my cohabitation: stuff with history

If you’re not on a sailboat this weekend, isn’t the next best thing to have a model of one?

Early 20th century sailboat model, France $2,400

If you’re not on a sailboat this weekend, isn’t the next best thing to have a model of one?

Early 20th century sailboat model, France $2,400

Because if the rings fits.
A gimmel ring from 1600 inscribed with the words ‘QUOD DEVS CONIVNXIT’ (‘What God has joined together’) and on the other ‘HOMO NON SEPARET’ ( ‘Let no man put asunder’) from the collection of the V&A museum.

Because if the rings fits.

A gimmel ring from 1600 inscribed with the words ‘QUOD DEVS CONIVNXIT’ (‘What God has joined together’) and on the other ‘HOMO NON SEPARET’ ( ‘Let no man put asunder’) from the collection of the V&A museum.

Because who doesn’t need protection against evil?

Pair of Snake Bracelets and Snake Ring Roman, 1st century A.D. The Walters Art Museum. Snakes symbolized fertility and were believed to ward off evil. Snake bracelets were often worn in pairs.

Because who doesn’t need protection against evil?

Pair of Snake Bracelets and Snake Ring Roman, 1st century A.D. The Walters Art Museum. Snakes symbolized fertility and were believed to ward off evil. Snake bracelets were often worn in pairs.

Because Tolkien doesn’t have the monopoly on magic rings

Ring with wolf tooth made in Great Britain or France, 1200-1300. Inscribed with the magical charm ‘BURO + BERTO + BERNETO’ to protect again toothaches. (Also inscribed with ‘CONSUMMATUM + EST, an abbreviation of the last words Christ spoke on the Cross, and were used as a charm to calm storms.)

Because cats shouldn’t be the only ones who get to wear bells. 
A Burmese”trembling necklace” known as a le-ton, 1752-1885. From the collection at the V&A

Because cats shouldn’t be the only ones who get to wear bells.

A Burmese”trembling necklace” known as a le-ton, 1752-1885. From the collection at the V&A

Because the best decorations have always been the ones you make yourself.
Wax flower making kit with metal box and everything required to make wax flowers. c.1840-1860s.

Because the best decorations have always been the ones you make yourself.

Wax flower making kit with metal box and everything required to make wax flowers. c.1840-1860s.

Because the best message is a secret one.
'My heart and eye until I die', circa 18th century. Gold Posy Ring, $11,661.

Because the best message is a secret one.


'My heart and eye until I die', circa 18th century. Gold Posy Ring, $11,661.

Because I love how there’s a little mini-me of this bust on the handle. Everyone needs a mini me. Even figured vessels.
Figured Vessel from The Museum of Russian Art. 2nd half of 4th Century B.C. Gold: forging, stamping, casting

Because I love how there’s a little mini-me of this bust on the handle. Everyone needs a mini me. Even figured vessels.

Figured Vessel from The Museum of Russian Art. 2nd half of 4th Century B.C. Gold: forging, stamping, casting

Because you can always use a third eye. 
Lover’s Eye Brooch, from the collection at the V&A. 1800-1820

Because you can always use a third eye.

Lover’s Eye Brooch, from the collection at the V&A. 1800-1820