We have a delightful array of Santas available from silly and funny to a bank or a candle. The photo below includes a 1960s Santa-in-the-Outhouse, a Spaghetti Santa ceramic bank, a 1960s battery-operated animated Santa on a roof top, a stuffed Santa from the 1950s, in front is a plastic Irwin Santa, a small Santa mug, a rocking-chair Santa candle and a Santa Snow Globe (all from the 60s).
CLICK HERE for a great blog post that tells you how best to clean a spaghetti ceramic figure. It can really change an old piece to a real collectible.
Vintage spaghetti poodle dogs have so much charm and character. They come in a variety of colors and styles and can be found highly decorated with rhinestones, bows, glasses, hats, playing sports, chain leash with puppies, depicted as fireman, graduating students, band musicians, reading the daily newspaper, snooty, high fashion, smoking, brides and more!
Spaghetti Poodles were made from clay, porcelain, and ceramic; their “hair” was applied in various ways to form various textures to mimic an actual poodle’s hairdo. To accomplish the spaghetti look, decorators and designers would have different techniques like using tea strainers to push the material through it to form strands that were then affixed to the poodle giving it a pom-pom look or swirled onto to the poodle for a curly look. Spaghetti is very fragile and tends to break or chip during the years. (this is discussing Spaghetti Poodles, but there are many ceramic items that use the ‘spaghetti’ technique) from Crazy4Me.comblog)
Whether you need a fun stocking stuffer, a new piece to add to your holiday decor, or just a cute little Santa for a bit of ho-ho-ho, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace and see what we have to add to your holiday decorations and celebrations. Some of these pieces could also be added to a wreath for a special touch. So, as you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
The Disney film from 1997 celebrates 20 years in 2017 – WOW! My how time flies when we’re having so much fun. Here’s a photo of a few of the HERCULES items we have in the shop. These are 5″ figures 1996 by ToyBiz Inc for Disney. They include Mole-Man, She-Demon, Mesomorph, Xena and Centaur. Great stocking stuffers for the young ones or for the ‘big kid’ who still collects them!
We also carry X-Men, Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe, and other action figures. Hurry in to choose the figure you – or someone special you know – would like to have!
Below is the trailer for the original HERCULES movie from Walt Disney Pictures!
ENJOY! Then hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace, MD. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
SNOW WHITE and the SEVEN DWARFS
celebrate their 80th Anniversary!
If you’ve met George at Bahoukas Antique Mall, you already know that he loves Cinderella, PEZ collectibles, and so much more. He’s a big kid and enjoys sharing what he loves. Yep, that’s one of the big reasons for BAHOUKAS!
In the photo above, we share a few of our Snow White collectibles: including l to r: Sneezy, Bashful, Happy Dopey, Doc, Grumpy and Sleepy. These are 5″ tall, made of pvc from the 1970s, (c)Walt Disney Production! The Snow White doll is a 1940s composition doll by Knickerbocker.
Bahoukas also has sheet music, an original book from the 30s, a Dopey Bank from the 60s – ceramic – 1937, a Dopey Lamp about 7″ tall, and a Snow White PEZ Dispenser!
Disney joined SAKS Fifth Avenue in NYC to unveil their holiday windows celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
Just in case you visit New York City for the Holidays, don’t forget to check out the beautiful holiday windows at SAKS Fifth Avenue Store. Created to celebrate 80 years of Snow White and our favorite little guys!
Stop in at Bahoukas soon. We can help you find that unique gift you’ve been searching for. Hurry… the count down is on. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
We have a wonderful variety of card games – the ones at the top were from the 70s when 3M was creating games. In the basket are a variety of card games for kids of all ages – flash cards to crazy eights and everything inbetween. Remember, you can turn off the electronics, gather around the table, and enjoy laughter and chatter and a bit of competition when you open one of these card decks. Don’t forget we have puzzles and board games and more.
