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, June 30, 2012

At The Show - More on 2012 Workshops

We now have photographs of the featured workshop, "Teahouse of the Paper Moon" in 1" scale. It is full of the traditional details that tell the story of Chado--the tea ceremony. Taught by master builders Jon Fish and Larry Osborn of The Guys from Texas, the class is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8-10. Go to Good Sam "Featured Workshops" for details.

Photos are now available for the Friday Workshop (Class #11), "Early Victorian Fortune Teller Booth with an original Judith A. Orr Fortune Teller Doll." Go to Good Sam 2012 Friday Workshops for more details.

At the Show - Figures and Fantasy

Stephanie Blythe has been creating wonderful fantasy dolls--especially fairies--since 1977. It is her talent for sculpting and painting with attention to detail at such an intricate level that has made her such a success. Costumes utilize natural materials and bits of antique fabric, lace and trim. She has attended Good Sam the last four or five years. Look for Stephanie and her work at Sylvia Mobley's table. Figures are 1:12 scale. s.blythe@comcast.net, www.stephanieblythe.com
"Raspberries for Lunch." Fairy with butterfly wings in luxurious antique metallic fabrics holding antique millinery raspberries.
Three china painted porcelain art doll fairies with insect and sycamore wings.

Little girls love to dress up as a fairy princess in costumes with a touch of magic.
China painted porcelain fairy with hair, wings, clothing, and pod ride made from all natural materials.
"Dances with Rabbits." Babe in the Woods with rabbit by Sylvia Mobley. www.sylviamobley.com
"The Journey" - Hand-sculpted porcelain fantasy figure dressed in all natural materials (acorns, lichens, cicada wings).

At the Show - Miniature Shop

In business since 1975, Maria and John Fowler, Little Dollhouse Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, have been dealers at Good Sam for five years. They specialize in Canadian and international handcrafted miniature and stock many exclusives. Do stop by their table and take a look around.  info@thelittledollhousecompany.comwww.thelittledollhousecompany.com
Shabby chic pink cupboard, dressing table and chair by the multi-talented Twyla Charles. Exclusive.
Unique shabby chic artisan desk and chair.
Old style dollhouse bird cages handmade in Italy by Mini di Perluigi. Exclusive.
Designer Christmas Trees in silver, gold and blue. Ready for you to decorate.
Country Table overflowing with handcrafted vegetables, breads, and other delights by Twylla Charles. Exclusive.
Country sideboard overflowing with handcrafted vegetables, breads, and other delights by Twylla Charles. Exclusive.
One-of-a-kind country cupboard and old-fashioned wooden desk with cubbyholes. Coordinating desk chair.

At the Show - Animals, Stained Glass, Paintings

Sue Veeder is an IGMA Fellow in Animal Figures and has been a dealer at miniature shows since 1991. She specializes in hand-sculpted, hand-painted cats, dogs, stained glass window inserts, and miniature oil paintings. While Sue will not attend Good Sam in 2012, she has been a dealer the last three years. Photos are of 1:12 scale hand-crafted items.  sue_veeder@hotmail.com
Custom stained glass window.
Stained glass window insert. Adorable hand-sculpted cat and dog.
Delightful hand-sculpted cat.
Two interesting hand-sculpted cats.
Lake Michigan at the beach in February.
Original oil based on photo from Northern Wisconsin.
Prototype for landscape painting workshop, 2013 Chicago International Show.
 Landscape along the Maine coast.

At the Show - Fantasy, Furniture and Accessories

Since 2003, Joan Wheatley has attended Good Sam several times. She hand-paints distinctive 1:12 scale Dutch Hindeloopen folk art furniture and accessories. Her whimsical tree houses, collector's cases and display boxes are perfect for wee forest animals, miniature dolls and fairies. Joan will not be at the fall show, and sells through her website. joansweetrees@bellsouth.net, www.joansweetrees.com
One-of-a-kind collector case.
Anyone Home? A tiny tree house.
Dutch Hindeloopen hand-painted folk art cradle.
Hand-painted Dutch Hindeloopen chest.
Collection of large and small, round and oval, Hindeloopen boxes.

At the Show - Exhibits

This week's exhibit by Jay Kent entitled "Jay's Folly" is a diminutive and fanciful storybook structure. It has a steeply pitched shingle roof, round tower, fairytale chimney, leaded windows. and incongruous yellow shutters with matching door. On the inside, it has wonderful high ceilings, distressed wood beams, rustic wood floor, delightful handmade furniture, and great lighting. There is a lot to look at! Displayed at the 2008 Good Sam Show, the photographs are courtesy of Connie Sauve.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

At the Show - Figures

Viola Williams, Viola Dolls, is a passionate doll maker who has been a dealer at Good Sam in recent years. Her exquisitely dressed figures are porcelain and the lady dolls have 'real' eyelashes. While Viola will not be at Good Sam in 2012, she sells off her website.  dollsmini@aol.com, www.violasdolls.com
Adeline, a Victorian lady, in a stunning gown with gorgeous hat and parasol.
Jayne wears eye-catching Victorian walking attire.
Three beautifully attired Victorian ladies.
Jacqueline wears a white silk costume trimmed with vintage embroidered silk ribbon.
Bluette wears a pale silver-blue silk gown with overlaid lace.
Handsomely attired 1600s Tudor couple.