Sandy Raulston and Ted Birbilis, owners of Roadside America in Pasadena, California, have taken over the management and promotion of the California Country Antiques Show in Los Altos, California. The show, now renamed the New California Country & More Antiques Show, will be held on June 9 and October 20.
Raulston and Birbilis are longtime antiques show exhibitors as well as owners of the Golden California Antiques Show and of Antiques, Objects & Art L.A., each held annually in Glendale, California.
“We thoroughly intend to maintain the high quality and integrity which the California Country Antiques Show has exemplified for 27 years,” wrote the pair. “We are pleased to work with the Los Altos History Museum as producers of the show, and our goal is to retain the exhibitors and their customers who have supported the show, while opening the event to other… areas of collecting. We plan to unite American country and folk art with treasures from California’s golden past: California Rancho, Spanish Colonial, Spanish Revival, Monterey furniture, Mission, Old Mexico, American Indian, California & Southwestern fine art, and more. The show will be a venue strictly for quality antique merchandise.
“We started the Golden California Antiques Show in 2006 to celebrate the California lifestyle pre-WWII, and it was a huge success from the start. In 2011, after much encouragement from our dealer friends and associates, we launched Antiques, Objects & Art L.A. This show introduced elements that had not previously been a part of the Golden, including American country and folk art. The attendees responded enthusiastically to this material, and we made the decision to incorporate it into our flagship show, where it has continued to be well received. Therefore, we felt that it was a natural fit for us to merge the early California style into the California Country Antiques Show.”
For more information, contact Raulston and Birbilis at (626) 437-6275, Web site (www.californiacountryshow.com), or e-mail <email@example.com>.
Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest