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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fall Season & Halloween

The Fall Season and Halloween are in the air. The Christmas season will not be far behind. Here are a few Fall offerings and Halloween Collectibles from dealers at the 2017 Good Sam Show. Click on any photo, and it will enlarge.

Look for the Good Sam Show Christmas Blog and Facebook to be posted in late November.

Dealer: Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets

Bridget McCarty creates one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale animals, fanciful characters, and delightful imaginative scenes that are sure to delight. She always has fun new pieces to share. Custom orders are welcome. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com. Blog: http://bridgetmccarty.blogspot.com, Facebook: Miniature Pets by Bridget

"The tiny white cats for Halloween have been very popular," Bridget tells us. "Cats with hats are always a favorite."

Cauldron cat is enjoying his new mouse catch, even though his Witch mom has fallen into her own stew.
 In this Pumpkin Man scene, each hand carved head has a tiny flickering light to add a spooky mood. A spider web tablecloth decorates the table.

To see more Bridget McCarty work, go >here<.

Dealer Barbara Ann Meyer: New Items in 2017

Barbara Ann Meyer, mini-gems, sculpts miniature figures, which are then reproduced in metal, and hand-painted. She works primarily in quarter-scale. Besides animals, she makes little figures and figurines that can be used in any scale. Email: BarbaraSwee@aol.com. Web: http://www.mini-gems.com

To see more Barbara Ann Meyer work, go >here<.

Dealer Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land: Florals & Food

Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land, handcrafts exceptional floral designs and food displays in 1:12 scale. Her ingenious decor for all of the major holidays and the four seasons is sure to delight. Laura's creations are imaginative, eye-catching and of the highest quality. lauracrain2@aol.com

An elegant floral holiday arrangement in 1/12 scale.

Fabulous floral arrangement in full-size, not miniature. Laura does both.

Bountiful fall harvest country table.

"I love making big beautiful florals in miniature," Laura says. "I get to use 39 years of experience in making big florals to create minis.

To see more of Laura Crain's work, go >here<.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's Show time!

It's Good Sam Show Time!  The 42nd Annual Showcase of Miniatures is this weekend.  Join us!

104 Dealers setting up their tables!

The show floor is open!

The following 3 photos are of the exhibit area outside the show room.  There are wonderful creations to be seen created by local miniaturists.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Show Previews

Preview photos of artisans and dealers attending the 2017 Good Sam Show.

Bluette Meloney Estate
Original creations and fine miniatures from the collection of IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney will be offered for sale. 

Carol Sherry Miniatures
Carol Sherry Miniatures focuses exclusively on whimsical miniatures, with a preference for 1:12 scale. She offers punch needle kits and finished rugs, hand-painted and handmade furniture and accessories.
Designers like MacKenzie-Childs inspire her to try unusual color combinations and patterns.    

Jane Harrop, U.K.
Jane Harrop
offers kits in three scales, one inch, half-inch and quarter-inch, as well as some made-up pieces. Shown here is her quarter-scale ‘Garden pocket shop’ kit. Jane has been making miniatures for 23 years and has written four books on the subject. She regularly teaches classes and workshops to miniatures enthusiasts.    

Monday, October 2, 2017

2017 Show Previews

Preview photos of artisans and dealers attending the 2017 Good Sam Show.

Suzanne & Andrew's Miniatures
Larson-Tamburo and Andy Tamburo offer 1/4-inch scale structure kits of their own design, plus 1/4-inch scale furniture and accessories.    

Creations by Paula Gilhooley Inc.
Paula Gilhooley creates miniature flowers, flower arrangements, flower kits, and food tables in 1:12 scale. 

Hong McKinsey offers finished petit-point pieces and petit-point kits, 1-inch scale and half-inch scale furniture and accessories.