One of the joys of shopping in antique stores is finding some of those simpler toys where children play without electronics. Many love listening to a child playing “make-believe,” using their imaginations as they create their stories.
Although it’s been a while since we last posted, we have a wonderful assortment of books, games, and toys that encourage a child’s creativity while foregoing the screens and electronics! Many believe that a bit of boredom is actually good for a child’s development.
Here’s a gallery of some of the interesting children’s ideas available:
We encourage you to stop in and see if a book, game, or simple toy might be just what a youngster in your life might truly enjoy this summer!
And yes, we’re here and we’re ALWAYS watchin’ for ya! Stop by and we’ll help you find the items mentioned here! Happy Summer!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
What celebrates Holiday Gift Giving better than a horse figure? Here’s a sampling:
And for the ‘littles’ on your list
How About Ratatouille!
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:
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!
We have half a dozen or so unique Classic Major League Baseball Board Games – travel size. Or… perfect for a picnic (or a rainy day)!
Test your trivia baseball knowledge and see if you can ‘win the game.’
Do you collect baseball cards?
If you do, you just might enjoy these 2 variations of Baseball Trivia Board Games. These trivia games were manufactured for several years during the height of the sports trading card craze of the mid-90s, and came with a bunch of baseball cards. The cards are like standard baseball cards, but have four trivia questions on the back, labeled single, double, triple, and home run. The game proceeds like a game of baseball, but to determine the result of an at bat, the batter spins a spinner, which would say out, or one of the four hits. If they spun a hit, they would have to answer the question on the back of the cards to see if they got the hit. As with real baseball, there are three outs to an inning, and 9 innings. The player who ends with the most runs wins.
Be ready if there’s a rain-out this weekend!
Stop in soon and grab a game or two. Keep the fun in the weekend no matter what the weather may bring. Give those baseball trivia folks a challenge and enjoy the laughs!
Yep, we’ll be here and you know, we’re watchin’ for ya!
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!
On the left is a vintage Sunpapers (Baltimore) newsstand advertisement for ‘expert baseball coverage.’
Vintage Shoes and Boots
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.
This handsome pair of men’s leather, riding boots are wonderful, but the wooden boot trees are what make this item extra, extra special.
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!
This mosaic is strong and joyful. A beautiful creation, one of many, by Barbara Wagner. She creates from both stained glass and broken pieces of china. She is self-taught and amazingly talented.
The link in the quote above also has a fun video describing the ‘history’ of the shaka wave with a good deal of humor! Having a daughter who now lives in Hawaii with her family, Barbara has had a wonderful opportunity to experience the goodwill of the islands.
Art & Antique Shops
It’s really wonderful to see the many ways that antiques and collectibles can be recycled/upcycled with the amazing creativity of crafters and artists. Barbara Wagner (yes, beautiful wife of George) has found her artistic side creating outstanding mosaics from broken pieces of china. So nothing goes to waste at Bahoukas.
In case you’re curious. We found this easy-to-understand blog post explaining the difference between a stained glass and a mosaic glass piece. CLICK HERE to read it.
A unique mosaic with colors of the Maryland Flag created by Barbara available at Bahoukas. This would make a perfect gift for that person who has their own beer on tap in their basement mancave or collects unusual beer taps.
Daisies in a Vase
This is one of my favorites created by Barbara. I love the 3-D effect created by using 1/2 of a tiny vase.
Ready to Play Games?
These beautifully crafted mosaic game tables make a wonderful statement: you love games, you appreciate art, and you’re ready to play! No matter your choice – checkers or chess – the beautiful mosaic games tables are a creation to be seen to be truly appreciated.
Stop by Bahoukas
View the amazing stained glass and broken china pieces mosaics created just in time for a perfect holiday gift.
They might remember playing on the Odyssey 2 system. by Magnavox! Released in 1978, the Odyssey 2 was unique in the home video game systems of the times:
One of the strongest points of the system was its speech synthesis unit, which was released as an add-on for speech, music, and sound effects enhancement. The area that the Odyssey 2 may be best remembered for was its pioneering fusion of board and video games: The Master Strategy Series. The first game released was Quest for the Rings!, with gameplay somewhat similar to Dungeons & Dragons, and a storyline reminiscent of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Later, two other games were released in this series, Conquest of the World and The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt, each with its own gameboard.
Lucy Ricardo is the wacky wife of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Living in New York, Ricky tries to succeed in show business while Lucy — always trying to help — usually manages to get in some kind of trouble that drives Ricky crazy. Their best friends are Fred and Ethel Mertz, who are also their landlords. Usually, Ethel becomes Lucy’s less-than-willing partner in crime. Ricky and Lucy welcomed little Ricky in 1953, whose birth was a national TV event. Later in the show’s run, the Ricardos (and the Mertzes) moved to Hollywood, where Ricky tried to become a movie star.
from Google search
The I Love Lucy Show ran from 1951 to 1957. Do you have a favorite episode? Many remember this scene:
We have some new I Love Lucy items that arrived in our store. Stop by and check them out.
