Thursday, January 14, 2010

the hodgepodge house

1-13-license-plates

1-13-front-of-house

1-13-chandelier

1-13-sculptures-and-bathtubs

1-13-back-of-house

1-13-bathtub

1-13-side-of-house

1-13-dinosaur-in-cage

1-13-dinosaur-2-in-cage

1-13-the-bathtub-and-me

thank heavens for chopsticks and spaghetti, who sent me to this fabulous little gem of a front yard after she saw my report on the outdoors type. this place has it all - chandeliers, metal sculptures, painted bathtubs, bowling balls-a-plenty, a vase strung in between the slopes of the roof, dinosaurs and bottles and ceiling fans and headlights and bicycles and license plates and lord knows what else dangling from anything dangleworthy. now that the subzero temps and howling winds are history and the sun is shining again, i was finally willing to lace up my boots and hike over there today. it was worth every moment of trudging through the blocks of slushy goo. thanks, chopsticks!

p.s. just set up an artsyville page on facebook - if you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello!

42 comments:

painted fish studio said...

i heart lawrence.

jane said...

awesome! wouldn´t you love to meet them?

Nicky Linzey said...

Do they sell all this stuff or is this how they live? I agree with Jane - I'd love to meet them.

Express said...

I have been following your blog for sometime now...
thanks for making my day! This is great!

e.beck.artist said...

perfect ... what fun ... and even cooler in the snow ....

Krissy said...

that tub is awesome!!

Renee said...

What kills me about this is what people see.

I seriously have no eye. I would be like take it all to the junkyard.

Love Renee xoxo

sherry ♥ lee said...

Gotta love that bathtub!!

Jill said...

Round my house this would just look like junk - this just looks so artful.

Leenie said...

Yes, JUNK is in the eye of the beholder---and how it is arranged. The place is so funky it is fun.

heather smith jones said...

Oh those license plates! I really like them on a grid like that. At first I thought I knew that place but I don't think I do.

L'Atelier said...

i am always amazed at the arty place you leave- then if i would imagine artsyville it would look a lot like that :) :) :)
see you in fb :D

~Valentina~ said...

Seriously.. what I'm doing in Miami? Lawrence is the *PLACE*

Beth Niquette said...

I love places like this--endlessly fascinating. Love pictures--I could look at them all day long.

Renee said...

Oh my God Aimee I got the most wonderful package today.

I love my picture. Tonight it will be on my wall. The colours, it is so beautiful.

I was thrilled with the magnets, as I was just looking at the ones in your shop.

Thank you so much Aimee, I love them.

xoxo

cactus petunia said...

So cool! I'm a sucker for bowling balls in the front yard!

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

Nice to see some sun in Larryville. Did you check out the alley? I think their back fence is my favorite part.

Annie Pazoo said...

All that, and a pink scooter too. Love it!

jess gonacha swift said...

aimee, i think you live in the funkiest, coolest town EVER. It's like never-ending wonderfulness!! Love those license plates-- awesome.

daisy janie said...

That tub is awesome! It looks like they took all the little grippy flowers that were on the inside and slap-daggered them to the outside!

Lori said...

Cool- Love the clawfoot tub!

pixie said...

wow! this is so super fly!!

Bella Sinclair said...

WHOA! I mean...WHOA! I don't know what tickled me more, the dinosaurs in their cages or the photographer in the mirror!

la ninja said...

the second time this week I have to think of 'to kill a mockingbird', now the haunted house.

this is fab. did you go and ring the bell? or was it like the type-writer excursion, just an outdoorsy one? next time, you can perhaps take your girlie with you, goggles and all; she'll definitely ring the bell for you. no probs.

nice last pic, artsy reporter ;)

elvina said...

la maison de mes rêves!!!
It's incredible!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Funny and amazing... a house (and pictures) like in a dream...

Coreopsis said...

Great pictures! (And to answer some of the questions, he just does it for fun--he goes to the junkyard looking for interesting pieces and spends quite a long time making all these great pieces. It's always changing.)

joanne said...

oh wow... that is so awesome... your town is like going down a rabbit hole and discovering all sorts of fun people there... i love the painted tub full of snow...

Megan Walker said...

I would like a bunch of the colorful vintage license plates, and the tub with the flowers painted on it please. Just a small request :)

xoxo

●• Thereza said...

what a surreal place, love it!!!!

Nina Crittenden said...

don't think I ever would have thought to put a Tyrannosaurus in a birdcage... nice!

likeschocolate said...

What a fun and interesting place! Are you no longer doing corner view?

oneartistjournal said...

I love these pictures, they are so inspiring...oh glorified junk makes me happy...great finds, so many of them in one spot. treasures.
XOXOrly

ninainvorm said...

Holy moly, what a crazy fascinating and fun place, amazing!

aimee said...

isn't this great?? i can't wait for the snow to melt so i can see what else is in their yard!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

thought at first it was in your neighborhood too... I'm also curious about the people living there!

elizabeth said...

what a cool collection of stuff! but they've got an ugly old Ohio license plate. ick.

Carmen said...

That tub rocks!

Pam Aries said...

That would be my yard..hahah!

BT said...

Oh my god, that is just amazing., brilliant photos and fantasticly wonderful place. How unique.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Love places like this...great discovery and so cool to see it with all of the snow, too.

Nick said...

Hey - it's Nick - that's my place, at 710 Missouri. Thanks you for all the nice comments. LVH just turned me on to Artsyville. Cool site ! Love to answer questions about our place - feel free anytime.