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, March 31, 2017

Dealer Stephanie Blythe: Fine Art Figures & Fantasy

Stephanie Blythe is a long-time member of NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists). Her fine art porcelain figures are based on fairy tales, fairies, Babes in the Woods, merbabies, and more. Her intricate costumes utilize natural materials, bits of antique fabric, lace and trims. She shares a table with Sylvia Mobley. s.blythe@comcast.net, www.stephanieblythe.com

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Odalisques in a harem. Porcelain by Sylvia Mobley, china-painted and dressed by Stephanie in antique textiles. She made the jewelry with Swarovski crystals, tiny pearls and metal balls flattened with a hammer. Many of the textiles are over-dyed. The ottoman was made using antique fabric from an old paisley shawl. She also made all the pillows. 

Mermaid in shell.

To see more of Stephanie Blythe's creations, go >Here<.

Dealer Bobbie Johnson: Vintage/Shabby Chic Furniture, Clothing, Accessories

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

Lovely 1800s cream-colored rocker and footstool.
Stand shows bobbin lace being made.

To see more of Bobbie Johnson's work, go >Here<.

Dealer Elizabeth Murta: Tea & Dinner Sets, Deserts, Plants, Shoes & More

From Brazil, Elizabeth Murta sells as Betinha Murta Miniatures, and now lives in Orlando, Florida. Working 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. Email: elizabeth_murta@yahoo.com  Blog: betinhamurtaminiatures.blogspot.com

Winnie the Pooh inspired cakes.

Fanciful cakes.

Selection of handcrafted shoes.

Dealer Pat Richmond, Twin Heart: Flowers & Food

Selling as Twin Heart, Pat Richmond offers a wide range of reasonably priced realistic 1:12 scale produce and plants. Her flowering plants and spring bulbs are available either in full bloom or with buds almost ready to open. She always has new and different work available. pat@twinheart.com, http://www.twinheart.com

To see more of Pat Richmond's work, go >Here<.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Dealer Carla Gaustad: Collectibles & Figures

Carla Gaustad, Lake Forest, California, carries exceptional miniatures from outstanding international artisans. She sells at shows only. Twice a year, Carla attends a major international show in England to buy one-of-a-kind craftsmen pieces. Her table is sure to delight. Tel: 949-768-5636. Email: jgaustad1@cox.net

To see past offerings from Carla's table, go >here<.

Dealer Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land: Florals, Food & Hand-Painted Furniture

Laura Crain offers innovative 1:12 scale handcrafted floral designs, food displays, and hand-painted and faux-finished pieces. Her vintage shabby chic style of furniture greatly compliments her floral displays. Be sure to stop by her table at this year's show. lauracrain2@aol.com

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

Dealer Jack Cashmere: Porcelain 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 also makes exquisite Staffordshire figures, Wedgewood style vases, and more.  Email: JackCashmere@aol.com, Web: http://cashmerecollectables.com

To see more Jack Cashmere's designs, go >here<.

Dealer Robin Betterley's Miniatures: Kits

Robin Betterley’s Miniatures specializes in unique kits combining art and laser to create special vignettes, furniture and 1/4” houses and displays. The latest collections include Secret Houses, Wonkie Houses, Holiday Vignettes, Secret Books and Petalstone, the most current 1/4” house with furniture and accessories. Most recently, they added "A Little Merry" 1/4" peddler wagon and horse kit to their line. Email: taryn@robinbetterley.com Web: www.robinbetterley.com

"A Little Merry" peddler wagon with horse, 1/4" scale.

Dealer Gilbert Mena: Fine Furniture, Paintings & Turnings

The imaginative and innovative Gilbert "Gil" Mena specializes in exceptional 1:12 scale handcrafted furniture and oil paintings. He also creates an eye-catching line of handsome turnings. His superbly outfitted cabinets and sideboards are beautifully detailed. Email: botanoshen@yahoo.com

To see more of Gil Mena's designs, go >here<.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dealer Bridget McCarty: Miniature Pets & More

Bridget McCarty hand sculpts 1:12 scale dogs, cats, and other small animals loaded with personality. She also makes fanciful characters and imaginative scenes. No matter the season or Holiday, Bridget always has something enchanting to share. aliceinteacup@yahoo.com, http://www.bridgetmccarty.com, http://bridgetmccarty.blogspot.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miniature-Pets-By-Bridget-McCarty/133772454555#

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, March 17

Goldie is a golden retriever inside her custom doghouse. 

For Easter, silver and white Bunny riding bike, along with Hen and Easter baskets.

Wee Wizard of Oz mice, 1.2" tall. Sitting on a base of Poppy Flowers.

Valentine Day frogs enjoying an afternoon cup of tea.

To see more of Bridget's designs, go >here<.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Good Sam Show

Come and join us in person at the 42nd Annual Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures. It is scheduled for October 7th and 8th, 2017. Each year, Good Sam 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. You can easily spend a whole day shopping for exquisitely crafted miniatures from 1:12 scale down to 1:144 scale.

Show Location: Doubletree Hotel San Jose (1/2 Mile from San Jose International Airport), 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA - (408) 453-4000

The show includes a popular White Elephant Sale, Silent Auction, and Drawing for Dealer Donations. Prior to the opening of the show on Sunday, there is a well-attended free Tools & Techniques program. There will be free children's classes, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

The 2017 Dealers List has been posted on our website.  Click on the Dealers tab to see the exciting list of returning and new dealers this year.  Please click the Dealers Gallery button to see photos.

We will let you know when the Friday Workshops and Monday Academy Classes are announced on our website, http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net.

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Look for regular Saturday blog posts now until show time, unless otherwise stated on the blog.

The crowd gathers to enter the 2016 Good Sam Show