Tucked Amid Collectibles – AFRICAN ART!

Art and Bahoukas – unique collectibles!

African Art pieces available at Bahoukas

Several of these pieces are from Ghana. They’re tucked here and there throughout the store. We gathered a few pieces of our beautiful art for you for this photo (apologies for the blur). There are many wonderful items from around the world. You’ll find the perfect art for your home or office.

The Secret?

… leaving yourself plenty of time to browse our more than 9,000 sq ft of amazing antiques and collectibles. There are many, many, more beautiful art pieces to be discovered. Will we see you soon!?

Did You Have a Fav Child’s Book That Was Banned?

What was your favorite book as a child?

Children's Classic books - assortment available at Bahoukas

Children’s books continue to be one of our most loved items in the store. We have had books from the Dick and Jane Series, Weekly Readers, and many others. Some are very used, others in decent condition. Somehow … the ‘very used’ seem to feel special when you hold them. After all, some very loving, little hands enjoyed them over the years.

CLICK HERE to read an interesting article on banned (mostly) children’s books. Regardless of your personal choices, we have some beautiful classics for children. Stop in and browse. The weblady is partial to the Bobbsey Twins Seris and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Did you ever wonder about ‘challenged and banned books?’ Here’s an interesting link from the American Library Association. Intriguing …

 

Home Decor – think Bahoukas!

Pottery from Italy – assolutamente!

Pottery made in Italy

We always recommend giving yourself plenty of time to browse our shop. Here are two pieces of pottery made in Italy! The right ‘find’ will add beauty to your home and create a wonderful conversation piece.

any type of decoration or accessory that sparks interest or curiosity among first-time onlookers.

Often they will ask questions regarding its origin, how you acquired it…etc. , thus leading to a conversation.

“I don’t know how you got that Model T Ford in your living room, but I gotta say it does make an interesting conversation piece!”
by polo September 06, 2004
Beautiful, unique, practical, collectible – all words to describe that perfect item you found to add to your home! Stop in and see just how delightful your shopping experience can be!

 

Shoes at Bahoukas? Absolutely!

You Might Not Think of Bahoukas When You Think of Shoes …

Shoes - old, new, collectible, from around the world, at Bahoukas

But you also just might be surprised. Take a peek at this collection. Little leather shoes for the babies, oxfords – like new, and check out the high, lace-up ladies boot of yesteryear. The black lacquered GETA are Japanese, while the wooden clogs could be from several countries. The variety of clogs is rather astounding when we researched them. We also learned why they have the pointy toe curling up. Check out the link!

You see, you just never know what you might find amidst the 2200 sq ft of antiques and collectibles in Bahoukas Antique Mall! So stop in soon and plan to spend some time browsing – seriously browsing! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Great Find – The Maryland Farmer

Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Economy, and Mechanic Arts

Maryland Farmer magazines 1865-66 at Bahoukas

Recently George received a number of these publications: The Maryland Farmer: Monthly Magazine Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Economy & Mechanic Arts. They are from 1865-1866! The articles offer advice and details on plantings, animal husbandry, recipes, even lifestyle! Intriguing reads with a dash of that old-fashioned wisdom that still fits today. Intriguing!

Maryland Farmer 1865-66

All Clowns Are Not Scary

Collectible Musical Clowns by Waco

beautiful hand-painted clown figurines by Waco now at Bahoukas

The beautiful, hand-painted, musical, porcelain clowns by Waco are enchanting – sad maybe – but enchanting. They require batteries. But look at the detail. Colorful, creative designs with a song to match. Stop in at Bahoukas and choose one or all for your collection. They’re waiting for that special someone who appreciates their gift of entertainment even through their sadness! These are from the 60s.

TGIF brings to mind a couple fun items

We can’t actually sell a still, but …

2 gal jug and copper still at Bahouaks

On a Friday it just seems like a perfect time to show this picture of a pottery jug and a copper still.

In the picture, it’s a 2 gal. jug. But we have many sizes available. So stop by and see if we can find the size you’re looking for!

Interestingly, there are plenty of questions regarding owning an old copper still. Of course, how you use it is the main issue. If you use it to distill water or for decoration, well, you can have one. If you’re going to actually distill alcohol, well, that’s another matter. You’ll have federal, state and local permitting to consider. CLICK HERE for an article from 2015 that will at least make you think long and hard before creating your own ‘moonshine’!

Stop in soon. We’re still allowed to ‘talk about it!”

1858 map Harford County and 1803 map referencing Harmers Town

Harford County 1858 Map

1858 Harford County Maryland street map published by Jennings & Herrick

This map was published by Jennings & Herrick entirely from original surveys. It includes an inset of Havre de Grace Streets. (yep, we know it’s upside down. It is so fragile that we didn’t want it to tear,)

better photo of 1858 Harford Co map

Posted above is a better photo from Herrick, L. W. A map of Harford Co., Maryland, 1858. [Philadelphia?, Jennings & Herrick, 1858] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, website. (Accessed July 12, 2017.)

