Decanters – a change from ‘dolls’

Beer Tray

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

Jim Beam Passenger Car Decanter - 3rd of a series
Beam’s Passenger Car Decanter

This genuine handcrafted, Regal China Porcelain Decanter is 3rd in the Beam Train Collectors Wheel Series.

JB Turner Jim Beam Railroad Decanter
JB TURNER – Jim Bean Railroad Decanter

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!

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!

Happy Thanksgiving and prepping for shopping

Celebrate with Gratitude

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.

25" tall Barbie in pink dress and long beautiful braid

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.

Horses

What celebrates Holiday Gift Giving better than a horse figure? Here’s a sampling:

plastic collectible toy horse
My Favorite Horse - plastic collectible set of 4
plastic collectible toy horse

And for the ‘littles’ on your list

Fisher Price Tip To Turtle vintage toy
Fisher Price Tip Toe Turtle
Roly Poly Raccoon Fisher Price vintage toy
Fisher Price Roly Poly Raccoon

How About Ratatouille!

Ratatouille figure - Emile
Emile
Ratatouille Figure - Colette
Colette

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:

Vintage Skill Ball Game
Skill Ball Game
Walt Disney Magic Kingdom vintage pinball game
Disney Pinball Game – Magic Kingdom

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!

Did We Mention Dolls?

Hundreds of Like-New Dolls Need Love

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!

That’s not all!

Some of the dolls have been put out on the floor. There are beautiful collectible dolls and dolls priced for kids to play with. And there are many more to come – hundreds!

In addition, by Thanksgiving weekend with “Plaid Friday” and Small Business Saturday, we’ll have Christmas Decor, wrapping paper, and even doll furnishings.

You just won’t believe what we’ll have. So stop in soon … then return as more dolls and Christmas decor gets put on the floor.

WOW – it’s most certainly beginning to feel like Christmas (and it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet)! You can be sure, we’ll be watchin’ for ya even if we are peeking over a box of dolls!!!

Do We Really Outgrow Our Love of Dolls?

Dolls for Every Child (young or old)

Some will want to play with them while others will want to collect them and keep them on a shelf. No matter what you decide, we have some stunning dolls available.

There are many benefits to playing with dolls. These benefits include encouraging imagination, developing motor skills, fostering a sense of caring, boosting independence, teaching empathy, helping with social development, encouraging communication, providing a sense of belonging, creating opportunities for pretend play, and helping children deal with emotions. So if you’re looking for a toy that will promote your child’s development in multiple ways, consider investing in a doll. They will thank you later in life.

from AnnMarieJohn.com

Considering the many changes that have occurred since the pandemic, possibly a doll might be a perfect gift this year. Let’s encourage more child’s play and a little less screen time. Think of the benefits!

Dolls, of course, or great collectibles. You probably know someone who has a beautiful collection. And don’t forget that dolls can bring comfort to someone in a nursing home, especially those dealing with dementia.

No matter what the reason, we have a most wonderful selection of dolls. So look over your holiday gift list and see if someone might appreciate one of them. Maybe you? And yep, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for you. We would love to show you our collection of collections!

Christmas in July

Yes, it is H-O-T! But we’re thinkin’ winter and Christmas. We have some delightful items in our Christmas collections for your own collection, for decorating, and even for creating your own crafts.

We look forward to your visit. Of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. Stop by and check out our vintage Christmas collectibles. (Think winter and Christmas!)

Cake Plates, Stands, Savers, Carriers

Vintage cake carriers and keepers, also known as cake savers, are once-common items that bring a nostalgic or vintage feel to the kitchen.

Tins have been used for saving and transporting food since the 19th Century. There were also covered metal “pails” for carrying lunches and multi-compartment ones for taking pies, cakes, and other dishes one from place to another. 

from JanaHallford.com

Difference between cake savers and cake carriers

Cake carriers have a wire, metal or plastic, to hold the pieces together (plate and cover) so that you can transport it. Cake servers usually have a cover that fits over the plate of cake. It often is designed to sit on a kitchen counter and match the kitchen’s decor.

Cake Plates and Stands

beautiful glass cake platters/servers
beautiful glass cake plates

cake stand is a structural, stool like object on which cake and other pastries are decorated and served. Cake stands are generally a single plate connected to a pedestal or multiple plates in a tower like hosting object. Cake stands are a form of tableware, they come in different materials like wood, pottery, metal, etc.

… The cake stand came into use in the late Victorian times when afternoon tea came into fashion. Presenting the cake at a higher level above the table gave the cake more attention. Therefore the cake stand usually has multiple tiers and hooped handle for the purpose of carrying.

from Wikipedia

To offer a beautiful way to display your Holiday Cakes, stop by and see our selection of plates, stands, servers, and carriers. Don’t forget that muffins, cupcakes, and other delicious pastries can be displayed and transported with these items.

It’s a wonderful way to share a message of ‘welcome.’ Just like we do at Bahoukas Antiques when we keep reminding you that “yep, we’re here and 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.

Christmas! In July?

