DAY 44 – Last Day of Our Gift Giving Ideas

It’s Christmas Eve!

Please note that Bahoukas will be closing at 2 p.m.
today to prepare for our Family Holiday.

We will be closed on CHRISTMAS DAY and
re-open regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Tomorrow you’ll be gathering up wrappings and the surprises will be over. The kids will excitedly play with new toys. Hopefully, mom and dad will have a chance to breathe a bit.

To help you with your last minute shopping, here’s a link that shows you our 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas.

44 days of gift giving ideas from Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Most of all, everyone from Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum
wishes you a safe, Happy Holiday Season
overflowing with the love of family and friends. Remember to share
a bit of time with someone who may need a friend during this season.

 

Day 43 of Bahoukas 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas

Need a Bit of Last Minute Holiday Decor?

Candles – candles – candles will help to complete the decorations!

Collectible Santa candles at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

From very collectible candle figures above that include Santa, snowmen, Mrs. Claus, carolers, teddy bears and reindeer, we have a wonderful assortment of candles and candle holders to add the final touch to your holiday decorations!

small Christmas figure candles at Bahoukas Antiques    Tall electric Christmas candles to add to your front porch or large entryway from Bahoukas in Havre de Grace  wooden and metal candle holders for your home decor available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

The above photos show more selection to our holiday figures, tall electric candle-lights for porch, deck or large entry way, and a sample of metal or wood candle holders. Beautiful additions to add a bit of ‘festive’ to your holiday decorating.

Below are several examples of candle holders that would add a taste of class to your holiday table or mantle. But they’re also beautiful and will add to your home decor in any season.

candlewick glass candleholders among the collectibles at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

Above is a sample from our Candlewick Glass collectibles. These candle holders will add sparkle and warmth to your holiday. They were very popular beginning in the late 30s and on…

Under the leadership of Newton—with the help of designer Carl W. Gustkey—Imperial rebounded. In 1936, responding to the increasing popularity of elegant glass, Imperial released what would become its most successful line: Candlewick. The name was inspired by a Colonial-style needlework technique called candlewicking, and the design featured colorless pieces with small decorative glass beads around the top of each piece. By the 1950s, Imperial was producing more than 200 items in the Candlewick line, which was competing with Fostoria’s American line and Cambridge’s Rosepoint.    from CollectorsWeekly

Below is a sampling of candle holders from just one of our many shelves of collectibles at Bahoukas. 

Sampling of candle holders at Bahoukas

Needless to say, even in the least hours before the big celebrations for the holidays, we have some excellent choices to add warmth and charm to your home decor. Hurry in … we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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Day 42 Offers Decorative Signs

Are you searching for a unique last minute gift
that would please nearly everyone?

 

We have a large selection of wood decorative signs with really fun sayings that would be a great stocking stuffer, a perfect hostess gift, or ideal for the office party.

Cute wooden signs make delightful last minute gifts for your holiday shopping - available at Bahoukas.

We have dozens of signs with a wonderful assortment of sayings. Stop by and check them out. A couple of these may just make the perfect last minute gift you’ve been hoping to find.

With just a couple more evenings before Christmas, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

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Day 41 Favors the Cats in the Family

We can’t talk about dogs without including a post highlighting the feline variety of figurines available at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

 

Cat figurines make for great stocking stuffers at Christmas from Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

The tall cat would make a delightful addition to any cat lover’s collection. The little green kitty next to it and the Siamese in the front are perfect! Garfield in the front is a nail brush and the one in the back celebrates a birthday. The metal cookie cutter cat is an advertising piece for Davis Baking Powder.

As with the dogs, we have many more cat collectibles that may just fill a stocking and delight a collector, or anyone who loves cats. Stop by and see what we have. Remember this is day 41…. only 3 more days and it’ll be too late to grab that last minute special item from Bahoukas.

Hurry in! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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Day 40 Goes to the Dogs

Yes, we have a variety of dog figurines that just might make a perfect stocking stuffer for a special person on your list.

