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.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Fond Farewell from the Keeper of the Blog

On New Year's Eve 2011, we introduced the Good Sam Show Blog. My son Michael Puff, the show photographer, designed the Blog. And, I have had the pleasure of maintaining it with weekly posts almost continuously since its inception.

At this time, I am retiring as the keeper of the Blog. At age 83, my goal is to spend more time in my garden.

It has been an amazing four years--working with so many talented and supportive miniature artists. Many thanks to all of you--our devoted Blog followers--for making it such a joyous adventure.

And remember--find your passion, and live it!
Martha Puff, Keeper of the Good Sam Blog

McTavish Toy Shoppe & Fairy Garden created by Martha Puff and son Michael Puff.

The Blog will remain here for your enjoyment. Please join us on Facebook.


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.