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It’s going to be an absolutely beautiful fall week. Welcome to October and to Bahoukas Antique Mall. Today we want to share a few antiques that arrived last week. They are stunning!
This beautiful Victrola is in working order and has great sound. It came with a box of records that included a variety of children’s songs to the amazing voice of Ella Fitzgerald.
The Victor Orthophonic Victrola, first demonstrated publicly in 1925, was the first consumer phonograph designed specifically to play electrically recorded phonograph records. The combination was recognized instantly as a major step forward in sound reproduction.from Wikipedia
The model 8-9 had the largest and most efficient all-steel horns and many collectors today consider them to be the pinnacle of acoustic reproduction.
The 8-9 (Victrola) was available only in a fumed oak finish, with blue painted trim panels and decorative appliques. In addition, the 8-9 featured a large art-deco ‘cross’ on the grille cloth.from Victor-Victrola
These machines (with stamped-steel horns) have a very lively sound quality with improved high-frequency response when compared to their wood-horn counterparts.
Are you the one looking for this rare find? If so, stop in and see it today! You won’t be disappointed.
The oak ice chest was the pathway to better and safer foods. It’s a beautiful vintage piece. Manufactured by The Sanitary Refrigerator Company
It may be hard to imagine, but the use of an icebox, and later mechanical refrigeration, actually allowed housewives to make fewer visits to the grocer and to be able to save and use “leftovers” safely. With the invention of mechanical refrigeration, the introduction of ‘frozen foods’ in the 1950s was made popular. You might remember the Swanson TV DINNERS – that was 1953!
An icebox (also called a cold closet) is a compact non-mechanical refrigerator which was a common early-twentieth-century kitchen appliance before the development of safely powered refrigeration devices. Before the development of electric refrigerators, iceboxes were referred to by the public as “refrigerators”. Only after the invention of the modern electric refrigerator did early non-electric refrigerators become known as iceboxes. The terms icebox and refrigerator were used interchangeably in advertising as long ago as 1848.from WIKIPEDIA
The traditional kitchen icebox dates back to the days of ice harvesting, whose heyday ran from the mid-19th century until the 1930s, when the electric refrigerator was introduced for home use.
This beautiful mantle clock, manufactured by Gilbert Clock Factory is in great condition. It’s chime is a beautiful deep sound, very pleasing to the ear.
Do you collect old radios? We have two old radios that need a bit of repair (and tubes) that may be of interest to you. And George may have the tubes you’re looking for. We encourage you to stop in and consider one – or both – of these gems to add to your collection.
This milk can has been used a great deal. But that adds to its ‘character.’ Wonder what stories it could share!
This would make an interesting piece to add to your fall decor!
These are just a few of the vintage antiques you might find in our store. You are encouraged to drop by and browse our 9,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles plus another 2200 sq. ft. of brewmania in the Beer MuZeum upstairs.
You know we’re here and we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Our little cast iron garden critters would be so much fun tucked away amid your flowers – or even your veggies! Come take a peek. We also have a cast iron sundial. Now wouldn’t THAT make a statement?
Whether it’s on your deck or at your favorite park, check out this unusual item.
This pitcher and glass set for your favorite drink are sure to be appreciated! Crabs anyone!!!
Okay, just a few ideas. And you already know, we’re here – and we’re watchin’ for ya! Have a safe holiday weekend.
According to Fashion Magazine, the latest trends include ‘Grandma Core’. And Pinterest Business says the trends are ‘Hipstoric Homes’ and ‘Home Front.’ Let’s see what those trends include and then stop in and visit us.
Believe it or not, grandma is back!!! Think chunky sweaters, slim belts, the perfect old-as-new hat, and the perfect piece of jewelry from grandma’s well-curated collection. oooo-la-la
Sitting on her bed, I relished examining the antique wooden triptych mirror, which sat adorned with hanging pendants and delicate silver chains. Her shelf was cluttered with colourful trinkets and tiny boxes that spilled open to reveal little treasures gathered over time. To me, it was the picture of personal style carefully cultivated through the decades. This is the ethos of grandmother fashion, which is set to be a defining trend in 2023.from Fashion Magazine
Antiques are chic – yep, they’re back and they’re popular.
