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 26, 2013

From the Show - Quarter Scale

Mel Yost, Mel's Miniatures, Sunriver, Oregon, handcrafts unique quarter-scale structures using all natural materials including local Oregon woods, cones, lava rocks, stones, etc. Each small building is placed on a natural base such as walnut burl or birds-eye maple. All structures are open at the back. He also makes 1/4" scale furniture from the same manzanita and bitterbrush wood used for his structures. Along with his wife Janet, Mel has attended Good Sam for most of the last ten years. MelvinJanet@aol.com

Lighted lighthouse photographed on showroom floor.
Stone lighthouse with whimsical stove pipe chimney, copper trimmed windows, and water feature.
Tiny tree house made with all natural materials, quarter-scale. Open at back.
Some of Mel's handcrafted cottages photographed at his table.
Tiny thatched roof cottage on birds-eye maple base, quarter-scale. Open at back.
Whimsical tree house on natural wood landscaped base, quarter-scale. Open at back. Quarter-scale.
Lighted cottage will loads of natural trims, copper windows, and stone chimney, 1/4" scale. From the 2007 Show. Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve.
Fabulous tree house made with all natural Oregon woods and other materials, 1/4" scale. From the 2007 Show. Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve.


  1. I am blessed to own one of these wonderful treehouses and enjoy it every day. They are so whimsical and evocative, it really fires your imagination, and great fun to decorate for holidays. Just the best imaginary getaway many of us dream about! Each one is unique, made of natural materials combined with the Yost's creativity and inventiveness. And Mel and Janet are the loveliest people you will ever meet!

  2. hi,its reallllllyy amazing.can you please tell me what is the material you have used for trees greenary.please tell me my id is krishnasravani21@gmail.com