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, December 26, 2015

Happy New Year from the Good Sam Committee

May the New Year be all we can wish for, in our miniature world and in the world at large. 

Cheers! by IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman Kane.

We  hope you can join us in person at the 2016 Good Sam Show. It is being held October 8-9, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California. To keep informed, go to http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Holidays from the Good Sam Committee

To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, we are delighted to share some Holiday themed miniatures created by Good Sam Show dealers. May the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season stay with you throughout the coming year.

All miniatures are 1:12 scale, unless otherwise stated.

The Snow Queen.

By doll artist Stephanie Blythe. She creates imaginative figures inspired by fairy tales and fantasy, charming Babes in the Woods merbabies and more. 

Father Frost, approximately 12-inches tall, by Natasha Beshenkovsky

Victorian Xmas, 1:12 scale, by Natasha Beshenkovsky

Christmas Ornament, 1:12 scale, by Natasha Beshenkovsky

Snow Maiden, approximately 12-inches tall.
By Natasha Beshenkovsky, Natasha Fine Miniatures. Playful and elegant small sculptures of painted wood. The three-dimensional effect is created by assembling flat panels of wood at different angles. The result resembles origami. 

Lovely Christmas floral arrangement by Janice Kimbro. She takes great pride in the authenticity of her work. Shows only.

Delightful Christmas Scene with Catty Claus. It graced the cover of the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine, by Bridget McCarty
Beautiful Christmas Stall in gold and white Christmas stall. It lights up and sparkles, by Bridget McCarty

Festive holiday Maltese dog characters for Christmas.By Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets. She makes miniature pets and scenes for them to go into. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com

Santa with reindeer, rabbits and raccoons, by Sylvia Mobley
Christmas Village with buildings 1/2" to about 1-1/8" tall. Sold separately or as a display. While lights are not provided, all structures can be lighted, by Sylvia Mobley
Tiny Christmas Cottages, shown lighted at nightby Sylvia Mobley
Lighted tree houses and Christmas tree for wee Village.
An IGMA Fellow, Sylvia Mobley creates porcelain figures, wild animals, domestic cats and dogs, and a line of resin figures. Her diminutive Christmas Village and Haunted Village are designed as decorations for a 1:12 scale setting. 

Russian (18/19th century) hand-painted and carved sleigh with scenes and classical figures by IGMA Artisan Cristina Noriega, Spain. She designs fine handcrafted 1:12 scale furniture in several styles and periods. Email: noriegacris005@gmail.com. Web: http://www.cristinanoriega.com

"Santa Napping" oil on board. Image size 3" x 2". Framed in a fine wood miniature frame.
By IGMA Fellow Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature. 
Email: microangelo@earthlink.net.

Happy Penguin Igloo Cake, 1:12 scale, by Ruth Stewart

3D Printed Statues: Lucy, Peeing Boy, the Three Graces, bust by Sforza, and a pair of love swans. 1:48 scale, by Ruth Stewart

Santa’s Retreat, 144th scale, by Ruth Stewart

Santa’s Retreat, 144th scale, by Ruth Stewart

Swirl Christmas Cake, 1:12 scale.Ruth Stewart of Stewart Dollhouse Creations. In addition to offering a wide variety of kits and desserts for all the major Holidays, Ruth makes molds, doilies, rugs, and lots more. She works in both one-inch and quarter-scale. Email: ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com. Web: http://stewartdollhousecreations.com

One-of-a-kind furred white Samoyed sled dog by Takumi Takanashi, Japan. She makes dogs, cats, wildlife figure and more. Her work is splendid and she sells out quickly. Email: Takumi@minimalxanimal.com. Web: http://www.minimalxanimal.com

Quarter-scale Advent Calendar of an old-fashioned European village by Jon Fish, The Guys from Texas, U.S. From left-to-right: A chocolate shop, bakery, three tall houses, church, two short houses, and garden pavilion. An Amsterdam-inspired Synagogue can replace the church. In quarter-scale, it folds down inside a box. Designed to accept standard LED tea lights.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Photos from 2015 Good Sam Show

We are delighted to share a few of the photos taken by the Good Sam Show photographer at this year's show. For more show coverage in various miniature magazines, go to:  Miniaturas-Spain (Nov 2015 issue), Dollhouse Miniatures magazine (Jan-Feb 2016), Miniature Collector (Feb 2016), and DollsHouse World, U.K. 

All miniatures are 1:12 scale.

Silver Lock Box with working lock by Silversmith Peter Acquisto in collaboration with Henny Staring-Egberts, Portugal. Peter creates impressive miniature silver masterpieces. Henny specializes in hand-painted porcelain after authentic examples from the 17th and 18th century."

Peter Acquisto, Acquisto, Silver Co. Email: Minisilver@aol.com. Web: http://www.AcquistoSilver.com. Henny Staring-Egberts. Email: info@ceramic-miniatures.nl. Web: http://ceramic-miniatures.com 

One-of-a-kind Steampunk tricycle by Janice Kimbro

Floral arrangement by Janice Kimbro, Jan's Flower Shop & More. Shows only.

Herb Cabinet and wood bowl handcrafted by Charles Harville, Sir Tom Thumb.

A "Clowder" (group) of handcrafted cats by Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com 

Settee upholstered in white silk with hand-painted flowers. Chairs upholstered in gold silk with hand-painted flowers. The silk throw pillows are handmade and hand-painted.  By Maritza Moran.

Hand-painted Secretary and Iron Bed.  By Maritza Moran Miniatures. 

Large stained glass panel handcrafted by Barbara Sabia. Exotic feathered peacock by her daughter Karen Renee. Email: minis@barbarasabia.com. Web: http://www.barbarasabia.com

"Cozy Cabin" oil on silk by Barbara Stanton. Image size 3" x 2-1/4" 
"Rainbows on the Beach" (Girl on beach) oil on board. Image size 3" x 4".
By Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature. Email: microangelo@earthlink.net

One-of-a-kind furred Wild Wolf by Takumi Takanashi.

Handcrafted furred figure of a Skunk by Takumi Takanashi.

Splendid one-of-a-kind furred Police dog.
By Takumi Takanashi, Japan. Email: Takumi@minimalxanimal.com

In-Out Light about 2.5-inches tall, by Peter Tucker.

Atom light with 3 LEDs. About 6.5" tall, by Peter Tucker

Sails/light sculpture on stone base.  By Peter Tucker, Roomboxes Etc., Canada. 

Two story cottage with hand-cut cedar shake roof and glass copper-trimmed windows, by Mel Yost.

Rustic handcrafted table and chairs.
By Mel Yost, Mel's Miniatures. Email:  melvinjanet@aol.com

Don't miss the Good Sam upcoming Small Scale Gallery (February 2016) and Accessories & Collectibles Gallery (March 2016) in American Miniaturist magazine. To order copies or obtain a subscription, phone toll free: 1-866-606-6587 or email: info@americanminiaturist.com.

Our Holiday Blog will be posted Saturday, December 12.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2015 Good Sam Show coverage: Miniaturas, Spain

Special thanks to our good friend Madelva Fernandez for the fabulous 2015 Good Sam Show coverage in the November 2015 issue of Miniaturas magazine, Spain.

Click any photo to enlarge it.

For subscription information to this very beautiful Spanish language miniature magazine, go to:
http://www.miniaturasrevista.com or contact Madelva Fernandez, email: miniat@arrakis.es

Our next post is scheduled for Saturday, November 28.