 

Dog figurines include a wooden dog, Sprainger Spaniel porcellain, Scottie Dog Planter, pink spaghetti Poodle, a Chihuahua and a plaster nodder dog all at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

The big wooden dog is looking for a friendly home. Front left is a cute Scottie Dog planter. The pink spaghetti Poodle refers to the process used to make the ‘poodle’ effect. Behind her is a Springer Spaniel made in Japan, and next to it is a cute little Chihuahua. Right front is a plaster ‘nodder dog’ from the 1960s – remember when we used to have them sit on the dash or in a back window.

Yep, we have a wide variety of dog figurines throughout the store. Stop in and browse for yourself. Ask us, we can help point them out to you. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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DAY 39 Highlights Cigarette/Smoking Memorabilia

Lucky Strike cigarette tin, Prince Allbert and Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco Tins, rolling papers, Cigarette Roller from 1950s-60s, and Bugler Cigarette Case

The above photo includes a Lucky Strike cigarette tin, Prince Albert and Sir Walter Raleigh Tins, cigarette rolling papers, a cigarette roller from the 1950s-60s, and a Bugler Cigarette Case.

Jitney Smoker Board used in bars, old tobacco pouch 1930s, gold plated cigarette case, ash tray/lighter of slag glass from the 30s all at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

This photo includes a Jitney Smoker board used in bars – 5 cents for a punch – back when cigarettes were actually 5 cents a pack! The word “Jitney’ has some interesting, if vague, history. Here’s an interesting quote:

The story begins near the end of the nineteenth century. Jitney (or gitney) was then a slang term for five cents (or perhaps for a nickel coin, it’s hard to tell).    from www.worldwidewords.org

The smoking tobacco pouch was for advertising, you could add your company. The beautiful gold plated cigarette case was made in England. It’s quite stunning. The ashtray also has a lighter, made from slag glass from the 1930s.

For the collector of cigarette memorabilia, there are some stunning items here. Stop by soon to grab the special piece you’d like to give the collector on your holiday list. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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MODELS & KITS for Young and Old

Modell Kits from Aurora 1960s to First Lunar Landing by Revel and more at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Aurora 1960s models of Wolfman and Frankenstein have already been put together. Are you a collector… grab these up. Have someone who loves the comics, maybe they’d like one for their shelf.

The First Lunar Landing by Revell is a 1996 model of the lunar module of 1969. Have an astronaut or science/history buff on your list, they might enjoy this model. There’s been debate forever as to whether we actually landed on the moon… but here’s a video. We’re sure the debate will continue for decades.

 

The scale model of a 1909 Ford Model T Touring car is by Scale Models and made of real metal – never opened – from 1993. Here’s a great video of an unrestored Model T that was still running in 2015!

It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford’s efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.   ___from the description in the video below

 

 

Remember, there are just 6 days to grab a present through Christmas Eve! Stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and let us give you a hand in finding that last minute perfect gift. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

 

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Transistor Radios for a Gift! You bet…

1960s transistor radios came in all sorts of shapes - cars, gas pumps,Snoopy, even a phone and Pet milk can - all at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Yes, these amazing collectibles are transistor radios. What fun! At top they include: Sinclair Gasoline radio, a beautiful Cadillac Convertible 1963, and Snoopy! On the bottom is a 1931 Rolls Royce, an Essex radio in a black leather case, and yes, a fun transistor radio in a PET Milk Can.

 

But wait, there’s more.

Look at this beautiful phone that is a transistor radio

from the 1960s with a lighter in the handset!

 

Do you remember your first transistor radio? The “weblady” remembers a boy in the neighborhood who had a brand new bike that had a radio built into it. WOW! The ingenuity of the design for transistor radios were often pieces of art … and more often used for advertising.

No matter, you know you need to get your holiday gift purchases completed soon… we have a week! So hurry on in to Bahoukas in Havre de Grace and know that we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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Stemware – a beautiful gift-giving idea …

beautiful stemware from etched and ruby glass to wine stemware and cordials, even brandy snifters - wonderful choices at Bahoukas in Havre de Grce

The choice of stemware available at Bahoukas Antique Mall is amazing. We can’t being to list all the choices, but we have hundreds of pieces available. Some of the items above include: delicate etched glass, Ruby glass, wine glasses or cordials, even beautiful brandy snifters. The stemware selection is outstanding.

