Baseball – Hot Dogs – 4th of July

You can’t get more American than that!

We have half a dozen or so unique Classic Major League Baseball Board Games – travel size. Or… perfect for a picnic (or a rainy day)!

Test your trivia baseball knowledge and see if you can ‘win the game.’

back of the Classic Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game

“Classic Major League Baseball is a baseball knowledge game that is played in a very similar manner to the real-life game of baseball. The game has been developed so that virtually anyone from five years old to adult can play the game. The object of the game is to score more runs than your opponents by correctly answering questions.”

from the box cover

Do you collect baseball cards?

If you do, you just might enjoy these 2 variations of Baseball Trivia Board Games. These trivia games were manufactured for several years during the height of the sports trading card craze of the mid-90s, and came with a bunch of baseball cards. The cards are like standard baseball cards, but have four trivia questions on the back, labeled single, double, triple, and home run. The game proceeds like a game of baseball, but to determine the result of an at bat, the batter spins a spinner, which would say out, or one of the four hits. If they spun a hit, they would have to answer the question on the back of the cards to see if they got the hit. As with real baseball, there are three outs to an inning, and 9 innings. The player who ends with the most runs wins.

1990 Classic Baseball Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game
Classic Major League Baseball Board Game – Trivia

Be ready if there’s a rain-out this weekend!

Stop in soon and grab a game or two. Keep the fun in the weekend no matter what the weather may bring. Give those baseball trivia folks a challenge and enjoy the laughs!

Yep, we’ll be here and you know, we’re watchin’ for ya!

back view of Classic Major League Baseball Trivia Board Game
Back of the 1990s Classic ML Baseball Trivia Goard Game

3-D Tic Tac Toe

Give the family a challenge!

This 3-D Tic Tac Toe game is a bit more complicated. But no electronics required! Take it to the beach or add it to your board games collection. Here’s a video to show how you play!

Are you up to the challenge?

Tic-tac-toe is interesting to mathematicians, because its small grid and simple game play can be used to teach simple mathematical principles, such as probability. For example, did you realize that there are 362,800 unique ways to place Xs and Os into the grid?

from Wonderopolis

Now if you add 3-D to the mix… I wonder what mathematicians would guesstimate for probabilities!

Have you thought about Tic Tac Toe as Video or Movies?

It Was The First Video Game

In 1952, the EDSAC computer had a program called “OXO” which was a crude Tic-Tac-Toe game. This became the world’s first video game. 

It Even Made a Movie Better

Computer Tic-Tac-Toe was famously used in the 80s movie, War Games, to showcase the futility of fighting. 

from RealClear.com

Do you remember this movie?

Stop in to Bahoukas today. We have only one game! But it could be an interesting challenge! Yes, it’s a beautiful day in downtown Havre de Grace. We’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Father’s Day Meets Bahoukas

Coins to Tools for Dad

At Bahoukas Antique Mall, we can help you cater to Dad! From vintage tools to collectible coins and tokens, fishing poles to decoys and sailboats, or books and magazines on a variety of topics, we’ve got great ideas for you.

This is just a sprinkling of the many items in our shop just in time to create a beautiful gift for dad. Or maybe he collects:

  • Star Wars
  • PEZ
  • Brewmania
  • Cameras
  • Records and albums
  • Boardgames
  • Lighters
  • Military
  • and more….

It’s a beautiful weekend coming up. Stop in soon to pick a special item for that special “Dad” in your life! You bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Unique Tools from Estate

Ice Cutting Saw

This saw is from the Stirer Estate and is from the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Tools for Collectors

We also have a fireman’s ax.

Both of these items would make great additions for collectors of tools and implements.

Beautiful Crock

This beautiful 2 gal. salt-glaze crock is also from the Stirer Estate and is from 1870-1880s. You can see this in our front window.

Stop in soon and see these items for yourself! We’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Military Clothing

Military Duffel Bag, Jackets, and even a trunk

The previous 3 blog posts gave you a glimpse of our military memorabilia. There’s plenty to browse in our store. Below is a pic of a duffel bag and trunk.

