Happiness is... Extraordinary Exhibits at the Portland Miniature Show
Hours and hours are spent on perfecting these works of art— houses, room boxes, vignettes under domes, structures in small scales, and much more. Many are years in the making! Take your time, bring your camera and vote for your favorites on Saturday. Prizes are awarded Sunday morning. Extraordinary exhibits are sure to spark your own creativity!
Happiness is also ... showing off your own hard work and sharing with others
Want to bring one or more exhibits to the Portland Miniature Show? The Registration Form is at the right. After downloading and filling in the information, save the form to your computer. You may then mail through the Post Office or email directly to Pat. Whatever works for you. Deadline is October 1, 2019. Sorry, no exceptions.
Bring your exhibits to the Monarch Hotel any time after 1:00 pm on Friday, October 4, until 7:00 pm. OR, you can bring it Saturday morning, October 5, between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. Everything must be in place when the doors open at 10 am.
Attendees will be voting all day Saturday for their favorites. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded Sunday morning when the doors open again at 10 am. The cash prize is called "mini-bucks" which can be used only on Sunday at the Portland Miniature Show. Dealers will accept them like cash. Exhibits need to be picked up on Sunday at or shortly after 4:00 p.m. when the show closes.
Click on Exhibitor's Registration Form to the right.
The form will download and fill up your screen.
Now you can type in your information, then print it and mail it to:
Pat Bennett, Show Promoter,
PO Box 846, Salem, OR 97308-0846
or email forms(s) to Pat at PatBennett@PortlandMiniatureShow.com
50th Anniversary Roombox
by the late Bruce Plumb
for MaryHelen Plumb
Adult Hobbyist Category - 2019 Exhibits
(followed by the Youth Exhibits and their photos)
A Child's Paradise - Sandra Seet
A Southwestern dollhouse made for a child's imagination, and hours of play
Hootin House Inn - Peggy Zorn - 1/4" scale
Hand-sculpted Hand carved by Peggy Zorn, it is a 4 story structure occupied by Owls and surrounded by live plants.
Raggedy Ann Bedroom - Evelyn Smith
A little girl's bedroom in a red/white/and blue color scheme with her collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.
Hobbiton - Gretchen & Karl Burlingame
A 2 foot by 2 foot diorama of a Hobbiton
Holly's Farmhouse - Gretchen & Karl Burlingame - 1" scale
A Victoria's Farm House Kit (modified)
Victorian House - Jim and Ginny Constantine
Getting ready for Christmas
Living Room - Sheri O'Brien - 1/2" scale
A pink and blue room made by hand from a kit. Covered and lighted by battery.
4th Street Pastries - Cooper Smith - 1" sale
A pastry shop, of course
Home in a Violin - Dolly Wyttenberg - 1/4" scale
Just what it is -- a 1/4" home in a violin. Do you enjoy music as much as I do?
Lobby of the Royal Cambridge Hotel, London, England - Kathi Schie - 1" scale
This is a fancy metal decorative piece (like a terrarium) with glass sides and top featuring a Lobby Scene in a fictional up-scale London Hotel. The centerpiece of this exhibit is a lovely Bespaq Hotel Mail Sorter. In addition, this comfortable lobby features a fireplace, a leather chair & ottoman, vintage radio, Bespaq revolving postcard holder and hall tree.
Dame Agatha's Parlour - Rebecca Schie -
This scene features the unique English Parlour of Dame Agatha Nottingham-Pryce, also known as the Countess of Devon-Upon-Rees, a well-known inventor & exploer. the parlour is decorated in classic "Stampunk" style featuring her inventions and objects d'art she has collected during her many adventures around the globe.
Grandma's Cozy Kitchen - Kathi Schie -
A typical 1940's kitchen scene in a vintage metal roll-top Bread Box that has been "wallpapered" in a traditional striped pattern and features an oak icebox and cupboard, an old white stove, a table, a sink, a fully stocked pantry and a crying baby in a high chair.
Egyptian Museum Room Box & Egyptologist's Office - Rebecca Schie - 1" scale
This exhibit has 2 room boxes stacked on top of each other. Top box features a Museum Exhibit Room filled with treasures from the Toombs of the Valley of The Kings. Bottom box features the cluttered office of the head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department in the Museum.
Dream a Little Dream Cottage - Gretchen & Karl Burlingame - 1" scale
From scratch British cottage with landscaping and lights.