Visit Bahoukas Antique Mall soon and grab a couple stocking stuffers before our selection is picked over. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Entertaining Comes to Mind for This Gift-Giving Idea
Before Thanksgiving we mentioned some fine decorating ideas for your holiday table. We were thinking white and gold.
But today we offer shades of Ruby Red.
This sampling for festive holiday entertaining is a bit different from our white and gold that we posted earlier. Here we have Hobnail Ruby Glass place setting, candy dish, sugar and creamer, plus candlesticks and a salt & pepper set from the Avon Cape Cod Collection.
Entertaining should be fun and festive. Whether you’re looking for an entire set or just a few pieces, we have some wonderful items for you to choose from. We encourage you to hurry in to Bahoukas Antique Mall and pick out a few pieces to add to your holiday dining table, buffet table and mantle. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Senet (or Senat) is a board game from Predynastic and ancient Egypt. The oldest hieroglyph representing a Senet game dates to around 3100 BC. The full name of the game inEgyptian was zn.t n.t ḥˁb meaning the “game of passing”.
Nefertari playing Senet. Painting in tomb of Egyptian QueenNefertari (1295–1255 BC). from OriginalPeople.org
Well, we don’t have a game of Senet in our shop … but we do have quite a variety of games. The following shows only a few of the many available: Beverly Hillbillies card game, Cootie, Password, original Master Mind, Backgammon, The Standard RADIO Game, and Cribbage. But these is merely a small sampling of the many games we have available for all ages!
We have a number of chess sets and many games for younger kids.
Ever wonder who invented board games? Here’s a great article:
People were playing board games earlier than we have any records. Probably the first board games were scratched into dirt. People played with stones or fruit pits for pieces. … About 400 BC people in China began to play a form of chess, and gradually people in India and Central Asia learned to play chess. Greater interest in board games led to the Indian invention of Parcheesi around 300 AD, and a version of Chutes and Ladders about 1200 AD. from quatr.com
Is your family no longer playing board games? Is everyone on their phones, iPads or glued to a computer game? Do you want to get back to some real family time again!
Games don’t need to be overtly academic to be educational, however. Just by virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen your child’s attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game. Even simple board games like Chutes and Ladders offer meta-messages and life skills: Your luck can change in an instant — for the better or for the worse. The message inherent in board games is: Never give up. Just when you feel despondent, you might hit the jackpot and ascend up high, if you stay in the game for just a few more moves.
Stop into Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, Maryland, soon. Pick out a game or two. Wrap ’em up and place them under the tree. Then when Christmas Day and Dinner begin to move into slow gear, bring out a game or two and enjoy your family and friends.
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 – we celebrate our Community Tree Lighting in historic downtown Havre de Grace. The Holly Jolly First Friday Celebration is from 4:30-8:30 pm with a parade at 6 p.m. It’s the absolutely perfect day to share our PEZ collection with you. We’ll also give you details to enter our PEZZ TREE CONTEST. Keep reading…
For gift giving ideas, we have the following variety of PEZ collectibles. Do you see one you wish you had for your collection? Or maybe you know someone who would love a PEZ collectible in their stocking. Well, Bahoukas has hundreds of PEZ from individual characters to a variety of specialty pieces.
The fun PEZ collectibles above include: (top l to r), PEZ Star Wars – C3PO and R2D2, PEZ Barbie, large PEZ Charlie Brown Dispenser, PEZ Disney’s Frozen. Top row in front include (l) PEZ A Saurus in the PEZ Car Candy Dispenser, PEZ PETS Penquin. Bottom front ( to r) include PEZZ – KISS, PEZ Presidents of the United States, and PEZ Tigger and Pooh.
Anyone who knows George knows that he also has a personal collection of PEZ that are close to 1,000 pcs. In the store, easily another 1,000. There’s an entire case and several shelves. But during the Christmas Season, he loves to share his PEZ Christmas Tree and Wreath.
BAHOUKAS HOLIDAY FRONT WINDOW DECORATIONS:
PEZ CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST
Go ahead – guess!
