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.

Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations

In addition to offering a wide variety of kits and desserts for all the major Holidays, Ruth Stewart makes molds, doilies, rugs, and lots more. She works in both one-inch and quarter-scale. At the 2018 show, Ruth will be offering a Friday Workshop to make a 6-Layer Macaroon Cake.
Web: http://stewartdollhousecreations.com

Friday Workshop to make a 6-Layer Macaroon Cake
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Dealer Vicki Sanfield, Uncle Ciggie Miniatures

Vicki Sanfield created Proud Peacock for submission into the Barbara Marshall Award, which was at the Miniature Masterworks show. Created from the bottom up, it goes together like a puzzle, with a canopy for shade. Note: The "Barbara Marshall Award for Artistic Achievement" honors miniature artists who exceed the current standards of fine-scale miniature making.

Proud Peacock

Dealer Patrizia Santi, Italy

Patrizia Santi creates a wide range of modern ladies shoes, boots, and handsome handbags. She also makes modern day wooden furniture pieces--such as sideboards, cupboards, table and chairs, and wood desks.  Web: patriziasantiminiatures.com

Dealer Volker Arnold, Germany

Volker Arnold  designs beautiful and intricate wood art. Assisted by his daughter, he offers assembled nativity and other Holiday scenes and kits. Volker works in 1:12 scale, and the smaller 1:144 scale to 1:2000 scale. He specializes in paintable wooden shops, dioramas, and accessories. His designs, though quite simple to make, impress all those who see his projects. His patterns are sold as downloadable PDF files or on CDs. Web: www.vaholzkunst.de

This paintable Christmas diorama in 1:144" scale has more than sixty toys and two Christmas trees.
Lighted Alpine Christmas Village scene.
Girl's room and Christmas arch.

Dealer Teri Dine, Teri's Mini Workshop

Teri Dine carries a huge variety of unique handcrafted and reasonably priced 1:12 scale miniatures to outfit shops, room boxes, and dollhouses. There are products for the kitchen, bath, garden, pets, beauty parlor, soda fountain, hunting, fishing, sports and more.

Dealer Ellen Braby Books

Ellen Braby carries a marvelous selection of books to aid miniaturists in their creations. Subject matter includes architecture, decorating, room settings, and making miniatures. Also books covering periods of time and eras--such as Victorian, Tudor, Tiffany and Art Deco.

Dealer Layne Halliday, Layne's Fine Miniatures

Long-time dealer Layne Halliday handcrafts fine 1:12 scale furniture. Her extensive line includes tables, chairs, chests, desks, room boxes, and more. Layne uses exotic woods from around the world for her unique parquetry and marquetry. Her folding organ is sure to delight.
Web: http://www.laynesfineminiatures.com

Folding Organ

Dealer Silvia Leiner, Cinderella, Great Britain, formerly Germany

Silvia Leiner has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2005. Selling as Cinderella, she paints and dresses 1:12 scale porcelain dolls, and makes fashion accessories and boxed clothing. Silvia also specializes in German hand-painted Christmas decorations, toys in boxes, and carries German kitchen utensils and tools.  Web: wwww.cinderellaminiaturen.com

Dealer Sylvia Rountree, The Dolls Cobbler

Sylvia Rountree designs a fine selection of leather shoes and boots for women, men and children. She also creates colorful ballet slippers, Halloween and Christmas themed footwear, children's rain gear, leather luggage, carpetbags and more. There are always new items to surprise and entertain.
Web: http://www.dollscobbler.com

Little girl's pink raincoat, rain hat, and boots.
Hat box and Victorian boots.
Tapestry hand bags and shoes.
Handcrafted leather luggage on cart.

Exhibit: "Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe, Attorneys At Law." Created by Barbara Jones, the room box was built in 1978, refurbished and furnished for the 2017 show. The room box showcases Ferd Sobol’s Metamorphic Desk.

Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Brian "Rainbow Hand" and Kathy Tepper

Always reinventing themselves, the ever-so-talented Brian and Kathy Tepper have created an unconventional and vibrant "Career Birds" collection. Imaginative and playful, each creation is unique and innovative. Email: briantep@verizon.net.

Career Criminals
Lulu's Laundry
The Abstract Artist 
The Kitchen Staff

Dealer Jan Patrie  Autumn Leaf Studio, Nevada

IGMA Fellow Jan Patrie handcrafts realistic 1:12 scale food items, and makes all of her work tables and cutting boards. Her line includes main dishes, meats, fruits, vegetables, and fabulous French baguettes. Jan also creates food preparation worktables, hors d'oeuvres, and a wide variety of drinks. Web: www.autumnleafstudio.com

Beer and pizza on a handcrafted chopping block table.

Dealer Ginger Landon Siegel, New York

Ginger Landon Siegel, New York, offers dimensional scenes, nutcrackers, carousels and figures, kits and finished pieces, as well as hand-painted teapots and jewelry. She creates in 1-inch scale, 1/4" scale, and offers 1/144th scale micro mini kits as well as 3-dimensional scenes in kits or as finished pieces. She is offering two Friday workshops: Class #3-Carousel Locket and Class#4-Faux Stained Glass Chandelier. Web: www.picturetrail.com/gingerlandonsiegel

This charming 1/144 scale Winery is part of a series of tiny magnetized boxes. Giving the illusion of wine filled shelves, Ginger's dimensional techniques give life to this tiny scene.
Pink Carousel with six hand-cut 2-sided paper horses painted with Iridescent Dimensional Paints.
Friday Workshop: Faux Stained Glass Chandelier

Dealer Era Pearce, Arizona

IGMA Fellow Era Pearce specializes in one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale miniature flowers and plants. Her line includes carnivorous botanicals, cactus and succulent gardens, Wisteria vines, tropical plants, orchids, and unique floral arrangements. Era also creates in 1/2-inch scale and 1/4-inch scale. Web: www.pearceminiatures.com

Bog Garden in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Tish Tierney, Versailles Fashion Dolls, Florida

Tish Tierney has been making 1:12 scale porcelain dolls since 2012. Dolls are poured from various molds. She paints the faces with acrylic paint.  Costumes are researched and made with silks, other natural fabrics, and antique lace. Inspired by doll artist Dana Burton, she endeavors to give her dolls a realistic look and pose. Web: http://www.versaillesfashiondolls.com

Beautifully costumed porcelain ballerina in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Bobbie Johnson, Colorado

Bobbie Johnson creates unique 1:12 scale furniture, clothing and accessories with a vintage/shabby chic flair.  Her wide range of one-of-a-kind miniatures includes baby items, men's wear, hats and purses, loose clothing, and furniture. Email: bobbie.johnson12152@gmail.com

Antique stroller and vintage dolls with pastel bedding and laces in a shabby chic style.

Dealer Mzia Dsamia, New York

Mzia Dsamia creates elegantly attired figures, mannequins, garments, jewelry, lighting, hand-painted furniture, china and more. Her exquisite figures include an assortment of European Royalty from the 17th to 19th centuries. Residing in New York City since 1992, Mzia is a native of the Republic of Georgia (between Russia and Asia). Email: tbilisid@aim.com

Dressing to impress in hand-painted silk fabrics, 18th Century nobility clothing has the "wow" factor.

Elizabeth Murta, Betinha Murta Miniatures, Florida

Elizabeth Murta works in cold porcelain. She handcrafts 1:12 scale tea sets, dinner sets, plants, little shoes, fountains, cakes, sweets, chocolates, drinks, and more.  She also creates in 1:144 scale.

