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2011 Releases

California Country Antiques Show on June 12 Features New Preview Breakfast, Early Buy - April 30, 2011

Los Altos, Calif. - April 30, 2011 – The California Country & Folk Art Antiques Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on June 12th. The Show features primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-early 20th centuries. For the first time, the Show will hold a Preview Breakfast & Early Buy from 9-11am, followed immediately by the Show from 11am to 4pm. The Show will be held at the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

Fifty antiques dealers from around the US will be selling country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, paintings, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, rustic, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, industrial, toys, holiday items, lots of old original paint and more. A special exhibit, Leftovers: Yesterday’s Utensils, Today’s Folk Art, will feature utensils and other cooking implements that are now considered fine examples of antique folk art.

This is the 26th year for the California Country Antiques Show which is a fundraiser for the Los Altos History Museum. Admission for the Preview Breakfast and Early Buy is $35 per person, $25 if you are a Los Altos History Museum member and includes gourmet breakfast goodies, drinks, access to all dealers for early buying and all day entry to the Show. General admission to the Show is $10.00. Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2pm. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent Los Altos History Museum and the newly revitalized Smith House at no charge.

Museum members will be cooking up a delightful old-fashioned barbecue with the best hamburgers in town and fresh homemade strawberry shortcake. Whether you are an antique lover or interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be a delightful day.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate quickly becoming known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. The California Country Antiques Show is sponsored by and benefits the Los Altos History Museum.

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2010 Releases

25th Anniversary California Country Antiques Show Adds Preview Party and Special Guest Helaine Fendelman - March 17, 2010

Los Altos, Calif. - March 17, 2010 – The 25th Anniversary California Country & Folk Art Antiques Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on June 12th and 13th. The Show features primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-early 20th centuries. This year a Preview Party and Celebration will be held from 6-9pm on June 12 with special events including a Curator’s Walk and Book Signing by Helaine Fendelman. The Show will be June 13th from 10am to 4pm. From noon – 3pm, "What Is It? What Is It Worth? Professional Appraisals by Ms. Fendelman, nationally recognized appraiser, author, feature columnist for Country Living magazine and co-host of the PBS show "Treasures in Your Attic". Both the Preview Party and Show will be held at the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

Fifty antiques dealers from around the US will be selling country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, paintings, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, lots of old original paint and more. A special exhibit, Make-Dos and Mends – the Ultimate in Green Living, will examine the creative ways everyday items were mended to extend their usefulness and how broken pieces were combined to create new and useful items. Now these items have become interesting antiques.

Helaine Fendelman will join us from New York. With over 30 years of experience, she is an appraiser, accomplished author, writer of the popular feature "What Is It? What Is It Worth?" in Country Living magazine, and is co-host of a PBS affiliate show "Treasures in Your Attic". She is also a frequent guest appraiser on national television and radio. She will be leading a Curator’s Walk at 7pm during the Preview Party where she will highlight her favorite antiques around the Show. She will also be signing books at 8pm. As a highly knowledgeable appraiser, we are please that Ms. Fendelman will be available for verbal appraisals from noon – 3pm during the Show. Cost is $10/antique, limit 3 per person.

This year, and for the past 25 years, the antiques show is a fundraiser for the Los Altos History Museum. The Preview Party cost is $35 per person, $25 if you are a Los Altos History Museum member and includes entry to the show. Admission to the show is $6.00. Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawings will be held at 8pm for those attending the Preview Party and a second drawing will be held at 2 pm on Sunday. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge and enjoy an additional exhibit on antique quilts at the museum.

Museum members will be cooking up a delightful old-fashioned barbecue with the best hamburgers in town and fresh homemade strawberry shortcake. Whether you are an antique lover or interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be a delightful day.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate quickly becoming known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. The California Country Antiques Show is sponsored by and benefits the Los Altos History Museum.

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2009 Releases

California Country Antiques Show Set to Exhibit Antique Miniatures - September 16, 2009

Los Altos, Calif. - Sept 16, 2009 – California Country & Folk Art Antiques Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on October 18th from 10am-4pm. Featured at this show is primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-early 20th centuries including: country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, paintings, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, lots of old original paint and more. The show will be held inside and out at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

In addition to the 50 antique dealers exhibiting and selling their finest antiques, a special exhibit featuring antique miniatures including salesmen samples, decorative arts, dollhouse furniture and accessories, and more. Antique miniatures are exquisite pieces made with the same fine details you find in their full sized counterparts.

This is the 24th year the Los Altos History Museum has sponsored the antiques show to be held on Sunday, October 18 from 10am to 4pm at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA. Admission to the show is $9.00 ($6.00 after 11am). Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2 pm. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge and enjoy an additional exhibit on miniatures at the museum.

Museum members will be cooking up a delightful old-fashioned barbecue including homemade apple and pumpkin pies. Whether you are an antique lover or interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be a delightful day.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate. Over the past 24 years, the June & October shows have been sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum and quickly became known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. In June 2000, Tom Baker, a well-known and highly regarded Country and Folk Art dealer, took over the promotion of the California Country Show. Beginning in 2004, California Country expanded to include an annual show in southern California.

