Art/Prints add Sunshine in January

Art to Bring a Smile

It’s always a perfect time to add a new/old piece of art to your home or office. But during the long, gray days of the early months of the year, browsing Bahoukas Antiques is a perfect time to search for something to add a bit of color, sparkle, and yes, even a smile to your home.

Art Deco, Florals, Advertising, and more

The above slideshow is a great sampling of some beautiful pieces available throughout our store. Many are in gorgeous frames.

So we encourage you to stop in and browse. You might be very delighted by the choices we have. Don’t forget we have fun metal signs, and always so much more!

We look forward to helping you find that perfect ‘bit of sunshine’ to bring into your home. And, of course, you know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Sometimes ‘Clowning Around’ Pays Off

Story of the Clown Trunk

Every now and then someone walks in and inquires about an item that we didn’t really think was anything more than ‘cool.’ This week we had that happen.

The photo above shows the trunk they ‘discovered’ in the back of the store. It was filled with dolls (yes, part of the 5 truckloads George acquired about a month ago!) George was out of the shop, so we called him to see if he would sell and for what price. DONE!

Well, as we closed the deal, we inquired as to whether they collected clown items. Sort of! They were actually clowns themselves and knew the clown painted on the trunk! They were purchasing it as a prize at a fundraiser for their club, if we remember correctly.

Their ‘Thank You’ Note and a bit more detail

Here’s the e-mail they sent to us today (12/15/2022):

Good morning…This is the clown box, we purchased Tuesday…research confirmed that this is Ken Horsman former RBBB clown.  Ken passed in 2016.  The local clown alley Freestate Clown Alley #30 and the Circus Fans of America Association tent John Ringling North ll/Steve and Ryan Tent #178 held a “freeroll” (lunch/snacks and social) for the RBBB clowns in his lounge.  Spencer Horsman (son of two Ringling Clowns) now owns the Illusions Magic Bar & Lounge on S. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD.  

Spencer has been on AGT and performs all over the world.  

Thanks for the opportunity to own part of clown/circus history.  Attached are 2 pics at Illusions…pic of Ken in baseball hat right before he passed.

from Pat Stevenson’s (aka Patty Cake) e-mail (and Thom Stevenson)

Kenneth Horsman, aka Ken-Zo

Ken Horsman, aka Ken-Zo the clown, on the right in the black cap

We did a little research and we think his obituary (May 17, 2016) gives a wonderful short summary of a colorful life that brought smiles to thousands:

“A city boy, a shy, frustrated problem child, leaves town to join the circus. He becomes a clown and puts on a painted smile, unicycling around the sawdust track, juggling and coaxing smiles from children of all ages,” said a 1981 Evening Sun profile of him. “Kenny Horsman’s story is such a classic it’s hard to believe it really happened.”

“He was always an entrepreneur,” said his son, Spencer Horsman, who followed his father as a comedy magician and escape artist. “He sold apples at the Cross Street Market to buy his first suit.”

The 1981 article said Mr. Horsman had been a circus nut since a young age. His parents took him to the Civic Center each year, and he got ultimately got a job selling cotton candy when the circus was in town. “I used to hook school,” he said in the article. He said he would leave his house for school, then take a bus or hike to a spot near the airport to attend the Clyde Beatty Circus. He and other boys would “help pull ropes and set up chairs” in exchange for free passes.

The article also noted that his English teacher at Southern High School, from which he graduated in 1977, recalled that Mr. Horsman “was a self-starter.” While in school, he took a train to Washington to audition with the Ringling Bros. He was chosen to attend its Clown College in Venice, Fla., and was one out of 21 — from a class of 60 — to be offered a Ringling Bros. job.

“He became part of the crew sent ahead of the circus to talk to reporters and generate publicity and was named one of two ‘boss clowns,'” the article said. In 1981, after marrying an acrobat clown, Mary Bernadette “Bernie” Spencer, he gave up the circus life. He returned to Baltimore and bought a house on Byrd Street while still appearing at birthday parties and store openings. He also opened a magic shop, Ken-Zo’s on Light Street.

He ultimately found a new clown role as Ronald McDonald. For nearly 20 years he represented the McDonald Corp. in its Washington, Virginia and West Virginia restaurants. He also appeared at Ronald McDonald houses and other McDonald’s-sponsored events. He worked congressional parties and once took breakfast to Sen. Bob Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, who headed the Red Cross. He appeared on stage at an event with Nancy Reagan.

