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 16, 2013

At the Show - Celebrating Chinese New Year

This week's blog is devoted to the "Chinatown's Green Dragon Restaurant" exhibit from the 2012 Good Sam Show. We picked this exhibit to honor Chinese New Year, which was celebrated this year on February 10. Also known as the "Spring Festival," it is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Special thanks to Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman, for sharing her photographs. We wish you Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!) 

This amazing 1:12 scale miniature structure is filled with a wealth of detail. It is 25-inches wide, 26-inches deep, and 35-inches tall.

"The Green Dragon Restaurant took well over a year to complete," says MeShelle Keel, San Pablo, CA. "I envision this restaurant sitting in the fog in San Francisco. I made all of the appliances, fixtures and most of the food by hand. It has a dining room upstairs, a full running kitchen on the main floor, and dim sum take away below in the basement. (Dim Sum, anyone?)"

See the Green Dragon Restaurant (far right) on the Exhibits showroom floor.

1 comment:

  1. It is an impressive good work. Here is thought of everything. So many great things to look at. I can sit and look at it again and again. Thank you for showing it.