How many PEZ are on the tree?
If you’re the winner, you’ll receive a
$25 Gift Certificate for Bahoukas.
Fill out the entry form and place it
in the tin at the store.
between 10 a.m. and noon.
So there you have it. PEZ collectibles, a Community Tree Lighting and Parade during our Holly Jolly First Friday, a PEZ Christmas Tree Contest, and plenty of ideas from our 44 Gift Giving Ideas from Bahoukas.
Stop in during First Friday or anytime between now and Christmas. We’re here to help and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
We doubt you’ve considered Bahoukas Antique Mall as a place to find a unique belt buckle for a gift. But think again!
A belt buckle is a buckle, a clasp for fastening two ends, such as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other. The word enters Middle English via Old French and the Latinbuccula or “cheek-strap,” as for a helmet. Belt buckles and other fixtures are used on a variety of belts, including cingula, baltea, baldrics and later waist-belts.from Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia, belt buckles go back at least to the Iron Age, considered by many to fall between 1200 BC to 600 BC. Of course, our belt buckles aren’t quite that old!
Among our unique belt buckles consider the above: a buckle from Southern Comfort, a Police Dept Buckle that says Dieu ET Mon Droit (God and my right), a beautiful Eagle by Great American Buckle Co. 1988, LAPD police belt buckle, the infamous (or notorious) Playboy Bunny buckle, a handsome painted buckle of a wrecker/toy truck, a buckle with a Native American on it, and a Tall Ship belt buckle.
At the top of the photo is part of a Batman Kid’s belt – never work! (no buckle on this belt)
The holidays bring thoughts of enjoying our favorite baked goods. Just thinking about them causes us to imagine the aroma of mom’s kitchen. We have family traditions and stories that are wrapped in the various specialties from the kitchen that make the holidays special.
The above items are just a few of the many bakery items available in our shop. We also have rolling pins and various other kitchen utensils, wonderful mixing bowls, and even old cookie sheets and cake pans. (We like to think of them as well-seasoned!)
Beautiful cake plates of just about every design are also available.
If you CLICK THIS LINK, it will take you to another post of just a small selection of egg beaters as a sampling of the many kitchen tools you may need.
So stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall for the perfect collectible as a gift – of for you to actually use and enjoy while create your baking specialties this season. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Gift giving never has to be a challenge… instead think of it as a creative endeavor. Would a special person on your list appreciate a gift that shares some interesting history about the birth year, or the year you met, or another significant time in their lives? For instance an old magazine from their birthdate or birth year will most certainly create conversation as folks share stories that they remember.
Here, at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we have a number of old magazines that just might ‘fill the bill’ for that year you’re looking for. Or maybe it’s a childhood book that you find among our shelves that would be a real hit for a gift!
Another unique item can be music from a given year. This, too, can bring a flurry of conversation… and quite often, dancing! And yes, we have record players if you need one!
Looking for a collectible plate with a certain year,
… or a toy from a particular era, or maybe a toy related to a tv show of years gone by are a few more ways a collectible can make a perfect gift. We highly recommend that if you give a collectible item to a younger person, encourage them to find the tv show, commercial, or other piece of info about the item by searching on the internet. That bridges the generations and also brings a collectible to life!
We have old board games,
…license plates, sports items including collectible cards, models and hot wheel cars, Angels of the Year figures, Barbie Dolls, and even World’s Fair memorabilia. So come on, put you’re thinking cap on and start remembering those ‘good ole days’ … because you just might find a gift that will not just be a box to unwrap, but will become the ‘life of the party’ as you all share memories – we consider this the perfect gift.
Cast iron farm animals may be truly vintage and collectible – or reproductions. Above is a ‘flying pig’, a boy milking a cow, a pig, rooster, buffalo and a horse. We have many other collectible/vintage/and reproduction cast iron pieces from beautiful mermaids to Black Americana pieces, huge lighthouse doorstop to mechanical banks.