As you prepare to enjoy the first long weekend that announces the promise of summer, don’t forget to take a moment to remember our Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. If you have an opportunity, attend a Memorial Day Ceremony or visit a cemetery.

In the meantime, enjoy safe travels. We look forward to seeing you and – yes – we’re watchin’ for ya!

Military Memorabilia 2

Canteens – Belts – Binoculars – Photos

We have an intriguing variety of Military Memorabilia that includes canteens, binoculars, photos, pictures, caps, leather bags, and more. If you’re a collector, you just might want to stop in and browse.

military binoculars - canteen - caps - music

We have some music albums, and even a set of leather bags, airplane model, and more.

Military memorabilia - airplane model - photos - books - music
Military hats - caps - photos - leather bags

Click this link for more Military Memorabilia

Please remember to take a moment to be still and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for their country! Be safe in your travels. Remember – we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Military Memorabilia

In Observance of Memorial Day

In keeping with this week’s theme, today’s post includes a few photos of various US Military Memorabilita.

US Military Memorabilia includes, letters, medals, glasses, photos, and more
Military Memorabilia available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace

We have photos, medals, newspaper articles, and various military pieces that may be of interest to the collector. Stop in and browse.

Plates, photos, posters, military memorabilia
Lighter, mess kit, ashtray, photos, books, belt, medals and more Military Memorabilia

We’re here and YES…

We’re watchin’ for ya. Hurry in and see our Military Collectibles. Remember those we’ve lost by observing a moment of prayer.

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

Military Books and Magazines

To start off our Memorial Day Observances here at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we will share a few of the books and magazines related to U.S. Wars and Military Stories, Articles, and more. We also have a number of Life Magazines that cover a variety of military events and stories.

You are encouraged to stop by and browse, not only our books but our vintage Military pieces. We’ll be sharing more over the next few days. Of course, we’re always watchin’ for ya!

Antique Mystery

Sterling silver ?

5-3/4 ” and telescopes to 9-1/4″

This whoZwhatsits is sterling silver, from the 1890s, and is part of the Stirer Estate (which we’ll be sharing soon).

Have you guessed yet?

This is a holder for opera glasses. It’s in amazing condition. And we had to really search to find out what it was. Then to learn that it telescoped as well – WOW!

As you can see, we always have fun with our ‘discoveries’ and encourage you to stop in soon. Discover your favorites at Bahoukas Antiques. And you know, we’re always watchin’ for ya!

Who Doesn’t Love Horses

With the amazing Kentucky Derby Race featuring the winner, Rich Strike, we thought we’d share a few of our horse-y collectibles today! Just to remind you of this amazing race (who didn’t even get picked to run until the day before the race!), here’s the video from NBC Sports.

We have a few wonderful Horse Collectibles

From a number of toy items to beautiful figurines, horses always seem to inspire. Do you have a youngster that’s saving for their first horse? Check out this latest addition to our horse category!

Beautiful cast iron horse bank!
Horse figures – from Jadeite to cast iron.

The above figurines are the latest entries to our horse collection – including plastic, ceramic, bronze, Jadeite, and cast iron. Also check out the TOY AREA for a few more great choices of horse figures.

CLICK HERE for one of our great posts from May 2018 – talkin’ ’bout horses!

It looks like a bit of rain off and on this weekend. If you’re ducking the raindrops, stop in and visit. We’ll be watchin’ for ya (and yes, we even have a few great umbrellas you can purchase)!

McDonald’s Character Glasses

The Great Muppet Caper

This set of 4 glasses is from 1981. Highly collectible! You can’t help but love Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog! Hurry in and check these out.

This collection is part of a wonderful addition of collectible character glasses to our store. Consider these:

complete set of 5 Peanuts Camp Snoopy McDonald's Glasses
Camp Snoopy McDonald’s Collector’s Glasses

The set is made up of 5 glasses (1950-1968) and includes Linus ‘’Struggle for Security,’’ Lucy ‘’Properly Prepared,’’ Snoopy ‘’Civilization,’’ Snoopy ‘’Morning People,’’ and Charles Brown ‘’Hard Work.” Excellent Condition!

