Exhibits from the 2019 Good Sam Show

The 2019 Good Sam Show took place September 12-13, 2019 in San Jose, California. An exhibit of the work of local miniaturists was on display in the hallway of the show.

The next Good Sam Show will take place October 3-4, 2020. More info


“Farm Stand” by Laura Johnson. This was created in a workshop at the NAME Sacramento houseparty. Laura is a member of the Mini Attics.


“Hopsing Lee Chinese Laundry” by Moonyeen Moller. This scene represents a laundry located in 1950’s-era San Francisco. The doll is by Sharon Cariola.


“Room in a Teapot” by Paula Holm. This project was a workshop at the NAME Greenville convention.


Fourth of July fireworks collection by Nancy Peters. Nancy and her husband are pyrotechnicians. The rockets are reproductions of real rockets.


“Our First Grandchild” by Ruth Heisch. This was a MiniCals workshop that Ruth remade for her granddaughter-in-law’s birthday.


“Ms. Trelawny’s House” by Garry Silberstein. The Trelawny House is an historic house in Portland. The house was a project from the Portland Small Scales houseparty. Garry is a member of the MiniAttics.


“Ava Crain-Bee Shed” by Rhona Lee.


“Boat House” by June Mohn


Small Scale Shops by Gabriele Layne. Gabriele states, “This was a challenge for me – trying to make items in such a small scale to fit on the shelves.”


“Birds of a Feather” by Barbara Jones. Barbara states, “How could I resist these mallard ducklings in the scene by Beth Freeman Kane!” The scene in a lantern contains osa orange wood from Barbara’s woodpile.


“Friendship Hutch” by Juanita Landa.


“Margo” by Juanita Landa. This was the first doll that Juanita dressed and wigged. She took part in the Good Sam Academy Class taught by Dana Burton.


“Gingerbread Visions” by Carol Walls. The sideboard is from a class with Carlene Brown. The gingerbread dollhouse is from the 2012 NAME houseparty in Portland. Carol is a member of the Mini Attics.

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Photos from the MiniCals Sideboard Workshop

The MiniCals miniature club hosted a workshop taught by Carlene Brown on February 16, 2018. The workshop participants created seasonal sideboards with their choice of graphics.

Carlene has been a dealer at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures and
offers both completed staged and unfinished sideboards and market stalls, along with accessories.

Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos of the participants and completed prototypes.

The MiniCals will be offering more workshops and a flea market this Spring. See the N2 Region calendar for more info.

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Marge and Meg Milani

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Betty Jang

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Carlene Brown taught the seasonal sideboards workshop.

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Carol Walls

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Trish Weber


Sharon Mossman and Karen Tomajan

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Barbara Adams

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Photos from MiniCals Workshop: 1/4 scale ski lodge

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MiniCals hosted a 1/4 scale ski lodge workshop, Part 1 of 2, at M & L Precision in Morgan Hill, CA. For Part 1 participants built, electrified, and chose their interior wall treatments.

M & L Precision, courtesy of Karen and Mark Laisure, is ideal for hosting the MiniCal workshops. The atmosphere for the MiniCals workshops is so conducive to working on miniatures that inevitably miniaturists come just to finish other projects, socialize and share. Lunch time drawings are always exciting. The small drawing gifts are wonderful artisan quality items donated by generous individuals. Mini table sales throughout the day are always welcome.

The Ski Lodge – Part 2 will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the same location. Participants will furnish their projects with laser cut pieces.

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Diane Phillips and Lynn Miller…”I think this goes here…”


Beth Newick and Judy Pick working on their ski lodges.


Gerry Silberstein working on her ski lodge.


Marge Milani


Meg Milani working on her ski lodge.



Dale Burgei (grandson) and Carol Walls working on their ski lodges.


Pat Iannucci and Sue Sterling working on their ski lodges.

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Lisa Panken working on assembling her ski lodge


Betty Jang, Liz Gerat Carpenter and Nancy Wantiez socializing.

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Mini Cals Spring Fling Flea Market Pictures

A day of mini enjoyment was had by shoppers and sellers alike at the annual Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market on Saturday, March 19, in Morgan Hill, CA. There were miniature treasures available in all scales – some items were new; some re-newed, and some just needed a little imagination…

Many thanks to the organizers and helpers who made this day a fun event for all who attended!


View of the flea market sales floor.


Seller Debbie Heard always has wonderful items!


Kathleen Cordova (left) and her good friend, DJ (right) at her mom’s (Mary Scholl’s) miniature estate sales table.


A treasure waiting to be reimagined.


Yummy pot luck choices!


Mini Cals Helper Ann Villalobos passed out the Easter egg candies and raffle tickets. Thanks, Ann!


Seller Carol Walls at her table, “Are we having fun yet?”


Goodies to be had (sorting required).


Shoppers filled trays with mini treasures.


Two character dolls (not real buyers) at Debbie Heard’s table.


Every good sale has a few House of Miniatures kits.


A light breakfast.


Quarter scale furniture offered by HanaMini.


1″ scale Southwest style room box refurbished by Rhona Lee.


Detail of Rhona Lee’s Southwest room box.