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A Little ‘Sparkle’
Bahoukas Can Help with Your Plans
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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.
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!
Beautiful Angel Sculpture
The sculpture above would be beautiful on the mantle, or as part of a centerpiece. Simple and inspiring – especially for the holidays.
Angels – all sizes
Need a BIG Angel?
This battery-operated angel is delightful and plays music. Or maybe you want a large “BARBIE” angel. Yep, we have that, too.
If you need an angel for the holidays, hurry in. For sure, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!
Holly Hobbie is so much fun
From dolls to tea sets, trays to vases, plates, and more. From the photos, you’ll see we have a wonderful assortment – all in great condition.
A cute variety of pieces from Royal Doulton Bunnykins! You must have a young one who would love a set. Or maybe a collector?
And check out this dollhouse!
This doll house is large and well-built. Stop by to check it out. We also have miniature furniture for it.
The holidays are upon us. 10 days from now is Christmas Eve. Hurry in and choose your gifts so you’ll have them wrapped and ready to place under the tree!
Besides toys, holiday decorations, and board games, we also have vintage tools, dishes, and many more collectibles. VISIT OUR BLOG for more ideas. And know that we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Green Glass Pieces
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.
Flygsfors was a glassworks established in Sweden in 1888, initially to make window glass. This was discontinued around 1920 due to cheap imports of foreign glass. For many years they also produced cut glass tableware, for which Sweden was famous during the nineteenth century.from GlassEncyclopedia.com
During the early twentieth century Swedish glass companies benefited commercially and industrially by their neutrality during the two world wars, and their glassworks evolved beautiful harmonious designs in the 1940s and 50s at a time when little was happening in the glassworks of Europe. During the 1950’s they led the world in the volume and creativity of their designs.
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.
Vintage toys and games
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
A Big Little Book was typically 3⅝″ wide and 4½″ high, with 212 to 432 pages making an approximate thickness of 1½″. The interior book design usually displayed full-page black-and-white illustrations on the right side, facing the pages of text on the left. Stories were often related to radio programs (The Shadow), comic strips (The Gumps), children’s books (Uncle Wiggily), novels (John Carter of Mars) and movies (Bambi). Later books of the series had interior color illustrations.from Wikipedia
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!
Benefits of Play with Action Figures
Benefits of Playfrom ToyAssociation.org
Play isn’t all fun and games — it’s also an important teaching tool!
Creative Skills — When imaginations run wild, kids form unique ideas and find solutions to challenges
Communication Skills — Play lets kids exchange thoughts and information by speech, signals and actions
Social Skills — Playing with others helps kids deal with group dynamics, collaborate and compromise
Have you ever wondered how action figures are created?
Of course, we have many more categories for you to choose a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift for the kids or the collector! We’re hear and we’re watchin’ for ya! Stop by today!
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.
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!
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!
U.S. Military Collectibles and Books
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!
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.
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!
Several boxes of Star Wars Minis
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.
This is a beautiful collection. It’s hard to believe that there were so many different characters and themes in the Star Wars Series. Fascinating! We also found a book of RULES:
If you have a ‘Trekkie’ that needs something unique for his/her collection, do stop in and take a peek! Yep, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!
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!
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!