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Summer's Here with the Beach & Boardwalk Exhibit at the California Country Antiques Show - May 1, 2009

Los Altos, Calif. - May 1, 2009 – California Country & Folk Art Antiques Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on June 14th from 10am-4pm. Featured at this show is primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-19th centuries including: country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, paintings, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, lots of old original paint and more. The show will be held inside and out at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

Antiques from or about the "Beach & Boardwalk" will be the featured exhibit at this show. Vintage items including sand pails, bathing suits, toy boats, shooting gallery targets and more will be on exhibit.

This is the 24th year the Los Altos History Museum has sponsored the antiques show to be held on Sunday, June 14 from 10am to 4pm at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA. Admission to the show is $9.00 ($6.00 after 11am). Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2 pm. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge. Also on the History Museum patio, artisans will demonstrate making early American decorative arts and their completed works of art will be available for purchase.

Museum members will be cooking up a delightful old-fashioned barbecue including homemade strawberry shortcake. Whether you are an antique lover or interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be a delightful day.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate. Over the past 24 years, the June & October shows have been sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum and quickly became known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. In June 2000, Tom Baker, a well-known and highly regarded Country and Folk Art dealer, took over the promotion of the California Country Show. Beginning in 2004, California Country expanded to include an annual show in southern California.

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Black Cloth Doll Exhibit to Be Featured at California Country Antique Show - January 12, 2009

Costa Mesa, Calif. - Jan 12, 2009 – California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show will be holding the fourth annual southern California antique show on Sat-Sun, March 21-22, 2009, in Building 14 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Over fifty nationally recognized dealers will be selling high quality, yet affordable, country and folk art antiques in room settings. In addition, the Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls will be on exhibit at this event.

The antique dealers at this show will be selling country and folk art antiques from the 17th-19th centuries including: country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, items in old original paint and more.

Show management is especially pleased to have available for viewing only (not-for-sale) the Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls in an exhibit titled "No Longer Hidden: An Exhibit of Black Cloth Dolls 1870-1930". This exhibit first appeared at the Harvard Massachusetts Historical Society in the spring of 2007. This is the first time the exhibit will be available for viewing outside of New England. On display will be over 50 black cloth dolls loving collected by well-regarded Massachusetts antique dealer and collector, Pat Hatch. The black cloth dolls are examples of great folk art done by American women with form, color and attitude. As the curator, Roben Campbell extensively researched and documented the collection in the exhibit catalog which will be available for reference and sale at the show.

Show Specifics:

California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
Saturday, March 21, 2009, from 10am – 6pm; Admission on Sat: $9 ($6 after 2pm)
Sunday, March 22, 2009, from 11am – 4pm; Admission on Sun: $6 ($3 after 2pm)
Location: Building 14, OC Fair & Expo Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Parking: Lot I, enter through Gate 8 off Arlington Dr near intersection of Junipero Dr in Costa Mesa
Special Exhibit: "No Longer Hidden: An Exhibit of Black Cloth Dolls 1870-1930"
Live Music on Saturday from 10am – 2pm by Sy Grossman’s Pacific Chamber Jazz
Catering by the California Grill.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate. Over the past 21 years, the June & October shows have been sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum and quickly became known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. In June 2000, Tom Baker, a well-known and highly regarded Country and Folk Art dealer, took over the promotion of the California Country Show. Beginning in 2004, California Country expanded to include an annual show in southern California.

About Orange County Fair & Event Center
The Orange County Fair is in its 117th year of operation. The beautiful and historic Orange County Fair and Event Center property is conveniently located just off the 405, the 73 and the 55 freeways and only minutes away from other major freeways, many hotels, the South Coast Plaza shopping area, Newport Beach and the John Wayne Orange County Airport.

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2008 Releases

Candle Power Featured Exhibit at the October 19th California Country Antique Show - September 9, 2008

Los Altos, CA (Sept 9, 2008) – California Country Antique American Country & Folk Art Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on October 19th from 10am-4pm. Featured at this show is primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-19th centuries including: country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, holiday items, lots of old original paint and more. The show will be held inside and out of the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

"Candle Power" is the featured exhibit at this show. Long before electricity, and the associated energy issues we’re faced with today, candles were a primary method of lighting. From the 17th to late 19th centuries, the exhibit will show examples of candle holders, candle molds, early tallow candles, candle sticks and candle boxes. Come see the types of materials and forms of candle power that was used in early American history.

Continuously sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum for 23 years, this antique show is the longest running on the West Coast – and the only place you can see so many unique antiques without travelling to the mid-west or east coasts. Our 50+ antique dealers are eagerly waiting to meet you and answer your questions.

This one day show is Sunday, October 19 from 10am to 4pm at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA. Admission to the show is $9.00 ($6.00 after 11am). Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2 pm. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge. Also on the History Museum patio, artisans will demonstrate making early American decorative arts and their completed works of art will be available for purchase.

