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.
Talk of Snow always makes the kids – and the kids at heart – look for their sleds. This beautiful wooden sled with metal runners might be just perfect. And if you want to feel safe (or just add a bit of warm comfort to your holiday), our HUGE selection of oil lamps will fit any decor.
And the 7th day is Christmas!
Yes, we’re on the countdown to the BIG day! And we’ve plenty to help you with your last-minute shopping. From your holiday decorating to your family and friends’ gatherings, we still have items to help you put the finishing touches on everything.
Green Team Honey
So hurry in. It’s a beautiful day to be finishing up your last-minute holiday shopping. Remember, we have toys, games, and dolls galore – just to name a few things! We’re here – and most certainly, we’re watchin’ for ya!
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!
We have holiday ornaments and items to create a beautiful centerpiece. You’ll find little things throughout the store to add just the right ambiance to your holiday fun.
Whether you’re baking, adding a glaze to your ham, or sweetening your tea, our local honey from Havre de Grace Green Team will add love to your efforts. This also makes a wonderful gift of ‘local’ to someone special on your list. We might mention that you’ll want to hurry, it’s selling fast!!!
Entertain with Style
From beautiful serving pieces to highlight the delicious foods you’ll be offering this season, to a variety of trays, cake plates, and more to add the perfect style to your table or buffet.
This is just a sampling of what you might find as you meander through the shop. The perfect decoration, serving dish, or holiday gift is waiting for you to discover. And yes, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya.
We have a huge selection of vintage and collectible cars, trucks, toys, and board games. If you’re looking for something unique, check us out.
Selection of Jewelry in all price ranges
Jewelry is one of the many collections available at Bahoukas. Plenty of variety in style and price. Don’t forget to look at the vintage holiday pins we have.
Unique Hand-Crafted Mosaic Chessboard Table Top
Barbara has created several other mosaic gift items including holiday ornaments and wall hangings.
Video Selection – makes a great gift
Along with movie videos, we have a large selection of phonograph records: Christmas albums, jazz, bluegrass, country, classic, and plenty of rock and roll.
A great selection of Vintage Big-Little Books
Remember, George is the ‘collector of collections’ which means we have something for just about everyone. Stop in and find a great stocking stuffer, holiday gift, or an addition to your own collection. We’re here. We’re watchin’ for ya!
These beautiful hand-carved wood figures would most certainly please a collector. One or two might also be a perfect addition to your holiday decor.
Yesterday we encouraged you to look UP and DOWN when you browse our shop. Today we want to point out the variety of items you might find.
Nautical and more
Just a few ideas for a nautical decor or gift including wood figures, decoys, and a duck-decorated lamp.
Vintage cameras and accessories have always been popular items at Bahoukas. We don’t keep them long in many situations. Whether you collect them to display or you’re a photographer who loves to actually work with them, you’ll want to stop in on a regular basis to check our latest finds.
Pottery to Porcelain
Whether you’re looking for an unusual pottery piece, mini porcelain pitchers with wash bowls, or a beautiful pink-rose water pitcher, bowl, and chamber pot, we may have just what you’re looking for. As a unique gift or to add to your home decor, it’s worth taking a peek at what we have.
So from Tea to Tools
We really do have something for everyone!
We look forward to pointing out the special items you might be looking for to complete your holiday gift-giving or to add a bit of spice to your decor. Stop in soon. We’ll be 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!
Bahoukas Antiques has a decent section on U.S. Military History that includes items used by soldiers: canteens, some clothing, patches, insignia, and a unique set of saddle bags, etc.
Along with a number of WWII History Books, Bahoukas has a selection of other history books and biographies.
People who love to read know that an actual book in their hands can never be lost if the power goes out and you can’t read via electronics. If you have a subject you love, stop by and see not only the Military Books but many different subjects for all ages. We have several areas for you to browse. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers from Golden Books for the kids, to cookbooks and novels, to our Military selection.
It’s time to get serious about your Holiday Gift List and we’re here to help. Yep, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!
Just seeing the name “Currier & Ives” conjures scenes of winter and the holidays. This 4 pc canister set would make a stunning gift for someone special.
If you desire a wee bit more color – or a lot in this case, this 4 pc canister cornucopia set with fruit on the lids might be just the perfect gift or be great on your kitchen shelf.