So for the collector on your gift list, or a unique gift for the farm-loving child, we have some very intriguing cast iron figures. Stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall to browse our 9,000 sq ft overflowing with unique ideas for gift giving! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Were you a Colts fan? If so, you might enjoy these tidbits from Wikipedia:
The Baltimore Colts were one of the first NFL teams to have cheerleaders, a marching band and a team “fight song” (along with the nearby Washington Redskins, forty miles southwest in the nation’s capital).
The Baltimore Colts were named after Baltimore’s 142-year-old annual “Preakness Stakes”, a premier thoroughbred horse racing event, second jewel of the famous “Triple Crown” championship series of the sport run at the historic Pimlico Race Course since 1873.
Our Day 16 offers some really fun gift ideas for the COLTS FAN in your life (or maybe, just maybe, that’s you!). Some of the items we have include a helmet clock, desk lamp, knit hat, 2-thermos and insulated bag, Johnny Unitas signed photo, 1982 ticket stub, booster pin, 1980 schedule, Colts mug, NFL Champions 1958 pewter ‘First Sudden Death Play-Off’ ashtray, Ameche’s ash tray w/Colts logo.
Enjoy this great video about Johnny Unitas! ENJOY… then come visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall and find the perfect gift for the holidays. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
I’ll bet there’s not a person out there, of any generation, that doesn’t recall a Fisher-Price toy in their lives. But did you know how the company got started? Here’s a quote from the Fisher-Price website:
Once upon a time (back in 1930), Herm Fisher thought the world needed better toys. Toys that “appeal to the imagination, that do something new and surprising and funny.”
So he joined forces with Irving Price and Helen Schelle (who didn’t get her name in the logo. Sorry, Helen). Their first line of toys was called “16 hopefuls,” and included a couple of darling ducks.
Since then, Fisher-Price has kept the original vision of those founders in mind. Along the way, we introduced what’s now known as baby gear – all the stuff that makes baby showers worth having, and adds comfort, security, and convenience to the lives of new parents and babies.
We also remember what started it all—what would make Fisher, Price, and Schelle smile. So our goal is to keep enriching the lives of young families. To help parents soothe newborns to sleep. To encourage babies to make that next “I did it!” move. To see the wonder as toddlers discover the magic of play. To hear a preschooler imagine new worlds and explore everyday ones.
To keep bringing joy to generations.
Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have a wonderful collection of Fisher-Price Toys that just might delight another youngster for the holidays – or add to someone’s collection. Do any of these bring back memories?
Among the items above are the Busy Bee, Tractor & Wagon, Assorted Little People, milk crate & bottles, a Party Boat, Cassette Player, and even a Daredevil Skydiver, plus a snowmobile with Little People, and the Clown Jalopy.
Elvis Presley was rock & roll’s first real star, not to mention one of the most important cultural forces in history, a hip-shaking symbol of liberation for the staid America of the 1950s. A white Southerner singing blues laced with country, and country laced with gospel, he brought together American music from both sides of the color line and performed it with a natural sexuality that made him a teen idol and role model for generations of cool rebels. He was repeatedly dismissed as vulgar, incompetent, and a bad influence, but the force of his music and his image was no mere merchandising feat. Presley signaled to mainstream culture that it was time to let go. Four decades after his death, Presley’s image and influence remain undiminished. While certainly other artists preceded him to the alter of rock & roll, he is indisputably The King.
We have an entire section dedicated to ELVIS – THE KING including music wind-ups, Gold Records, Whiskey Decanters, telephone, collector plates & tins, AM Radio, dolls, figurines, stamps, puzzles, and shot glasses. If you loved ELVIS, or know someone who does, we can definitely help you find the perfect gift for your or their collection! Check out this awesome youtube video …. just in case you forgot how amazing ELVISwas!
