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, December 16, 2017

Holiday Themed Miniatures

Here are more Holiday themed miniatures created by Good Sam Show dealers.  All miniatures are 1:12 scale, unless otherwise stated. Look for the next Good Sam Show Christmas Blog and Facebook to be posted on Saturday, December 23.

Dealer Paula Gilhooley, Creations by Paula Gilhooley, Inc.

Paula Gilhooley creates a wide range of 1:12 scale and 1:24 scale flowers and floral arrangements. She specializes in Orchids making over 100 different varieties. Her line includes flower kits, flowers in planters, succulents in pots, and potting tables. Paula also makes food preparation tables, assortments and platters of cheeses, salami, plus more. PKG72@optonline.net


Elegant holiday floral arrangement in 1:12 scale.
To see more of her work, go >here<.


Dealer Dollmaker Debra Hammond

Debra Hammond, Charleston, South Carolina has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2008.  She specializes in porcelain dolls in one-inch scale and half-inch scale. She also carries some fine handcrafted wood furniture. debrasisland@gmail.com

Trio of handcrafted Santa's Elves in 1:12 scale.
To see more of her work, go >here<.


Dealer Julia Stewart, Aristocratic Attic

Julia Stewart designs Ballet tutus, gowns, hats, purses, Christmas trees and wreaths, and Halloween items. In 2018, Julia is offering an Academy workshop on Monday to dress a mannequin in a burlesque costume and make a mad hatter hat to match. Email: jthoreson77@gmail.com   Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/aristocraticatticco

Christmas scene with an "Under the Sea" theme for the Christmas Tree, Wreath, and holiday decorations.

Gold Christmas tree covered in jeweled red teacups, jeweled red turtles, jeweled snowflakes, ornaments, and jeweled bows in quaint Santa mug. Shown with a ballerina mannequin and filled toy box.
To see more of her work, go >here<.


Dealer Sylvia Rountree, The Dolls Cobbler - Shoemaker

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Rountree handcrafts 1:12 scale footwear including shoes and boots, ballet slippers, and colorful children's rain gear. She offers fishing waders, fireman's boots, wellies, leather luggage, and exquisite carpetbags. Sylvia makes a Steampunk line, witches shoes, pirate boots, fanciful Elf Shoes, leather luggage, and lovely carpetbags. In addition, she carries ladies' hats and accessories by Carol Olson. Web: http://www.DollsCobbler.com

Elf Shoes
To see more of her work, go >here<.


Dealer Jasmin Schwarz, Itty Bitty Bits and Bobs

Jasmin Schwarz specializes in 1" and quarter-scale rustic boule (French Breads) and pies, toadstools, a variety of mushrooms in rustic baskets, delightful Fairy ring bundt cakes, pumpkins with vines, cupcakes, chocolate bunnies, cookies, macaroons, and more. Email:
bittybitsandbobs@gmail.com    Web: http://www.bittybitsandbobs.etsy.com

Celebration cake and Gingerbread House.

Traditional Holiday "Yule log" (or bûche de Noël).
To see more of her work, go >here<.


Dealer Sylvia Mobley: Porcelain Dolls, Animals & Collectibles

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley makes marvelous 1:12 scale porcelain dolls, cats, dogs, wild animals and resin creatures. She also makes 1:12 scale doll kits which include porcelain head, arms, and legs, 
plus instructions to make a wire armature and cloth body. All porcelain is painted with china paints. Sylvia makes a delightful Christmas Village and a wee Haunted Village about 1-inch tall. Structures sold separately. Visit Sylvia's website to see more of her work. pinerose@dishmail.net, www.sylviamobley.com

Santa with reindeer, rabbits and raccoons. 1:12 scale.

Christmas Village with buildings 1/2" to about 1-1/8" tall. Sold separately or as a display. While lights are not provided, all structures can be lighted.



To see more of her work, go >here<.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Creations for the Holidays

Dealer Takumi Takanashi, Japan: Furred Animals

Takumi Takanashi from Japan makes superb one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale furred dogs, cats and wildlife figures. Her work is exceptional, and she sells out quickly.  Be sure to stop by her table
and take a look. Email: Takumi@minimalxanimal.com.  Web: http://www.minimalxanimal.com

Pair of furred dogs with handcrafted lighted bamboo Christmas Tree, decorated with seashell ornaments.
Furred cat, with handcrafted cat bed, Christmas Tree and Wreath.
To see more of Takumi's work, go >here<.