Museum members will be cooking up a delightful old-fashioned barbecue with homemade apple pie a la mode the featured desert to live country music by Dave "Mr. Banjo" Guarente. Whether you are an antique lover or interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be a delightful day.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

So remember the date, the time, and the place for the California Country Fall Antiques Show and Sale, the premiere "all country" show on the West Coast - Sunday, October 19th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hillview Community Center adjacent to the History Museum in Los Altos, CA. For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

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Special Antique Strawberries Exhibit at the June 8th California Country Antique Show - May 19, 2008

Los Altos, CA (May 19, 2008) – California Country Antique American Country & Folk Art Show will be held in Los Altos, CA on June 8 from 10am-4pm. Continuously sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum for 23rd years, this antique show is the longest running on the West Coast. The top quality American country and folk art antiques featured will include country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, holiday items, lots of old original paint and more. The show will be held inside and out of the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA.

For the first time in the show’s history, a special exhibit titled "Strawberries Galore" will feature antique strawberries in all different forms including small and large pincushions, paintings, make-dos and just about any other way strawberries have been used and depicted over the years.

The majority of antiques on display at this show are from the 17th-19th centuries. What a great way to learn more about American history and the associated artifacts. Do you know what a "niddy-noddy", a "make-do" or a "firkin" is? Want to find out why some checkerboards are 8x10 or 10x12 instead of the now standard 8x8? Come on by the show and find out the answers to these questions and much more as you enjoy a great day with knowledgeable dealers.

California Country was rated by Country Home Magazine as the #7 Great Outdoor Show in America and has lots of repeat attendees for many reasons including the 50+ dealers focused on early American country and folk art, the great atmosphere, and it’s a fundraiser for the Los Altos History Museum too.

This one day show is Sunday, June 8 from 10am to 4pm at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, CA. Admission to the show is $9.00 ($6.00 after 11am). Enter to win a $100.00 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2 pm. Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge. Also on the History Museum patio, artisans will demonstrate making early American decorative arts and their completed works of art will be available for purchase.

With the addition of homemade old-fashioned barbecue food, including strawberry shortcake, available for purchase and live country folk music makes this a "must" event for antique lovers and those wanting to learn more about antiques and American history.

The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.

So remember the date, the time, and the place for the California Country Spring Antiques Show and Sale, the premiere "all country" show on the West Coast - Sunday, June 8th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hillview Community Center adjacent to the History Museum in Los Altos, CA. For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the website at www.californiacountryshow.com.

The date for the annual Fall Show is Sunday, October 19, 2008.

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Special Exhibit at Country and Folk Art Antiques Show in Southern California - January 21, 2008

Costa Mesa, CA, January 21, 2008 – California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show is pleased to announce its third annual southern California show will be held on Sat-Sun, March 8 & 9, 2008 in Building 14 at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Over fifty nationally recognized dealers will be selling high quality, yet affordable, country and folk art antiques in room settings. Featured at this show will be a special exhibit of antique American Folk Art assembled from a variety of private collections.

California Country is the only show in southern California focused exclusively on quality country antiques. Items on sale will include country to formal furniture, folk art, country smalls, textiles, pottery, ceramics, Native American, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, holiday items, clocks, brass, sliver, pewter, iron, glass, paintings, lighting, rugs, lots of things in old original paint and much, much more. This show will be the event to relax and browse booth after booth of only quality country antiques. Individuals decorating their homes in either one of the new or classic country styles as well as the most sophisticated collectors of early country artifacts and folk art will enjoy California Country.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s show will have a special not-for-sale exhibit of a variety of antique American Folk Art. The items on display will come from private collections and are not typically available for viewing by the general public. The exhibit is presented by American Garage.

Show Specifics:
California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 10am – 6pm; Admission on Sat: $9 ($6 after 2pm)
Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 11am – 4pm; Admission on Sun: $6 ($3 after 2pm)
Location: Building 14, OC Fair & Expo Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Parking - Free and $5 for Preferred, Enter through Gate 5 off Arlington Street
Special Exclusive Exhibition of American Folk Art assembled from various Private Collections
Live Music on Saturday from 10am – 2pm by Sy Grossman’s Pacific Chamber Jazz
Catering by the California Grill
For more information: www.californiacountryshow.com.

About California Country Antique Country & Folk Art Show
From it's inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere Country and Folk Art inviting only top antique dealers to participate. Over the past 21 years, the June & October shows have been sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum and quickly became known as the premiere all country antiques show west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. In June 2000, Tom Baker, a well-known and highly regarded Country and Folk Art dealer, took over the promotion of the California Country Show. Beginning in 2004, California Country expanded to a third show in Southern California at the request of many southern California collectors and dealers who were thirsting for a show in their own backyard. The Costa Mesa Show is held every March to address this large market need.

About the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center
The Orange County Fair is in its 116th year of operation. The beautiful and historic Orange County Fair and Exposition Center property is conveniently located just off the 405, the 73 and the 55 freeways and only minutes away from other major freeways, many hotels, the South Coast Plaza shopping area, Newport Beach and the John Wayne Orange County Airport.

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