And ‘eclectic’ is the perfect approach to the new trend of joining the old with the new! Maybe you’d like to enjoy your iced tea in a favorite ‘character glass.’
This trend is best described by this line from Pinterest Business:
Soulful spaces that merge self-expression and historical nostalgia.from: Pinterest Business
Serve your favorite cake and cookies on a cute vintage dish:
This trend includes tchotchkes of all kinds, mixing new and old and appreciating both.
This new trend may be the perfect way to blend all the things you love, creating a ‘home’ that truly says, “Welcome.”
We’ve always believed that sitting on the front porch is so very welcoming. Actually, here in Havre de Grace, many folks still enjoy their front porches and are quite comfortable saying, “Hello,” as you walk by. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbor or make a new friend.
The backyard has had its moment—it’s time to serve the greeter good. In 2023, the front porch will get the spotlight treatment. Rising searches suggest Boomers and Gen X will adorn their entrances with elaborate decor and embellishments.from PINTEREST BUSINESS
Adding a crock filled with long-stemmed Pampas Grass or a real fern is a beautiful and inviting look by the doorway of your front porch.
A comfy chair or maybe a chess set will add to the welcoming look and encourage folks to linger awhile and chat.
A great way to hang out on your front porch:
Fun and funky chess/checker sets with mosaic tables created by Barbara. (Note: all of these are not presently available)
There’s really no limit to the fun ways to say ‘welcome’ when adding a bit of your favorite items to your front porch. From a favorite chair to a ‘flying pic,’ and just about everything in between, stopping by Bahoukas Antique Mall is a delightful way to add to your decor.
So whether it’s Grandma Core, Hipstoric Homes, or the new Home Front styling, a stop at Bahoukas is worth your time. And you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
Easter and the Signs of Spring are all around us. Here at Bahoukas Antique Mall we have a few ideas for you for your Easter Baskets, Easter and Spring Decor. For instance, check out this gallery of the cutest bunnies and Easter eggs! They’ll bring a smile for sure!
Whether you use these bunnies for table decorations, Easter Baskets or just little reminders of spring tucked on shelves or tables about the house, they are delightful. Hurry in and make your selection soon.
Sometimes a little book tucked into the Easter Basket is just the perfect addition! We browsed our shelves to give you a sampling! Of course, that Gift doesn’t have to be about bunnies. But they seem quite appropriate for Spring!
Remember, Easter is Sunday, April 9th. Add a bit of bunny fun to your decorations and baskets.
And don’t forget…
You don’t want to be late for church or brunch or any other activities this Sunday! Turn your Clocks ahead (yes – SPRING AHEAD) before you go to bed this Saturday.
And remember, we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya. Stop in and say ‘hello.’
It’s always a perfect time to add a new/old piece of art to your home or office. But during the long, gray days of the early months of the year, browsing Bahoukas Antiques is a perfect time to search for something to add a bit of color, sparkle, and yes, even a smile to your home.
The above slideshow is a great sampling of some beautiful pieces available throughout our store. Many are in gorgeous frames.
So we encourage you to stop in and browse. You might be very delighted by the choices we have. Don’t forget we have fun metal signs, and always so much more!
We look forward to helping you find that perfect ‘bit of sunshine’ to bring into your home. And, of course, you know we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
The sculpture above would be beautiful on the mantle, or as part of a centerpiece. Simple and inspiring – especially for the holidays.
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!
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.
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!
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!
