Dos Visit Toby and Alex

My brother in law dropped me off on the snow-white street outside Toby and Alex house last January.
They greeted me on the porch and excused their new puppy Orabelle for jumping up on me.

I had met Toby at a vintage clothes store in downtown Lincoln Nebraska, as I was picking up a zebra brooch he commented on how much he loved animals and how his home was full of creatures in every size or shape: plastic or stuffed. dead or alive.

I did what anyone in their right mind would do: Asked if I could come and take some pictures.

And this is how it turned out. Please click the images for larger views.

Toby, Alex and Chucky
Toby, Alex and Chucky

The house is full of eclectic collections of vintage finds.
The house is full of eclectic collections of vintage finds.

Animal lover
Animal lover

American Logs
American Logs

I love you more than zombies love brains
I love you more than zombies love brains

First floor
First floor

I can't decide what is scarier: Pee Wee Herman in real life or as a doll
I can’t decide what is scarier: Pee Wee Herman in real life or as a doll

Toby and Alex are High School sweethearts and they collect dolls...
Toby and Alex are High School sweethearts and they collect dolls…

...they also make scrapbooks
…they also make scrapbooks

Livingroom

Since I visited Toby has got himself a Black Widow, that Alexs father had found in his garage. A NOT-dead-one.
Since I visited Toby has got himself a Black Widow, that Alexs father had found in his garage. A NOT-dead-one.

A porch swing and a puppy in an unmade bed
A porch swing and a puppy in an unmade bed

Friends and enemies
Friends and enemies

I wish I had a porch I could sit on like that
I wish I had a porch I could sit on like that

Toby and Alex often throw costume parties and play cards
Toby and Alex often throw costume parties and play cards

This might be the sweetest couple Ive ever met.
This might be the sweetest couple Ive ever met.

Bathroom overlooking the garden

Bathroom overlooking the garden

Leather shoes

Leather shoes

Old Playboy

Old Playboy

...and a not so old Madonna

…and a not so old Madonna

A box full of happy times, found at a flea market
A box full of happy times, found at a flea market

..and here is one of them up close. It looks like a party

..and here is one of them up close. It looks like a party


Love this place. Thank you for letting me in.

 

Love this place. Thank you for letting me in.

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22 Responses to Dos Visit Toby and Alex

  1. Toby November 15, 2011 at 15:44 #

    Jenny-
    I LOVE THESE PHOTOS!! Sorry, didnt mean to scream that at you, but thats how I feel! Thanks so much for coming and taking these photos of our place. You’re the best! If you are in town over the holidays I have a friend that would LOVE to show you their place as well ;) Let me know!

  2. Our intern Asa November 15, 2011 at 15:51 #

    Åh! Ditt sätt att hitta detaljer och vinklar, jag älskart! Fint typsnitt dessutom!

  3. Jenny Brandt November 15, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Toby: I´m so glad you like it. I did not want to leave your house. ANd YES! please ask your friends if I can come over. Hopefully I´ll be back in Lincoln for spring.

    Kisses!
    /Jenny

  4. Jenny Brandt November 15, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Å Åsa du e för go. tack

  5. Isabelle November 15, 2011 at 16:07 #

    What a great visit! Loving it! Good you wrote is the sweetest couple ever cause their collection of stuff is kind of scary but mostly fun. I don’t mean it in a bad way only I love the vibe of sweet and scary in the same time.

  6. Saga November 15, 2011 at 16:13 #

    Vilket fantastiskt hem!!

  7. Jenny November 15, 2011 at 16:17 #

    Isabelle! Yes ! And that is how it is at their house. All these scary and quirky things but so much warmth and humor. It´s like watching Twin Peaks and planing a wedding at the same time !

  8. Ella November 15, 2011 at 16:35 #

    The photos are great – what an eerie, loving home – but Jenny, you comment “It´s like watching Twin Peaks and planing a wedding at the same time!” made my day. Hahaha!

  9. Jesse November 15, 2011 at 16:55 #

    House of dolls. Perfect.

  10. Lori Grannis November 15, 2011 at 17:21 #

    Toby,
    I sure do miss you! :(

  11. Julia Hausfrau November 15, 2011 at 18:39 #

    I want to be friends with them!

  12. Helena November 15, 2011 at 18:56 #

    I wish I had a porch! Someday! A swedish porch with a porch swing … (and maybe a puppy in an unmade bed too). Great visit! Som vanligt. :)

  13. Rebecka Åhlund November 15, 2011 at 20:33 #

    I would like to marry the wall with spiders and bats etc on it.

  14. Juliette November 15, 2011 at 23:18 #

    Love, love, love these photos and this couple. Such eclectic charm. Gorgeous bats and spiders and huggable puppy! The porch swing and the tub in the bathroom are my idea of heaven. I’d have to lock the dolls in a cabinet when I slept so that they didn’t come alive in the night and kill me! Especially Pee Wee… Thank you so much for sharing these photos and letting me enjoy a slice of Toby and Alex’s life. It looks like a very good one. x

    Jenny: I would def. put Pee Wee in a locked up place too.

  15. Roxie November 16, 2011 at 00:21 #

    It’s nice to see them being themselves for each other. You captured it. Thank you.

  16. Toby November 16, 2011 at 03:55 #

    Jenny, seriously. The Twin Peaks/wedding planning comment is the funniest/nicest thing anyone has compared our life to! Thanks! Mwah!

    Jenny: Toby! hah, Thanks.

  17. Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 14:59 #

    Love. Love. Love.

  18. Mitzy November 17, 2011 at 00:55 #

    Thanks for sharing. These are wonderful pictures. Great couple of young people..

  19. Emilia March 27, 2012 at 15:51 #

    Gud va fint, jag vill bo i ett sånt hus!

    • Jenny Brandt March 27, 2012 at 20:46 #

      Ja Emilia!! Det är så mysigt och ballt.

  20. kollijox January 7, 2013 at 17:21 #

    avundsvärt. vilket besök du måste haft/gjort, onda dockan ba en sån sak!

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