In 1986, he located a large storefront for sale on South Charles Street just north of the Cross Street Market. He opened Ken-Zo’s Party Place, where he sold magic paraphernalia and party supplies. He also had a room for children’s birthday parties.

“He appeared in a movie with Tom Selleck called ‘Her Alibi.’ He was cut from the film but made $30,000 in 10 days. He put the deposit on this building,” his son said.

“When people come in, it’s a happy feeling, a great feeling — like, what’s behind that door?” he said of his business in a 2005 Baltimore Sun article. “This is a very giving business. The reward of it is to make other people laugh. How many people can say they do that?

“If you can’t have fun in a store like this,” he said, “then you’re not going to find any fun anywhere.”

In 2007, Mr. Horsman renovated the South Charles Street building and renamed it the Illusions Magic Bar and Theatre. He managed the place with his son, who performs his magic and entertains guests at the popular venue.

Mr. Horsman remained at Illusions until his death.

from The Baltimore Sun by jacques kelly

Illusions Magic Bar and Theater

Illusions Magic Bar and Theater in Baltimore featuring Spencer Horsman, son of Kenneth Horsman, aka Ken-Zo, and later Ronald McDonald!
still operating in Baltimore by his son, Spencer Horsman

So you see, we never know what wonderful stories we’ll be gifted with when someone walks into our store. We hope you’ll check out the Illusions Magic Bar, sounds like fun!

And yes, remember that we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya. Besides, we’re waiting to find out what discoveries you might make that will give us a great story.

The Season for Angels

Beautiful Angel Sculpture

The sculpture above would be beautiful on the mantle, or as part of a centerpiece. Simple and inspiring – especially for the holidays.

Angels – all sizes

Need a BIG Angel?

This battery-operated angel is delightful and plays music. Or maybe you want a large “BARBIE” angel. Yep, we have that, too.

If you need an angel for the holidays, hurry in. For sure, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Art Glass, Pottery, and Stoneware

Green Glass Pieces

The holiday always brings a desire to ‘add a little something’ to our own decorating as well as searching for ‘just the right’ gift. This is just a sampling of the green glass pieces available for a variety of uses.

Art Glass

Well, need we say that ‘art glass’ tends to speak for itself? In many colors, styles, and uses from vases to sculptures. The photo on the right is a Flygsfors coquille vessel of mauve and white.

Flygsfors was a glassworks established in Sweden in 1888, initially to make window glass. This was discontinued around 1920 due to cheap imports of foreign glass. For many years they also produced cut glass tableware, for which Sweden was famous during the nineteenth century.

During the early twentieth century Swedish glass companies benefited commercially and industrially by their neutrality during the two world wars, and their glassworks evolved beautiful harmonious designs in the 1940s and 50s at a time when little was happening in the glassworks of Europe. During the 1950’s they led the world in the volume and creativity of their designs.

from GlassEncyclopedia.com

Porcelain and Pottery

Here are a few unique pieces for a variety of uses. Add a few dried tall grass stems for a great statement piece.

In addition, we have a few more pieces to show off!

Many of these are on top of cabinets or on the floor, so you really do need to look UP and DOWN at Bahoukas Antiques. Stop in and browse George’s ‘collection of collections.’ You can be sure we’re watchin’ for ya!

At Bahoukas, you must look UP and DOWN

Wall Art for nearly every style

From Holiday Decor to artwork/prints, wonderful wall items like the huge, folding fan or 3′ round wall art are just a few of the unique items you’ll find throughout the shop. When we say you need to spend some time browsing, looking UP and DOWN, we aren’t joking.

Quick example, a customer asked if he could take pictures of the PEZ collection to send to a friend. I responded, “Of course, but don’t forget to look up!” He looked up and said, “Oh my… I didn’t even see all those!” He was looking up at a shelf of PEZ at least 12′ long and probably 8′ up!

beautiful abstract flower burst print made up of 2 canvasses
This print sits on a chair…

Unique Maple Drawer and Shelf

23"high - 29" wide - 13" deep - beautiful maple draws with shelf unit
For a child or perfect for a crafter

This perfectly-sized, small maple chest of drawers with a shelf unit is often missed. Well-made and beautiful, it would make perfect storage for a young child, whether it be clothes or toys.

At 23″ high – 29″ wide – 13″ deep, the 6 drawers and the shelf section would also be perfect for a crafter. If you’re a DIY lover, you could even put casters on the bottom so that you could move it.