But consider this, these pieces can also be used as dessert dishes, dainty fruit cups, even a beautiful tiny vase to add to your holiday decorating. Come on… get creative.

Then hurry in… time is growing short. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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The crafter may just love a gift from Bahoukas

Crafty gifts at Bahoukas Antiques include embroidery hoops, sock darner, hand sewing mahcing, buttons, salknut sewing kit (1950s), tool to make a yarn ball, small weaving loom, wood knitting needles

Here are some gift-ideas that you may not have considered being available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace. They include top: embroidery hoops, sock darning egg, a hand held sewing maching, buttons, doilies, a 1950s walnut sewing kit, a yarn ball winder, a small weaving loom, and wonderful wooden large knitting needles.

sewing kit in a walnut 1950s at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace   the sewing kit in a walnut when closed - 1950s

This little sewing kit is really beautiful. It could also be used as a wonderful ornament for the seamstress on your list. Have anyone in mind?

We also have a number of craft books and magazines, and even old sewing patterns. So stop by today because, you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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SPACE – the final frontier…

Check out these amazing toys from the 1950s and 1960s available for the aspiring astronaut or space scientist on your gift giving list: The photo below includes an Ideal Space Helmet, a spinnter spaceship top from the 1950s that even whistles, Twiki the Buck Rogers robot of the 1960s, Ed-U-Cards on Astronomy (1960s) and a great Space Car.

Outer space toys are always great collectible gifts available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Twiki (pronounced twee-kee) is a robot sometimes referred to as an “ambuquad”, which refers to a specialized series of robots made for work in space mines, and used as Amulaory Transportation for their QuAd superiors / partners. Built by an ambuquad facility in New Chicago, his name, “Twiki”, is derived from the robot’s alphanumeric designation TWKE-4. His Serial Number is n22-23-t.  from BuckRogers.wikia

Inter Kozmoz battery operated old space car - toy available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Here’s a close up of the battery-operated, Interkozmos space car, made in Japan, 1950s.

Remember, only 10 days til Christmas, Hurry in and find that perfect gift for the special person on your list. We’re here to help. And we most definitely, will be watchin’ for ya!

 

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Thrill a Reader on your List with a Collectible Book!


Collectible books available at Bahoukas include Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden and The Bobbsey Twins

Above we have Cherry Ames in Rest Home Nurse, Trixie Belden and the Black Jacket Mystery, and The Bobbsey Twins in The Secret at the Seashore! Below we have two in the Nancy Drew Mystery Series: The Quest of the Missing Map and the Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion plus Peter Potamus!

Collectible Books at Bahoukas Antique Mall include Nancy Drew and Peter Pottamus

But that’s not all…. consider these:

Three Muskateers, Roy Rogers and Wyatt Earp bring great reading in Collectible Books at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Above we have The Three Musketeers – a Whitman Book, Little Golden Books including this one about Roy Rogers, and another Whitman Book, Wyatt Earp. Below we have The F.B.I. from Random House with a forward by J. Edgar Hoover, The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey, and The House on the Cliff with The Hardy Boys!

Wonderful Collectible Books available at Bahoukas Antique Mall include The F.B.I., Zane Grey Novels and The Hardy Boys

While doing a little research, we discovered a great deal more information on Zane Grey.

Most of knew him as a highly read author of Westerns. Consider these:

  • His name was actually Pearl Zane Gray
  • He was an accomplished baseball player, earning a college scholarship
  • He went to the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in Dentisty
  • His wife “Dolly” pretty much handled his affairs
  • His favorite sport was fishing and he held 10+ world records for big game fishing
  • Born Jan. 31, 1872 and died Oct. 23, 1939 in Zanesville, Ohio
  • He authored more than 90 books
  • His novels and short stories were adapted into 112, films, 2 TV episodes, and a series, Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater

What an amazing story! You see, we have much to share when you visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Remember, the countdown to Holiday Festivities in growing close. We’re here to help you find those unique gifts for the very special people on your list. Stop by … we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

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CRACKLE GLASS Adds Sparkle to the Holidays!

