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, September 28, 2013

Additional Wednesday, Oct. 2 Blog

We will have an additional Blog this coming Wednesday (Oct 2) to share the work of more of the fabulous artisans attending the show. It is scheduled to appear at noon, Pacific Time.

Antique Furniture by Gideon Wolf, Wild Wolf Miniatures

Gideon Wolf of Wild Wolf Miniatures, Montana, handcrafts exceptional miniature antique furniture. He uses cherry, walnut, mahogany and a variety of woods and inlays for embellishment. In addition to several styles of antique desks, he makes a variety of tables, Queen Anne piano, and more.  gid-wolf@mtintouch.net, http://www.wildwolfminiatures.com    

Gideon Wolf of Wild Wolf Miniatures.   

Wooton Cabinet Secretary.
Wooton Cylinder Top Rotary Desk.
Davenport (British: a small writing desk with a hinged lid).
Ladies Desk. This is one of several styles offered.
Office chairs.
Side chairs.
Tilt Top Gaming Table.
Queen Anne Lowboy.
Drop Front Secretary with Display.
Montana Cedar Log Furniture.

Montana Cedar Log Furniture.

Vintage & Whimsy from Acme Anything!

Carol Carr, who sells as "Acme Anything!", has been a dealer at Good Sam since 1999. Her furniture and accessories are vintage in style, hand-painted and aged. Carol's dressed skeletons and pumpkin people are sure to delight. There is great whimsy and fantasy in her creations. ranchodonamona@earthlink.net

Antique metal buggy and potty chair. Vintage wash basin with accessories made by unknown artist, c1970.
Collection of Halloween miniatures. Photo taken on the floor at the 2012 Show.

Furniture & Accessories by Maritza Moran

Maritza Moran, Maritza Miniatures, is a master of interior design. She offers stylish Collections of unique furnishings in 1:12 scale. Her use of colors, fabrics and finishes is truly exceptional. Maritza and two others are the publishers of "Mini-ologie--Decorating Dollhouses with Beauty & Style" (published quarterly in print and on-line digital formats). maritza@maritzaminiatures.com, http://www.maritzaminiatures.com

Fall 2013 Mini-ologie. Many of Maritza's pieces as seen in this issue will be for sale only at Good Sam. Miniologie@aol.comhttp://www.miniologie.com/
Hand-painted silk pieces with a cozy, English cottage and/or French Farmhouse feel.
Formal French hand-painted silk chemise.
Maritza offers hand-painted side tables, cabinets, hutches and armoires.
French Country lace alcove bed (all in one, with shelves attached) as seen in Mini-ologie Fall 2013 Issue.
Painted Silk Settee (as seen in Fall 2013 Mini-ologie).

To see more of Maritza Moran’s work, go here.

Fabulous Kits from Lisa Engler, Lisa's Little Things

The ever-so-talented Lisa Engler of Lisa's Little Things designs the most delightful and detailed kits. Shown here is her Coffee Shop and various kits she offers for it. She also makes kits for Victorian ladies items and a travel trunk. Lisa's Sewing Shop floor-standing cabinets and counter cabinets are sure to delight. She offers these kits and much more. Don't miss her table at the show. lengmini@aol.com, http://www.lisaslittlethings.com/ 

Coffee Shop as completed by Lisa Engler.
"Bread Cart Kit" was inspired by the Coffee shop and comes without the bread fillers.
"Coffee and More Kit" was inspired by the Coffee Shop.
"Serve Yourself Kit" empty.
"Serve Yourself Kit" shown with bread filler. Bread does not come with kit.
"Feminine Grace Kit" was inspired by the glorious era of travel trunks.
"Napoleonic Influence Kit" is a truly lovely Victorian ladies travel case.
"Old World Charm Kit." Sewing cabinet from a bygone era. Shown outfitted.
"Fashionably Charmed Kit" (empty version). From the era when sewing for the family was an art.
"Domestic Goods Kit" sewing counter cabinet in white linen.
"Domestic Goods Kit" sewing counter cabinet in original dark wood.

