my cohabitation: stuff with history

To do: walk across the Rialto Bridge.
Rialto Bridge Birdcage, late 19th century

To do: walk across the Rialto Bridge.

Rialto Bridge Birdcage, late 19th century

Just hived the bees. In anticipation of the honey.
Elizabeth II silver honey pot, sold at Christies in 2009 for $2,375.

Just hived the bees. In anticipation of the honey.

Elizabeth II silver honey pot, sold at Christies in 2009 for $2,375.

for avoiding that gout stool.
carnival punch-a-bag arcade game, 1900-1910, $12,500

for avoiding that gout stool.

carnival punch-a-bag arcade game, 1900-1910, $12,500

for those suffering from post-holiday indulgence.
regency style gout stool. sold for $750 in 2009.

for those suffering from post-holiday indulgence.

regency style gout stool. sold for $750 in 2009.

Family travel.
Image above: Author F. Scott Fitzgerald on a pier  with his wife Zelda and their daughter Frances Scott,  after arriving from Europe aboard a liner.  circa  1925

Family travel.

Image above: Author F. Scott Fitzgerald on a pier with his wife Zelda and their daughter Frances Scott, after arriving from Europe aboard a liner. circa 1925

Oh to be a fish on a placemat.
Placemat and napkin created for Aristotle Onassis’s yacht, 1956. (Just one year before Aristotle’s wife discovered him having sex with Maria Callas in the yacht’s saloon)

Oh to be a fish on a placemat.

Placemat and napkin created for Aristotle Onassis’s yacht, 1956. (Just one year before Aristotle’s wife discovered him having sex with Maria Callas in the yacht’s saloon)

For the power desk.
1950s aluminum model of a DC6.

For the power desk.

1950s aluminum model of a DC6.

For saving money on the bar tab.
Pair of early 20th century pewter flask by Abercrombie & Fitch, England

For saving money on the bar tab.

Pair of early 20th century pewter flask by Abercrombie & Fitch, England

I want her to take me surfing. So do you.

"Charlotte" tintype by Joni Sternbach, 2009.

I want her to take me surfing. So do you.

"Charlotte" tintype by Joni Sternbach, 2009.

For the love of a breeze.
French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700

For the love of a breeze.

French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700