After I finally got my last half-dozen boxes from my old house, I've spent the last week unpacking, rearranging, and discovering forgotten treasures that I'd put away months, and sometimes years, ago. .
I found this little orange glass lamp atop a garbage bin in front of the former Flanagan's Pub, a few months after it closed. I was working just down the block, and I'd frequently pick through the flotsam and jetsam that would pile up out front as they slowly took apart that pocket Elysium, looking for reminders of happier days. The loss of Flanagan's hit each of us who called it home differently, of course. All the lamp needed was a little love, and an Edison globe, to recover from being tossed on the rubbish heap; my broken heart would need significantly more.
The framed photograph is a very recent arrival in my home: a framed photograph of "The Trestles" on Lake Pontchartrain. It was a beautiful and thoughtful gift from Michael Frederick when he came over for dinner, snapped from the City of New Orleans as it rumbled over the lake. Y'all know how much I love train travel, and bridges, but I also really enjoy the composition and the muted color palette.
Rounding out the vignette is a 1950s "Speed Read" clock by Seth Thomas (the numbers roll, not flip, and it even has seconds on it), and the bottom of a framed print of the Eiffel Tower. I enjoy pulling together little groupings like this, often "shopping" around my home to find pieces that play well together.
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