You’ll notice all kinds of fun events related to “Christmas in July.” Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall, it’s like Christmas all year when you browse our 9,000+ sq ft of treasures and discoveries!

Christopher Radko included

Included with the latest addition to our Christmas collections, are several dozen beautiful ornaments that include some Christopher Radko designs. Do you know that Christopher Radko is still alive and making gorgeous Christmas ornaments? Do you know the history?

CLICK HERE for interesting background from his website.

Watch the video below to see how they create a Christopher Radko ornament. Here’s the link to their page with more details. At Bahoukas we love sharing bits of knowledge about our wonderful collections, it’s our ‘thing.’

Since you’re in the mood for “Christmas”

CLICK HERE for more info about Christmas and Holiday Decorations at Bahoukas from previous posts!

And just in case you didn’t realize, we have a wonderful Christmas in July event THIS SATURDAY, July 10, 2021, at our local Joseph L. Davis Post 47 American Legion. Here’s the info below.

Christmas in July (July 10, 2021) at the Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion in Havre de Grace

Be sure to visit us Bahoukas …

We’ll be here til 8pm! And yes, you can be assured, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Let’s Talk Gift Giving!

We’re going to share a variety of ideas with you!

Beautiful vintage rocking horses will look amazing under the tree and most certainly will delight a little boy or girl. But also, check out the amazing wooden airplane!

The large stuffed doll and the jockey and red stuffed horse add another beautiful possibility for a very special child on your gift list.

Of course, there’s always a chance that these items would make a collector friend or family member very happy.

Stop in and talk to George at Bahoukas. He’ll consider lay-away if picked up BEFORE Christmas. And, of course, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Beautiful Serving Dishes

Just in time for the Holidays!

Gravy boat and small tureen in blue and white add wonderful accents to your holiday dining. Available at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Gravy Boat and Small Tureen

Looking for a beautiful piece to add a bit of class to your holiday table?

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.’

Beautiful blue and white platter, pitcher, and square covered serving dish at Bahoukas.
Platters and Tureen

Upcycling is not only practical but can truly be beautiful.

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!

Glass chip and dip set (or a beautiful salad dish) has just a hint of holiday red!
Chips and Dip? Or maybe a beautiful salad bowl!

This lovely glass serving dish will add a bit of color to your buffet table and has just a touch of holiday hue!

beautiful covered butter dishes and a small flowered tureen at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
Butter Dishes and Small Tureen

Beautiful covered butter dishes are so much nicer than a plastic tub.

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!

Taking Cake To Dinner?

Bahoukas offers some help!

Cake carrier and serving dishes at Bahoukas Antique Mall
Cake Carriers and Serving Dishes

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.

Cake Trays - spoon holder

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!

Glass Cake Trays and metal cake carriers

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.

A beautiful glass Cake Tray with Cover

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!

Chess to Holiday Decorating!

Have you consider Bahoukas?

Beautiful glass chess set at Bahoukas - a beautiful holiday gift
This chess set is more beautiful in person.

You might not think of Bahoukas for games and decorating at Holiday Time. But stop in and check out this beautiful chess set that’s even more wonderful if you see it in person. This set will delight your favorite player or a collector. Simply beautiful. Hurry, we only have one like this one!

Beautiful ornaments and decorations for your special holiday available at Bahoukas.

Also, if you’re not finished decorating your home or office, you might want to stop by and see what we have for ornaments. Do you remember the little figurine candles that decorated a small table or maybe even were a part of your stocking stuffers? Well, we have those and many more items. We look forward to showing you all the ideas we have to make your holiday extra special with the love found in vintage and collectibles.

Need a few buildings for your little village, or some beautiful Santa and Elf candles?

Stop by soon and see how delightful the variety of collectibles at Bahoukas Antique Mall can make your holiday. Add a bit of nostalgia and build on them to create your own traditions. Yep, we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Holly Jolly First Friday and Bahoukas

Love an old-fashioned Christmas?

Wooden riding firetruck!

One of the things we hear people saying is how ‘commercial’ Christmas is. We can help change that if you visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall. We have a wonderful variety of toys and gifts that add value and excitement to your gift-giving.

Above is a well made, wooden firetruck sure to please that young toddler on your list. Nothing fancy, nothing to break, just a great toy! Stop by and see it for yourself.

Create a reader with these Golden Books and more

Remember all of your favorite books of years gone by. You can bet that we have some of them in our store. Come browse our children’s book section and find a couple that you’ll definitely want to share with the young reader on your list. Remember, there’s nothing kids love more than having you read to or with them!

Lunch Boxes for nearly every tv show or movie character.

Everyone had a favorite tv or movie character, often on their favorite lunch box. We have a huge collection of character lunch boxes that you’ll surely discover the perfect one for the lunch-carrying kid on your gift list. Or maybe, they just want to hide their treasures in one. Oh, and don’t forget, there are ‘big kids’ that love carrying one of these to work! So come in and pick out a couple for those on your gift-list that carry lunches or have treasures to hide!