Dealer Volker Arnold, Germany

From Germany, the talented Volker Arnold creates beautiful and intricate wood art. Assisted by his daughter Lisa, Volker offers assembled nativity and other Holiday scenes and kits in 1:12 scale and the smaller 1:144 Scale to 1:2000 Scale. His designs, though quite simple to make, impress all those who see his projects. His patterns are sold as downloadable PDF files or on CDs. http://woodyoubelieveshop.blogspot.com/  Email: vasaw@gmx.de  Web: www.vaholzkunst.de

Lighted Alpine Christmas Village scene.
Little girl's room and Alpine scene.
To see more of Volker's work, go >here<.


Dealer Carlene Brown, Something Special Miniatures: Market stalls and Shabby Chic Furniture

Carlene Brown offers a wide variety of Market Stalls in 1:12 scale. They are available empty or filled with items. Themes include garden, seashore, Halloween, Christmas, and much more. She also makes and sells various items to fill the stalls. Carlene has also offered Good Sam Friday Workshops to make your own market stall. Email: petecar55@yahoo.com

Christmas Market Stall filled with holiday themed miniatures. 1:12 scale.
Garden Market Stall offered as a Friday Workshop at the 2017 Good Sam Show.
To see more of Carlene's work, go >here<.


Dealer Betinha Murta: Tea & Dinner Sets, Deserts, Plants, Shoes & More
From Brazil, Betinha Murta Miniatures 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  Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/betinhamurtaminis

Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread Train in 1:12 scale.

Charming Holiday Cake with Gingerbread House, cookies and candy decorations. Whimsical Holiday teapot, plate, cup and saucer, and wooden spoon. 1:12 scale.
To see more of Betinha's work, go >here<.


Dealer Fern Vasi, Doll Artist

IGMA Artisan Fern Vasi creates 1:12 scale porcelain character dolls of all ages and from all walks of life. Each delightful figure tells a story with its distinctive costuming, body language, and varied emotions. Some years, Fern offers a Friday Workshop or a Monday Academy Class. Email: fernvasidolls@yahoo.com

Each year, Fern has a new Santa or two to share, and a Mrs. Claus, too.

For the holidays, each year Fern makes new Christmas elves doing something different than in past years. The elves are a popular series with collectors. 
To see more of Fern's work, go >here<.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Good Sam Committee

To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year during December, each week we are delighted to share some Holiday themed miniatures created by Good Sam Show dealers. May the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season stay with you throughout the coming year.

All miniatures are 1:12 scale, unless otherwise stated. Reminder: Click on any photo and it will enlarge.

Look for Good Sam Show Christmas Blog posts and Facebook each week until the New Year.


Carla Gaustad: Collectibles & Figures
Anthropomorphic red fox Christmas vendor and Santa Boot with candy.
Carla Gaustad specializes in fine miniatures by talented U.S. and international miniature artisans. Twice a year, she goes to a leading dollhouse festival in England to buy exceptional craftsmen pieces. A dealer at Good Sam for more than thirty years, Carla's table is not to be missed.  jgaustad1@cox.net

To see offerings from Carla Gaustad in prior years, go >here<.


Larry & Betty Herman, Itty-Bitty Builder: Furniture, Accessories & Dolls
Two-story Christmas gingerbread house (or shop) in 1:12 scale and 1:48 scale.
Itty Bitty Builder has been a dealer at Good Sam for almost twenty years. The Hermans carry a fine selection of handcrafted country furniture, dolls, toys, porcelain and glass accessories. Larry also makes and sells his own handcrafted tables. Email: Hermanshow@aol.com

To see offerings from Itty-Bitty Builder in prior years, go >here<.


Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets
Miniature kitty getting into a lot of Christmas trouble.

Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets
Peppermint polar bears full of Christmas spirit. Each is 1.5" tall and made with soft plush.
Bridget McCarty creates an array of delightful one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale animals and fanciful characters. Her miniature pets are lifelike and full of personality. Bridget's charming scenes are imaginative and sure to delight. Custom orders are welcome. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com.  Facebook: Miniature Pets by Bridget McCarty.

