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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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a vintage reader today ~ twilight town ~ from 1927 little, brown & co ~ with teddy bear, woolly dog & dolly gay ~ & santa claus ~ some nice color plates ~ where's jack-o-lantern joe? ~ the toys terrorize the dolls ~ what fun! ~ i almost laughed out... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
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a classic vintage toy today ~ the original tinker toys starter set ~ #116 ~ with the old wooden parts & pieces ~ like the larger set i posted here ~ original price $1.37 :o ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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here's alice in wonderland again in pop-up form ~ down the rabbit hole again ~ more elaborate pop-ups ~ pull the tab to shrink alice ~ there's bill! ~ advice from a caterpillar ~ classic cheshire cat style ~ pull the tab & he disappears ~ tea party table ~... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
meet rags.. http://brensgumbyland.com/rags.html (sound up!) out & about ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/starwars-store.html have a holly jolly xmas ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/abominable.html
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on into our darkest hour.. at snowball in hell
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all alice this weekend starting with this amazing 2003 pop-up version from j otto seibold ~ the artist who gave us olive, the other reindeer (my son was able to see seibold & olive the dog down in la at exposition park) ~ down the rabbit hole! ~ i love... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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this flashback friday favorite post is from back around valentine's day 2014 & features my favorite tin toy ever, so brace yourself for a lengthy post with lots of pictures! ~ when i saw this vintage 50's era tin marx kitchen set come up on ebay i was elated ~... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
painting again despite the cold, or maybe because of it?.. eremocene ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/eremocene/ i'm still experiencing ehs.. :o oh yeah & this: https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/friendlyghoststuff/ds2-expulsion-chamber.html
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on into our darkest hour.. at snowball in hell
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time to get those xmas cards into the mail! ~ yeah, i'm oldschool, that's why i like this little vintage tin mailbox ~ it's also a bank, or a place to hold secret papers! lol ~ before the days of lyft & uber ~ you'd call a cab like this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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i enjoy hearing & seeing geese flying over as they head south for winter ~ in fact, we are south for many of them ~ this is goose by molly bang ~ it starts one stormy night ~ an egg rolls out of its nest ~ & down into a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
ghost is now following liza cowan
Dec 11, 2018
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another small blind mini toy, loot crate style ~ i once posted my calico critters house & kitty family ~ i also have some of the other creatures ~ which baby band animal & instrument will it be? ~ it's a little chipmunk with a tamborine! ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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christmas is the season of the killer emus ~ i found this zoobooks issue recently & had to bring it home ~ since toxic is especially fond of emus & liked to draw them constantly ~ this issue with the emu on the cover has everything you'd ever want to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
ghost added a favorite at From Zombos' Closet
Dec 10, 2018
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i look forward to the winter solstice, the longest night ~ i wonder what these sacred runes will foretell of the new year to come ~ whatever are runes? ~ this guide explains all ~ runecasting 101 ~ which rune will you choose? ~ you may also perform a prosperity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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getting into the xmas spirit ~ some disney book & tape sets today ~ all with a xmas theme ~ beauty & the beast & the little mermaid ~ here's pocahontas ~ 101 dalmatians ~ mickey's christmas carol ~ these are from the 90s ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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this flashback friday favorite post is from december of 2012 & starts off 11 days of nightmare before christmas posts full of all kinds of goodies! continue to the rest of the old posts by clicking here or just click nbx in the category list for much more.. now that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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i particularly like raggedy ann ~ so i pick up raggedy ann & andy books when i find them ~ & have posted them here at the lost & found ~ as well as the dolls ~ including my own lost & found vintage doll ~ this book is from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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more collector cards today ~ cards for kids like ronald mcdonald & american girls ~ lego bionicle ~ & bug's life ~ aah real monsters ~ environmental defenders ~ we picked these up down in la somewhere? ~ jimmy neutron ~ these came in ore ida frozen french fries lol... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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here's another vintage version of little red riding hood ~ this time from whitman 1938 ~ she seems to be both blonde & brunette this time ~ she's sweet as sugar & good as bread :D ~ another sly wolf ~ little red is distracted chasing butterflies ~ grandma has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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more collector cards today ~ scifi including alien & hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy ~ babylon 5 ~ & mr dad's favorites like dr who ~ captain scarlet ~ thunderbirds ~ classic outer limits ~ special supersize cards ~ more outer limits here ~ lost in space ~ of course,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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a nice vintage little red riding hood version today ~ 1939 from merrill publishing ~ 'linen-like' pages ~ like yesterday's tin teacups, this version has little red as a blonde (the flowers are screaming) ~ the classic cautionary tale ~ i enjoy the wolf in this version ~ nice big... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
rainy day here in pdx too, & i'm in my eyeore pjs most of the time..lol i remember RIF! toxic was a bookworm, our favorite day was the scholastic book fair when we could order books for .30 & .40 cents & wait for them to arrive :D yeah, i saw pix of that carousel online, we have ridden every one within our reach, or videotaped/photo'd at least, especially the really old ones.. this version of the rey book is even more kid friendly, thought you'd like to know for your students? yay, emma's back!