We encourage you to stop into Bahoukas Antiques and Beer MuZeum soon. And give yourself enough time to look UP and look DOWN. The ‘Collector of Collections’ truly does have something for nearly everyone! And you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

DC Star Trek Comics and more

What’s so funny about outer space? Thumb – and giggle – your way through these Star Trek ticklers and find out – as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Sulu, Uhura and the rest of the Earthlings, Vulcans, Klingons and outworlders cut up and cavort through a universe of fun!

from the back cover of Trek or Treat

Trek or Treat is a gag book, composed of photographs from various Star Trek episodes with humorous captions added.

We recently received a box of DC Star Trek Comics and a few other books/magazines with Star Trek articles. They are in good to great condition. Here’s an interesting article about the series created in the late 1980s:

Although DC continued to publish solid Star Trek stories after 1989, the first run of these comics was an era of experimentation and fun. If you’re a Trekkie, you probably would have caught yourself smiling during every issue.

from TOR.com

Sampling of DC Star Trek Comics

Stop by today and peruse the latest Star Trek Comics for yourself or as a great holiday gift for someone special on your list. Yessirree… we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!

Beer Labels Collecting

Beer Labels and Brewmania

There are as many reasons one might collect beer labels as there are the number of different labels available to collect! Some are just simple text while others are beautiful works of art.

The quote below is a great example of a few of the reasons. Do you collect them? What’s your reason?

Beer isn’t just one of the world’s most popular beverage it is also an art form in many respects. That might sound a little over the top but beer is a very collectible industry with a lot of followers. Beer labels, in particular, are something many people love.

They have even attracted people who don’t even particularly like the taste of beer. Beer is a very versatile beverage in many respects and there is a lot of scope to what you can find on a beer label. Many beers have very colourful and creative labels which is why there are many keen collectors out there.

from lightdrinks.co/uk

List of Beer Labels

Here’s a list of the areas the latest label collection represents. We encourage you to drop by and browse the collection. And you know, we’re watchin’ for ya!

List of areas our latest beer label acquisition represents.

Prints by Edward Ghee – WCBM

WCBM radio

Like many radio stations, there’s a long history of changes. But these prints, we think, are from the 70s when WCBM was known for its contemporary music programming. After researching the artist, we realize how very valuable these illustrations are. Enjoy our research!

Bill Tanton illustration by Edward Ghee during the music days of WCBM radio in Baltimore
Bill Tanton – sports – WCBM radio Baltimore

Illustrator Edward Ghee

We’ve tried to do some research and believe that Edward Ghee is a well-known illustrator out of Baltimore, MD.

CLICK HERE for an amazing article on Edward Ghee and his granddaughter, Phylicia.

Video from Edward Ghee’s website

Larry Walton illustration by Edward Ghee of Baltimore - WCBM
Larry Walton of WCBM in Baltimore – illustration by Edward Ghee, Baltimore artist

We are so lucky to have these amazing illustrations created by a local artist. The 3 pieces are worn from the years, but in amazing condition considering…

Stop by and see them for yourself. They are amazing. And as we’ve shared, the illustrator, Edward Ghee, is even more remarkable.

Stop by Bahoukas today. You know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Duran-Duran or Elvis

Okay – so maybe it doesn’t matter

This Elvis Presley 1977 Concert Photo Album is beautiful.

Elvis Presley died in August 1977. This Concert Photo Album is a tribute album to his many concerts. It’s in beautiful condition. The gold box that it’s packaged in has certainly seen its wear, but considering that it’s 45 years old, it’s in decent condition.

It has 62 pages with plenty of large-color concert photos of Elvis. If you have an Elvis Collector on your Christmas list, you’ll want to come in and scoop this up.

Do you remember Elvis Presley’s first time on American television – the Ed Sullivan Show in October 1956?

Duran Duran Memorabilia

In recent weeks we acquired a wonderful collection of Duran Duran memorabilia – about 30-35 pieces. If you, or someone you know, has this group among your ‘favorites’ list, you’ll definitely want to check out our latest collection. Photos, posters, concert brochures, tickets, and more are available.

As we celebrate the weekend with the Havre de Grace Art Show, we figured it was a great time to highlight these new pieces added to our collectibles. Stop in before or after you stroll the Art Show! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

A Bit of Turtle Talk

Turtles and the Space Race

Did you know that 2 turtles actually were on voyages to the moon in September 1968? Check out this article on the ZOND 5.

… what really sets the Zond 5 apart from any other mission is its occupants: two unnamed Russian tortoises, or “steppe” tortoises as they are sometimes known. Along with samples of soil, seeds, and even some worms, the two reptiles were in space for a total of six and a half days as the capsule completed its circle of the Moon.

from National Space Centre – UK
collection of turtles - salt and pepper shakers, bank, jewelry  holder, more
Just a few from a recently acquired turtle collection

Longevity, Patience, Wisdom

These are just a few attributes given to turtles and their symbolism.

The dream of turtles is a sign of long life, health, and prosperity. It comes as an impulse to be patient, constant in actions, and to have long term vision. 

On the other hand, it could be a sign designed to make you cautious, move slowly, and don’t miss any details. Dreams about baby turtles signify that you will soon hatch some new ideas and should let go of fears. 

from Worldbirds-turtle Symbolism

No matter what draws you to a turtle, you might want to visit and choose one of these little guys for your collection or to give as a gift. From a huge soup tureen (not necessarily for turtle soup!!!) to one so tiny you could carry it in your pocket, we have a few choices to delight the turtle-lover.

Stop in soon. For sure, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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!

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?

Small Collectibles – part 1

KwikSharp Razor Hone

This KwikSharp Razor Blade Hone is 1940s vintage in original wrapping. Basically, it’s a piece of glass that you used to sharpen a razor blade. During the war and following, razor blades were rationed and often hard to come by. This hone could extend the life of your blades by up to 50 shaves.

For an interesting article on the history of double-edge safety razors, CLICK HERE!

Small Collectibles Can Be Quite Artistic

As these cigarette papers show, small collectibles can also be quite artistic. Here’s a great way to capture history in smaller items, while still creating a beautiful collection. Stop by and see what we have to start your own small collection.

Cigarette Papers

3 vintage cigarette papers - front view
vintage cigarette papers – front
3 vintage cigarette papers back view
vintage cigarette papers – back

THE DAWN OF CIGARETTE PAPER

… burning newspaper had its own problems, especially with the then toxic-based inks. Spanish merchants began offering plain, unprinted paper for this purpose. One small factory in Alcoy that was making specialized packing papers offered the first paper designed specifically for cigarette rolling. This paper was later improved and an additional factory in Alcoy opened to compete. Over time additional cigarette paper factories opened near Barcelona, France, the UK and eventually there were many factories across Europe. In the Alcoy region, there is still one rolling paper factory left, which can actually connect its roots back to the first rolling paper factories. This Alcoy factory produces many popular artisan papers to date. Brands such as RAW, Elements, Juicy Jay’s & DLX are made using processes that date back to the origin of this factory. Some of the craftsmen at this factory have been making papers for generations!

BOOKLET

The origins of the cigarette rolling paper booklet can be traced back to a priest, Father Jaime Villanueva Estingo (Jativa, Spain, Alcoy Region 1765). Before Father Villanueva’s invention, tobacco smokers laboriously and wastefully cut sections of large sheets of paper to roll their cigarettes. He devised a more convenient method of peeling small sheets from pocket-size booklet dispensers and brought his idea to Alcoy, where the first rolling paper booklets ever were produced. People still pay homage to Father Villanueva in Alcoy to this very day.

from Rawthentic.com
2 vintage cigarette papers - front view
vintage cigarette papers – front view
2 vintage cigarette papers - back view
vintage cigarette papers – back view

Ready to Start Your Small Collection?

Whether your adding to a collection you already have, or you’re ready to crate a new collection, we can help you get started. Visit Bahoukas today. You know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Collectible Books

Beautiful Raggedy Ann and Andy Books

These familiar books still tickle the fancies of young ones. Yes, they are collectibles, but you can read to them and enjoy. These titles include The Tunnel of Lost Toys, Raggedy Ann’s Wishing Pebble, and Camel with the Wrinkled Knees.

very collectible big-little books featuring Woody Woodpecker, Buck Rogers, Chando the Magician and more
A wonderful selection of big-little books.

Titles that include Chando the Magician, Woody Woodpecker and the Meteor Menace, Buck Rogers – 25th Century A.D., Flying the Sky Clipper with Winsie Atkins, Jungle Jim, Tarzan, and more. These little books are amazing!

Of course, we have shelves of books that include a large selection of children’s stories, Golden Books, Encyclopedias, Cook Books, Military Books. Oh my, you’ll want to allow yourself a bit of time to browse if you love books.

Stop by soon. We’ll be watchin’ for ya, ready to point out the various locations of books – books – books!

Looking for A New Collection? Bossons Maybe?

BOSSONS – THE FACES THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND COLLECTIONS

Bossons is the name given to an extraordinary collection of character wall masks, figurines, shelf ornaments, animal studies, wall plaques, lamp bases, bookends, wall clocks, thermometers, barometers, pottery figures and mirrors that were produced by the W. H. Bossons Company of Congleton, England between 1948 and 1996. The brainchild of a talented father and son team, they have become highly sought after works of art all around the world, but especially in the USA and England. 

from Bossons.com
Bosson Chalk Heads - 2
Bosson Chalk Heads

Talk about a small business with a quality of excellence!

Ray Bossons was an extremely talented artist with an intuitive ability to anticipate market trends. He was a perfectionist with regard to the anatomical detail, artistic excellence and historical accuracy of each item of art the company created. He was the creative genius and without question, the designer extraordinaire of the W. H. Bossons companies following the death of his father, W. H. Bossons in 1951. The company’s reputation spread within a comparatively short period of time to all the principal markets of the world. Most of the original ideas and basic concepts came from Ray Bossons fertile imagination. He would sketch the ideas for the wall masks and figurines after much research on each character to be portrayed and relied on his extensive library for research material. The original models were executed in clay by highly talented sculptors with no limit set on the time it took to create an original model.* Ray Bossons would set the standards for the pieces and then turn them over to the staff of painters to complete.

from Bossons.com
*italics by post author

This unique selection of Bosson Chalk Heads can be a perfect start to a new collection. Stop in and see them for yourself. We’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya.

UPDATE: Yes, we WILL be open on New Year’s Day!

Collectible Lighters and Ashtrays

Whether or not you smoke, ashtrays are appealing collectibles for numerous reasons.

First, they are small, which means you can acquire hundreds of ashtrays and display them in a relatively finite amount of space.

Second, they were made out of a wide range of materials, so if you are a fan of art glass, pounded copper, or ceramics, there is bound to be an ashtray for you.

Third, ashtrays were produced during some of the most creative periods in history, which means there are ashtrays for fans of the Victorian era, Arts and Crafts, and Art Deco.

Finally, ashtrays are snapshots of their culture, so it is not uncommon to find ashtrays that were produced to advertise products and events of the day.

from Collector’s Weekly

Ashtrays

variety of collectible ashtrays
Ashtrays came in all styles – silly to beautifully designed, touristy and promotional.

To show you just how diverse ashtray collections can be, here we show you a German Spinner by Gerzt (top center), the resting Mexican (made in Japan), the promotional ashtray from PENROSE, and the horse’s ‘arse’. Yep, something for everyone!

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Did you know that ashtrays are a design element included in the Cooper Hewitt Museum, located in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, NYC? We sure wish we had one of these in our collection!

Russel Wright designed ashtray

… is displayed at the Cooper Hewitt

Preserving the natural qualities of ceramics in spite of the dominance of machine-produced pottery has been a challenge for designers since the introduction of machinery to the production process in the eighteenth century.

Russel Wright addressed this design dilemma through his biomorphic earthenware. This ashtray, part of a 1949 series manufactured by Sterling China for hotels and restaurants, embodies Wright’s idea of designing machine-made ceramics that simulate their handcrafted counterparts. Flaring up and out from its low base, the ashtray has a curved, asymmetrical rim that appears as though it was pinched and folded by hand. Although entirely molded by machine, the ashtray’s profile suggests the involvement of human contact throughout its production. The organic form also makes the ashtray user-friendly and invites human contact and interactions: the undulating rim is excellent for resting cigarettes, and the groove holds a matchbook perfectly. The groove also allowed restaurant workers to stack multiple ashtrays, the base of one fitting neatly into the ashtray below.

from Cooper Hewitt

Lighters

Do you ever wonder who invented the first lighter? No, it wasn’t the Zippo Company, though they certainly improved on it! The first was invented in 1823. The Zippo didn’t come into the picture until 1932.

Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner invented the first lighter known as “Döbereiner’s Lamp.” It looked nothing like the lighters we use today and was also difficult to use and extremely dangerous.

from Quality Logo Products
Variety of tabletop novelty lighters: military shell, Zippo, and cigarette case with lighter

The above lighters can be found in our shop and include: Top left: a cigarette case with lighter, a Queen Anne style lighter, a novelty grenade, military shell, and card cube, a Zippo lighter, and a rather art deco looking styled tabletop lighter.

So if you, or someone you know, has a collection of lighters and/or ashtrays, you just might want to check our collection. We’re here. And we’re watchin’ for ya!

Colorful Novelty Radios

These very collectible radios – and they ALL WORK – include a 1950s Baseball Player Radio, a Panapet 1970s Red Ball Radio by Panasonic, a 1970s Snoopy Radio, and a 1998 promotional Pepsi Cola Radio.

close-up view of the 1950s Baseball Player Radio
Baseball Player Radio – 1970s

The Panapet radio is a round novelty radio on a chain, first produced by Panasonic in the early 1970s to commemorate the World Expo in Osaka. Two chrome plated dials on the surface are for tuning and volume, and a tuning display is inset on the surface of the ball. The Panapet is AM band only – no FM. There is a jack for a mono earplug. The Panapet came in several colors including red, yellow, white, blue, purple and avocado green.

from Wikipedia
Pepsi Cola bottle cap styled radio 1998, 1970s Panapet Red Ball Radio, and a 1970s Snoopy character radio at Bahoukas
Novelty Radios – Pepsi Cola, Snoopy, and Red Ball

The Snoopy AM Radio, 1970s, by Determined Productions, Inc.

Connie Boucher, a pioneer in licensing cartoon characters who provided the inspiration for “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy,” a best-selling 1962 book about Snoopy, the “Peanuts” comic strip character, has died at age 72.

Ms. Boucher, who died here Dec. 20 of complications following heart surgery, was a window dresser for I. Magnin in 1959 when she grew dissatisfied with the quality of coloring books available for her two sons. With her husband, Jim Young, she created a Winnie-the-Pooh coloring book, using a character that was in the public domain. The book sold 50,000 copies.

Two years later she founded Determined Productions Inc. to develop other products based on licensing characters. One of her first efforts was a calendar using the characters in the Charlie Brown comic strip.

The Pepsi-Cola Bottle Cap Radio is vintage 1998.

1998 was also the 100th Anniversary of the Pepsi-Cola brand. CLICK HERE for a bit of history. Do you know what Pepsi was originally named before being branded in 1898: See bottom of this post

Whether you love very collectible novelty radios, early transistor radios, or truly vintage radios and phonographs, we have a wonderful collection. Stop in soon. We’re watchin’ for ya!

Answer: Brad’s Drink

Broken China to Beautiful Mosaics

Just like “aloha” means much more than just “hello” or “goodbye,” the shaka is more than just a simple greeting or gesture of thanks. Saying “aloha” means that there is mutual regard and affection for the other person. It is acknowledging the importance of each and every individual in collective existence. This same core value is reflected in the shaka. The simple gesture symbolizes reverence, solidarity, compassion, and friendship. It is a sign of respect and mutual understanding for the recipient.

from Blog.Padi

Shaka Wave Mosaic

This mosaic is strong and joyful. A beautiful creation, one of many, by Barbara Wagner. She creates from both stained glass and broken pieces of china. She is self-taught and amazingly talented.

The link in the quote above also has a fun video describing the ‘history’ of the shaka wave with a good deal of humor! Having a daughter who now lives in Hawaii with her family, Barbara has had a wonderful opportunity to experience the goodwill of the islands.

Art & Antique Shops

It’s really wonderful to see the many ways that antiques and collectibles can be recycled/upcycled with the amazing creativity of crafters and artists. Barbara Wagner (yes, beautiful wife of George) has found her artistic side creating outstanding mosaics from broken pieces of china. So nothing goes to waste at Bahoukas.

In case you’re curious. We found this easy-to-understand blog post explaining the difference between a stained glass and a mosaic glass piece. CLICK HERE to read it.

Framed mosaic “Water” and two ornaments (star and heart) – stained glass mosaics by Barbara Wagner of GreenJoy

Tap Handle

A unique mosaic with colors of the Maryland Flag created by Barbara available at Bahoukas. This would make a perfect gift for that person who has their own beer on tap in their basement mancave or collects unusual beer taps.

Daisies in a Vase

This is one of my favorites created by Barbara. I love the 3-D effect created by using 1/2 of a tiny vase.

Ready to Play Games?

These beautifully crafted mosaic game tables make a wonderful statement: you love games, you appreciate art, and you’re ready to play! No matter your choice – checkers or chess – the beautiful mosaic games tables are a creation to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Stop by Bahoukas

View the amazing stained glass and broken china pieces mosaics created just in time for a perfect holiday gift.

Hurry! They probably won’t be here long.

And yes, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!