What juxtaposition refers to is best illustrated by examples such as an old trunk placed at the foot of a contemporary bed or a vintage dresser used with new bedside tables. It basically offers what might be referred to as a “harmonious marriage of contradictions” or put another way, the fact of two things being seen or placed together with a contrasting effect. And when used properly, the results can be inspiring.from ReviewJournal
We just received this amazing planter, perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, and ready for Spring! Plant it to overflowing with your favorite flowers, perfect for accenting a deck, porch, sunroom, or entryway. It’s a simple item that presents beautifully in any decor. Create a conversation piece by giving it a special place in your home decor.
Decorating should always have a sprinkle of fun, whimsy, or just plain unique! This is just one item in our store of over 9,000 sq. ft. Stop in soon, after all, Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, May 8, 2022! We have a wonderful collection of collections to add a bit of juxtaposition to your decor. Have fun! Be creative! And know that we’re here and we’re watchin’ for ya!
This unique collection of 3 different sets of teacups and saucers, with different symbols on the cup and saucer, would make a wonderful gift for mom this Mother’s Day. We’ve included a bit of information should Mom decide she’d like to try to read her own tea leaves. Hurry in, we only have this one group of 3 sets, which is the total series created for Red Rose Tea in the 1960s. (We do not have the booklet that described the reading of tea leaves that originally came with them.)
There were three white tea cups with gold designs in the series of fortune telling cups, numbered 1, 2, and 3 on the bottom of each cup and saucer. They were manufactured in England by Taylor, Smith, and Taylor of fine bone china. A small illustrated booklet about tea leaf reading accompanied them.from Wikipedia
This beautiful and unique set of symbol cups and saucers consists of three cups and three saucers. They’re made of white bone china marked with 22k gold trim, each designated by a number on the bottom. A single cup and saucer are only part of the set, with the cups and the saucers both backstamped with their numbers
The reading of tea leaves is what makes these beautiful sets so very special. In the link below the quote, you can learn about the meaning of the various symbols. Or you can visit THIS LINK from Allure.com
Also known as reading coffee or reading tea leaves, tasseography is a divination practice dating back thousands of years. Over this time, many symbols and interpretations have been built up.from TheSpruceEats
This beautiful and unique set will surely be chosen as a gift for someone’s very special Mom. If you’re interested, hurry in. Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, 2022. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.
Vintage tins come in a variety of sizes from tiny pillboxes, coffee, and tobacco cans, to large chip cans and more! They are beautiful and practical. You’ll want to click on the link below the quote to see photos of a variety of ways to use vintage tins in your decor that include planters, storage, lampshade, magnet containers, and even a tiered organizer! The article mentioned below will most certainly get your creative juices flowing.
(Vintage tins) … come in many sizes and have many designs. They are perfect for a wide variety of crafty upcycling projects, too. We have here ideas that are sure to tickle your fancy. Most of these vintage tin craft projects will give you beautiful items for the home. They’re perfect for organizing and for giving your home that fun shabby chic look. Hope you enjoy these vintage tin DIYs!from DIY.AllWomensTalk
… come in many shapes and sizes. The art can be truly outstanding while being totally practical – making great storage containers.
Tins can be sewing or knitting baskets, filled with cookies or games and offered as a beautiful gift.
Need more examples and ideas. CLICK THIS LINK for other posts we’ve created on vintage tins!
Vintage tins can be a beautiful addition to your storage area. Your bulk foods would look great on a shelf in vintage tins. It’s an easy way to store items while showing off a beautiful collection. Talk about ‘minimalist’!!!
Not sure what you like? Stop by Bahoukas Antiques to browse the very collectible and useful vintage tins. We’re here. And we’re just waitin’ to point them out to you! And don’t forget – Mother’s Day 2022 is Sunday, May 8th. What would you like to tuck into a beautiful vintage tin for Mom?
This beautiful holiday celebrating ‘moms’ is only one week from Sunday! WOW! So we’re going to share a few blog posts with ideas for your mom, or grandmom!
These beautiful ‘lady head vases’ can be used for a plant or small fresh flowers. We have a wonderful collection.
