Marilyn Monroe Still Intrigues Us

Marilyn wasn’t really a dumb blonde!

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.  __Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe collector plates

She was the victim of ballyhoo and sensation — exploited beyond anyone’s means. __Sir Laurence Olivier

 

Monroe did not own a house until the last year of her life, and had surprisingly few possessions. One that she prized was an autographed photo of Albert Einstein, which included an inscription: “To Marilyn, with respect and love and thanks.”

 

__above quotes from Biography.com

Drop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and see what other items we have related to Marilyn Monroe. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Everyone Loves a Lighthouse

We have a few at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Collectible Lighthouses at Bahoukas Antique Mall

If you love collecting lighthouses, you might want to stop by Bahoukas to see if one of our lighthouses would be a perfect addition to your collection. We have an unusual assortment to choose from.

collectible lighthouses

When you visit the Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace, be sure to stop by and browse our 9,000 sq ft of discovery opportunities. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Cookie Jar Storage

… not just for cookies!

cookie jars of all shapes and sizes at Bahoukas

Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall you know that we have a wonderful variety of items. Well, we’ve just discovered some modern-day uses for the old-fashioned cookie jar. Check out this interesting article:

Now you know my secret. I store garlic, potatoes, and onions in our cookie jar. It’s dry and dark in there, and no one suspects that Cookie Monster’s belly is full of healthy vegetables.  __from Unclutterer

Read the many comments to the article (in the link above). You’ll find a number of other uses. What a great idea!

cookie jar surprises at Bahoukas Antiques

Now just imagine using one of these delightful cookie jars to store some of those electronic items that you’ll probably never use but are afraid to throw away, or extra cords and chargers.

Turtle cookie jar at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We have dozens of cookie jars and we’re sure one or two of them would be perfect for your decor. Or maybe you’d just like to try a bit of whimsey!

more cookie jar storage ideas from Bahoukas

So the next time you’re trying to remove clutter AND make space on a shelf, try one of our colorful cookie jars. The real advantage is that they also have a cover on them so you don’t have to dust the items you’re storing.

We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Does Dad Love Games?

We have a BIG game for Dad!

slot machine available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

This will entertain Dad and his friends for hours and many an evening! Stop in and see what we have available. We also have a jukebox or two as well. Discover Bahoukas. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Need another idea for Dad?

Is Dad a Bottle Collector?

bottles of every size and design are available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Here at Bahoukas, we have a wide variety of bottles for the collector in your life. Old medicine and ink bottles, soda bottles, and, of course, a full 2nd story of beer bottles and cans. We can help you discover the perfect gift for Dad! Come explore. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Gifts for Dad? We’ve got ’em!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2018!

a variety of useful knives available for Dad at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Most dads are the handymen in our lives. They have just the right tools to complete a job. Whether it’s a bit of muscle to pry open a jar or a beautiful, handcrafted piece of furniture created by Dad, we all appreciate the men in our lives. We have a beautiful selection of pocket knives that might make a perfect gift for Father’s Day.

Collection of Heddon Fishing Lures at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Heddon Frog Fishing Lure

We also have some amazing and very collectible fishing lures – many created by Heddon. The fisherman in your life would most certainly appreciate this as a Father’s Day gift.

 

Stop by and check them out. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

When Pigs Fly?

You’ve heard that, right? It’s called an adynation!

The phrase “when pigs fly” (alternatively, “pigs might fly”) is an adynaton—a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton is being applied) will never occur.  from Wikipedia

cast iron flying pig at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We have a fairly large variety of vintage and reproduction cast iron pieces, including our “FLYING PIG!”

Use these hefty fellows as a doorstop, by your fireplace, or just a fun decoration and conversation piece. Here are a couple more pics:

reproduction cast iron figures at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Along with these great reproduction cast iron pieces, you’ll find a number of vintage and collectible cast iron items.

Reproduction cast iron pig at Havre de Grace Bahoukas

It couldn’t be any more fun than this! So drop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and choose your favorite from our vintage and reproduction collections of cast iron figures. Yessiree, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Does Dad Love Radios?

