My Realitty and I both attended the Tom Bishop SF Bay Area Miniatures Show, but missed each other by a few minutes. She posted here on her trip. There were some great, high quality miniatures, but I knew it was going to be a small show, so I wasn't expecting much modern. Here are some of the pieces I enjoyed:
My favorites were the handblown glass by Ferenc Albert. How you make decanters like these, I have no idea. Just stunning. I loved the tumblers and assortment of stemware. The perfume bottles were so delicate. I bought the large oversized green vase looking piece next to the perfume bottles, its a demijohn used in the brewing process in the back in the day (THANKS GLENDA!) If I have a bar in a future house I will have to get some of the glassware and decanters. Plus, I loved the Chemistry set (my husband is a bio chem engineer, so our garage used to look like this before I took it over with minis).
Ferenc & Lilla Albert
Marco Island, FL
E: fermma (at) aol.com
Gilbert Mena "Fine Art & Furniture in Miniature" had some beautiful wood turnings out of burl wood.
Gilbert & Jeanette Mena
E: gilmena (at) webtv.net
Magic-n-Miniature had a ton of stuff, but I liked their acrylic and wood turnings the most.
Suzan & Charles Harville
E: charles (at) magic-n-miniature.com
I used to be a swing dance instructor so my toes started tapping when I saw these phonographs. When I get around to a mid century modern dollhouse I'll have to pick up one of the suitcase phonographs.
Golden State Phonographs
Trish & Ben Weber
The next mini meet up will be better planned so we don't miss each other, but the 2010 Good Sam Show is the largest exhibit of dollhouse miniatures west of the Mississippi, so we will likely get split up again. Save the date: Oct 9-10 in San Jose, CA!