Love “Garfield”

McDonald's 1978 Garfield set of character glasses
Delightful set of Garfield Character glasses by McDonald’s – 1978

This 4-pc set includes: “It’s not a pretty life” … “Easy to get along with” … “not one who rises to the occasion” … and “Use your friends wisely.” Again, these are in pristine condition.

Maybe the “Flintstones” are more your style…

1993 McDonald’s Flinstone glass mugs

This set of 4 mugs is beautiful as well as fun. Excellent condition. Must be seen to be appreciated.

Or “Batman Forever” series…

McDonald's Batmas Glasses - clear
1995 McDonald’s “Batman Forever” Set of 4 glass mugs

This beautiful set includes Batman, Robin, Riddler, and Two Face. Another collection in excellent condition.

These very collectible McDonald’s glasses and glasls mugs sets are in excellent condition. Stop by soon and pick your favorites to add to your collection!

Yes, we’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya! See you soon!

Mother’s Day Finale

Yes, it’s raining… but we’re here!

It’s our final suggestion from our many collections in our shop. Just a few samplings to give you help with your last-minute shopping for Mom.

Elvis?

Elvis Collectible

Many older moms loved Elvis. Would your mom love an Elvis Collectible? We have a great assortment for you to choose from.

Jewelry?

We have a huge selection of jewelry – reasonable costume jewelry to some fine gold and silver pieces. Are the kids looking to find something special? Stop by and browse our aisles!

Dishware and more…

There’s no way we can show you all the dishware pieces that we have in the shop. But if you’re looking for just a special piece, we’ll help you find it.

Knives-Forks-Spoons-oh my!

Silverware service

This is just one example of our collection of silverware. This is a beautiful set.

Cast Iron Cookware

cast iron cookware

We have a collection of cast iron pans, kettles, and more. Would mom appreciate one of them? Stop by soon…

Hats

Okay, so this is veering a bit from cookware… but hey, we never know what YOUR MOM might like.

Oil Lamps?

Oil Lamps

These are just 3 of hundreds of oil lamps available in our shop! You’ll be so surprised to see the variety we offer.

…and even more variety of choice

We’re Here…

and we’re watchin’ for ya. We even have umbrellas should you need one! In the meantime, let us help you with your last-minute gift for MOM!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – 4

Adding Juxtaposition to Your Home Decor

What juxtaposition refers to is best illustrated by examples such as an old trunk placed at the foot of a contemporary bed or a vintage dresser used with new bedside tables. It basically offers what might be referred to as a “harmonious marriage of contradictions” or put another way, the fact of two things being seen or placed together with a contrasting effect. And when used properly, the results can be inspiring.

from ReviewJournal

We just received this amazing planter, perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, and ready for Spring! Plant it to overflowing with your favorite flowers, perfect for accenting a deck, porch, sunroom, or entryway. It’s a simple item that presents beautifully in any decor. Create a conversation piece by giving it a special place in your home decor.

Decorating should always have a sprinkle of fun, whimsy, or just plain unique! This is just one item in our store of over 9,000 sq. ft. Stop in soon, after all, Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, May 8, 2022! We have a wonderful collection of collections to add a bit of juxtaposition to your decor. Have fun! Be creative! And know that we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Cup of Fortune for Mom – 3

A Very Special Mother’s Day Gift

This unique collection of 3 different sets of teacups and saucers, with different symbols on the cup and saucer, would make a wonderful gift for mom this Mother’s Day. We’ve included a bit of information should Mom decide she’d like to try to read her own tea leaves. Hurry in, we only have this one group of 3 sets, which is the total series created for Red Rose Tea in the 1960s. (We do not have the booklet that described the reading of tea leaves that originally came with them.)

