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Last week we shared a gallery of photos to encourage you to look UP when browsing the shop. With items on high shelves and even hanging from the ceiling, you’ll definitely want to look UP.
But this week we share that LOOKING down is equally valuable while browsing Bahoukas Antique Mall. This gallery is a glimpse of just why you might want to notice lower shelves for more surprises!
This is just a quick peek at the variety of items waiting to be discovered when you remember to LOOK down!!!
With the various holidays coming up, we’re a really fun shop to browse for unique gifts and decorating ideas. We’re here and you can be sure, we’re watchin’ for ya! Stop by and browse.
A busy season of activities is upon us. And you may just want to add a serving dish, cake plate, or covered cake carrier to your collection. They make beautiful presentations as well as being practical.
We have a selection of beautiful and exquisite crystal vases, bowls, and stemware that could add loveliness to your wedding decor.
Or possibly you just need a very practical wood-based tray with a dome-covered cheese tray.
No matter you’re needs, we have a variety of beautiful serving pieces from casserole dishes for your picnics to china and crystal for the wedding table.
Drop by and browse our shelves at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum soon. We’ll be 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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
These pitchers and the deviled egg dish are awesome if you’re into chicken collectibles.
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’!
The variety of colors in these beautiful hens on the nest dishes is amazing. What’s your favorite?
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!
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.
Milk glass is an opaque or translucent milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes.
First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors included blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white – which lead to its popularity.
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!
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!
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.
Many older moms loved Elvis. Would your mom love an Elvis Collectible? We have a great assortment for you to choose from.
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!
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.
This is just one example of our collection of silverware. This is a beautiful set.
We have a collection of cast iron pans, kettles, and more. Would mom appreciate one of them? Stop by soon…
Okay, so this is veering a bit from cookware… but hey, we never know what YOUR MOM might like.
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 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!
Afternoon tea is usually associated with the great tv series we’ve enjoyed, such as Bridgerton and Downton Abbey
… or fun!
But also, you can have fun just as Alice did at the Madhatter’s Tea Party.
(photo courtesy of Unsplash)
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sabin Industries’ home was McKeesport, PA.
This company, founded by Samuel Sabin in 1946, did not manufacture china, but it decorated “blanks” (i.e., undecorated pieces of china) purchased from ceramics companies that made the actual pottery and porcelain. Sabin applied decoration to these blanks — often by using decals — and then resold them to a variety of wholesalers or retailers. It is reported that Sabin also decorated glass.from SeattleTimes.com
These are beautiful plates. You can see them in our store. And absolutely, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
In 2020, thanks to a covid pandemic, delivery to our door has become commonplace for just about everyone! But if you’re familiar with Jewel Tea Co., you may not realize they started their door-to-door business in 1899.
Although many remember the Jewel Tea Co. which closed in 1981, few are probably aware of just how unique and entrepreneurial this company was. The following quote is a great example of how nimble and quick-thinking they were:
There were many tea companies at that time, and they all sold door-to-door, giving premium coupons with grocery purchases. When enough coupons had been saved, the customer had a choice of premium items offered. One day Mr. Ross knocked on the kitchen door of a prospective customer and had hardly stated his business when she grabbed a broom. He returned later that same day and learned that the lady had saved coupons for six months buying coffee and tea from a “wagon man” and had expected to get a rug with her coupons. However, the wagon man stopped coming around. Mr. Ross quickly offered her a premium to be left with her first order, to be paid out with a later trade.from chicagology.com
This story varies from a broom to hot water, but the fast-thinking Mr. Ross with his idea of advancing the premium set the Jewel Tea Company apart from all other existing tea companies of the day.
Many of the baby boomers today will recall these dishes from having had them in their homes growing up. They were premiums offered by Jewel Tea Co. and made by Hall China Company.
In the mid-1920s, the directors of Hall China made a decision to associate with the Jewel Tea Company to produce an exclusive line of dinnerware for them. Jewel started using Hall teapots as premiums, and then expanded the promotion to include its own line of distinctive dinnerware and kitchenware. New pieces were introduced by Hall China for Jewel until 1980.from Wikipedia
This image is from a tching.com post and shows both the Autumn Leaves and Cameo Rose designs.
Do you collect the Cameo Rose pattern?
There’s much to be learned from earlier successful companies. And it’s always fun to start a collection where you can share a bit of the ‘story’ that comes with them.
