Some of you were wondering just how large The Accolade roombox was...well here is a picture of the exterior. Sorry it isn't the best picture and it still doesn't show a good scale, but remember that the dolls are about 6 inches tall and you get a really good idea of the size.
Oh, and curious as to just how big this show really is? Well here are a few pictures showing the three different rooms. I couldn't get the whole rooms because they are huge, but this should give you an idea of just how many people are at this show. This show represents 230 exhibitors from 34 US States and 17 countries. WOW!! That is a lot of minis, and my feet felt like I had toured the globe at the end of the day on Saturday.
Now...how about some more pretty pics to look at. In the hall outside the showrooms were two large dollhouses done by JL Signature Homes (don't have a website). Talk about some craftsmanship. The first home was called The Helmrich.
The second house by them was The Brandywine. This house has one of the most amazing central stairways I have ever seen in a dollhouse. Sigh...so pretty. Me want!!
Many of you may be familiar with Ron Hubble (http://www.ronhubble.com/index.html). He makes some beautiful custom furniture and his fabrics are always the best. Here are a few roomboxes and displays he had set up. Such pretty eye candy. I spent a lot of time with my hand over my mouth looking at all these minis. If I hadn't covered my mouth, I'm sure something would have flown right on in there. Most of my time was spent with my mouth open in amazement.
I'm off to look at pictures, clean up some more to share and remember all the fun I had in Chicago. Tomorrow will be my last official blog post about this trip, but I'm sure I'll have more to share as I think of things.