There were three white tea cups with gold designs in the series of fortune telling cups, numbered 1, 2, and 3 on the bottom of each cup and saucer. They were manufactured in England by Taylor, Smith, and Taylor of fine bone china. A small illustrated booklet about tea leaf reading accompanied them.

from Wikipedia
Red Rose teacup and saucer - Cup of Fortune #2

This beautiful and unique set of symbol cups and saucers consists of three cups and three saucers. They’re made of white bone china marked with 22k gold trim, each designated by a number on the bottom. A single cup and saucer are only part of the set, with the cups and the saucers both backstamped with their numbers

  • Tea Cup #1 – Key, Ship, Eagle, Boot, Grapes, Eggs.
  • Saucer  #1 – Lily, Triangle, Circle, Acorn Woman, Sun, Ring. 
  • Tea Cup #2 –  House, Anchor, Heart, Bush, Cloverleaf, Bird.
  • Saucer  #2 –  Cloud, Star, Rose, Moon, Fish, Lion, Tree.
  • Tea Cup #3 – Horseshoe, Wheel, Crown, Drum, Fan, Guitar.
  • Saucer  #3  – Chair, Comet, Bridge, Apple, Barrel, Bell, Butterfly.
Red Rose teacup and saucer - Cup of Fortune set #3

Interested in Tasseography?

The reading of tea leaves is what makes these beautiful sets so very special. In the link below the quote, you can learn about the meaning of the various symbols. Or you can visit THIS LINK from Allure.com

Also known as reading coffee or reading tea leaves, tasseography is a divination practice dating back thousands of years. Over this time, many symbols and interpretations have been built up.

from TheSpruceEats
Sample of the markings on the Red Rose Tea - Cup of Fortune - teacup and saucer sets
Each of the 3 sets are marked to match cup and saucer.

This beautiful and unique set will surely be chosen as a gift for someone’s very special Mom. If you’re interested, hurry in. Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, 2022. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

Beautiful Vintage Tins – Mom’s Day 2

Tins – Simple, Beautiful, Practical

Vintage tins come in a variety of sizes from tiny pillboxes, coffee, and tobacco cans, to large chip cans and more! They are beautiful and practical. You’ll want to click on the link below the quote to see photos of a variety of ways to use vintage tins in your decor that include planters, storage, lampshade, magnet containers, and even a tiered organizer! The article mentioned below will most certainly get your creative juices flowing.

(Vintage tins) … come in many sizes and have many designs. They are perfect for a wide variety of crafty upcycling projects, too. We have here ideas that are sure to tickle your fancy. Most of these vintage tin craft projects will give you beautiful items for the home. They’re perfect for organizing and for giving your home that fun shabby chic look. Hope you enjoy these vintage tin DIYs!

from DIY.AllWomensTalk

Vintage Tins

… come in many shapes and sizes. The art can be truly outstanding while being totally practical – making great storage containers.

Vintage Tins in Many Shapes

log cabin shaped vintage tin
round tin and log-cabin shaped vintage tins

Tins can be sewing or knitting baskets, filled with cookies or games and offered as a beautiful gift.

carousel vintage tin
This carousel vintage tin is beautiful!

Need more examples and ideas. CLICK THIS LINK for other posts we’ve created on vintage tins!

Are You a Prepper?

Vintage tins can be a beautiful addition to your storage area. Your bulk foods would look great on a shelf in vintage tins. It’s an easy way to store items while showing off a beautiful collection. Talk about ‘minimalist’!!!

Not sure what you like? Stop by Bahoukas Antiques to browse the very collectible and useful vintage tins. We’re here. And we’re just waitin’ to point them out to you! And don’t forget – Mother’s Day 2022 is Sunday, May 8th. What would you like to tuck into a beautiful vintage tin for Mom?

Mother’s Day 2022 Gift Ideas – 1

Mother’s Day – May 8, 2022

This beautiful holiday celebrating ‘moms’ is only one week from Sunday! WOW! So we’re going to share a few blog posts with ideas for your mom, or grandmom!

These beautiful ‘lady head vases’ can be used for a plant or small fresh flowers. We have a wonderful collection.