Cake with Gingerbread House, cookies and candy decorations. Whimsical Holiday teapot, plate, cup and saucer, and wooden spoon. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Phyllis Nishimori and Liz Aduan, Grandt Line Products

Grandt Line Products offers delightful 1:48 and 1:144" scale kits. Shown here is Grammy Fudge's Garden Goodies shop in 1/4-inch scale. Complete with lawn art, birdhouses, fountains, gazing balls, and an assortment of other fun items. Grandt Line is going out of business. Be sure to drop by their table to say "hello and goodbye." Web: http://www.grandtline.com

Grammy Fudge's Garden Goodies

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Carlene Brown, Something Special Miniatures

Carlene Brown creates a wide variety of Market Stalls and sideboards in 1:12 scale. Available empty or filled with items, themes include garden, seashore, Halloween, Christmas, and much more. She makes and sells various items to fill the stalls. In 2017, Carlene offered a Friday Workshop for students to make their own version of a European Market Stall. Email: petercar55@yahoo.com

Exquisite sideboard with a collection of "rooster" themed accessories and pillows. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets

Bridget McCarty has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2012. In addition to being a fine artist for Disney Parks Galleries, she creates an exceptional array of delightful one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale animals and fanciful characters. Her miniature pets are lifelike and full of personality. Bridget's charming scenes are imaginative and sure to delight. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com

This little white kitten and stuffed bear are hanging out in style on a Victorian inspired couch with lace and lovely patterns on display. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Laura Crain of Dollhouse Land, California

Laura Crain handcrafts imaginative food displays and innovative floral designs in 1:12 scale. Her distinctive decor for the major holidays and the four seasons is imaginative, eye-catching, and executed with great flair. Laura's designs are original, and of the highest quality. Email: lauracrain2@aol.com

Two magical springtime garden displays with roses, tulips, hyacinths, and more, 1:12 scale.

Shabby chic hallway table with one-of-a-kind floral arrangement, 1:12 scale.

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England

Karon Cunningham carries an exceptional selection of fine miniatures by leading international artists. Most items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited numbers. Go to Karon's website to see more of her available fine miniature collection. Web: http://karoncunningham.com.

Bacon Cupboard for a country farmhouse in 1:12 scale. Handcrafted by Jan and Paul Brownhill, Country Treasures, Staffordshire, U.K.

Dealer Grandt Line Products

Phyllis Nishimori and her sister Liz Aduan of Grandt Line Products offer delightful 1:48 and 1:144 scale project kits. Their small fantasyland designs are loaded with creativity and whimsy. Many kits are inspired by 1930s Disney movies and 1940s children books.  Web: http://www.grandtline.com

Grammy Fudge’s Garden Goodies in 1:48 scale.
Grammy Fudge’s Garden Goodies in 1:48 scale.

Dealer Judith D. Orias, Delightfully Small, California,

Judith Orias has attended the Good Sam show most years since 2004. She specializes in food and accessories. She created this bowl of 1:12 scale ripe Pomegranates, both whole and cut.

Dealer Gilbert "Gil" Mena, California

Gil Mena is an imaginative and innovative artist. He specializes in fine handcrafted furniture and oil paintings. Gil also creates an exceptional line of turnings. Shown here is Gil's oil reproduction of a famous painting by Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675), a French painter born in Rome. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Lola Renner of Lola Originals

For more than thirty years, Lola Renner has been creating an extensive line of tantalizing miniature food. A dealer at Good Sam the entire time, her range includes appetizers, fruit, gourmet food, seasonal and Holiday candies and treats. Her wedding cakes are fabulous, and her desserts amazing. Web: www.lola-originals.com

Fruit platter and cupcake duo in 1:12 scale. The fruit platter includes a pineapple with leaves applied one-at-a-time.

Dealer Jim Larson of Jim Larson Designs, Washington

Jim Larson created an "Old Meets New" with his stunning modern-day butcher-block table and scream cart in 1:12 scale. Jim has an "If no one else is doing it, I'm going to" when it comes to designing his miniatures.

Friday, July 6, 2018

2018 Show Preview

We will be previewing the 2018 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures dealers with weekly posts each Friday until the show weekend.  Enjoy and plan on joining us in October!

