Celebrating Our Nation’s Birthday!

Parade, Downtown Block Party, Concert and Fireworks!

Moonshot bank - a wonderful collectible available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

 

It’s a wonderful time to be in our beautiful city of Havre de Grace. Celebrating with our parade and fireworks has been a long-time tradition. There are changes this year. But we look forward to the event.

CLICK HERE for details of our Independence Celebration on Sunday, July 2nd.

And just in time, we have this deLIGHTful collectible. It’s actually a ‘bank’ – shaped like a plastic rocket (fireworks). It celebrates the Moon Shot of years ago. It’s nearly 3 feet tall. Imagine how many pennies it might hold!!!

Don’t forget to stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum while you’re visiting us for the long holiday weekend and our Independence Celebration.

Celebrate July 4th with unique items from Bahoukas

In two weeks, our nation will celebrate our Independence!

 

It came with great effort from the vision of our forefathers and the lives lost in battle. Let us remember to take a moment to honor and truly appreciate the unique legacy they left for us.

Let us respect one another, practice civility, honor diversity, and be active citizens in our communities.

We wanted to share this unique collection of 7-UP cans. Can you make out what they show:

 

7-up can collection makes a picture of Uncle Sam - 50 cans - one representing each state in the U.S.

There are 50 cans, one for each state, and they make an image of Uncle Sam. Can you see it? The 3rd row down, if you can see the ‘eye’, then draw back a little, you’ll see Uncle Sam. They’re not aligned perfectly, but you’ll see it. Below are two examples of the information for each state.

example of the individual cans that represent each state in this 70-up Uncle Sam collection

Of course, here in Havre de Grace, our big celebration will take place on Sunday, July 2nd.

For Details – CLICK HERE Our theme this year is “Hometown Heroes”… join us on the front lawn of Bahoukas for the parade, hang out for the Downtown Block Party, the free concert (free tickets required and available beginning July 23rd) and the fireworks!

School Rules!

Booklet from the 1950s Jr-Sr High School

Havre de Grace School Rules - 1950s

As the school year comes to a close, we wanted to share this interesting booklet from the 1950s. It’s a handbook for Havre de Grace Jr.-Sr. High School. It explains “If you wish to be well-liked… “, information regarding the Parent-Teacher Association (membership of 600!), and the rules regarding behavior, tardiness, etc. along with the results of breaking these rules.

Do you remember these rules? Were they enforced?

Stop in and take a peek. George has it at the counter! He’d love to hear your stories!

Join Us for Another Paranormal Investigation!

Saturday – June 3, 2017

Join us for another intriguing evening with the Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators as they use all their high tech to interact with the entities that move about our shop.

At Bahoukas we’ve had friendly spirits that have been noticed by many visitors, long before the investigators came in. Since the folks from Dead of Night have visited many of the stories have been confirmed. You’ll also learn a bit of Havre de Grace history during the evening.

This Saturday there are still a few spots left to join us. Call George ASAP and have a great evening in Havre de Grace. The entire weekend offers First Friday event from 5-10pm (June 2), shopping, eateries, and all the museums open over the weekend, and our exciting Dead of Night Paranormal Investigating at Bahoukas on Saturday evening, June 3 from 9-midnight!

So far it’s been a friendly exchange. Come check it out for yourself. Call George and reserve your spot!

Schedule for May 20, June 3 and July 15, 2017 paranormal investigators at Bahoukas

Our Special Boat for Ghostly Friday

Our little boy entity in the shop loves this boat.

Our friendly young ghost loves this boat at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

We’ve shared this story before, but with the Paranormal Investigators returning this Saturday, May 20, 2017, we thought we’d share it again. This entity has been residing in our store for a long time. He’s mischievous and fun, but gets quite upset when we move this boat. Listen to George’s story:

Join Us This Saturday, May 20th
for an intriguing evening
opening a dialogue with those entities
in our store and the
Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators.

Schedule for May 20, June 3 and July 15, 2017 paranormal investigators at Bahoukas

Preakness and Bahoukas? You bet!

Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Preakness!

