It’s Finally Spring

… and we start thinking about boating

a huge Spanish galleon and a couple sailboat models - at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We’ve shown this beautiful Spanish Galleon sailing vessel before, but it’s still waiting for the perfect home. It’s an absolutely stunning model. The little red sailboat in the foreground is ‘not for sale’ since we have a young boy ghost who plays among the shelves and gets mighty upset when we move his boat. The other sailboat in the background is for sale. Stop into Bahoukas and see these models. We’re sure they’re perfect for someone! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Old Vintage Photos

… offer some beautiful possibilities

This old photo includes an early Harley Davidson

Old photos always take us back to another time. Visually they help us see another era. But they also cause us to wonder about their lives. Sometimes you even ponder if there was a way you could create something with the photos that seem to touch you in some way. Speaking of how a photo may touch us, did you notice the vintage Harley Davidson in the front of the photo above? Well, now you see it!

vintage photo of a young man with his arm resting on an old rocking chair      vintage photo of an older woman

Do you ever fall in love with old photos you find in antique shops and wish there was a project so you could use them? We’ve included a wonderful link in this post that gives you 30 ideas. Once you look it over, I’ll bet your creative mind will be going in 100 directions, thinking of the gifts and unique items you might create for others as well as yourself. Stop in and see our many old photos.

vintage wedding photo, one of many at Bahoukas Antique Mall

This webpage gives 30 Creative Ways to Repurpose Repurpose Old Photos. It may, at first, feel like it wouldn’t work for anything you want. But as I perused the options, I was picturing all the beautiful black & white and sepia tone photos I’ve seen in antique shops. What if all those amazing bridal photos were used to create a lovely runner for the bride’s table. Just an idea. Now go create! Yes, we have lots of old photos and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

SPODE Jumbo Cups w/Saucers

from the Blue Room Collection

Spode Blue Room Collection of Jumbo Cups w/Saucers

The patterns, left to right, are Tower, Italian, Camilla, and Sunflower. These are huge cups and absolutely beautiful. Stop in and see them for yourself. Yes, they are for coffee or tea, but they make beautiful soup cups. Stunning.

We have a wonderful selection of SPOKE porcelain – over 100 pieces. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Vintage Postcards – hundreds!

Stunning Very Collectible Vintage Postcards

Beautiful Vintage Postcards at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

We recently received hundreds – yes, hundreds of beautiful, stunning, vintage postcards. Many of them are embossed. We have beautiful postcards for nearly every holiday and dozens of subjects. You have to see them to appreciate them. They are just stunning. Whether you add them to your collection, use them for decoupage, or frame them, these vintage postcards are a delight!

Hurry in and see them for yourself. If you love vintage postcards, you won’t be disappointed. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Just in time for the Beer Fest

Beer Collectibles for You

Plenty of beer collectibles at Bahoukas Beer MuZeum in Havre de Grace

This Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon to five is the first ever Craft Beer and Wine Festival at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. We thought we’d share a few items for those beer lovers and maybe, just maybe, you’d like to have one of these unique steins or  choose a pewter tankard – also available at Bahoukas. Hurry in and choose your favorite.

Left to right pictured above include the Bartender battery operated collectible,  a double-handle German Beer Stein, a Dogfish Head Chicory Stout tap handle, a 1920s Chesapeake Brewing Co. beer bottle with the terrapin turtle, and a beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle Stein from Germany, limited edition.

Click here for the Lock House Craft Beer and Wine Details.

We’ll be watchin’ for you at the shop and be sure to say ‘hi’ at the festival!

Unique Medical Collectibles

Medical items to add to your special collection

Unusual medical collectibles available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

We do get some unusual items at Bahoukas Antique Mall. Above are a variety of medical collectibles. They include (l to r):

  • Peoples Quality Potassium Alum Lump from Peoples Drug Store
  • glass hypodermick syringe
  • a ceramic mug with Rx on it
  • Two varieties of mortar and pestle
  • a Tincture of Iodine bottle
  • and a Vintage BP Cuff

So if you’re a collector of medical items, you might want one or all of these for your bookshelf or shadow box. Stop in soon and choose your favorites to complete your collection. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Do You Remember Beatlemania?

First Fridays in Havre de Grace

… mean food, shopping, meeting up with friends, games, vendors, and MUSIC!! And we have the memorabilia to add to the fun!

Beatles memorabilia at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Above are a number of fun Beatles items: a John Lennon figure, Beatles stamps, and a pink wallet and pencil case – all from the ’60s! Below are Beatles trading cards.

