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 22, 2014

Ray Storey

Ray Storey started working as a glassblower making full size scientific glass. Fortunately for us, he found the miniature world, and now specializes in lighting fixtures with glass shades and also miniature scientific glass ware. 2014 will be his 5th year at the show, be sure to stop by and see his delightful offerings. Ray’s web site is http://www.raystoreylighting.com

Handcrafted 6 arm brass chandelier with hand blown cranberry color tulip shades
Two arm gaslight with amber ribbed shades
Bunson Burner

Two of Ray's glass
scientific items
Condensing Jar and Stand

Jan Patrie

Just looking at Jan Patrie’s table will make your mouth water. Jan, an IGMA Fellow, makes all kinds of realistic food items, even corn cobs. She has peddled her wares at many Good Sam Shows. Walk in the door and there she will be. Jan’s web site is http://www.autumn leaf studio.com Click to enlarge pictures.

"Making Perfect Guacamole", table and food by Jan Patrie

The Making of a Delicious Fruit Salad, table and food by Jan


Michael Puff, our outstanding show photographer, is also a fine miniaturist with a good eye for drama. His exhibit, Vermeer "Girl with a Pearl Earring”, is his version of what Vermeer’s model might have looked like. Box was built in a workshop taught by IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney, painting by IGMA Artisan Dan Worsham, Doll by Cindi Cannon, carved table & stools by IGMA Fellow Ann High, and porcelain by IGMA Fellow Henny Staring-Egbert.

Entire Box with Model Posing

Close Up Showing More Interior Detail
Notice the Leaded Glass Window


Connie Sauve, an IGMA Fellow and our show Exhibit Chairman, usually brings several exhibits of her own to the show. This one, made in 1991, “Daddy’s Little Workshop”, really caught our eye. Connie’s father, a carpenter, and she built her own dollhouse in 1986 together. This carpentry shop still reminds him of the fun times they had when she was young. The rocking horse is by Karen Lowe, and the tools are by Sir Thomas Thumb. Click on pictures to enlarge them.

"Daddy's Little Workshop"

House Patterned after a Greenleaf Garfield with Alterations

The Stove Will Keep Daddy Warm

Hobby Horse, Another Project

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Grandt Line Products

The latest kit by Phyllis Nishimori and Liz Aduan of Grandt Line Products, “Spooky Hollow”, is in 1:144 scale. It features 4 rooms in a 2 story dollhouse with the front porch decorated for Halloween with a flying witch, pumpkins, tombstones, two ghosts, cobwebs and more. And it fits in your hand! Phyllis and Liz have new kits for us every year. See their web site at http://www.grandtline.com

"Spooky Hollow" by Grandt Line Products

Gideon Wolf, Wild Wolf Miniatures

This “Office Queen” is similar to the Wooten Desks of the early 1900’s, with many cubby holes and drawers. Gideon Wolf of Wild Wolf Miniatures was new to the Good Sam Show in 2013, and brought wonderful furniture for us. Be sure to look him up at our 2014 show. His web site is http://www.wildwolfminiatures.com

The "Office Queen" closed, by Wild Wolf Miniatures

The "Office Queen" open, by Wild Wolf Miniatures


Ruth Alves has been exhibiting at the Good Sam Show for as long as I can remember. This half scale (1:24) room, titled “Apartment Living”, is a lovely, comfortable place to live and to entertain friends. Photo by Connie Sauve.

"Apartment Living" by Ruth Alves

“The Winery Tasting Room” is presented by Judy Pick in one inch (1:12) scale for our enjoyment. The Tasting Room was built in the monthly Saturday classes held in Morgan Hill by The Mini-Cals and Through the Looking Glass. Judy says she learned a lot in those classes. Judy is also chairman of the free “Tools and Techniques” program at each Good Sam Show on Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Photo by Connie Sauve.

"The Winery Tasting Room" by Judy Pick

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nell Corkin, 2014 Academy Instructor

Nell Corkin, IGMA Fellow, has sent us pictures of what she will be teaching at our 2014 Good Sam Academy of Miniatures. This adorable cottage in 1:144 scale would be perfect as a stand alone piece or as a dollhouse in your 1:12 scale dollhouse. The battens (vertical strips of wood) shown on the front of the cottage will not be used at the Academy, but otherwise this is what her students will take home.

Look for Nell’s bio on her web site, http://www.nellcorkin.com to learn of her background, including working with such as Steven Spielberg. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Susie Overtoom

We just had to share this elegant roombox by Susan Overtoom of Susie O’s Dollhouses. The wallpaper is from Spain and was used in the White House Reception Room for Jackie Kennedy. Susie has been a dealer at the Good Sam Show for 3 years now, and may be reached at
Click on picture to enlarge.

I could live in this lovely room!


From our 2013 show exhibit area comes this delightful three-some of scenes in teacups. The “Crafty Divas” have created “Three 4 Tea in the Garden” for your enjoyment. The Crafty Divas are Laurel Doll, Karen Norman, and Julie McFate, who enjoy sharing ideas, creating.....and having tea! Click on pictures to enlarge. Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve.