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.
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):
Kenneth Horsman, aka Ken-Zo
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:
Illusions Magic Bar and Theater
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
Unique Maple Drawer and Shelf
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!
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:
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
Did you know that 2 turtles actually were on voyages to the moon in September 1968? Check out this article on the ZOND 5.
Longevity, Patience, Wisdom
These are just a few attributes given to turtles and their 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!
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!
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.
… 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
Tins can be sewing or knitting baskets, filled with cookies or games and offered as a beautiful gift.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.