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.
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.
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)
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:
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.
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.
The Musical Jolly Chimp played a role as a security guard in Toy Story 3. We received one in excellent shape just this week. Ours is from the 70s and uses batteries. It works! Check out more details on the colorful, celebrity life of the Musical Jolly Chimp!
Did You Know?
This crazy monkey toy has been included in movies, books, and songs. Can you guess all of them before you read the following quote?
A little creepy and very funny, stop by soon to see our Musical Jolly Chimp. Another great idea for a special Easter gift or to add toy our own Toy Collectibles! It’s a beautiful day to stop in. And you bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
It may not be politically correct, but this go-go girl will certainly generate a few giggles and a lot of conversation this New Year’s Eve as she mixes a drink or two. Created in 1969 by Poynter Products.
Welcome 2022 – Happy New Year!
Stop in today if you’d like to have her mix a drink or two on your bar to bring in the New Year! We’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya.
Dads carried metal tins with lunch to their jobs in the coal mines and factories. Of course, it wasn’t long before their children wanted to copy their dads.
Many of the latest additions are complete with thermoses as well. Do stop in and check it out. They are a great last-minute gift for a child in your life – or your favorite collector. Remember, not just great for lunch, but fun for picnics, playing, keeping treasures, and more.
The above desk is in beautiful condition. We also have another as pictured below:
Another choice is this wood desk:
1881: The Fashion School Desk
Old School Chair
… with writing pad. These are solid and have a shelf on the bottom to place books and bags.
So whether it’s a lunchbox or a school desk, we can add a last-minute ‘surprise’ to your holiday gift-giving. Hurry in. We’re watchin’ for ya so that we can help you with your last-minute searches. Don’t forget, we DO CLOSE for Christmas Day and New Years Day. (Give us a call to be sure we didn’t leave early on the eve of both!) Happy Holidays!
What is it about the smell of coffee that can take us back to grandma’s or mom’s house in our memories? Even those who don’t drink coffee share similar memories. (Sorry, can’t help but remember this sound from the Maxwell House Coffee commercial!)
Of course, we know the aroma most often brings warm and cozy feelings to mind. Sitting around a kitchen table, fingers wrapped around a hot cup of coffee, conversation lively and fun.
We have some beautiful chrome electric percolators available at Bahoukas. Various shapes and sizes and yes, they do work!
May Your Holiday Offer the Warm Feelings of Years Gone By
This ad seems to be perfect for the season. Enjoy! And don’t forget, we’re here except for Christmas Day and New Years Day. Give us a call on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve just in case we leave early to enjoy our holiday with our loved ones and friends.
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
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!”
This unique piece recently arrived at our shop. The label on this 16mm film says “National Beer Sports Film” and also “Orioles in Action” with the number “Harco 603.” Also on the label is: “from Chesapeake Bay … Land of Pleasant Living.” It was created by WLVA radio station and is dated Sept. 29, 1961!
We are not sure if it’s an entire game or a series of highlights. If someone doesn’t grab this very unique piece, George may try to find a working 16mm film projector to check it out.
For those who love old films, National Beer, and/or the Orioles of 1961 – it’s a great piece! Don’t forget that we’re less than 5 weeks from Christmas. This would make a beer collector drool!
RC Cola Collectible Cans
It seems that since Covid-19 decided to impose itself on our lives, folks have turned to collecting again. Baseball cards have definitely been one of those items that have gained new fans.
This collection 1970s RC Cola cans feature baseball players with their photos and stats on the can. We thought that those who might have renewed their interest in baseball memorabilia would enjoy checking out this collection of RC Cola cans!
We have a large collection of these cans. Are you ready to start a new collection – or maybe complete one you already have started? Well, don’t hesitate. Stop in today and we’ll point you in the right direction!
Stop in today and chat with George. And you bet, they’re watchin’ for ya!
It is estimated that over the years, more than 300 million miniature Wade figures have been distributed with Red Rose Teas. Does someone you know collect them? And Red Rose Tea is still very popular as are their Wade miniatures!
Another Tiny Collection
These miniature Wade Figures offer another ‘tiny collection’ that can be fun to collect. Maybe you have a child that would enjoy creating a collection. Originally called Wade Whimsies, there are several series created through the years.
The American Series #1, (1983 to 1985) consisted of 15 figurines, with one Whimsies packaged in each box of Red Rose tea.
The first animal series included a chimp, lion, bison, bush baby, owl, bear cub, rabbit, squirrel, bird, otter, hippo, turtle, seal, wild boar, and elephant.
Series II ( 1985 to 1996 )
The second series, also of animals, was issued from 1985 to 1996 and totaled 20 figurines. It was selected from a group that had also first appeared in earlier Wade series. The animals represented were the giraffe, koala bear, pine marten, langur, gorilla, kangaroo, tiger, camel, zebra, polar bear, orangutan, leopard, rhino, raccoon, leopard, puppy, rabbit, kitten, pony and cockateel.
Series III – The Circus Animal Series (1994 to 1999) was the third to appear.
Fifteen figurines made up this series, including; ringmaster, human cannonball, strongman, clown with drum, clown with pie, bear, sitting elephant, standing elephant, male monkey, female monkey, lion, poodle, seal, horse, and tiger.
SERIES IV – Endangered North American Animals ( 1999 and 2002 ), was the fourth series.
The 10 figurines were the spotted owl, bald eagle, polar bear, peregrine falcon, humpback whale, Florida panther, manatee, green sea turtle, timber wolf, and sturgeon.
SERIES V – Noah’s Ark was the fifth series.
Fourteen male and female animals, representing seven kinds of wildlife, and a single figurine of Noah and his wife made up the set of 15. They include the elephant, rhino, zebra, goose and gander, hen and rooster, ram and ewe, lion and lioness, and Noah and his wife.
