Tucson Miniatures Showcase 2017: Meet the Dealers Part 1

I cannot say enough good things about the 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase. It was David & Wendy’s Dollhouse‘s first ever out of state show, and it was a great introduction to what out of state shows can be: The other dealers were fantastic, the volunteers were amazing, the variety of miniatures available was just fantastic, and what a friendly and joyous crowd of miniaturists we met!

So, table by table, here are the other dealers that we met at the 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase!


Table #1 – The “Real Estate” table. For selling houses in need of a new home.

Table #2 – Lee Cole

It was Lee’s first time at this show too. She’s friends with the nice lady at booth 21, Pat Bruhn.

Table #3 , 4 & 5 – Cutest Things LLC, Elissa Gillespie

This was a table full of really amazing things. Elissa is an amazing artist, and when I asked her what her favorite item on her table was, she showed me her beautiful dollhouse bed.

The bed is soft, the pillows are weighted so they “fluff” like real pillows. This was a really amazing piece to see in person.

Booth #6 & 7 – David & Wendy’s Dollhouse

Well, yeah so we were there too. 🙂 We got a GREAT location, right in front of the stage (the table on the stage behind David is the “kids table” which sounded so fun.)

We brought a whole bunch of stuff to this show, including a bunch of pastries and furniture that we hadn’t had at a show ever before!

Table #8, 9 & 10 – Dragonfly International, Deb Laue

We’ve done business with Deb and Dragonfly for ages. Norm’s Dollhouse used to carry her items, and we’re honored to get to continue to do business with her in our new venture. Deb makes amazing kits, and all manner of high quality printouts to make gorgeous little boxes and things.  She’s also super nice and we were tickled to have the table next to hers at the show.

These are just some of the beautiful displays of the things that Dragonfly International had at the 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase, and this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.

Table #11 & 12 – A Little Something for Everyone. Bill & Sarah West (alsfewest @ aol.com)

Anyone who has ever been to the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys “Fall Show” has probably met Bill and Sarah West. They have unique Native American art, pottery and rugs and so many more Southwestern miniatures you just won’t find anywhere else (and they are also super nice people. Bill is the one who talked us into coming to the Tucson Showcase! And we are so glad he did!)

Kachina Dolls are cool in ANY scale.

Table #13 – Papillion Creations, Sue Waterman (papillionsusan @ aol.com)

Susan offers miniature porcelain dolls both 1″ and 1/2″ scale, dressed in fine fabrics. Each one is a tiny work of art, and it was hard choosing one to feature, so I asked Susan to choose.

She showed me her beautiful “Steampunk Angel” and I think she was absolutely right – she is a very special little dolly.

And I think that’s a good place to end “part one” of meeting the dealers at the 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase!  Tune in soon for part two!

– Wendy
David & Wendy’s Dollhouse
Englewood, Colorado