Beatles trading cards at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s. The phenomenon began in 1963 and continued past the group’s break-up in 1970, despite the band ceasing public performances in 1966.
_from Wikipedia

So much of the music from the 1960s and 1970s is still loved today by all ages. So as you enjoy our First Friday, don’t forget to stop by Bahoukas and check out our Beatles, Elvis and more music memorabilia PLUS CDs, Records, and more. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Ghost Tours Return to Bahoukas

… with the addition of Haunted Buildings Walking Tour

Paranormal Investigations and Haunted History Buildings Walking Tour at Bahoukas in Havre de GraceWe’re excited to be bringing back our Ghost Tours with the intriguing professional Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators! Take part in an actual investigation. Learn how they use their equipment to locate entities in our building and try to communicate with them. Also, new this year, enjoy a walking tour that encompasses approximately 6 blocks and listen to George – our casual historian – share stories and history of our haunted buildings.

The next two dates are Saturdays: April 21 and May 19 from 9pm – 11pm.  Adults:  $15.00  Children:  $10  Call George today and reserve your spaces.  410-942-1290  Hurry – space is limited to 25 people. We will continue the event in inclement weather by showing a video of the walking tour if we can ‘walk it.’

Yes, you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Spring Nesting

beautiful Czech Glass and Porcelain Curtain Tiebacks at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

Add Pizzazz!

Yes, Spring is finally here … (we hope, we hope, we hope)!

As nature works her magic and the birds and animals create their nests, so, too, do we humans make our own preparations for Spring. For many, that includes a bit of decorating and freshening our homes.

These beautiful curtain tiebacks might just add a bit of spring and a touch of color to your decor.

The top selection are of Czech Glass. The bottom group is porcelain. They are beautiful and we have a nice variety to offer you. So if you’re looking to add just a pinch of color and class to your windows, you might want to stop by and see these curtain tiebacks.

Of course, we’ll be watching for ya. Now that the snow is melting away.

Andy Warhol Collected Cookie Jars

What do Little Sprout, Nestle’s Toll House, and Wiley Coyote have in common?

Cookie jars!

Little Sprout, Nestle's Toll House, and Wiley Coyote are just a few of the wonderful collectible cookie jars available at Bahoukas.

Artist Andy Warhol amassed a collection of 175 ceramic cookie jars. These were in a multitude of shapes and figures. Most were purchased at flea markets. Warhol’s collection was featured in a prominent news magazine and sparked an interest in collecting cookie jars. When asked in the 1970s why he pursued the 1930s and 1940s jars, Warhol said simply, “They are time pieces.” At an auction of his apartment’s contents in 1987, Warhol’s collection of cookie jars realized $250,000.

The Brush Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio is generally recognized as producing the first ceramic cookie jar.
__from Wikipedia

This comment about cookie jars used for advertising product is interesting:

 Early on, American companies would fill cookie jars with their product and sell the entire container. It was an easy and popular way to promote their brand and product.

The above quote comes from a great article from Antique Trader. Read it for 9 other interesting tips about the history of cookie jars.

Of course, here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have wonderful collection of cookie jars. Come to think of it, they’re just in time for our upcoming Easter and Spring celebrations. Brighten up your kitchen with a unique, collectible cookie jar. And yes, we’ll be watching for ya!

Boxed Cards and Single Packs

Baseball – Football – Desert Storm and more…

unopened boxes and single packs of sports cards at Bahouaks in Havre de Grace

It may be snowing out today… and a bit of a challenge to be thinking sports, unless maybe Winter Olympics!! But we have a number of unopened boxes of sport cards as well as single packs. Above (l to r) includes:

  • 1992 Top Stadium Club Baseball Cards
  • 1991 Upper Deck NFL Football Cards
  • 1991 Fleer Baseball Cards
  • 1991 Desert Storm Cards by Tops

So when you’re ready to step outdoors again, do stop by. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

America’s Native Spirit

Did you know that about Jim Beam?

In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”. Today, bourbon is recognized around the world as America’s native spirit, led by Jim Beam®, the world’s No. 1 bourbon.

Jim Beam Fox Collectibles at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Jim Beam decanters and ‘go-withs’ are great collectibles. Most of these pieces have specific histories.

  • Left is the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China
  • Fox Hunt Jim Beam 11th Annual Convention Las Vegas,NV 1981 Die Dice Regal China
  • 1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China
  • Vintage Cherry Valley Jim Beam Specialty Club 1979 Fox Girl Bottle 8″ Tall Happy Birthday Regal China
  • Rare Vintage 1980 Jim Beam Convention Sailor Fox Bottle 7″ Tall Regal China

Did you know that just because it’s ‘whiskey’, doesn’t make it ‘bourbon?’

Here are a few facts from their website:

  • Bourbon is kind of like whiskey’s “sweet spot.” Because corn is a sweet grain, the more corn, the sweeter the whiskey—and bourbon needs to be at least 51% corn.
  • In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”.
  • The only thing that can be added to bourbon is water (and only to bring it down to proof).
  • By law, bourbon must be aged in NEW charred oak barrels.
  • It can’t say “bourbon” on the label if it’s not distilled and aged in the United States. It can’t be “Kentucky Straight Bourbon” unless it’s distilled and aged in Kentucky for at least 2 years. And it can’t say Jim Beam® unless it’s been made by seven generations of one family.

