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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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at our house halloween time is when we do our household shopping :) ~ for things all around the house ~ as a longtime scrapbooker, i was thrilled to find such good retro vintage style items at michael's this year ~ including all these cool paper goodies ~ halloween &... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another cool vintage halloween issue of jack & jill ~ from october 1964 ~ buffalo bee ~ halloween party time ~ extra fun skelly cutout ~ a ghost story ~ halloween recipes ~ card games ~ plenty of black cats :) ~ gramps' nature tales ~ ziggity zoo ~ toxic... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
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i haven't posted a monster high doll for awhile ~ so here's treesa thornwillow ~ she's a garden ghoul ~ daughter of a tree nymph ~ first of all, she's really big ~ she's the only monster high doll i have in the larger size ~ you can remove her... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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it's october, our favorite time of the year, & the halloween countdown! we'll have all halloween, ghosts & monsters here this month, starting with a week of universal & classic monsters. first up, dracula, of course, because we're partial to bela ~ bela lugosi as dracula from the 1931 movie... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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one more small loot crate style blind toy for now ~ for harry potter fans ~ the wand chooses you! cool, i got voldemort's :o ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage halloween issue of jack & jill magazine ~ from october 1962 ~ toxic was once a tiger for halloween ~ things to make for halloween ~ the witch who sneezed ~ i suppose feline allergy can strike anyone ~ more witches ~ halloween masks to make ~ games... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another loot box style mini blind toy ~ mashems nightmare before xmas version ~ i got a squishie oogie boogie! ~ more like this to come ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage jack & jill magazine ~ packed with halloween goodies ~ from october 1963 ~ also kitties & pirates ~ halloween party cutouts ~ games & recipes ~ the busiest children in hollywood ~ familiar kid faces of old ~ oscar the octopus was not as popular as smokey... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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lately there are a prevalence of small blind toys such as this one from hotel transylvania ~ you don't know what's inside your monster mayhem trunk until you open it ~ based on hotel transylvania 3 ~ i chose a purple trunk but there were also green ones ~ use... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
ok so i faced one of my worst phobias today ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/badass-bren.html that's right, that bandaid is proof i dragged my sad self in for my very first flu shot after years of phobic avoidance! well.. with help, i had 2 rugged bodyguards with me on either side, mr dad & my son, raven, who had also avoided the same shot until now.. (yes that's my dna, but he's much braver, i was a weenie thinking i'd die of some kind of anaphylactic allergic reaction or something..) i've gotten away with my avoidance so long due to my reclusive status, which allowed my dr to kinda let it go, but last winter we got so sick (top comments this post) ..for so long, triggering the mutha-of-all migraines that went on for over a month.. anyway i figured it was time. i still have not gained back healthy weight i lost last year being so sick, so it'd be dangerous at this point for me with my other factors.. i try, but my ocd nature & this infj nervous system react involuntarily despite my executive decisions, past experiences have made me someone who doesn't really do Trust, i'm afraid, especially with drs & the like (nothing personal..) so although i have no fear of blood or needles, i freak out over new things i must ingest, or in this instance inject directly into my blood :O they said hang around for a bit since it was a new shot for me & dan, so we spent the time looking at all the toys & halloween items as i tried to not panic & hyperventilate, i love my guys, they are the best.. i ended up with halloween socks & some candy corn which used to be toxic's favorite (but that i haven't eaten in decades.. lol, my next goal? note to self: for halloween, eat 1 candy corn..) having survived, i'm back home again with my perfect therapy cat, snug, on my lap keeping me calm, eating my safe food, which is chocolate-chip ice-cream.. arm a little bit sore, pain is the least of my fears, we're Well acquainted, but my theory is no muscle tone = less pain? we shall see.. little bit of a sick headache, not too bad.. my toxic child self was so dissociated that she could just sit there unphased as needles became stuck in her arm & nurses panicked, not sure why this used to happen? hell, they could cut her hand off & she would've just watched, but now in my awake & aware present older age i dissociate less & less.. alas.. still food, med & germ phobic, but this is a good step for me.. i may not trust humans, but i have faith in spirit & thankfully that's always seen me through.. we're staying cozy bingewatching shows that have piled up on the dvr, walking dead, channel zero, ahs etc.. you know, comfort shows.. & hey, appropriately it's mad hatter day ;) 10/6..