SERIES VI – Pet Shop Friends ( 2006 to 2008 ) was the sixth series.
The 10 animals appearing between 2006 and 2008 were the duck, pony, rabbit, turtle, kittens, puppies, Labrador, budgie, tropical fish, and cat.
SERIES VII – The Wade Red Rose Calendar series ( 2008 to 2012 ) was the seventh series.
One figure representative of each month was included from 2008 to 2012: snowman, cupid, leprechaun, Easter bunny, Mother’s Day flowers, graduation, Uncle Sam, sandcastle, scarecrow, pumpkin kitty, turkey, and Christmas tree.
SERIES VII – the Nautical Wonderland Series, the eighth and current series, was introduced in 2012.
The series includes the compass, conch shell, mermaid, ships wheel, treasure chest, divers helmet, lighthouse, sailboat, seagull, seahorse, crab, and starfish.
They are still creating Miniature Wade Figurines for Red Rose Tea. And the Red Rose Tea website has very interesting information related to their teas as well as their Wade figures.
*In 2012, The Nautical Wonderland Series came next.
Explore our nautical heritage with these twelve figurines. This series illustrates everything to love about the ocean, from the warmth and calm of the beach, to the adventure and spirit of sailing the seas, to the mysteries and legends of the sunken depths.
*American Heritage Series (2016)
Exclusively designed by Wade Ceramics, these splendid, porcelain miniatures celebrate the illustrious history of America, from Colonial Times to the Space Age. Red Rose Tea is proud to depict landmark moments in our national history through these distinguished miniatures.
*World Monument Series (2020)
Explore the globe with these porcelain miniatures exclusively designed by Wade Ceramics! Iconic landmarks, feats of architecture and mysteries of the world are represented. Travel back to ancient times or marvel at modern achievements – the Worldwide Monument Series has it all!
*These are from the Red Rose Tea website. At this site, you can view photos of the latest miniatures.
So stop by and see our collection of Wade miniatures. Maybe you’ll want to add to your own collection or help a young person start their ‘tiny collection.’ We’re here. And yep, we’re watchin’ for ya!
How often do you think of your local antique shop for great ideas for wedding decor. Does the bride and/or groom collect something special that may be used in the decorations? Maybe you’re looking for unique serving dishes or goblets.
Or consider ‘insulators’ for table decor:
Other Wedding Decor Ideas
We have oil lamps of all shapes, colors, and sizes to add to centerpieces or highlight a particular area of your wedding reception.
Don’t forget that we also have vases of all shapes and sizes.
We have an array of glass ware …
Perfect for the bride’s table, special guests, or everyone, we have a wonderful variety of glassware you may enjoy incorporating in your wedding decor. Special cake platters, serving dishes, full sets of dishware, are available.
Don’t forget the our “Collection of Collections’ offers some pretty unique gift ideas for the bride and groom, or from the bride and groom. And don’t forget the children! Be creative if you have children in the wedding party.
And don’t forget, we’re here to help you find the perfect items. Yep, we’re excited for your big day and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Are you old enough to remember where you were when you heard that Elvis Presley had died? Do you have a favorite song? To coordinate with our post, we include the ‘title song’ here for your enjoyment!
If you’ve not visited our shop, you may not realize that we have a great selection of Elvis collectibles.
You’ll definitely want to drop in and see the ELVIS collection at Bahoukas. We have figures, games, statues, pictures, recordings, and so much more. Don’t forget, if there’s an Elvis collector among your family and friends, it’s a great time to think ahead for Christmas. (Just sayin’!)
In the meantime, you know we’re always watchin’ for ya!
Have you ever wondered if eating oysters is really healthy? Check out this article:
New to Oysters? Watch this:
Along with a few crab mallets, we also have these beautiful oyster knives.
Finally – Maryland Skipjacks
Skipjacks in the Chesapeake and oyster drudgin’ are as much a part of Maryland culture as duck hunting and decoys. We couldn’t talk about crabs and oysters without a bit about skipjacks. And don’t forget to visit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museumand Havre de Grace Maritime Museum for local history.
The Maryland State Boat has a colorful history. And you might find some items in our shop at Bahoukas to add to your Maryland collection.
We encourage you to stop in and see these items. We may have some oyster plates as well. And check out our book selections, you just might find a cookbook with ideal recipes for crabs, oysters, or perfect side dishes. Yep, we’ll be here and waitin’ for ya!
This beautiful handle on this corkscrew is beautifully crafted.
Quite often corkscrews were created with various characters, symbols, or logos.
Just like all other items, a corkscrew was often great advertising. This one from Bowman Hotels is easily carried to be used anywhere. Picnic anyone?
Think you might be a helixophile
… or want to be? CLICK HERE for a fun article on this very collectible single-purpose tool from NOLA.com.
Might you be wondering about the most expensive corkscrew sold?
Wonder no more:
So there you go … more than you ever wanted to know about the familiar corkscrew. But it just might put you on the path to being a helixophile. We’re here to guide you. And you bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Are you aware that John Wayne was in 179 film and tv productions? And he wasn’t always a cowboy! The above photo is from The Quiet Man movie – filmed in Ireland. The link below the following quote will take you to an interesting article regarding 100 of his movies.
Have you seen them all?
18″ Ensco chalk figure 1970s available in our shop!
Do you know John Wayne’s birth name? (Answer at the bottom of this post)
… and a SINGER? Yep!
Another fun item is our selection of Collector Plates.
So if you, or someone you know, grew up loving everything “John Wayne,” stop in and have a peek at these great collector items. Yessireeeeee…. we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
John Wayne’s given name was Marion Robert Morrison! Did you guess it?