Check out their website for an interesting family business of seven generations. Beautiful story and some really remarkably beautiful decanters and ‘go-withs.’

Yep, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum for more fascinating Jim Beam collectibles. We’ll be watchin’ for ya.

 

Collectible Creamers

Use them for cream, or even a small planter.

Delightful assortment of creamers available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Left to right, you have a traditional Wedgewood creamer, a delightfully funny pig, a pair of flowered cows, and a Royal Copley Spaulding duck. If you’re a collector, these are really interesting. But if you’re looking to use one for a creamer, they are all delightful. If neither of those uses is one that suits you, maybe you like to “think Spring” and use them for a small plant.

Royal Copley

Spaulding China Company operated from 1942 to 1957 in Sebring, Ohio. Marketed based on titles chosen to denote levels of “sophistication” the merchandise was all of very high quality. “Royal Windsor” and “Spaulding” were marketed to high end shops and department stores. 85% of the product was marketed as “ Royal Copley”, and sold to affordable “dime stores” and chains like Woolworth’s. The name Royal Copley has survived to represent all of the products of Spaulding, and an entire class of pottery.    __from Royal Copley Collecting

Stop in soon and take a peek at these. They’re really cute! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Noah’s Arks

Yes, we know there was only one!

A Wade figures Noah's Ark and one by ARCO

 

On the right is a porcelain Noah’s Ark with Wade figurines (circa 2002) by Red Rose Tea. It includes 7 pairs of ‘critters’ plus Noah and his wife. It’s an adorable set.

On the left is a plastic Noah’s Ark set by ARCO. In this set, all the critics can be kept inside the ark since the top comes off.

Franchised gas stations used to give out all kinds of premiums to lure in folks from their road trips to fill up with Gulf over ARCO, or Esso rather than Sinclair.

Some of those premiums were in the form of maps, but others went straight to the back seat, to keep the kids quiet. If you grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, you’ll probably remember these gas station premiums.

… from Bestride.com

Remembering these premiums kind of makes me miss those road trips when we stopped for gas and got a toy or a juice glass as a premium! Ah, yes, the good old days.

Well, stop in and see what we have at Bahoukas. You know that we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Lovers of Classical Music

Beautifully Detailed 5″ Resin Busts

Wagner, Bach, Handel, F. Schubert, and Beethoven busts in 5" resin at Bahoukas

These 5″ resin busts would make a wonderful collection for that lover of classical music or maybe even someone who IS a classical musician! Left to right: R. Wagner, Bach, Handel, F. Schubert and Beethoven – these unique pieces are quite detailed! Have someone on your friends/family list that would truly love these? If so, stop in and browse at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace. You can be sure, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Playboy Club and Vintage Girly Squeakers

… Oh, Yes, that last item is Postcards!

Playboy Club memorabilia and 'squeaker' postcards

Yes, we have some sweet Playboy Club collectibles and a few other items. Included in the photo above are two glass Playboy Club mugs, a set of chrome bookends (yes, we have two), and a novelty mug that says, “Bottoms Up.”

In addition we have three wonderful lady bathing beauties on ‘squeaker postcards’ from the 1950s.

“It was a Squeaker,” said Horan, a tidy woman who wears her silver hair in a pageboy. She gives her age as “collecting postcards for over 50 years.”

A Squeaker, she explained, is a vintage postcard that has a hidden pouch for a noise-maker that squeaks when it’s compressed.

from the Denver Post

You just never know what we have at Bahoukas! So stop by and browse today. Yeppir, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

A Shadow Box and Candy

… Dispensers, that is!

 candy containers to start your collection at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Have you ever considered starting a candy container/dispenser collection? If you have, we have a way to get you started. Not only do we have some great printers boxes that make an awesome shelf for these little collectibles, but we have a wonderful collection of containers to choose from. You most likely already know that PEZ collectibles are BIG in our shop. But we’ve added new items to our candy collectibles. Above are items from the 1980’s and 1990’s … from Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Flintstones … and yes, they still have the candy in them. (We really don’t recommend eating them! Yuck!) If this is a collection you might want to start, maybe share with a child in your life, or you’re looking for some items to add to your own collection, stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall soon. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Really? An African Birthing Chair?

African birthing chair available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Yes… Seriously!

We received this beautiful, hand-carved African Birthing Chair from an Olympic skating coach who no longer had room for it in her home.

An absolutely exquisite piece, hand-carved with elephant and giraffes, this chair most certainly fits “Conversation Piece” to a T!

We believe it’s made of mahogany. Must be seen to be appreciated.

In the meantime, we thought you might get a chuckle from this interesting story of one woman’s first experience seeing a birthing chair in a museum.

Stop in soon and see this beautiful piece, then browse our shop. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

Another view of the African Birthing Chair!