As I had mentioned in my earlier post, there were not a lot of modern offerings at the miniatures shows in Chicago last weekend. I did however find a few things.
My first stop was the Three Blind Mice Show since it was closer to where I was staying.
I got these Reac chairs from the same guy that I got my black Barcelona chairs from at the Museum of Miniatures Show here in Indianapolis back in September. Great prices!
Now for the international show: I really didn't buy much. First, there weren't many modern miniatures there but the ones that were there were incredible. Unfortunately, I didn't have the funds to buy them. Second, I was so overwhelmed by the amazing artists and their work that I was just so focussed on looking at EVERYTHING!
Here is what I did buy:
I got this wonderful shoji lamp from Irik Goddard and this cute little bird feeder that I will probably paint orange.
I also got a few plants. I got this bonsai tree from a Japanese vendor and the succulents and staghorn fern kit from another wonderful vendor.
Overall, it was an great show. I think I primarily went for the experience and to talk to and meet some amazing miniaturists. Everyone I talked to was so nice and willing to share their miniature stories.
Very Good Show!