Cowboys and Tigers and more…oh my

National Day of the Cowboy

John Wayne collectible plates and more at Bahoukas to Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy

Holiday Insights gives us a wonderful definition of National Day of the Cowboy celebrated on the 4th Saturday of July:

National Day of the Cowboy was created in 2005 to preserve the role and contributions cowboys and cowgirls made to the western heritage and history of our country. Every year on this day, the NDOC gives recognition awards to individuals, organizations and projects that contribute to the preservation of both pioneer history, and the promotion of cowboy culture.

Shortly after the Civil War, cowboys and cowgirls began to appear in America’s heartland and the wild west. They were largely ranchers and ranch hands, raising cattle, horses and other animals. Cowboys herded them across the plains to feed the animals, and ultimately to slaughterhouses to feed a growing American population.

It was a wild and often lawless time. In the absence of the rule of law, Cowboys developed their own code to live by, known as the “Cowboy Code of Conduct” or the “Cowboy Code of Ethics”. They were simple and logical rules of behavior. The rules could readily apply at any time, even today.

Consider this wonderful Cowboy Code of Honor:

  • Live each day with honesty and courage.
  • Take pride in your work. Always do your best.
  • Stay curious. Study hard and learn all you can.
  • Do what has to be done and finish what you start.
  • Be tough, but fair.
  • When you make a promise, keep it.
  • Be clean in thought, word, deed, and dress.
  • Practice tolerance and understanding of others.
  • Be willing to stand up for what is right.
  • Be an excellent steward of the land and its animals

greatcowboy movie photos used on movie theater billboards at Bahoukas!

Wondering how you might celebrate this special day? Consider these ideas:

      Go to a rodeo, where cowboy skills are on display
       Buy a cowboy hat
       Dress up like a cowboy
       Read a book or article on cowboy and cowgirl history
       Watch a Western movie that features cowboys.

 

 

Then Celebrate International Tiger Day

Collectible Tiger glasses to celebrate International Tiger Day available at Bahoukas

International Tiger Day celebrates tigers, the largest cat on the planet. It is arguably the most beautiful and majestic cat on the planet, too. Love ’em, hate ’em, or just plain scared of them, one must admit that they are indeed a beautiful animal.

At an International Tiger Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the plight of wild tigers came into full focus.  Over the last century, the world-wild tiger population dropped 97% (not including tigers in zoos). With only an estimated 3,000 tigers left in the wild, they are on the brink of extinction. The drastic population loss was due to several factors, among them was hunting, poaching, and loss of habitat.  This international groups sought raise awareness to the plight of the tiger, and to protect and expand their habitat. Their goals and endeavors, are an international effort.  from Holiday Insights

Tiger by the Tail - a give away from Esso to hook to your antenna - a great collectible from Bahoukas

 There are many things you can do to celebrate this special day. Here are a few ideas:

  Read up about tigers and their loss of population.
  Show your support of groups working to raise awareness and improve their habitat.
  Go the the zoo and see these majestic creatures.
  Make plans to go on a safari, to see tigers in their native habitat.

 

Celebrate these special days with us by dropping into Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum to enjoy the treasure hunt!

We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Vanilla Ice Cream and Old Jokes

Makes a Rainy Day Much Better

Celebrate Vanilla Ice Cream and Oldl Joke Day at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD

We have a variety of Ice Cream scoops and a few unique dishes for enjoying your ice cream. From HolidayHindsights we’ve learned:

 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day celebrates one of Americas favorite ice cream flavors.

Vanilla and chocolate ice cream vies for the taste buds ice cream lovers. Chocolate may win the popularity contest. But, vanilla is a close second. It is also more refreshing, and more versatile.

Its easy to celebrate Vanilla Ice Cream Day on a hot summer day like today. Enjoy it in a cone, a dish, a float, a shake, or in a cake. If you get it in a cone today, ask for extra scoops, and worry about the calories later. Just make sure to eat it quickly, before it melts.

We might add that a trip to Bomboy’s Ice Cream on Market Street just might make the day perfect.

To help with celebrating Old Joke Day on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, we share these thoughts from HolidayHindsights:

No doubt about it. Today, will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. That’s easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. We also encourage you to listen to many jokes today. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to tell a joke, someone has to be present to listen to the joke.

To celebrate Tell An Old Joke Day, we have 2 ‘adult jokes’, wonderful MAD Magazines, Jack & Jill Magazines (that always had fun jokes), and an 8mm film “Have Badge, Will Chase” with Abbott &* Costello!

… on Tell an Old Joke Day, you should tell old jokes. The logic behind this, is to keep old jokes from fading away. If they were once funny, they will still produce a laugh. On National Tell a Joke Day on August 16th, you can tell a new joke, or an old one.

