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, July 28, 2012

At the Show - Doll artist from Spain

This week's blog introduces four dealers who will be at the Good Sam Show in October. Two are fine miniature artists from Spain. Another makes delightful animals and more. The last dealer creates an eye-catching line of miniature kits.

Maria Jose Santos of Spain has been making figures for 15 years. Doing business as Carabosse Dolls, she creates distinctive 1:12 scale porcelain period dolls and ballerinas from her own sculptures. We are delighted to have Maria as a dealer at this year's Show. mail@carabosse-dolls.com, www.carabosse-dolls.com
Hungarian Princess: character from the ballet Swan Lake.
France: girl in a costume from the end of the 1870's decade.

Sadie: odalisque inspired by American belly dancer Sadie.

Yuna: Japanese woman in "Junihitoe", a court dress from the Heian period.

At the Show - Furniture artist from Spain

IGMA Artisan Cristina Noriega of Spain has been designing exceptional 1:12 scale furniture in all styles and periods for fifteen years. She also makes outstanding room boxes and replicas of all kinds of apparatus. A dealer at the 2011 Show, we are pleased that Cristina is returning to Good Sam this year.
noriegachris005@gmail.com, http://www.cristinanoriega.com
Dressing Table
Carlton House Desk
Chippendale Sideboard
Floral  Marquetry Clock
Provenzal Sideboard
Provenzal Wardrobe
Grand Piano

At the Show - Animals and More

Bridget McCarty specializes in one-of-a-kind and limited edition furry animals and pets. She also makes a few dolls and special scenes that incorporate her pets. In 2011, Bridget was a dealer at Good Sam for the first time. Look for her table at this year's show.  www.bridgetmccarty.com, bridgetmccarty.blogspot.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miniature-Pets-By-Bridget-McCarty/133772454555#
Bridget's take on the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and March Hare from Alice in Wonderland.
A Mad Tea Party scene with the March Hare and a Dormouse (Alice in Wonderland).
Painting the Roses red. From Alice in Wonderland.
The White Rabbit is late for a very important date! From Alice in Wonderland.
Yorkie anticipating mom coming home.
Yorkies keeping themselves warm in bed.
Vampire bat kitty. Better known as "Batcat!"

At the Show - Kits

Carol and Tomas Kubrican, True2Scale Dollhouse Miniatures, are new to Good Sam this year. They design and create unique kits: glitter houses, dessert towers, cupcake wrappers, decals for dishes and more. The Kubricans are beginning to branch out into smaller scales and like to incorporate LED lighting into items. www.true2scale.com, www.true2scale.blogspot.com
1:24 scale Glitter Snow Village Kit with barn, farmhouse, church, school and cottage.
Green stripe dessert tower kit. Cupcake wrapper kits sold separately.
Halloween Glitter Haunted House Kit in 1:144 scale with LED light.
New: Eiffel Tower display kits for soaps and chocolates. The kit will be available in 1/12, 1/24, and 1/48 scales.
La Boutique Bleue. Upcoming shop window vignette kit and French-themed accessory kits to complete it. French blue pillow kits available.
New: Fancy decals and dishes for quarter-scale settings.

At the Show - Exhibits

This week's exhibits were created by IGMA Fellow Connie Sauve, doll maker and lifelong miniaturist. She is a member of the Good Sam Show Committee and is our new 2012 Exhibit Chairman. To see more of Connie's miniature scenes, look under My Miniatures on her website. www.thechinadoll.com

Casa del Sole in 1:12 scale was exhibited at the 2010 and 2011 Good Sam Shows. This is a project Connie made in a Bluette Meloney workshop. While Bluette's was Spanish in style, Connie decided to make hers Italian. Additional photos are available on her website.

Rosita's Cantina was exhibited at the 2008 Good Sam Show. It is an enchanting Bill Lankford design in 1:24 scale. A large, handsome structure, it has stone and stucco walls, a rusty metal roof, and tropical landscaping. More photos can be seen on Connie's website.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

At the Show - Accessories

This week's blog presents the work of the talented Lori Ann Potts of Vancouver, British Columbia. An IGMA Fellow, she describes the majority of her work as vintage "lifestyle representation" inspired by late 1800s and early 1900s fashions. Larrianne's Small Wonders shop in Ventura, CA is the exclusive retailer for Lori Ann's entire line of women's and men's finery. They share a table at Good Sam.

Lori Ann makes fabulous jewelry, elegant hats, fashionable women's and gentlemen's apparel with timeless elegance and style. Her shop tables, cupboards and displays are filled to overflowing with fabrics, trims and accessories. She works in 1:12 scale, 1:48 scale, and offers some kits. Email:  mustardseed@uniserve.com. Web: http://stores.ebay.com/Lori-Ann-Potts-Miniature-Arts

Beautifully detailed vintage dress.
Brilliantly detailed lady's travel tote.
Stunning burgundy hat on custom hat stand.
Fabulous collection of women's purses. Sold separately.
Shop display of women's shoes, purses, and more.
Original necklaces and broaches on custom display stands. Lori Ann often uses vintage rhinestones and genuine gemstones in her jewelry.
Unique necklaces designed by Lori Ann on custom display stands.
More brilliant one-of-a-kind women's necklaces on custom display stands.
Beautiful little jewelry box.
Jeweled ladies hand mirrors.
Stylish "Peacock" kit with assorted sizes of boxes, two hatboxes, and two sizes of shopping bags.
Dressing layout of men's attire on Bespaq chair.

Gentleman's Tuxedo (c1910).
Three gentlemen's suit jackets on display stands. Adapted from original patterns.

Gentleman's blue suit with vest.

Display of men's shirt and tie combinations.