The Old Witch's Kitchen - Montana Marshall - 1" scale
Here's a peek at an old witch's kitchen containing hints as towho she might be. Can you guess who the legend is???
The Fairy House - Jessica Jensen - 1" scale
A fairy tree house made with a 3D pen.
A Summer's Evening on Picket Pond - Peggy Zorn - 1/4" scale
A collaboration between the Betterleys and Suzanne & Andrew
Tudor Rose - Darrell & Kathy Hall - 1" scale
Celebration of our 19th century Welch ancestors, a cobbler, a tea merchant, and a homemaker. 3-story wattle and daub home includes a guest room with tester bed, a tea shop and a cobbler's workshop.
Oldtown Cafe and Loft Apartment - Gretchen & Karl Burlingame - 1" scale
A creation from scratch. Appointed with hand-crafted as well as purchased items.
Neolithic Round House Settlement - Gretchen & Karl Burlingame -1/4" scale
A 2 foot by 2 foot diorama of a British Neolithic settlement
General Store - Jim and Ginny Constantine
The title speaks for itself
The Shell Shack - Estellal Virgin - 1" scale
A store with all kinds of shells
Fairy Tree - Sheri O'Brien - 1" scale
The tree is home to fairies and small animals -- most is handmade.
All Decked Out - Cooper Smith - 1" scale
Fancy house with rooftop kitchen
The Lunch Box - Cooper Smith - 1" scale
A food truck trailer.
Where's the Bride? Dolly Wyttenberg - 1" scale
A room is ready for the bride to get dressed for the wedding, but where IS the bride?
Teahouse of the Autumn Moon - Rebecca Schie 1" scale
This Japanese restaurant includes an adjoining garden and was created by "kit-bashing" a Greenleaf "Sweetheart Cottage" kit.
Just Another Day in Pooh Corner - Kathi Schie 1" scale
This fun miniature scene is in a ceramic Bee Hive with a Winnie-The-Pooh theme featuring all of our favorite characters: Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit and Eeyore and, of course, lots of honey.
Garden Gazebo - Kathi Schie - 1/4" scale
This quarter-scale Gazebo is set in a lovely garden and is built inside a glass cheese dome featuring a custom-built gazebo, hand-woven faux "wicker" chaise lounge and small side table.
Dan the Fisherman - Rebecca Schie - 1" scale
A small rustic fisherman's hide-away located somewhere in the North Woods by his favorite "secret" fishing hole and featuring all the items necessary for a leisurely day away from work.
Brick Barn Antique Mall - Kathi Schie - 1" scale
The "Antique Mall" mini scene features two "stalls" in a fictional brick and board barn turned into a flea market with different stalls for each vendor. This scene was created in a wooden crate purchased at a craft store. The Crate has been stained and a faux brick back, inside wall and floor have been added. One stall features high-end antique furniture and the other offers less refined wares.
Aunt Violet's Sweet Shoppe - Kathy Kelly Moore - 1" scale
My great aunt Violet always wanted to have a sweet shop in the High Street of her little village. This year it became a reality.
Top Hat Graveyard - Montana Marshall
Taking headwear to a whole new level.
Dragon's Rest Castle - Rebecca and Kathi Schie - 1" scale
(Dimensions: 28" deep x 43" high x 5'7" wide.) This is a large 8-room, 4-story "castle" with a separate greenhouse out-building. Dragon's Rest is the retirement home of a Wizard who has many varied interests including Alchemy, Astronomy, Astrology and raising Dragons. His wife is an avid gardener and has a greenhouse full of interesting and exotic plants. The lower floor features a kitchen and storeroom, the next floor is a sitting room and library, the third floor features the bedroom and laboratory and, on the roof level, you'll find an observatory and a large area for raising and nurturing the baby dragons. Rebecca has been collecting treasures for this project for over 20 years and it features items from artisans all over the world. There are items from Russia, Italy, the UK, Germany, Spain, several NAME conventions and the Tom Bishop International show she and her mother attended, and, of course, many artisans from the USA.
Youth Category - Under 16 years old
Ice Cream ! - Ben Hall - age 13
Ben made an ice cream shop -- Come choose your favorite flavor
Pet Shop - Malin Hall - age 8
Come visit my pet shop. We sell dogs, cats, dog bowls and dog beds. Your cats will love our kitty litter and little play place where they can sleep.
Field Trip - Aaron Hall - age 11
Animals! Nature! Donuts! Come to our farm for your field trip.
The Graveyard - Sophia Jensen - age 11
A graveyard scene made in part with a 3D pen.