Father’s Day is June 17th!

Does your Dad love radios? Does he collect them? We have a really beautiful and unique radio from the 1920s.

1920s radio - for the collector - at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

This is a “FADA Eight” – table model, 1926, wood, low rectangular case, center front dials, loop antenna stores inside when not in use, lift top, 5 knobs, BC, 8 tubes, battery. You can see the loop antenna which would be raised up to ‘receive’ when in use.

Of course, we have a variety of radios for the collector and the curious.

Maybe Dad remembers his first ‘transistor’ radio. We have those, too.

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

We offer a variety of collectibles that just might bring a big smile when you give it to Dad for Father’s Day. So stop in soon. And yes, of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

oooOOOOoooo…Sunshine!

Time to get those kids outdoors!

Toys for inside and out, games - all for kids and family at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Hula Hoops are a great way to have your children burn off that crazy, pent-up energy from the rainy days! We have them. We also have a variety of toys perfect for playing outdoors and others that make for a great time on a rainy day (goodness! Did I just say that out loud!?!?) We have metal trucks and cars, wonderful stuffed toys, doll houses, action figures, trading cards, dolls, and yes – games!

Do you know when the first Hula Hoop was marketed? Or the kind of ‘hoops’ different cultures used previously to the toy we are all familiar with now? Read below then click the link to Wikipedia for more information! Interesting!

The hula hoop gained international popularity in the late 1950s, when a plastic version was successfully marketed by California’s Wham-O toy company. In 1957, Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin, starting with the idea of Australian bamboo “exercise hoops”, manufactured 1.06-metre (42 in) hoops with Marlex plastic. With giveaways and national marketing and retailing, a fad was started in July 1958; twenty-five million plastic hoops were sold in less than four months, and in two years, sales reached more than 100 million units. Carlon Products Corporation was one of the first manufacturers of the hula hoop. During the 1950s, when the hula hoop craze swept the country, Carlon was producing more than 50,000 hula hoops per day. The hoop was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York, in 1999.

The hula hoop craze swept the world, dying out again in the 1980s, but not in China and Russia, where hula hooping and hoop manipulation were adopted by traditional circuses and rhythmic gymnasts.

__from Wikipedia

By the way, did you know there’s a NATIONAL TOY HALL of FAME? Check this out! CLICK HERE

Stop by today. It’s going to be a beautiful Monday! See what we have to offer that will make any day special for the kids in your family! We’ll be watchin’ for ya

Need A Fun Thing To Do (even if it rains)?

VISIT OUR BEER MUZEUM During First Friday!

Thousands of collectible bottles, decanters, mirrors, and more – plus our Nascar Collection is upstairs. If the weather turns out a bit too wet, we’ll be here! Also, don’t forget that tomorrow evening, June 2, we have a …

Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Buildings Walking Tour

… happening from 9pm – 11pm. Let us know you’d like a space reserved for you and friends.

Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Buildings Walking Tour at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. (If you need one, we even have a few umbrellas). We’re always ready to have fun at Bahoukas!

Vases and Flowers

SPRING? It’s been a bit wet!

But the spring flowers have definitely welcomed us, even if the season seems a bit short. And we’ll soon be seeing the beautiful flowers that will blossom with the hot, humid days of summer. We have a wonderful assortment of vases. Of course, you can add them to your collection. But, better yet, find the perfect vase for some of those flowers and bring them into your home decor.

beautiful vases available at Bahoukas Antiques

Large and small, artistic and classic, we have a huge assortment of vases and small planters.

Gorgeous vases available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

These wonderful vases can also be used for other items – they can hold pens and pencils, maybe your artist brushes, or even kitchen utensils. Have you thought about that? Are you looking for unique ways to decorate and keep your house beautiful and clutter-free? Check these shelves of vases and planters:

huge variety of vases and planters available at Bahoukas

These vases and small planters also make great vessels to put gifts in or to use for decorating for a shower or even a picnic.