Here are a few more photos of a small portion of our ELVIS COLLECTIBLES available at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Stop by soon and pick up the perfect ELVIS collectible for you pleasure or to give as a gift this holiday. Don’t forget – we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
On this special day of the year, Americans celebrate:
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgivingcelebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. from History.com
Here, at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum, we want to first wish each and every one of you a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving. We also want to remind you to take a moment to truly be thankful for all that you have… love, family, friends, food and shelter. At the same time, take a moment to reach out to another who may not be as fortunate.
Most of all, take time to breathe: breathe in the wonderful aromas of the season, breathe and smile for those you share it with, breathe and let go of all that feels like a burden, breathe… relax … give thanks.
No – not Goldilocks! Nope – not locks of a canal. But locks that require a key or a combination.
Here we have several railroad locks: B&O RR, PA RR, and Southern Rio Grande Pacific. We also have Master locks,a showcase lock, and even ‘handcuffs.’ We have a variety of old keys as well.
Over 6,000 years ago, locks may have been simply special knots tied in a rope that would tell the owner that someone had been in their belongings. From History of Locks, we offer this interesting quote:
History of mechanical locks started over 6 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt, where locksmith first managed to create simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood. It consisted of the wooden post that was affixed to the door, and a horizontal bolt that slid into the post. This bolt had set of openings which were filled with pins. Specially designed large and heavy wooden key was shaped like modern toothbrush with pegs that corresponded to the holes and pins in the lock. This key could be inserted into opening and lifted, which would move the pins and allow security bolt to be moved.
The History of Locks also mentioned this interesting bit of information concerning the Dark and Middle Ages in reference to locksmiths:
to try to confuse or compound lockpickers with new tactics. Instead of one simple lock they created multiple key mechanisms, increasingly complicated key designs, they obscured keyholes with detailed ornaments, created fake keyholes (with fake mechanisms inside), and more.
The first recorded mention of handcuffs appears in Virgil’s telling of the myth of Proteus…
MASTER LOCK PADLOCKS
Most of us are familiar with the name “Master Lock” and probably have owned a few over the years. We can think of bicycle locks, a lock for our school locker, or maybe even a lock on our tool box!
Master Lock was founded by Harry Soref in 1921.
In 1924 they started running ads like the one in this photo from their website,
If Bank Vault Doors and battle ships were built in laminated layers of steel for greater strength, why not make padlocks the same way? The first Laminated Steel padlock was invented and patented on April 22nd.
And did you know that Harry Soref helped Houdini? Here’s a quote from the Master Lock website:
By 1925 Harry Soref became a recognized icon with padlocks. Escape artist Harry Houdini visited Soref after he was unable to escape from a pair of handcuffs. Soref advised Houdini on trick places to hide padlock keys between his fingers and under his tongue during stage shows.
… and yes, they even did really well during Prohibition!
On February 20th, 1928 a container of 147,600 padlocks was shipped to federal agents in New York City. These locks were used to lock down many of the establishments that continued to sell the outlawed alcohol during prohibition.
These are just a few tidbits we discover when we write our blog posts.
No matter … stop by and see if one of these items would make a perfect gift for the magician on your Christmas List or maybe a great decorative item! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Jewelry is a very much loved gift for many on our list. Have you ever considered an antique or collectible to fill that wish?
The above photo is a ‘mere sampling’of the many unique and fun pieces of jewelry we have available for you this year!
Have a techie in your group that still wears a tie – or maybe one who would love to place this on a scarf? Check out the little ‘robot man’ tie tack (toward the bottom of the photo by the wreath).
We have a variety of wonderful jewelry items in red to add that festive charm to your outfit or to give to someone on your list. Possibly a vintage ladies watch or pocket watch might brighten the eyes of someone you know.
Whether it’s fun and frivolous, or classic and stylish’…
…we have jewelry pieces for as little as 2-for-$3 to hundreds. We can help you find that perfect stocking stuffer, that beautiful piece that you know will be perfect, and even a silly gag gift – you know – just like ‘ugly sweaters’! Stop in to Bahoukas Antique Mall today… we’ll be watchin’ for ya!