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


Tish Tierney, Versailles Fashion Dolls
Modern day Christmas Shopper, 1:12 scale.
Tish Tierney, Versailles Fashion Dolls, has been making dolls since 2012. She specializes in 1:12 scale porcelain dolls. Dolls are poured from various molds. She paints the faces with acrylic paint.  Costumes are researched and made with silks, other natural fabrics, and antique lace. She endeavors to give her dolls a realistic look and pose. Email: tishtierney@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.versaillesfashiondolls.com

To see more of Tish Tierney's work, go >here<.


Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations
1:48 Brand new Gingerbread Houses made with silicone molds.

Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations
1:12 Cupcake Platter full of Christmas Cheer.

For all the major holidays and other celebrations, Ruth Stewart offers a wide variety of kits and desserts in 1:12 scale and 1:48 scales. In addition, she makes molds, laser-cut antique doilies, tea sets, rugs, and lots more. Email: ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com. Web: http://stewartdollhousecreations.com

To see more of Ruth Stewart's work, go >here<.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fall Season & Halloween

The Fall Season and Halloween are in the air. The Christmas season will not be far behind. Here are a few Fall offerings and Halloween Collectibles from dealers at the 2017 Good Sam Show. Click on any photo, and it will enlarge.

Look for the Good Sam Show Christmas Blog and Facebook to be posted in late November.

Dealer: Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets

Bridget McCarty creates one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale animals, fanciful characters, and delightful imaginative scenes that are sure to delight. She always has fun new pieces to share. Custom orders are welcome. Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com. Blog: http://bridgetmccarty.blogspot.com, Facebook: Miniature Pets by Bridget


"The tiny white cats for Halloween have been very popular," Bridget tells us. "Cats with hats are always a favorite."

Cauldron cat is enjoying his new mouse catch, even though his Witch mom has fallen into her own stew.
 In this Pumpkin Man scene, each hand carved head has a tiny flickering light to add a spooky mood. A spider web tablecloth decorates the table.

To see more Bridget McCarty work, go >here<.


Dealer Barbara Ann Meyer: New Items in 2017

Barbara Ann Meyer, mini-gems, sculpts miniature figures, which are then reproduced in metal, and hand-painted. She works primarily in quarter-scale. Besides animals, she makes little figures and figurines that can be used in any scale. Email: BarbaraSwee@aol.com. Web: http://www.mini-gems.com


To see more Barbara Ann Meyer work, go >here<.


Dealer Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land: Florals & Food

Laura Crain, Dollhouse Land, handcrafts exceptional floral designs and food displays in 1:12 scale. Her ingenious decor for all of the major holidays and the four seasons is sure to delight. Laura's creations are imaginative, eye-catching and of the highest quality. lauracrain2@aol.com

An elegant floral holiday arrangement in 1/12 scale.

Fabulous floral arrangement in full-size, not miniature. Laura does both.

Bountiful fall harvest country table.

"I love making big beautiful florals in miniature," Laura says. "I get to use 39 years of experience in making big florals to create minis.

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's Show time!

It's Good Sam Show Time!  The 42nd Annual Showcase of Miniatures is this weekend.  Join us!

104 Dealers setting up their tables!

The show floor is open!

The following 3 photos are of the exhibit area outside the show room.  There are wonderful creations to be seen created by local miniaturists.




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Show Previews

Preview photos of artisans and dealers attending the 2017 Good Sam Show.

Bluette Meloney Estate
Original creations and fine miniatures from the collection of IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney will be offered for sale. 

Carol Sherry Miniatures
Carol Sherry Miniatures focuses exclusively on whimsical miniatures, with a preference for 1:12 scale. She offers punch needle kits and finished rugs, hand-painted and handmade furniture and accessories.
Designers like MacKenzie-Childs inspire her to try unusual color combinations and patterns.    

Jane Harrop, U.K.
Jane Harrop
offers kits in three scales, one inch, half-inch and quarter-inch, as well as some made-up pieces. Shown here is her quarter-scale ‘Garden pocket shop’ kit. Jane has been making miniatures for 23 years and has written four books on the subject. She regularly teaches classes and workshops to miniatures enthusiasts.