Many of the most desirable head vases feature fancy hats, realistic facial features, and even pearl necklaces with matching dangle earrings adorning them. Some even have a shapely hand with painted nails delicately framing one side of the face.from TheSpruceCrafts
We have some Josef Originals birthday angel figurines. They are so beautiful. They may also add a touch of class to your mom’s shelf. (Or a little girl’s birthday gift).
Muriel Joseph was originally a producer of Lucite jewelry under the name of Muriel of California until the outbreak of World War II. Unfortunately for Muriel Lucite was needed for the war effort, mainly for airplane windshields, which forced Joseph to search for a new product material. For a few years she continued to make jewelry, now with ceramic, before coming to the idea of designing and creating ceramic figurines. Muriel’s fiancé, Tom George, returned home to California at the end of the war unable to find work, so he focused on helping his wife’s business by making molds of Joseph’s models. The two married and in 1946 began producing ceramic figures under the name Josef Originals. The spelling of the name was meant to be “Joseph,” but the printer made a mistake on the first set of labels ordered. As it was too late to reprint the labels, this error gave birth to the name “Josef Originals”.from VintageVirtue
As always, we’re here – and we’re watchin’ for ya. We have a wonderful variety of collectibles for creating a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Don’t forget, it’s only days away – May8, 2022!
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.
If you have a matching tea set, a traditional tea party is definitely a good excuse to pull it out and show it off. If not, mismatching cups bring fun and color to your table.
The whole point of a tea party is to get together and enjoy tea. Pick your favorite teas to pour and share with your friends.from PlumDeluxe
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.
We have a variety of transistor radios and other electronics that came into our shop recently. Many are in their original boxes.
Determine what it is that you really want to collect. With literally thousands of transistors to chose from, you could never collect them all.from Gary’s Radios
There are as many reasons to collect radios as there is the number of collectors. Nostalgia is often the ‘start’ when you found a radio that reminds you of the one you owned as a kid. We have a delightful variety of transistor radios (and more) in our shop.
We encourage you to stop in and see for yourself the wide range of radios available. And you can be sure, we’ll be 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.
… the first commercial lunch boxes, which resembled metal picnic baskets decorated with scenes of playing children, came out in 1902.from Smithsonian Magazine
The first lunch box decorated with a famous licensed character was introduced in 1935. Produced by Geuder, Paeschke & Frey, it featured Mickey Mouse, and was a four-color lithographed oval tin, with a pull-out tray inside. It had no vacuum bottle, but did have a handle.
In 1950, Aladdin Industries created the first children’s lunch box based on a television show, Hopalong Cassidy. The Hopalong Cassidy lunch kit, or “Hoppy”, quickly became Aladdin’s cash cow. Debuting in time for back-to-school 1950, it would go on to sell 600,000 units in its first year alone, each at US$2.39. In 1953, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were featured on models introduced by American Thermos.from Wikipedia
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:
The First Model
The first school desk was made in 1880 by John D. Loughlin in Sidney, Ohio. The desk, known as “The Fashion Desk,” proved to be extremely popular across the country. The practicality of the desks allowed for many to be put together in a one room schoolhouse, and the fashion aspect of it was aesthetically pleasing to those in the education industry. Loughlin’s marketing campaign also helped to sell these desks, which would eventually sweep the nation. The “Fashion Desks” were desks attached to one another and were big enough to seat two or three children. Usually, there was an inkwell so that the student could replenish his pen’s supply.from TheClassroom.com
The Sidney School Furniture Company, located in Sidney, Ohio, began manufacturing the popular “Fashion” school desk in 1881. Advertising for the desk claimed, “No desk in the market is made with more care, nor of better materials than the ‘Fashion,’ and none has met with a more popular reception, or gives better satisfaction.” The desk featured a Patent T-head, which eliminated screws and bolts by joining the wood of the top, back, and seat to the legs, which were made of cast iron.from EdTechMagazine.com
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!
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.