Of course, the obvious thing we think about is all the beautiful and fun hats the ladies wear! Well, here are a few from Bahoukas! Which one works for you?

George at Bahoukas checking out the ladies hats just in time for the Preakness!

(I think George is trying to decide between the pink and the white… although I know he really likes the Orioles one!)

Ladies Baltimore's Orioles wide-brimmed hat just in time for the Preakness - available at Bahoukas

Of course, the unique items available at Bahoukas for the Preakness don’tstop with just ladies’ hats! The 1940s stuffed characters shown below are are both fun and in excellent condition.
The horse and jockey would make a great addition to racing day decor at your party – or to share with a youngster who loves horses and racing.

Here’s a close up. Aren’t these just remarkable.

Close up of 1940s stuffed toys - horse and jockey - at Bahoukas

You are encouraged to drop by Bahoukas and see just what you might discover to make your Preakness Day Celebrations even more fun! We’ll be waiting for you!

Yes it’s ghostly Friday… but can we talk about Green Stamps!

Green Stamps redeemed for great purchases were a thriving business for decades! Visit Bahoukas in Havre de Grace.

Do you remember waiting for the opportunity to gather all the stamps your mom or grandmom collected
so that you could lick ’em and stick ’em in the books!

It was exciting to see how many pages or books you could fill. Oftentimes, it meant that something you really, really wanted might be possible through the S&H Green Stamps Catalog.

Paste your stamps in the S&H Green Stamps booklet - Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

But do you know they first arrived on the American retail scene in 1896!!! That’s true! Their heyday was throughout the 1960s-70s. S&H Green Stamps were so popular that they were mentioned in songs, movies and tv shows. The Beatles and Pat Boone are just two of the number who mention them in song or movie. As late as 2001 they were mentioned in the moving, Riding in Cars with Boys.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the term “green stamps” was commonly used by truckers and other motorists on Citizens’ Band (CB) radios to refer to money; for instance, a radio operator advising fellow operators that “Ol’ Smokie just got some of my green stamps” was understood to be saying a highway patrolman had just stopped him and given him a traffic ticket. This usage still occurs in the CB radio community.[9]                                             _________from Wikipedia

Even truckers used the term to replace the word ‘money’ in their chatter. Most surprisingly, you can still redeem those old S&H Green Stamps for S&H GreenPoints and get a gift certificate. Really – it’s true! Just click on the image below to go to the website.

S&H Greenpoints will redeem your old S&H Green Stamps. Bahoukas in Havre de Grace has examples to show you!

Now that’s what I call longevity in the world of ‘loyalty programs.’ To learn plenty more details go to WIKIPEDIA! Some great trivia here. ENJOY!

Since I didn’t give you a Ghost Story… you’ll definitely want to check this out!

Schedule for May 20, June 3 and July 15, 2017 paranormal investigators at Bahoukas

That’s right. Our Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators will return
Saturday, May 20th from 9-midnight
to give you the opportunity to meet some of our less visible entities.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – CALL GEORGE!

Casper the Ghost Was Friendly – Right?

Bahoukas Antiques Has Some Playful Ghosts…

 

Casper the Ghost Doll at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

We know Casper was friendly (and yes, our little doll is for sale). But who knew that one of the dolls that has since been sold just loved to play tricks on Betty.

Listen to Betty’s short tale of a doll that just couldn’t keep his safety-pinned pants on.

What do you think?

(It makes me wonder what happened when the person who bought the doll took it home!)

Join in our search for ghosts!

Have you noticed the little boy ghost who has a favorite sailboat?

George shares the story of the little boy ghost and his favorite sailboat at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace MD

George shares a brief story of the little boy who got really upset when George moved the sailboat behind the counter. George was trying to keep it so it wouldn’t be sold, but the little boy was not entirely pleased. Listen to the audio:

Do you want to join the “Dead of Night” Paranormal Investigators and experience the not-so-visible folks who share the store at Bahoukas? A great evening is being scheduled. Don’t miss this event. If we’re lucky, we’ll have so many folks, we’ll need to schedule another night or two. These investigators have been here before and we had a great evening. Are you up to it? Ready to see, hear, or feel the quiet (or maybe not so quiet) inhabitants that hang around the shop? Here are the details. Call George ASAP to be included or to find out if he’ll have another date available.

