Studio B Miniatures
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Studio B Miniatures is the name for miniatures made by the Birkemeier family from about 1972 – 1987. Identification is by a B embellished with a line and dots on either side. Miniatures were sold through a shop in Hingham, MA, other dealers, several miniature shows and mail order. It was a hobby business for the family.

Bob and Millie Birkemeier made early American furniture pieces including different styles of Windsor chairs, tavern and gate-leg tables, a small spinning wheel, rope and canopy beds, and blanket chests.

Son Bill and his wife Peggy Birkemeier made a great variety of period tinware pieces such as cheese molds, cookie cutters, fireplace screens and tools, chandeliers and wall sconces, and toleware coffee pots, sugars, creamers, spice cans and boxes. Peggy also sold Christmas trees, wreaths, polymer clay figurines and other items under the name Beechkin Collectibles, mainly through a store in Duck, North Carolina.

Daughter Wendy Birkemeier painted detailed reproductions of American Colonial art and her husband, Tom Degutis, created frames.


The Dollhouse
Millie Birkemeier traces the beginnings of Studio B to a dollhouse she received when she was a little girl and later passed down to her daughter.


Making Tinware the Studio B Way
Peggy Birkemeier recounts how she and her husband, Bill got into the business and their early challenges with reproducing early American tinware in 1" scale.


The Production Scrapbook
Photos, stories, trials and tribulations


Birkemeier Bios
A little bit about who they all are and what they are occupying their time with now…



Studio B Miniatures stopped producing miniatures in 1987. You are welcome to with questions or comments… we are not accepting orders at this time!


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