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ghost
the limbo of lunary souls..
a ghost.. a real ghost.. has no need to die.. what is he except a being without access to the universe that he has not yet managed to forget? <br > ~ randall jarrell
Interests: atoms for peace, vintage holiday, halloween, fisher price, golden books, golden magazine, jack & jill magazine, vintage halloween, classic toys, vintage children's books, midlake, decemberists, sea wolf, sparklehorse, eels, radiohead, art, vampires, gothic, horror, edgar allen poe, victorian, lewis carroll, depression, nick drake, goth, movies, photography, cats, psychology, psychotherapy, comics, poetry, elliott smith, autumn, tim burton, classic movies, weight loss, dieting, alice in wonderland, thom yorke, opeth, american mcgee's alice, expressionism, eating disorders, ed's, anorexia, agoraphobia, si, self injury, gumby, collectible toys, vintage wonder books, cemeteries, taphophilia, elder scrolls, grimm, american horror story, walking dead, tin toys, rpg, self harm, anxiety, social phobia, nightmare before xmas, weight control, weight, art clokey, davey and goliath, squirrel nut zippers, lenore, carousels, edwardian, steampunk, indie music, vintage toys, sms, self-mutilation, disorganized attachment, fearful avoidant attachment, attachment disorder, insecure attachment, psychoanalysis, selbstverletzung automutilatie, dark rides
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i love little vintage wooden toys like these ~ these little erzebirge village buildings are sometimes called putz toys ~ they've been made since the 1800s in east germany ~ i can't be sure how old these particular ones are, they were still being made in the 60s ~ mr... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at lost & found vintage toys
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i picked this up when i saw it because i knew my son would want it ~ it's a vintage tolkien paperback set from ballantine books ~ we already have some of these books loose, in fact they're the versions my son & i both read while in high school... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
yeah, i am a vampire. i've known it for a long long time, but it's never been so evident as right now. i lived for years with my porphyric hemophilia in oblivion ~ http://www.brensgumbyland.com/ghostpix.html long before it was fashionable, & i continued the lifestyle in all my rpgs right from the beginning.. i spawned a vampire son, whose heat allergy & love of the dark made him in my own image, a daysleeper with his pale skin & long dark hair & fingernails ~ http://brensgumbyland.com/ghost%20house.html my reverse s.a.d. summer depression, pernicious anemia & health issues, among my other obsessions & proclivities.. there's no going back if i cared to, right now i'm dealing with maddening PMLE to the point that i can't venture into sunlight if i wanted to. it Burns us!! right through clothes & windows. i positively braised myself even on a rainy day. now i'm basically housebound until fall, except for grocery runs at night, i literally can't go outside. but i'm fine with that. i prefer it actually.. deny summer. http://brensgumbyland.com/shockboxdetail.htm
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on darker places at snowball in hell
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happy dad's day to all dads out there ~ for our own mr dad on this day we made this plain little mystery box into a retro space card ~ it holds the moon inside ~ well, this cool little led moon nightlight actually, for his space room ~ with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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it's a dad's day weekend here for mr dad ~ mr dad's space room has glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling ~ so does our kittygirl room & the toyroom ~ i just love looking up at them at night ~ i tried to work in my favorite constellations, but they're... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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it's vintage vinyl flashback friday ~ more vintage disney ~ lp & 45 versions of disney mother goose rhymes ~ this one's from 1979 ~ classic nursery rhymes read & sung by sterling holloway ~ more in the back ~ here's another version that originally came with a cassette instead... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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a little golden book today ~ a return to oz story ~ dorothy saves the emerald city ~ if you haven't seen the return to oz, i thought it was really interesting ~ with jack pumpkinhead ~ the emerald city of oz ~ billina the talking hen ~ from 1985... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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i like kaleidoscopes ~ & i've posted vintage kaleidoscopes before here ~ this is called a pixie kaleidoscope by steven company usa ~ another by steven ~ the wonder wheel ~ the wonder wheel is filled with little plastic pieces ~ sorry i can't photo inside ~ but i use... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage whitman coloring book today ~ the big big paint book from 1948 ~ with drawings by eileen fox vaughan ~ with a nice big yellow chicken ~ do chickens wear socks? ~ apple picking ~ an accident? i would say so! who poked her eyes with the scissors?!... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
thanks, paul <3
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2018 on joe clokey at lost & found vintage toys
to update, the pix look to me to be 90s trendmasters as shown in one of the photos above ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2018 on gumby! at lost & found vintage toys
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just the way i'm known as ghost online, my son is known as raven ~ surprise, he is the collector type ~ while watching E3 coverage together i was admiring his playmobil legion ~ he still has all the characters he's created since he was a kid ~ excuse the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
i've been painting a bunch of abstracts with acrylics & compiling an album i call 'sleepers' (sound up) ~ http://brensgumbyland.com/sleepers.html more to come because this project just keeps growing & changing.. also: http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/things_behind_the_sun/bigpicture.html & i went one full month without migraine, the longest on record in my memory :) i could get used to this..
