Tea to Tools

Syroco 1940s

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

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.

antique and vintage tools for the craftsman

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.

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!

Holiday Gifts and Entertaining Ideas

Currier & Ives

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.

beautiful yellow canister set, Lincoln BeautyWare
Ceramic Cornucopia 4 pc Canister Set with Fruit covered lid

Variety of Glass and Ceramic for Entertaining

cut glass salt cellars, candy dishes, candle holders, etc
cut glass salt cellars, candy dishes, small plates, candle holders

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.

ceramic and porcelain dishes for great holiday entertaining and gifts
ceramic and porcelain holiday serving/decorating pieces

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

Queens Lusterware Drink Set with Tray and Tongs
Queens Lusterware drink set with tray, tongs, and ice bucket

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!

Christmas Galore

Decorating Ideas and more

We have Christmas galore
Throughout our store.

With Santas and angels tucked here and there
And dolls of all sizes – well – EVERYwhere!

Stuffed bears and gift tins
Are waiting for you.
So stop in soon and
See what’s new!

Of course, you know, we’re watchin’ for ya and we have plenty of ideas to help you in planning your holiday and gift-giving!

Hen on Nest Collectibles

These pitchers and the deviled egg dish are awesome if you’re into chicken collectibles.

Do you love anything ‘chickens?’

There are at least 100 glass companies that have produced at least 250 forms or sizes of glass hen covered dishes over the past 150 years. These dishes are referred to as an animal dish, trinket box, hen in a basket and hen on a nest. The official name, according to Smith, originated from Westmoreland glass company in the 1930s. They coined the name “hen on a nest” which has been shortened to simply “hen on nest” by latter companies and collectors. Between 1890-1910 the glass hen dishes gained advertising and publicity when they were used to package condiments, mainly mustard.

from Community Chickens

Collectible chickens – especially ‘hens on the nest’ – are very collectible. Among the ‘homesteaders’ it’s easy to see why they might absolutely love anything ‘chicken’! But it seems that many collectors, as well as home decorators, love anything ‘chicken’!

hen on the nest collectibles

The variety of colors in these beautiful hens on the nest dishes is amazing. What’s your favorite?

varieties of Hens on Nest dishes

We have a very large selection of these dishes. Fill them with candies, a dish on your Thanksgiving table, or anything you might like. Add to a shelf of collectibles. No matter how you use them, we have an amazing collection.

Yes, we’re here. And we’re watchin’ for ya! Stop in soon and find those items you’ll desire for the upcoming holidays!

Milk Glass – beautiful pieces and interesting facts

The popularity of glass items, especially those made of milk glass, spurred the creation of many glass manufacturing companies in the United States, France, and England during the mid-1800s. These companies produced milk glass products that were used as tableware, bowls, covered dishes, specialty items, vases, and figurines.

A wonderful display of unique bowl designs in milk glassl
A wonderful display of unique bowl designs in milk glass.

Milk glass is an opaque or translucent milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes.

Beautiful milk glass pieces, covered candy dish, and beautiful bowls.
A covered bowl – perfect for hiding those candies you love, plus several other milk glass pieces.

First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors included blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white – which lead to its popularity.

Beautiful milk glass goblets

How to clean White Milk Glass:

We found a great answer to cleaning the yellowed milk glass you may find during your hunt – denture cleaner. Yes – denture cleaner! Click on the link below to the easy how-to steps!

CLEAN YOUR MILK GLASS EASILY

Did You Know Jadeite is Milk Glass?

Jadeite, also known as Fire King Jade-ite, is a type of glass tableware made of Jade-green opaque milk glass, popular in the United States in the mid-20th century. A blue variety called “Azur-ite” was also produced for several years. Jade-ite and Azur-ite were both produced by Anchor Hocking.

from WIKIPEDIA

We also have a wonderful collection of Jadeite pieces.

Stop in and take a peek at these collections. They’re really wonderful. Of course, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

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!

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!

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.

Collectibles, Spring, and Easter

Celebrate Spring with a visit to Bahoukas

We have a variety of collectibles for you to celebrate Spring! With Easter just one week away, you’ll want to stop in and pick out a few special items for decorating and to add to your Easter baskets.

The beautiful geese can grace a special buffet (these are fairly large) or add a bit of whimsy to your porch or deck.

Several Bunny figurines and a large ceramic egg

Bunnies & Eggs

We have the cutest rabbit collectibles and a variety of eggs. Whether you add to a basket (which we have) or to your Easter centerpiece, they’re sure to bring a smile.

Visit this link for more info on our Easter/Spring ideas.

Noisemakers

Don’t forget that we have a variety of toys and games from mini-furnishings for a dollhouse to metal trucks, Hot Wheels, and even a noisemaker or two!!!

Remember, they can take these outside and enjoy!

a variety of noisemakers for kids

We have a variety of jars and bottles that are just perfect to add a bit of spring to your home decor while you await the coming burst of flowers. Or just add a daffodil or two and VOILA! you have a bit of cheer and color to brighten a room.

flower stems in old collectible bottles

As we look forward to the coming warmer days and greener lawns, Bahoukas offers a variety of indoor and outdoor decor, tools and games, kitchen accessories and dishware, toys, and more. Put on your creative hat as you start your Spring plans and visit us. We just might surprise you with our variety of antiques and collectibles.

Of course, you already know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Collectible Fun for Everyone at Bahoukas

Toys, Games, Vintage Advertising, Vintage shoes

We thought we’d entice you to visit by sharing a variety of items in this post. Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, we have some nifty items. You can also find some Vintage Baltimore advertising pieces, a game, and more.

We believe this game is a 3D Tic Tac Toe but we don’t have any directions. Can you figure it out? We’ve seen similar online, but none exactly like this one. It’s our recent whozwhatsit!

Vintage Newsstand Advertisement Pieces

We have a variety of Sun Papers advertisements in the shop. (Not recent reproductions) Stop by and see if you might enjoy a couple to frame and have in your collection or decor!

Baltimore Sunpapers newstand baseball advertising - vintage
Vintage Sunday Sun Baltimore newstand advertising for TV Week
Above is a Sunday Sun (Baltimore) newsstand advertisement for TV Weekly – I believe this is one of Charlie’s Angels – Farrah Fawcett

On the left is a vintage Sunpapers (Baltimore) newsstand advertisement for ‘expert baseball coverage.’

Vintage Shoes and Boots

A variety of vintage women’s boots from the 1900s with one pair of 1880s.

These women’s boots are so unique. Maybe you’d like the whole set or just a pair to perk up a special place in your home.

Mens leather boots

Men’s Boots

This handsome pair of men’s leather, riding boots are wonderful, but the wooden boot trees are what make this item extra, extra special.

Skediddles

Do you know what a skediddle is? We weren’t sure until we did some research. But this Mickey Mouse Skediddle is pretty cool. It’s a 1968 Mattel toy.

Mickey Mouse Skediddler

This is just the cutest toy from 1968 Mattel. Check out the 1968 vintage commercial below.

Sometimes we have way too much fun…

With Easter in another week, it’s a great time to stop in and see what might work perfectly to fill a basket or decorate your home. No matter what, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Easter Is Approaching

We’ll begin with a beautiful tin…

This colorful tin (from a Whitman’s Sampler) is perfect for an Easter ‘basket.’ Fill it with colorful grass, a small toy or two, and wonderful chocolates to make a very special someone – happy! Or add a few gift items to give to an adult – even homemade cookies! No matter how you might use it, it’s a beautiful container!

Then we’ll add an assortment of baskets…

large assortment of baskets for Easter and crafts
Wonderful assortment of baskets for your Easter gifts and decorations

Here at Bahoukas, we also have a wonderful selection of baskets. Of course, they’re perfect for the Easter basket filled with flowers, candy, little toys, and other delights. But they also make perfect containers for your spring decor.

Get your spring on …

We’ll be posting more of our Easter-related and spring collectibles over the coming weeks. Stop by soon to browse and find the perfect item for your Spring and Easter Celebrations. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Crocks, Jugs, Crates

Great pieces to aid in your Spring decorating – inside and outside!

Do you have the perfect plant that would love a crock for its home? Maybe you have a wonderful collection that would look great in a fruit crate. Stop in and see what inspiration you might find browsing our shop.

unique stoneware crocks, urns with spigot
stoneware crocks and urn with spigot
very collectible jugs, crocks, bowls and more at Bahoukas

What Are Stoneware
Jugs Used For?

Before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to hold foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats and pickled vegetables. The crocks were invariably made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze.

from Chicago Tribune

CLICK HERE for a great article on upcycling an old jug – then put on your creative hat and design your own!

upcycled stoneware jug from acraftedpassion.com site

Whether creating a decorative piece or using it for baking, pickling, mixing, our crocks and jugs can be a great addition to your spring upcycling!