At the Show: Exhibits

This week we are sharing two unique and imaginative miniature displays in the smaller scales. The first one is "Southwest Comfort" and was designed by Linda Skipper, Santa Clara, CA.  The second is "Modern Townhouse" and was made by Karen Thompson with the San Francisco Miniacs Club. Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

"Southwest Comfort" is in a mirrored glass box," Linda Skipper explains. "You can see in all three sides and the top. The mirror is at the back."  The exhibit is in quarter-scale. The box holding the house is 13-1/4 inches wide, 8-inches deep, and 9-inches high.

The "Modern Townhouse" was originally a CD holder. I got it at the Silent Auction at the Pot Luck last year," Karen Thompson tells us. "As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be my dream townhouse. The sort of place I'd want if I was rich enough to live in New York City. Hope you like it." The exhibit is one-half inch scale. It is 9-inches wide, 9-inches deep, and 24 inches tall.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Huge Estate Sale on Saturday in Morgan Hill, CA

Don't miss the gigantic 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estate Sale this Saturday (Sept 28) at our facility at 315 Digital Drive in Morgan Hill, CA. There are over 100 diverse lots with bargains galore. Included are structures, a train layout, and furniture for every room in the house and garden (mostly 1:12 scale). Here are a few more of the available miniatures.

Green Grocer Shop for Christmas Display or Railroad Town (Train Set), 1:12 scale.
 Ye Olde Bake Shoppe for Christmas Display or Railroad Town (Train Set), 1:12 scale
Formal rectangle dining room table with two arm chairs and two straight back chairs. Centerpiece and pretty dining service for four. Lot 47.
Very pretty miniature carousel about 8-inches tall.

For prior posted photos, go >HERE<

From Spain: Fine Furniture by Cristina Noriega

Cristina Noriega of Spain designs fine furniture in 1:12 scale. An IGMA Artisan, she also makes room boxes and replicas of pianos, clocks, and all kinds of apparatus. We are delighted that she is attending this year's show. noriegachris005@gmail.com,http://www.cristinanoriega.com

Chippendale Bookcase
Chippendale matching Cabinet
Louis XVI Table and Lacquered Chairs
Louis XVI matching Cabinet
Louis XVI Sideboard
Louis XVI Settee and Arm Chairs
Bureau plat Louis XVI
Marquetry commode Louis XVI
Regency Chaise
Victorian Dressing Table
Victorian Canopy Bed
Victorian Double Chair

To see more of Cristina Noriega's work, go here.

Books, Curiosities & Oddities from Pat Sweet, Bo Press

Pat Sweet sells as Bo Press Miniature Books. Her books come in two sizes--micro-miniature dollhouse scale under 1-inch, and miniature usually under 3-inches. She makes astronomical and philosophical instruments in miniature: pocket globes, orreries, tellurions. Pat also designs the occasional oddity like a vampire hunter's kit. Her work inspires curiosity and delight. bopress@charter.net, http://www.bopressminiaturebooks.com

Selection of Book Orreries.
"The Paris Tellurion" with candle reflector. "The Lizard Tellurion" which exhibits some novel features in its light source.
Chained Medieval Library Desk.
Medieval Standing Bookcase and Seat.
Selection of miniature books for the dollhouse.
Miniature book for dollhouse displayed open.
Medieval blank books.
Miniature 19th Century Vampire Hunter's Kit.  Contents: Four Bavarian maps, lift-out tray with mallet, stakes, bottle of holy water, cross, and more. The base holds compass, crowbar, hatchet, hand mirror, pistol, holy bible and journal (both blank).
Six classics of travel and exploration in a hollow book.
Medieval Drafting Table With Drawings and Tools.
Photo of Pat Smart, Bo Press Miniature Books.