So come on by and pick up an ice cream scoop, a pretty dish to enjoy your ice cream, and grab a magazine for a joke or two!  Hey, maybe you have an old joke you want to share with us. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

How Are The Moon, Ratcatchers, and Parents Connected?

We’ll Start with Moon Day – July 20!

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the “Eagle”, touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported “The Eagle Has Landed”. A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle’s ladder, placed one foot upon the moon’s surface and proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.  from Holiday Insights

There are always celebrations at Bahoukas including Moon Day, Ratcatchers Day and Parents Day - visit us in Havre de Grace

We offer a few items like a Life Magazine, A Little Golden Book, Exploring SpaceHot Wheels Armageddon toys, and more.

Then we just couldn’t resist a celebration titled “Ratcatchers Day” on July 22 – what possibly could that be?

One of the most well known German folklores is the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The town of Hamelin, Germany was infested by rats. The mayor promised to handsomely pay the Pied Piper, if he rid the town of rats.   from Holiday Insights

This is an interesting interpretation of “Ratcatchers Day” and you just might want to click on this link above and read the rest. In the meantime, we found a rat (well, mouse) trap and have Ratatouie Pez! ENJOY!

And then PARENTS DAY!

We have lots of things for Parents Day but were tickled by these “Maw and Paw” saucers.

Today is not a day of gift giving. That’s for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The best way to mark this day is by spending time with your parents doing something fun. Its also important that you let them how how much they are loved and appreciated.

Show Mom and Dad you love ’em. Stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and walk down “Nostalgia Lane” with them. Listen to their stories and give them a hug.

In 1994, President William (Bill) Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents Day.

Quotes are from Holiday Insights. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya! Remember, everything is 20% off during our CHRISTMAS in JULY SALE! 

 

Daiquiri and Anti-Boredom…

A unique solution to “I’m bored…”

Okay, we’re fooling with you. But seriously, July is Anti-Boredom Month.

July is Anti-Boredom Month and Bahoukas has some solutions, including a picture puzzle and wooden puzzles.

To help you with that boredom, we have some fun puzzles that include a wonderful frame puzzle for the younger set, and a 1,000 piece Big Ben puzzle. And for those who really like to s-t-r-e-t-c-h their brains, we have a number of intriguing and challenging wood puzzles.

Wondering about those Daiquiri Glasses?

Well, it’s Daiquiri Day on July 19th!

So if you’re still bored on Tuesday, maybe you’ll want to fill one of those Daiquiri Glasses and salute ‘life’ once again!

Here’s to getting out of the doldrums! Remember, summer will be gone before you know it. So, get up and get moving. Head to Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Snakes and Emojis?

Your reactions may vary!

World Snake Day on July 16 or World Emoji Day on Juy 17 - join us at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

That’s right. Even though we’re celebrating our “CHRISTMAS in JULY” sale all month with 20% OFF EVERYTHING! We also share a few other special days this month.

JULY 16 is WORLD SNAKE DAY!

personally…..eeeeooouuuuuuuu

But we know there are snake lovers everywhere. Our local Ranger Bob has been trying to teach folks to love and appreciate snakes for decades. Some of us are tough to convince!

Here’s a bit of fun from Holiday Insights:

Snakes have been around since the Garden of Eden. So, it only fitting, that the world has a special day to celebrate snakes.

The Bible tells us that in the garden of Eden, Satan appeared to Eve in the form of a snake. That connection to Satan, gave snakes a bad reputation since the beginning of time. Perhaps that’s why so many people are afraid of snakes.

Did You Know? Earthworms were once believed to be a species of snakes. Gardeners killed every one they found, unaware of the beneficial effect of earthworms in gardens.

By the way, to those who just can’t be convinced to love a snake, you’ll need to move to Antarctica!!! The only place on earth that doesn’t have snakes!

But, it’s also WORLD EMOJI DAY on Tuesday, July 17!

According to Holiday Insights:

 Emojis were first used in Japan in the late 1990s on mobile phones. They are fun to use. As a result, their popularity and use has grown exponentially. Today, you couldn’t imagine a world without emojis.

Golly, did we have mobile phones in the 1990s! Do you know who created the first smiley face? The answer is on our facebook post today!

So hurry in…. there are a few ….errrr….snakes hangin’ round (um….I don’t think any are alive!). We also have some fun ’emojis’ for the collector! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Forget Friday the 13th …

We’re going for National French Fry Day!

Celebrate National French Day with this McDonald's House at Bahoukas Antiques

The above is a 1982 Mattel and Barbie McDonald’s play set. 

… It’s name might suggest a French origin. But, French Fries are believed to have originated in Belgium in the 17th century.  Fried potatoes were substituted in the Belgium diet in winter months, when fish were not available to fry. From Europe, their popularity spread literally around the world.

French fries were introduced to the U.S. by President Thomas Jefferson. In the U.S., french fries are the most popular fast food item.

