This past weekend, I had the opportunity to head to Chicago for the Tom Bishop international miniature show. The best part of the show is that it was fun and I was able to meet new miniaturists and see some friends.
Upon arriving at the show I headed straight away to MiniFanaberia's table. I had seen her new retro fridges online and I was determined to get one. I had to have it! Then I saw them and it was like the gods opened the clouds shining a bright light down on those amazing little retro fridges. It lights up and there wasn't a detail missing. Her work is even more amazing in person. Then my eyes welled up with tears...I could not have that amazing miniature fridge. I just couldn't justify spending that much. Besides I didn't have the cash on me (It's really a good thing she didn't accept credit cards because I might have bought it if she did). So, I bought an iron instead. Dorota is adorable so sweet and seemed flattered that I wanted to take a picture of her work.
Miniature Wood Creations
Miniature Wood Creations out of Minnesota had some beautiful pieces as well. We talked a long time about Minnesota and living out in the country. I don't live in the country, but he does. He gave me some useful information about fresh eggs right from the chicken.
This mini woodworking scene is amazing and extremely detailed.
Of course there's Michael Yurkovik - aka Atomic Miniature. He recently became an IGMA artist. He's a super nice guy and great artist.
I really love this modern loft he made.
TYA Kitchen never disappoints and always makes my drool! I did buy a great little orange colander.
Peter Tucker at Roomboxes Etc. is another one who never disappoints. We had a nice conversation about modern and he enlightened me on what the black Reitveld chair on the top row is used for in RL. It was used for customers at furriers. They would drape their fur coat over the arm of the chair so that it would not touch the floor and so that they could show off the label in their coat. Another thing I love about Peter Tucker is that he never makes the exact same thing twice.
Keenderson Miniatures makes some really fun and different modern miniatures. I love the chest with the differently angled drawers.
There you have it! Modern and Mid-century Modern highlights from the international show. Overall it was a good show. I'll show the goods I got at the show next post.