George also has an 1803 map regarding “Harmers Town as established by the concerned parties in the year 1796”

Made from tracings from the original maps in the clerks office at Bel Air, Nov. 1803. Below are some great snapshots of the map

1803 map re: Harmers Town (later Havre de Grace)

Stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall to view many historic pieces related to Havre de Grace history. Many are not for sale, but George has plenty of stories to make it worth your while. Of course, we have 9,000 sq ft of antiques and collectibles plus another 2,200 sq ft of browsing in the Beer MuZeum (and yes, most of this IS for sale). We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

 

Home Decorating Starts at Bahoukas

Have you walked past these decorative Signs!?

Signs for decorating your home at Bahoukas

There is so much in our shop that it’s easy to walk past the perfect home decor. Seriously, the wood signs are amazing. And the prices are perfect for your wallet!

Decorative Signs for your home available in Havre de Grace at Bahouksa

As you can see, the topics vary … but we know the perfect decorative sign is here for you! Need more ideas? Check this  group out.

Decorative signage for your home at Bahoukas

And check out this selection….

Wonderful selection of decorative signs for your home at Bahoukas

I told you we had a HUGE selection of decorative signs for you home or office. Seriously, if you can’t find something that works for your decor, we’ll be surprised. And this still isn’t all of them. Along with these we also have a few that are magnetic.

So stop in to Bahoukas today and chose your decorative signs to add a bit of whimsy (or even a smidgen of sarcasm) to lighten the day! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

An Illuminated Life of Christ

Amazing Bible-Teaching Portable Class dated 1896

This unique piece is perfect for the right person. Could that person be YOU?

Beautiful teaching - An Illuminated Life of Christ

The briefcase opens into a lectern. The top works like a movie screen, with beautiful illustrations that are manipulated with a key-like hand-crank.

The portable classroom - Pen Pictures from Genesis to Revelations 1902 - at Bahoukas

The Royal Scroll

The Royal Scroll and how to use the Pen Pictures

The book is a Bible study filled with Pen Pictures from Genesis to Revelation and includes descriptions of the plates (illustrations), maps and a Question and Answer section related to the stories.

Beautiful Maps

Bible Study in Topical Form addressing questions of The Scriptures 1902

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The screen offers beautiful illustrations. Below are some samples.

Illustration from the Illuminated Life of Christ

Illustration from the Illuminated Life of Christ
    Illustration from the Illuminated Life of Christ 1902
Published in 1902 by Powers, Higley and Company, Chicago. The copyright is 1896 by Powers, Fowler and Lewis

Italian Anri Wood-Carved Stoppers

JUST IN: Unique, hand-crafted Anri stoppers

History of ANRI Wood Carving

It all began in the late 19th century when Alois Riffeser traveled to the major European cities to sell the wood carved figurines and toys which were bought from the farmers of the Gröden Valley located in the Dolomite region of the Alps. This area in South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary at the time until being annexed to Italy in 1919.

In 1912 Josef Anton Riffeser founded the ANRI Company, which he named using the first two letters of his first and last name. After World War I, where he was in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia, he formulated his plan for a woodcarving company. He created his own models which he distributed successfully, mainly in the Alpine region.    ___read more on their website

Italian Anri wood-carved bottle stoppers at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

The above photo shows only two of the Anri stoppers that we received this week. They are delightful, hand-carved, wooden, mechanical bottle stoppers. A perfect conversation piece to show off at your next gathering.

Mechanical, wood-carved, Italian Anri bottle stoppers

The stopper on the left answers a phone when you push the lever in the back down. The one on the right lifts a camera to take a picture.

ANRI Wood Carving Artists

Famous artists and modellers from around the world have created unique designs that the skilled workers at ANRI transform into beautifully detailed wood carved figures.
___read more on their website

Stop in Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum soon and see other designs still available.

Charity Minstrel Shows and Follies

Local Talent Has ALWAYS Been A Community Asset

Having just enjoyed our 2017 Havre de Grace Independence Celebration, it seems like the perfect time to share some volunteer community activities of years past. Check out these programs from entertaining events!

Susquehanna Follies brochure - benefits the HdG Baseball Club at the State Theater

This 1930s brochure is delightful. Lots of local talent… and the layout is very interesting. On each page is an ‘act’ along with advertising. You won’t miss anyone – advertising support, sponsors, or participants in the ‘follies!’ This would be so much fun today!

Elks' Charity Minstrel Show 1953 brochure

This 1953 program benefiting the Elks’ Club and their charity programs took place at the Havre de Grace High School auditorium. Another interesting program for a great cause! Here’s the actual program in the booklet:

Elks' Charity Minstrel Show program - 1953

Look at the participation! We love these examples of community involvement and the great talent available. Stop by to check out these intriguing pamphlets and the many other historical pieces that can be seen at Bahoukas Antique Mall.