Left - Incredible display (won Best in Show 2005) by Queenie Wu of http://www.minisquare.com/
Middle - Handcrafted mini purses (from $10 to over $60) at minisquare booth
Right - Demostration at Bjarnesonn's booth (artist Karl Blindheim also specializes in miniature animals)
All shows come with good shopping opportunities under one roof and we've scored quite a few things as well:
Framed Van Gogh print - MiniSquare
Nintendo DS/Clear Vase - Pacific Wood Imports
Toaster/Toilet Paper Roll+Towel Bar set - Out of the Ordinary
Pillows - Les Ateliers MenuArt
Pink Rug - A gift to my little girl from the Sanatka Import & Export Inc booth
Heart Pillow/Hat/Gloves/Slippers - complimentary with show admission
(Not pictured) Fireplace with hooks for Christmas sockings each printed with my daughters' names on it
My favorite purchase was the Van Gogh Night Cafe print. My daughter's favorite is definitely the DS which I paid $8 for - sounds like a lot for a little thing but one was sold on ebay the same day for $23 USD. Now I have to start saving up to get her the real one for Christmas =)
Thing(s) that got away - I held back purchasing a $42 Noguchi coffee table. It's not a bad price for a handmade piece but getting a coffee table is not my priority right now with my limited budget for this hobby and they only had it in a light wood or black finish (not the dark brown walnut wood that I really want).
The best part of the show? When my little 5 yr old suddenly hugged and thanked me for taking her to the show.