Beautifully detailed Lady Head vases - some with earrings, necklace, and painted nails on hand
Beautiful, exquisite Lady Head Vases

Many of the most desirable head vases feature fancy hats, realistic facial features, and even pearl necklaces with matching dangle earrings adorning them. Some even have a shapely hand with painted nails delicately framing one side of the face.

from TheSpruceCrafts
Sampling of Lady Head vases - exquisite
Sampling of our collection of Lady Head Vases

Angel Figures and Lady Head Vases

We have some Josef Originals birthday angel figurines. They are so beautiful. They may also add a touch of class to your mom’s shelf. (Or a little girl’s birthday gift).

sampling of Josef Originals birthday angels figurines and Lady Head vases
Josef Originals birthday angel figurines and Lady Head vases

Who was Josef of Josef Originals

Muriel Joseph was originally a producer of Lucite jewelry under the name of Muriel of California until the outbreak of World War II. Unfortunately for Muriel Lucite was needed for the war effort, mainly for airplane windshields, which forced Joseph to search for a new product material. For a few years she continued to make jewelry, now with ceramic, before coming to the idea of designing and creating ceramic figurines. Muriel’s fiancé, Tom George, returned home to California at the end of the war unable to find work, so he focused on helping his wife’s business by making molds of Joseph’s models. The two married and in 1946 began producing ceramic figures under the name Josef Originals. The spelling of the name was meant to be “Joseph,” but the printer made a mistake on the first set of labels ordered. As it was too late to reprint the labels, this error gave birth to the name “Josef Originals”.

from VintageVirtue

As always, we’re here – and we’re watchin’ for ya. We have a wonderful variety of collectibles for creating a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Don’t forget, it’s only days away – May8, 2022!

Why Collect Vintage Cameras

Why do people collect cameras with no intention of using them? Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair. Some collectors do enjoy using their vintage cameras. But for most collectors, buying classic and antique cameras is more about the joy of owning and admiring something special and different, while researching and learning about its place in the history of photography.

from AmateurPhotographer

Collections as Unique as the Collectors

Here, at Bahoukas Antiques, we’ve had a wide variety of collectible and vintage cameras over the years. We also have a number of folks who check back every year or so to see what new items we’ve collected. Those collectors range from the ones who love the ‘look’ and have special displays in their homes or offices, while others actually use them.

Vintage Camera

This 4×5 Graphic VIEW camera is intriguing and beautiful. Stop by to see this as well as a variety of other collectible and vintage cameras in our shop.

variety of collectible and vintage cameras at Bahoukas Antiques
variety of collectible and vintage cameras

Looking for Film?

Do you wonder where in the world you might purchase film for an old camera? Worry no more. Chat with George and he can help or read an article from ExpertPhotography.

Stop by today and browse the shop. We’re here and, yessirree, we’re watchin’ for ya!

Have You Enjoyed a Tea Party?

Try a Tea Party for Something Different

Afternoon tea is usually associated with the great tv series we’ve enjoyed, such as Bridgerton and Downton Abbey

A fancy tea (photo courtesy of Unsplash)

… or fun!

But also, you can have fun just as Alice did at the Madhatter’s Tea Party.

(photo courtesy of Unsplash)

We Have Tea Sets

Whether you’re looking for beautiful teacups and saucers, teapots, or beautiful settings, Bahoukas Antiques can add pizzazz to your tea party. Just look at 4 patterns from the very latest teacups and saucers we’ve acquired:

teacups in blues
Teacups in blues
teacups in lavendar
Teacups in Lavendar
teacups in shades of green
Teacups in shades of green
teacups in yellows
Tecups in yellows

Tea Party Etiquette

Of course, you can be very traditional or casual. But a little extra decorum can make a tea party a special event while still being plenty of fun. You might experiment with different tea flavors. Or you could ask each to bring a small dessert to share.

But THIS ARTICLE from PlumDeluxe can add a bit of sparkle to your party.

If you have a matching tea set, a traditional tea party is definitely a good excuse to pull it out and show it off. If not, mismatching cups bring fun and color to your table. 

The whole point of a tea party is to get together and enjoy tea. Pick your favorite teas to pour and share with your friends.

from PlumDeluxe
A beautiful display of our many teacups and saucers

So choose your theme. Then stop by Bahoukas if you need to add a few teacups and saucers, serving trays, or a teapot. Make it fun. Mix and match. Invite friends that will enjoy the tea and share stories and laughter. A tea party just might be what you need.

Don’t forget… we’re here… and we’re watchin’ for ya.