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2018 on darker places at snowball in hell
dave ~ that's interesting, i don't think i have any marked that way (also i don't have facebook so i can't see pix there) a 90s run that i haven't seen? i'll have to go have a look back through my bendies of that era.. ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2018 on gumby! at lost & found vintage toys
hey dave ~ do they have nj croce on back? like this guy ~ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gumby-6-Bendy-Figure-Prema-Toy-Company/142815777041?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D502e5a48f0eb418b9512f4b88e847545%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D142815777041%26itm%3D142815777041&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Abb6601b8-6ccd-11e8-9c52-74dbd18002f6%7Cparentrq%3Aea96ef251630aa12455f817bfff3d50b%7Ciid%3A1 other than the anniversary/collector bendies the style you mention is fairly recent/common, say later 90s onward.. earlier ones in that style sometimes have jesco or trendmasters marks too.. hope this helps!
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2018 on gumby! at lost & found vintage toys
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i especially like this nice big vintage wizard of oz adaptation ~ from random house books ~ 1950 ~ here comes the twister ~ can't you just hear the wicked witch music? lol ~ the scarecrow ~ the tinman ~ & the cowardly lion ~ poppies!! ~ this version includes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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it's a wizard of oz weekend at the lost & found ~ starting with this polonaise painted crate ~ with wax seal ~ what's inside? ~ these hand blown & hand painted vintage glass ornaments ~ a beautiful cowardly lion ~ with tag ~ hand crafted in poland ~ for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
hey chrissy ~ glad you found the lost & found! not sure why the subscribe link isn't working, but i tweet out my posts daily here if you want to follow ~ https://twitter.com/GhostAtTheGate 6 years now of daily posts so there's a serious archive of content.. thanks for visiting!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2018 on funko mister rogers at lost & found vintage toys
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it's vintage vinyl flashback friday ~ another disney book & record ~ based on the original classic film ~ alternate version, both are from 1969 ~ i like these spooky trees ~ more like this next week ~ snow white coloring book snow white paperdolls more disney vinyl bren Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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tomorrow the new mr rogers movie comes out in theaters ~ won't you be my neighbor ~ so here's funko bobblehead #634 ~ i'm not normally a funkobob collector ~ but i made an exception ~ fred rogers in green sweater & keds with trolley now graces my toyroom shelf... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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on friday the new mister rogers movie is out in theaters ~ i thought a mister rogers' neighborhood book was in order today ~ let's talk about extraordinary friends (is it wrong that i'm checking out the vintage fisher price toys?) ~ this book helps kids understand more about others... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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it's been awhile since i posted some vintage fisher price little people ~ i recently picked up this grab bag of parts & pieces at an estate sale ~ it included this nursery set that i didn't have ~ backyard bbq table, a car & some extraneous furniture ~ but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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i always love vintage whitman coloring books ~ whitman brought us the old gumby coloring books ~ this whitman paint book (coloring book) is from way back in 1946 ~ & has really charming illustrations to color ~ a nice neat coloring job by carol ~ going camping ~ yeah,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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more circus toys today ~ the fisher price junior circus play set ~ vintage 1963 ~ in a nice big tub ~ play pieces ~ build a trapeze or a merry-go-round ~ see how the monkey can hold on & do tricks ~ clown & ringleader ~ i think the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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