Get creative. Have some fun. Create a ‘conversation piece.’ Stop by today and pick out one – or two – or there for your flowers, table, and creative projects. Did we forget to mention color? Oh my goodness, the choices are amazing. You’re sure to find just the most perfect piece!

colorful ceramic and pottery vases and small planters - all available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

We also have crackle glass small vases, some fine crystal pieces, and etched glass ones. So stop in soon. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Salute to Our Military

Please Take A Moment

Poppy - Lest We Forget - Memorial Day - Bahoukas Antiques

Yes, it’s a long weekend and there’s sun in the forecast. But it’s also a Holiday set aside for us to remember those of our military who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We encourage you to take a moment to sit quietly, remember and honor those courageous men and women. Shake a hand, share a hug, or just say “Thank You” to a family member or friend who is honoring the loss of a military loved one on this special day.

For those who love anything ‘military,’ here at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we have some interesting collectibles.

Books to Belt Buckles and other military collectibles at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Books, insignia, belts, manuals and more are available in our Military Collectibles. Stop in and see if there’s a special item you’d like to add to your own collection.

Military books and more at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Just looking for an interesting item to add to a table or bookshelf in honor of our Military? Check this out! A stand of flags or the flag and AMERICA sign – either would look great on a picnic table!

Flags, AMERICA sign, and more Military items at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Of course, as you enjoy your weekend in Havre de Grace, stop by and browse Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Absolutely, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Salt and Pepper Clubs?

INTERNATIONAL?

Do you realize that there are over 40,000 members of Novelty Salt & Pepper Clubs? This organization was founded in 1983? Who would have thought! Many of us remember our moms collecting salt and pepper shakers during various summer trips. But it’s hard to imagine over 40,000 members collecting today – in 2018!

Here’s a sampling of salt and pepper shakers available at our shop. And we do mean – SAMPLING! So if you want to join the 40,000+ members of the Novelty Salt & Pepper Clubs, stop in soon.

Start your salt & pepper collection by checking out OUR collections at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

Below is a great video with Bill Geist of CBS attending a Salt & Pepper Shaker Collectors Convention. WOW!

And CLICK HERE for a great article from the Smithsonian!

Here’s a quote from the article!

Morton’s development may have been the beginning of the salt and pepper shaker, but it was the automobile that led to its becoming a collectible item, says Alex. “It was because people could travel more freely, either for work or on vacation that the souvenir industry came about. Salt and pepper shakers were cheap, easy to carry and colorful, and made ideal gifts.”

Then drop in by our shop and see how easy it is to begin or add to your very own collection. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Sun – Justify – Horse Lovers

Can we get another Triple Crown?

Baffert brought us American Pharoah and the Triple Crown, will he do it again with Justify? We can only excitedly wait and see.

Today, the sun is out and hopefully, our surroundings will dry up just a little! Everything is lush and green – a great day to get out and about.

In the meantime, we’d like to share a few items horse lovers may enjoy from our store. Stop in… we have other horse-y surprises as well.

Below is a unique print of Merry Monarch:

The Merry Monarch’s first race of 1846 was the Derby at Epsom. The build-up to the race was marred by reports of a plot to either lame or poison Old England, one of the favourites for the race, while another one of the leading contenders, The Libel, was allegedly drugged (“doctored”). Poor weather on the morning of the race did not deter the crowd, which was reported to be as large and unruly as ever. Ridden by the little-known Foster Bell, The Merry Monarch started at odds of 15/1 in a record field of thirty one runners. These official odds however, were offered jointly for The Merry Monarch and his stable companion Doleful: according to The Sporting Magazine, odds of 35/1 would have been more accurate reflection of the actual betting. The start of the race was delayed by almost an hour by a series of false starts and an incident in which one of the leading contenders, Alarm was kicked by The Libel. Alarm threw off his jockey, Nat Flatman, ran into a chain fence and then galloped loose down the course for several minutes before being caught. Both Alarm and Flatman were injured, but took part in the race when it eventually got under way. The Merry Monarch was among the leading group from the start, and was in fourth place at the turn into the straight, where one horse fell and several others were badly hampered. Approaching the final furlong, Bell sent The Merry Monarch to the front and he established a clear lead before staying on well to win “in clever style” by a length from Annandale, with Old England a neck away in third. The result was a major surprise to most observers, including, it was reported, the winner’s own connections, who had believed that their other runner, Doleful, had the better chance of winning.