Puzzles and more…

This is only one shelf of a huge collection of puzzles for all ages. We have large puzzles of 6-8 pieces for the toddler, 24 pcs for the pre-school, and plenty of other puzzles of all shapes, sizes, and number of pieces to entertain any puzzle lover – toddler to adult!

So while you’re enjoying tonight’s Holly Jolly First Friday with parade at 6, the lighting of the tree, carolers and stilt walkers, Santa’s arrival, shops open late, plenty of eateries – indoors and outdoors, take a few minutes to check out all that we have to offer for those on your gift list (and yes, even for yourself)! You can always come back tomorrow when the kids aren’t with you. 

In the meantime, enjoy the festivities. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!

Angels and Glass

beautiful angel with harp sculpture just in time for the holidays at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Plus December Sales at Bahoukas

You never ever know what you might discover in all the treasures at Bahoukas. While gathering photos for more blog posts, this most beautiful sculpture was discovered on a high shelf. You have to stop in and see it for yourself. It’s beautiful. 

Of course, it’s been mentioned that George is having some big sales this month on glass and record albums. Well, I’m not sure what all is included… but check out this amazing blue glass that just arrived in the last couple weeks. 

beuatiful blue glass now at Bahoukas Antique Mall

If you don’t know by now, George is always willing to make a deal. Stop in and see for yourself. In the meantime, here’s a bit more beautiful glass for every taste:

Green Depression Glass and 3 pc Czechoslovakian Malachite Perfume Set by Ingrid

Now doesn’t this look festive for the Holidays! Or maybe you prefer one or two of these beautiful pieces. They would add wonderful beauty reflecting candles and lights at your holiday table. 

cut glass and crystal at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Hopefully, we’re on your to-do list to visit for that special decorating idea you have or the perfect gift for someone on your gift list. Yes, we are here and waiting to say, “Welcome!”

 

 

It’s All About the Teeth

Saw Teeth, That Is!

At Bahoukas, we have a nice selection of old tools including a few saws. 

A saw is a tool consisting of a tough blade, wire, or chain with a hard toothed edge. It is used to cut through material, very often wood though sometimes metal or stone. The cut is made by placing the toothed edge against the material and moving it forcefully forth and less forcefully back or continuously forward. This force may be applied by hand, or powered by steam, water, electricity or other power source. An abrasive saw has a powered circular blade designed to cut through metal or ceramic.    from Wikipedia

A variety of collectible, and useful, hand saws available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

The above photo includes 2-man (person) saws and an ice saw. Below we have  an electric meat saw (used by a butcher).

electric meat saw from Bahoukas Antique Mall

At this time of year, I think of all the folks gathering and chopping wood to be prepared for the colder days and the long winter nights. What’s the poem about your wood chopping efforts? Oh yea, it warms you when you cut it and again when you heat with it. But the following is from Almanac.com and we think that’s probably much more accurate: 

I figure that this wood will warm me seven times.

1. Cut
2. Split
3. Put into truck
4. Take out of truck
5. Bring into basement
6. Stack
7. Burn

But just like those who knit and crochet, or color intricate designs, cutting wood can also be very satisfying as noted in the following quote:

I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.  Abbas Kiarostami

We look forward to showing you all the wonderful, old tools available at Bahoukas. So stop in soon. Someone may love one of these under their Christmas Tree. Oh wait, maybe they need one to ‘cut the tree!’ In any case, yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!

 

Love Literature?

20 Volume Set by Spencer Press

20 volume set of World's Greatest Literature by Spencer Press available at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

We have a set of 20 volumes of the World’s Greatest Literature in excellent condition. This beautiful set by Spencer Press is from the 1930s. Someone on your Christmas list will cherish this gift. 

In doing a little research, we learned a bit about Spencer Press and the marketing of the World’s Greatest Literature series.

The World’s Greatest Literature series seems to have been sold in the late 1930s and early 1940s, as shown in the newspaper advertisement near the beginning of this entry.

newspaper ad for World's Greatest Literature Series by Spencer Press

As said before, these seem to be the same books. (as the Spencer Library of Immortal Masterpieces … or Literature)  from SeriesOfSeries website

The history of marketing affordable books of World Literature in the early 1900s has a colorful history. We’re probably much more familiar with these tactics today. Here’s a quote from this colorful history from the SeriesOfSeries website.

Finally, the series is affiliated with the “American Home Library Foundation” which is portrayed as a charitable literary foundation, subsidizing the series to promote the reading of the classics. Together, the binding, the series name, and charitable literary foundation worked to convince potential book buyers that the Spencer Library was an opportunity they could not miss. That’s the spin: to sell copyright-free literary classics with dubious and fraudulent methods to gullible working and middle-class consumers who wanted to be at least perceived as a bit literary and intellectual.

No matter the tactics, we have this beautiful 20 volume set that is perfect for the right person! Do you know someone who would love this gift? If so, drop by Bahoukas Antique Mall today and grab it before the set gets broken up! And yes, we will be watchin’ for ya!