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