I Love Lucy Collectibles
A locking canister with different scenes on each side.
An I Love Lucy Sales Resistance Mattel Doll is straight from Season 2 Episode 45: “Sales Resistance” which aired January 26, 1953.
We just love the great items that cross our counter. Even better is when someone browses our shops and discovers the perfect item that they didn’t know they were looking for. Love it!
Stop in and visit. We’re here and ready to say, “Welcome to Bahoukas.” Havre de Grace offers so much for every interest. Need a bit of guidance, just “ask George” – he’ll point you to whatever it is you’re looking – inside the store or anywhere in Havre de Grace. We’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Early optical Laserdisc technology was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958. By the time Gregg had patented his transparent videodisc system in 1961 and again in 1969 he decided to sell the patents to electronics manufacturer Philips. Philips had already been working on a reflective videodisc system at the time and gaining ownership of Gregg’s invention helped them push technology forward. Philips’ main goal with the Laserdisc was to sell feature films on them to consumers, so they teamed up with MCA, an entertainment company that owned the rights to the largest catalog of films at the time, to bring the Laserdisc technology to market. Collaboratively, Philips and MCA demonstrated the technology in 1972 and made it available for consumers on December 15, 1978. Philips manufactured the hardware players and MCA made the discs. The format went by many names including DiscoVision, but most referred to it as Laserdisc. from CultureandCommunication.org
A little more of the history…
DVA traces its beginnings to 1965 with the formation of Gauss Electrophysics, a company started by David Paul Gregg to pursue the storage of video information on optical disc media. At the time, video information was stored on large reels of large-width magnetic tape. Magnetic tape and the equipment used to read and record magnetic tape was expensive at that time, while VHS and Betamax tape systems were still years away from being created.
During the time that David Paul Gregg formed Gauss Electrophysics, MCA (the movie company) was interested in finding a suitable storage medium to mass market MCA’s large movie library to consumers to allow people to watch MCA’s movies in their homes. MCA learned about the work being performed at Gauss Electrophysics and purchased the company in 1968.
The Laserdisc format was more popular in Japan than it was in North America because it was a big force in the anime market. Collectors of anime content helped drive the sales of the format in Japan.
The instant-seeking functionality of Laserdiscs allowed developers to create interactive video games for LD players. The most popular LD game was Dragon’s Lair and it used pre-recorded animated scenes to tell a story. A user would use a remote or joystick to command the story to move forward and make decision for the on-screen characters. Gameplay was similar to current RPGs.
Although Laserdisc is a dead format today, it was a major stepping stone for the industry to reach modern technologies such as the CD, DVD, and MiniDisc. Many of David Paul Gregg’s early patents were licensed by companies to create these formats we know today.
JAWS – The first LaserDisc title marketed in North America was the MCA DiscoVision release of Jaws on December 15, 1978. The last title released in North America was Paramount’s Bringing Out the Dead on October 3, 2000.
These sets are sturdy, older sets. This one with the blue stand is missing the two stakes. But a couple heavy dowels would probably work just fine.
When was the last time you grabbed family and/or friends for a pleasant game in your own yard. Easy to set-up and just about everyone can play.
Maybe you don’t remember how to play. Oh, no, that couldn’t possibly be true!!! If so, we’ve included a video to explain the rules. Easy. Peasy.
So there you have it! We’ve found the rules – takes a whole 10 minutes and you’re ready to play. Grab the kids or the family next door. Get outdoors for some great weather this weekend. And enjoy a game that will probably be good for a few laughs at the very least. Have fun.
And yes, we’re at the shop. And we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
With temperatures heading up to the 90s this week, often it’s too hot for the young ones to be outdoors for too long at a stretch. We just might have a solution or two for you at Bahoukas Antique Mall.
We have a wonderful variety of Little Golden Books and more for the young readers to enjoy. Maybe you’d like to bring them in to pick one out – or surprise them with a selection when you need to bring them indoors for a bit of cool, quiet time!
Along with this wonderful selection of books, you’ll also find a nice selection of games that the youngest to the older kids may enjoy! Make a game or reading party to encourage the youngsters to enjoy a respite from the hot sun!
Stop in today… we’ll be open all week. Yes, we are OPEN on July 4th – and we’ll be open on Saturday – parade day! Yessireeeee… we’re always watchin’ for ya at Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum.
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!
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.
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!