A poster for the Dead of Night Paranormal Investigators visiting Bahoukas on March 25, 2017

Icy Ball – not what you’re thinking!

EARLY REFRIGERATION 1920s-1930s

George demonstrates how the 1920s Icy Ball Refrigeration worked at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

This Icy Ball (which weighs nearly 40 pounds) was used for refrigeration in the 1920s. It was manufactured by the Crosley Radio Corporation. It was actually a pretty amazing piece of equipment. Listen to George explain how it was used.

In addition, we found this interesting post where Aberdeen Proving Ground did some testing on this concept as late as 1974! This particular Icy Ball was actually used by the Pitcock Brothers in this very building back in the day! Want to know more about how it works? Check out this photo!

Bahoukas in Havre de Grace not only has the instructions, but has the actual Icy Ball available!

FASCINATING!

#21 – PEZ PEZ and even more PEZ

#21 Gift Giving Idea – you saw our Christmas Tree decorated with PEZ … but have you seen these?

PEZ over 700 including all the presidents from Washington to Obama at Bahoukas Antiques!

Do you collect these delightful PEZ dispensers? Well, George not only has a Christmas Tree decorated with hundreds of these colorful PEZ dispensers, but he has over 700 in a case, including the Presidents from Washington to Obama! He has pretty much anything PEZ.

Do you know that PEZ started as a breath mint for adults. CHECK OUT THEIR HISTORY HERE.

Do you know when the first PEZ COLLECTORS CONVENTION was and where? NO?!?!?!? 1991 in Mentor, Ohio!

Enjoy more FUN FACTS related to PEZ collectibles. Then rush into Bahoukas to start your collection or to find the piece that may be missing from the collection you already own! See you at Bahoukas!

#20 is a bit of nostalgia

#20 Gift Giving Idea offers some family-friend time… real time!

beautiful wood croquet set for some real family fun time ready for you at Bahoukas!

Do you remember setting up the croquet set, gathering friends and family and some refreshments, and settling in for an afternoon of just plain fun? If you do, then you may just want to check out this set!

Just in case you’ve forgotten how to play or how to set it up. CLICK HERE for details. You’ll be back in the groove in no time at all.

Sometimes the simpler games and being in the outdoors is just what a family or the neighborhood needs to bring laughter and play back into your life. And an old-fashioned croquet game is a great start.

Seriously, any age can play … though you may have to bend the rules a wee bit for of the youngest. But be prepared to have a good time. Add a picnic and you have a day’s good weather activity.

We look forward to seeing you at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum!

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#4 Decorating Ideas from Bahoukas

Tree Decorations – Santas – and oh, so much more

Santas, sno-globes and more at Bahoukas

Decorated tree at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Day #4 of Bahoukas gifting for the holidays is a little different. On Small Business Saturday we shift gears from our Thanksgiving celebration to thoughts of the coming holidays! Here at Bahoukas we have a variety of unique items for decorating your home. Upcycling with Santas, tree ornaments, serving dishes, wine glasses and so much more will give your holiday decorating your unique and very personal touch!

Did you know that Eddie Ross actually visited our shop to pick up a few items for the Better Homes and Gardens December 2016 issue? Well, he did! And George has his article posted in the store. So stop by and see the unique ideas presented by Eddie from simple items around the shop.

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Giving Thanks

At Bahoukas, giving thanks means YOU!

signage that says "THANKS" for each of you who visits Bahoukas!

Thanksgiving is a time to step back, take a deep breath, look around you, and express gratitude for all that is good. Times may be challenging, some may be feeling a sense of loss, others may feel left out. But take a moment to pause, to reflect on a moment in time that you thought was perfect, and say “Thank You.”

To that moment, here at Bahoukas we wish to say a very special THANK YOU to each and every person who has stopped by, emailed, commented on facebook, or purchased via eBay. Not only do we appreciate your patronage, but it’s wonderful to continue to make new friends. Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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