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 14, 2012

At the Show - Flower Artisans

This week we bring you enchanting--and diverse--floral arrangements from talented artisans who attend the Good Sam Show. We also include a few contemporary floral paintings in miniature. 

These are just a few of the floral designs by Janice Kimbro of Jan's Flower Shoppe & More. Jan has been a dealer at Good Sam for the last four years and has been making florals for more than twenty years.  Tel: 916-349-1340.
Iris and hydrangeas in pots and rusted garden chair with sleeping cat surrounded by flowers, climbing ivy and roses.
Large potted hydrangea with a massive display of lovely pink flowers.
Oval wicker basket potted with a delicate flowering plant, variegated ivy and an assortment of greenery.
Pot of bright colorful red mums. Available in other colors.

Era Pearce, IGMA Fellow, has been handcrafting 1:12 scale miniature flowers and plants for more than twenty years. She has been a dealer at Good Sam for the past eight years. www.pearceminiatures.com
Tropical floral arrangement with hand-crafted Birds of Paradise and Anthuriums.
Another tropical floral arrangement--this time with red Heliconia and white ginger added to the Birds of Paradise.
 Orchids are favorite flowers for Era to create in miniature.
Each delicate water garden Era creates is one-of-a-kind, not to be duplicated.

Barbara Stanton and William Maranville have been dealers at Good Sam over 13 years. An IGMA Fellow, Barbara sells original oil paintings. Some years she offers a workshop on how to paint a miniature oil painting. An IGMA Artisan, Bill offers fine miniature turnings and hand carved masks. http://www.barbarastanton.com/
Iris Garden oil painting, 1-3/8" x 1-3/4"
"Coral Roses" - 2" x 1-3/4"
"Parrot Tulips Triptych" - 3-5/8" x 2-1/4" overall

An IGMA Artisan, Pat Stebbins makes unique 1:12 scale floral displays that catch the eye. She has been doing business as The Minikin Florist for more than twenty years. Pat has been a dealer at Good Sam the last nine years. Tel:  858-279-8026
Yellow lilies and roses centerpiece, white lilies in blue oriental vase, and garden basket of roses and daisies.

Bamboo with Chinese Lantern flowers.
Rustic centerpiece with bright vibrant flowers and fresh tropical fruit.
A sparkling one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece. 

Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land, LauraCrain2@aol.com, has been making life-size silk flower arrangements for thirty-three years. Proprietor of a silk flower shop, Laura designs miniature florals and miniature food in her spare time. She has been a dealer at Good Sam for four years.
Wicker bench with climbing roses, birdhouse and basket with baby chicks surrounded by spring flowers,  rusted watering can and white rabbit.
European wicker cart with potted spring flowers, ornamental cabbage, Easter eggs and rabbit.
Two lovely one-of-a-kind floral arrangements in vases.
Country cottage shabby chic cupboard.


  1. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

  2. I look forward to Fridays and your gorgeous pics, Michael. Thanks to the Good Sam bloggers for sharing. (Hi, Barb!)