Did You Know? Americans consume 30 pounds of potatoes per person per year. 25% of those potatoes are made into french fries.

from Holiday Insights

Then Saturday is National Nude Day

… well, we have a few blushingly appropriate items … stop in and see them.

National Nude Day is a serious and special day. There are a sizable number of nudist groups around the world. They are not perverts. Rather, Nudists believe that the body is a beautiful thing, and meant to be displayed. Nudist colonies, nude beaches, and other venues exist to cater to the preferences of individuals who seek to walk around “au natural”. Even the conservative city of Buffalo, NY gets in on the act, holding an annual nude bike ride, encouraging participants to wear as little as they want.   from Holiday Insights 

National Nude Day is July 14 - we have a few items at Bahoukas!

and Finally, Be a Dork Day 

Today (July 15) is Be a Dork Day.  If you are a dork, stand up, be counted, and be proud. If you are not currently a dork, it’s your chance to be one, if only for a day. We are not sure why you would choose to be a dork today or any day. But, if you are so inclined, go for it and certainly enjoy this day along with all it has to offer.

Not sure you want to be a dork? The adjectives used to describe a dork include: awkward, clumsy, goofy, odd, out of touch, ridiculous, silly, and social misfit. I’m sure we missed a few attributes, but you get the picture.

What a Dork is not: A dork is not a nerd or a geek. Nerds and geeks have a higher IQ, and while quirky, they are held to a higher level of esteem.

from Holiday Insights 

So have fun this weekend. Forget worrying about Friday the 13th. Celebrate it with some French Fries. Then at least smile about July 14 National Nude Day. And hug a Dork on Sunday, July 15!

Remember that tomorrow evening, July 14, from 9-11pm is our Paranormal Investigation. Call ASAP to reserve your space. And stop in soon, we’re celebrating “Christmas in July” with a 20% off EVERYTHING. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Want to help with Cheer Up the Lonely Day?

You can never have enough humor in your life.

And today is the perfect day to reach out to someone who may need be a bit of cheer in their life! We have a fun sign with Lucille Ball in her “Spoon your way to health” with Vitameatavegamin.

Vitameatavegemin with Lucille Ball poster, old pie tin and crust crimper all at Bahoukas Christmas in July sale!

We also thought we’d share with you the cut from the original program to be sure you had a bit of laughter on this “CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY.”

On July 12th, it’s also PECAN PIE DAY!

Well, we can’t think of a better way to cheer someone up than with a yummy pecan pie. The pie tin is definitely a collectible. In addition, we have a pie crust ‘crimper.’

Any of the items would make great gifts with the 20% savings during our CHRISTMAS in JULY Sale! So stop by soon. We’re watchin’ for ya!

Hot Dog Month?

Yep – and Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

hot dog month - Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile, Big Teddy Bear, Bear Honey Pot

We’re having a lot of fun celebrating our “CHRISTMAS in JULY” Sale with 20% off everything in the store!

Did you know that July celebrates HOT DOG MONTH? We have the cutest Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile Bank – a perfect gift for now or for Christmas! Along with Hot Dog Month, we celebrate TEDDY BEAR PICNIC DAY on Tuesday, July 10th! This amazing – probably 2 feet tall – 1950s bear is sure to please someone on your Christmas list. Or maybe mom would love the Bear with the Honey Pot.

Seriously, who can’t get into Hot Dogs, Honey, and Bears!

Don’t forget that this Saturday, July 14th is our Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Buildings Walking Tour. Call today to reserve your spot! A fun time, bring friends!

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

So we encourage you to stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum for some great collectibles and a fun July Sale. Absolutely, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Kisses, Cherry Pits, and Video Games

Just what might these have in common?

Kissing figurines, cherry pitter, and video games - make for some fun treasures at Bahoukas Antiques

Well, they may not have much in common. But they are a great example of the variety of treasures you might find at Bahoukas Antique Mall. According to holidayinsights.com, International Kissing Day is today, July 6th. Kisses can be anything from a peck on the check to those long, toe-tingling lovers’ smooches. If you just want to celebrate with a little gift, check out these cute little oriental figurines ‘smooching.’ Don’t they just make you smile? Oh, come on, just a little bit!

Tomorrow, July 7, is Cherry Pit Spitting Day. Who knew! Here’s the history from: Holiday Insights

Date When Celebrated : First Saturday of July

In 1974, Herb Teichman of Eau Claire, MI.held a cherry pit spitting tournament as a joke, at a picnic. It was a real hit, and has been held annually since that very first tournament in 1974. Little did Teichman know at the time, that this would become an annual event, and spark the creation of International Cherry Pit Spitting Day .

The timing for this holiday on the first Saturday in July is perfect, as the cherries are ripe. As we hold Fourth of July and summer picnics, fresh cherries are available in abundance.

