Some have started – others will start next week!
We walked around the shop this week to find school-related items. We have a couple of fun posts for you.
Just the tin (top photo) that these watercolors are in is beautiful. Below you’ll see the actual watercolors and most are still complete. What a fun way to say, “Happy Back to School!”
Below is a group of very unique school collectibles.
On the right is an individual slate board from the 1920s-1930s. In front is a plastic recorder from Creative Playthings (R) from the 1970s. On the left is an 1883 vintage item: From Blackboard to Books – Calkins’s Reading Cards. There’s a sample reading card in the middle.
Going back to school may have a bit of trepidation to the youngest, while some returning students look forward to it and others feel like it’s a punishment to be endured. But no matter, we send best wishes for a successful year to each and every student!
Drop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and check these items and more. Yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
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
We offer a few items like a Life Magazine, A Little Golden Book, Exploring Space, Hot 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!
… offer some beautiful possibilities
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!
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.
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!
Stunning Very Collectible Vintage Postcards
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!
Thrill a Reader on your List with a Collectible Book!
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!
But that’s not all…. consider these:
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!
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.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Children’s books continue to be one of our most loved items in the store. We have had books from the Dick and Jane Series, Weekly Readers, and many others. Some are very used, others in decent condition. Somehow … the ‘very used’ seem to feel special when you hold them. After all, some very loving, little hands enjoyed them over the years.
CLICK HERE to read an interesting article on banned (mostly) children’s books. Regardless of your personal choices, we have some beautiful classics for children. Stop in and browse. The weblady is partial to the Bobbsey Twins Seris and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
Did you ever wonder about ‘challenged and banned books?’ Here’s an interesting link from the American Library Association. Intriguing …
Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Economy, and Mechanic Arts
Recently George received a number of these publications: The Maryland Farmer: Monthly Magazine Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Economy & Mechanic Arts. They are from 1865-1866! The articles offer advice and details on plantings, animal husbandry, recipes, even lifestyle! Intriguing reads with a dash of that old-fashioned wisdom that still fits today. Intriguing!
Amazing Bible-Teaching Portable Class dated 1896
This unique piece is perfect for the right person. Could that person be YOU?
The briefcase opens into a lectern. The top works like a movie screen, with beautiful illustrations that are manipulated with a key-like hand-crank.
The Royal Scroll and how to use the Pen Pictures
The book is a Bible study filled with Pen Pictures from Genesis to Revelation and includes descriptions of the plates (illustrations), maps and a Question and Answer section related to the stories.
Bible Study in Topical Form addressing questions of The Scriptures 1902
Table of Contents
The screen offers beautiful illustrations. Below are some samples.
Published in 1902 by Powers, Higley and Company, Chicago. The copyright is 1896 by Powers, Fowler and Lewis