Saturday, December 12, 2009

the outdoors type

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curious things continue to surface in the land of oz. last week it was a bowling ball in the street, the week before it was a soul determined to get that grocery cart full of natural light across 6th and wakarusa, and before that it was the burly guy on his harley zipping by with a tub of toddler legos strapped to the back. now my sharp-eyed amiga alix has led me to the most wonderful find of all, a yard full of vintage typewriters. the tree-stump installations wrap around the entire house. yes, i trespassed just a wee bit. i'd love to see the inside but i'm not that bold. i bet it's stuffed with stacks of books and real working typewriters that are clickety clacking away next to a warm fireplace and a vat of coffee. who really knows, but that's a nice image and i'm sticking to it.

some weekend reading for you:

> thereza opened a fabadabadoo shop of tiny red wares
> bits of underlying beauty that heather pulled out of a distressingly cold week here
> thanks to super groovy jan and nina for featuring artsyville in their posts this week
> joanne painted a stunning window to the heart
> how esti made her calendar (which is, alas, but not surprisingly, sold out)
> linda sarah is back with her sleepy towns and dancing villages

enjoy! happy weekend!

34 comments:

S.E.Minegar said...

Where did you find this place?

la ninja said...

ha! I knew you could not be THAT outdoorsy. good title! ;P

no yellow brick road but colourful typewriter garden... fab. but go and knock on their door, who knows... go on, I dare you. I double dare you. :)

Jeanine DeNitto said...

anyone who makes a typewrite fence row is just asking for a knock at the door. i'm with ninja--do it!!

Inner Toddler said...

holy fucking awesome.

Inner Toddler said...

and that goes for your title too. ;)

Annie Pazoo said...

I'm in love. Gotta know who lives there.

Leenie said...

Fun photos! I am guessing there are a lot of younger people who have no idea what those things are, or how they work. I have adjusted to a comuter keyboard, but it was quite a while before I stopped reaching up for the carriage return at the end of a line. ;) I would like to know more about that grocery cart full of natural light. Was the day windy??

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW...what treasures...and to think of all the hands which have touched these...amazing.!
Have a great weekend Aimee.
Char

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

Aimee...have you seen the yard between 7th and 8th (on the east side) on Missouri? It has all sorts of recycled art treasures in it. Make sure you go up the alley and check out the back yard, too.

Heidi Renee said...

it's like the "stations of the cross" for writers :D verrry cool!

Sarah said...

Great typewriters!

Martha Lever said...

oh my goodness...what will people think of next!! This is just great!!! Thanks for you comment!! :)

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

some of the best lawn jewelry I have seen ever!

jane said...

i want to live in the land of oz...

kj said...

aimee, my first reaction was 'no sir!'

i heard monday is a very special day.....

xo

megg said...

It's my first time here and I am absolutely charmed!! I love these pictures - oh, imagine having typewriters surrounding your house - like a great big forcefield of creativity!

I'm off to make a cup of tea dn then read some more - it is very nice to meet you!

alix said...

priceless!
great shots.
I'm super game for manana-assuming marlowe is not at the doc w/ this cough, sore throat thing.
I never looked around as much as do now, since meeting you!
cheers!

soulbrush said...

wow now that's what i cal a fabadabadoo post, love those typewriters. would swap my computer any day for one of them. huggles xx

Christy said...

Where, oh where, did you find the typewriters? Must see!

Bella Sinclair said...

These are just BEGGING for paper! Go ahead...roll a special message through the carriage for the owners. Hahahaha!

OMG, aimee. I did NOT know Linda Sarah was back, and I am SO glad you mentioned it. You both have made my morning today.

Ricë said...

fabulous! thanks--i love the spray-painted royal. i, of course, would have cut off all the keys first--

Jill said...

Takes me back - I learned to touch-type at school asdf ;lkj was typed a thousand times. I have clumsy fingers and not very accurate at hitting the right keys, but I still know where they all are without looking, even though I didn't use the skill for many years - until computers came into my life.

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

oh my gosh! Where do they get those typewriters! (I want an old typewriter!). I love how they painted them all. what a cool find! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello last week! I appreciate it!

joanne said...

omg i just LOVE those typewriters... that is amazing... i would love to go on a treasure hunt with you... you always find all the best stuff... i ditto inner toddler's comments above :)

p.s. and wow, thank you so much for the link... what amazing company you've put in...

painted fish studio said...

what a find! god, i love lawrence.

6p00d8341d475053ef said...

what a treat! who would have thought!?

peggyfussell said...

Oh.....that is spectacular.

Christine said...

I hadn't been bold either, but who needs to, when y'already know what's going on in there :-))
Have a gorgeous Monday!

●• Thereza said...

aww i love those typewriters :)
thank you for the link, sweet Aimee!

cindy said...

it's an ode to the luddites!

suzanne cabrera said...

Oooooohhhh...these are great. I second what Inner Toddler said...in both comments.

6p00d8341c6beb53ef said...

These are wonderful... and how I am enjoying reading posts I have missed this long hot evening here.

Kirstin said...

Ditto on Inner Toddler's comments too! Cool!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Oh I love these! WHat a fun blog you have...glad to have found you! Happy Holidays!