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, October 25, 2014


We are in the process of preparing the 2014 Good Sam Show coverage to be published in the U.S. and abroad. The next couple of weeks, the Blog will be sharing a few of the Exhibits photographed at the 2013 Show. Interesting ideas abound! We will resume our regular Blog posts on Saturday, November 15. 

Celebrating Halloween!

In celebration of Halloween, here are a few miniature creations from Good Sam Show dealers. Click on any photo and it will enlarge.

Resin cast mouse in assorted poses and colors (3/8" to 1/4" long)
by Sylvia Mobley, an IGMA Fellow.
smobley377@gmail.com. Web: http://www.sylviamobley.com  
"Thorn Tree House" - IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley creates tiny structure about one-inch tall for a Haunted Village.
Adorable terry bear from Bridget McCarty's "Halloween Bear Collection." Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com
Halloween Cake House, 3-1/2" tall. Available finished and as a 1:12 scale wood kit by Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations. 3-1/2" tall. Email: ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com.  Web:  http://stewartdollhousecreations.com 
Interior view of the Halloween Cake House.

Exhibit: Autumn Fair Stand & Cauldron Kitchen

Marie Gattis, San Jose, CA exhibited the "Autumn Fair Stand" at last year's Good Sam Show. "This was a Mini-Cals Club project. Since the Fair was to be held in autumn, I decided to put a roof over mine, in case of rain."

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 8" wide, 9" deep and 7" tall.

Marie Gattis also exhibited the "Cauldron Kitchen." She tells us, "This exhibit was made from a JoAnn Swanson project as show in Dollhouse Miniatures magazine (October 2002)."

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 16" wide, 16" deep and 13" tall. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Dress Shop Take Over

"Dress Shop Take Over" in 1:12 scale was created by Anna McCuistion from Ceres, California (located in Stanislaus County).  It is filled with one-of-a-kind items made by Anna. This includes the "dresses, woven and filled baskets, filled bottles, hats, hat stands, jewelry and displays, dressed tables, etc." She adds, "I handmade the clothing and dressed the skeletons."

The exhibit is 16-1/2" wide, 9" deep, 10-3/8" tall. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Beginning Spirits

Karen Norman, Gilroy, California exhibited "Beginning Spirits" at last year's show. She cleverly created a delightful fall kitchen scene inside a lightweight and easy-to-carve craft pumpkin. Karen then decorated the exterior in autumn foliage, flowers and berries. She tells us, "This was my first mini adventure...I'm hooked! The mini-spirits have invaded my mini-brain."

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 12" wide, 12" deep and 12" high. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


We are in the process of preparing the 2014 Good Sam Show coverage to be published in the U.S. and abroad. The next few weeks of the Blog will be devoted to some of the Exhibits photographed at the 2013 Show. Interesting ideas abound! We will resume our regular Blog posts on Saturday, November 15. 

Exhibit: The Chocolate Mill

Ken Byers of Shaker Works West, San Francisco, CA exhibited "The Chocolate Mill" at the 2013 Good Sam Show. "This beat up old corn will was restored in 1906," Ken tells us. "It was converted to the first chocolate mill opened in San Francisco after the earthquake. This is an accurate reproduction of the mill as it stood when built." 

"The machinery represents actual chocolate processing equipment, which really hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. The water wheel is driven by real water, which drives the belt driven mixers inside." 

In 1:12 scale, it is 22" wide, 29" deep, and 20" tall. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Hittin' the Dusty Road

Connie Sauve, Stockton, CA exhibited "Hittin the Dusty Road" at the 2013 Good Sam Show. "The scene is set in the 1930's with a family escaping the dust bowl during the Great Depression. The metal truck was purchased at Home Goods. I aged the truck and used miniatures I had in my mini stash to fill it. I made a base for the truck with a dirt road and a barbed wire fence, which I made from scratch. I made all three of the figures."

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 16" wide, 10" deep, and 11" high.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's Show time, folks!

A long line waits for the doors to open at the 2013 Show.    

Attendees enjoy exhibits outside the showroom floor.
The Show room opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.    

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Good Sam is now on Facebook

The Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures now has a presence on Facebook. Do go and take a look. https://www.facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures

Dealer Sylvia Mobley - Figures, Animals, Collectibles

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley creates 1:12 scale porcelain dolls attired in silks, cottons and wools. She makes domestic dogs and cats, wild animals, and a line of resin creatures. The tiny structures in her Haunted Village and Christmas Village are about one-inch tall and have no scale. Email: smobley377@gmail.comWeb: http://www.sylviamobley.com. Blog: https://sylviamobley.blogspot.com

Reminder: Click on any photo and it will enlarge.

"Quiet Afternoon" in collaboration with Williamson Walton Marble. Nicole Walton-Marble is a furniture maker. Judee Williamson is a fabric expert.
Bobcat, raccoon, and black-footed ferret
Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Tiny Haunted Village, lighted.
Christmas Village with buildings 1/2" to 1-1/8" high. Sold separately or as display. 

To see more of Sylvia Mobley's work, go >here<.

Dealer Debbie Heard, D. Sierck Ltd. - Collectibles, Accessories & Furniture

Debbie Heard sells an ever-changing fine selection of miniatures from private collections and estate sales. She carries mainly artisan pieces and items no longer being produced. Everything on her table is of the highest quality. The photo below is of some of the merchandise Debbie will have available at this year's show. Email: fjdebbie@aol.com.

Some of the miniature items being offered at this year's Show. 

To see some of the miniatures that Debbie has carried on her table in the past, go >here<.

Dealer Bluette Meloney - Structures & Hand-painted Furniture

A nationally acclaimed IGMA Artisan in Faux Finishes, Bluette's 1:12 scale structures feature a wide range of faux finishes and trompe-l'oeil effects. She also offers unique hand-painted furniture. Shown here are some of the structures and furnishings that will be on her table. Her new book "The Miniature Renderings of Bluette Meloney" will be available at the Show. Email: miniatures@bluettemeloney.com. Web: http://bluettemeloney.com/

New hand-painted furniture created especially for the Good Sam Show.
The Pelt Merchant's Bedroom.
The prototype for Le Bon Marche. (Offered last year as a workshop at the Good Sam Academy.)
The Madinat al-Zahra de Cordoba, as finished by Bluette in a Ron Hubble workshop. 

To see more of Bluette Meloney's work, go >here<.