Friday, April 6, 2012

FMTSO - Hidden Niches

 This is a home in our town that is hidden behind a wall, it is full of hidden niches, and I assume an artist lives there.










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Friday My Town Shoot Out for more hidden niches.


More MadSnapper Trivia on subject of Outhouse.
When I was 14, my daily early AM chore was to take the slop jar, some called it chamber pot, down the hill, through the snow and empty it. My grandmother sent me a blue silk robe for Christmas, I had it on and as I waded through the snow, with the slop jar hanging by the handle in my hand, my feet went out from under me.... you write the rest of this story.... and remember I had on a new silk robe.

40 comments:

BlueShell said...

An artist for sure: I have never seen such thing! And your photos are magnificent.

Did you fell..with the new silk gift? Poor you!

Oh about the words...
See this:
Tina’s Blog http://borderlineexpress.blogspot.pt/
Or here: http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.pt/

Well…I begin thinking it is a kind of a game…is it not?


Hugs

BShell

diane b said...

I would hate to have to keep all the art clean. It is a bit on the kitch side don't you think?
Ugh! What an awful job you had and then an accident...the mind boggles.

DawnTreader said...

Wow what a place you found for this theme!

crafty cat corner said...

This house suits me down to the ground, very eclectic and plenty of colour.
I LOVE it
Briony
x

crafty cat corner said...

It reminds my of what the Victorians used to do, covering everything in sight with seashells etc.
Briony
x

Eva Ason said...

Yep, looks like an artist lives there, cool place. Love your photos and close ups.
Have a great day my friend!

Eva

Maple Lane said...

What a unique place and perfect for this week's theme of hidden niches! You poor thing in that new blue robe!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

this is a beautiful house for sure.
great find! looks like an artist lives there.

thanks for sharing.

Remington said...

Beth said she remembers the "pail" is what they called it! Oh my, you poor dear....your new silk robe....oh the memories we have....ha ha! Happy Easter, my friend!

Pam said...

Not only artistic but also talented in building design. Unique and colorful.

GingerV said...

this is so far my favorite space, full of whimsy and color. always something new to see and to continplate. great choice. (all my photos are archived or at least 75% are ) I didn't pick a favorite - the fotos are all wonderful.

Snapper II said...

I remember the "blue silk robe," story. I know you must have been crushed! Did you ever get it clean?
Beautiful pictures. I am behind on blogs. Very interesting art.
Love, Madeline

Catherine said...

Talk about your 'eye candy'! So many fun things and colors to look at!
xo Catherine

TexWisGirl said...

it is a really interesting place. quite the eclectic motif. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wow! That's quite a place. A little too busy for me, but to each his/her own!

Your poor accident got me to remembering I had a similar one. Only it was inside! Boy, was my mother furious because she was the one who had to clean it up. I was only 8 or 9 at the time.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That does look like an artists home. That story of yours cannot have a happy ending.

Madi and Mom said...

Yes indeed there is a creative person hiding behind those walls...love all the sea colors.

OH MY WORD I have not heard the term slop jar in a lot of years....LOL
That is what my grandma used to talk about too. I had never seen/used one until I went to visit relatives in the country. If you got up in the night you had to use it because their only bath room was a distance away from the bedrooms because it was added on later.
Too funny!!
Happy Easter,
C

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Very NICE. Love the stained glass. Lovely, Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Janie said...

I LOVE IT!!!
I should come to your house so you can take me on the walk by this home. All the colors, the whimsy stuff is most interesting to you I know, and me too. I loved looking at this post. No doubt an artist lives here, or a very excentric person that espress's themself well. Thanks Sandra.

SweetMarie said...

This home has so many details and stories! A lot of work!

I just can't imagine that fall! yuck! What a NOT fun job you had. :) Did your mom get it clean??
Happy Friday Sandra!

Ginny said...

The story is chilling in both terms of the word! When I first saw this I thought it was from The Artist's Village. How far from you is it and how long has it been like this??? Has it been like this ever since you remember? This could make 10 posts!!! I would wait till someone came out or go to the door and ask the whole story!!! We do this all the time and people are really flattered that you like their yard. This is just wildly abundant and a treat for the eyes. My faves are the little birds,mosaic angel, and under-sea gate!!

Ginny said...

Monica's blog post has THE EXACT SAME TITLE today!!!!! It blew my mind, did you two get together on it? I haven't even read it yet, I must go back now...just had to tell you.

Ginny said...

O.K. I see it's s theme, duh!!! Nothing psychic here today.

Libby Rodriguez said...

I want to go behind that gate SO BAD and look around! This was a good find for this week's theme :)

Rose said...

Oh, I don't even like to think of the rest of the story.

And I LOOOVVVVVEEEEEEE this fence.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh you poor dear... your beautiful silk robe. So sorry you had to experience that!

Deb said...

ewwww not a fun trip that day for sure...what a cool place...I bet an artist does live there...

Andrew said...

It's a wonderful garden...
I bet small children love to see it.

Have a great weekend.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I can remember visiting my gparents in the country and the slop jar was what we called it too. My gdad always took care of it thank goodness. That is an amazing house. Great to look at but I agree I bet it can get dirty. Easter blessings to you.
QMM

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Gosh---I can't get past the slop jar on that new robe. YIPES....

I didn't have any experience with an outhouse until I was about 8 and went to a rustic church camp. We had outdoor potties ---and one of the boys told me that there was a snake in there --which would pop up and bite me in the hiney... I believed that --and was scared to death to go to the potty that week.... ha ha

Not sure I like that 'artist' home... Maybe a little bit of artistry would be fine --but that is too much for me. You????

Hugs,
Betsy

barbara l. hale said...

What an interesting collection! Love them!

Pauline said...

I think this is the most eccentric garden I've ever seen. (Can a garden be eccentric?) Perfect for this topic though.

Ann said...

Wow, just think of all the neat things you could find to take pictures of at that place.
I have been doing a little reading this week and have been enjoying your trivia. The outhouse reminded me of my cousins. They had an outhouse when I was little and when we went to their house I would hold it as long as I could if I had to go....lol

S. Etole said...

What an artistic bent!

Jama said...

wow, that would be a great place for photographers!

Cheryl said...

Such a colorful niche-filled place this artist has.

I promise you I'm laughing with you about the chamber pot debacle. Honest.

Chatty Crone said...

I am sorry about you falling with your pot on your new robe.

I kind of really like that house with all that art work - how far do they live from you and do people like it?

Have a blessed Easter. Sandie

Bagman and Butler said...

I really really want to meet the person who lives in that house!!

Kathy said...

If all that is visible on the outside, the inside must be pretty amazing too.

No, I don't want to finish nor visualize the ending of your slop jar story!

LC said...

The niches and your childhood silk robe mishap were both extreme exercises in imagination this Easter evening!