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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Day 42 – Gift Giving Ideas Countdown!

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.

Day 41 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas Countdown

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!

Day 40 of 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

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!

Day 39 of 44 Days of Gift Giving

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!

Day 38 of 44 Gift Giving Idea

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!

 

 

Day 37 – of 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas

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!

Day 36 – 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

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!

Day 35 – of 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas at Bahoukas

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!

Day 34 – 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

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!

 

Day 33 – 44 Days of Gift Giving from Bahoukas

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.

Day 32 – 44 Days of Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas

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!