GLASS is the third most popular collectible in the world, preceded only by coins and stamps. We feel CRACKLE GLASS is the most beautiful. Have you ever seen CRACKLE GLASS in a window when the sun reflects off the glass? A window decorated with different colored crackle is truly breathtaking.

 

Crackle Glass is known by other names, such as CRAQUELLE GLASS, ICE GLASS, OVERSHOT GLASS.

It was the Venetian Glass Makers of the 16th Century, who invented this marvelous process. The glass was immersed in cold water while it was molten hot, thereby cracking the glass. The glass was then reheated and either mold or hand blown into the shape the glass blower desired. The reheating of the glass sealed the cracks. If you run your hands over CRACKLE GLASS, you can feel the cracks, but the inside is smooth to touch.

Glass makers from the 19th Century and even today are still using the same methods.

 

Some of the companies that produced CRACKLE GLASS are: Blenko Glass Company, Pilgrim Glass Company, Mt. Washington Glass Company, H.C. Fry Glass Company, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Hobbs, Bruckunier & Company, Cambridge Glass Company, Kanawha Glass Company. Some of these companies are still operating today, making CRACKLE GLASS.

 

from The Glass Museum website

A variety of small pieces of crackle glass available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace.

Pieces included in the above photo are Kanawha of Dunbar WV, Pilgrim Glass, in beautiful colors of amberina, green, amethyst, blue and amber. The beautiful little vases and pitchers are stunning on a window sill where they’ll beautifully reflect the the light.

Text with a bit of HIstory about Crackle Glass

Cover of book CRACKLE GLASS by Weitman

The above excerpt is taken from the book: Crackle Glass, Volume 2 by Stan and Arlene Weitman.

Well, you know the story… we have 44 Gift Giving Ideas PLUS! So stop by soon…. Christmas isn’t far off.

We’re ready to help. And yes… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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Day 31 We Talk OYSTERS!

In our area, oysters are popular. An oyster platter is an appreciated gift – possibly a perfect hostess gift! We also have several tins from oyster packing firms. These items are very collectible!

Oyster Platters and several oyster tins for the collector available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

We also have this framed print “Unloading Oyster Luggers 1905” and the book Heavy Industries of Yester Year – Harford County’s Rural Heritage by Jack Shagena Jr. and Henry C. Peden, Jr. This book is available in our shop.

framed print "Unloading Oyster Luggers 1905"

Early French settlers designed small boats that would easily navigate the waters between ships and in Louisiana’s swamps.  These boats were called French canots; they had a rounded bottom and a small fin that allowed them to go in shallow water.  They became popular fishing boats and then oyster boats.  These canots eventually became known everywhere as New Orleans Oyster Luggers.

Click this link for more info.

Here’s a few tidbits about oysters and the Chesapeake Bay:

500 B.C.: The earliest evidence of oyster harvesting — shell deposits called middens — indicate that people living in the Chesapeake region were eating oysters and other shellfish as long as early as 2,500 B.C.

1600s: Early colonial settlers frequently remark on the size and quantity of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters were likely harvested using boats, rakes and by wading into shallow water to simply gather them.

read more in the article in The Baltimore Sun

Yes, we have quite a variety of ideas in our 44 Days of Gift Giving. So come on in and visit us, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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KNIVES May Not Seem Appropriate

But a knife is a tool first and foremost. A pocket knife quite often will have more than one blade that will allow you to loosen/tighten a screw, or even open an envelope. Others can be used to whittle wood to create a toy or small sculpture, open a package, remove a splinter, and still others are used by hunters.

CLICK HERE for a great list of 101 Pocket Knife Uses

The photo below shows the following: at top is a Display Knife made for Jones & Company by Maxam. Below that are l. to r.: 1970s Buck Knife #317 with a black case – no longer made, a 1950s Boy Scout Knife “Be Prepared”, a pen knife by Imperial with 2″ blade and a Florida Souvenir Knife in sheath and it has a small compass on the handle. The bottom row is an advertising pocket knife with 3″ blade for P.K. Maurer & Scott Sales Inc. – says High Explosives Blasting Supplies and also IV. 3.0300 Phila. 27, PA, also a Johnston Mfg pearlized handled 2″ blade pocket knife, and a U.S. Military knife by Camillus 1977.