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it's casper in ghostland, vintage wonder book style ~ from 1987 ~ i originally took my ghost moniker from vintage casper the friendly ghost ~ i still try to be kind to every living creature ~ & i am also challenged at making friends except for felines :) ~ this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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i've been a big fan of emily strange for ages, in fact my hubby thinks i'm a middle aged version ~ so of course i got this articulated emily doll in 2010 when she came out ~ back & side views ~ she's one cool kitty ~ apparently she chokes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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a vintage jack & jill magazine today ~ from october 1958 ~ the secret of the magic wood ~ includes a bear ~ in a medieval story ~ girls' & boys' pages ~ a paper bag cat & a pumpkin face noisemaker ~ raphael tuck paperdolls ~ more like this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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remember the igor animated movie from 2008? ~ carl's jr gave out these prizes with their kids combo meals at the time ~ this trailer comes with stickers :) ~ maze puzzle & brain game ~ i'm missing the igor figure & these are kinda hard to find now, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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one last vintage my book house volume for now ~ through the gate ~ it has halloween stories & poems ~ & classics like snow white & rose red ~ hansel & grethel ~ more frogs ~ a halloween poem ~ a black cat story ~ spooky ~ october is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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happy halloween month! ~ to kick off october you are invited to my latest ghost gallery dollscape ~ the dolly freak show all the vintage toyroom dollies are there for the show, which includes my own freak dolly creations ~ so use a laptop or pc & crank up the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
have i mentioned that my kitty snug is the best kitty in the whole world? http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/snug-vet-x.html friday we had her to the vet again for a follow-up & she was so good, he said her heart murmur was very light, which is a huge relief.. maybe it appeared worse before the antibiotics cleared up her sinus infection? i do Not have to try to force drops or spray into her nostrils daily afterall, which disturbed her a great deal, & i feel like a huge weight is lifted from me.. i don't know what i'd be like in a world without snug, she's my soulsister, you know, my cheshire cat, my unofficial therapy cat, we calm each other.. & here's a baby picture from 17 years ago, just because.. http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/ghost_reflections/tabby-babies.html & her 'school picture'.. http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/ghost_reflections/snugglebug.html she's a professional snugglebug. also, her sister, rose blue, the other best kitty in the whole world, is doing better too.. http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/ghost_reflections/roseblue.html btw, tomorrow is halloween month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we've already begun halloweening early.. (album update ~ Sound Up!) http://brensgumbyland.com/halloween.html & i have hallowwen goodness lined up for all of october at the lost & found.. :D
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finishing up book month with another vintage volume of my book house ~ up one pair of stairs ~ poems & stories for children ~ ducks' ditty ~ mrs tabby gray ~ & speaking of tabbies ~ the kitten & falling leaves ~ the sea shell ~ the butterfly's ball... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage volume of my book house ~ storytime ~ the little red hen ~ a kitty story by aesop ~ reen reen reeny croak frog.. ok ~ the moon ~ laughing song from william blake ~ grasshoppers ~ the city mouse & the country mouse ~ a native american... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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more vintage disney book & tapes for flashback friday ~ classic lady & the tramp ~ the classic spaghetti date scene ~ see the pictures, hear the tape, read the story ~ the jungle book ~ classic songs in both of these ~ hearing the songs & music on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage volume of my book house today ~ over the hills ~ charlotte's web ~ more winnie the pooh ~ heidi ~ the jungle book ~ more like this to come ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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one last childcraft volume as we start to wind up book month here at the lost & found ~ volume 5 is about life in many lands ~ it's almost halloween month!!! ~ but toxic can't wait ~ so here's a jack-o-lantern story ~ & thanksgiving is just around the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
ghost added a favorite at From Zombos' Closet
Sep 26, 2018
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my book house ~ english nursery rhymes ~ from the 1971 set of books ~ i've heard most of these but there are a few more obscure ones too ~ i prefer this version with the blackbirds ~ more volumes to come ~ old mother toad ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
still painting.. http://www.brensgumbyland.com/images/ghost%20gallery%20abstracts.png
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