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, February 4, 2012

At the Show - Quarter-Scale

This week, it is with great pleasure that we share the work of two long-time Good Sam dealers who create in quarter-scale.

Grandt Line Products designs quarter-scale kits with lots of character, whimsy and detail. The company also makes mini dollhouse kits for 1-inch scale dollhouses, "pothead" mini kits, and other cool stuff. Phyllis Nishimori and her sister Liz Aduan have been dealers at Good Sam for thirteen years. www.grandtline.com

Oliver Ollywock's Place. Faerie Hill Lane Series Kit #3431.
Bernie's Banana Split is 50's style roadside architecture. Roadside America Series Kit #3471.
Hansel and Gretel exterior view. Fairytale Series Kit #3480.
Hansel and Gretel interior view.
Melon Manor exterior view. Seasonings Series Kit #3443.
Melon Manor interior view.
Cliff's Diner is based on a streetcar. Fun interior cabinetry. Napkin dispensers, mustard and ketchup bottles on outside tables. Kit #3413.

Debbie Young, Young at Heart, makes quarter-scale reproductions of actual houses. Over the years, she and her husband Jeff have created about 100 different house kits. In addition, they make quarter-scale individual room and whole house furniture kits. Debbie also offers workshops. They have attended Good Sam for more than thirty years.  youngatheartminiatures.com
The Dolls House kit inspired by "The Doll People" book by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin.
The Dolls House, interior view.
Avalon House kit. 1926 Sears Roebuck design.
Avalon House, interior view.
Caribbean Cottage kit. Small one-room vacation get-away.  
Campground Cottage kit inspired by the tiny Campmeeting Association cottages on Martha's Vineyard.
Campground Cottage, interior view.
Quarter-scale pots and pans that are just beyond amazing. Made by Grandt Line for Young at Heart.


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