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 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.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from the Good Sam Show Committee!

Lew & Barbara Kummerow specialize in exquisite stained glass Tiffany lamps and screens, delightful toy theaters, holiday items, 1/144th scale houses and furniture and toys.  They offer 1-inch, quarter-scale, 1:144th scale, and micro-mini scale.

The Kummerows presented their "Lincoln Speech" at the 2017 show.  Be on the lookout for new designs at this year's show.
Beginning this week, we will be featuring dealers attending the 2018 show in weekly Friday posts.