last night i had a long drawn out bad dream that i was lost.. i had followed mr dad in one car as he drove ahead in his car through city streets, but he got too far ahead & i lost sight of him, & after awhile i figured i'd better turn back.. i didn't know where i was & somehow now i was on foot, sometimes walking sketchy backstreets, sometimes running along muddy backroads & trails with trees & roots.. at some point there were hamsters, i have no idea why..? anyway, once i finally woke up from this one i laid there experiencing something i've gotten here & there over the years, these odd jarring loud noises in my brain.. people call it exploding head syndrome.. great. another weird fucking symptom. that's just great. it's nice & cold & rainy & gets dark so early, for some reason winter is comforting to me, always has been.. mr dad & i have made progress on the mystery house, & it now has a proper name ~ https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/mystery-house-painting-x.html i'm worried most of the time about our last 2 old lady kitties, they are almost 18 years old & have both been sick with their ongoing issues, we tend to lose kitties in the winter.. i used to say all songs were about boopy (the tabby we lost last year) & i must've been right, because i'm a bit of a basketcase when certain music plays, i think of her, of sweet frail sabrina, of miette, my fluffy daughter tabitha, & our little angel, miss pickles.. as a child i was protected by dissociation so much of the time, & i experience it as such an indescribably beautiful, cold, silent, dark place, like my old snowcave i used to talk about here.. but it disconnected me from so much, all the kitties i lost back then, any feelings i had about all the trauma of home.. alot went underground in me, & resulted in my one great weakness, which is that i can't talk about art or music, poetry or song lyrics, without crying.. i try, but it's just like such things hold all my emotions in some potent concentrated infj form.. i love christmas music, so it's the hardest for me, toxic was one of 3 high sopranos in the school choir & loved going caroling, playing carols on the piano or organ, or on guitar with cathy teaching us.. ours was a very music oriented home, my mom sang, we all played instruments, anyway, music & art are where i'm all connected, it's like a secret language.. talking about song lyrics or poetry can reduce me to bawling just like snoopy on shroeder's piano.. lol the ave maria is my greatest challenge.. so strange i know, for someone who is typically so quiet & reserved around others, it was actually frustrating in my years of therapy to be so involuntarily disconnected around people, it's why i'm such a recluse anymore.. i'm safe alone & get to be present. it's lonely, but i love the isolation anyway. i have such a cool life & i appreciate it so much, i count my blessings every day. my only fear is that due to this my ghost gallery will be for naught, that no one else will fathom all that is there, that it will never be truly shared. over the years apple has stolen away the music so as to get you to pay for it through itunes it seems. i'm oldschool & my old laptop browser plays all the sound, it's essential as the music is integral to the art. but it just feels like it will not have mattered. you know, all my work lost & for naught.. this is too hard for me to bear, but the way it's always been.. it is truly a ghost gallery ~ http://brensgumbyland.com/warning1.htm i hope we get snow soon.. ghost/bren
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2018 on into our darkest hour.. at snowball in hell
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i once posted a month full of 'if it's tin, i like it' ~ i love little vintage tin toys like these teacups & saucers ~ these are little red riding hood themed ~ another category i've posted about extensively ~ just click on tin or little red in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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something different for flashback friday ~ this vintage book from the dairy council of california belonged to toxic ~ as you'll read in my lost & found intro, toxic is the nickname i call my inner child, who is alive & well, & maybe evil ~ this book is about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys