog highlights some Good Sam Show dealers who carry miniatures with a theme of animals and birds. In 1:12 scale, these miniatures range from endearing household pets to fanciful anthropomorphic animals.

In business for over 35 years, Maria and John Fowler, The Little Dollhouse Company, Ontario, Canada, have been Good Sam dealers the last five years. They carry an attention-grabbing selection of artisan doll houses, miniatures, kits and accessories. http://www.thelittledollhousecompany.com/
Old style dollhouse bird cage handmade of painted brass by Mini di Perluigi, Italy.

For 33 years Carla Gaustad has been collecting and selling miniatures at shows only. She carries a unique selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from talented artisans in the U.S. and abroad. She also creates the occasional holiday item. Carla has been a dealer at the Good Sam show for 30 years. jgaustad1@cox.net, 949-768-5636.
Elegantly attired Afghan lady in lilac silk and lace from Carla Gaustad.
Rooster country gentleman by David Ward of England from Carla Gaustad.

Bridget McCarty, bridgetmccarty.com, has been making miniature pets and collectibles professionally for five years. She attended Good Sam for the first time in 2011. Bridget strives to give each animal and bird a personality that makes it utterly unique.
Playful white cat with rats in garbage.
Red Macaw. Custom piece for a collector who provided feathers the real life bird had shed.

Alvaro Rodriguez and Paola Ojeda, Taller Targioni, Spain, have been handcrafting 1:12 scale miniatures for 14 years. Alvaro concentrates on unique wooden furniture, gentlemen's accoutrements, and more. Paola specializes in distinctive sewing work tables, samplers, mannequins, jewelry boxes, plus more. They have been Good Sam dealers for two years. http://www.tallertargioni.com/
Dog pulling handmade mahogany wagon loaded with handcrafted luggage by Jose Maria Gomez. The wheels are cast in metal.

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