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 11, 2012

At the Show - Exhibits

This week's exhibits focus on the pursuit of gardening--in particular potted plants--and a charming shop "For the Birds." All photos courtesy of Connie Sauve.

From the 2009 Good Sam Show, this exhibit is an totally delightful porch filled with potted plants, baskets, tools, and much more. Filled with personality, it reflects a lifelong commitment to gardening and is clearly a much loved extension of the house. The exhibitor's name is unknown.

The scene "For the Birds" was created by Connie Sauve. She is a long-time miniaturist, doll maker, and IGMA Fellow. Connie had an idea for turning a real, full-sized birdhouse into a miniature birdhouse shop. Her father built the birdhouse from old barn wood. You will find several more photos on her website, information on painting and aging the birdhouse, and a Brick Tutorial. She also provides information as to the artisans whose work is displayed in the shop, and more. Look under My Miniatures at www.thechinadoll.com.

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