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, August 25, 2012

At the Show - Tom Roberts Collection

Over a period of more than 70 years, Tom Roberts, Oakland, CA built more than 40 miniature room settings. He is now disposing of the majority of his fabulous personal collection due to limited space. Several of these 1:12 scale room boxes will be on display at this year's Show. For details on the available offerings, visit TomRobertsMiniatures.com. For additional info, contact Friends of Tom Roberts at info@TomRobertsMiniatures.com.

Maison Arabique
Le Salon d'Argent
My Very First Buffet After…
Uncle Cedric's "Little Bit of Everything" shop
Salon of The Courtesans
Winter Garden at Pavlovsk Palace

At the Show - Fine Furniture, Paintings & Turnings

Gilbert Mena is a talented and innovative artist who excels on several fronts. He specializes in fabulous handcrafted furniture and oil paintings in miniature and also creates a wide range of marvelous turnings. He has been a dealer at Good Sam eleven of the last fourteen years. Do stop by Gill's table to see his exceptional one-of-a-kind offerings.  botanoshen@yahoo.com

At the Show - Stitchery

IGMA Fellow Lucy Iducovich handcrafts petit point wall hangings, rugs, seat covers, tilt frames, bell pulls, pillows, eyeglass cases, and more. She also uses antique Austrian petit point from 1920s-1930s to make items. She has been a dealer at Good Sam for more than five years and offers both finished work and kits. Shows only.
Petit point chair cover inspired by an 18th century English piece.
Original petit point on wooden tilt frame stands in 1:12 scale and 1:24 scale.
"Anna" a large petit point rug. Original design.
Small petit point rug. Original design.
Tapestry rabbit pillow.

At the Show - Flowers & Food

Pat Richmond of Twin Heart offers a wide range of realistic vegetables and fruits. Her handcrafted spring bulbs and flowering plants are either in full bloom or come with buds almost ready to open. Her work is amazingly realistic and reasonably priced. All miniatures shown here are 1:12 scale.  pat@twinheart.com, www.twinheart.com
Plums, pomegranates and watermelon (new this year).
Cut mushrooms, cabbage, white potatoes and sweet potatoes (new this year).
Three clay pots of pansies.
Pots of daffodils and hyacinths.
Pots of colorful poppies and primroses.
Basket of iris, daffodils, tulips, primroses and hyacinths.
Colorful tulips in clay pots.

At the Show - Accessories

Karen Laisure of M&L/Minis by Karen supplies quality handcrafted gilded frames, hand beveled miniature real glass mirrors, pictures and art work under the Leeds name. She handcrafts realistic miniature flowers and plants, makes porcelain planters and pottery, porcelain dollhouse dolls, accessories, furniture, and more. Karen is new to Good Sam this year. klaisure@aol.com, http://minisbyKaren.com

Beautifully gilded hand-crafted frames.
More lovely hand-crafted frames.
Framed art.
Sampling of mirrors. Many sizes, shapes and styles available.
Framed traditional black-and-white silhouettes. In America, silhouettes were highly popular from about 1790 to 1840.
More black-and-white silhouettes.
Wood floor racks available with postcards or seed packets.

At the Show - Exhibits

This week, we bring you exhibits of two room boxes. Both are uniquely designed living rooms and very different in style. The first one has a Native American Art theme. The other is quite contemporary. Photographs are courtesy of Connie Sauve.

"The Gentleman Collector" room box was exhibited at the 2011 Good Sam Show. It is from the collection of Nancy Kovalik, San Jose. She told us, "My husband and I collect Native American Art--Southwest and Northwest, especially. So, I naturally started collecting miniature art, also."

The second room box is modern in design and decorated accordingly. At the same time, it is a welcoming room, both warm and inviting. It is neither too manly nor too frilly. The lace valances add a charming touch as does the dog stretched out asleep on the enclosed porch. Exhibited at the 2010 Good Sam Show. The exhibitor's name is unknown.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

At the Show - Fine Shaker, Country Furniture & More

Dr. Ken Byers, Shaker Works West, has been coming to Good Sam for more than 14 years. He handcrafts exquisite 1:12 scale Shaker and Country primitive furniture, antique globes, typewriters, radios, washing machines, and many other wonderful artisan collectibles. mekendar@pacbell.net, www.shakerworkswest.com
One of Ken's many custom room boxes. Contact Ken with inquires for your special dreams or needs.
Shaker Wall Desk with drop front writing surface, 2" x 3/4" x 4". Chair sold separately.
17th Century Dutch armoire copied after a piece in the Vermeer painting "The Astrologer" (1713).
Miniature Pennsylvania German country kitchen dresser, c1750.
Victorian room heater with bronze or pewter or steel trim, 4-3/4" high x 2" square.
Shaker fire wood boxes.
Hand cart with working wheels in a junior size, 3" x 2".
Copper clad Victorian water boiler with a "well used" patina. Fully plumbed with pipes and valves. 6-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".

At the Show - Structures, Paper Art, Buttons, Rugs & Much More

Ilisha Helfman, Hesta House and LEAFpdx, has been a dealer at Good Sam the last few years. She makes dollhouses in 1/2" scale and 1/4" scale, miniature buttons, doilies, rugs, pop-up theaters, lacing cards, tramp art, puzzles, signs, and more. You are sure to be delighted by Ilisha's tiny things with intricate details. ilisha@leafpdx.com, www.hestiahouse.com, www.leafpdx.com

Emily's pop-up dollhouse kit with accessories in 1/2" scale (11" x 11-3/4" x 7"). Pops open to play and then folds away.
Looking into the interior of Emily's Dollhouse from the back.
Fireplace with chairs in Emily's Dollhouse..
Back garden with fountain in the lily pond, trellis, two benches, four eclectic garden chairs, and doll. 
Sampling of Ilisha's handcrafted rugs.
Some of Ilisha's paper dolls.
Time traveler in 1/2-inch scale with her 6-inch tall rocket.
Samples of button cards.
Puzzle, lacing cards, buttons, tramp art, doilies, and trays.
Pop-up gardening toy theater. 5-3/4" W x 5-3/4" H by 4" deep.
Pop-up Christmas theater.