Dealer Carla Gaustad, California

Carla Gaustad specializes in one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale handcrafted miniatures by fine international and U.S. artisans. Twice a year, Carla shops at a leading international dollhouse festival in the U.K. where she buys unique craftsmen pieces to sell to miniature enthusiasts at top shows here in the U.S.
This Victorian doll in a beautiful lace gown is by Gale Elena Bantock, England.

Dealer Takumi Takanashi, Japan

Takumi Takanashi as been a dealer at Good Sam since 2012. She specializes in one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale furred animals. Her work is exquisite, and her dogs, cats and wildlife figures sell out quickly. Web: http://www.minimalxanimal.com

Dealer Valeria Bonomi, Graffialuna, Italy

Valeria Bonomi, Graffialuna, Italy, designs fashionable ladies handbags, trendy high heel sandals and boots, and stylish hats on stands. She also makes chic designer sunglasses, wallets, diaries that open, and more.  Web: http://www.graffialuna.com
Shown here are Valeria's butterfly shoes with black/gold purse.

Dealer Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Arizona

IGMA Artisan Lynn O'Shaughnessy, sells as Jewelry & More. In addition to lovely miniature jewelry, she designs eyeglasses, bath and boudoir accessories, and more. She also offers natural gemstones and shells. Lynn will be offering two workshops: Class #10: Seashell Collection in Laser-cut Shadowbox. Class #11: Tiny Turquoise Necklace with Sterling Silver Accents.

Dealer Marty and Lisa Stark, Lilliput Land

Marty and Lisa Stark offer fine handcrafted dollhouse miniatures in 1:12 scale by world-renowned artisans. The Starks can also duplicate furniture from any picture sent into miniature dollhouse or room box furniture. Their website reflects a continued effort to find new, beautiful, and unique dollhouse miniature furniture. Web: www.lilliputland.com
Shown here is a handcrafted and hand-painted 1:12 scale dulcimer with stool.

Dealer Valerie Anne Casson, France

The versatile Valerie Anne Casson offers unique furniture, accessories, and toys. She handcrafts unique ceramic teapots, pitchers, and figures. She designs stunning upholstered French benches, silk tuffets, and delightful dressed mannequins. Valerie also produces wall paintings, lovely vanity toys, hand-painted toys and more.  Web: www.valeriecasson.com
Shown here are a hand-painted cupboard, side table, bookshelf, and toys.

Dealer Paula Gilhooley, Creations by Paula Gilhooley, Inc.

Paula Gilhooley specializes in Orchids, making over 100 different varieties. Her wide range of 1:12 scale and 1:24 scale flowers and floral arrangements include flower kits, flowers in planters, succulents in pots, and potting tables. She also creates food preparation tables, as well as assortments of cheeses and salami.
A rustic cheese table featuring a wide variety of Paula's handcrafted cheeses, handmade bread, and salami.
A table featuring olives and certainly extra virgin olive oil.

Dealer Jack Cashmere, Cashmere's Collectables

Jack Cashmere of Cashmere's Collectables specializes in exceptional 1:12 scale porcelain collectables. He designs colorful majolica plates, vases and tureens, with or without detailed three-dimension fruit and flowers. He makes exquisite Staffordshire figures, Wedgewood style vases, and more.  Web: http://cashmerecollectables.com
Shown here are two blue plates, one Chinese and one 17th Century English trade.

Two gorgeous majolica vases with applied flowers and foliage based on French styles.

Dealer Peg Puckett, Peg's Dollhouse

Long-time dealer Peg Puckett offers unique 1-inch, 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch scale miniatures. Many of her selections are from estate sales, which is one of her specialties. Peg has owned a miniature shop since 1982. Recently, she moved to a new location and sells in a shop next to her home.
Popcorn Cart
Gas Pump

Dealer Leonard Kuras, Rustall

Rustall is an easy to use four step weathering wash process designed to simulate a random, natural rust effect on 1:12  scale miniatures. Also used for scale model tanks, model trains, trackside junk, scale autos or trucks. Rustall will simulate rust on styrene, metal, cast resin and even paper.
Rusted vintage truck.

Rusted and aged vintage gas station.