Stop by soon and pick your favorite piece (or 2 or 3)! Of course, we’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya!

stoneware crocks at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
variety of crocks at Bahoukas

Roosters, Flying Pigs, Gargoyles and more

Cast-Iron is Beautiful for More Than Pans

This beautifully painted rooster sits atop a large dinner bell that needs to be mounted to a wall. It’s an absolutely gorgeous piece.

cast iron dinner bell topped with a white flying pig
Beautiful cast iron horse tops this large dinner bell

Cast-Iron Figures for every decor!

We have an eclectic assortment of cast-iron figures (old and new), bottle openers, door knockers, and cast-iron mechanical banks.

These are just a few samplings. From lobsters to ladybugs, mermaids to Michelin men, flying pigs to turtles, well, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect addition to your collection or for your decorating idea. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Spring – Time for New Planters

PLANTERS

Did you find a teapot, bowl, or other items that are just too beautiful to ignore but you’re trying to justify the purchase? We found a great article to show you how to upcycle your favorites into beautiful planters.

A wonderful display of just some of the many teapots available at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace
teapots make great planters for your indoor ivies and flowers
flower stems in old collectible bottles
flower blossoms in old collectible bottles
cactus in a fun collectible pitcher
This cactus looks so great in this fun, collectible pitcher.
beautiful tiny flowers arrangement in a small silver teapot
Or make a statement with these beautiful tulips clustered in a silver teapot. Exquisite!
tins of pipe-cigarette tobacco at Bahoukas Antique Mall

Tins

Tins of all shapes and sizes make wonderful planters to show off the greenery and the collectible tins!

Check out this article for ideas and how do to upcycle a variety of objects into great planters.

Colander Hanging Planters

image: Kalyn Brooke

Old or new, colanders make ideal hanging planters since they come equipped with their own drainage holes. You can line the colander if you’re concerned about some dirt spilling out, and you easily can tie some rope to the handles to hang your planter from the ceiling.

from SmallBizTrends
flower grouping using collectible items for vases
pitchers, bowels, teacups and more make great containers for spring flowers

Here at Bahoukas we have vases, pots, crockery, baskets, and so much more to add some fun to your plant shelf. Check out the above article. Then put on your creative cap and come on in and see what we might have that will work perfectly for your plant decor. Yep, we’re watchin’ for ya!

Vintage Christmas Santas

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, hopefully, shared with family and friends. PLEASE NOTE that we are CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day to enjoy our own families and to appreciate all that we’ve been given. Regular hours will return tomorrow and we’ll be open 7 days/week until Christmas Day!

We know that as soon as this holiday is over, folks will be “full steam ahead” for holiday decorating and gift-giving ideas. The above photo gives you a peek at our latest addition to our vintage holiday decorations – beautiful Vintage Santas!

Santa’s Kaleidoscope – collectible figural glass ornaments

Glass Ornaments

These beautiful very collectible, figural glass ornaments are beautiful. The set, from Santa’s Kaleidoscope, is waiting for just the right home to add a bit of pizzazz to your holiday decor!

Vintage Christmas Decor

Vintage Christmas Decorations

Here’s a sampling of more vintage and very collectible decorations to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday decor. Hurry in. These items tend to go quickly. And yes, we’re watchin’ for ya and are ready to point you in the right direction!

Again, Happy Thanksgiving. Safe travels. Always be grateful!

Teacups and Teapots

 

Japanese teacups

Beautiful…

These photos barely touch on the splendor of beautiful teacups and saucers, teapots, and more. Whether you use them to drink your favorite tea or to decorate with them by adding a living plant or a dried arrangement, these pieces are stunning.

Is there a little spot in your home that needs just what these pieces offer – beauty and color and function if you wish? Stop in and pick your perfect choice today!

One example are these pieces of Japanese teacups and teapot to the left. Beautiful colors in fine pieces waiting for you to put them to good use.

All of these wonderful pieces are just waiting for the appreciative eyes of a lover of all things exquisite.

Need ideas for decorating with teacups? CLICK HERE!

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Teacups and more at Bahoukas
Do we have teacups? You bet we do!

Maybe you have a youngster who would love to have a tea party with you. Check us out. And you bet, we’re watchin’ for ya and ready to help you find the perfect item you’re searching for.