Variety of Glass and Ceramic for Entertaining
Add a bit of sparkle to your holiday decor with the cut glass candy dishes, candle holders, small plates for appetizers or desserts, and salt cellars. These also make great items to create a unique centerpiece or to gift as a hostess gift.
Whether you need a small tureen, candle holders, vases, and various serving dishes, here at Bahoukas we have a wide variety of items for your own holiday entertaining or to gift a special person on your list.
Perfect and beautiful drink set
Relaxing by the fire or after a pleasant dinner, enjoy a drink using this beautiful vintage set. This beautiful mid-century Queens Lusterware drink set with tray, glasses, ice bucket, and tongs is a beautiful way to serve. Did you know it was seen in Don Draper’s office on Mad Men?
This is just a sampling of ideas for holiday gift giving or to brighten up your entertaining that can be found in our shop. Stop in soon because you KNOW we’re watchin’ for ya!
As George moved things around to make room for the 5 – yes 5! – truckloads of dolls that needed sorting and displayed throughout the store for Thanksgiving weekend, this wonderful collection of Star Wars Miniatures w/Stat Cards was discovered. We meticulously went through them to match cards with figures and now have a large box with scores of these minis in excellent condition.
Or, a beer charcuterie board. Made of solid American Oak, this includes 6-12 oz beer glasses, a board with an area for your cheeses and other delicious munchies, and a recessed area to slide the glasses into securely. It also has antique English handles. It would make a beautiful gift. Add a gift certificate to one of our breweries and, well, someone who loves beer would be delighted to receive this!
Jim Beam Collector Decanters
This genuine handcrafted, Regal China Porcelain Decanter is 3rd in the Beam Train Collectors Wheel Series.
This Jim Beam bourbon/whiskey decanter highlights the J.B. Turner locomotive in Regal China Porcelain of Antioch, IL. This is one of the finest decanters Beam ever made and is certain to please the most avid collector of vintage train replicas.
Check back tomorrow when we highlight a unique box of Star Wars items that George discovered when moving things around to fit the dolls in the shop. Until then, stop by soon. You know we’re watchin’ for ya!
We first want to say how thankful we are for each and every person who has stepped into our store of collections! George – the ‘collector of collections’ – loves sharing his many finds and all the stories that go with them. We wish everyone a Thanksgiving filled with peace, love, and gratitude for all that we have. Remember, it’s not about quantity, but quality. Well, except for George – the collector! (chuckle)
It’s been George’s tradition to decorate the weekend following Thanksgiving. But this year, the hundreds of dolls he acquired meant that he had to move a lot of things around ASAP!!! So the windows are decorated a couple of days early – yes, thanks, Barbara. And Christmas can be spotted throughout the store.
Dolls – a 3.78 Billion Dollar Industry in 2021
So stopping by Bahoukas might just be worth your while. The dolls in the window are beautiful. The hundreds in our store – well, come see them. Check out the braid on this Barbie! WOW!
You won’t believe the dolls and doll furniture available. From tiny porcelain dolls to 2 ft + Barbies, baby dolls, and American Girl Dolls are just a few of the many waiting for someone to give them some love. Seriously, stop by and pick one (please). They are priced for the collector and to purchase for a special child in your life. Definitely something for everyone.
Add to this a wonderful selection of furnishings and accessories for your dolls that include well-made high chairs, table, rocking cradles, cribs, chairs, and more. Seriously this is one special collection.
Next add puzzles!
Here are a few of our very collectible puzzles. But we encourage you to check our TOY section for more.
What celebrates Holiday Gift Giving better than a horse figure? Here’s a sampling:
And for the ‘littles’ on your list
How About Ratatouille!
Games – did I hear Games?
Well, we have a substantial selection of board games in our Toy Section plus these unique games for indoor fun:
We are ready to help you with your Holiday Gift Purchases
Browse our blog for the hundreds of collections in the shop. Hopefully, this post gives you a glimpse of what’s available for the collector AND the kids on your list. We are here and, yessirree, we are excitedly waiting to show off our collections!
Remember, if you purchase $50 or more, you can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to WIN a $100 HdG GIFT CARD – this weekend only!
That’s right. George has acquired a huge assortment of dolls from the tiniest porcelain dolls to 25″ Barbies. Seriously, We do not know where he will put them all. Here’s a sneak peek at just the very tippy top of the iceberg of dolls-dolls-dolls!