A variety of Knives available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace - Buck Knife w/black case, Boy Scout Knife 1950s, Imperial Pocket knife, a Florida souvenir knife with compass on handle, Johnston Mfg peralized handle knife with 2" blade, and a US Military knife by Camillus 1977

KNIFE SAFETY

… because YOUR SAFETY matters to everyone at Bahoukas. We’ve attached this short video to help guide you in using your knife. All kids should learn from someone with experience. Think safety first! ENJOY!

Okay… stop in soon with your gift list, we’ll be watchin for ya and ready to help!

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Nativities Are Collected Around the Globe

We have a few very collectible Nativity Scenes that include a 1950s Italian Set made up of 12 pieces, a Plastic Nativity from the 60s, an ornament light that can fit over a bulb on a tree from the 60s, a U.S. Zone – Germany set from the 40s in fair condition considering it’s made with Papier-mâché figures. One of these just might make someone on your gift list very happy!

from Wikipedia:

Papier-mâché is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

Top is an Italian Nativity from the 1950s, a 60s Plastic nativity and an ornament to fit over a bulb on a tree - both from the 60s, plus a 1940s set made of paper mache from U.S. Zone - Germany ... all at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD.

You already know that here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have some mighty fine ideas to help you with your gift giving. Let us know what you’re thinking about and we’ll do our darndest to help you find it. Hurry in… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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Everyone Needs A Santa or Two!

We have a delightful array of Santas available from silly and funny to a bank or a candle. The photo below includes a 1960s Santa-in-the-Outhouse, a Spaghetti Santa ceramic bank, a 1960s battery-operated animated Santa on a roof top, a stuffed Santa from the 1950s, in front is a plastic Irwin Santa, a small Santa mug, a rocking-chair Santa candle and a Santa Snow Globe (all from the 60s).

Fun choices of Santa collectibles at Bahoukas include 1970 Santa in the Outhouse, Spaghetti Santa ceramic bank, 60s battery operated animated Santa on roof top, stuffed Santa 1950s, Plastic Irwin Candy dispenser, 1960s Santa Mug, Rocking Chair Santa Candle and Santa Snow-Globe from the 1960s.

CLICK HERE for a great blog post that tells you how best to clean a spaghetti ceramic figure. It can really change an old piece to a real collectible.

Vintage spaghetti poodle dogs have so much charm and character. They come in a variety of colors and styles and can be found highly decorated with rhinestones, bows, glasses, hats, playing sports, chain leash with puppies, depicted as fireman, graduating students, band musicians, reading the daily newspaper, snooty, high fashion, smoking, brides and more!

 

Spaghetti Poodles were made from clay, porcelain, and ceramic; their “hair” was applied in various ways to form various textures to mimic an actual poodle’s hairdo. To accomplish the spaghetti look, decorators and designers would have different techniques like using tea strainers to push the material through it to form strands that were then affixed to the poodle giving it a pom-pom look or swirled onto to the poodle for a curly look. Spaghetti is very fragile and tends to break or chip during the years.    (this is discussing Spaghetti Poodles, but there are many ceramic items that use the ‘spaghetti’ technique) from Crazy4Me.com blog)

Whether you need a fun stocking stuffer, a new piece to add to your holiday decor, or just a cute little Santa for a bit of ho-ho-ho, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace and see what we have to add to your holiday decorations and celebrations. Some of these pieces could also be added to a wreath for a special touch. So, as you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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HERCULES is also celebrating an anniversary!

The Disney film from 1997 celebrates 20 years in 2017 – WOW! My how time flies when we’re having so much fun. Here’s a photo of a few of the HERCULES items we have in the shop. These are 5″ figures 1996 by ToyBiz Inc for Disney. They include Mole-Man, She-Demon, Mesomorph, Xena and Centaur. Great stocking stuffers for the young ones or for the ‘big kid’ who still collects them!

Hercules Collectibles at Bahoukas

We also carry X-Men, Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe, and other action figures. Hurry in to choose the figure you – or someone special you know – would like to have!

Below is the trailer for the original HERCULES movie from Walt Disney Pictures!

ENJOY! Then hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!