Myrla Vanassen of Foresthill, CA
(L) Glen Movey of Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Fresno
CA with Kris Hegland, Twin Bridges' Show Manager
(L) Rosh Morales and Robert
Schwartz of Robert's Relics,
Windsor, CA
Craig and Jane Torlucci of Craig &
Jane's Collectibles, Concord, CA
Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale
(L) Trek Portillo, JMJ Jewelry,
Sacramento & Mandy Elf, Manager,
Bud's Restaurant, Dixon
Collectors discover treasures at the Dixon Show
Lori Hughes, Pine Cottage
Antiques, El Sobrante CA
Richard & Margaret Vanlaanmartin of
Lost In Time, Paradise CA
Ernest & Linda Portillo of
JMJ Jewelry, Sacramento CA
Floyd Pearson of Lakehead, CAA
Patricia Yokom of
Dixon Soroptimists
models a
"mystery piece" --
Any clues?

                        IF YOU REALLY LOVE IT, YOU’LL FIND A WAY TO USE IT!  
                        Decorating With Yard Sale Finds and Family Mementos
                            An Interview With Patricia Yokom, Co-Chairperson of
                         the 7th Annual Antique Show & Sale at the Dixon May Fair   

“If you see something you just love, its best to buy it ‘cause’ in an antique store it won’t hang around . . .
if you really love it, you’ll find a way to use it!”, says Patricia Yokom of Dixon, California.  Unlike most of
us who have family momentoes and yard sale finds stored in cupboards and drawers, never to see the
light of day, Patricia Yokom has mastered the art of creatively recycling, displaying and giving new life to
her favorite things.  Her sewing room, guest room and master bedroom are filled with examples of her
genius: A circa 1940's British department store mannequin displays a Victorian dress, gloves from her
childhood hang with other momentoes near family portraits, a vintage fabric border on a pillow sham
adorned with sewing notions is transformed into a picture, a doll house with a glass top becomes a lamp
table, the clear base of a table lamp displays her Mother’s 1920s and 30's depression-era buttons, a
collage of family photos under glass gives new life to a distressed writing desk, a 1940's-50's bedspread
adorned with a “yo yo” fabric border becomes an impressive wall hanging, a shabby sheik “window”
with vintage curtains expands the virtual size of her laundry room, vintage hair ornaments are  
attractively grouped together in an oval frame, a fabric bottom masks damage to a charming hanging
birdcage discovered at the Salvation Army, and Victorian ladies boots and a Spode china rose tea cup
with fresh roses to match become attractive table centerpieces.  “Its one thing to have them stored in
your garage, but to be able to have them out and enjoy them [is so much more satisfying],” says Patricia.

Patricia Yokom of Dixon, California is well known in the greater Sacramento area for her knowledge of
vintage fashion.  Recent speaking engagements include the Dixon Library; A.A.U.W. , Davis;
Newcomers, Roseville; the Antique Interest Group of The Farm Circle, Davis; PEO groups in Modesto
and Davis, as well as a television appearance on Sacramento and Company, Channel 10.  Mrs. Yokom
currently serves on the Soroptimist of Dixon, International’s Annual Antique Show Committee and has
served as Antique Show Chairperson for past events.  She is a member of the Dixon Chamber of
Commerce and  Friends of the Dixon Public Library.  
About the mystery piece:  The lace shown was used
in Victorian times to conceal double chins!  
(L) Karen Duncan, Amy Pretti, Denise Raycraft, Patti
Crotzer, Christey Hatfield, Andrea Kett, Barbara Bulkley &
Dorothy Luedke (R), Soroptimist International of Dixon
Food Service at the 2017 Dixon Show
The Dixon Show Benefits Charities Supported By
Soroptimist International of Dixon
(L) Erika and Analia Gomez (R) Girl Scout
Troop 2358 pick a lucky drawing winner

Steven Yvaska,
"The Antiques Adviser", well known
S.F. Bay Area antiques columnist
with the San Jose Mercury, invites
collectors to bring their favorite
family heirlooms or latest garage
sale finds between 11:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. daily for verbal
and evaluation for $5.00 per item.
Private consultation and written
appraisals for insurance are
available by arrangement.
(L) Fred Shaw, Vintage Estate
Relics, Shaw Ranch, Vacaville
(R) Steve Yvaska, Antiques Appraiser evaluates an
imperial Russian momento case for Fred Shaw,
Vacaville.  The piece, circa 1905-1918 from St.
Petersburg, commemorates events in a person’s
life and is currently valued at $2000 - $3000
Besides writing a popular newspaper column which goes out to 300,000+ readers every
other week, Mr. Yvaska continues to teach  antiques seminars for the City of San Jose and
maintain a very active schedule delivering programs and lectures to antiques clubs,
womens’ groups, museums and civic organizations, i.e. Rotary. He also works with
numerous Bay Area non-profit groups, assisting them with the sale of donated vintage
goods. The funds raised help send students to college or summer swim camp and provide
medical care to families in need.  Steven Wayne Yvaska was born in Boston and became a
collector by age nine.  He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University where he began
to delve into the decorative arts. He completed his Master's degree in Environmental
Science and studied with experts including Dr. Charles Ryder Dibble, Sally Kinsey, Ed
Fricke, and Bruce Havens. Over the years Steven developed a deep interest in American
silver, the topic of his graduate thesis.

Carola Cantrall & Adrienne Kaufmann
of Friends of the Dixon Public Library
Collectible & Antique Book
Sale By Friends of the Dixon
Public Library
Co-Manager, Erma Hill
Savannah Coggins, Girl Scout Troop
2358 Dixon picks a lucky drawing winner
(L) Erika, Analia & Veronica Gomez, Troop Leader (R)
Dixon Girl Scouts Troop 2358
Event Volunteers and cookie sales
at the 2017 Dixon Show
Sober Grad Night Basket Raffle
2017 Chaired by Carolyn Freitas