Monday, October 17, 2011

Communing With The Animals

I went to the Good Sam Showcase in San Jose this past Saturday. Although I overslept (thanks Sons of Anarchy!) and arrived much later than I had planned, I was still lucky enough to meet up with Mini Dork and Mini2b. I purchased some items from Wright Guide, Sir Thomas Thumb, Peter Tucker and Paris Renfroe--who was new to the lineup this year. So very nice to have another modern artisan there. I also got a chance to meet Erik Goddard who had some modern and Japanese structures on display. I hope next year will bring Doris of MiniModernistas since she's officially a "Bay Area homegirl" now. Chuckles!

The Saturday show was thick with a herd of collectors. I have to note that the dealers were much more pleasant this year. The attendees were definitely anxious so I got my foot stepped on twice, a random punch to the gut and an elbow to the ribs. There was a stampede during the announcement of silent auction winners. And I think there was a gang there. I could only identify members if they had a purse-carrying man following them around... In short, it was fun!

Let's see...so the CB2 Reed chairs are working pretty good in the 1:12 scene above. I used a much larger table to feature them but they blend, ey? I'm working on another scene with the white Igloo chairs and that's coming along. The table here is actually a Tudor/Gothic style table. I was attracted to it because it is massive, looks cool as a kitchen island and speaks to that farmhouse issue I've been having lately.  

The Goods: Chairs are CB2; dining table is Cottage Miniatures; sideboard is an ebay find; plant stand is Battat; pendant lamp is MiniModernistas; Art is via Andi Brooks (I am uncertain of the artist); all accessories are DCWV, Wright Guide Miniatures, Plan Toys, Reutter Porcelain, Mighty World, Playmobil and ReMent.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, man are these scenes super! I'm glad I got the chairs; may have to get some more. They look good.

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  2. LSHMAFO, seriously where did it go? That gang was crazy! But yes, definitely different vibe this year. Sunday was SLLOOOWWW, but man Saturday was PACKED. I had to park in a red zone. Couldn't believe how full that parking lot was.

    CB2 should give you some serious love for all of the sales of those chairs. I will be one of the lemmings buying them as well. Off a cliff? As long as there are modern minis at the bottom, I'm in. That's why we all love following you, you find all the goodies for us. :P

    Did I mention I'm sleep deprived from all of the driving to the show and being a groupie this weekend? So fun seeing you again!!

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  3. Thanks Hunky Dory!
    I'm also going back for more chairs and then stopping to get some spray paint on the way home. I think they would be lovely in yellow...Smiles

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  4. Ha ha Mini Dork!
    Yeah, that gang meant business. I failed to mention that one lady pulled a gun on me---sure, it was a 1:12 gun but I got the message. I also had a hike to get back to my car. Halfway through the parking lot, I wished that I had packed a lunch for the journey. Chuckles!

    Ha ha --CB2 doesn't know that I exist, but I'm okay loving them from afar.

    I'm glad we have an incredible gang of folks dropping modern mini news from all over the world--including you, lady. Such a lovefest! Chuckles!

    It was cool seeing you again, too! I'm still nursing my wounds from not being able to meet up with everybody again on Sunday. I wanted to chat...and throw back a frou frou drink.

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  5. That table so works with the reed chairs. I love it! Chunky/old meets abstract/slinky. As usual, you pull together the most fabulous scenes
    *waves from across the pond*

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  6. Aww--Thanks Pepper!
    Truthfully, I think my mini scenes are hit or miss....mostly miss. I'm just pushing miniature furniture around for fun = yay! Chuckles.

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  7. I really the combination between the more traditional table and sideboard with the modern looking chairs.
    And that floor is amazing.
    I wish I could go to mini showcases around here...

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  8. Nice chairs! I can't believe those are Christmas ornaments. That dining room looks awesome!

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  9. Hola Minima!
    Thank you. I've been contemplating selling this structure and the flooring always gives me pause. The wood flooring can be found at most dollhouse and hobby stores. I want to say it is called "mixed wood" and comes in sheets to install. You should start a miniatures showcase in your neck of the woods...I know, easier said than done...

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  10. Thanks White Owl!
    I must say that I'm glad your joining the miniatures party. The mini setups on your blog are gorgeous!

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