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.