Drop by and chat with us, browse our 9,000 sq. ft. of collections. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
We absolutely love this collection. If, per chance, you don’t remember what Depression Glass is, here’s a bit of background:
Glassmakers couldn’t sustain through the Great Depression by providing the popular labor-intensive cut crystal glass of the 1920s to the upper class. Much like we’ve seen distilleries pivot to hand sanitizer and designers pivot to mask production during the COVID-19 pandemic, glass companies that once made luxury crystal were forced to reconsider their products. In an attempt to keep people employed, glass factories in the Ohio River Valley pivoted to mass-producing significantly cheaper molded, patterned glassware thanks to an innovative machine that could produce upwards of 1,000 pieces a day.from Architectural Digest
We’ve just received this amazing collection of Pink Depression Glass – serving dishes to candy bowls.
This Pink Depression Glass Collection is exquisite!
Did you know there is a National Depression Glass Association?
Lovely Pink Depression Glass bowls and parfait dishes, goblets and pitchers.
What’s really exciting is that, according to this Architectural Digest article, the interest in collecting Pink Depression Glass (and others) could be gaining new interest.
This is just one “Collection of our many Collections! Stop in soon and browse Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum. Yes, we’re watchin’ for ya!
If it looks like a teacup with two handles and it fits nicely into a matching saucer, then this item is a soup bowl. It was once considered polite to gently sip one’s soup. Quietly using a spoon came later and now soups are considered one of the “naturally” messier foods out there.from: DustyOldThing.com
As winter temps settle in, we all look forward to savoring a wonderful warm bowl of soup. What’s more wonderful than enjoying that soup from a bowl designed to pick up and sip!
Stop into Bahoukas Antique Mall soon and choose a couple for your home! MMMMmmmmmmmm… I can spell that soup now! Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
We have a wonderful selection of serving pieces. Oh, you say they don’t match what you have? Well, put on your creative decorating hat and use them as ‘accent pieces’ rather than ‘matching pieces.’
When you find a perfect serving piece to accent your table and to show off that favorite side dish, you’ll have the perfect match!
This lovely glass serving dish will add a bit of color to your buffet table and has just a touch of holiday hue!
From simple lines to beautiful cut glass, we have a wonderful selection. Did you notice the beautiful small tureen? It’s a gorgeous piece for serving that yummy side dish.
These are just a few of the beautiful pieces we have that will add a touch of color, class, and even conversation to your holiday meals. Stop in soon and pick out one or two for YOUR decorating.
In the meantime, you can be sure that we’ll be here and we’re watchin’ for ya!
As you head into the holidays, plans are being made for “what should we take with us to dinner!” Here at Bahoukas, we can offer a bit of help by sharing a number of collectibles to give that dish extra special attention. In this post, we’re sharing cake trays and carriers.
Beautiful glass Cake Trays and unique ceramic spoon holder
Bahoukas has beautiful glass trays and plates for presenting your beautiful cake in all its splendor. We also have metal carriers to help you get it to the party all in one piece!
So whether you’re presenting in a beautiful covered glass dish in your own home or you need a carrier to take it to a dinner party, we just might have what you need.
Recycling and Upcycling make shopping at Bahoukas the best ‘first stop’ on your agenda. You may just find the perfect item and unique while adding a bit of color and story to your gift and/or presentation. All while saving a perfectly sound item from our landfill. Seems like a perfect match for the upcoming “THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!”
You bet … we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Well, that’s not exactly how it works. While George visited family in Montana, Barbara put her ‘shoulder to the wheel’ and began to clean and organize. The following photos don’t do the items justice (glassware is a bit challenging):
Betty (one of our steady ‘volunteers’) wanted a bit of ‘pink’ near the counter. The above pink depression glass is much more beautiful when you stop by the shop to see it. We also had a great suggestion from one of our ‘regulars’ – the pink depression glass is stunning on a navy blue tablecloth!
These wonderful shades of green are absolutely stunning. There are some amazing pieces that are waiting for you! Just one could add a dash of class to your holiday decor.
These glass plates can be used to serve nearly everything from delectable chocolates to a vegetable and dip. Wonderful macarons from Les Petits Bisous would be perfect!
The white covered serving dishes above would make a great dish for those yummy and much anticipated holiday dishes – mashed potatoes or a green bean casserole. YUM! There are many fine items throughout the shop to add a bit of eye appeal to your holiday festivities. Add your favorite recipes to fill the dishes and you’ll have some very happy family and visitors.
Stop by and see how many items have been brought to life with the elbow grease and determination of Barbara. She loves showing off the great collections at Bahoukas Antique Mall. of course, there’s no end to this task. So we encourage you to stop in frequently as more items are cleaned, shined, organized and readied for your holidays!
Be sure to stop by and say “hi” to George. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.