Are you looking to break the record? Well, you’d better start practicing. The world record  for cherry pit spitting is 100′ 4″ !!

Celebrate this special day by holding or participating in a cherry pit spitting contest.

About the date: Herb Teichman, the originator to the Cherry Pit Spitting contest, set the first Saturday in July for this annual event. There are some references to this day always being on July 7th. This is erroneous. It is not a fixed date.

This amazing cast iron cherry ‘pitter’ is waiting for the champion ‘spitter’ to use to create his/her arsenal. (Now isn’t that a tongue-twister!) Have fun!

Then on Sunday, July 8, we have Video Games Day! 

Video Games Day – always on July 8th

National Video Games Day – always on September 12th

Video Games Day celebrates popular video games that stormed onto the market, and changed the way your kids play games. From Atari to Nintendo to Xbox, video games provide all too many hours of playing time on your television set.

In grandma and grandpa’s day, they had stick horses for toys and playtime. Todays kids (big kids and little kids) have an enormous array of video games to play. Before you get tired of one game, another one hits the market.

Our extensive research into this special day discovered two separately distinct dates. Also, both dates for this special day refer to it as Video Games Day and National Video Games Day. Based upon our research results, we give the edge to September 12th as National Video Games Day. Lucky gamer that you are, you get to celebrate two video games days.

Celebrate  National Video Games Day by playing video games. If you are off from school (or if you are a big kid off from work), make this a marathon day for video games. Better still, invite a few friends and hold a competition. Just make certain that you have enough controllers.    … Holiday Insights

And yes, for today’s celebration, Bahoukas has a variety of those pre-historic…. errr… historic video games you know and loved in decades past. Stop by and browse.

Don’t forget it’s also our “CHRISTMAS in JULY” sale with 20% off EVERYthing in the store. So stop in soon… browse for your treasures. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Parades, Fireworks, 4th of July

We Celebrate America!

American flag with "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"

July 4th – America celebrates her Independence.

We honor that tradition each year with parades, fireworks, and a variety of community events. We are not perfect, but we are ever changing and growing. Lest we forget what this all stands for, enjoy this video of Johnny Cash reminding us of this “Ragged Old Flag.”

National Country Music Day

We might remind you that this is also National Country Music Day according to holidayinsights.com and to let you know that we have plenty of record albums – yep, including Country Music! If you happen to need a record player, we have a few of those, too. Since we’re celebrating “Christmas in July,” you’ll also receive 20% OFF everything throughout the month. So stop by, we’re open all day! And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Christmas in July

Helping you think ‘cool’…

Christmas in July Sale at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace MD

Yes, we’re trying something different. As temperatures increase, we thought we’d decrease our prices with 20% off EVERYthing in the store. So click on “BLOG, and browse samplings of what we have to offer. Then come on by and enjoy our “CHRISTMAS in JULY” Sale!”

Don’t forget, we have another Bahoukas Paranormal Investigation and Haunted Building Tour coming up on July 14! It’s a great time and a fun evening. Join us! Call TODAY!

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

Yessiree…. we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Summer Music…

Windows Open Wide, Music Turned Up Loud

Summertime Music - huge collection of record albums at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

This is just one area of several sections in our store that are filled with record albums of every genre of music. It’s summertime – the perfect time to put on your favorite songs, throw open the windows, and enjoy the breeze, the music, a refreshing beverage, and memories of summers past! Stop by our shop soon and browse our albums. Talk about a blast from the past. We’ll be watchin’ for ya. We might even be playing some of our favorites! See you soon!

Summertime and a Cold Beer…

What could be better? The perfect beer stein, of course!

Beautiful steins to keep your summer beer cold

We have beer steins of many styles. And plenty of collectible beer glasses. Of course, we couldn’t mention beer without reminding you of the amazing Brewmania collection we have in the Beer MuZeum! But in the meantime, fill your favorite beer stein with the cold brew of your choice, sit back and enjoy as you savor the beautiful days of summer! Here’s to fun backyard bbq’s and a round or two of horseshoes! In the meantime, stop by and choose a beer stein. Absolutely, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Paileontology!?!

…. oh yes, a play on the word lunchboxes!

“Paileontology” was coined by the now-defunct Whole Pop Magazine Online!  __from the SmithsonianMag.com

In the early 19th century, men carried their lunches in metal containers to keep the meal clean as they headed to the coal mines or the factory job.

In 1935 the first lunchbox similar to our collectibles was a Mickey Mouse schoolbus. Since then, nearly every tv/movie character has found their way to a lunchbox cover!

lunchboxes by the score at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

Did you have a favorite lunchbox? Or lunchbox character? Do you still have your lunchbox? Do your kids still carry a lunchbox?

If you want to walk down memory lane, stop in and discover your favorite lunchbox at Bahoukas. Yessiree… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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!