 

—-from Wikipedia

Merry Monarch print 1845 won Derby at Epsom, England

Or maybe you just love collecting horse figures and such. Yep, stop in at Bahoukas Antique Mall.

horse collectibles and figures at Bahoukas Antique Mall

We have a  number of fun collectible horse figures. Stop in today and see what else you might discover as you browse our 9,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles. You’ll love the hunt! Treasures are everywhere!

In the meantime, as Justify prepares to head to the Belmont Stakes, our excitement grows! And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Beautiful Jewelry

Just in Time for Mother’s Day…

We normally like to post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But we wanted to get this post out there to pique your curiosity enough that you’ll stop in and see the variety of beautiful jewelry we have for that special “MOM” in your life.

beautiful jewelry choices available for Mom on Mother's Day at Bahoukas Antiques

These photos do not do justice to these trays of pins. There are some stunning pieces here. Stop in and see for yourself the beautiful bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more that we have in our shop. Prices start at just a couple dollars and up. Bring the kids to pick out something special for Mom and Grandmom.

Pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more - all in time for Mothers Day - available in Havre de Grace, MD at Bahoukas

Hurry in to discover the perfect, beautiful piece or two of jewelry that will delight Mom and fit your budget. Truly, these photos do not do justice to these pieces. And, of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Just in Time for Picnics

Gifts for Mom and the Family

May, thoughts of outdoor picnics and barbeques, and great serving pieces make for perfect Mothers Day gift ideas. Below is a beautiful glass cake dish with a cover. Can you imagine the tasty dessert that will be served? YUM!

Beautiful covered cake dish - Bahoukas Antiques

Maybe you need a dish for your casserole. Well, check this one! A glass-covered, Guardian Ware serving dish. Perfect!

Guardian Ware covered serving dish

Has mentioned that she could sure use a few mixing/serving bowls? These stainless steel bowls below make it easy to mix your favorite salad, cover with plastic wrap and take directly to the picnic table. Those hungry kids will be so excited!

stainless steel bowls at Bahoukas Antiques

We absolutely love this circus-themed covered tin that’s just perfect for a batch of your favorite cookies and brownies. ooooOOOOOoooooo

circus themed tin for some favorite munchies

If you’re taking the cut-up veggies, a dip, maybe baked beans, these glass serving pieces with covers are perfect for the table and can go directly into the refrigerator/freezer afterward. Well, that’s if there’s anything left in them afterward!

glss covered serving/freezer dishes at Bahoukas Antiques

So if you’re thinking picnic, outdoor barbeques, or just a great gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, these pieces just might fill the bill. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Time to Think About Mom

Mother’s Day 2018 – Sunday, May 13

Of course, you ALWAYS think of mom. But with Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we thought we’d help you out with a few gift ideas. Consider these beautiful Spode Blue Room Collection of Mugs – buy one or all six:

Spode Blue Room Collection mugs - beautiful - available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

OR….. maybe Mom would love an entire set of Spode Blue Room Collection Italian – service for 8. Seriously, stop in and see these beautiful dishes in perfect condition. Buy one or buy them all.

Spode Blue Room Collection Italian dishes service for 8 at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

And yep, we’ll we watchin’ for ya!

WOW… Busy Weekend Ahead

First Friday, Decoy Show and Warm Weather…

decoy memorabilia available at Bahoukas

Bahoukas has an interesting collection of Havre de Grace Decoy Memorabilia. Above are Decoy Show Pins from 1982-1991.

The mini black swan is by Bill Hickson, The larger black swan is carved by LM Bircham 1991. The mini-white swan (not signed). The Concord Point Lighthouse figurine is a 2006 edition. The Wood Duck Decoy is carved by Frank Townsend of New Jersey.

Stop in while you’re enjoying the weekend’s festivities. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!